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Tutorials | barn2.co.uk | Apr. 20, 2020

Complete Guide: How to Set Up and Run a Virtual Restaurant

Due to the coronavirus lockdown, many restaurants and eateries are ‘going virtual’ to keep their business running. Fortunately this is quick and easy to set up and run in WordPress. In this complete guide, you will learn how to build your own virtual restaurant website, which you will own 100%. This will save you lots of money compared to using a hosted restaurant ordering system such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, or DoorDash.

15 min read Alex Denning
Business | barn2.co.uk | Aug. 27, 2019

The Story Behind the Barn2 Plugins Rebrand & Website Redesign

How plugin shop Barn2 rebranded their website, and the lessons learned.

The Story Behind the Barn2 Plugins Rebrand & Website Redesign

Business | barn2.co.uk | Aug. 27, 2019

If you notice anything different around here, you’re not mistaken. As of today, Barn2 has a shiny new look – complete with new logo, redesigned website, and a complete overhaul of all our communications. We’ve been working on Barn2’s rebrand for a full 12 months, so you can imagine how delighted we are to finally see it live. I hope you like it as much as we do!
This is the story behind our rebrand. It’s a story of blood, sweat and tears (maybe not literally, but it certainly felt like that).
A rebrand was long overdue
The old Barn2 website hadn’t been redesigned since 2014. Of course, 5 years is a long time in the web world – particularly for a WordPress plugin company!
To be fair, we had refreshed the site several times to modernise it and add features over the years. However, the fact remained that this was the same website that we originally used to sell our services as a web design company. Since then, we have made the transition to selling WordPress plugins and no longer design websites for clients. And while the website content had evolved with us and we had made some tweaks to the design, we’d never actually branded as a plugin

16 min read Alex Denning
Tutorials | barn2.co.uk | Nov. 21, 2019

Complete Guide to WooCommerce Dropshipping

Setting up a WooCommerce dropship store is a great option for solopreneurs to start selling online without requiring a huge initial investment. It allows them to easily reach out to customers, build their brand, and efficiently fulfill customer orders. This article explains how you can set up your own WooCommerce dropshipping store complete with product delivery and lead times. It also explains how you can select products and suppliers.

Complete Guide to WooCommerce Dropshipping

Tutorials | barn2.co.uk | Nov. 21, 2019

Setting up a WooCommerce dropship store is a great option for solopreneurs to start selling online without requiring a huge initial investment. It allows them to easily reach out to customers, build their brand, and efficiently fulfill customer orders. With this in mind, in this article, we’ll explain how you can set up your own WooCommerce dropshipping store complete with product delivery and lead times. We’ll also explain how you can select products and suppliers.
Let’s put everything into context before we begin.
What is dropshipping?
Dropshipping refers to a business model that allows you to sell products online without ever holding them in inventory. This lets you minimize the resources needed to launch your e-commerce business and start selling. Essentially, all you have to do is import products from your supplier.
How dropshipping works
Amazon, eBay, and WooCommerce are some of the main channels of dropshipping. Setting up a WooCommerce store in WordPress is incredibly easy and you’re able to set up most things using plugins and add-ons. It goes something like this:
Set up a WordPress dropshipping website and stock it with items that best fit your niche

14 min read Alex Denning
Tutorials | barn2.co.uk | Jan. 28, 2020

WooCommerce Shortcodes: Everything You Need to Know

Shortcodes are, as the name suggests, short pieces of code that perform some sort of function. WooCommerce shortcodes, for example, let you add neat WooCommerce-related functions to WordPress pages, posts, sidebars, and widgetized areas on your website. This guide explains what WooCommerce shortcodes are and how you can use them to deliver better user experiences and grow your bottom line. It also explains when (and why) you should use each shortcode.  

WooCommerce Shortcodes: Everything You Need to Know

Tutorials | barn2.co.uk | Jan. 28, 2020

Whether you’re new to WordPress or have been using it for some time, you’ve probably come across shortcodes. Shortcodes are, as the name suggests, short pieces of code that perform some sort of function. WooCommerce shortcodes, for example, let you add neat WooCommerce-related functions to WordPress pages, posts, sidebars, and widgetized areas on your website. If you’re looking for a way to simplify the shopping experience your WooCommerce store delivers then you might consider using WooCommerce shortcodes. They can help you improve purchasing user flows and optimize your online store for conversions.
For example, you can use WooCommerce shortcodes to:
Display a list of your top-rated products on your homepage.
Showcase related products whenever a customer expresses an interest in a product.
Highlight featured products in sidebars or other widgetized areas.
With this in mind, in this complete guide, we’ll explain what WooCommerce shortcodes are and how you can use them to deliver better user experiences and grow your bottom line. Along the way, we’ll also explain when (and why) you should use each shortcode.
WooCommerce page shortcodes
Let’s start

Plugins | barn2.co.uk | Dec. 10, 2019

Best WordPress Gallery Plugin: 5 Great Options Compared

While WordPress includes a simple built-in gallery feature, it’s really only good for the most basic of image galleries. A dedicated WordPress gallery plugin makes a better choice giving you more options on gallery templates, search/filter options and what content to include. This post has collected the best WordPress plugins for all types of galleries. 

Plugins | barn2.co.uk | Nov. 28, 2019

8 Best WordPress Shopping Cart Plugins, Plus a Tutorial

WordPress doesn’t offer eCommerce shopping carts as a built-in feature. Thankfully there are a number of free and premium WordPress plugins that you can use to add a shopping cart to your site. This post has collected eight of the best.

15 min read Alex Denning
Tutorials | barn2.co.uk | Jan. 4, 2018

Ultimate Guide to WordPress Table Plugins: Usage, Case Studies

This is a complete guide to WordPress table plugins, showing you how to create tables in WordPress – anything from simple tables, to advanced dynamically created, and sortable tables. It even covers WooCommerce product integration!

Ultimate Guide to WordPress Table Plugins: Usage, Case Studies

Tutorials | barn2.co.uk | Jan. 4, 2018

WordPress table plugins offer a convenient method for adding tables to WordPress sites. Whether this is in a post, a page, or even more complex implementations such as a WooCommerce store, these plugins let your visitors quickly navigate large amounts of information and, importantly, find what they’re looking for quickly. This post will answer every question you can possibly have about WordPress table plugins. We’ll start with the basics, including how to add a table to a WordPress post. We’ll then proceed to more innovative implementations which can dynamically create WordPress tables for you – or even dynamically create a table based on the contents of your WooCommerce store.
We’ll assume you have a WordPress site, and things like hosting already. If not, you can read our WordPress hosting guide to get you started. We’ll also assume some basic WordPress knowledge, but nothing complex; this guide will take you step-by-step through the world of WordPress table plugins.
By the end of this post you’ll know how WordPress table plugins work. You’ll know how you can use them on your site, and how to access the capabilities of the most innovative