WooCommerce

Description

WooCommerce is the world’s most popular open-source eCommerce solution.

Our core platform is free, flexible, and amplified by a global community. The freedom of open-source means you retain full ownership of your store’s content and data forever.

Whether you’re launching a business, taking brick-and-mortar retail online, or developing sites for clients, use WooCommerce for a store that powerfully blends content and commerce.

Built-in tools and popular integrations help you efficiently manage your business operations. Many services are free to add with a single click via the optional Setup Wizard.

Grow your business, add features, and monitor your store on the go

WooCommerce means business. Keep tabs on the performance metrics most important to you with WooCommerce Admin – a powerful, customizable central dashboard for your store.

Expand your audience across marketing and social channels with Google Ads, HubSpot, Mailchimp, and Facebook integrations. You can always check out the in-dashboard Marketing Hub for fresh ideas and tips to help you succeed.

Enhance store functionality with hundreds of free and paid extensions from the official WooCommerce Marketplace. Our developers vet each new extension and regularly review existing inventory to maintain Marketplace quality standards. We are actively looking for products that help store builders create successful stores.

Manage your store from anywhere with the free WooCommerce mobile app (Android and iOS). Spoiler alert: Keep an ear out for the slightly addictive “cha-ching” notification sound each time you make a new sale!

Own and control your store data – forever

With WooCommerce, your data belongs to you. Always.

If you opt to share usage data with us, you can feel confident knowing that it’s anonymized and kept secure. Choose to opt-out at any time without impacting your store.

Unlike hosted eCommerce solutions, WooCommerce store data is future-proof; should you wish to migrate to a different platform, you’re free to export all your content and take your site wherever you choose. No restrictions.

Why developers choose (and love) WooCommerce

Developers can use WooCommerce to create, customize, and scale a store to meet a client’s exact specifications, making enhancements through extensions or custom solutions.

  • Leverage hooks and filters to modify or create functionality.
  • Integrate virtually any service using a robust REST API and webhooks.
  • Design and build custom content blocks with React.
  • Inspect and modify any aspect of the core plugin code.
  • Speed up development with a lightning-fast CLI.

The core platform is tested rigorously and often, supported by a dedicated development team working across time zones. Comprehensive documentation is updated with each release, empowering you to build exactly the store required.

Be part of our growing international community

WooCommerce has a large, passionate community dedicated to helping merchants succeed, and it’s growing fast.

There are WooCommerce Meetups in locations around the world that you can attend for free and even get involved in running. These events are a great way to learn from others, share your expertise, and connect with like-minded folks.

WooCommerce also has a regular presence at WordCamps across the globe – we’d love to meet you.

Contribute and translate

WooCommerce is developed and supported by Automattic, the creators of WordPress.com and Jetpack. We also have hundreds of independent contributors, and there’s always room for more. Head to the WooCommerce GitHub Repository to find out how you can pitch in.

WooCommerce is translated into multiple languages, including Danish, Ukrainian, and Persian. Help localize WooCommerce even further by adding your locale – visit translate.wordpress.org.

Screenshots

Blocks

This plugin provides 16 blocks.

  • Filter Products by Attribute
  • Product Search
  • Hand-picked Products
  • Product Categories List
  • Products by Category
  • Featured Product
  • Reviews by Product
  • All Reviews
  • Reviews by Category
  • Products by Tag
  • Newest Products
  • On Sale Products
  • Featured Category
  • Active Product Filters
  • Best Selling Products
  • Filter Products by Price

Installation

Minimum Requirements

  • PHP 7.2 or greater is recommended
  • MySQL 5.6 or greater is recommended

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

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option — WordPress will handles the file transfer, and you won’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,” then click “Search Plugins.” Once you’ve found us, you can view details about it such as the point release, rating, and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by! Click “Install Now,” and WordPress will take it from there.

Manual installation

Manual installation method requires downloading the WooCommerce plugin and uploading it to your web server via your favourite FTP application. The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.

Updating

Automatic updates should work smoothly, but we still recommend you back up your site.

If you encounter issues with the shop/category pages after an update, flush the permalinks by going to WordPress > Settings > Permalinks and hitting “Save.” That should return things to normal.

Sample data

WooCommerce comes with some sample data you can use to see how products look; import sample_products.xml via the WordPress importer. You can also use the core CSV importer or our CSV Import Suite extension to import sample_products.csv

FAQ

Where can I find WooCommerce documentation and user guides?

For help setting up and configuring WooCommerce, please refer to Getting Started and the New WooCommerce Store Owner Guide.

For extending or theming WooCommerce, see our codex, as well as the Plugin Developer Handbook.

Where can I get help or talk to other users about WooCommerce Core?

