WooCommerce

Description

WooCommerce is a free eCommerce plugin that allows you to sell anything, beautifully. Built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, WooCommerce is the world’s favourite eCommerce solution that gives both store owners and developers complete control.

With endless flexibility and access to hundreds of free and premium WordPress extensions, WooCommerce now powers 30% of all online stores — more than any other platform.

Sell anything, anywhere

With WooCommerce, you can sell both physical and digital goods in all shapes and sizes, offer product variations, multiple configurations, and instant downloads to shoppers, and even sell affiliate goods from online marketplaces.

With premium extensions, you can offer bookings, memberships, and recurring subscriptions. Perhaps you’d like to sell monthly subscriptions for physical goods, or offer your members a discount on digital downloads? It’s all possible.

Ship wherever you like

Offer free shipping, flat rate shipping, or make real-time calculations. Limit your shipments to specific countries, or open your store up to the world. Shipping is highly configurable, and WooCommerce even supports drop shipping.

Extensive payment options

WooCommerce comes bundled with the ability to accept major credit cards, PayPal, BACS (bank transfers), and cash on delivery. Need additional options? More than 140 region-specific gateways integrate with WooCommerce, including popular choices like Stripe, Authorize.Net, and Amazon Payments.

You control it all — forever

WooCommerce gives you complete control of your store, from taxes to stock levels to customer accounts. Add and remove extensions, change your design, and switch settings as you please. It’s all under your control.

One of the biggest risks of using a hosted eCommerce platform is what happens to your store if the provider closes up shop. With WooCommerce, you have complete control, so there’s never any reason to worry. Your data belongs to you — and it’s kept secure, thanks to regular audits by industry leaders.

Define your style with Storefront

Storefront is a free WordPress theme available to any WooCommerce store. Along with deep WooCommerce integration, Storefront prioritizes speed and uptime while eliminating theme and plugin conflicts during major updates.

Define your style even further by customizing Storefront to your liking or choosing from one of our several Storefront child themes. It’s all up to you, and all open source.

Built with developers in mind

Extendable, adaptable, and open source — WooCommerce was created with developers in mind. With its strong, robust framework, you can scale your client’s store all the way from basic to high-end (infinity and beyond).

Built with a REST API, WooCommerce can integrate with virtually any service. Your store’s data can be accessed anywhere, anytime, 100% securely. WooCommerce allows developers to easily create, modify, and grow a store that meets their specifications.

No matter the size of the store you want to build, WooCommerce will scale to meet your requirements. With a growing collection of more than 300 extensions, you can enhance each store’s features to meet your client’s unique needs — or even create your own solution.

If security is a concern, rest easy. WooCommerce is audited by a dedicated team of developers working around the clock to identify and patch any and all discovered bugs.

We also support WooCommerce and all its extensions with comprehensive, easily-accessible documentation. With our docs, you’ll learn how to create the exact site your client needs.

Extensions galore

WordPress.org is home to some amazing extensions for WooCommerce, including:

Keen to see them all? Search WordPress.org for ‘WooCommerce’ to dive in.

If you’re looking for something endorsed and maintained by the developers who built WooCommerce, there are a plethora of premium eCommerce extensions, the most popular of which include:

And there’s plenty more where they came from. Visit our extensions page to find out everything you’re capable of and all that’s possible with premium WooCommerce extensions.

Join our growing community

When you download WooCommerce, you join a community of more than a million store owners, developers, and WordPress enthusiasts. We’re one of the fastest-growing open source communities online, and whether you’re a n00b or a Ninja, we’d love to have you!

If you’re interested in contributing to WooCommerce we’ve got more than 350 contributors, and there’s always room for more. Head over to the WooCommerce GitHub Repository to find out how you can pitch in.

Want to add a new language to WooCommerce? Swell! You can contribute via translate.wordpress.org.

And, finally, consider joining or spearheading a WooCommerce Meetup locally, more about those here.

Screenshots

  • The slick WooCommerce settings panel.
  • WooCommerce products admin.
  • Product data panel.
  • WooCommerce sales reports.
  • A single product page.
  • A product archive (grid).

