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Exploring the EAN for WooCommerce Barcode Options

This comprehensive guide delves into the “Barcodes Options” offered by the EAN for WooCommerce plugin, empowering you to visually represent product European Article Numbers (EANs) within your online store.

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Enhancing Product Presentation

The “Barcodes Options” section allows you to display barcode images alongside your product information, providing an additional layer of clarity and professionalism to your store’s presentation.

Customization Options

  • Enable Barcodes: Activate this section to unlock the various barcode display functionalities.
  • Admin Product Edit Page: Choose to display a barcode image on the product edit page within your WordPress dashboard, facilitating easy reference during product management.
  • Admin Products List Column: Add a dedicated “Barcode” column to your product list in the admin area, offering a quick overview of each product’s EAN. You can customize the column title and utilize the provided shortcode to automatically populate the barcode image within the column.
  • Frontend Display: Configure where you want to showcase product barcodes on your frontend (customerfacing) store.
  • Single Product Page: Display the barcode image alongside product details on individual product pages. You can further specify placement within the product description or other relevant areas.
  • Shop Pages: Enable the display of barcodes on category and other shop listing pages. 
  • Important Note: For variable products, ensure the main product’s EAN is set for this functionality to work correctly.
  • Cart Page: Showcase the barcode image on the shopping cart page, providing convenient reference during checkout. You can utilize the provided shortcode to display the barcode within the cart template.
  • Orders & Emails: Integrate barcode display with the order management system:
  • Admin Order Edit Page: View the barcode image within the order details section of the admin edit page for each order.
  • Order Items Table: Choose to display the barcode image within the order items table across various orderrelated pages (e.g., thank you page, order details page) and emails sent to customers. 
  • Important Note: This functionality might not work on localhost environments. You can further specify which order statuses (e.g., processing, completed) trigger barcode display in emails.
  • REST API: Incorporate base64 encoded barcodes into product and order data returned by the WooCommerce REST API, facilitating integration with external systems.

Advanced Options

  • Barcode Type: Choose the desired barcode type (EAN8, UPCA, EAN13, CODE 128, etc.) or utilize the automatic selection based on the product’s EAN type.
  • Suppress Errors: Enable this option (recommended) to prevent PHP errors from interrupting barcode generation.

Reset Settings

This option allows you to revert all settings within the “Barcodes Options” section to their default values.

Admin Access

These settings can be found by navigating to WooCommerce > Settings > Products > EAN > Barcodes within your WordPress dashboard.

Maximizing Value

The pro version of the EAN for WooCommerce plugin offers additional functionalities to further enhance barcode management

  • Customize barcode styling: Tailor the appearance of barcodes (color, size) to match your store’s aesthetics.
  • Bulk generate barcodes: Generate barcodes for multiple products simultaneously, saving time for large inventories.

Call to Action

Upgrade to the pro version https: //] to unlock the full potential of the EAN for WooCommerce plugin and create a visually appealing and informative shopping experience for your customers.

By effectively utilizing the “Barcodes Options”, you can add a valuable visual element to your product information, fostering a more userfriendly and professional online store environment.


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