WooCommerce is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.
For a store it is the perfect plugin I could say that, no negative reactions with it, but this plugin does not offer everything like request quote rentals, or rental type products .. and they really need to furnish the documentation so that even those who know less code could customize the plugin easily to suit their needs..
This plugin might be ok for small sites, but it isn't for much else. They promote it like it is a fully dynamic solution, but it isn't. The only way to get it close to that is to purchase either their $99 CSV-Import-Suite or their competitors Super Manager plugin for $97, either way, it's still not fully dynamic.
Huge oversights are:
No ability to dynamically set upcharges on attributes for variations.
No ability to dynamically set attributes for specific product types
No ability to mass-import variations (without $$$)
No ability to bulk-edit product types (to bulk change to 'product_varation'
Source is not very customizable either
I've coded ecommerce sites from scratch that handle these kind of dynamics. I had hoped to save time by using this plugin and wordpress... boy was I wrong.
If you have hundreds of products with hundreds of variations, you'll spend weeks if not months manually entering every price for every variation of every product, every sku for every variation, everything, manually. I can't even express how much time I wasted with this plugin. It's as if the developers have never actually maintained a large ecommerce store before.
that, or they are questionably pushing their overly expensive $99 extension. But that is just a band-aid, it's not fully dynamic anyway, and if you needed to change a upcharge for a variation across the board, you'd have to do another CSV import.
They should either drastically lower their CSV import suite cost, or add some decent dynamic functionality. Either way, they don't have my approval.
Worthless plugin unless you have a small store.
2.0+ is disaster for those who don't use Woo themes. Beside incompatibility in themes, it loose settings (countries, shipping methods ..)
Basing any, no matter how small business on WP or any WP eCommerce plugin is complete nonsense!
Cannot open Woocommerce settings via dashboard (Fatal error: Class 'WC_Bitpay' not found in /home/vrielanc/public_html/ayurveda-hengelo.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/classes/class-wc-payment-gateways.php on line 45). EDIT: solved this with the woocommerce -> WC option, and is now replaced by the following errors:
Warning: ksort() expects parameter 1 to be array, null given in /home/vrielanc/public_html/ayurveda-hengelo.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/classes/class-wc-payment-gateways.php on line 58
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/vrielanc/public_html/ayurveda-hengelo.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/classes/class-wc-payment-gateways.php on line 90
Visitors cannot buy products now because of the same error message.
For some reason I cannot add events now
Many other problems (and I solved but a few). This is going to take weeks of trouble shooting...
Thank you very very much
When I go to upload an image, its broken, is that bc its the free version? Anyways, very detailed and was fun to play with up until the adding a product part...
This is a wonderful plugin if you don't use super cache or you don't use the shopping cart widget. If you use both, then the cart is basically useless. I am aware of a 'work around' with the Late init super cache setting, but that basically makes super cache useless, AND, it doesn't work properly any way.
I'm a developer, I've looked at the code, the cart is saved in a session variable, somebody at woo needs to write code to load the cart by ajax from the session when the page loads. Other ecommerce plugins do this so they can coexist with super cache or w3 total cache.