Installation

Minimum Requirements

  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater (PHP 5.6 or greater is recommended)
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater (MySQL 5.6 or greater is recommended)
  • Some payment gateways require fsockopen support (for IPN access)
  • WooCommerce 2.5 requires WordPress 4.1+
  • WooCommerce 2.6 requires WordPress 4.4+

Visit the WooCommerce server requirements documentation for a detailed list of server requirements.

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of WooCommerce, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type “WooCommerce” and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found our eCommerce plugin you can view details about it such as the point release, rating and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading our eCommerce plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favourite FTP application. The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.

Updating

Automatic updates should work like a charm; as always though, ensure you backup your site just in case.

If on the off-chance you do encounter issues with the shop/category pages after an update you simply need to flush the permalinks by going to WordPress > Settings > Permalinks and hitting ‘save’. That should return things to normal.

Dummy data

WooCommerce comes with some dummy data you can use to see how products look; either import dummy_data.xml via the WordPress importer or use our CSV Import Suite plugin to import dummy_data.csv and dummy_data_variations.csv.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Minimum Requirements

  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater (PHP 5.6 or greater is recommended)
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater (MySQL 5.6 or greater is recommended)
  • Some payment gateways require fsockopen support (for IPN access)
  • WooCommerce 2.5 requires WordPress 4.1+
  • WooCommerce 2.6 requires WordPress 4.4+

Visit the WooCommerce server requirements documentation for a detailed list of server requirements.

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of WooCommerce, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type “WooCommerce” and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found our eCommerce plugin you can view details about it such as the point release, rating and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading our eCommerce plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favourite FTP application. The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.

Updating

Automatic updates should work like a charm; as always though, ensure you backup your site just in case.

If on the off-chance you do encounter issues with the shop/category pages after an update you simply need to flush the permalinks by going to WordPress > Settings > Permalinks and hitting ‘save’. That should return things to normal.

Dummy data

WooCommerce comes with some dummy data you can use to see how products look; either import dummy_data.xml via the WordPress importer or use our CSV Import Suite plugin to import dummy_data.csv and dummy_data_variations.csv.

Where can I find WooCommerce documentation and user guides?

For help setting up and configuring WooCommerce please refer to our user guide

For extending or theming WooCommerce, see our codex.

Where can I get support or talk to other users?

If you get stuck, you can ask for help in the WooCommerce Plugin Forum.

For help with premium extensions from WooThemes, use our helpdesk.

Will WooCommerce work with my theme?

Yes; WooCommerce will work with any theme, but may require some styling to make it match nicely. Please see our codex for help. If you’re looking for a theme with built in WooCommerce integration we recommend Storefront.

Where can I request new features, eCommerce themes and extensions?

You can vote on and request new features and extensions in our WooIdeas board

Where can I report bugs or contribute to the project?

Bugs can be reported either in our support forum or preferably on the WooCommerce GitHub repository.

Where can I find the REST API documentation?

You can find the documentation of our REST API on the WooCommerce REST API Docs.

WooCommerce is awesome! Can I contribute?

Yes you can! Join in on our GitHub repository 🙂

Reviews

Мне нравится!

Совсем не умела пользоваться, но очень быстро разобралась. Спасибо, мне очень нравится! Сделайте побольше функций для Украины.

Excellent product product

I was paying hundreds of dollars to Shopify they decided to not process payment for my store anymore. I switch to woocommerce; it is peace of mind ever since.

Great plugin

For a free plugin, woocommerce is great.
I think, however, that it is a plugin that needs some improvements, for example, concerning shipping fees. Woocommerce doesn’t allow to create shipping fees based on weight. We need to buy or install a free plugin from other author to do that.
I understand that the author wants to sell addons and extensions to woocommerce. They need to pay the bills. But I also think that shipping fees is a basic feature in an e-commerce platform.

