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How to Customize Germanized email templates

In recent years, WordPress and WooCommerce users have been on the rise and because of this growth in popularity, a lot of developers are also developing supporting addon plugins for WooCommerce in other to further enhance the user experiences.

One of the main functions of WooCommerce is it’s ability to send out different transaction Emails to Customers and Operators of a WooCommerce powered store. However, since millions of store owners uses WooComemerce, it thus works very similarly for all its users by sending very generic Emails and less customizable Emails.

In other to have these customization capabilities and get more controls over how your Emails look, we would employ a free plugin called ‘YayMail – WooCommerce Email customizer’.

In this article, we will go through how to customize WooCommerce Email templates added by a plugin called ‘Germanized for WooCommerce’ by using the addon plugin developed for YayMail called ‘YayMail Addon for Germanized’.

Contents to be discussed

 

  1. Why Customize Email Templates?
  2. What’s YayMail?
  3. What is Germanized for WooCommerce?
  4. YayMail’s Addon for Germanized Plugin?
  5. The Germanized Templates Customizable With YayMail
  6. Common Design Customizations
  7. How to Customize Germanized Email Template With YayMail

Why Customize Germanized Email Templates?

  There are many benefits that come with customizing Germanized Email templates, some of which include the following:

  1. The default Email template that comes with Germanized plugin will certainly appear very similar across all web stores that uses the plugin. You therefore need to customize these templates with YayMail in other to make your Germanized Emails stand out and add a unique touch to the Emails your store sends out.
  2. Besides the fact that YayMail allows you to add Germanized plugin elements to the Email designs, it also gives you more flexibilities by allowing you to add so many extra elements to the Germanized Email templates. Helping you spice up your designs, instead of accepting the default ‘take-as-is’ kind of design.
  3. You have the ability to include more information in the Emails like personalization and brand centralization etc.

What is YayMail?

YayMail – WooCommerce Email Customizer is a WordPress plugin that gives you the ability to customize emails sent out by WooCommerce. Its drag and drop editor makes it super easy to edit the emails to the desired state that suits your business. You can add images, use different fonts, icons, colours, and so on.

YayMail comes in two forms including:

Free: A free plugin to help you fully customize 11 standard WooCommerce email templates

YayMail Pro: A paid plugin including all the free features and compatible with various third-party WordPress/WooCommerce plugins

What is Germanized for WooCommerce?

Germanized extends WooCommerce to technically match specific german legal conditions. The objective of this plugin is to adapt WooCommerce to the special requirements of the German market.

What is YayMail Addon for Germanized?

The YayMail’s addon for Germanized is an additional PRO version addon plugin for the stand-alone YayMail plugin. It works either with the Free version or the Pro version of the YayMail plugin. It can help you customize the majority of the Germanized plugin Email templates.

Note:

This YayMail Addon for Germanized will work with either the free version or the Pro version of YayMail stand-alone plugin, but it is a PRO plugin itself.

The Germanized Templates Customizable with YayMail

The Germanized plugin have 18 different default mail templates that comes with it, all of these template designs are customizable and they can be branded with Colors, Logos, Fonts etc.

These templates include:

Paid for order – This notifies the buyer when their payment for the item has been successfully received by the seller

Cancelled order – This notifies the buyer after their order cancellation has been successfully processed.

New account activation – This notifies a new user, informing them with a link to activate their newly created account.

Withdrawal – This notifies the user when their revocation or withdrawal request is successful

SEPA Direct Debit Mandate – This notifies the seller about SEPA agreement once a buyer submits payment.

Invoice (PDF) – This is sent to customer after an order is fulfilled. 

Document Admin (PDF) – This notifies admin about info of an order.

Cancellation (PDF) – This notifies customer about their cancelation.

Document (PDF) – This notifies customer about info of an order.

Packing Slip (PDF) – This is packing slip of an order. 

