CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week WooThemes (www.woothemes.com) a leading developer of themes, plugins and shopping cart functionality ecommerce company for WordPress, announced that its WooCommerce WordPress plugin tool surpassed 4M downloads today demonstrating achievement of its vision of ecommerce technology as a pivotal force in 21st century online purchasing. The announcement comes as the company prepares to release WooCommerce 2.2 later this quarter.
WooCommerce is the flagship product of WooThemes which is the most used WordPress ecommerce plugin with official partnerships with companies including Amazon, Mastercard, and PayPal and many more. WooCommerce is free.
"WooCommerce growth continues to amaze us. As its catalog of niche functionality enabling extensions multiplies, we are seeing impressive and creative customer implementations of shops of all sizes - proving the range of scalable ecommerce solutions possible," said Mark Forrester, co-founder of WooThemes. "When 2.2 releases, we expect a new wave of innovative ecommerce integrations using our powerful API. We're still at the beginning of our rocket ride."
By reaching 4M downloads, WooCommerce becomes one of the most popular shopping cart functionality plugins of all-time, a distinction recently confirmed by Builtwith, a website profiler and business intelligence tool.
Woo! What a Year in ecommerce for WooThemes
While more ecommerce sites selected WooCommerce to power their web sites over the past 12 months, the results are quite pronounced:
- Approximately 18% of all internet ecommerce sites are powered by WooCommerce
- There are approximately 381,000 ecommerce sites worldwide using WooCommerce
- One of WordPress's most popular plugins
"We recognize that the success of our customers relies on their ability to access the best ecommerce tools that make online shopping enjoyable, and reaching our 4M download today indicates WooCommerce is striking the right chord with ecommerce business and shoppers," Forrester added.
About WooThemes.com - WooThemes is an international business providing a platform to extend WordPress-powered websites via themes and plugins. Its product, WooCommerce is a free ecommerce plugin with commercially available extensions and themes to get professional WordPress sites launched quickly and affordably. For more information, visit www.woothemes.com.