Do the Woo Roundup: WooCommerce News: April 17, 2020

WooCommerce news, eCommerce news and new products and services for WooCommerce from this last week.

WooCommerce News

WooCommerce 4.1 Beta 2 – Beta 2 includes updates not included in beta 1.

Thinking About Learning WooCommerce? A Free Webinar – A new webinar is coming via Bud Kraus, WordPress trainer, on navigating WooCommerce. you will get an overview of websites built using WooCommerce, a look at the site that will be built in his online class, Woo’s main settings and adding a simple product to your store. If you have questions, you can email Bud directly.

WooCommerce Starts Webinar Series – Yesterday, WooCommerce launched the first of a series of webinars. To stay on top of these for now, I suggest you follow @WooCommerce on Twitter.

Articles on Woocommerce Card Swiper Attacks – Several articles on the web have sensationalized through the title about these attacks. Speaking with a security expert we learned that they are not involved with WooCommerce core and are mostly the result of rogue plugins and hacked logins. This is a new one for WordPress and the target of WooCommerce sites is obviously due to its popularity. Standard security measures will keep your site secure.


New Extensions and Plugins

Leave at the Door For WooCommerce – This free plugin adds an option for the customer on the checkout page to request that local deliveries be left at the door. It also includes an option to add a note. You can also see my post on it as well.

A/B Testing for WooCommerce – Use A/B Testing for WooCommerce to seamlessly run server-side A/B Tests. The extension supports product price tests and shipping price tests, and integrates with Google Optimize for easy tracking and analysis.

Phone and Email Links for WooCommerce Orders – This new, free plugin on WordPress.org adds the customers phone and email link to the orders page.

Stock Dependencies for WooCommerce – Another new plugin on WordPress.org, this one allows customers to select and purchase products dependent on the inventory of other products. Great for variations.


eCommerce Beyond Woo

Amazon suspends all activity in France amid virus crisis – Amazon has decided to “temporarily” suspend all activity in France,  one day after a French court found it wasn’t doing enough to protect its workers amid the virus crisis in the country.

Consumers Settle into the eCommerce Lifestyle – New research from digital experience analytics leadeContentsquare, has revealed how customer behavior across America is changing due to the impact of Covid-19.

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