Support » Plugin: WooCommerce » wordpress and woocommerce failed to matchup other frameworks

  • I love wordpress for blogging. It’s easy, versatile, 90% of the time plugins works great.

    So I thought it would be a good idea to go on with wordpress and its most popular ecommerce plugin.

    But hell no, it failed me. Okay it’s not a total failure. Cart and some functionalities works.

    But page design is totally flawed. Nothing works out of the box. Even it’s own themes. Everything must be done from the scratch.
    Buggy.
    Wordpress categories and woocommerce categories are messed up.

    What shall I do with cart and payment options if there is no beautiful looking page.

    Oh and it expects me to their premium themes without trials. At least you should give something first that is working or very easy to setup and ask for the rest.
    This plugin and supported themes and addons require you to pay at least hundreds of bucks before you start.

    Ok I know that you have families to care and you have to earn money but this is not a win-win situation.

    No up2date good video tutorials. And 3rd party tutorials force you to buy their own themes. Yes there is documentation but but a quick start videos are great. It saves hours.

    So I changed the framework with something out of the box solution and it’s okay now. I just regret for the time I wasted with this pair.

    Sorry guys

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  • Plugin Author Mike Jolley

    (@mikejolley)

    > But page design is totally flawed. Nothing works out of the box. Even it’s own themes.

    The demo is pretty much out of the box http://demo.woothemes.com/ What exactly was missing for you?

    > Buggy.

    No support requests under your account. if its buggy, where are you examples?

    > Oh and it expects me to their premium themes without trials. At least you should give something first that is working or very easy to setup and ask for the rest.

    Premium themes are NOT a requirement, but they have 30 day return policy.

    This theme is 100% free http://www.woothemes.com/storefront/ and is a great starter option.

    > No up2date good video tutorials.

    https://support.woothemes.com/hc/en-us/articles/203252645-WooCommerce-101-Video-Tutorials-Build-your-store-from-start-to-sale-

    I think you missed a lot during your test 🙂

    Mike, thanks for your time answering my issues.

    Obviously I missed things and I will update my rating and sorry if there are any incorrect abusive comments, I was quite angry for the time I lost.

    But I still do think that wordpress is not a suitable framework for e-commerce.
    I tried woocommerce and storefront as well as 3 other themes. It took hours for basic setup and my design still looks ugly.

    I faced some bugs while on the customization pages. But maybe it’s because of the theme not your plugin.

    And could not separate wordpress categories and product categories. Customization pages only refers wordpress categories as far as I could see.

    Probably they are all my mistakes and I am missing things but I think that tools must ease your work and I should not have to waste hours for very basic issues.

    Maybe you spent long hours working on technical issues like payment integration or cart or shipping etc. But kickstart should be much easier IMHO. Maybe you should add dummy categories, logo, few menu, products and shipping/tax options and users can see them in action from the very start. Deleting and updating is always easier than creating from the scratch and linking things together(for a newbie like me).

    Anyway thanks for your effort.

    Plugin Author Mike Jolley

    (@mikejolley)

    Did you see or skip the welcome wizard after activation? That takes you through basic settings, including shipping + tax.

    I saw and used it. I could figure what to do with products or categories after 3 hours. Still long but at least rewarding at last.
    As I mentioned before, integration, cart, shipping and tax options works out of the box(technical issues). But putting them to work into a well designed page with ease it another thing.
    I could only find customization page to alter design. But it was hard to use it if not possible. Many bugs I have faced was within the customize section.

    I could find a video to customize canvas theme into a working website but not for storefront.

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