Reasons Why You Should Try WordPress Jigoshop eCommerce Plugin

Couple months ago we’ve already spoken about eCommerce plugins for WordPress. Now it’s time to narrow out selection and to choose the one that provides truly outstanding capabilities for editing and maintaining eCommerce websites. From the title you already got it that we bear in mind Jigoshop Plugin.

Jigoshop is a WordPress eCommerce plugin that is developed by professionals with years of experience delivering online shops for global brands. After installation, with all that features available, you can adjust your future online shop within several minutes. With Jigoshop plugin you can create multiple product types, apply detailed attributes making sure that your customers will find any product with just a couple of clicks. Inside the dashboard you get sortable sales graphs, incoming order/review notifications together with stats on your stores performance.

Additionally we would like to inform you that TemplateMonster is going to release themes fully compatible with Jigoshop. Official launch is scheduled for September, anyway we will inform you additionally about this launch, stay in touch.

Recently there was launched the last version of Jigoshop 1.3. The changelog of the new version is couple feet long, if we’ve enumerated each point the blog post would come out way too long, anyway if you want to see the log it’s available at WordPress.org.

Features:

  • create easily virtual products;
  • various product options available (Ex: various sizes: S, M, L for one product);
  • add external products;
  • create grouped products;
  • out-of-the-box e-commerce decision;
  • thousands of themes and extensions available;
  • with Skeleton framework you can create adaptive layouts;
  • widget ready.

Requirements:

  • WordPress install, 3.0 or greater;
  • PHP 5.2.4 or greater;
  • MySQL 5.0 or greater;
  • the mod_rewrite Apache module;
  • fsockopen support (for payment gateway IPN access).

The Installation of Jigoshop will not take much time, you need to fulfill following steps:

  • download the Jigoshop plugin file;
  • unzip the file into a folder to your computer;
  • upload the /jigoshop/ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your site;
  • visit plugins page in the Admin Panel to activate it.

That’s all, now you can start working with your new “toy”. From the following screenshots you can see that Jigoshop is not that hard to work with, all control elements are purely intuitive.


Jigoshop admin dashboard

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Admin product edit page

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Jigoshop homepage on a premium theme

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Standard customer checkout screen

Anyway, during the installation and setting up certain questions may appear, the Jigoshop Knowledge base contains all the necessary info.

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If you are still in doubt whether to use Jigoshop or not, here is a brief statistics on it’s downloads:

The chart shows daily downloads of the plugin. As you can see it’s very popular among owners of WordPress powered websites.

Now it’s time to run through some live websites tuned with Jigoshop:

Art & Mabel

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Victym

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Low Down Deep

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Little Black Dress

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Amelia

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Fox Box

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Foodiggity

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The Kids

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Bowerbird

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Angel Bean

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The Jigoshop plugin is very powerful. Due to numerous extensions, you can get even more functionality into your Jigoshop powered eCommerce shop. Well if you are still feeling suspicious towards Jigoshop here is a live demo click through to see what awesome features it will provide you.

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