WooCommerce

Description

WooCommerce is the world’s most popular open-source eCommerce solution.

Our core platform is free, flexible, and amplified by a global community. The freedom of open-source means you retain full ownership of your store’s content and data forever.

Whether you’re launching a business, taking brick-and-mortar retail online, or developing sites for clients, use WooCommerce for a store that powerfully blends content and commerce.

Built-in tools and popular integrations help you efficiently manage your business operations. Many services are free to add with a single click via the optional Setup Wizard.

Grow your business, add features, and monitor your store on the go

WooCommerce means business. Keep tabs on the performance metrics most important to you with WooCommerce Admin – a powerful, customizable central dashboard for your store.

Expand your audience across marketing and social channels with Google Ads, HubSpot, Mailchimp, and Facebook integrations. You can always check out the in-dashboard Marketing Hub for fresh ideas and tips to help you succeed.

Enhance store functionality with hundreds of free and paid extensions from the official WooCommerce Marketplace. Our developers vet each new extension and regularly review existing inventory to maintain Marketplace quality standards. We are actively looking for products that help store builders create successful stores.

Manage your store from anywhere with the free WooCommerce mobile app (Android and iOS). Spoiler alert: Keep an ear out for the slightly addictive “cha-ching” notification sound each time you make a new sale!

Own and control your store data – forever

With WooCommerce, your data belongs to you. Always.

If you opt to share usage data with us, you can feel confident knowing that it’s anonymized and kept secure. Choose to opt-out at any time without impacting your store.

Unlike hosted eCommerce solutions, WooCommerce store data is future-proof; should you wish to migrate to a different platform, you’re free to export all your content and take your site wherever you choose. No restrictions.

Why developers choose (and love) WooCommerce

Developers can use WooCommerce to create, customize, and scale a store to meet a client’s exact specifications, making enhancements through extensions or custom solutions.

  • Leverage hooks and filters to modify or create functionality.
  • Integrate virtually any service using a robust REST API and webhooks.
  • Design and build custom content blocks with React.
  • Inspect and modify any aspect of the core plugin code.
  • Speed up development with a lightning-fast CLI.

The core platform is tested rigorously and often, supported by a dedicated development team working across time zones. Comprehensive documentation is updated with each release, empowering you to build exactly the store required.

Be part of our growing international community

WooCommerce has a large, passionate community dedicated to helping merchants succeed, and it’s growing fast.

There are WooCommerce Meetups in locations around the world that you can attend for free and even get involved in running. These events are a great way to learn from others, share your expertise, and connect with like-minded folks.

WooCommerce also has a regular presence at WordCamps across the globe – we’d love to meet you.

Contribute and translate

WooCommerce is developed and supported by Automattic, the creators of WordPress.com and Jetpack. We also have hundreds of independent contributors, and there’s always room for more. Head to the WooCommerce GitHub Repository to find out how you can pitch in.

WooCommerce is translated into multiple languages, including Danish, Ukrainian, and Persian. Help localize WooCommerce even further by adding your locale – visit translate.wordpress.org.

Screenshots

Blocks

This plugin provides 16 blocks.

woocommerce/product-new
Newest Products
woocommerce/product-best-sellers
Best Selling Products
woocommerce/handpicked-products
Hand-picked Products
woocommerce/price-filter
Filter Products by Price
woocommerce/active-filters
Active Product Filters
woocommerce/product-tag
Products by Tag
woocommerce/product-category
Products by Category
woocommerce/product-categories
Product Categories List
woocommerce/product-search
Product Search
woocommerce/attribute-filter
Filter Products by Attribute
woocommerce/featured-product
Featured Product
woocommerce/reviews-by-category
Reviews by Category
woocommerce/reviews-by-product
Reviews by Product
woocommerce/all-reviews
All Reviews
woocommerce/featured-category
Featured Category
woocommerce/product-on-sale
On Sale Products

Installation

Minimum Requirements

  • PHP 7.2 or greater is recommended
  • MySQL 5.6 or greater is recommended

Visit the WooCommerce server requirements documentation for a detailed list of server requirements.

