Some times ago, when I looked for WordPress ecommerce plugins for the first time, it seemed that there is only one giant and its name is Jigoshop. It is for this plugin I made a translation, it is for this plugin I created my first payment gateways and it is for this plugin I campaigned in numerous discussions that revolved around the choice between Jigoshop and WooCommerce.
It lasted some time until WooCommerce finally surpassed its ancestor. I have created about dozen of online shops since I met WooCommerce for the first time. I’ve also created about two dozens of various modifications for WooCommerce, 5 payment gateways and even created Uni Custom Product Options – a unique plugin that allows you to create almost any product options that modify the product price. In my opinion, WooCommerce is the best WordPress ecommerce plugin at the moment.
However the situation can change in the nearly future. Today I learned about a future release of Jigoshop 2.0. The authors of this plugin ensure that the development started from from scratch and simultaneously to improvement of 1.x branch. I think there will be full compatibility or a possibility of an easy upgrade at least. They say that the new version is better and faster.
What I know for sure that competition is always for the better for the final customer. So I’m looking forward for the release of Jigoshop 2.0 and want to see its new features.