Last year, before the birth of my first son, I was able to get creative and decorate the nursery. Being a huge fan of video games (and retro style graphics!) logically I chose a Super Mario theme for the room and set about making plans to create a large wall mural and other themed objects (as well as doing the boring adult stuff like flooring and painting the walls).
It took approximately 2 months to get everything completed, and a lot of that was lead time on the custom things I needed to order. I do wish I took more shots during the build, but alas I didn’t think I’d be blogging about it. Maybe next time!
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 (WooStore, Coquette and Wootique) as well as several child themes and extensions.