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Woo and SIDEKICK bring WooCommerce training to your website

July 15, 2015 - 14 Comments

Important update: As of August 2016, the SIDEKICK extension is no longer available for WooCommerce. However, you can still access the walkthroughs for WordPress and WooCommerce for free by visiting the SIDEKICK website or downloading the SIDEKICK plugin from

Please contact support if you have any questions about this change. Thanks for your understanding!

At WooThemes, we believe in empowering users with our software. Together with our users and developers, we want to build the best possible eCommerce plugin with the best possible UX and UI. However, it’s not always easy for someone new to eCommerce to learn to use our plugin.

We’re always aiming at making it easier to use WooCommerce, whether it’s through improving the onboarding process or creating helpful educational content. At the same time, we are aware that there is a lot to learn, especially if you are new to selling online.

That’s why we’ve now teamed up with SIDEKICK to make WooCommerce walkthroughs available right on your store. With SIDEKICK, you can be fully trained on using WooCommerce and its extensions without ever leaving your office.

Watch the video below for a quick overview, then keep reading to learn more about why we decided to partner with SIDEKICK, and how these new walkthroughs can help you sell online faster than ever before.

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WooCommerce 2.2, “Prowling Pangolin”, has arrived

September 10, 2014 - 67 Comments

TL;DR: WooCommerce version 2.2 is now available. Visit your WordPress dashboard to upgrade, and be sure to update your WooCommerce extensions prior to updating WooCommerce itself. For further information on how to upgrade, please view our upgrade guide. Be sure to make a backup before you start.

Today marks the latest milestone in the growth and lifetime of WooCommerce. After months of developing, testing and tweaking (as well as some more testing), the team who brought you Peppy Penguin are proud to present Prowling Pangolin, the latest release of WooCommerce, the world’s fastest growing eCommerce platform. Can we get a woo woo?

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Entering the big leagues: WooCommerce at IRCE 2014

July 4, 2014 - 8 Comments


A couple weeks ago the Woo leadership team parted ways at O’Hare after a week of exciting firsts at IRCE in Chicago.

September 2011 we launched WooCommerce with 6 themes and 9 extensions, we had no idea the journey this product would take us on. Since that time we’ve marveled at the progressive and exponential growth of WooCommerce. People often ask what the secret to the success is. It is hard to pinpoint a single element or roadmap to success but one thing I am certain of, we would not be able to do what we are doing without a incredibly talented team, development from amazing 3rd parties and the incredible WordPress community behind us.

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WooCommerce 2.1, the Peppy Penguin

February 10, 2014 - 83 Comments


After an intensive month of testing and almost a year in development, it is my pleasure to introduce WooCommerce 2.1, code named Peppy Penguin, today. This new release is now available via the plugin page on and for you to update to right from your WordPress administration panel.

Please read this post before you update to WooCommerce 2.1 right away. As always, there are a couple steps you’ll need to take before it’s safe to update your live website. Your website is probably making you money, so you’ll wanna take a couple extra steps before updating to know that you’re not running into any trouble with this new version.

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WooCommerce Documents, Payment Gateways, Amazon, Oh My!

August 29, 2013 - 17 Comments


This week we’re launching 4 new WooCommerce extensions (including a FREE Amazon payment gateway!). We’ve also got some significant updates to 3 payment gateways. First up is Amazon Pay, the first free payment gateway, brought to you by WooThemes and Amazon.

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A hot summer selection of new WooCommerce extensions

July 25, 2013 - 10 Comments


Summer has arrived! Over here in the UK we’re experiencing a phenomenon of a heat wave, so, what better way to celebrate than with BBQs, cold beers, and new WooCommerce extensions, right?!

Hot off the presses this week we’re releasing some exciting extensions which offer;

  • RMA management (Manage, Sell, Facilitate Easy Returns and Warranties)
  • Automatic PDF invoice creation
  • reports (direct to you inbox)

Take a look and remember to let us know your favourite:

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Woo Woo! The WooCommerce train has arrived, laden with 7 more extensions

June 27, 2013 - 8 Comments


It’s that time again folks! Since we passed 1 million downloads our developer community has been busily beavering away at more WooCommerce extensions for your perusal.

This week we’re launching some pretty exciting functionality extensions that we think you’re going to love!