OSS Delivery Threshold Notification – This notifies buyers about the OSS delivery policy threshold

Trusted Shops Review Reminder – This notifies the buyers to review the recently purchased products

Order shipped – This notifies the buyers once their items have been shipped

Order return – This notifies the buyers who trigger a return with more information about how to return the items

Order return delivered – This notifies the buyers when their returns have been received successfully.

Order guest return request – This notifies the buyers when they request to add a return request to their order.

New order return request – This notifies the seller whenever a buyer adds a return request

Order confirmation – This notifies customer about order confirmation.

Common Design Customizations

Some of the common Design Customizations you can use include:

Header Image – An image that you’d like to display at the top of all emails. You might want to use your logo or other brand imagery here.

Footer Text – Information found at the bottom of each email. Include a link to your website and contact information to make it easy for your customers to get in touch.

Base Color – The color used for headings, links, and the background of your email title.

Background Color – The color used for the background of the email.

Body Background Color – The color of your email content background.

Body Text Color – The color for all written email content.

How to Customize Germanized Email Template With YayMail

As an example, I will explain how to customize the ‘Paid for Order’ Email template. Ideally, it is just the same method if you are customizing other Germanized Email templates too.

You can customize the ‘Paid for Order’ Email template via your wp-admin > WooCommerce > Email Customizer > Paid for Order.

Here is a screenshot that shows the default WooCommerce design for this Germanized template:

Germanized Design Elements

The Germanized plugin adds its own various designs elements which is recognized and supported by YayMail.  Some of these elements include:

Germanized Document (PDF) – This element adds order item details to the Email Template

Germanized Cancel Invoice – This element adds order item cancellation details to the Email Template

Germanized Shipment Goes to – This element adds shipment address to the Email Template

Germanized Shipment Details – This element adds details of the order items to be shipped to the Email Template

Germanized Return Details – This element adds order item to be returned details to the Email Template

Now, we can follow these easy steps to make a better design:

Change the Logo: You can change the Logo by clicking on the default WooCommerce Logo and change it or simply by clicking on the “Element” tab and then drag and drop the Logo element to the top layer of the design.

Set the Heading color: This the color of your Order Title background and it is better to set this based on your website’s color scheme and color consistency.

Change the Title text: This is the title of the email and this can be designed by clicking on the title and then changing the font type, font color etc.

Add a Heading text: You can add a header texts, something nice to motivate your customers by clicking on the “Elements” tab and dragging and dropping the “Text” element to the canvas.

Personalize some parts of the Email content: This is a very cool way to win the hearts of your customers with a touchy and personal email, you can add or edit a “Text” element, then click on the “shortcode” options to see available name shortcodes to add in the text, so as to call each customers name in the email.

Add a Button at the bottom and change its color for consistency: You can add a button by dragging and dropping to the working canvas via the basic “Elements” tab.

Add a nice footer text: A footer text is not so necessary but in fact, if well used it might add some spice to your designs and it might just be a great way to add watermarks, special link, unsubscribe link etc. You can click to edit the existing one or add a new footer text via the basic elements from the “Elements” tab.

What next after customizing Email template?

  1. Send test email: One-click to send a test message to any email address to see how your designed email would look like in the inbox.
  2. Preview: Instantly view your customized email in a pop-up at full-screen mode. You can see how it looks on desktop and mobile devices.
  3. Save: Save your edits at any point in time.

Here is a screenshot that shows our new design for this Germanized template customized with YayMail:

Wrapping Up

In conclusion, this article has discussed how to customize Germanized Email templates with an easy to use Germanized addon plugin for the YayMail plugin. We now understand why it is important to have better, personalized and brand-centralized Emails sent to your customers, vendors and site admins.

Basically, there are three tools discussed in this article; YayMail, YayMail addon for Germanized and Germanized for WooCommerce plugin. YayMail is an Email Customizer for WooCommerce that is accessible in both free and premium variants.

