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This is Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus, with a handpicked weekly roundup of eCommerce articles.
WooCommerce can do many things. And something which has become increasingly popular is using it to build a food ordering business for restaurants.
Setting up a WooCommerce food ordering system and offering food deliveries is far more cost-effective and sustainable than managing a dine-in restaurant – especially considering most restaurants have had to close down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In this article, we’ll show you how you can create your own bespoke WooCommerce food ordering website in WooCommerce in a few simple steps.
See how to build a food ordering system
This is a monster of a performance guide with 130 speed tips included. Johnny is the main guy behind JohnnyVPS so he really knows what he's talking about when it comes to WordPress and WooCommerce performance.
If you love delving into the inners of what makes WordPress slow this is a must-read and something to come back to on multiple occasions. It's full of brilliant recommendations.
Read the JohnnyVPS speed optimization guide
Sarah at WP Tavern is back with an excellent overview of where eCommerce is at in 2020 and looks at some of the opportunities out there for small, independent stores.
There are some positive quotes included from people running WooCommerce stores, with many experiencing increased sales and revenue over the past couple of months.
It seems like a great time to make the jump into selling online if you're not doing it already.
Read about WooCommerce opportunities
Brian Dean analyzed 11.8 million search results to see what factors contribute to a first page ranking
I love Brian Dean's articles. He only publishes around one a month but it's worth it each time with the sheer quality of the information he includes.
Two big takeaways from this epic article?
- Pages with the highest number of total backlinks tended to rank best in Google.
- The average Google first page result contains 1,447 words.
See lots more information in the post
Although most of our readers would be running WooCommerce, and not Shopify, it's important to keep an eye on what they're doing.
This week they've launched a dedicated app called 'Shop' which allows anyone to buy from their entire ecosystem.
This could potentially be a huge development. I'd be a bit sceptical that people want to install another app on their devices but if this gets traction it could become an important consideration for eCommerce businesses when choosing a platform.
I'd love to see something in this area from WooCommerce. The recent updates to the plugin are nice, especially when it comes to reporting, but I'd like to see a truly big feature like this considered.
Read about Shopify's 'Shop'
Yoast version 14 is out and there have been a lot of issues reported due to their new indexer. We'd recommend holding off on updating that plugin until these are resolved.
See the comments thread
Latest Shoptimizer releases
If you've been using our Shoptimizer WooCommerce theme, we pushed an important update this week in version 2.1.1.
One item included is a new option to add images to the mega menu. This has been requested for a while.
Also, on mobile, the checkout button in the sidebar cart should now be visible at all times, even if the bottom toolbar is active. This was a tricky one, dealing with mobile browser quirks.
See everything on the theme's changelog page.
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Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus