In the first instalment of series of posts “Can my WooCommerce site do…”, I’m going to look at something that comes up often and sometimes inadvertently.
What happens if you want to showcase a product but don’t want people to purchase it? If this is for your whole store, I recommend looking at the Catalog Visibility Options extension we offer on WooCommerce.com. This has a great range of functionality for making your site into a catalog, including removing the actual e-commerce functionality. [edit to clarify – With my scenario, the cart will still appear on the menu and be visible if people navigate to
/checkout, or whatever the pages are set as.]
I get this question a lot each week working in WooCommerce.com Support. Each week I’m surprised as I sit back and think “Possibly…”.
These questions are often why products exist on this site, or that there is a certain scenario I’ve set up on the site (like the Germany/US Shipping Products).
Each week, I’m going to publish a post with examples of “Can I do…?” which will hopefully be taken from real scenarios I have been posed with.
This is the first line of the Automattic Creed, something I hold dear, and have practiced while working in WooCommerce.com support.
This site started when I joined, and then continued while I set up examples and scenarios for customers. I’m now going to be blogging semi-regularly, or whenever I have an interesting set up to share.