I have used WooCommerce on a couple of sites, as it is, in my opinion, the best ecommerce system for a Wordpress site. I find it easy to look at the orders that I have received over the web, so that I can get them dispatched.
NOTE: I am now recommending the use of Classic Commerce on a ClassicPress site. However, this plugin has been edited to do both!
However, I really wanted a simple notification in the Admin Bar that would tell me immediately how many orders are simply in pending status, so that I can go in and process them. Although there are a number of WooCommerce add-ons available, I could not find one that would do this specific, and quite simple, task.
So, I did what I always do when faced with such a predicament. I wrote it myself.
The plugin tests to see if either WooCommerce or Classic Commerce is installed. After all, you wouldn’t want it trying to work without WooCommerce, because it would break the system with some sort of everlasting loop! Also, the notifications are only there for the Administrator—it will not appear for anyone else.
With the advent of Classic Press, however, a need for an open source alternative to WooCommerce has arisen. Classic Commerce looks as if it will fulfill that role. Therefore, I have edited the plugin, so that it will work with both WooCommerce and Classic Commerce.
The plugin probably still needs a few tweaks, so please report any bugs to me. Instead of downloading the plugin from the link above, you may prefer to download it from the GitHub Repository at https://github.com/pftaylor61/ocws-commerce-adminbar
You can use the comments section on this page to ask questions or get support. I will visit here frequently. Please report on bugs and problems or any other issues. Advice is also welcome!
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If you have any questions, contact me: pftaylor61(at)gmail.com