The free form is presumably enough for most sites, but you need the premium addon for Germanized to help you design Germanized Email templates.

How to Customize Dokan Emails

As an experienced WordPress and WooCommerce user, I have come to realize the importance of having nice and much better Emails sent out to WooCommerce store clients. Since the basic WooCommerce Email does not allow for much customization that would help serve store customers in the best possible way.

Thus, it is necessary to introduce another plugin that would help you have this WooCommerce Email customization capability. The tool to be employed must be able to help you customize the generic WooCommerce Emails and also should be compatible with many other WooCommerce addon plugins since there are other addons that also add some extra Email templates to the regular WooCommerce templates.

Therefore, in this article, I’ll take you through the basic things you need to know about customizing extra Email templates added to WooCommerce by a specific WooCommerce addon plugin called ‘Dokan’ using a specific WooCommerce Email customizer called ‘YayMail’.

Contents to be discussed

  1. Why Customize Email Templates?
  2. What’s YayMail?
  3. What is Dokan Multi Vendor?
  4. YayMail’s Addon for Dokan?
  5. The Dokan Templates Customizable With YayMail
  6. Common Design Customizations
  7. How to Customize Dokan Email Template With YayMail

Why Customize Dokan Email Templates?

For many beneficial reasons, you can customize your Dokan Email templates, some of these include the following:

  1. The generic Email template that comes with Dokan will certainly appear very similar across all web stores that use Dokan. To make your Dokan Emails stand out, customize these generic Dokan templates. It will help you add some unique touches of customization to them by editing with YayMail.
  2. YayMail gives you more flexibilities by allowing you to add so many extra elements to the Dokan Email templates. Helping you spice up your designs, instead of accepting the generic ‘take-as-is’ kind of design.
  3. You have the ability to include more information in the Emails like personalization and brand centralization.

What is YayMail?

YayMail – WooCommerce Email Customizer is a WordPress plugin that gives you the ability to customize emails sent out by WooCommerce. Its drag and drop editor makes it super easy to edit the emails to the desired state that suits your business. You can add images, use different fonts, icons, colours, and so on.

YayMail comes in two forms including:

Free: A free plugin to help you fully customize 11 standard WC email templates

YayMail Pro: A paid plugin including all the free features, AND compatible with various third-party WordPress/WooCommerce plugins

What is Dokan Multi Vendor?

Dokan – WooCommerce Multi Vendor Marketplace extension allows you to create an online marketplace with multiple sellers. You will be able to earn via various types of products: physical, downloadable, bookable, auction products and so on.

What is YayMail’s Addon for Dokan

The YayMail’s addon for Dokan is an additional PRO version addon plugin for the stand-alone YayMail plugin. It works either with the free version or the PRO version of the YayMail plugin. It can help you customize the majority of the Dokan Multi Vendor plugin Email templates.

Note:

This YayMail Addon for Dokan will work with either the free version or the PRO version of YayMail stand-alone plugin, but it is a PRO plugin itself.

The Dokan Templates Customizable With YayMail

The Dokan Multi Vendor plugin have different default mail templates that comes with it, all of these template designs are customizable and they can be branded with Colors, Logos, Fonts etc.

These templates include:

Dokan New Product – This notifies the admin when seller added a new product of status publish.

New Pending Product – Email notifies the admin when seller add a new product of status pending

Dokan Pending Product Published – Notifies sellers when admin review sellers product and make it publish

New Seller Registered – Notifies admins when a new seller registers on dokan

Dokan New Withdrawal Request – Notifies admin when seller make a withdraw request

Withdraw Approved – Notifies seller when admin approve seller withdraw request

Dokan Withdraw cancelled – Notifies sellers when admin cancel seller withdraw request

Contact Vendor – Notifies sellers when a new customer contacts them via message form

Dokan Vendor New Order – Notifies sellers when a new customer places new order

Vendor Completed Order – Notifies customers when their order is completely processed by seller

