There are many plugins that can really enhance your website’s functionality and user experience. Plugins are beneficial for store owners because they reduce workload, create a better shopping experience for your customers, increase your profitability and are reliable. Many plugins are created and managed by reputable companies who regularly update their plugins to fix bugs and improve security.
1. Yoast WooCommerce SEO
If you’re looking for a complete SEO package and are serious about selling online, we recommend Yoast WooCommerce SEO. Yoast has the proper optimisation features to ensure you site meets the highest SEO standard. The free version offers all of the essential features you would need to optimise your content. The paid option unlock’s extra tools, features, and SEO for your WooCommerce store.
2. WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping
Table Rate Shipping allows you to have advanced shipping options in WooCommerce that are highly customisable. The flexible shipping rates let you create multiple rates based on price, weight, item count, location and shipping class. You can add multiple tables of rates per zone and calculate per line, class, itme or order. Costs can be added by row, percentage, weight or per item cost.
It is one of the best free plugin options that you will discover in the WordPress inventory.
3. Kadence WooCommerce Email Designer
This plugin allows you to easily customize WooCommerce email templates using the native WordPress customizer. The features include Live preview your WooCommerce emails, import pre-built email designs to get started, customize emails to match your brand style, Customize heading, subtitle, and body text, send test emails inbox testing, export and import your settings with ease.
This is a must have if you don’t want to send boring standard emails.
4. Yith WooCommerce
YITH Essential Kit for WooCommerce, has packed a group of their plugins together. You get all the main extensions for your site, from wishlist and image zoom to quote requests. The powerful features give you a uniue e-commerce website. The whole package is installed at once and then you can activate the plugins that you need.
The whole plugin package includes Ajax Search, Ajax Product Filter, Compare, Zoom Magnifier, Quick View, and Infinite Scrolling.
5. Booster for WooCommerce
Booster, which was previously WooCommerce Jetpack, has over 100 WooCommerce addons in one plugin to enhance your website. It’s powerful features allow full control of your online store with various tools such as payment gateways, shipping, order management, currencies, pricing, PDF invoicing and packing slips, admin reporting, custom input fields, customised cart and checkout options and button and price labels.
This all in one plugin leaves customers with a great front end experience and uses zero coding.
6. Variation Swatches for WooCommerce
Our absolute favourite plugin for WooCommerce at the moment is Variation Swatches. It is so simple, but really can make your product variations stand out so clearly. Basically, your variable products show colour and image swatches instead of text dropdowns. Shoppers are able to visually see what the colour or pattern choices are and appreciate the visual representations. Your store now has the final polish and you will stand out from competitors.
Choosing the right plugin is so important and you and your web developer need to research, visit the WordPress.org plugin library, check the features of the free and Premium options, check if the plugin has been banned or blacklisted. This is usually if a plugin has known security risks.
Test your chosen plugin and see if it conflicts with other plugins you are using.
As long as you research and maintain plugins properly, you should have minimal issues with them on your site.