Customise Your Woo Email Content

WooCommerce just released version 3.7, which is what they describe as a minor update. One thing you can now do is change the wording of emails from the Email Settings for each type of email without the need to override templates.

Up to now, the only way to do that would be to change the templates or use a plugin. I used a plugin and now I don’t need to use it any more. That’s good – another plugin I can remove and lighten the load on the system.

The thing is, and that’s the point of this post – is that it’s a dicey world for ‘add-on’ providers. The email customiser is now redundant, overtaken by the main application designers.

I see the same thing with Things, the reminders application for Mac. Now the native Reminders application is getting more fully featured, it’s eating into the potential customer base for Things.

This kind of thing must be being replicated in many scenarios.

Adding A Second Business To A Stripe Account

When you log in to your Stripe website and go to add a second (or third) business to your Stripe account in WooCommerce, you are asked to activate it.

You might wonder why that is when it is tied to the same Stripe account. In fact, that’s the way to do it.

You input your business name and address. And then it comes to the part where you input your bank account details.

The question is, what happens if you want to use the same bank account as for your other account?

To put it in context: If the new business is in the same line as the existing business, then it fulfils the criteria for the bank.

And when starting a new business, there is no way you would want to open a new bank account for something that might come to nothing.

So you want to use the same bank account. Does Stripe allow it?

The answer is yes, and you will find the information in the documents at ~/docs/multiple-accounts

Payouts to separate bank accounts
Each additional account can use a separate bank account for payouts (although you can use the same bank account if you wish)

Either Offers Review Or aggregateRating Should Be Specified

On a WooCommerce site I was getting a message in Google Search Console that:

Either “offers”, “review”, or “aggregateRating” should be specified.

I ran a product page through Google’s structured data testing tool. It didn’t throw up an error (except for ‘brand’), but I have seen that before.

That was odd, because surely the tool should show the error if the Search Console reported it.

I am using Yoast SEO and Yoast SEO: WooCommerce.

I asked on a forum I am in, and the majority opinion was to ignore it, but I decided to ask Yoast Support and explained that I don’t have reviews on that particular site, and Support replied:

Thanks for getting back to us. If your site does not have or need reviews, please feel free to ignore these recommendations from the Google Structured Data Tool. These are just recommendations and not actual errors that will affect your site’s ranking. 

In fact, the structured data tool does not throw up the error. It is the Search Console that does – but I am going to call it a day and leave the site as it is.