Building an auto parts ecommerce store using WooCommerce? You’re in the right place. Spork Marketing works with many WordPress websites that have WooCommerce, and we highly recommend you take advantage of plugins that will help your site to run optimally. Here are some of our favorites. featured photo: © Dezay W3 Total Cache (free) – Excellent performance plugin in the right hands. When configured correctly, it makes a dramatic improvement in website speed. The trick is to configure it correctly… Advanced Custom Fields Pro – Great tool for adding features to a site without going plugin crazy. However, it’s really only useful to a developer, so if you’re not one, don’t use it. Also, the pro version is well worth the cost. BackupBuddy – While the name of this plugin is a bit cheesy, it has a lot of great features for a low price. It’s also very user friendly, which means your low-level support staff can run a backup anytime they want before they try something crazy. 🙂 WP All Import (and Export) – These two plugins make data management much, much simpler, and both are compatible with WooCommerce. Yoast SEO (with WooCommerce Add-On) – This plugin is essential for most WordPress sites, and the cost of the WooCommerce add-on is very reasonable. Sucuri Security (free) – While there is a bit of a learning curve with this plugin, it’s a great tool for the price. This plugin is nice if you’ve got more than a couple of people accessing your site. WooCommerce Car Parts Filter Plugin – This is the best rated year-make-model plugin for WooCommerce on CodeCanyon. While the documentation isn’t excellent, the plugin works. WooCommerce Product Table – Display your products in an easy-to-read format without the programming headache. Mailchimp (free) – We are big fans of email marketing, and of Mailchimp. We’ve talked about it before, but we’ll say it again. Mailchimp is affordable, easy-to-use, and has great deliverability. It also offers a number of automated features of etailers.
Read the Rest of The Series
- Part 1 – Setup
- Part 2 – Theme Design and Development
- Part 3 – Helpful Plugins (this article)
- Part 4 – Tips and Tricks
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