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Customize your app checkout with the WooCommerce Checkout Field Editor – A Guide

WooCommerce checkout field editor

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Checkout is a pivotal part of a purchase journey. Most marketers working on promoting online stores and shopping apps would attest to the same.

It takes a lot of effort to bring customers to a checkout page. Marketers have to first promote products effectively to bring people to an online store or app. UI/UX designers then have to make the purchase journey seamless and smooth with sound discovery and easy navigation.

Finally, a customer settles on a product (or more than one) and proceeds to checkout.

The last thing you want after all the effort of bringing customers here is abandonment. It takes a lot of effort to create an app and market it well enough to bring customers through a purchase journey. Your checkout process must be easy to understand and complete for anyone interested in making a purchase.

One of the most common ways WooCommerce stores customize their checkout page is using the Checkout Field Editor plugin. This piece provides a top-down guide on using the WooCommerce Checkout Field Editor plugin to customize the checkout page of your online store and mobile app.

Why use the WooCommerce Checkout Field Editor plugin?

There are many plugins out there that help users customize the checkout fields of their WooCommerce store. Why should you then choose the WooCommerce Checkout Field Editor plugin?

The biggest advantage with this plugin is gaining the ability to customize the online store and app checkout simultaneously. This is possible because AppMySite now provides support for the plugin.

What does this mean?

Let’s assume you have a WooCommerce store and use the Checkout Field Editor plugin to create a great checkout page. Your WooCommerce app built on AppMySite would also reflect the same checkout page. AppMySite’s support for the plugin enables you to manage the checkout of your WooCommerce store and app in synchrony.  Anyone creating a WooCommerce or WordPress mobile app on the platform must consider buying the plugin.

Besides compatibility with AppMySite, there are many other reasons you should the Checkout Field Editor plugin. The following sections explain the various ways you can customize your checkout page with the plugin.

WooCommerce Checkout Field Editor – The Basics

Before you can think of optimizing your checkout fields, you first need to download the plugin. The following points explain how you can download the plugin on your WooCommerce backend-

Once the plugin is active, go to WooCommerce on your WordPress backend and select Checkout Fields.

The fields you can edit

After arriving on Checkout Fields, you’ll find three main sets of fields available for customization.

Each of these fields is discussed in the following points-

Columns

The table you see under each section has a fixed set of columns. Understanding these columns is important to fully leverage the options this plugin provides.

Field types

Checkout Field Editor enables you to display nine types of fields. They are discussed below-

Adding and changing fields

The next part is adding or changing fields. The plugin enables you to create new fields and edit existing ones. The following steps explain the process of adding new fields-

The fields you’ll see by default appearing in the fields table and highlighted in purple are the core fields. You can make limited customizations to these fields.

You cannot change –

You can change –

You may reach a point where you need to reset your checkout page to its original state. You can do this by going to Status under WooCommerce and selecting Tools. Navigate to Checkout Fields and select the Reset Checkout Fields option.

Customization options in the Checkout Field Editor

Besides the options discussed earlier, there are a few other customizations you can make to your checkout page. Some of these customizations are only possible with coding.

How can you leverage this plugin for your WooCommerce app?

You don’t need to change your approach to building a WooCommerce app on AppMySite to customize checkout. The checkout page you design on your WordPress backend will automatically be reflected on your WooCommerce app.

However, support for the Checkout Field Editor plugin is only available for apps with code version 1.4.0 or higher. You can go to Download app on your AppMySite account to check which code version you are on.

Any change you make to the checkout fields later with the plugin will again be automatically reflected on your app checkout as well.

In conclusion

Customizing app checkout is very important to streamline the overall journey of a customer. Anyone creating WooCommerce Android & iOS apps on AppMySite would naturally want to ensure smooth checkout.

This piece covers the features you can use to create a great checkout page with the Checkout Field Editor plugin. You can now create a great checkout screen for your WooCommerce app seamlessly.

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