WooCommerce is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.
I've used 3 other WordPress eCommerce plugins and have even hand coded some PayPal carts into sites (because I hated working with the complex and error prone, limited, alternatives)... ...then someone recommended WooThemes' WooCommerce.
I have built 5 eCommerce sites this year alone and we're still in August. More importantly, I did it with ease, my clients are extremely happy, and their sales have all increased.
Lately, support has been a little slow, but my understanding is that they've grown in popularity and are regularly flooded with help requests.
If you need an eCommerce solution, try WooCommerce first.
I've been working on my site for over a year trying to get all of the woo-commerce bugs out (every update), creating listings and attempting to take my store live.
I finally upgrade to 3.6 and ALL of my listing variation attributes are now gone (except 2) - I have over 900 products I need to now re-create. I've never wasted more time - this is VERY disappointing.
Do not download this piece of crap - it's a constant headache. The developers are obviously retarded and don't know how to test their products before releasing them. I'm done wasting my time and energy on this crap.
A true solution for selling with WordPress
Just installed this and am finding out that that the shipping configuration is not very straight forward. The one work around that I found so far is here:
Given the number of posts I have found in searching for a solution, I am hesitant to buy the $79 Canada Post plug in.
This is not an easy to use solution, and if your clients are looking for something simple to manage, this might not be it.
This plugin is a slow, antiqued, unsecured piece of junk. If you want a little store with a few items that only requires a very simple site like WordPress's basic Twenty Twelve theme (or you're willing to use one of Woocommerce's plain Jane theme's), then this cart might be OK but I seriously doubt it. If you want a site that not only looks good but performs well and is secure - stay far away from this thing. If you think you can use a custom theme and various other plugins to correct all the glaring weaknesses of the Woocommerce cart, you are going to either spend a small fortune or you are going to be pulling your hair out fixing endless problems. Within a few weeks, you'll want to slash your wrists. Actually, if you want an effective site that can be continually upgraded to the latest technology without starting from scratch every single time, DO NOT USE WORDPRESS, it sucks!!!!
Great ecommerce plugin and really easy to use
We use Woocommerce for absolutely all of our WordPress Ecommerce Websites in New Zealand!
The features and add-on make the system 100% adaptable and extendable. There is almost nothing that we can't do with it.
Most importantly for the small ecommerce sites that many of our requests are for, the cost can start from a big fat zero, and extras can be added when needed.
For long I've been trying ecommerce plugins, constantly annoyed about all sort of stuff. Woocommerce worked like a charm staight out of the box. I really like it. Looks good, translated well, easily custimizable. Solid plugin for at least the basics.
I've had nothing but excellent experiences with Woo. It is hands down the best ecommerce plugin in wordpress today.
I was impelled to add my voice and write this review, partly in response to the preceding one, which I was unable to comment on, since it has now been closed.
The issue which RR so vociferously denounced, is a perennial problem which WordPress itself has with a number of hosts and their setups. Competing ecommerce plugins, such as wp e-commerce, have equally loud complaints in this arena, just check the forums.
Disappearing emails being sent out of WOO, sent via the wp_mail function, are often an issue between the host setup and WordPress itself. The fault for this issue cannot be reasonably ascribed to Woo.
If the exhaustive options Mike posted don't work, try using a different host.
'Nuff said. Keep up the great work, WooFolks.
PS not affiliated with Woo atall...
I am a fan of custom solutions most of the time (its easier to build small custom solutions then to find a ready made solution online, at least what I think), and I used to code small ecommerce sites myself, carts, checkouts, payment gateways integrations, and after some experience I started thinking about building something which I could re-use with little or not changes on every new ecommerce site I build.
But during that time woocommerce was emerging, and off course I kept looking for ecommerce solutions for wordpress but found no reliable one :(, but when I stumbled upon woocommerce back in its early stages, first thing I did was dived into its code and learn how they did it, and then I used those coding techniques on my ecommerce site, but I was not ready to adapt it, but when they released 2.0, I couldn't hesitate to embrace it. And since then I still write custom ecommerce code but for woocommerce ;) (for every project special needs), and I must say I liked it because this is how I would have built an ecommerce solution (if I could :D), and it meets my coding style and flexible enought (though still need to go a long way) for most of my customizations needs.
So I am openly saying: I am loving it ;).
Thanks guys for such an awesome plugin.
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