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WooCommerce

WooCommerce is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.

WooCommerce

Overview

WooCommerce is an incredibly powerful product from Automattic, providing all manner of Inventory and Product customization through Product Attributes, Product Categories and Variable Products. Sometimes, however, you might just need to add a couple of additional fields to the Product Display specific for a client’s needs or possibly adding new term-meta to the Product Categories for things like site-wide category icons or colors. That’s where Pods comes in by letting you Extend the post types and taxonomies created by WooCommerce to store additional data.

Quickstart

Adding Tabs or Content Below the Product

Flesh this section out further, but here’s some links for Adding, Editing and Removing Tabs in WooCommerce

Things we DON’T recommend extending with Pods

If you want to add additional fields to the order form or account page in WooCommerce, that’s fine to create them with Pods, but if you want them integrated with the WooCommerce forms or ordering or checkout process, it is much smarter and wiser to use the WooCommerce methods for that kind of work.

Likewise, when it comes to Product Variations and Product Attributes, we recommend you use the tools that WooCommerce provides for that, since they are tightly integrated with every single facet of WooCommerce.

Questions

  • Why do you recommend other Plugins instead of Pods for some functionality?

    We get asked this a lot, especially when people come to us wanting to build complicated forms with Pods or eCommerce solutions or Event Calendars. We believe “why re-invent the wheel?”. If it’s going to be more work for you to create an entire eCommerce solution, since Pods doesn’t support any kind of payment gateways, email notifications, etc., we always recommend WooCommerce for eCommerce websites, Gravity Forms for advanced, beautiful forms,  The Event Calendar for event management and FacetWP for excellent front-end filtering & search.