WooCommerce is the world’s most popular open-source eCommerce solution.

Our core platform is free, flexible, and amplified by a global community. The freedom of open-source means you retain full ownership of your store’s content and data forever.

Whether you’re launching a business, taking brick-and-mortar retail online, or developing sites for clients, use WooCommerce for a store that powerfully blends content and commerce.

Built-in tools and popular integrations help you efficiently manage your business operations. Many services are free to add with a single click via the optional Setup Wizard.

  • Choose how you want to get paid. Conveniently manage payments from the comfort of your store with WooCommerce Payments (Available in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and now: Spain, France, Germany, and Italy). Securely accept cards, mobile wallets, bank transfers, and cash thanks to 100+ payment gateways – including Stripe, PayPal, and Square.
  • Configure your shipping options. Print USPS labels right from your dashboard and even schedule a pickup with WooCommerce Shipping (U.S.-only). Connect with well-known carriers such as UPS, FedEx, and ShipStation – plus a wide variety of delivery, inventory, and fulfillment solutions for your locale.
  • Simplify sales tax. Add WooCommerce Tax or similar integrated services to make automated calculations a reality.

Grow your business, add features, and monitor your store on the go

WooCommerce means business. Keep tabs on the performance metrics most important to you with WooCommerce Admin – a powerful, customizable central dashboard for your store.

Expand your audience across marketing and social channels with Google Ads, HubSpot, Mailchimp, and Facebook integrations. You can always check out the in-dashboard Marketing Hub for fresh ideas and tips to help you succeed.

Enhance store functionality with hundreds of free and paid extensions from the official WooCommerce Marketplace. Our developers vet each new extension and regularly review existing inventory to maintain Marketplace quality standards. We are actively looking for products that help store builders create successful stores.

Manage your store from anywhere with the free WooCommerce mobile app (Android and iOS). Spoiler alert: Keep an ear out for the slightly addictive «cha-ching» notification sound each time you make a new sale!

Own and control your store data – forever

With WooCommerce, your data belongs to you. Always.

If you opt to share usage data with us, you can feel confident knowing that it’s anonymized and kept secure. Choose to opt-out at any time without impacting your store.

Unlike hosted eCommerce solutions, WooCommerce store data is future-proof; should you wish to migrate to a different platform, you’re free to export all your content and take your site wherever you choose. No restrictions.

Why developers choose (and love) WooCommerce

Developers can use WooCommerce to create, customize, and scale a store to meet a client’s exact specifications, making enhancements through extensions or custom solutions.

  • Leverage hooks and filters to modify or create functionality.
  • Integrate virtually any service using a robust REST API and webhooks.
  • Design and build custom content blocks with React.
  • Inspect and modify any aspect of the core plugin code.
  • Speed up development with a lightning-fast CLI.

The core platform is tested rigorously and often, supported by a dedicated development team working across time zones. Comprehensive documentation is updated with each release, empowering you to build exactly the store required.

Be part of our growing international community

WooCommerce has a large, passionate community dedicated to helping merchants succeed, and it’s growing fast.

There are WooCommerce Meetups in locations around the world that you can attend for free and even get involved in running. These events are a great way to learn from others, share your expertise, and connect with like-minded folks.

WooCommerce also has a regular presence at WordCamps across the globe – we’d love to meet you.

Contribute and translate

WooCommerce is developed and supported by Automattic, the creators of WordPress.com and Jetpack. We also have hundreds of independent contributors, and there’s always room for more. Head to the WooCommerce GitHub Repository to find out how you can pitch in.

WooCommerce is translated into multiple languages, including Danish, Ukrainian, and Persian. Help localize WooCommerce even further by adding your locale – visit translate.wordpress.org.



Minimum Requirements

  • PHP 7.2 or greater is recommended
  • MySQL 5.6 or greater is recommended

Visit the WooCommerce server requirements documentation for a detailed list of server requirements.

