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WooCommerce: Emails are not sending

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One of the more frequent issues that we hear about day to day is that WooCommerce is not sending emails for new orders (or any emails at all). There are several reasons that this may be happening. The most common reason is that the status of order is such that an email is not going to be sent. Some times the email may not even be enabled, or the server is not sending the emails. While we do have...

WordPress: Adding custom fields

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Every day that I get a CrossFit workout in, I like to record that on my site, Level Up CrossFit. But that is a time consuming task that I have less and less time for. I don’t want to stop doing that, so I decided to add some custom fields so that entry is easier and formatting is all done. Enter Advanced Custom Fields. This plugin makes it very simple. Just add the custom fields in the...

WooCommerce Services and the Nexus: Tax calculations are not shown

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In WooCommerce you can use WooCommerce Services to make tax calculations easier. This uses the TaxJar API to do that for you. Sometimes though, you will have everything configured correctly, but taxes still show as $0 or not at all on the front end of your site. This is often because there is no Nexus available. To confirm this, make sure you have Automated Taxes enabled. Now let’s check...

Send a coupon to a customer after signup

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WooCommerce: Send a coupon! Send a coupon to a customer as a reward for subscribing to a list and/or creating an account during checkout. With Follow Up Emails you can create a list for your customers to subscribe to, create a sign up form to subscribe to that list, and send them a coupon for doing so! This is what you do. Create a new coupon in Follow-Up Emails Create a new Signup Email in...

WooCommerce Image Size Settings

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WooCommerce 3.3 Image Size Changes WooCommerce 3.3 got some Image Size Improvements. You can read all about that here. This has caused a little confusion because if a theme defines the image sizes then a few options disappear. What once looked like this: Now looks like this: The change is that these two settings have been hidden. Main image width and Thumbnail width If you see these missing, this...

Team Meetup in Austin Texas

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Tatooine Meetup, Austin Texas. Once a year our team has a Meet Up. A Meet Up is where, as a team, we select a location and then we meet in person. We do this because we are a fully distributed company. We also have a yearly Meet Up as a company that we call the Grand Meetup. The idea of a Meet Up is to bond as a team, tackle special projects together, mingle with other Automatticians in the area...

Update a plugin with FTP

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Updating or installing a WordPress plugin using FTP 1. What is FTP? 2. Why would I use FTP and not the update plugin button? 3. WooCommerce Extensions What is FTP? FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It’s a way for you to drag and drop files from your desktop to the server hosting your website. This is a great way to manage your files. Some hosting companies provide you with a web...

Things 3 Alfred Workflow

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A Workflow for Alfred and Things 3 Alfred is a must have for all Mac users. It’s a Productivity booster in so many ways. Today I added a workflow that will quickly add items to my Projects in Things 3. All you need to do is head here and download the workflow. The usage is pretty straight forward. + title #tag1 #tag2 [project name/area name] ::note >duedate I like to track the cases I do...

Grand Meetup Recap

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Grand Meetup Recap <- Photo Credit: Eduardo Villuendas The approach this year has been to be purposeful about three things. The first was to be sharp and alert for the PHP class that I chose to take this week. The second was to meet people and be involved while also being real about what I can handle and only pushing myself to do more when it made sense. The third and last was to eat well and...

The Grand Meetup

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2017 Automattic Grand Meetup Every year we get together as a Company, all of Automattic, and we have an incredible week together. It’s really hard to describe this event because you really have to experience it to understand. For a week brilliant and creative people get together and collaborate, learn, take classes, do projects, share experiences and make memories. We do this all over the...

Ireland Days 7-13

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I just got back to California and will work on the finishing touches for this blog post in the next few days. My wife joined me for days 7-13 and we had an amazing and magical time. We rented a car, which deserves a post of it’s own, driving in Ireland is it’s own adventure! We drove all over and stopped at places tourist never see, interacted with people and got an excellent...

Ireland Day 6

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Day 6 was mostly working, but we did have a really great time in the evening eating a second time at Boxty and then Karaoke. You’ll need to be on our Instagram to see those videos. 🙂

Ireland Day 4

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Day 4 was mostly spent seeing Ireland! We all piled into a tour bus and traveled all over. We saw two different counties and even passed through the town where “P.S. I love You” was filmed, which is our favorite movie! We went to Kilkenny and Glendalough. Glendalough Monastic City was pretty amazing and we hiked a rather difficult hike to the top of a hill for a killer view. We saw so...

Ireland Day 3

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Day 3 started at 4:00 AM. I know, right? I could not sleep much at all. Being 8 hours ahead is just not fun. Knowing I had to be up at 5:00 and navigate my way to CrossFit Navitas by 5:30 made me a little anxious, but it was easy. Sunrise is 6:53 AM, and so it was dark, but walking 22 minutes to Camden was very enjoyable and felt safe, even though it was dark. The perfect amount of cold, one...

Ireland Day 2

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Day 2 started with working together with my team at a co-working space here in Dublin. After that we hit a nice place to eat and grabbed some coffee on the way back to work on our project for the rest of the afternoon. Following our project we did an Escape room that was a lot of fun and then had dinner at The Crack Chicken. Not the best place we have eaten here, but it was okay. Looking forward...

Ireland Day 1

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The day started with a wake up kiss from my wife and a long hug goodbye. She was off for a field trip in San Jose and had to leave early. That was also my signal to start my day. Got the kids ready and off to school and then finished the last minute packing and off to the airport. Overall the travel was not too bad. LAX was a long lay over and I met up with my fellow Automattician Yuki. After...

WooCommerce Subscriptions Not Renewing

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Often times WooCommerce Subscriptions will fail to renew for a recurring Subscription because Cron is either not working correctly on a site or because of this. For traffic based firing of Cron, I suggest using JetPack Monitor. It solves this limitation easily and effectively. For troubleshooting when WooCommerce Subscriptions Not Renewing (or other Cron based scheduled events) I like to use WP...

Cancun Trip In Photos

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Team trip to Cancun. Lots of good food, fun and sun. It was really humid, which was really, really not fun. Glad to have visited, but I am happy to never return. 🙂 Here are just a few photos.

macOS Sierra, Laravel Homestead & VVV

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I updated to MacOS Sierra and Laravel Homestead stopped working. I kept getting some pretty buggy errors, so I took this as an opportunity to make the switch to VVV. It’s not the same of course, but it does fit what I do perfectly, so the switch makes a lot of sense. One of the things I had to do before installing VVV was install xcode. I kept getting this error. xcrun: error: invalid...

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