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option — WordPress will handles the file transfer, and you won’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of WooCommerce, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu, and click “Add New.”

In the search field type “WooCommerce,” then click “Search Plugins.” Once you’ve found us, you can view details about it such as the point release, rating, and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by! Click “Install Now,” and WordPress will take it from there.

Manual installation

Manual installation method requires downloading the WooCommerce plugin and uploading it to your web server via your favorite FTP application. The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.

Updating

Automatic updates should work smoothly, but we still recommend you back up your site.

If you encounter issues with the shop/category pages after an update, flush the permalinks by going to WordPress > Settings > Permalinks and hitting “Save.” That should return things to normal.

Sample data

WooCommerce comes with some sample data you can use to see how products look; import sample_products.xml via the WordPress importer. You can also use the core CSV importer or our CSV Import Suite extension to import sample_products.csv

FAQ

Where can I find WooCommerce documentation and user guides?

For help setting up and configuring WooCommerce, please refer to Getting Started and the New WooCommerce Store Owner Guide.

For extending or theming WooCommerce, see our codex, as well as the Plugin Developer Handbook.

Where can I get help or talk to other users about WooCommerce Core?

If you get stuck, you can ask for help in the WooCommerce Support Forum by following these guidelines, reach out via the WooCommerce Community Slack, or post in the WooCommerce Community group on Facebook.

Where can I get help for extensions I have purchased on WooCommerce.com?

For assistance with paid extensions from the WooCommerce.com Marketplace: first, review our self-service troubleshooting guide. If the problem persists, kindly log a support ticket via our helpdesk. Our dedicated Happiness Engineers aim to respond within 24 hours.

I’m having trouble logging in to WooCommerce.com – what now?

First, troubleshoot common login issues using this helpful step-by-step guide. Still not working? Get in touch with us.

Will WooCommerce work with my theme?

Yes! WooCommerce will work with any theme but may require some additional styling. If you’re looking for a theme featuring deep WooCommerce integration, we recommend Storefront.

How do I update WooCommerce?

We have a detailed guide on How To Update WooCommerce.

My site broke – what do I do?

Start by diagnosing the issue using our helpful troubleshooting guide.

If you noticed the error after updating a theme or plugin, there might be compatibility issues between it and WooCommerce. If the issue appeared after updating WooCommerce, there could be a conflict between WooCommerce and an outdated theme or plugin.

In both instances, we recommend running a conflict test using Health Check (which allows you to disable themes and plugins without affecting your visitors) or troubleshooting the issue using a staging site.

Where can I report bugs?

Report bugs on the WooCommerce GitHub repository. You can also notify us via our support forum – be sure to search the forums to confirm that the error has not already been reported.

Where can I request new features, themes, and extensions?

Request new features and extensions and vote on existing suggestions on our official ideas board. Our Product teams regularly review requests and consider them valuable for product planning.

WooCommerce is awesome! Can I contribute?

Yes, you can! Join in on our GitHub repository and follow the development blog to stay up-to-date with everything happening in the project.

Where can I find REST API documentation?

Extensive WooCommerce REST API Documentation is available on GitHub.

My question is not listed here. Where can I find more answers?

Check out Frequently Asked Questions for more.

Reviews

September 28, 2020
After uninstallation, it left behind tons of stray/orphan files as well as countless cron jobs. We had to reinstall and then perform extra steps to perform what we thought would finally be a clean uninstall this time around. No go. Our cookie consent manager keeps picking cookies related to WooCommerce and despite clearing cache at server, browser and CDN level, these cookies still exist. The support here pointed us to Google's instructions to clear Chrome cookies...Big fat zero.
September 28, 2020
You absolute champion. Thank you for creating this and keeping it up-to-date so frequently with Woocommerce's rapid expansion of bloat!
September 26, 2020
With zero experience, I created a web store in only a few hours. Very impressed with functionality, ease of use, and available plugins for extensions.
September 23, 2020
This plugin is a glitch free, comprehensive and easy to use tool that any business requiring a shopping cart will benefit from. I'm extremely satisfied 🙂
September 20, 2020
It's really best plugin for e-commerce store. But i'm getting performance issue on big site. Something is hard to handle like filter orders by mixed user credentials with order credentials. Eg: - Get report of first user's order within 90 days. - Find orders of user by matching user phone and a spefical meta from order as well (we need to join 4 tables: posts, post_meta, users, user_meta) ....
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Contributors & Developers

