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CuCo Creative is a integrated branding, strategic, digital agency based in Bournemouth, Dorset that provides creative marketing and advertising solutions to the South Coast, stretching as far as London, UK. CuCo are a RAR recommended agency, a RAR award-winning agency plus DBA members and a D&AD accredited marketing, digital, design, branding agency. We are a creative marketing agency who are experts in delivering integrated marketing campaigns in all areas of branding, advertising, marketing, digital, ecommerce, design, web design and development, WordPress – and offer a strategic approach to marketing consultancy for Bournemouth, Dorset, London, Bristol, Southampton, the South West and beyond.

CuCo’s creative agency HQ is located in the sunny Silicon South of Bournemouth. We’re a branding agency, marketing agency, advertising agency, digital agency, WordPress agency, creative agency, print agency and design agency all integrated into one agency – making CuCo your perfect branding and marketing partner without heavy London agency fees.

Our Bournemouth-based digital, marketing and design teams work together to deliver a wide range of website development skills to a variety of marketing projects for your brand. Our digital services includes web design search engine optimisation (SEO), html emails & email marketing, Google Adwords/pay per click (PPC), database driven websites, content management systems (CMS), social media management, WordPress websites and ecommerce websites.

CuCo are also a creative print management agency, offering full colour lithographic through to short run or personalised digital printing services. We are experts in paper stocks, print finishes, folding techniques and FSC printing. Whether it is rolling out your new brand across creative marketing collateral, print advertising, business cards, business stationary (letterheads and comp slips), packaging, point of sale (POS), brochures, leaflets, flyers or making your brand come to life with illustration or photography, CuCo are the perfect creative marketing agency and web design agency for Bournemouth and London and everywhere in between.

We are a branding agency that is passionate about driving sales through clever social media advertising and marketing, web design and the development of ecommerce websites and WordPress websites, creative advertising ideas and digital marketing campaigns and are constantly winning new clients all the time. So when you business needs to generate leads, refresh your branding or advertising, or improve your website, speak to advertising agency CuCo about our range of creative marketing solutions for your brand.

Whatever your marketing or advertising requirements may be, CuCo Creative are the marketing agency with the branding agency expertise and marketing knowledge and experience to produce your next marketing campaign, whatever the budget or your location – Bournemouth, Dorset, Hampshire, London, Southampton, Bristol or beyond. Call marketing agency CuCo today to discuss your brand on 01202 911959.

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WooCommerce 3.0 Is Here!

With 23,602,141 downloads and counting, WooCommerce is powering over 28% of all online stores and is an eCommerce platform from the same people who bring us WordPress. WooCommerce is now the most popular eCommerce platform on the web and is the go-to solution for most online shops powered by WordPress.

Like WordPress, WooCommerce’s popularity is due to it’s ease of use, it’s feature set, a mass of friendly developers, it’s highly extendable nature, and a host of other reasons. With the arrival of WooComerce 3.0 we see many new features, improvements, and other stuff to look forward to.

New Product Gallery

One of the major new features of WC3 is the new product gallery which has now been built into the core code.

This new gallery is more intuitive – when you click on a thumbnail this will update the main image instead of in the past when it opened an additional lightbox. We also now get the ability to magnify and zoom, and the latter offers better support for touch – enabling users to use gestures to scroll, zoom and close.

Performance Improvements

WC3 includes a lot of optimisation measures to make it run faster. We see the introduction of new taxonomies to the WordPress database that will be used in place of post meta. This makes WC3 more scalable and improves performance even for large sets of products – in testing there has been an increase of up to 94%! Other changes to increase performance  include changes to templates and the product loop as well as increased checkout performance by deferring emails.

Additionally, when updating products only what you update is written back to the database, rather than all the product data.

Finally, we have the introduction of CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) classes, which are used for orders, products, customers, line items, shipping zones, payment tokens, and coupons. These new classes will give a unified way of dealing with the database – which in turn makes the storage and retrieval of data more efficient and simplified, thus reducing code & margin of error and increasing performance.

Improved Log System

The improved logger now includes notification levels such as debug, emergency, critical, alert or notice – which makes it much easier to keep track of the plugin’s activity.

Other Improvements

In Addition to all of the above, WooCommerce 3.0 also comes with the following improvements:

  • Better Control Line Interface
  • Improved RTL support
  • Better display of variation tiles and product group display
  • Structured data is now output in JSON-LD format for tidier template files
  • A new permalink that is independent of language
  • Changes to mandatory data for product schema markup
  • Improved ways to sort tax rules
  • An easier setup for user accounts – non-existent logins are automatically added as users
  • Better handling of coupons and discounts
  • Preservation of payment details when carts are updated


REMEMBER: before you upgrade to a major release…. backup, backup, backup – because there’s a good chance some of your WooCommerce extensions might stop working. If you can – CuCo recommend updating on your staging/development server first to make sure everything still works as it should!

Thinking of upgrading your eCommerce site and would like to chat through your options? Don’t be shy – drop us a line.

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