WooCommerce vs WordPress

WooCommerce is the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin. And it's available for free. Packed full of features, perfectly integrated into your self-hosted WordPress website.Watch the 2 minute plugin overview
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Wordpress cloud alternatives are Wix, Weebly, Squarespace
Comparing WooCommerce vs WordPress is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like WooCommerce has more user-friendly interface than WordPress because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that WordPress is more popular than WooCommerce

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- WordPress.com turned on HTTPS encryption for all sites (in 2016)
- WordPress.com goes Open Source and gets a desktop app (in 2015)
- WordPress acquired e-commerce plugin WooCommerce (in 2015)
- WordPress, Squarespace offer website CMS for Google Apps customers (in 2014)
- Microsoft makes scaling WordPress on Azure easier (in 2014)

Looks like WordPress was recently more active than WooCommerce (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which WooCommerce and WordPress meet head to head:

2015 - WordPress acquired e-commerce plugin WooCommerce

Automattic, the company behind WordPress, has acquired WooCommerce which develops the popular e-commerce WordPress plugin. It lets site owners turn their self-hosted WordPress website into a bonafide online store. WooCommerce is huge when it comes to the online store space, powering at least 650,000 online stores. WooCommerce is easy to use — especially in the realm of ecommerce solutions — but it still requires some hand-holding during the setup process. Easy-to-build shopping solutions is increasingly a selling point for web solutions. WordPress.com competitors such as Squarespace have storefront modules and there are also hosted solutions from companies such as Shopify, Big Cartel and Bigcommerce.