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option — WordPress will handles the file transfer, and you won’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of WooCommerce, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu, and click “Add New.”

In the search field type “WooCommerce,” then click “Search Plugins.” Once you’ve found us, you can view details about it such as the point release, rating, and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by! Click “Install Now,” and WordPress will take it from there.

Manual installation

Manual installation method requires downloading the WooCommerce plugin and uploading it to your web server via your favorite FTP application. The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.


Automatic updates should work smoothly, but we still recommend you back up your site.

If you encounter issues with the shop/category pages after an update, flush the permalinks by going to WordPress > Settings > Permalinks and hitting “Save.” That should return things to normal.

Sample data

WooCommerce comes with some sample data you can use to see how products look; import sample_products.xml via the WordPress importer. You can also use the core CSV importer or our CSV Import Suite extension to import sample_products.csv


Where can I find WooCommerce documentation and user guides?

For help setting up and configuring WooCommerce, please refer to Getting Started and the New WooCommerce Store Owner Guide.

For extending or theming WooCommerce, see our codex, as well as the Plugin Developer Handbook.

Where can I get help or talk to other users about WooCommerce Core?

If you get stuck, you can ask for help in the WooCommerce Support Forum by following these guidelines, reach out via the WooCommerce Community Slack, or post in the WooCommerce Community group on Facebook.

Where can I get help for extensions I have purchased on WooCommerce.com?

For assistance with paid extensions from the WooCommerce.com Marketplace: first, review our self-service troubleshooting guide. If the problem persists, kindly log a support ticket via our helpdesk. Our dedicated Happiness Engineers aim to respond within 24 hours.

I’m having trouble logging in to WooCommerce.com – what now?

First, troubleshoot common login issues using this helpful step-by-step guide. Still not working? Get in touch with us.

Will WooCommerce work with my theme?

Yes! WooCommerce will work with any theme but may require some additional styling. If you’re looking for a theme featuring deep WooCommerce integration, we recommend Storefront.

How do I update WooCommerce?

We have a detailed guide on How To Update WooCommerce.

My site broke – what do I do?

Start by diagnosing the issue using our helpful troubleshooting guide.

If you noticed the error after updating a theme or plugin, there might be compatibility issues between it and WooCommerce. If the issue appeared after updating WooCommerce, there could be a conflict between WooCommerce and an outdated theme or plugin.

In both instances, we recommend running a conflict test using Health Check (which allows you to disable themes and plugins without affecting your visitors) or troubleshooting the issue using a staging site.

Where can I report bugs?

Report bugs on the WooCommerce GitHub repository. You can also notify us via our support forum – be sure to search the forums to confirm that the error has not already been reported.

Where can I request new features, themes, and extensions?

Request new features and extensions and vote on existing suggestions on our official ideas board. Our Product teams regularly review requests and consider them valuable for product planning.

WooCommerce is awesome! Can I contribute?

Yes, you can! Join in on our GitHub repository and follow the development blog to stay up-to-date with everything happening in the project.

Where can I find REST API documentation?

Extensive WooCommerce REST API Documentation is available on GitHub.

My question is not listed here. Where can I find more answers?

Check out Frequently Asked Questions for more.


29 de noviembre de 2021
Hi, No need to explain why this plugin is extraordinary, but I have a question. I'm creating a shop with product categories and in a specific category I put a button on the product page. This button has to change the product categories of this product. So my question is: which function can add a product category to a product and remove the current category ? Thanks for your answer
25 de noviembre de 2021
Navigating to the WooCommerce dashboard is essentially broken as it attempts and fails to load an Inbox that I don't want or need. The plugin is rife with PHP warnings. And for something that feels so needlessly bloated and slow, it offers very little in the way of features.
23 de noviembre de 2021
If you don't need anything stupid this is the easiest and cheapest way to get a shop running.
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5.9.0 2021-11-09


