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Mike Babb
Mike Babb
7,958 Points

Can WordPress with WooCommerce do all this?

Wordpress & WooCommerce veterans, I need your help! I'm about to start an ecommerce project and I'd like to know if WooCommerce can handle all the following as I've only dabbled with it briefly before:

  1. Presenting individual products in a lightbox style instead of redirecting to a separate page when clicked from the storefront

  2. Storing a "Favourites" list for registered users that they can add products to by clicking a link or icon on the product page (a little heart maybe or a "like" icon of some sort)

  3. Dual language support

  4. Different tiers of users - the client would like a wholesaler or retailer to be given a special kind of account that when logged in, sees all the same products but at lower prices

If WooCommerce would be unable to deliver all this functionality, are there are any more suitable ecommerce platforms I could use that would meet all the objectives?

3 Answers

jeff creamer
jeff creamer
23,733 Points

Head on over and scour the WooCommerce plugin forums Mike; there's probably others looking to see what kinds of things it does. One thing that I noticed on Woo's site is that there are a boatload of add-on functionalities and services (free and paid) to augment the core plugin.

Let us know what you find. I really liked the Treehouse vid on it.

Zac Gordon
Zac Gordon
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hi Mike,

You should be able to accomplish everything you want with WooCommerce:

  1. You can edit the product listing page template code to display a lightbox instead of going to a product details page
  2. Check out http://codecanyon.net/item/dvin-woocommerce-wishlist-wp-plugin/
  3. Multiple languages are supported
  4. Try http://www.woothemes.com/products/dynamic-pricing/

Hope that helps! Would love to see the project as it develops :)

Mike Babb
Mike Babb
7,958 Points

Excellent, thanks guys! Did a little reading and I think I've found either native functionality or a plugin to achieve every one of the goals I listed.