WooCommerce is a plugin for WordPress that adds e-commerce functionality to your website. With WooCommerce, you can create an online store and sell physical or digital products, as well as manage inventory, process payments, and handle shipping and tax options.
WooCommerce is built on top of WordPress, so you can use it to add an online store to an existing WordPress website or create a new website specifically for your online store. It is a popular choice for creating an online store because it is user-friendly, customizable, and has a large community of users and developers who contribute to its development and support.
WooCommerce includes features such as the ability to manage products, orders, and customers, as well as integrations with payment gateways, shipping carriers, and other third-party tools. It also includes various options for customizing the appearance and functionality of your online store, including the ability to add custom product fields, create custom emails and order statuses, and more.
Overall, WooCommerce is a powerful and flexible plugin that can help you create and manage an online store with ease.
To enable maintenance mode for WooCommerce, you can follow these steps:
- Install and activate the “WooCommerce Maintenance Mode” plugin. This plugin allows you to put your WooCommerce store in maintenance mode while you make updates or changes.
- Go to the “Settings” page for the plugin by clicking on “WooCommerce” in the left menu of the WordPress dashboard, then clicking on “Maintenance Mode.”
- On the “Settings” page, you can enable maintenance mode by checking the “Enable Maintenance Mode” box.
- If you want to customize the message that is displayed to visitors while the store is in maintenance mode, you can do so by entering a message in the “Maintenance Mode Message” field.
- You can also customize the appearance of the maintenance mode page by selecting a background color and adding a logo image.
- Once you have finished configuring the plugin settings, click the “Save Changes” button to apply your changes.
- Your WooCommerce store will now be in maintenance mode and visitors will see the maintenance mode message when they try to access the store.
Note: While the store is in maintenance mode, you will still be able to access the store as an administrator. This allows you to make updates or changes to the store while it is in maintenance mode.