BigCommerce has updated some of the most significant features and enhancements, since they launched “BigCommerce for WordPress” plugin in December 2018. It also includes the ability to create multi-region shopping experiences on single or multiple WordPress.
Recently, BigCommerce announced it’s latest plugin version, 3.5.0 release, which has several updates in favor of developers and some enhancements for non-developers as well. This newest update includes,
- New filters which allow modifying pricing display and hooks for registering additional tasks on setup and import.
- New customizer controls to control inventory and pricing display on the product page.
- Better user experience for product picklist selections
These are just a few to name. Here is all you should know about BigCommerce for WordPress, and some of its key features which we found interesting.
“BigCommerce for WordPress” is a free WordPress plugin that lets you use BigCommerce for your site’s backend commerce functionality like product customer, order data. Whereas WordPress manages frontend content and design.
So, It requires just one plugin to configure all your catalog, shipping, payment, and tax settings in BigCommerce and getting set up in WordPress.
Moreover, you can connect multiple WordPress sites as separate “channels” to the same BigCommerce account. You can control which products appear on which channels, and orders from all channels appear in your BigCommerce admin panel.
With this plugin, Merchants using WordPress to boost their online stores will have access to more sophisticated eCommerce technology which allows them to grow their eCommerce business without losing anything that’s already built on WordPress. They can serve multiple regional versions of their product catalog from a single WordPress site.
With such multisite functionality, merchants will be able to enable a variety of complex experiences,
Multi-region capabilities give merchants with global outreach the ability to personalized product merchandising to the specific regions in which they sell. It also enables the ability to translate product details into the local language and display prices in the local currency.
Custom Content-First Product Pages:
This feature gives the ability to bifurcate core product details like title, SKU, image, product description, price, cart button from the product detail page. You can now place anywhere via shortcodes or the Gutenberg editor in page or posts.
The latest release of BigCommerce for WordPress version 3.5.0 includes following updates,
Picklists can now have a “None” option if the option isn’t a requirement for purchase.
Hooks and Filters
Two filters are added to modify the price range and calculated price range of a product.
Similarly, two hooks have been added to modify the list of tasks for the import and to perform additional setup actions on the task manager (e.g., register more tasks).
New Customizer Controls
Added control to the theme customizer to toggle the display of product inventory. Inventory can be shown for all products that track inventory, or only for products with low inventory.
They have also added a toggle in the theme customizer to control the display of default pricing while waiting for Pricing API responses.
Third-Party Add-on Flexibility
Added support for omitting products from initial Pricing API calls if they have a .preinitialized class added to the pricing DOM node. It allows 3rd party plugins/themes to add this CSS class based on their needs/conditions.
Moreover, this update has also made some changes and fixes then the previous version. To read the complete list of updates, Follow CHANGELOG.md.
If you got any questions with this latest BigCommerce update, RedefineCommerece’s BigCommerce certified developers are just a click away to assist you!