Dokan Announcement – Notifies the sellers when admin makes an announcement

Updated Pending Product – Notifies sellers when admin updates their pending product

Dokan New Refund Request – Notifies the seller when vendor request refund

Refund Processed – Notifies the customer when their refund is processed by seller

Dokan Vendor Enable – Notifes the vendors when their account is enabled by the admin

Vendor Disable – Notifes the vendors when their account is disabled by the admin

Common Design Customizations

Some of the common Design Customizations you can use include:

Header Image – An image that you’d like to display at the top of all emails. You might want to use your logo or other brand imagery here.

Footer Text – Information found at the bottom of each email. Include a link to your website and contact information to make it easy for your customers to get in touch.

Base Color – The color used for headings, links, and the background of your email title.

Background Color – The color used for the background of the email.

Body Background Color – The color of your email content background.

Body Text Color – The color for all written email content.

How to Customize Dokan Email Template With YayMail

As an example, I will explain how to customize the ‘Dokan New Product’ Email template. Ideally, it is just the same method if you are customizing other Dokan Email templates too.

You can customize the ‘Dokan New Product’ email template via your wp-admin > WooCommerce > Email Customizer > Dokan New Product.

Here is a screenshot that shows the default WooCommerce design for this Dokan template:

Now, we can follow these easy steps to make a better design:

Change the Logo: You can change the Logo by clicking on the default WooCommerce Logo and change it or simply by clicking on the “Element” tab and then drag and drop the Logo element to the top layer of the design.

You have many customizations for the logo such as align, padding, link, width, background color, .etc

Set the Heading color: This the color of your Order Title background and it is better to set this based on your website’s color scheme and color consistency.

Change the Title text: This is the title of the email and this can be designed by clicking on the title and then changing the font type, font color etc.

Add a Heading text: You can add a header texts, something nice to motivate your customers by clicking on the “Elements” tab and dragging and dropping the “Text” element to the canvas.

Personalize some parts of the Email content: This is a very cool way to win the hearts of your customers with a touchy and personal email, you can add or edit a “Text” element, then click on the “shortcode” options to see available name shortcodes to add in the text, so as to call each customers name in the email.

Add a Button at the bottom and change its color for consistency: You can add a button by dragging and dropping to the working canvas via the basic “Elements” tab.

Add a nice footer text: A footer text is not so necessary but in fact, if well used it might add some spice to your designs and it might just be a great way to add watermarks, special link, unsubscribe link etc. You can click to edit the existing one or add a new footer text via the basic elements from the “Elements” tab.

What next after customizing Email template?

  1. Send test email: One-click to send a test message to any email address to see how your designed email would look like in the inbox.
  2. Preview: Instantly view your customized email in a pop-up at full-screen mode. You can see how it looks on desktop and mobile devices.
  3. Save: Save your edits at any point in time.

Here is a screenshot that shows our new design for this Dokan template customized with YayMail:

Wrapping Up

In conclusion, this article has discussed how to customize Dokan Email templates with an easy to use Dokan addon plugin for the YayMail plugin. We now understand why it is important to have better, personalized and brand-centralized Emails sent to your customers, vendors and site admins.

Basically, there are three tools discussed in this article; YayMail, YayMail addon for Dokan and Dokan multi-vendor plugin. YayMail is an Email Customizer for WooCommerce that is accessible in both free and premium variants.

The free form is presumably enough for most sites, but you need the premium addon for Dokan to help you design Dokan Email templates.

YAYMAIL FREEYAYMAIL PRO YAYMAIL ADDON for DOKAN

10 Best Plugins to Customize WooCommerce Product Page

WooCommerce accounts for almost a third of all online stores, and it is one of the most popular e-commerce platforms. The number of plugins that help customize this platform to meet store owners’ needs has increased its popularity. 

