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.

  • Newest Products
  • Best Selling Products
  • Hand-picked Products
  • Filter Products by Price
  • Active Product Filters
  • Products by Tag
  • Products by Category
  • Product Categories List
  • Product Search
  • Filter Products by Attribute
  • Featured Product
  • Reviews by Category
  • Reviews by Product
  • All Reviews
  • Featured Category
  • 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 22, 2021
How can this version 5.7 even had been released at all? Its time to look for another selling platform in the near future.
September 22, 2021
The most recent update to WooCommerce 5.7 is not ideal. While the functionality seems to still be working, you are automatically redirected back to 'Start Selling' and set up your online store. Silly things like a plugin for taxes and suggested plugins for marketing definitely fall into the paid/partner promotion category rather than being something that is needed. We already have our marketing channels set up and have used WooCommerce since 2016. With the upcoming sales period, this update might be the one that gets me to take our four websites over to Shopify who has better Facebook/Instagram, most email marketing platforms and Google integrations while being better for the users as well. I would wait until 5.7.1 or later is available to update if you have not updated yet.
September 22, 2021
This update will force a new dialog (in the Dashboard) upon you with the title "Start selling". Although your Webshop works fine so far it gives you the feeling, you should better complete that wizard if you want your Webshop to continue working any longer. If you dare to enter that dialog you will find out that its sole purpose is a.) getting statistical data about you, b.) trying to get your permission to inject some analytics code which will slow down your backend c.) selling paid WooCommerce plugins to you d.) changing your great paid sophisticated WordPress theme to a free WordPress theme and e.) installing more free WooCommerce plugins. If you, however, decide to press the link at the bottom of the dialog: "Skip setup store details" you will be directly forwarded to “Personalize your store”. Of course, you existing store has already a frontpage and logo, but the dialog still tempts you to do this all over again, maybe there is a SEO injection of that logo? If you then go ahead and really select a logo, you will find out that all existing customizations of your theme will be lost. This means if you have no backup, select your menus, widgets, or any customization you made. Well done, WooCommerce, you wasted 2 hours of my lifetime! That exactly the reason why I wouldn't start a new store with WooCommerce again, but directly move on to Shopify — because business owners have better things to do than just keeping the basic things running.
September 22, 2021
After updating Woocommerce latest version on my other site, I can't access my dashboard, I tried reaching support, no way, they only give support to premium users... FIX THIS BUG.
September 21, 2021
I used Woocommerce a time, but the system is to buggy! The support has only the think, it is a other plugin, but its a database problem! Bad support!
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Contributors & Developers

“WooCommerce” has been translated into 65 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

5.7.0 2021-09-21

WooCommerce

  • Fix – WC default pages are being re-created during db migration in some cases. #30540
  • Fix – Use type casts to reduce the risk of type errors in some unusual conditions. #30493
  • Fix – Restores Select2 4.0.3 for backwards compatibility reasons. #30473
  • Fix – product attribute permalinks not working for non-ASCII characters. #30443
  • Fix – Variations menu order not applying correctly when manually set in some cases. #30423
  • Fix – Users with capabilities such as the admin are not able to the see downloadable file images after uploading. #30385
  • Fix – Products quick edit was not showing the correct value for visibility setting. #30374
  • Fix – Fixed inability to set payment token as non-default. #30176
  • Dev – Add payment method title for the option “Other”. #30256
  • Dev – Remove tracking of admin user agent. #30514
  • Dev – Added a new Tracks event when the user views the My Subscriptions page. #30488
  • Dev – Added new woocommerce_product_options_external hook. #30448
  • Dev – Update countries with no states to be consistent in codebase. #30435
  • Dev – Split the Extensions page in WP Admin and add respective menu items. #30380
  • Dev – Set ‘WC_Customer::$object_type’ to ‘customer’. #30325
  • Dev – Added new woocommerce_product_options_external hook. #30229
  • Enhancement – Add mobile section menu to marketplace. #30499
  • Enhancement – Track the state and postcode of the store location. #30483
  • Enhancement – Split the “Extensions” page into two pages, “Marketplace” and “My Subscriptions”. Apply new design to Marketplace. #30391
  • Enhancement – Added new Ukrainian states. #30230
  • Enhancement – Update locale-info.php to contain all the countries, currency specs and locale information. #30216
  • Tweak – Update product card on mobile devices so that content doesn’t overflow. #30498
  • Tweak – Change top bar menu to a dropdown menu. #30498
  • Tweak – Add top margin above .addons-button in promos, to ensure there’s a proper gap above it on smaller viewports. #30497
  • Tweak – Slightly change the wording and styling of the Search results for label at the top of extensions search results. #30497
  • Tweak – Display notices properly in Marketplace page. #30478
  • Tweak – Update the Marketplace page menu styles to match the current design. #30464
  • Tweak – Update product cards on the WooCommerce > Extensions page in WP Admin to match current designs. #30410
  • Tweak – Update the Marketplace/Addons header to match new designs. #30389
  • Tweak – Renamed “ZIP” to “ZIP Code” and “Pin code” to “PIN” for US & India, respectively. #30204
  • Tweak – Download filepaths.

