Last week, a minor update came out for WooCommerce. I thought I would dive into it and share what’s new if you haven’t checked it out yet— or updated.
Applying Coupons to Existing Orders
This is kind of a cool feature for you as the store owner or admin. If there is a customer order and for any reason you need to add a coupon to it, now you can do that and the total will be recalculated. There are a lot of reasons this might come in handy for you.
If the order has not processed, you will now find an Apply Coupon button.
When you click that button, you get the option to put in the coupon code.
Then the order total will be automatically recalculated. Neat, huh?
Changes in the WooCommerce Wizard
There are some changes for those who choose to run the wizard. It now allows you to hook up some services offered through Jetpack. Also, the order of things has been changed. Here are side-by-side shots, with the previous version on the left and 3.2 on the right.
As you can see on the first screen, the older version has been eliminated and all pages are automatically installed.
Now the first page is actually the store setup, replacing the store location page, and adds a couple of options.
Shipping comes next; it has switched order with payments. The option to set up you shipping methods has been added if you want to activate them.
Payments setup is similar, but you can now use the WordPress services via Jetpack to create an account with Stripe more easily. But remember, there are many other payment gateways and, in fact, other plugins, that will connect you to Stripe.
Extras take the place of the separate theme step and allows you to activate the automated taxes. This again is through their services and you will need Jetpack installed to use it.
The Activate step is a new addition. It reminds you and also gives you the option to activate Jetpack, whether you are doing it for the automated services or the additional features Jetpack has. Myself, I think this is a good option and for many who are new to WooCommerce, it can ease some of your initial pain points.
Lastly, the final page of the wizard. Essentially not a lot of difference, but a bit more streamlined.
One final note. After you have finished the wizard, you will see all the WooCommerce pages installed if you open your pages, as well as a helper to get you started with some more setup on your site.
Drag-and-Drop Sorting on Grouped Product Field
Before you had to delete and add grouped products to rearrange them. Now it’s drag-and-drop.
Product Category Widget Change
You may also notice that the product category widget now has a new option to allow you to control the maximum depth of the categories.
New Info on Updates
If the plugin author has set it up, you will see which versions of WooCommerce have been tested and confirmed prior to updating the extension.
Other Stuff: Odds and Ends
Some of the other changes you may note:
- Select boxes have been enhanced for accessibility for both checkout and in your admin.
- The resend order details has been cut down to only one resend option.
- The product category filter has been fixed to help you with any scaling issues.
- The sorting dropdown when viewing search results has been added back—and a default to relevance vs. the date.
- You can filter your extensions by their status.
- A new notification icon under the extension menu item and the ‘my subscriptions’ showing you the number of extensions that can be updated.
- And some more stuff for the developer types.
You can see the post over on WooCommerce here.
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