If you get stuck, you can ask for help in the WooCommerce Support Forum by following these guidelines, reach out via the WooCommerce Community Slack, or post in the WooCommerce Community group on Facebook.

Where can I get help for extensions I have purchased on WooCommerce.com?

For assistance with paid extensions from the WooCommerce.com Marketplace: first, review our self-service troubleshooting guide. If the problem persists, kindly log a support ticket via our helpdesk. Our dedicated Happiness Engineers aim to respond within 24 hours.

I’m having trouble logging in to WooCommerce.com – what now?

First, troubleshoot common login issues using this helpful step-by-step guide. Still not working? Get in touch with us.

Will WooCommerce work with my theme?

Yes! WooCommerce will work with any theme but may require some additional styling. If you’re looking for a theme featuring deep WooCommerce integration, we recommend Storefront.

How do I update WooCommerce?

We have a detailed guide on How To Update WooCommerce.

My site broke – what do I do?

Start by diagnosing the issue using our helpful troubleshooting guide.

If you noticed the error after updating a theme or plugin, there might be compatibility issues between it and WooCommerce. If the issue appeared after updating WooCommerce, there could be a conflict between WooCommerce and an outdated theme or plugin.

In both instances, we recommend running a conflict test using Health Check (which allows you to disable themes and plugins without affecting your visitors) or troubleshooting the issue using a staging site.

Where can I report bugs?

Report bugs on the WooCommerce GitHub repository. You can also notify us via our support forum – be sure to search the forums to confirm that the error has not already been reported.

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

Request new features and extensions and vote on existing suggestions on our official ideas board. Our Product teams regularly review requests and consider them valuable for product planning.

WooCommerce is awesome! Can I contribute?

Yes, you can! Join in on our GitHub repository and follow the development blog to stay up-to-date with everything happening in the project.

Where can I find REST API documentation?

Extensive WooCommerce REST API Documentation is available on GitHub.

My question is not listed here. Where can I find more answers?

Check out Frequently Asked Questions for more.

Reviews

September 10, 2021
Cannot skip the setup wizard without an error. Cannot refuse tracking without an error. Tried going back in browser history to leave the page and got a connection error.
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Contributors & Developers

“WooCommerce” has been translated into 65 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “WooCommerce” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

5.6.0 2021-08-17

WooCommerce

  • Enhancement – Product attributes lookup table synchronization when the table exists. #30041
  • Enhancement – Add Refund and Returns Policy sample page. #30194
  • Enhancement – Added support for Shipping Phone, in addition to Billing Phone in email templates and in the Order’s edit screen. #30097
  • Tweak – Copy changes on WCS extension banner to include DHL Express. #30081
  • Tweak – Remove Canada Post from WCS extensions banner. #30082
  • Tweak – For 2021 theme, use theme font, and allow font-family customization. #30111
  • Tweak – Allow the api_restock parameter to be specified via the refunds API, so that it’s possible to refund without restocking refunded items. . #30179
  • Tweak – Add option for checkout login reminder to the tracker. #30334
  • Fix – Bulk export fix to overcome memory limitations. #29749
  • Fix – Bulk export fix to overcome file_put_contents missing LOCK in distributed filesystems. #29749
  • Fix – Restored behavior that allows downloadable product to have permissions set in any order. #29901
  • Fix – Script error in enhanced select re-ordering that prevented saving new order. #30108
  • Fix – PHP 8 error when cropping image values are not numeric. #30165
  • Fix – “Search product” block not displaying textbox in shop page. #30287
  • Fix – Replace hardcoded frontend JS script versions with WC version to bust cached/staled JS scripts. #30301
  • Fix – Variable product showing HTML content while granting access for downloadable product in orders. #30305
  • Fix – Replaced wp.passwordStrength deprecated method. #30191
  • Fix – woocommerce_email_settings filter being triggered twice. #30404
  • Dev – Apply woocommerce_logout_default_redirect_url filter to logout for custom endpoint. #29967
  • Dev – Added new woocommerce_email_sent hook. #30123