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Free WooCommerce Extension Roundup

June 19, 2013 - 23 Comments


Commercial WooCommerce extensions are great. You get premium support and advanced functionality. But it’s always worth keeping an eye on the free offerings on Occasionally there are gems to be uncovered.

With WooCommerce passing 1 million free downloads this week it seems like the perfect time to highlight some other useful free plugins.

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Rewarding your loyal customers

June 13, 2013 - 39 Comments


As a store owner, customer loyalty is important to you. Customer loyalty leads to repeat sales and, ultimately, a satisfied customer. As individuals, we enjoy the feeling of receiving “something for nothing”. If I can spend on a product now and earn a discount which I can redeem at any future purchase, I’ll be more inclined to make the purchase.

How do we, as store owners, incentivise customers to purchase with us again?

This incentive is a three-part operation; selling a great product or service, ensuring a pleasant purchasing experience, and rewarding customers for purchasing from your store. You already offer a great product or service and WooCommerce already offers a pleasant purchasing experience, so what about the reward?

Introducing Points and Rewards for WooCommerce

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6 new WooCommerce extensions and updates to 2 old favorites

May 23, 2013 - 30 Comments


Today we’re excited to announce 4 new gateways including PayU Turkey which is our first Turkish gateway. There’s also Minimum Advertised Price – perfect if you work with manufacturers that put restrictions on how pricing can be displayed on your WooCommerce store. PDF Product Vouchers which allows you to customize and sell downloadable PDF vouchers for products such as tours, events, classes & lessons. And finally, updates to our popular Product Add-Ons and Product CSV Import Suite extensions.

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Welcoming May with 7 more WooCommerce extensions

May 2, 2013 - 31 Comments


Following on from last weeks release, today we have 7 more WooCommerce extensions for you to enjoy. There’s splash pop ups, quickview, bulk variation forms and a Customer/Order XML Export Suite. Plus the much awaited RedSys (Servired) payment gateway for our friends in Spain. ¡Vamonos!

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An April Shower of WooCommerce goodies

April 25, 2013 - 25 Comments


It’s that time again, more WooCommerce extensions comin’ atcha!

This week we’re excited to release our Checkout Field Editor which we know has been high on peoples request list for some time. There is also URL Coupons to link customers directly to active coupons, Cost of Goods Sold to generate profit reports and 4 new payment gateways. Check em out!

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Special Delivery! Incoming shipment of new WooCommerce shipping extensions

April 18, 2013 - 14 Comments


It sure feels like a long time since I’ve been able to announce an extension drop! This release, along with last weeks Pre-Orders launch happily marks our getting back into the swing of WooCommerce extension releases (WooHoo).

Today we’re launching five new shipping extensions including an extensive Shipwire integration, Royal Mail & New Zealand Post. Plus a big update to an old favourite…

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Pre-Orders for your WooCommerce-powered store

April 11, 2013 - 28 Comments


Today at WooThemes HQ, we’re very excited to launch a new WooCommerce extension that we know has been on many of your wishlists for a while… it’s been on ours as well.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the WooCommerce Pre-Orders extension.

Buy now $129.00

WooCommerce Pre-Orders

Allow customers to order products before they are available.

Pre-Orders adds functionality for you as a store owner to pre-sell products to your customers with a specified release date- it does what it says on the tin.

What else can pre-orders do for me?

As with all WooThemes products, we like to explore as many creative ways of using our products as possible. Pulling back that curtain always yields exciting results.

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Introducing Product Finder for WooCommerce

March 7, 2013 - 24 Comments

With the current boom in eCommerce and the recent launch of WooCommerce 2.0 (which makes it really easy to sell your products online), the web is seeing an increasing pool of eCommerce websites selling larger and larger ranges of products.

With a large range of varying products, the most important factor in your customer’s time spent on your website is that they can find what they’re looking for quickly and easily, ultimately resulting in a purchase.

Today, with this in mind, we’re launching Product Finder, an advanced search extension for WooCommerce.

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Hello WooCommerce 2.0!

March 4, 2013 - 308 Comments

In my memory, it seems like yesterday when we decided that our next release would be a major release. Instead of releasing version 1.7 with just new features, we decided to rewrite a large part of our code that we always wanted to change and go for a 2.0 (code name: Daring Dassie) release. Today is the day that marks the start of a new era for WooCommerce.

WooCommerce 2.0 is here (now available via and it is a major release. We have rewritten large parts of our code base, we have added new features and have made it better capable to handle everything you need for your online store.

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