The default product pages that come with a standard WooCommerce install are a pain for most store owners. However, the right plugins help you customize your Woocommerce product page.

Once you get the right plugins, you can optimize your pages, just like paper writers did, to increase sales and improve your customer experience. Let’s look at some of the best WooCommerce plugins to customize your product page.

WooCommerce Multilingual

WooCommerce Multilingual with WPML

FREE DOWNLOAD

You can create versions of your website in other languages to give your customers multiple language choices. Internationalization helps businesses expand significantly. With this plugin, everything on your site – including products, pages, and categories –  is translated into other languages.

Features

  • Translation of product pages based on the visitors’ preference/location.
  • Sending emails to clients/admins in their language.
  • Tracking of inventory without hassles of breaking into different languages.
  • Single site, multiple currencies, and languages.

Custom Product Tabs for WooCommerce

Custom Product Tabs for WooCommerce product page

FREE DOWNLOAD

Customers can get more information about your products from the tabs that come with the default WooCommerce product pages. However, this standard product page only gives three tabs in which you can put your information. They include additional details, reviews, and the description.

The WooCommerce Product Tabs Manager helps you customize your tabs and display important information about your products’ features. You can add any content after creating an unlimited number of tabs. You can assign specific products, customers, user roles, and categories. You can also remove the default tabs completely.

Features

  • One can easily add, delete, and/or rearrange tabs.
  • Tabs content can include HTML, text, or shortcodes.
  • Reordering of tabs easily with a visual drag-and-drop interface.
  • Detection of the most 3rd party tabs added by other plugins.

Booster for Woocommerce

Booster for WooCommerce

FREE DOWNLOAD

If you have found a couple of features to be missing from Woocommerce, you will find this plugin helpful. It enables a collection of many features that may be missing. These features include global discounts, currencies, essay writing service reviews, bulk price converting, etc. They also offer tools that allow your customers to suggest their prices.

Features

  • PDF Invoicing and Packing slips.
  • Product Input fields and addons.
  • Prices and Currencies customization.
  • Cart and Checkout customization.
  • Payment gateways customization.
  • Administrative tools.

Flexible Product Fields for WooCommerce

Flexible Product Fields for WooCommerce

Flexible Product Fields (FPF) extends WooCommerce product options with additional fields. It is an alternative to variable products without the need to create separate products in the database for each variation. Configuration in the admin panel is simple and then flexible for making changes.

The advantage of the plugin is a wide selection of fields in the FREE version because 8 out of 10 fields are available for free.

Fields Available in the Free Version

  • Text
  • Textarea
  • Number
  • Select
  • Multi-select
  • Radio
  • Radio with images
  • Checkbox

FREE DOWNLOAD

Main Features of the Pro Version

  • Adding extra product options on the product page
  • Showing labels and field values in the Cart and Checkout page
  • Marking a field as required or not
  • Editing options for each placeholder and tooltip
  • Assigning CSS classes for field targeting and designing
  • Saving product configuration

Beeketing for Woocommerce

Beeketing for Woo

FREE DOWNLOAD

Beeketing has more than ten marketing features and is considered one of the best all-in-one marketing tools for Woocommerce. This plugin has tools for boosting online sales, cart abandonment remarketing, and improving your email marketing. Beeketing has a full suite of products. So, it provides better value than getting multiple marketing plugins.

It improves your cart values by bundling and offers upselling and cross-selling. Coupons and discounts are offered anywhere in the checkout process. You also have a popup sale, personalized recommendations, and a quick Facebook chat box to choose from the large collection of extensions.

Features

  • Traffic conversion such as by showing a sales countdown clock.
  • Increase of order value by showing best seller bundling products and suggesting similar items.
  • Ability to enhance checkout rate through cart-level discounts, countdowns, and checkout offers.
  • Promotion of repeat sales.

