In my personal and professional opinion, yes! I use WordPress almost everyday. Throughout my career, I have used WordPress to create over 40 websites. It is the perfect compromise between seo structure, usability, and design capability. The plugins that are available for WordPress allow for easy integration of amazing functionality. Although, I have always been weary of plugins, as they are often developed by people with less than desirable coding practices. These poorly coded plugins can cause speed and/or security issues with your website. Today I will introduce you to one of the best plugins for WordPress, Woocommerce. It has the speed and security to bring a fully functioning store to your WordPress website.
Woocommerce is an open source e-commerce plugin. You can literally go to woocommerce github and look at the change log and all the coding that makes woocommerce work. This allows for the core functionality to be improved via crowd sourced development, while at the same time encouraging developers to create a plethora of extensions to the plugin, along with some incredible themes. Another awesome resource for Woocommerce is Woothemes. Woothemes, which itself is structured on Woocommerce and WordPress, is a website/team of developers who consistently support Woocommerce with documentation, extensions (plugins), themes, and more!
Here's an awesome video introducing Woocommerce to the world -
Here is a screenshot of a live Woocommerce website settings page-
Looks intimidating, but trust me, it's easy and efficient once it's configured properly.
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Justin Murray is the Owner and operator of Kickin Knowledge, a San Diego web design, development, and marketing company. With over 10 years of online marketing and website experience, Justin has a passion for building and promoting businesses on the internet. Justin studied Computer Science from Coleman University, with a concentration in Computer Networking, where he achieved certifications in A+ Computer Repair, as well as CompTIA Certifications in Computer Security and Networking. Considered a "jack of all trades" when it comes to websites, Justin brings experience and dedication to Kickin Knowledge. Kickin Knowledge proudly specializes in Wordpress, Woocommerce, E-commerce, SEO, and PPC (pay per click like Google Adwords) marketing services.