20 Free WordPress Plugins for Extending WooCommerce

WooCommerce has become an incredibly popular eCommerce solution for WordPress. The WordPress.org Plugin Repository reports that WooCommerce has over one million active installs. And with developer WooThemes having been acquired by Automattic, WooCommerce is positioned to be the top choice for those looking to sell online well into the future.

A very nice aspect of WooCommerce is that you can get all kinds of new functionality through its many available extensions. While most of the official extensions will cost you some money, there’s also a variety of free plugins available to add more features to your store. Here is a collection of free WooCommerce plugins that we think you’ll enjoy.

You might also like these free themes & templates for creating eCommerce stores.

Customize WooCommerce Without Writing Any Code

WooCommerce Customizer adds a settings page that allows online store owners to change a variety of button and page text. You can also change the number of products displayed per page.

Customize WooCommerce Without Writing Any Code plugin

Add New & Powerful Features to WooCommerce with YITH

YITH Essential Kit for WooCommerce #1 is a collection of plugins that add valuable features to your WooCommerce install. There are plugins for AJAX Search/Product Filtering, Comparing Products, Image Zooming, Quick Views of Products, Infinite Scrolling, Wish/Wait Lists, Advanced Reviews, Multi Vendor Carts, Tab Manager and a whole lot more.

Add New & Powerful Features to WooCommerce with YITH plugin

Edit WooCommerce with Product Details Customiser

If you’d like to customize the look of your site’s product details page, then WooCommerce Product Details Customiser is for you. The plugin features a simple interface for choosing whether you want to show product images, related products, product tabs and upsell products.

Add Instant Search to WooCommerce

Instant Search + for WooCommerce Search provides a cloud-based auto-complete search functionality to your WooCommerce Store. The free version is good for stores with up to 50 products.

Add Instant Search to WooCommerce plugin

Add a Simple Product Carousel & Slider to WooCommerce

WooCommerce Product Slider lets you showcase your store’s products using a responsive carousel.

Add a Simple Product Carousel Slider to WooCommerce plugin

Create Custom WooCommerce Tabs with Product Tabs Lite

WooCommerce is famous for its product tabs. WooCommerce Custom Product Tabs Lite creates a custom tab for your products with whatever information you’d like your customers to know.

Setup Up Price Points with WooCommerce Table Rates

By default, WooCommerce doesn’t have table rate shipping built-in. WooCommerce – Table Rates is a free plugin that enables the setup of shipping tables for both domestic and international orders.

Setup Up Price Points with WooCommerce Table Rates plugin

Quickly Change Products with Smart Manager for WooCommerce & WPeC

Stores with a lot of products can be a pain to edit. Smart Manager for WooCommerce & WPeC lets you edit products, variations, customers, coupons and orders in a fast, easy-to-read table interface.

Quickly Change Products with Smart Manager for WooCommerce & WPeC

Add a 'New' Product Badge to WooCommerce Items

WooCommerce New Product Badge simply designates your newest items with a ‘New’ badge, allowing them to stand out.

Add a New Product Badge to WooCommerce Items plugin

Manage, Add & Remove Checkout Fields in WooCommerce

With WooCommerce Checkout Manager, you can add, remove, reorder and require fields during the checkout process.

Manage Add Remove Checkout Fields in WooCommerce plugin

Extend the WooCommerce Accepted Payment Methods

WooCommerce Accepted Payment Methods will display the payment methods your store accepts on any page you’d like.

Extend the WooCommerce Accepted Payment Methods plugin

Allow Shopping Cart Bulk Discounts in WooCommerce

WooCommerce Bulk Discount allows for the setup of bulk discounts with granular control. A good number of potential scenarios for discounts are available.

Allow Shopping Cart Bulk Discounts in WooCommerce plugin

Offer Buyers WooCommerce Coupon Shortcodes

Encourage your customers to make purchases using coupons with WooCommerce Coupon Shortcodes. The plugin includes shortcodes for conditionally displaying available coupons and other useful coupon-related information.

Ensure WooCommerce is EU VAT Compliant

WooCommerce EU VAT Compliance is a set of tools that takes the pain out of complying with the EU’s VAT law.

Ensure WooCommerce is EU VAT Compliant plugin

Create & Send WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips

Enhance your site’s customer service with WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips. You have the ability to attach PDF invoices to WooCommerce emails, customers can download their invoice via their account page and the templates are customizable.

Create & Send WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips plugin

Allow Buyers to Choose the WooCommerce Delivery Date

Some products (like gifts or flowers) may require the customer to pick a desired delivery date. Order Delivery Date for WooCommerce adds a date-picker field to the WooCommerce checkout to allow customers to choose a delivery date.

Allow Buyers to Choose the WooCommerce Delivery Date plugin

Add Packaging Tracking Number & Carrier Name to WooCommerce

Customers love to receive their order tracking info and AfterShip – WooCommerce Tracking provides an easy way to add this information.

Add Packaging Tracking Number & Carrier Name to WooCommerce plugin

Ask WooCommerce Buyers to Sign a Legally Binding Digital Contract

If your customers need to provide a signature before purchasing or downloading your product, WooCommerce Digital Signature can add that capability to your site.

Ask WooCommerce Buyers to Sign a Legally Binding Digital Contract plugin

Run Fully Multilingual WooCommerce Stores

WooCommerce Multilingual works in conjunction with WPML to translate your store’s pages to a host of different languages.

Add a Gift Wrapping Option to WooCommerce

WooCommerce Product Gift Wrap allows customers to add gift wrapping to their order. Shop owners can offer free wrapping or charge an extra fee.

Add a Gift Wrapping Option to WooCommerce

Concluding

The ability to extend WooCommerce means that you can build an online store with just about any type of functionality you need. Plus, the fact that there are so many great free extensions available means that you can add top-notch features without having to invest a lot of money.

Hopefully, you’ve found at least a few extensions here that will both improve your store’s functionality and boost sales.

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