UPDATE AUGUST 2018:
ACF For Woocommerce has been discontinued - This tutorial no longer works. Look out fot a new tutorial soon.
Recently I needed to add an age verification checkbox to a client’s website checkout page. The website uses WooCommerce, and there are a few options out there to achieve this.
So we’re gonna look at number 3. As I mentioned, we were out of budget but wanted to make sure we could implement this requirement. Here’s how to set it up.
Install and activate Advanced Custom Fields.
I won’t go into the depths of ACF, and how it’s quite frankly awesome. That’s for another post. If you get time, click on the link above and take a look around.
Install and activate ACF for Woocommerce. This little bad-boy ties up WooCommerce and ACF neatly for you.
Jump over to the ACF settings page (Custom Fields, in the left-hand column of your WP dashboard), and click add new field group. Give your custom field a title. I went with ‘I confirm I am over 18 years old’.
Click on the ‘+ Add Field’ button.
Now you’ll need to fill in the required fields.
Field label will appear on the front-end so make sure you name this as you want your customers to see it!
Set your field type to ‘Checkbox’ and give your field a name too. I went with ‘check_box’.
Fill out your field instructions, again your users will see this so let them know what they’re agreeing or disagreeing to.
Required? Yes or No.
Choices: Assuming like I, you only want your user to select yes, or select no, you’ll need to specify a value and a label, for example: ‘yes : I confirm I am over 18 years old.’
Location: You can set up rules to determine when to show the field group. I went with the settings below ‘Show this field group if checkout is equal to Review order before submit’. The idea being users have to check this box before placing an order.
That’s all folks. Now when a user is about to place an order, they’ll have to confirm that they are over 18 before they do.
In order to promote your business and reach consumers that spend an entire 24 hours a week online, you need to make sure that you have a viable social media strategy in place.
By posting unique and interesting content on your social media platforms, and by actively engaging with followers, you can start to turn this into a funnel for generating leads.
In order to stay on top of your social media strategy, it’s important to have some form of social media management software to do some of the heavy lifting. Software such as this is imperative for scheduling, tracking and monitoring social media content.
At its best, social media management software can help you not only plan your content months in advance, but also remain reactive by letting you tune into ongoing news stories or trending topics.
There are a whole bunch of social media management companies out there and all of them offer roughly the same sort of package but Hootsuite is the only one that offers an actually free service (as opposed to just a free trial period).
They do try to hide it on their website though so make sure you follow this link in order to get to the right page.
The free version of this software lets you:
Of course, there’s also a number of paid-for packages that you can buy from Hootsuite that give you access to a great number of services including higher ad spend budgets, automated post scheduling and custom analytics.
But if you’re a small business looking to get started, the free version of the software should be comprehensive enough to allow you to get your social media strategy in motion.
We’ve said before that the secret to a successful lead generation strategy is to keep analysing and refining your methods. Well, website tracking software is the best way to conduct this analysis.
By digging into the analytics of your visitors’ actions, you can start to gain a better picture of why people come to your site, what they want from it, what they dislike about it and how you can improve upon their experience next time.
There are a wide variety of services that can fall into the category of website tracking software, including heatmaps, funnels, user polls, surveys, visitor recordings and more.
Basically, any kind of software that collects data about the ways in which your visitors interact with your site can be considered website tracking software.
Whereas there are a multitude of smaller software companies that focus in on just one website tracking service, Hotjar offers an array of useful tools.
Hotjar tools include:
Hotjar’s free service is able to collect data from 2000 page views a day and will give you access to up to 300 visitor recordings and 3 heatmaps, forms, funnels, polls and surveys. Unlimited users can be added to your account and Hotjar will also store your data for a full year.
While we’d normally recommend free services when possible, it’s probably worth paying for Hotjar’s Plus plan to begin with.
For just under £25 a month you can collect data from 10,000 page views a day and have unlimited services and reports. Plus there’s even a 15-day free trial for you to test out whether you like their software or not.
Lead generation doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavour.
What’s important is that you put real effort into all of your interactions with potential leads - whether that’s through educational and informative blog posts, social media interactions or even just a chat on the phone.
If you believe in your business’ ability to help its customers then all you have to do is let that shine through.
Ultimately, these tools are just there to help you meet potential leads on their level. The rest is up to you.
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