I’m currently fighting with WooCommerce to create a custom theme for one of my clients. In short, it’s a complete nightmare of spaghetti code with functions inside hooks within templates and other functions. There’s a surprisingly small amount of information about it. As a seasoned WordPress dev, I’m shocked it’s so hard to modernize and create features quickly (modifying carts/checkouts is a nightmare).
Since we have quite a lot of clients asking for e-commerce implementations (thanks corona), that we don’t have much experience with.
I started looking into alternatives but couldn’t find anything that would really speak to me in terms of development ease and reasonable delivery times.
Shopify seems great, but they ended support for the only development project I found.
Magento seems like a too-large solution to simply pick up…
I found a couple of interesting projects using Gatsby and Vue, these two are most promising: Gatsby Woocommerce Themes – looks awesome, but I doubt it’s production-ready, plus we need ACF support, and it’s not yet baked in.
VueFront – seems nice, but there’s not much documentation, and the community seems small.
My ideal e-commerce solution would be an easy backend as a service that can be hooked up into a static generated site or SPA. I’m not really into developing cart components in jQuery when there’s a lot of ready solutions that will be easier to maintain.
What are you using to power e-commerce solutions for SME? Have you integrated any stores with Gatsby or other static site generators?