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=== WooCommerce ===
Contributors: automattic, mikejolley, jameskoster, claudiosanches, claudiulodro, kloon, rodrigosprimo, jshreve, coderkevin
Tags: ecommerce, e-commerce, store, sales, sell, shop, cart, checkout, downloadable, downloads, paypal, storefront, woo commerce
Requires at least: 4.7
Tested up to: 4.9
Stable tag: 3.3.0
License: GPLv3
License URI: https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html
WooCommerce is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.
== Description ==
WooCommerce is a free eCommerce plugin that allows you to sell anything, beautifully. Built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, WooCommerce is the world’s favorite eCommerce solution that gives both store owners and developers complete control.
With endless flexibility and access to hundreds of free and premium WordPress extensions, WooCommerce now powers 30% of all online stores -- more than any other platform.
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= Sell anything, anywhere =
With WooCommerce, you can sell both physical and digital goods in all shapes and sizes, offer product variations, multiple configurations, and instant downloads to shoppers, and even sell affiliate goods from online marketplaces.
With premium extensions, you can offer bookings, memberships, and recurring subscriptions. Perhaps you’d like to sell monthly subscriptions for physical goods, or offer your members a discount on digital downloads? It’s all possible.
= Ship wherever you like =
Offer free shipping, flat rate shipping, or make real-time calculations. Limit your shipments to specific countries, or open your store up to the world. Shipping is highly configurable, and WooCommerce even supports drop shipping.
= Extensive payment options =
WooCommerce comes bundled with the ability to accept major credit cards, PayPal, BACS (bank transfers), and cash on delivery. Need additional options? More than 140 region-specific gateways integrate with WooCommerce, including popular choices like Stripe, Authorize.Net, and Amazon Payments.
= You control it all -- forever =
WooCommerce gives you complete control of your store, from taxes to stock levels to customer accounts. Add and remove extensions, change your design, and switch settings as you please. It’s all under your control.
One of the biggest risks of using a hosted eCommerce platform is what happens to your store if the provider closes up shop. With WooCommerce, you have complete control, so there’s never any reason to worry. Your data belongs to you -- and it’s kept secure, thanks to regular audits by industry leaders.
= Define your style with Storefront =
[Storefront](https://woocommerce.com/storefront/) is a free WordPress theme available to any WooCommerce store. Along with deep WooCommerce integration, Storefront prioritizes speed and uptime while eliminating theme and plugin conflicts during major updates.
Define your style even further by customizing Storefront to your liking or choosing from one of our several [Storefront child themes](https://woocommerce.com/product-category/themes/storefront-child-theme-themes/). It’s all up to you, and all open source.
= Built with developers in mind =
Extendable, adaptable, and open source -- WooCommerce was created with developers in mind. With its strong, robust framework, you can scale your client’s store all the way from basic to high-end (infinity and beyond).
Built with a REST API, WooCommerce can integrate with virtually any service. Your store’s data can be accessed anywhere, anytime, 100% securely. WooCommerce allows developers to easily create, modify, and grow a store that meets their specifications.
No matter the size of the store you want to build, WooCommerce will scale to meet your requirements. With a growing collection of more than 300 extensions, you can enhance each store’s features to meet your client’s unique needs -- or even create your own solution.
If security is a concern, rest easy. WooCommerce is audited by a dedicated team of developers working around the clock to identify and patch any and all discovered bugs.
We also support WooCommerce and all its extensions with comprehensive, easily-accessible documentation. With our docs, you’ll learn how to create the exact site your client needs.
= Extensions galore =
WordPress.org is home to some amazing extensions for WooCommerce, including:
- [Google Analytics](https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce-google-analytics-integration/)
- [Delivery Notes](https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce-delivery-notes/)
- [PDF Invoices and Packing Slips](https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce-pdf-invoices-packing-slips/)
- [Affiliates Integration Light](https://wordpress.org/plugins/affiliates-woocommerce-light/)
- [New Product Badges](https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce-new-product-badge/)
Keen to see them all? Search WordPress.org for ‘WooCommerce’ to dive in.