WooCommerce Admin – 2.6.0 & 2.6.1 & 2.6.2 & 2.6.3 & 2.6.4

  • Fix: Fixes action button mis-alignment within card footer. #7412
  • Fix: Fixing issues with ReportTable component data not populating correctly #7355
  • Fix: Fix tracks events for payment gateway suggestions #7304
  • Fix: Update status values in CSV download to match the table #7284
  • Fix: Allow super admins all capabilities within WooCommerce Admin #7489
  • Fix: Fix blank screen by setting a default value #7506
  • Fix: Fix analytics overview re-arrangement on initial load. #7475
  • Fix: Fix up onboarding profiler not working when opted out of tracking #7490
  • Fix: Fix blank screen on analytics screens when searching #7482
  • Fix: Fix all links with hash to behind query parameters #7483
  • Fix: Fix Stats module CSS issue introduced by Gutenberg #7488
  • Fix: Fix marketing task visibility #7580
  • Fix: Fix stats-overview card padding issue #7594
  • Fix: Fix layout issue on the marketing task #7598
  • Fix Update task-item logic to only display content when expanded is true. #7611
  • Fix: Use installable extensions for local state versus free extensions. #7585
  • Fix: Fix unsecured reports
  • Fix: Fix fatal error and unrelated results in analytics. #7682
  • Add: Add boolean isReverseTrend prop to SummaryNumber to show “positive” delta for negative numbers. #7357
  • Add: Adding links to help panel for marketing task #7384
  • Add: Add installed marketing extensions card to extensions task #7419
  • Add: Add marketing extensions task to task list #7383
  • Add: Add tracks to marketing manage button click #7467
  • Add: Add default marketing extensions as fallbacks #7466
  • Add: Add marketing task completion check and tests #7451
  • Add navigation items for the Marketplace menu. #7529
  • Update: Add locale param as part of free extensions request #7391
  • Update: Increase per_page value for search results on the Analytics pages. #7385
  • Update: Removing grow section from local free extensions in OBW #7386
  • Update: Don’t show the marketing task if no marketing tasks exist #7460
  • Update: Delete free extensions transient on WCA update #7454
  • Update: Update business details to use extensions data store #7452
  • Update: Split Extensions page into Marketplace and My Subscriptions. #7471
  • Update: Update marketing task completion logic. #7586
  • Dev: Added utm_medium=product to woocommerce.com links. #7408
  • Dev: Update Jest to version 27. #7430
  • Tweak: Refactor on payment settings recommendations eligibility component for reuse. #7447
  • Tweak: Register wc-admin page for all users and handle authorization in client #7285

WooCommerce Blocks – 5.6.0 & 5.7.0 & 5.7.1

  • Enhancement – Featured Category Block: Allow user to re-select categories using the edit icon. #4559
  • Enhancement – Update pagination arrows to match core. #4364
  • Fix – Adjusted store notice class names so that error notices show the correct icons. #4568
  • Fix – Reviews by Category: Show review count instead of product count. #4552
  • Fix – Add server side rendering to search block so the block can be used by non-admins. #4551
  • Fix – Twenty Twenty: Fix broken sale badge left alignment. #4549
  • Fix – Twenty Twenty-One: Adjust removable chip background color. #4547
  • Fix – Fix handpicked product selections when a store has over 100 products. #4534
  • Fix – Replace .screen-reader-text with .hidden for elements that are not relevant to screen readers. #4530
  • Fix – Fixed the SKU search on the /wc/store/products endpoint. #4469
  • Fix – Fix memory leak when previewing transform options for the All reviews block. #4428
  • Fix – Disable Cart, Checkout, All Products & filters blocks from the widgets screen. #4646

See changelog for all versions.