WooCommerce is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.
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.
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).
Just awful - RUN!!!
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
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
Since I have started using this plugin couldn't get any help and support. I appreciate it is a free plugin though.
The featured image feature is out of control. No matter what size image is chosen, too small and it pills the image out of proportion across the page, too latge and it shows half the image.
Where is the control for the featured imae on the product page?
Every time I login and implement changes some pop ups occur and instead of spending my time on business activities I look for solutions. Will be looking for a simple and easy plugin to manage. Hope there is one out there.
If you want to access your administration dashboard, then don't install this plugin. It will automatically redirect you to my shopping account page instead of your dashboard. Overall rubbish plugin with poor implementation.
I wanted to try Woocommerce but run into so many complications. Support not accessible and forum old threads were not helpful at all.
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