With WooThemes’ customers requesting WordPress e-commerce theme options more and more, WooThemes founder Adii Pienaar has posted an update on their WooCommerce Plugin and associated themes, namely on their recent delays. Pienaar lists three main reasons for the delay:
- In order for WooCommerce to be as perfect as it can be they are adding “a few more features” than they normally would.
- The templating systems in an e-commerce system are more complicated than typical themes, and they want to “making sure that [their] commerce themes are just as customizable as [their] other stuff.”
- Since WooCommerce will eventually be released as a Plugin and stand on its own, additional consideration is being made to ensure the initial structure is what it needs to be.
Pienaar also mentions that Malan “Foxinni” Joubert’s recent extended sabbatical has also slowed certain development processes, though the recent addition of Matt Cohen should help with the workload.
There are four WooCommerce themes in development, with Shopify versions of three of them already available. Pienaar, in the comments on the blog post, states that they are “hoping to have [it] ready late November.”