WordPress is THE most popular CMS in the world (CMS being techno-speak for a website platform AKA Content Management System). When we dig into the specs of WordPress there’s little wonder why it powers 25% of the web. It’s the most user-friendly, flexible and arguably most powerful of them all. WooCommerce is the online store ‘plugin’ for WordPress (plugins are simply pieces of software that are downloaded in the form of a zipped folder. Then uploaded into the WordPress dashboard).
Like WordPress, WooCommerce is FREE. Although to get the most from it you’ll need to install a plugin or two, and if you want to sell products through your WordPress website. You the ability to sell real products or digital items. Along with payment gateway integration (including PayPal, Amazon Payments, Stripe and more), and flexible shipping options. There are other WordPress shop plugins out there for ecommerce (including its nearest competitor WP eCommerce, ecWid and Shopify). However none come close in terms of popularity or the other complimentary plugins that will extend and enhance your shop.
“I never studied web development before, but I have been working on different web projects for the past five years. I tried a few CMS so when I started my company, I knew WordPress with Woo Commerce would be perfect for that. Having such a website allows me to use it as a store while at the same time being a portfolio of my body of work”.Arthur Lhermitte, Fashion Designer, striiiipes.com
WooCommerce & Gutenberg
Now WordPress has been upgraded to Gutenberg. WooCommerce has now introduced their WooCommerce Blocks. This enables you to integrate your products with greater ease than before. Simply choose what type of block you require from handpicked products. This allows you to do exactly that and choose what you want on that post. However if you ever need to change it you have to come back and manually edit it.
You could use the “best selling products, Newest Products or top rated products”. This automatically update’s to the very best selling products category itself. Every-time you add a New product that block will be updated. WooCommerce is the perfect e-commerce solution.