After months of preparation, we have finally move our existing Magento based online store to the new store running on WooCommerce. There’s no doubt that Magento is one of the most powerful free shopping cart system out there but the complexity under the hood has shy us from further using it after 3 years. Upgrading the Magento software itself is a nightmare even for developers especially if you are new in these sort of things. But despite those niggling factors, Magento is a very complete shopping cart system. We wanted something more: a complete content management system capable of providing a shopping cart system too. After months of researching and testing, we ended with WooCommerce!
Compared to Magento, WooCommerce is a plugin used on top of the powerful WordPress blog content management system. It has been around for some time and supports from the community built around it has been growing rapidly.
Having too many software installed on your server will require lots of maintenance and upgrades along the way. We also scrapped the wiki (MediaWiki) and forum (Simple Machine Forum) from our website and incorporate them into the blog using WordPress plugins. This reduced the count of software running on the website to just only 1 which we believe helped to reduce the amount of resources required to run the whole website!
We hope you like our new website as much as we do. There’s still tweaks here and there along the way. If you ran into an issue, please let us know. And if you have any suggestion, feel free to drop us a mail!