Ecommerce is all about buying and selling online. Whatever you're buying or selling, money is exchanged for goods or services, generally by use of some kind of software bridge from your website to a payment gateway - like PayPal or Stripe.
Ecommerce functionality can be added to your WordPress site through various paid or free plugins - added software (programs) that extend what WordPress can do. Examples include:
For a small business, WordPress with the free version of WooCommerce is more than adequate, provided you have the right hosting environment. This means that WooCommerce works adequately with PHP5, but better with PHP7. In the simplest terms, you’ll need dedicated WordPress hosting from your provider - or the option to upgrade PHP from your cpanel (if you have one).
All that being said, is WordPress good for eCommerce? Sure - WordPress with WooCommerce is certainly good to run an ecommerce site for small businesses with limited budgets. But not a big traffic site like Amazon.
Why the capital letter in the middle? It's an affectation, left over from the early days of programming, when there couldn't be spaces in names. What the programmers did was to run words together with a capital at the beginning of each word so that meaningful - and legible! - names could be given to their programs.
Having an Elementor problem is apparently common - type "elementor problem" into any search engine and it returns uncounted numbers of results.
Elementor is a visual editor for WordPress. What that means is that instead of being confronted with your usual WordPress editor ...
With Elementor you get a much more exciting ...
Beautiful. Relatively easy to use, once you get the hang of it and you can then express yourself fully outside the default WordPress box. As with any visual page builder, you can create elegant pages and posts that truly project who you and your message are to the world.
It's a great plugin for WordPress - and the basics are free. However, as mentioned at the beginning of this post, the same problems come up time and time again:
There are more. Mostly caused by the same thing
Elementor is a huge plugin and requires a lot of processing power to work properly. If you've come across these Elementor problems and are desperate enough to seek out help from someone on Fiverr (yes, I have some Fiverr gigs), PLEASE try these things first:
These simple tips will save you a whole lot of time, money and stress. They're so easy and fast, they won't take more than 5 minutes to implement.
Do you use Elementor? Is there anything that bugs you about it? Let me know in the comments below.