WooCommerce

e-commerce functionality within the WordPress CMS

WooCommerce

What is WooCommerce?

WooCommerce is a popular WordPress-based e-commerce solution that offers product management and shopping cart functionality within WordPress.

When should I use WooCommerce?

WooCommerce is built on WordPress, which is essentially a blogging platform. Since WooCommerce extends the intended functionality of WordPress beyond its intended purpose, it’s not as flexible or scaleable as purpose-built solutions, like Shopify.

For this reason, we recommend that WooCommerce only be used on applications where e-commerce is secondary to other required functionality on the site, such as news publication or blogging.

What are the main alternatives to WooCommerce?

Shopify is a popular stand-alone hosted e-commerce platform, that is purpose-built for online shopping.

Magento is a another alternative to WooCommerce for applications that require Australian-based hosting.

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