E-Commerce

WooConf 2017 Livestream Tickets Now on Sale

The third edition of WooConf is being held in Seattle, Washington, October 19-20. This year the event is narrowing its focus to developers and will feature eight workshops and more than 30 speakers. Topics include scaling, client relations, A/B testing, and enterprise e-commerce. WooCommerce is currently active on more than (more…)

WooCommerce Powers 42% of All Online Stores

Last week Automattic published its annual “Year in Review” stats, including WooCommerce stats for the first time since the company acquired Woo in 2015. As of December, there are 1,594,894 active stores using WooCommerce and roughly 1/3 of those (530,000) are new in 2016. One of the most exciting areas (more…)

WooThemes.com Domain Redirected as WooCommerce Takes Front Seat

When Adii Pienaar, Magnus Jepson, and Mark Forrester created WooThemes in 2008, they never envisioned a future where the lion’s share of the company’s revenue would be derived from e-commerce. After establishing WooThemes as a major player in the WordPress themes marketplace, the company’s founders launched WooCommerce with the goal (more…)

New WordPress Plugin Tests for TLS 1.2 Compatibility

Jason Coleman, creator of the popular Paid Memberships Pro plugin, published a post today, warning users that many payment gateways will soon require TLS 1.2. The encryption protocol secures communication between the server and customers’ browsers so that things like credit card numbers and addresses can be transferred safely. Coleman (more…)