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Rename WooCommerce in WordPress admin

If you’re setting up an online shop for a client, sometimes it’s good to mask that you’re using software like WooCommerce, just so it looks like a more custom job.

Just add this to your functions.php in your theme and rename where I have “Store Settings” to what ever you want!

// Rename Woocommerce
add_action( 'admin_menu', 'rename_woocoomerce', 999 );

function rename_woocoomerce()
    global $menu;

    // Pinpoint menu item
    $woo = recursive_array_search_php_91365( 'WooCommerce', $menu );

    // Validate
    if( !$woo )

    $menu[$woo][0] = 'Store Settings';

function recursive_array_search_php_91365( $needle, $haystack )
    foreach( $haystack as $key => $value )
        $current_key = $key;
            $needle === $value
            OR (
                is_array( $value )
                && recursive_array_search_php_91365( $needle, $value ) !== false
            return $current_key;
    return false;

Replace WordPress post date with hours and days

Today I found a really cool and simple way to change your WordPress post archive to display how long ago the post was made as opposed to the date. It gives your visitors a very fast indication that the post is new so they don’t have to think twice about today’s date.

So, basically instead of the post saying “Posted 10/10/16” – it will say, “Posted 2 hours ago”, or “Posted 2 Days ago” etc.

Add Bootstrap rows to the WooCommerce loop

Bootstrap is an awesome grid system and is the one of the most popular choices for web designers worldwide. Mostly because it’s such an easy system to learn.

WooCommerce is a different story, tonight I was almost ripping my hair out trying to “bootstrapify” a custom theme with WooCoommerce, and I ran into a big problem.

On the products category page, I wanted Bootstrap to spit out a row every 4 products so that they are all in line and they don’t play up if one of the product titles are larger. Three hours later after a lot of trial and error, I finally figured it out.


Remove Wootheme Updater message in WooCommerce

One of my pet hates is plugin notifications on WordPress, especially the ones you can’t remove without the click of an exit button. WooCommerce plugins tend to put a message at the top of the screen on your dashboard enticing you to install the “WooThemes updater plugin”. I can see how the plugin is useful, as it will allow you to ensure all of your WooCommerce plugins are up to date…but it’s really annoying, especially if you’re making the website for a client who will see that and wonder what it’s all about..

Fixing empty or blank searches from displaying all posts in WordPress

After creating my own WordPress theme, I needed a search page. I created “search.php” (as that is the template that WordPress recognises to display search results). After testing, I noticed if I hit the submit button without entering a search query, all of the posts on my website will display. Obviously, this isn’t good and after looking online have found a fix to show you.