This is the first part in a series of posts highlighting talks from WooConf. You can watch the talk or read some of the points below.
WooCommerce has been amazingly successful over the last five years. The plugin itself has more than 32M downloads, more than 3M active installs, and over 600 contributors to the open source project. We aren’t just a plugin anymore, we’re a platform with a thriving ecosystem.
Since we have been fortunate to have success, we now have influence. As they say,
With great power comes great responsibility
The WooCommerce team takes that responsibility very seriously. So we’ve been taking a really hard look at the platform as a whole and figuring out how we can make sure it is living up to its responsibilities.
Over the last year, we spent considerable time and energy making WooCommerce robust and sustainable for the long-term for our three user groups: store owners, store builders, and extension developers. I’d like to share some of what we’ve been doing, what we’ve learned, and a hint of where things are going.