Get to Know Your WooCommerce Order Status Definitions

When reviewing or fulfilling an order, you will notice each order has a status that reflects where the order is in your order fulfillment pipeline.  There are quite a few options for an order’s status, some are modified manually by you the Shop Manager, while others are changed by the order system itself.

Here are the status definitions for reference:

  • Pending – Order received (unpaid)
  • Failed – Payment failed or was declined (unpaid)
  • Processing – Payment received and stock has been reduced- the order is awaiting fulfilment
  • Completed – Order fulfilled and complete – requires no further action
  • On-Hold – Awaiting payment – stock is reduced, but you need to confirm payment
  • Cancelled – Cancelled by an admin or the customer – no further action required
  • Refunded – Refunded by an admin – no further action required

WordPress Page & Post Editor Keyboard Shortcuts

Using these keyboard shortcuts can be helpful when editing a lot of content on your Bozz Media website.

Action Windows Mac
Insert a link Alt + Shift + A Option + Shift + A
Apply a blockquote Alt + Shift + Q Option + Shift + Q
Unordered list item Alt + Shift + U Option + Shift + U
Ordered list item Alt + Shift + O Option + Shift + O
Left align Alt + Shift + L Option + Shift + L
Center align Alt + Shift + C Option + Shift + C
Right align Alt + Shift + R Option + Shift + R
Switch to HTML mode Alt + Shift + E Option + Shift + E
Insert <!–more–> Alt + Shift + T Option + Shift + T
Show full toolbar Alt + Shift + Z Option + Shift + Z
Full screen mode Alt + Shift + G Option + Shift + G
New paragraph Ctrl + P Command + P
Copy Ctrl + C Command + C
Paste Ctrl + P Command + P
Bold Ctrl + B Command + B
Italic Ctrl + I Command + I
Underline Ctrl + U Command + U
New heading H1-H6 Ctrl + 1-6 Command + 1-6

The State of WordPress 2012

We always enjoy Matt’s yearly round-up of how things are progressing with the world’s most widely-used Content Management System, WordPress.

While most of the presentation is geared towards wonky development details and stats, anyone looking to push what they’re currently doing with their WordPress site should find plenty of takeaways.

If you’re having trouble playing the video in this embed, try using the direct link.

Comparing WooCommerce, Cart66 + Jigoshop WordPress E-Commerce Solutions

We’ve been following the progression of WordPress e-commerce plugins for some time now, our clients want to leverage their WordPress sites to convert visitors to customers.

To be clear, WordPress alone is not appropriate for medium to large scale web shops, for which we generally recommend a Magento-based solution integrated with WordPress for content management.

For smaller shops (less than 500 products), a few clear leaders in WordPress e-commerce solutions have emerged and deserve attention.  WooCommerce, Cart66 and Jigoshop.

How do we judge which solutions are best for our clients? We look for rigorous development cycles with updates and new features released constantly, a large user base and support community, a robust feature set and a future trajectory of being the most widely used and supported WordPress e-commerce solution.

After evaluating all three options, we’re going with WooCommerce.  We like the impressive feature set, the low-entry pricing model based on premium extensions, and this:

 

New WordPress Backup Recommendation

We’ve been using and recommending EZPZ OCB as a simple but effective solution for clients who would like to backup their WordPress sites.  Well today it looks like the project has been abandoned, the plugin files have been deleted from the WordPress plugin repository and there are discussion threads full of frustrated users.

As happens from time to time when a great plugin is left to die, we went through the latest options for easy one-click and automated backups and have settled back on an old favorite that has been updated with increasing frequency: BackUpWordpress

So far, so good.  It will perform daily automated backups of both source files and your mysql databse.  How do you like BackUpWordPress?  Any other open-source solutions we should check out?