Best WooCommerce Hosting
We’re a bit biased as part of the GoDaddy family. 🙂 We offer a managed Ecommerce hosting plan complete with everything Woo stores need to be successful.
We work on some custom plugin development, but we don’t have availability for all requests. In these cases, we recommend Codeable, rtCamp, or Wisdm Labs.
Codeable provides a marketplace where you can accept bids from dozens of experienced WooCommerce developers. Get 5% off on your first project with Codeable by clicking the banner below:
rtCamp has extensive experience with WooCommerce core and plugins from the SkyVerge team. They offer a full range of services for enterprise clients looking for a long-term technical partner.
Wisdm Labs has extensive experience with WooCommerce customizations, including those involving SkyVerge plugins, and takes projects ranging from small customizations to frontend builds.
The folks over at WooCommerce created a series of articles/tips to get you started setting up your own store. Articles range from initial setup to making your first sale, and managing your site ongoing.
Chris Lema frequently writes about eCommerce and membership solutions, but also writes general business articles about pricing and marketing. His site is great for overall business leadership learning.
We have a few plugins we really like at SkyVerge (one of them is, of course, WooCommerce). However, there are a lot of other useful plugins out there.
AffiliateWP is our favorite plugin for creating an eCommerce affiliate referral network for your store. It’s well-built, delivers high performance, is easy to use, and is backed by excellent developers.
We love Gravity Forms for building contact forms, quizzes, surveys, and more — it’s installed on every one of our sites. It also integrates with MailChimp, can be used as a registration form, and more. Not to mention, it’s included in GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress and Ecommerce hosting plans, too!
WP Migrate DB Pro is one of the most useful plugins out there for developers. You can use it to assist with migrating your site, or to create a restore point before updating plugins or themes.
Weglot is a WordPress translation plugin that translates and displays the content of your website into 100+ languages. Trusted by 50,000 websites – Weglot takes the hard work out of website translation with a simple and fast 5 minute install. No code and zero compatibility issues – Weglot is compatible with all WordPress themes and plugins.
You can also check out our free plugins here.
If you’re looking for other premium themes, here are some of our favorites.
Our team loves Astra, and often uses it as our default testing theme. It’s lightweight and amazingly performant, with just enough display options to help reflect your brand. Astra has WooCommerce styles built-in to maintain consistency with the rest of your site.
We also recommend themes from Codestag on ThemeForest, which are well designed and coded. They won an award for the best new WooCommerce theme on ThemeForest with the Crux Theme. Their site also has themes they sell directly.
While they don’t exclusively make WooCommerce themes, Astoundify is a top-notch theme developer, and their Listify theme is excellent for WooCommerce shops, especially those using WP Job Manager for listings.
Learning WordPress Development
We give out a lot of tips and advice at SkyVerge. However, if you want to become a better developer, we highly recommend the Annual Membership from WPSessions, which is frequently on sale throughout the year. The monthly option is a great place to start, but session downloads, bonus mastery courses, and session guidance provide an enhanced experience, helping WordPress developers improve and earn more by learning from WordPress experts.