If you’re looking for something endorsed and maintained by the developers who built WooCommerce, there are a plethora of premium eCommerce extensions, the most popular of which include:
- [WooCommerce Subscriptions](https://woocommerce.com/products/woocommerce-subscriptions/)
- [WooCommerce Memberships](https://woocommerce.com/products/woocommerce-memberships/)
- [WooCommerce Bookings](https://woocommerce.com/products/woocommerce-bookings/)
- [Dynamic Pricing](https://woocommerce.com/products/dynamic-pricing/)
- [Table Rate Shipping](https://woocommerce.com/products/table-rate-shipping/)
- [Product CSV Import Suite](https://woocommerce.com/products/product-csv-import-suite/)
And there’s plenty more where they came from. Visit our [extensions page](https://woocommerce.com/product-category/woocommerce-extensions/) to find out everything you’re capable of and all that's possible with premium WooCommerce extensions.
= Join our growing community =
When you download WooCommerce, you join a community of more than a million store owners, developers, and WordPress enthusiasts. We're one of the fastest-growing open source communities online, and no matter your skill level we'd love to have you!
If you’re interested in contributing to WooCommerce we’ve got more than 350 contributors, and there’s always room for more. Head over to the [WooCommerce GitHub Repository](https://github.com/woocommerce/woocommerce) to find out how you can pitch in.
Want to add a new language to WooCommerce? Swell! You can contribute via [translate.wordpress.org](https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/woocommerce).
And, finally, consider joining or spearheading a WooCommerce Meetup locally, more about those [here](https://woocommerce.com/woocommerce/meetups/).
== Installation ==
= Minimum Requirements =
* PHP version 5.2.4 or greater (PHP 5.6 or greater is recommended)
* MySQL version 5.0 or greater (MySQL 5.6 or greater is recommended)
* Some payment gateways require fsockopen support (for IPN access)
Visit the [WooCommerce server requirements documentation](https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/server-requirements/) for a detailed list of server requirements.
= Automatic installation =
Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of WooCommerce, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.
In the search field type “WooCommerce” and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found our eCommerce plugin you can view details about it such as the point release, rating and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.
= Manual installation =
The manual installation method involves downloading our eCommerce plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favourite FTP application. The WordPress codex contains [instructions on how to do this here](https://codex.wordpress.org/Managing_Plugins#Manual_Plugin_Installation).
= Updating =
Automatic updates should work like a charm; as always though, ensure you backup your site just in case.
If on the off-chance you do encounter issues with the shop/category pages after an update you simply need to flush the permalinks by going to WordPress > Settings > Permalinks and hitting 'save'. That should return things to normal.
= Sample data =
WooCommerce comes with some sample data you can use to see how products look; import sample_products.xml via the [WordPress importer](https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-importer/). You can also use the core [CSV importer](https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/product-csv-importer-exporter/) or our [CSV Import Suite plugin](https://woocommerce.com/products/product-csv-import-suite/) to import sample_products.csv.
== Frequently Asked Questions ==
= Where can I find WooCommerce documentation and user guides? =
For help setting up and configuring WooCommerce please refer to our [user guide](https://docs.woocommerce.com/documentation/plugins/woocommerce/getting-started/)
For extending or theming WooCommerce, see our [codex](https://docs.woocommerce.com/documentation/plugins/woocommerce/woocommerce-codex/).
= Where can I get support or talk to other users? =
If you get stuck, you can ask for help in the [WooCommerce Plugin Forum](https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/woocommerce).
For help with premium extensions from WooCommerce.com, use [our helpdesk](https://woocommerce.com/my-account/tickets/).
= Will WooCommerce work with my theme? =
Yes; WooCommerce will work with any theme, but may require some styling to make it match nicely. Please see our [codex](https://docs.woocommerce.com/documentation/plugins/woocommerce/woocommerce-codex/) for help. If you're looking for a theme with built in WooCommerce integration we recommend [Storefront](https://woocommerce.com/storefront/).
