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?
September 10, 2014 - 67 Comments
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.
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 WordPress.org 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.
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.
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
- Authorize.net reports (direct to you inbox)
Take a look and remember to let us know your favourite:
June 27, 2013 - 8 Comments
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 WordPress.org. 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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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…
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.
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.
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.
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 WordPress.org) 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.
February 22, 2013 - 48 Comments
If you haven’t tested WooCommerce 2.0 yet, or haven’t prepared your website yet, now it really is the time to start doing that. Today we have tagged the second Release Candidate in our version control (you can now download it from GitHub) and this marks the last week of testing. If is it as good as we think it is (and no critical bugs are found), the final version of WooCommerce 2.0 will be released on March 4th.
This second Release Candidate also marks the moment where our support ninjas will start helping you resolving issues with WooCommerce 2.0 on your test installs. As with the previous beta and RC releases, we still do not recommend you run this version of WooCommerce 2.0 on a live website though, so please only use it for testing purposes.