Say hello to WooCommerce; simple, beautiful WordPress eCommerce

Today I’m proud to announce WooCommerce has arrived. Its been a tough week preparing it’s launch, and a busy month of development work but its all paid off. The WooThemes team, myself included, are incredibly excited by its completion and we hope it’s a hit with the WordPress community as a whole.

WooCommerce is an open source eCommerce plugin for WordPress with loads of cool features. Adding products, managing orders, setting up tax and shipping rates – WooCommerce makes it easy.

Whilst developing WooCommerce we focused on extending core WordPress functionality and keeping the UI consistant; this gives you an simple, easy to use, familiar admin interface which is a joy to use.

We made full use of WordPress custom post types, post type archives, and custom taxonomies making it both extendable and easy to theme. Theme developers will be relieved by its simplicity – after using several other eCommerce plugins in the past I know that it will be a breath of fresh air to many.

Alongside the release of the WooCommerce plugin we’ve also released three new themes (WooStoreCoquette and Wootique) as well as several child themes and extensions.

WooTique is our free WooCommerce theme

You can read more about WooCommerce on the WooThemes site. Be sure to check out WooCommerce on WordPress.org, and if your a developer (or a translator) why not say hi on Github and contribute to the project 🙂

Working for WooThemes

Its been a fantastic (and busy) month for me – september 1st I started my new job at WooThemes, arguably the most popular premium WordPress theme company in town, and I’m having a blast 🙂

At WooThemes I’ve been busy working in the new ‘WooLabs’ division alongside my pal James Koster. In the WooLabs we’re focusing on application style themes (like SupportPress), plugins (our nearly complete Mighty Menus plugin) and the highly anticipated WooCommerce plugin and themes.

So far I’m really enjoying my new role at Woo, and I’m ecstatic that they gave me the opportunity to work with them.

I’ll leave you with this teaser…looking forward to tuesday!

Getting comments of a certain post type

Whilst looking for a method to get comments from one of my post types in WordPress I stumbled across some undocumented parameters for the get_comments function. Simply state the name of the post type in the undocumented post_type parameter:

$comments = get_comments( array( 'number' => 5, 'status' => 'approve', 'post_status' => 'publish', 'post_type' => 'product' ) );

Very handy!