“WooCommerce” has been translated into 63 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “WooCommerce” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

4.5.2 – 2020-09-14

  • Fix – Revert the changes in filtering by attribute that were introduced in WooCommerce 4.4. #27625
  • Fix – Adjusted validation to allow for variations with “0” as an attribute value. #27633

4.5.1 – 2020-09-09

WooCommerce
* Fix – Check for state and postcode fields only if required in show_shipping. #27628

4.5.0 – 2020-09-08

WooCommerce
* Localization – Added postcode validation for Bosnia and Herzegovina. #27048
* Localization – Added the postcode validation for Liechtenstein. #27059
* Localization – Add i18n locale information for Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Austria. #27193
* Tweak – Increase priority of admin_body_class filter to avoid comflict with plugins that incorrectly remove all body classes from WP. #27426
* Tweak – Rename built-in PayPal payment method to PayPal Standard. #27468
* Fix – Remove whitespace within a link. #26897
* Fix – get_review_count_for_product return all comments count not only ‘review’ types #26928
* Fix – Hidden field type is now supported by woocommerce_form_field. #27023
* Fix – Remove state for country liechtenstein. #27057
* Fix – Fixed validation of variation attributes while adding products to the cart. #27115
* Fix – Coupon code inconsistent between admins and shop owners. #27140
* Fix – Fixed the logic behind “Hide shipping costs until an address is entered”. #27143
* Fix – Searches for variations now will fallback to parent SKU if one is not entered. #27171
* Fix – Release coupon holds for cancelled orders previously in pending status. #27179
* Fix – Fixes Japan zip code format issue (dash is now optional). #27244
* Fix – Restore backward compatibility with WC 4.x and forward compatibility with WC 5.5. #27318
* Fix – Switch to site locale before translating refund reason. #27323
* Fix – Declare WC_Post_Types::updated_term_messages as a static method to remove PHP deprecation warning. #27436
* Fix – Allow HTML to be entered in product title for formatting purposes. #27465
* Fix – Filter by attribute widget not working properly for variations having attribute values of “Any…”. #27508
* Fix – Fixed the layout of the variations and attributes sections in the product page in the admin when running WP >= 5.5. #27590
* Dev – Added additional stock-based cart filters including woocommerce_cart_product_cannot_add_another_message, woocommerce_cart_product_out_of_stock_message, and woocommerce_cart_product_not_enough_stock_message. #26439
* Dev – Changed text domain to woocommerce for REST API files. #27248
* Dev – Added file path to the woocommerce_file_download_method filter. #27152
* Dev – Merge API Package into core. #27100

WooCommerce Admin 1.5.0
* Enhancement – Add eWAY to Payment Setup for AU/NZ Stores. #4947
* Fix – Use clipRule and fillRule props. #4889, part of #4864
* Fix – Admin order page shipping label prompt compatibility with WCS 1.24. #5025
* Dev – New notification: Don’t forget to test your checkout. #4805
* Dev – Enable tax calculation before redirecting to standard tax rates page. #4878
* Dev – Added event recording to Orders, Stock, and Reviews panels. #4861
* Dev – Added personalization to purchase extension task. #4849
* Dev – Display modal with more info about the new homescreen. #4890
* Dev – Task list – add a shortcut back to store setup. #4853
* Dev – Update the colors of the illustrations in the welcome modal. #4945
See changelog for all versions.