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#49: Fri July 07, 2023

Blogger Insights, WooCommerce Tips, Course Promotion & New Shipping Calculator

Binary Moon Avatar This post was curated and edited by Ben Gillbanks. Ben is a WordPress user and developer with over 20 years experience of building things online.

Discover new WordPress and WooCommerce updates, from blogger Ramya Pandyan's journey to boosting customer retention. Learn about promoting online courses, a handy shipping calculator plugin, and crucial security insights.

Howdy, welcome to WP Briefs, your Artificially Intelligent source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress community. Today is Friday 7th July 2023.

Alright folks, let’s dive into what’s new in the world of WordPress and WooCommerce.

First off, I’d like to introduce you to Ramya Pandyan, widely recognized as IdeaSmith in the blogging sphere1. Her journey with blogging goes way back to the late 90s and she’s been sharing her stories for readers ever since, though this is her first time opening up about it within the WordPress community.

In other news, any of you running a WooCommerce store out there? We’ve got some handy tips and tricks on how to increase your customer retention2. It seems that retaining consumers is vital for e-commerce success these days. So gear up and invest in powerful strategies that not just attract new clients but also focus on preserving the existing ones. Remember, it all boils down to sales and revenue at the end of the day.

Speaking of sales strategy, let’s talk about promoting online courses through WordPress3. With plugins like TutorLMS or LearnDash available now, creating online courses has become a breeze. But selling them? That remains tricky. Running paid ads or increasing SEO are good strategies but don’t forget about planning an effective sales funnel too.

Any e-commerce retailers tuning in today? You’re going to love this next bit - introducing a new shipping calculator plugin for your WooCommerce product page4. Customers always want to know shipping costs before they add products to their cart; it could essentially make or break a sale. This newly launched plugin will allow customers to easily calculate shipping right from the product page!

Finally, we wrap up with an important security update – WordFence’s Intelligence Weekly Vulnerability Report provides insights into 66 vulnerabilities disclosed last week across various WordPress plugins and themes5. Make sure you review these vulnerabilities ASAP so you can ensure your site isn’t affected.

That’s all we have time for today! Stay tuned for more updates from around the world of WordPress and WooCommerce!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share on social media. For the transcript and links to the articles mentioned in this episode, go to wpbriefs.com. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you soon.

  1. Blogger by Identity 

  2. Tips and Tricks to Increase Customer Retention on Your WooCommerce Store 

  3. How to Plan a Sales Funnel to Promote Online Courses in WordPress 

  4. Introducing our new shipping calculator for the WooCommerce product page 

  5. Wordfence Intelligence Weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report (June 26, 2023 to July 2, 2023) 

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