Allow WooCommerce Users to Accept Payments With pay_for_order

Pay For Order

PublishPress customers have had some challenging questions for us. In this tutorial, I'm going to explain the answer to a challenging WooCommerce question that came in recently.

One PublishPress customer has a large segment of their customer base wishing to call up and place an order over the phone. To make this happen, they needed to allow users in the “Shop Manager” role to pay for customers. They installed a user switching plugin so that the Shop Managers could log in as the customers and complete the payment.

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How to Hide the Admin Toolbar for WordPress Users

Hide Toolbar

WordPress sites display an admin toolbar for all logged-in users. This is visible on the frontend of your site and also in the WordPress admin area.

This toolbar contains shortcuts to key features in WordPress. A user in the Subscriber role will only see a few features. A user in the Administrator role may see a very busy toolbar, particularly on a site with many plugins. This image below shows my toolbar here at

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Control User Access to Gravity Forms and WooCommerce

Gravity Forms Woocommerce

A PublishPress user has both Gravity Forms and WooCommerce on their site. They asked this is interesting question:

Can I use the Capabilities plugin to give the “Shop Manager” role user access to Gravity Forms entries?

The answer is “yes”, and we'll show you how to do it in this guide. We're going to be controlling access to this “Entries” menu link:

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How to Create a Product Editor for WooCommerce

Product Editor

This week, a PublishPress customer asked us about an interesting configuration for their WordPress site.

The customer wanted to create a “Product Editor” role. Any users in this role would be responsible for editing all the WooCommerce products. We've explained this “Product Editor” role in another guide.

However, the customer had an extra request. They import all their products into the “Uncategorized” category where the “Product Editor” can go to work. Once they have finished editing, they change the category to “Approved”. At this point, their work is over and they can no longer see the product.

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How to Add Authors to WooCommerce Products

Authors Woocommerce

By default, WooCommerce products don't show the default “Authors” feature in WordPress.

The WooCommerce developers made this choice for a good reason. Posts, Pages and other content normally need an “author”. However, eCommerce products might have a “Vendor” or “Manufacturer”, but not often an “author”.

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How to Add Authors to Any WordPress Custom Post Type

Authors Custom Post Types

WordPress developers use the “custom post type” feature for many different features, including some that are a million miles away from traditional “posts”.

For example, in WooCommerce, post types are used for Orders, Coupons, Products, and more.

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We Moved our WordPress Plugins from Add-ons to Pro Versions

At the beginning of 2019, we had one business model for the plugins here at PublishPress.

At the beginning of 2020, we have a completely different business model.

For a few months now, I've been thinking about writing this post. It will hopefully be helpful to our customers who saw the changes happen. Plus, it will also be useful to developers who are considering the same change.

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PublishPress Checklists Makes WooCommerce Product Listings Look Wonderful

WooCommerce is the most popular e-commerce platform in the world, and people are using it for busier and busier stores.

If you run a busy WooCommerce site, you have 1001 things to think about every day.

You need to worry about taxes, shipping, fulfillment, customer support and all the everyday challenges of running an e-commerce store.

Wouldn't it be great if you had one less thing to worry about?

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The WooCommerce Checklist Add-on for PublishPress is Here

Update: this WooCommerce feature is now part of PublishPress Checklistts Pro.

The slogan of PublishPress is “Professional Publishing Tools for WordPress”.

With features like the PublishPress Checklists, PublishPress improves consistency across your team. You can create shared standards for your content.

What about your WooCommerce store? Great news. We just launched the WooCommerce Checklist add-on for PublishPress.

Using this new add-on you will can define tasks that must be completed before a product is published on your WooCommerce store. This ensures a consistent and high quality shopping experience.

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