= Where can I request new features, eCommerce themes and extensions? =
You can vote on and request new features and extensions in our [WooIdeas board](http://ideas.woocommerce.com/forums/133476-woocommerce)
= Where can I report bugs or contribute to the project? =
Bugs can be reported either in our support forum or preferably on the [WooCommerce GitHub repository](https://github.com/woocommerce/woocommerce/issues).
= Where can I find the REST API documentation? =
You can find the documentation of our REST API on the [WooCommerce REST API Docs](https://woocommerce.github.io/woocommerce-rest-api-docs/).
= WooCommerce is awesome! Can I contribute? =
Yes you can! Join in on our [GitHub repository](http://github.com/woocommerce/woocommerce/) :)
== Screenshots ==
1. The slick WooCommerce settings panel.
2. WooCommerce products admin.
3. Product data panel.
4. WooCommerce sales reports.
5. A single product page.
6. A product archive (grid).
== Changelog ==
= 3.4.0 - 2018-XX-XX =
* Feature - Added a new order widget to the dashboard (on multisite) so you can see your orders across multiple stores on the same WordPress network. #17598
* Feature - Added "display name" input on the My Account page. #19078
* Tweak - Made the system status tool which purges user carts also purge persistent carts.
* Tweak - Fixed settings table styling on mobile.
* Tweak - Don't call WC_Install::install() on downgrades.
* Tweak - Added a function to return a list of custom tables to aid with cleanup.
* Tweak - Display whether or not external object cache is enabled in system status report.
* Tweak - Standardize stock update messages in admin and correctly log who performed the action. When an order note is added after modifying stock manually, update order notes display via AJAX.
* Tweak - Added a santization function for flat rate costs to remove currency symbols.
* Tweak - Display zero value when using shipping classes.
* Tweak - Updated Flexslider to version 2.7.0.
* Tweak - Make sure terms page exists and isn’t trashed before using it.
* Tweak - Hash customer email address in download URLs to protect privacy.
* Fix - Properly set orderby and order when calling WC_Customer_Download_Data_Store::get_downloads().
* Fix - Set maxlength for order item meta key to avoid values disapearing if too long.
* Fix - Remove hardcoded /wp-content check for downloads.
* Fix - Prevent shortcode [product_page] redirecting to the actual product's page after add to cart.
* Fix - Make the "main term" logic match for both the breadcrumb and product categories widget.
* Fix - Check parent status too when seeing if variation is purchasable.
* Fix - Made get_on_sale_products respect the setting to hide outofstock products.
* Dev - Gallery meta box is now powered by CRUD.
* Dev - Added support for additional HTML5 input types for settings/checkout forms.
* Dev - Made 'woocommerce_email_downloads_column_' hook format aware.
* Dev - Added extra params to `woocommerce_order_get_downloadable_items`.
* Dev - Allow default value for single_select_country and multi_select_countries.
* Dev - Added CSS classname to grouped product table.
* Dev - Mini cart item link now respects value of $product_permalink.
* Dev - Add missing `woocommerce_update_options__` actions for settings pages that override save method.
* Dev - Added `woocommerce_persistent_cart_enabled` filter.
* Dev - Refactor woocommerce_wp_select so it could be used for a multiselect.
* Dev - Added ability to declare sanitize_callback in settings API.
* Template - Update cart coupon button from input to button type.
* Performance - Optimized saving of orders. Adds a transient for needs_processing, and only saves changes when saving order items.
* Localization - Various spelling and grammar fixes.
[See changelog for all versions](https://raw.githubusercontent.com/woocommerce/woocommerce/master/CHANGELOG.txt).
== Upgrade Notice ==
= 3.0 =
3.0 is a major update. Make a full site backup, update your theme and extensions, and [review update best practices](https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/how-to-update-your-site) before upgrading.