Too many bugs - ecosystem problematic...
Those who use it as a base for something more than a simple e-shop have to add so many plugins, and have to ensure all are working together, so it becomes too expensive and problematic to keep things under control
cannot dare to update no new version in a live site if before "everybody" else first has faced all important issues that surely come up - cannot risk live sites - this cannot be a serious solution - important pieces & processes are missing
we all know and u must drive the ways to resolve them
it is a free product as a base but then we pay too much for anything on top
we need to make the whole ecosystem better - otherwise it cannot be used in serious e-shops
thx all for support & contribution
Woo commerce looks a very nice plugin but fails to do a very important task for me- accepting payments. On my website, which uses Customizr theme and a Payu money plugin with woo commerce, the check out page will keep on loading. Some other users has also reported the issue, I read through forum but could not find any solution.
This is a good plugin for selling your products. Posting your products is easy. It works!
However,I have multiple problems with this plugin. Changing images in the CSS is confusing and takes at least multiple hours. Even with just getting the buttons to line up is a hassle. I have at least 3 other plugins just to make up for what Woocommerce is lacking.
Setting up the shipping is a little easier, but it does not show on your website shipping if you have shipping built into your paypal (I need to look at a plugin for this).
Also the support is horrendous. Two WEEKS ago, I posted a question regarding the shipping, and no one replied until yesterday. And it wasn't even the plugin creator.
Overall I'm not too thrilled with it, but I've already set up all my products(500+) and am not sure if they would move over into a different ecommerce plugin. We've already put so much work into what we've done and I would hate to lose it all.
The free Woocommerce ecommerce platform itself works great but I would not Recommend buying their extensions. I bought an extension from them for $79, it doesn't work and I have waited over a week and a half for any kind of actual support. The plugin is free on the wordpress respository and only $29 on codecanyon but I bought directly from woothemes because I thought there would be better support. TERRIBLY wrong.
Just because their extensions (plugin add-ons) are priced high at $79 does't mean you can expect any kind of support.
Just my experience.
tried to create a website after a recommendation by a friend but documentation difficult to follow and not so useful that I had to give up. have found a better solution.
Not a bad plugin but limited functionality.
It is great ecommerce plugin but developers piss from roof on their users. Latest update broke many templates. I tried to do all my themes as close to documentation as possible but after latest update about 90% of my sites have issues:
-Two "proceed to checkout" buttons
-Two Payment methods forms
-Custom quantity block broken
And when my clients ask me "May i click on woocommerce update button?" I answer them : "Yes, sure. But open umbrella before. Because right after update you will feel the rain. It will come right from the roof. From wocommerce developers"
Excellent plugin, but the latest update had some changes to core that my site didn't like, and the entire site crashed producing a 500 internal server error. Except for the messages reminding me to update all the time, it's a great free e-commerce plugin.
I jumped ship from Magento to Woocommerce, becuase of the ease of developing bits and pieces for it, all the wordpress bells and whistles i could integrate with it etc, It was never close in functionality... but it was good enough.
Now? 4 years later I am going back.
a. It needs about another 15 plugins to reach basic functionality with Magento.
b. Often times, these plugins slow things down and conflict with each other.
c. WordPress is just not meant for ecommerce. Its not an efficient structure for products and categories and it just doesnt work very well.
d. Wow is it expensive now! I have to pay a yearly fee for my plugins vs a once of fee with Magento?
e. Its not scalable to thousands of products. It justnt cut it.
So in the end? Cost and ease to develop is gone, its slow and underpowered and ongoing costs are terribly high.
Its too high a sell to my clients, I am back at Magento as of this week.
After updating to the new version 2.2.2
My website is down and I needed to deactivate the woocommerce plugin.
Before it was working well...
sorry to have this bad experience.
any support is welcome!
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