  • Fix – Bug in the handling of remote file names for downloadable files.
  • Fix – Remove the absolute path to the currency-info.php from within locale-info.php. #31036
  • Fix – wc_get_price_excluding_tax when an order with no customer is passed. #31015
  • Fix – Rename transient used to cache data for Featured page of In-App Marketplace. #31002
  • Fix – Variable product price caching bug with VAT exemption. #30889
  • Fix – Allow to pass null as the email for billing addresses in REST API. #30850
  • Fix – Ensure woocommerce_cancel_unpaid_orders event is always re-scheduled. #30830
  • Fix – Use a more standard way to check if the product attributes lookup table exists. #30745
  • Fix – Undefined variable notice when trying to add product in orders without specifying a product. #30739
  • Fix – Use proper location for taxes when adding products via admin. #30692
  • Dev – Add mobile data to WCTracker. #30415
  • Tweak – Remove hardcode category banners in Settings > Marketplace and use the WooCommerce.com API instead. #30938
  • Tweak – Show a search again message when marketplace results are empty. #30642
  • Tweak – Add promoted cards styling to marketplace section. #30861
  • Enhancement – Add ratings, reviews and icons into Marketplace’s Product Cards. #30840
  • Enhancement – Update Storefront banner width and track links in the marketplace page. #30882
  • Enhancement – Revamp the WooCommerce Marketplace page. #30900

**WooCommerce Admin – 2.8.0 **

  • Fix – Issue where stock activity panel was not rendering correctly. #7817
  • Fix – Increase CSS specificity to avoid conflicts and broken panel styling. #7813
  • Fix – Updated link to WooCommerce Developers Blog in readme.txt. #7824
  • Fix – Fixed navigation menu text color after Gutenberg 11.6.0. #7771
  • Fix – Add status param to notes/delete/all REST endpoint, to correctly delete all notes. #7743
  • Fix – Allow already installed marketing extensions to be activated. #7740
  • Fix – Add missing title text for marketing task. #7640
  • Fix – Assign parent order status as children order status if refund order. #7253
  • Fix – Fix category lookup logic to update children correctly. #7709
  • Fix – Fixing an unwanted page refresh when using Woo Navigation. #7615
  • Fix – Fix naming of event names and properties. #7677
  • Fix – Fix white screen for variation analytic data without a name. #7686
  • Add – Store Profiler and Product task – include Subscriptions. #7734
  • Update – Update WC pay supported country list for the default free extensions. #7873
  • Update – Update back up copy of free extension for Google Listing & Ads plugin. #7798
  • Update – Update Eway payment gateway capitalization (was eWAY). #7678
  • Update – Enable Square in France. #7679
  • Enhancement – Only load tasks during rest api requests. #7856
  • Enhancement – Add experiment for promoting WooCommerce Payments in payment methods table. #7666

WooCommerce Blocks – 6.0.0 & 6.0.1 & 6.0.2 & 6.1.0

  • Fix – Infinite recursion when removing an attribute filter from the Active filters block. #4816
  • Fix – Update All Reviews block so it honors ‘ratings enabled’ and ‘show avatars’ preferences. #4764
  • Fix – Products by Category: Moved renderEmptyResponsePlaceholder to separate method to prevent unnecessary rerender. #4751
  • Fix – Calculation of number of reviews in the Reviews by Category block. #4729
  • Fix – Dropdown list in Product Category List Block for nested categories #4920
  • Fix – String translations within the All Products Block. #4897
  • Fix – Filter By Price: Update aria values to be more representative of the actual values presented. #4839
  • Fix – Filter button from Filter Products by Attribute block is not aligned with the input field. #4814
  • Fix – Remove IntersectionObserver shim in favor of dropping IE11 support. #4808
  • Enhancement – Added global styles to All Reviews, Reviews by Category and Reviews by Product blocks. Now it’s possible to change the text color and font size of those blocks. #4323

See changelog for all versions.