What is WooCommerce?

what is woocommerce in wordpress
what is woocommerce in wordpress

WooCommerce helps you to build an eCommerce store using WordPress.

WordPress is like your website’s operating system, and WordPress is also by far the most popular way to make a website. WooCommerce takes that basic WordPress operating system and turns it into a fully functional eCommerce store. More than that, WooCommerce is the most popular way to build an eCommerce store for successful sites.

what is woocommerce

Why is WooCommerce so popular?

There are a bunch of reasons why WooCommerce is such a popular way to build an eCommerce store:

  • It is free.
  • It is open-source. Anyone can go in and audit, modify or extend the code.
  • It is a regular person friendly. You don’t need to be an expert developer to launch a store.
  • It is extensible. Using something called “plugins”, you can add all kinds of new functionality to your store without the need for any technical knowledge.
  • It works on all devices. More and more people shop on smartphones and is ready to serve those people.
  • It looks how you want it to. Using something called “themes”, you can control exactly how your store looks without the need for any technical knowledge.
  • It is secure. Beyond being open-source, WooCommerce comes from Automattic, a billion-dollar company with the resources to secure your store.

How to Use WooCommerce for Creating Online Store?

WooCommerce is a free plugin that is simple and straight forward. In a word, It is the perfect way to transform your WordPress website into a fully functional E-Commerce store.

  • Technically, WooCommerce is a WordPress plugin. It needs to be installed and activated like any other plugin to work.
  • It’s free and open-source – just like WordPress. You don’t need a license, things don’t expire, and nobody asks for money at any time.
  • This is the most popular e-commerce plugin for WordPress.
  • This (argument) is also one of the most feature-rich plugins of this type.
  • You can create it by setting it up yourself.
  • Setup is fast. Usually, it’s just an afternoon thing.
  • It works with any design/theme currently on your WordPress site – you don’t have to dig your existing website design.

What can we sell with WooCommerce?

  • Digital products (such as software, downloads, eBooks)
  • Physical products
  • Services
  • Reservations (such as for appointments, or anything else that can be booked)
  • Subscriptions
  • Other people’s products – as affiliates
  • Customizations (such as additional customizations above your product list), and more.
  • In other words – you can make money from your website.

We’ll take the risk of saying that WooCommerce allows you to sell anything that has a price tag assigned to it. In addition, anyone can use it (if you’ve already been able to launch a WordPress site, you’ll be able to handle WooCommerce as well).

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WP Scriptor is WordPress Trainer and Developer in the Karachi, Pakistan area. We’re WordPress developer’s goal is to make the world of WordPress accessible to everybody. We publish weekly in-depth WordPress tutorials and WordPress techniques on the site and to our mailing list, and we link out to cool WordPress stuff elsewhere on the web most weekdays.