What is Woocommerce ?
If you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 7 or so years, you may have not heard of Woocommerce.
To put it simply, Woocommerce is a WordPress Plugin.
It launched in September 2011 and it quickly became very popular for its simplicity to install and get setup out-of-the-box.
Woocommerce is an open-source ecommerce plugin designed for use by small to large online sellers.
Woocommerce can transform your basic WordPress installation to a fully fledged online store, without any further costs.
It has access to hundreds of further plugins, both free and premium that extend your online store even further, adding more functionality than you could ever need.
As Woocommerce is an open source project, it is fully backed by a supportive and ever growing community.
Originally launched by Woothemes, Woocommerce was bought by Automattic (operator of WordPress.com) in May 2015.
It is now used by 30% of all online stores and accounts for over £10 billion in sales per year.
If you are wanting to set up an online store, WordPress + Woocommerce is one of the best ways to go.
Woocommerce can be downloaded from the WordPress Plugin Repository in your WordPress admin area.
We have a detailed Woocommerce course available which shows step by step how to install, setup and manage products and orders.
For more information go to Woocommerce.com