WooCommerce and WordPress Tips and Tricks

About Me

Phillip Cornwell working at the WooCommerce booth during WordCamp US 2019 in St. Louis, MO.

My name is Phillip Cornwell and I am a Happiness Engineer in Automattic’s WooCommerce division. I like to help users get their websites and e-commerce sites running well so I’m using this site to provide WooCommerce and WordPress tips and tricks to users of those products. I have almost 10 years of experience working with WordPress professionally. Most of my experience is as a freelancer. Because of this, my professional work is largely related to the WordPress.org framework. I am also experienced with WordPress Multisite, WooCommerce, and many of its extensions.

This site is a way to share answers to issues I come across in my daily work, so these are the same WooCommerce and WordPress tips and tricks I provide to customers. If you are having similar issues then these solutions may apply to your problem. In my daily job, I support WooCommerce and the extensions sold on WooCommerce.com so that will be the main content found here. There will also be posts on other WordPress related topics as well.

I would also like to share parts of my professional journey in the wider WordPress and WooCommerce communities. There are many of those who do not get to see this side of our industry, or who are trying to get where I am and would like to know more. I attend WordPress events for work and personally, so I will share more of those experiences as well.

So, why am I doing this?

Open Source is the future. I believe that to support Open Source I should be an open resource to those who need assistance. No one has all of the answers, especially me. So, this is not an “expert” trying to teach. It is a professional trying to learn. Because of this, my blog posts will show solutions to issues I see customers having with WooCommerce and WordPress. My posts will be on these common issues and the solutions that were applied to remedy things.

Finding answers

Please look around and see if any of my posts help you solve an issue you are having. I don’t guarantee a fix, but I do bet you will learn something new that will help both of us get one step closer to knowing more. You should be able to find posts on subjects like Workarounds, Themes, Plugins, and Customizations. 🙂