WooCommerce is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.
|Author:||Automattic (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||5.4|
|WordPress version tested:||5.6.1|
|Added to WordPress repository:||27-09-2011|
|Total downloads:||127 425 531|
|Active installs:||5 000 000+|
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WooCommerce is a flexible, open-source eCommerce solution built on WordPress. Whether you’re launching a business, taking an existing brick and mortar store online, or designing sites for clients you can get started quickly and build exactly the store you want.
Activate the free WooCommerce plugin on a new or existing WordPress site, follow the optional guided tour, and set up a new store in minutes with:
- Product, Cart, and Checkout pages
- Secure payments by credit card and alternatives
- Configurable shipping options, including flat rates and label printing
- Integrate content and commerce across your site via modular blocks
- Automated tax calculations
- Google Analytics, MailChimp, and Facebook integration
- Central store dashboard with key metrics, and more.
Beyond the basics, WooCommerce is fully customizable and extendable:
- Choose a design to suit your brand and industry.
- Enhance your store with free and paid extensions: add features and integrate with local and global eCommerce web services.
- Inspect and modify any aspect of the core plugin code.
- Leverage hooks and filters to modify functions.
- Build on top of the REST API and webhooks.
Open-source freedoms mean full ownership of content and data forever – plus the expertise of a friendly global community.
WooCommerce is built to allow store managers to run an eCommerce site themselves, no web developer needed. There is also a free WooCommerce mobile app (Android and iOS) for store management on the go.
WooCommerce is developed and supported by Automattic, the creators of Jetpack and WordPress.com, along with independent contributors. The official extension marketplace is on WooCommerce.com.
From subscriptions to gym classes to luxury cars
With WooCommerce, you can sell both physical and digital goods in all shapes and sizes, offer product variations, complex configurations, and instant downloads to shoppers; and even sell affiliate goods from online marketplaces.
And those are just the out-of-the-box options. With paid extensions, you can extend your WooCommerce store to take bookings, offer memberships, set up recurring payments by subscription, create dynamic pricing rules, and much more.
Start a monthly wine subscription box, offer a discount on yoga mats to members who’ve attended 10+ classes, offer configurable hampers or personalized jewelry – it’s all possible with WooCommerce.
Comprehensive payment options
WooCommerce comes bundled with the ability to accept major credit cards, alternative payment methods, BACS (bank transfers), and cash on delivery.
For additional options, WooCommerce also integrates with more than 140 region-specific gateways including popular choices like Stripe, PayPal, Square and Amazon Pay. Apple Pay and Google Pay are also supported.
Search for your payment service provider of choice on the official marketplace.
Ship locally and globally
Shipping with WooCommerce is highly configurable. Adjust the built-in settings to offer free shipping or flat rate shipping, limit your shipments to specific countries by setting up shipping zones, or open your store up to the world.
Official extensions connect you with hundreds of local and international carriers – including Royal Mail, FedEx, and Australia Post – and let you integrate with inventory management and fulfilment providers.
There are also extensions available to add delivery and shipping options and support strategies like buy-one-get-one free, free gifts, and add-ons. WooCommerce Shipping supports real-time calculations and printing labels at home.
Design your store with themes and blocks
WooCommerce store design starts with a theme of your choice. There are hundreds of free and paid themes available, including Storefront by Automattic — it’s free to all stores and you can choose to have it installed for you during the guided setup.
Storefront offers deep WooCommerce integration and prioritizes speed and uptime. You can add your brand and define your style by customizing Storefront yourself or adding one of several industry-themed Storefront child themes.
Personalize your store’s design even more with WooCommerce Blocks (available in WooCommerce 3.6 and above) — use them to add selections of or single products to any page, for a seamless blending of commerce into content.
Customize your store with extensions
The easiest way to add features and functionality to a WooCommerce store is with an extension:
- Sell anything – Subscriptions, Memberships, Bookings, Product Bundles, and more.
- Make your store, your way – Product Add-Ons, Checkout Field Editor, Additional Variation Images, and more.
- Customize your shipping options – Table Rate Shipping, Shipment Tracking, live rates from top carriers, and more.
- Find your audience, market to them your way – Google Product Feed, LiveChat, Amazon/eBay marketplace integration, and more.
- Drive sales – Dynamic Pricing, Smart Coupons, Google Ads, and more.
There are hundreds of official extensions reviewed by WooCommerce developers available on the WooCommerce.com marketplace, and many in the WordPress.org repository and on the wider web.
Control your data forever
WooCommerce gives you complete control – from taxes to stock levels to customer accounts. Add and remove extensions, change your store’s design, and switch themes or hosts or payment service providers, all as you please.
In a world increasingly aware of the importance of data protection, WooCommerce gives you full ownership over what is tracked and stored. If you opt to share usage data with us, your data is anonymized and kept secure. At any stage, you can opt out of all forms of tracking while still enjoying all of WooCommerce’s capabilities.
With WooCommerce, your data belongs to you. One of the risks of using a hosted eCommerce platform the risk of losing your store if the provider closes. WooCommerce store data is future-proof — you’re are free to export all your content and take your site wherever you choose.
Why developers like WooCommerce
WooCommerce was originally created with developers in mind. Built with a REST API, it integrates with virtually any service. Store data can be accessed anywhere, anytime, 100% securely.
WooCommerce allows developers to easily create, modify, and scale a store that meets client’s specifications, and to make enhancements either with extensions or with customs solution.
No matter the size of the store you want to build, WooCommerce has a robust framework that supports stores from basic to enterprise – with content and commerce in a single, central location.
