WooCommerce is the most popular ecommerce plugin for WordPress, which is the Internet’s most popular content management software.
WooCommerce was originally developed by a small theme / web design firm in 2011. It grew rapidly among the WordPress community due to its feature set, but also due to its business model.
Same as now, you could download & use the full WooCommerce plugin for free from the start. WooThemes made money by selling compatible designs, support, and from specific extensions (e.g. to connect to a credit card processor).
In 2015, Automattic bought WooCommerce from WooThemes. Automattic is the software company run by Matt Mullenweg, the original author of WordPress software.
Ever since, the development of WooCommerce has been tightly coordinated with the development of both self-hosted WordPress and Automattic’s hosted WordPress.com software.
So that’s enough introduction. The point is that WooCommerce is legit, WooCommerce is growing, and WooCommerce can be a great fit for many storeowners…but not all.[Read more…] about WooCommerce Review: Pros & Cons of Using WooCommerce for an Online Store
WooCommerce is the most popular ecommerce option for the most popular CMS (WordPress) for plenty of reasons. But it still has plenty of inherent disadvantages for storeowners. If it's a fit, it's amazing. If not, explore alternatives.
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Application Category: Ecommerce Plugin