WooCommerce is a fully featured WordPress e-Commerce plugin written and supported by WooThemes. In this post we list some of the best WooCommerce themes that are currently available for the WordPress WooCommerce plugin as of May 2012.
With WooCommerce becoming so popular now having over 650’000 downloads and steadily climbing at the time of writing I thought it might be nice to do a roundup of the 30 newest and free WooCommerce plugins to be released over at the WordPress Plugin Directory.
With so many people now developing for WooCommerce there are many additional free plugins becoming available for the system over the initial premium offerings that once dominated the WooCommerce eco-system. This is not to say that Premium WooCommerce plugins are not great value which they are especially for the support you receive but everyone likes free stuff too from time to time so here are 30 free plugins for the WooCommerce system for you to enjoy.
WooCommerce with over 2,250,000 downloads is now one of the most popular eCommerce platforms used on the internet today according to statistics available via the Built With website, it’s also the fastest growing eCommerce platform slowly catching up with dedicated offerings like Magento.
Today WooThemes released v2.1 of the WooCommerce plugin which which is codenamed Peppy Pengiun. One of the most exciting features of this new version of Woocommerce for me is the introduction of a REST API for the plugin and I think we are going to see some awesome developments now that an API is available.
I have seen several people asking in forums and such how can I show my sales numbers to a customer in WooCommerce on the product page. This can be particularly nice if your store sells digital downloads like software, books, music etc and you want to display how many customers have purchased the product.
This is what the recently released WooCommerce Show Sales Numbers (SSN) Plugin will achieve for you and it will display the sales stats on the product page of your WooCommerce powered store.
When building an WooCommerce store one of the first components that you will look for is a theme that will give your store a nice design. One of my favorite WooCommerce Themes at the moment is Flatsome which is a beautiful flat responsive WooCommerce theme that will give your store a great flat, clean and modern design and feel.
FlatSome has some really cool and modern features and design touches and is definitely a WooCommerce theme that I would recommend that you look at for any new projects you have in the pipeline.
With the WooCommerce system nearing 2,500,000 downloads it is now the second most used ecommerce software in the top one million ecommerce sites on the web according to data from Built With. Due to it’s popularity and growth users of the system are always looking for good resources that explain what the system is capable of and how it can help you sell just about any type of product online.
At some point in time either yourself or a client will be building a WooCommerce site any may want to display the total percentage saved on WooCommerce sale products. By default WooCommerce does not display the percentage the customer will save on a sale product but thanks to Gerhard Potgieter this is easily possible by using an a elegant little WooCommerce filter.
Below is a screenshot of how a standard unmodified WooCommerce on sale product displays, You will notice it’s recommended price has a strike through and the sales price is the visible one.
Pluto is a multi purpose responsive WooCommerce theme that allows you to create several different types of site from inside a single theme package. You can have a business type homepage site with slider or parallax effect or a online store powered by WooCommerce.
I particularly liked the layout and presentation of the shop page with this theme with it’s nice clean and modern feel.