WooCommerce is audited by a dedicated team of developers who work across time zones to identify and patch any and all discovered bugs. There is comprehensive, easily-accessible documentation that is updated with each release. With our docs, you’ll learn how to create the site your client needs.
Join our growing community
WooCommerce is one of the fastest-growing eCommerce communities. We’re proud that the helpfulness of the community and wealth of resources available online are frequently cited as reasons our users love it.
There are 80+ WooCommerce Meetups taking place in cities across the world that you can attend for free and even get involved in running. WooCommerce also has a regular presence at WordCamps across the globe – and we’d love to meet you.
If you’re interested in contributing to WooCommerce we’ve got more than 350 contributors, and there’s always room for more. Head to the WooCommerce GitHub Repository to find out how you can pitch in.
WooCommerce is currently 100% translated into 24 languages, including Danish, Ukrainian, and Persian. If you’re interested in helping to localize WooCommerce by adding your local language, visit translate.wordpress.org.
Contributors & Developers
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.
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.
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.
We have a detailed guide on How To Update WooCommerce.
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.
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.
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.
Extensive WooCommerce REST API Documentation is available on GitHub.
Check out Frequently Asked Questions for more.
5.0.0 – 2021-02-09
- Enhancement – Create additional download permissions for simple downloadable products that are converted to variable products provided that there are variations offering the same files. #28521
- Enhancement – Export SASS variables as CSS variables. #28709
- Tweak – Added “Store management insights” option. #28712
- Tweak – Styling for dismiss link of the store notice for Twenty Twenty and Twenty Twenty One themes. #28790
- Tweak – Notice to deprecate legacy reports in favor of the newer analytics page. #28799
- Tweak – Ability to create new tags for products when creating a product via the REST API. #28723
- Tweak – Disable untested plugin’s notice from System Status and Plugin’s page. #28840
- Tweak – Use
wp_robots_no_robots()when available to support WP 5.7. #28993
- Fix – Improves the logic for deleting variations when a product type is changed. #27137
- Fix – Use ‘setlocale’ in ‘wc_ascii_uasort_comparison’ for compatibility with PHP 8. #27844
- Fix – Normalize end of lines in log-handler-email tests for compatibility with PHP 8. #27844
- Fix – Invert
ifstatement to reduce nesting level in
- Fix – Changed value for speak to fix css3 validation issue. #28607
- Fix – Check if Cart and Checkout pages are using block instead of shortcode for the Status check. #28679
- Fix – Attributes on Edit Product page – “Select all” not working after “Select none” used. #28681
- Fix – Ensure the orders and products statuses are reverted correctly when restoring them. #28690
- Fix – Add checks to make sure session is initialised before loading the data store. #28692
- Fix – Update featured extensions API endpoint on WooCommerce/Extensions page. #28719
- Fix – Add Authorization header to the features extensions and search requests made to the marketplace. #28719
- Fix – Duplicate New Order emails being sent when changing order status. #28809
- Fix – Add migration to fix existing product review count. #28814
- Fix – Fixed issues with empty prices in PHP 8. #28900
- Dev – Increased WordPress minimum version to 5.4 according to WooCommerce’s L-2 support policy. #28977
- Dev – Use a custom fork of PHPUnit 7 in PHP 8 to workaround compatibility issues. #27844
- Dev – Introduced
- Dev – Clean up the
WC_Shipping_Zone_Data_Store::read()method, documenting the
- Dev – Updated the Jetpack Autoloader to 2.9.1. #29057
- Localization – Adding states for Dominican Republic. #28713
- Localization – Restored list of Serbia districts #28778
- Localization – Update Indian state name from
- Localization – Remove post code requirement for Guatemala. #28706
- Localization – Fixed name for state in Guatemala. #28706
WooCommerce Admin – 1.9.0
- Fix – Add Customer Type column to the Orders report table. #5820
- Fix – Product exclusion filter on Orders Report.
- Fix – Typo in Variation Stats DataStore context filter value.
- Fix – support custom attributes in Attribute advanced report filter.
- Fix – Don’t show Stock and Reviews Homescreen panels too early.
- Tweak – Remove deprecated use of Jetpack in shipping label banner. #5929
- Fix – Undefined
$collatevariable when database does not have collation capability. #5992
- Tweak – Remove
visit_countfrom track, and update task count logic. #5996
- Fix – Moved certified owner label for review to title. ##5877
- Fix – Move collapsible config to panels object, to allow for more control. #5855
- Enhancement – Show Help panel tooltip when user visits unfinished task more then once. #5826
- Tweak – Fix inconsistent REST API paramater name for customer type filtering.
- Enhancement – Tasks extensibility in Home Screen. #5794
- Enhancement – Add page parameter to override default wc-admin page in Navigation API. #5821
- Fix – Invalidate product count if the last product was updated in the list. #5790
- Fix – Updating (non wordpress user) customer with order data
- Dev – Add documentation for filter
- Dev – Revert work done in #4857 for automated shipping after OBW is completed #5971
- Add – Welcome modal when coming from Calypso #6004
- Enhancement – Add an a/b experiment for installing free business features #5786
- Dev – Add
onChangeCallbackfeature to the wc-admin
- Fix – Generate JSON translation chunks on plugin activation #6028
- Dev – Add merchant email notifications #5922
- Add – Email note to add first product. #6024
- Add – Note for users coming from Calypso. #6030
- Enhancement – Add an “unread” indicator to inbox messages. #6047
- Add – Manage activity from home screen inbox message. #6072