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magento or woocommerce?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ceniicr7, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. ceniicr7

    ceniicr7 Junior Member

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    hello i want to start an ecommerce website on this forume one of user created a thread and said to start with woocommerce should i go with woo commerce or magento?
     
  2. Comura

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    How many products will you have in your shop?
    Under 100-150 -- WooCommerce
    200+ - Magento vs Opencart
     
  3. ceniicr7

    ceniicr7 Junior Member

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    for start i will add about 70-80 then i will add more ..
     
  4. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    I'm not really a fan of Magento. WooCommerce is decent. If you're a complete noob you could look into BigCommerce and Shopify as well.
     
  5. Ste Fishkin

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    Magento all day, its the best ecommerce software bar none.

    Sure its harder to use, but you have absolute total control over everything.

    Woocommerce sucks balls, it for noobs.

    Magento runs some of the worlds biggest stores and it can handle anything you throw at it. Brands like Samsung, Fox, Liverpool FC, Lenovo and Nike use magento. What real business uses woocommerce? None. It's built for people who cannot afford a real ecommerce store.
     
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    Agreed. Sounds like the OP might not be too experienced with e-com sites though so Magento could be a bit confusing.
     
  7. Ste Fishkin

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    He would be better off learning it, its not that different to other software out there.

    It's a skill he can use for the future then, but admittedly the learning curve could be steep.

    Opencart is a good middle ground between the two.
     
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  8. ceniicr7

    ceniicr7 Junior Member

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    im not really noob , i was using prestashop it was very good , wordpress i think have very much bugs is not secure and can know that you are using woocommerce
     
  9. ja1myn

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    You can look at the source code of most websites and figure out what cart they're using. I wouldn't call that a security issue though.
     
  10. ceniicr7

    ceniicr7 Junior Member

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    i think wordpress security is low can access database and so on
     
  11. ceniicr7

    ceniicr7 Junior Member

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    i just installed magento and for every product that i add i need to go to flush cache every time i hate this
    Prestashop was very good to me but some fulfillment doesnt support that and some modules are very expensive
    i think i will test now opencart !
     
  12. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    The cache for the product will clear when you save it.

    Install magmi, import via CSV.

    Then just clear cache and index when this is done. Magento isn't broken, you just don't know what you're doing.
     
  13. ceniicr7

    ceniicr7 Junior Member

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    hmm i dont like really , every time to clear cache i just add one product clear cache but doesnt show at homepage, and i cant chose different shipping price for product !
     
  14. Ste Fishkin

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    I repeat.

    Magento isn't broken, you just don't know what you're doing.
     
  15. lucas81

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    Just use magento,for sure :)
     
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    woocommerce has very basic functionality and you need to buy add-ons for all type of advanced tweaking.

    Magento is totally different from wordpresss but not hard to learn, if you are quick learner then must use it.
     
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    I use magento for all my ecommerce sites, but it can be a pain to develop for.Woocommerce is easiest to setup and is good for small stores.
    So Woo commerce for small sites and Magento for bigger sites.
     
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    Interesting discussion as I was wondering the same thing. The only thing with megento is that it seems there's always so many potential issues when upgrading, especially now that 2.0 is out....