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WooCommerce - excelling eCommerce

WooCommerce is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.

95 reviews
Average Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
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I'm not Even Gonna Begin To Rant
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But I am gonna Rant... Woocommerce has gone downhill. After spending almost 1000 on premium addons, the most simplistic features don't work. I know I'm not the only one. Thank God I bought the plugins before they quadrupled in price. I loved wordpress and it's ability to harness the power of e-commerce but at this point, there isn't a single solution that makes e-commerce fun or even the most simplistic features available. I'm going back to ebay. Can't add images without having to go back and re-edit the product... No variable subscription based time frame billing on anything, they claim to have this functionality only after you buy one addon, then are told to actually buy this addon. I'm really pissed, I don't know how woo-commerce has such a high rating, but I now have disabled automatic upgrades on all plugins because of losing functionality. Lastly, clean up after yourself and get rid of the transient crap you leave, when you are removed from sites. Go back to the olden days, scale back a few versions, and things will be fine.

Technical Support Has Been A Nightmare
By , for WP 4.3

WooCommerce worked great for the first few months we had it installed. However, as monthly traffic grew with our company, WooCommerce began crashing our site - and now doesn't work at all. The technical support has been a nightmare.

It seems that with each new update, WooCommerce wrecks itself. WooCommerce was leaving thousands of lines of transients and session data, ultimately maxing our CPU resources and crashing our site. After manually clearing out the lines myself every day while waiting for their staff to figure out a solution via support ticket, I managed to fix the problem myself.

Now, after the most recent update, my shopping cart won't transfer items to the checkout process. The new support ticket I have submitted has gone 3 days without a response, and I've now lost THOUSANDS of dollars in sales over the course of the month WooCommerce has been functioning.

I'm currently looking for an alternative.

Money make you Devil !!!! No Soul
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I am using (must) using wordpress for our project with include buddypress. And we gonna sell some products.

My theme using woocomerce, i cant see any cancel order, returns or etc. Maybe i cant find.

But when i using OPENCART everything was FULL and FREE, whatever you want. I am going to visit woocomerce theme page, just they are talking about money... If i want like Opencart, woocommerce pluging i should pay minimum 500 - 1000 USD, such as product compare 79 USD, table rate shipping 179 USD... Can you believe this just fucking product compare 79 USD, do you think people stupid.

You are going to people SLAVE.... Where is the wordpress soul?

Now i will use wordpress for buddypress but shopping will be opencart maybe under subdomain or on other domain....

бока с обновлением
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После обновления перестал работать коректно плагин Woo Radio Buttons!

Stolen code rewarded by Automattic, rip off for customers
By , for WP 4.2.3

We recently faced a fairly tough challenge to migrate an existing WordPress membership site. We bought WooMemberships and WooSubscriptions.

WooCommerce Memberships is one of the worst memberships plugin in the WordPress ecosphere. Not only is it overpriced itself reqiures another three plugins to work at all usefully (Subscriptions plus Paypal Pro gateway). What's worse is Woo's gateway doesn't even allow recurring payments.

So we are talking about the MOST expensive solution with the LEAST functionality.

WooCommerce may work well for other physical product (we did not test it this time as an estore) but their Membership and Subscription functionality is exceptionally weak (it does not support even basic Paypal recurring payments).

BACKGROUND (we found out about the history after trying the plugins: the history did not influence our thoughts on the technical issues)

For those who are not aware, Woo ripped off a company called Jiggosoft to steal their lead product, Jiggoshop (after more than a year of intensive development). Woo paid Jiggosoft nothing. This is a policy of GPL ripoffs encouraged by Matt Mullenweg with his all GPL all the time policy.

Matt Mullenweg's company Automattic then bought WooCommerce for $20 million as a clear signal that this kind of piracy is encouraged in the WordPress ecosphere.

We found about the back history (stolen code) after buying. Just on principle, I would avoid rewarding this kind of privateering of other companies hard work.

Poor support for modern devices
By , for WP 4.2.2

Unfortunately WooCommerce doesn't work in all browsers and fails totally if a user is browsing with a tablet or ipad (key pages don't work, and purchases can't be made).

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Just awful - RUN!!!

Doesn't seem to integrate with PayPal Easily
By , for WP 4.2.2

Other ecommerce suites I've used require a few key fields be filed in and them it just works with payapl standard...not the case with woocommerce. Problems with it passing sales tax and correct shipping to paypal. I would much prefer setting up taxes and shipping with Paypal, but if I turn off shipping and taxes in woocommerce is seems to shut it off for paypal too. CRAZY

Your Updates Are Hijacking Clicks
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Whenever I set up a client's website for ecommerce, I go with WooCommerce. However, I will be rethinking that with my next client, if this does not stop. After updating your plugin, any link I click in the dashboard ("Posts" for example), gets hijacked by your plugin's What's New page.

This needs to stop.

bad idea
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For a small start up company this is not the way to go would never tell anyone I use WooComm
I can not charge my customer the right shipping amount cause each order has a different size so all i can do is a flat rate or none at all
I have not going live yet due to this problem and i am looking for another application to use now
Very Happy with WordPress but might need to leave them as well

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