WooCommerce is now the de-facto standard for e-commerce sites for WordPress. In fact, it’s the single most used software for e-commerce on the Web. We want to make sure that you have everything needed from WPML, to successfully run multilingual WooCommerce sites.
A year ago, we ran a survey about your needs from multilingual sites.
While 42% of the people replied that they are all set, 45% had some small issues and 12% reported serious problems. Our goal was to fix it for everyone.
A detailed study of all reported problems shows that you were short on features, compatibility and performance (in that order).
Most of the requested features were actually compatibility issues with various WooCommerce extensions.
During 2016, we did several rounds of compatibility and performance improvements. We also ran three usability tests to uncover usability issues. Turns out that many of the features that people requested were already implemented, but hard to find.
A lot of the work on compatibility went into the big extensions, which many WooCommerce sites use. You can find detailed how-to manuals on:
- Translating WooCommerce Tab Manager
- Translating WooCommerce Subscriptions
- Translating WooCommerce Product Add-Ons
- Translating WooCommerce Bookings
- Translating WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping
As a result, WooCommerce Multilingual now comes with an improved setup wizard, is fully compatible with leading WooCommerce extensions and overall allows running multilingual WooCommerce sites much more efficiently.
You can probably imagine how happy we are with ourselves right now 🙂
Going forward, we want to make sure that we focus our efforts on what you need. You can imagine that we are getting a lot of feature requests and suggestions. You can help us prioritize by leaving your comments. Tell us how WooCommerce Multilingual is working for you, if you’re running into any problems and what else you need for your current and upcoming projects.
If you are reporting a technical issue, best to first report (in detail) in our technical support forum. Then, leave a comment here with a brief description and the link to the forum thread.
And, we would love to get your support. If you’re happy with WooCommerce Multilingual, show your support by giving us a good rating on the WordPress download page. Every vote counts and every good rating helps us. With your rating, we get other authors more engaged and active in compatibility with WPML.