As part of a comprehensive analysis of the key points of WordPress and WooCommerce, we could not bypass the WooCommerce security issues. When looking at the core of the platform, there are generally no striking security issues in WordPress. There are only relatively narrow places that can potentially cause hacking. The vast majority of these bottlenecks in WordPress sites are actually easy to control. The core of this system has gone a long way to development, so it’s quite safe. Surprising as it may sound, web developers are serious about security and release patches very quickly. One of the strengths of WordPress is the ease of upgrading and the high speed of the development cycle.
Template or theme, as WordPress users call it, is one of the most important tools in every CMS or ecommerce platform. That’s what, to a great extent, defines the quality of the display of the features and the speed of customization, regarding the end user’s needs. The market of WooCommerce solutions offers plenty of premium themes from different developers. Since developing of an all-purpose theme is one of our key objectives, we evaluated the most popular existing and best WooCommerce themes by several parameters.
SEO is one of the key issues for e-commerce, in general, since massive amounts of traffic and potential users come from the search engines. If the platform is poorly optimized or lacks necessary tools, the overall cost of optimization becomes several times higher or it becomes impossible to carry out optimization at all. We’ve done SEO audit and optimization for a large number of online stores and achieved remarkable growth in SEO traffic. Every online store must have a certain set of features and tools, which are going to be reviewed in this article, along with WooCommerce SEO capabilities.
In this article, I’d like to generally describe essential features and requirements for the creation of a large online store and provide full WooCommerce Review. Having the experience of working with thousands of such stores developed on our platform and after researching a great number of various technologies and their toolkits, we came up with a list of must-have features that most online shopping platforms need in order to sell successfully. We’ll provide a review of the features that are included in the WooCommerce core and we’ll also suggest some additional plugins or settings for it to achieve its best performance results.
While analysing Woocommerce and WordPress features, their market place, documentation and software users’ feedback and at the same time comparing them with the e-commerce platform that we’ve developed on Code Igniter, we’ve pinpointed some of the most popular WooCommerce pros and cons one can face while developing a store on these technologies. Interested? Then go on reading. Our team challenges the five major issues (which you’ll learn about by reading further) and we’ll deal with them in the first place on our way to the perfect Woocommerce solution as described in our roadmap.
WooCommerce vs OpenCart comparison is a part of our big research focused on the comparison of WooCommerce with other e-commerce technologies available on the web.
The WooCommerce vs Prestashop comparison is a part of our big research focused on the comparison of WooCommerce with other e-commerce technologies available on the web. This technology is very similar to Magento, and in fact, the audiences of these two technologies intersect. Therefore, we’re skipping the description of the points that are similar to Magento’s, just duplicating their scores. However, unlike Magento, Prestashop is less suitable for very large enterprise stores and has some special characteristics.
The WooCommerce vs Magento comparison is a part of our big research focused on the comparison of WooCommerce with other e-commerce technologies available on the web. Magento is considered to be the most popular platform for enterprise e-commerce projects, but after WooCoommerce its second most popular e-commerce platform in the world.
The WooCommerce vs Shopify comparison is a part of our big research that is focused on the comparison of WooCommerce with other e-commerce technologies available on the web. We had a close look at Shopify as it is now considered to be the most functional cloud based e-commerce platform. Shopify is the only non-php open source platform we have reviewed, primarily because of an enormous popularity and huge number of sold online stores based on it. This is the main advantage of Shopify.
The comparison of the WooCommerce store vs the framework based store is a part of our research and it is focused on the analysis of WooCommerce with other e-commerce technologies available on the web. We had a close look at Symfony as it is now considered to be the most functional php based framework.