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Original author(s) Mike Jolley, James Koster, Coen Jacobs
Developer(s) WooThemes[1]
Initial release 2011 (2011)[2]
Stable release v2.2.8 / 29 October 2014; 25 days ago (2014-10-29)[3]
Written in PHP
Operating system WordPress
Type e-commerce
License GPL
Website [1]

WooCommerce is the most popular open source e-commerce plugin for WordPress that was launched on September 27, 2011.[4]

WooCommerce is designed for the small to large-sized online merchant using WordPress.


WooCommerce was developed by WooThemes who hired Mike Jolley and Jay Koster, developers at Jigowatt, to work on a fork of Jigoshop[5][6] that became WooCommerce.[7][8] In August 2014, 381,187 sites (or 17.77% of ecommerce sites online)[9] were powered by WooCommerce, placing WooCommerce as the most used e-commerce solution in the world with more than 4 million downloads.


WooCommerce (most popular wordPress e-commerce plugin)[10] has been adopted by over 380,000 online retailers.[11] It is used by a number of high-traffic websites, among them are Internet Systems Consortium and Small Press Expo.[12] For the 1st week of August 2014, Quantcast data collated by BuiltWith Trends indicated that WooCommerce ran on 17.77% of ecommerce sites online.[13]

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