YITH WooCommerce Compare

YITH WooCommerce Compare

FREE DOWNLOAD

If you sell products that have features that can be compared side-to-side, this plugin is an important one to have. Several features can be added to WooCommerce using the plugins and extensions by the YITH developers. 

Once you install this one, you will need to set the attributes you want to compare for every item. You will then include the add button for your customers to click on. This helps them compare products next to each other once the popup appears.

Features

  • Easy comparison of products.
  • Simple widget to manage the added products and compare them.
  • Customization of the comparison table to match your store and products.

Product Addons for WooCommerce

Product addons for WooCommerce single product page

FREE DOWNLOAD

This plugin incorporates extras into the product page and offers a unique gift experience. Some elements include extra items added into the packages, gift-wrapping, or different colors for your products. 

Suppose you sell products that require customers to add more information to fulfil the order accurately or customize products in any way. In that case, you should consider this plugin.

Features

  • Add extra product options, including marking required/unrequited.
  • Show labels and field values.
  • Save product configuration.
  • Editing option.
  • For targeting and styling, assign CSS classes.

Direct Checkout for WooCommerce

Direct Checkout for Woo product page

FREE DOWNLOAD

This plugin speeds up the checkout on your WooCommerce site. It also makes it easier for your customers to get to the payment area easily. You do not need to reload the site each time something is added. The very plugin lets you add the variable, single, and grouped products to the cart. 

Users are not sent to the shopping cart but instead redirected to the checkout page to buy items. You can even make the process faster by removing some of the checkout fields.

Features

The plugin offers simplified checkout process with measures such as:

  • Skip add to cart.
  • Eliminate checkout field.
  • Fast purchase functionality.
  • Avoid frustrating checkout page reloads.

Enhanced E-Commerce Google Analytics

Enhanced Google Analytics Plugin for WooCommerce

FREE DOWNLOAD

All e-commerce sites should consider having this plugin in their stores. Google Analytics helps with checking site analysis to see which products bring profits. It is also one of the preferred options when it comes to forecasting. It would help if your store is connected to Google Analytics no matter what you sell.

The plugin and Google Analytics are free and help you discover the sales channel that is performing best. You will also be able to find out which sections of your website are the least and the most profitable ones. Getting this plugin is essential as it helps you make the best and informed decisions about your shop.

Features

You can access valuable information such as:

  • Shopping behavior.
  • Product performance.
  • Checkout trends.
  • Sales performance.

WooCommerce PDF Invoices and Packing Slips

WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips

FREE DOWNLOAD

Invoices and packing slips are required for many businesses. This explains why Woocommerce PDF invoices and packing slips have a large following. 

This plugin provides a different kind of functionality by allowing you to have your PDF invoices attached to certain emails. You also get the option to create and print packing slips, whether individually or in bulk. Most users prefer this plugin because of its simplicity and streamlined nature.

Features

  • Bulk PDF invoices and packing slips generation.
  • Automatic PDF invoice attachment to an email(s) of choice.
  • Customize HTML/CSS invoice templates.
  • Sequential invoice numbers.
  • Downloadable invoices from My Account.

WooCommerce Customizer

WooCommerce Customizer by SkyVerge

FREE DOWNLOAD

This one allows you to add and save custom features without extra effort. You don’t need to rework any templates or write a code. It is especially helpful if all you need is to change some text on your store’s product page. You can change the text of an out-of-stock product if you don’t like the default text. The plugin also allows for changing the product page until you find the formula that works for you.

Features

  • No code customization for areas including:
    • store notice;
    • product catalog;
    • product page;
    • product images;
    • checkout.
  • Ability to add, remove, or edit almost anything, all without overriding Woocommerce templates.

Conclusion

WooCommerce is just one of the e-commerce platforms, but a popular one. As any technological products, it has its flaws. Yet, in combination with the plugins listed above, you can enhance its functionality. You can tackle many issues using the WooCommerce plugins and without digging deeper into the specifics. So, consider incorporating them in your store.