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Contributors & Developers

“WooCommerce” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

3.1.0 – 2017-06-28

  • Feature – Built-in product CSV importer and exporter for products.
  • Feature – Display (toggle-able) terms inline on the checkout rather than showing a link.
  • Feature – On the “pay for order” page, if logged out show a login form rather than an error message.
  • Feature – Enabled oembed support for product short descriptions.
  • Feature – Added bulk variation update for stock status.
  • Feature – On customer profiles: added a button to copy billing address to shipping address.
  • Feature – Setup Wizard – Automatic Shipping Zone Creation In Setup Wizard for the base location.
  • Feature – Setup Wizard – Added a new optional Storefront Theme step if you’re using a non-WooCommerce compatible theme.
  • Feature – Made it possible to manage extension licenses purchased from WooCommerce.com on the extensions screen.
  • Tweak – Gallery – Added a data-caption for captions to support both captions and titles for SEO.
  • Tweak – Gallery – Used smoothHeight setting to better support images of different heights.
  • Tweak – UI – Added blank states for API keys & webhooks.
  • Tweak – UI – Made Product submenu labels consistent in admin.
  • Tweak – UI – Changed street address field label and placeholder to minimize user error on checkout.
  • Tweak – UI – Added a confirmation before deleting log files.
  • Tweak – If prices are the same for all variations, use price not priceSpecification in structured data.
  • Tweak – Added variable so shipping calculator is shown on first row only when showing multiple shipping packages.
  • Tweak – Updated mini-cart HTML to use a list.
  • Tweak – Allow linking to single product additional_information tab from url hash.
  • Tweak – Re-included WooCommerce endpoints on the appearance > menus screens.
  • Tweak – Always sync incorrect titles on variation read regardless of version.
  • Tweak – Standardize rating HTML in all templates.
  • Tweak – When searching, disable WC sort order so results are sorted by relevance.
  • Tweak – Update price sorting code to use min or max for variable products depending on sorting direction.
  • Tweak – Utilize $product method to get thumbnail in loops.
  • Tweak – Check for an existing display name before updating a user on checkout. Adds display_name prop to the CRUD.
  • Tweak – Adapt variable product price used in sorting based on direction of sort.
  • Tweak – Made state validation less strict for keys.
  • Tweak – For COD orders, force payment complete status to be completed.
  • Fix – Use get_max_purchase_quantity in cart template and fix logic when stock management is off.
  • Fix – Added log_id as the secondary sorting column to log list so log entries sort correctly.
  • Fix – Fix shop page when using shop base and UTF8 shop page slug.
  • Fix – Added handles so drag and drop does not break edit on mobile when sorting categories.
  • Fix – Added ABSPATH checks to all files.
  • Fix – Fixed how to flush rewrite rules after saving the shop main page.
  • Fix – Emails sent via admin should switch to global locale.
  • Fix – Set and restore wp_query so product page functions think it’s a real product page.
  • Fix – Variation default value of ‘0’ fails to save on product.
  • Fix – Prevent locations being added to the “Rest Of The World” shipping zone via the API.
  • Dev – Allow date created to be set in wc_create_refund.
  • Dev – Introduced a WC_Order_Query class for finding/searching orders.
  • Dev – Added “restored” webhook.
  • Dev – Support floats for the custom attribute name sorting function.
  • Dev – Updated Emogrifier to version 1.2.
  • Dev – Sort product data tabs by priority in admin screen.
  • Dev – Added new hooks for: dashboard reviews widget, product and category sorting events, woocommerce_add_to_cart_sold_individually_found_in_cart, cart empty messages.
  • Dev – Added filters for zoom / flexslider / photoswipe enabling.
  • Dev – Added filter for cookie name.
  • Dev – Added ability to filter Photoswipe lightbox options.
  • Dev – Added new filter for product thumbnail size.
  • Dev – Added action for displaying custom data for fees in admin.
  • Dev – Changed build_payload from private to public in webhook system.
  • Dev – Added deprecated notice to WC_Order_Item_Meta (deprecated in 3.0).
  • Dev – Added namespace to jQuery events that are removed in VariationForm.
  • Dev – Made WC_Checkout::get_posted_data() public.
  • Dev – Add custom message for custom system status tools.
  • Dev – Added filters to change which order items are created and loaded to support custom item types.
  • Dev – Updated jQuery payment and serializejson libraries.
  • Localization – Added Bolivian states.
  • Localization – Use VAT for Norway instead of Tax.

See changelog for all versions.