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, and 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 should start here – features include the ability to sell real products or digital items, 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), but 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
Name: Woo Commerce
Description: eCommerce for Wordpress
Price: From Free
Operating System: Cloud
Application Category: Sales