Woo Plugins – About Us
Woo Plugins is a new website designed and managed by ABI Hosting. We’ve been in the hosting business since 1998 back when Cold Fusion (what’s that???) was the language of the day! As the internet continues to grow in “dog years”, new software and innovations continue to emerge.
The WordPress platform is one of those quickly growing innovations. Originally started as a content management system (CMS) for bloggers, WordPress has evolved into becoming a very powerful, versatile platform for almost any type of website including e-commerce.
A huge international virtual community of developers has grown with many of them writing plugins to perform specific functions that integrate seamlessly into the WordPress software. Some plugins are offered for free, other plugins require a small fee.
The most popular plugin for using e-commerce on WordPress is WooCommerce. Based on the requirements of the e-commerce store owner, plugins specific to their needs have been written both by WooCommerce and other independent developers.
Here at ABI Hosting, our business has transitioned into now providing both hosting and web development. With the innovations in responsive theme technology, which detects the width of the website visitor’s display and optimizes the website for viewing (be it desktop, tablet or smartphone), the majority of the websites we develop today are being built exclusively using WordPress, with our ecommerce websites using the WooCommerce plugin.
During this process, we have recognized that there was no easy method provided within the WooCommerce eco-system to select and position products on the homepage of our clients websites. If you have in depth knowledge of how to edit code and do it without it breaking some other functionality, then you’re golden.
Although for many developers both highly experienced and those just getting started, even if you know how to manipulate code, having an easy, time saving solution lets you get the task done quickly.
It’s for this reason that we are proud to now make available our new Woo Plugins Homepage Product Organizer plugin for WooCommerce users.
The Woo Plugins provides an easy drag and drop solution to manually select the categories (and their assigned products) that you want to display on your homepage or on any page of your WooCommerce store. The plugin creates a unique shortcode that you can copy and paste into your index.php file.
There are many uses for our homepage Product Organizer WooCommerce plugin:
- You can create multiple versions of custom organized products and put the shortcode wherever you want the selected products to appear.
- Create different shortcodes and use them at different times of the year if your business sells seasonal items like clothing
- Create unique categories like “Specials”, “Closeouts”, New Arrivals”, Clearance Sale” and feature them on the homepage or on their own page exclusively
Woo Plugins is our new website for offering plugins that we personally have developed to make your website development experience easier.
We hope you find our first of a series of plugins, the Woo Plugins Homepage Product Organizer Plugin for WooCommerce, helpful in providing better design and control of your top selling products. We also look forward to your feedback and ideas for additional features.