What is WooCommerce?
WooCommerce is a WordPress plugin which lets you create an online shopping site. It works like a regular plugin; first you download it
from the WordPress repository, then install & activate to start using.
It's not a necessity to use it on a shopping site. For example, if you have a blog and want to sell a couple of things too, then you can use it! It just creates a separated section on your site, so everybody can have a shop on any site created with WordPress.
When you activate the WooCommerce plugin, it directs you to a wizard for creating the pages like Shop, My Account, Cart and Checkout. There, you can configure some settings related to your shop, like which currency you prefer to use. Remember that you can always change any shop settings after this process.
Why to Choose It
It doesn't matter if you're running a fashion
or a furniture
store. Today, more than 40% of all shopping sites use WooCommerce. This popularity isn't a coincidence. It's popular because it has the most useful interface with the greatest user experience.
Adding different type of products (Simple, Variable, Grouped and External), applying discounts, creating categories and whatever you may need is possible. What's more, there are tons of plugins that were created for it. Therefore you can just do everything you want to do on a shopping site.
More popularity brings more resources. Which means you are lucky to find a WooCommerce theme for your shop, easily. And here on WPSelected, we're picking only the best ones
for your site.
WooCommerce Theme Features
WooCommerce themes generally include a page builder. So you can create your homepage by adding the elements block by block. Some of them come with Slider Revolution
too. The slider on the front page of your shop could be the biggest effect to impress your visitors!
Theme authors add different layout options for shop pages. Various number of columns with sidebar is the most common way to present your products. And specially crafted product pages could help you to make your choice.
Even if you own a shopping site, still, you might have something to say. That's why almost all of the WooCommerce themes support all blogging features as well as some regular pages like "About" and "Contact".