I know this isn’t really WordPress related, but kind of a neat thing for the serial entrepreneurs in the crowd: Shopify has created an eCommerce business exchange to post Shopify eCommerce businesses for sale. Even if you’re not buying, it’s an interesting look at the kind of sites out there for your next idea 🙂
New or Updated Plugins & Themes
- WooCommerce version 3.1 has been released, which is a minor release to add a few features: product CSV import / export, displaying terms and conditions in-line, a new way to manage your extension subscriptions, and more improvements.
Tutorials & Reviews
- For online learning sites, Chris Lema has a great guide to setting up an online course site with WooCommerce.
SkyVerge has a guide to filtering WooCommerce orders with both tips for developers and some helpful plugins for merchants.
If you’re looking to provide members-only access to videos, WP Setup Co has a guide to setting up a video membership site from start to finish.
Marketing & Conversions
Kissmetrics has several social email templates and tips to help demonstrate social proof for your store.
“Micro-content” like infographics can be great marketing or outreach tools for eCommerce stores, and Shopify has some great tips on creating and sharing your own eCommerce micro-content.
Memberpress has tips on types of video content to engage members on your site.
Patrick Rauland has an overview of why he likes personalized welcome videos, which could be a really neat idea for membership or subscriptions sites to welcome new customers to your community.
Other Tips & Articles
- Membership site owners: here’s a cool set of things learned while running a membership site from Michael Lukaszewski — my favorite one: “Lesson #5: People come for content but stay for the community.”