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Where to find the best WooCommerce extensions

The core WooCommerce plugin is pretty awesome as a kick ass eCommerce platform for most store owners. But chances are you’ll find it lacking something you need sooner rather than later. Today we take a look at the best places to find the top WooCommerce extensions for your online store.

WooThemes Extension directory

It’s no surprise that the absolute best place to find a vast collection of WooCommerce extensions is over at WooThemes.

As of October 3rd 2014, WooThemes has approximately 313 extensions available! In addition to cranking out their own extensions on a regular basis, the Woo folks also partner with some of the best WooCommerce developers to release tons of new extensions for seemingly every possible use case. What I also like most about this official extension ecosystem is that every extension has been well tested with the latest and greatest versions of WooCommerce and every extension goes through extensive testing by the WooThemes team before being released.

Codecanyon WooCommerce Listing

The second most popular source of WooCommerce extensions has to be the Codecanyon WooCommerce category. Codecanyon reports that there are over 420 plugins available at the time of writing. Some of the plugins available on Codecanyon are amongst the most popular WooCommerce extensions on the market including:

Table Rate Shipping for WooCommerce

WooCommerce Amazon Affiliates

Fancy Product Designer

While Codecanyon houses more WooCommerce extensions, quality and support can sometimes be a concern. My recommendation to any store owner would be to carefully research any prospective purchase on Codecanyon to ensure the plugin author is active, provides support and keeps the plugin up to date with the latest versions of WooCommerce.

WordPress plugin directory

Last but not least if the official WordPress plugin directory. A simple search for WooCommerce reveals over 1,000 plugins report some form of compatibility with WooCommerce. While this doesn’t translate directly to WooCommerce specific extensions it’s an indication of the breadth of plugins available via the official WordPress plugin repository for WooCommerce.

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