Support » Plugin: WooCommerce » Changing from Opencart compared to Woocommerce. What’s your experience?

  • Resolved boppar


    I’ve been using Opencart for my webshop the last 8 years. Now I’m going to change host and I thought I also would change platform (no migration, I’ll start from scratch).

    I’ve read about Opencart, Magento, Prestashop, Woocommerce etc. The platform I find most interesting is Woocommerce. Before I finally decide to choose Woocommerce I think it would be very interesting if somebody could share their experience after starting to use Woocommerce instead of Opencart.

    Thank’s in advance!

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  • Is it right that Opencart is more customizable and easier to modify?

    Also, is it right that Woocommerce have less bugs and is easier to upgrade?

    It seems that Woocommerce forum isn’t as active as the Opencart forum…

    Plugin Support Andrew


    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Hey there!

    WooCommerce is pretty easy to customize, if you know anything about CSS/PHP and WordPress. WordPress knowledge isn’t a huge prerequisite, but it will definitely help.

    You should not see any issues with updating WooCommerce, as our update process is pretty seamless. We strive for backwards compatibility as one of our values.

    Hopefully that helps! Have a great one!



    Just some feedback that might be useful to someone else.

    I have my Woocommerce shop running now. I don’t regret changing from Opencart to Woocommerce.

    Both Opencart and Woocommerce have advantages and disadvantages. I like Opencart a lot but I find Woocommerce way easier to use. In Woocommerce I used a basic theme, Storefront, and some extra plugins which most of them were free. I’m not an a code freak and found Woocommerce much easier to use when needing to add codes.

    The result is a better looking webshop with the same good site speed I had when using Opencart.

    The support forums on WordPress/Woocommerce are way more helpful than those one the Opencart forums. In OC forums there are some very helpful members but also a lot of arrogance towards those with less knowledge of coding.

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