WooCommerce Admin – 2.5.0 & 2.5.1

  • Add – Add a delete option to completed tasks #7300
  • Add – Add unit tests around extended payment gateway controller #7133
  • Add – Add payment gateway suggestion unit tests #7142
  • Add – Add TableSummaryPlaceholder to support skeleton loading #7294
  • Add – Feature toggle to disable Analytics UI #7168
  • Add – Hook reference slotFill support #6833
  • Add – Adding tests for PaymentGatewaySuggestions > List component #7201
  • Add – Remote Inbox feature setting toggle #7298
  • Dev – Add woocommerce_admin_export_id filter for customizing the export file name #7178
  • Dev – Allow packages to be build independently, fix commonjs module builds. #7286
  • Dev – Point the changelog linter to updated changelog entry location #7318
  • Dev – Remove old payment gateway task components #7224
  • Fix – Attribute filter bug with “any X” variations. #7046
  • Fix – Currency display on Orders activity card on homescreen #7181
  • Fix – Fix obsolete key property in gateway defaults #7229
  • Fix – Fixing button state logic for remote payment gateways #7200
  • Fix – Recommended gateway suggestions not displayed properly #7231
  • Fix – Include onboarding settings on the analytic pages #7109
  • Fix – Load Analytics API only when feature is turned on #7193
  • Fix – Localize string for description #7219
  • Fix – Filters. On update respect all other queries, not just persistedQueries #7155
  • Fix – Use saved form values if available when switching tabs #7226
  • Fix – Skip schedule customer data deletion on site deletion #7214
  • Fix – WCPay not working in local payments task #7151
  • Fix – Report export filtering bug. #7165
  • Fix – Add padding on table header button #7213
  • Fix – Use tab char for the CSV injection prevention. #7154
  • Fix – Add height auto on autocomplete popover button #7225
  • Fix – Make WooCommerce-admin full-screen minimum height 100vh important #7230
  • Fix – Cache product/variation revenue query results. #7067
  • Fix – Transient overlapping adjacent content. #7302
  • Fix – Unused feature preloaded options #7299
  • Fix – Fix missing translation strings for CES #7270
  • Fix – Add missing translation strings in the business features section #7268
  • Fix – Fix inbox note dismiss dropdown not closing on Safari #7278
  • Fix – Fixed OBW Business details style #7353
  • Fix – Fix links on the dismiss dropdown are not clickable #7342
  • Fix – Fix undefined method error when setting up WC Tax #7344
  • Fix – Invalidate task status when enabling a payment gateway #7330
  • Fix – Redirect to homescreen after payment gateway setup #7332
  • Fix – Create workable defaults for Reports that don’t have AdvancedFilters #7186
  • Fix – Set default value for performanceIndicators variable #7343
  • Fix – Add limit clause to coupons data store query #7399
  • Fix – Fix analytics filter Gutenberg CSS conflict #7410
  • Fix – Fix Gutenberg CardBody styles for task card #7411
  • Fix – Fix orders panel not displaying any orders when analytics is disabled #7395
  • Fix – Fix recommended card Gutenberg CSS conflict #7409
  • Fix – Update tooltip styling to fix new Gutenberg updates. #7414
  • Fix – Allow super admins all capabilities within WooCommerce Admin
  • Fix – Fix analytics overview re-arrangement on initial load. #7475
  • Fix – Fixes action button mis-alignment within card footer. #7412
  • Fix – Fix up onboarding profiler not working when opted out of tracking
  • Fix – Fix blank screen by setting a default value #7506
  • Tweak – Remove performance indicators when Analytics Flag disabled #7234
  • Tweak – Change event name when installing Google Listings and Ads. #7276
  • Tweak – Removed unused feature flags #7233 and #7273
  • Tweak – Render a spinner while woocommerce_setup_jetpack_opted_in is being loaded #7269
  • Tweak – Repurpose disable wc-admin filter to remove optional features #7232
  • Update – Add additional countries to WCPay for business features and payment task fallback #7436
  • Update – Notes to use a date range. #7222
  • Update – Remove facebook extension from onboarding extensions fallback list #7287
  • Performance – Add lazy loading by checking panel open status #7379

WooCommerce Blocks – 5.4.1 & 5.5.1

  • Enhancement – Add screen reader text to price ranges. #4367
  • Enhancement – Allow HTML in All Products Block Product Titles. #4363
  • Enhancement – Made script and style handles consistent. #4324
  • Enhancement – Show loading state in the express payments area whilst payment is processing or the page is redirecting. #4228
  • Fix – Ensure product grids display as intended in the editor. #4424
  • Fix – Wrap components in the Cart and Checkout sidebar in a TotalsWrapper. This will ensure consistent spacing and borders are applied to items in the sidebar. #4415
  • Fix – Remove couponName filter and replace it with coupons filter. #4312
  • Fix – Fix filtering by product type on Store API. #4422
  • Fix – Fix a warning shown when fees are included in the order. #4360
  • Fix – Prevent PHP notice for variable products without enabled variations. #4317
  • Tweak – Add documentation for the IntegrationInterface which extension developers can use to register scripts, styles, and data with WooCommerce Blocks. #4394
  • Tweak – Allow products to be added by SKU in the Hand-Picked Products block. #4366
  • Tweak – Add Slot in the Discounts section of the Checkout sidebar to allow third party extensions to render their own components there. #4310

See changelog for all versions.