WooCommerce and WordPress

WooCommerce WordPress Ecommerce Development

What is WooCommerce?

WooCommerce is a free WordPress ecommerce development plugin that allows you to start selling your products and services online quickly and can be set up with just a few clicks. WooCommerce is can be fully customizable to sell things like fitness class fees to all your products and services. You can integrate with numerous payment gateways that are already set up for your to install. You can also run your store from the WooCommerce mobile app.

WooCommerce Plugin Features

The greatest feature about the WooCommerce plugin is that it is 100% free to use. There is no hidden costs for selling your products. If you have 1 product to a million, it’s free to sell. There are also over 60 payment plugins you can integrate with your new online store. Some are free and some you have to pay for. Typically integrating payment gateways like Authorize.net or Skyverge charge a yearly fee for the plugin which does include 1 year worth of support and updates. Plugins like WooCommerce Payments, Stripe, PayPal and Affirm, are all free to use. You only pay their standard processing charge once you process a payment. You can also use the marketing portion of Woocommerce to create usable coupon codes and offer your customers discounts on their first order or any order.

There are also a lot of other plugins that you can integrate with your new WordPress ecommerce store like Constant Contact, MailChimp and shipping plugins for UPS, FedEx, USPS as well as applications like ShipStation.

The possibilities are endless with one of the best free plugins for your business to start selling online!

What Capo Web Design can do for You?

We have used our ecommerce development to build numerous WooCommerce online stores in the United States and Canada. Contact us today for some more examples of what we can do for you today.

WordPress and what it can do for you

WordPress and What it Can Do For You

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and is paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. WordPress Development features include themes which are used as the overall look and feel of the website and plugins which allows you to add numerous levels of functionality to your website.

WordPress is used to power almost 40% of the internet and is on a 5% rise year to year. There are more than 64 million WordPress websites on the internet and over 600+ go live each and every day.

What are WordPress Themes?

WordPress users may install themes or code one themselves. Themes allow users to change the look and functionality of a WordPress website without altering any code. You must have at least one theme to be present and designed to WordPress standards with structured PHP, valid HTML and CSS.

There are thousands of themes out there and it is important to choose a theme that has a high rating and has been along for a while. You do not want to use a theme and in a month or so find out the developer is no longer updating it and then you have to find a new theme. A few themes I use frequently are AstraEssentials and Themify. All can be used in connection with a drag and drop builder like Eliminator. I will talk about Elementor which is a plugin next.

What are WordPress Plugins?

A WordPress plugin allows users to extend the features and functionality of a website. WordPress.org has almost 60K plugins available, each one offers different custom features enabling users to customize their sites without altering the sites code. There are also premium plugin which are paid plugins with a yearly fee that offer even more customization. These can all range from plugins that allow you to add catalog or brochure downloads to customizing a site to specific users.

There are some things you have to look out for with having a lot of plugins on a website. Too many plugins can cause your site to be really slow and it can also cause compatibility issues if one plugin does not play well with another.

Capo Web Design and WordPress Development

Capo Web Design inc. has over 12 years experience with WordPress. If you need a custom theme for your site, we can code that. If you need a custom plugin we can code that as well. We have designed and built over 50 WordPress websites for happy customers. Whether it is a blog, website or an ecommerce store, we can do it all for you. Contact us today and find out more.