As a small eCommerce start up with limited budget we have benefited greatly from the many open source and free resources available on the internet, for which we are very grateful. From the WordPress/woocommerce platform itself to the many plug-ins and image resources available. Along with the Linux based systems that our office and development systems run on.
Where budget allows we pay or donate to these so the developers can benefit from the hard work producing them, and hope to increase to more this as our store and income grows.
This section lists those resources and the attributions for them as a thank you also a useful list for others who may be in need of such things.
Xubuntu for all our office and development systems. https://xubuntu.org/
Mozila thunderbird for in house email. https://www.thunderbird.net/en-GB/
Libre Office for all documentation. Free open source alternative to microsoft windows: https://www.libreoffice.org/
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Asset Cleanup Pro – Prevent Chosen Scripts & Styles from loading to reduce HTTP Requests and get faster page load | Add “async” & “defer” attributes to loaded JS | Combine/Minify CSS/JS files
Astra free Theme and Pro – Fast, Lightweight, and Highly Customizable WordPress Theme.
Code Snippets – The Fastest Way to Add More Widgets into Your WordPress Website.
Comment Link Remove – Remove author link and any other posted links from the comment fields.
Contact From 7 – Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
Cost of Goods for WooCommerce – Save product purchase costs (cost of goods) in WooCommerce. Beautifully.
Custom Product Tabs for WooCommerce – Extend WooCommerce to add and manage custom product tabs. Create as many product tabs as needed per product.
Customer Reviews for WooCommerce – Customer Reviews for WooCommerce plugin helps you get more customer reviews for your shop by sending automated reminders and coupons.
Elementor – The Elementor Website Builder has it all: drag and drop page builder, pixel perfect design, mobile responsive editing, and more. Get started now!
EWWW Image Optimizer – Reduce file sizes for images within WordPress including NextGEN Gallery and GRAND FlAGallery. Uses jpegtran, optipng/pngout, and gifsicle.
Facebook for WooCommerce – Grow your business on Facebook! Use this official plugin to help sell more of your products using Facebook. After completing the setup, you’ll be ready to create ads that promote your products and you can also create a shop section on your page where customers can browse your products on Facebook.
Really Simple SSL – Lightweight plugin without any setup to make your site SSL proof
Woo Discount Rules – Simple to complex discount rules for your WooCommerce store.
WooCommerce Google Product Feed – WooCommerce extension that allows you to more easily populate advanced attributes into the Google Merchant Centre feed
WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Gateway – Accept all major credit and debit cards, plus Venmo and PayPal Credit in the US, presenting options in a customizable stack of payment buttons. Fast, seamless, and flexible.
WooCommerce Weight Based Shipping – Simple yet flexible shipping method for WooCommerce.
Wordfence Security – Wordfence Security – Anti-virus, Firewall and Malware Scan
WP Mail Logging – Logs each email sent by WordPress.
WP Rocket – The best WordPress performance plugin
WPC Frequently Bought Together for WooCommerce – Increase your sales with personalized product recommendations.
WPC Product Bundles for WooCommerce – WPC Product Bundles is a plugin help you bundle a few products, offer them at a discount and watch the sales go up!
Yoast SEO – The first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more.