25 Mar Best Free WordPress Product Catalog Plugins
Presentation is the easiest way, to win reader’s heart!
To approach that presentation thing, you need to think upon how differently and elegantly you can display the information (it can be content or pictures or videos, etc.). Once you have the right approach then readers are going to praise your hard work and thanks to social media, your blog will be running in no time.
Now coming at the technical part of that approach I talked above, displaying more than one products in catalog form can be good, agree? You do agree even before I asked and that’s why you’re here looking for simple solution to implement related option on your WordPress driven blog.
Here I’m writing a compilation of best free WordPress product catalog plugins and all you need to do is to simply find the one that matches with all requirements at your end.
Just like every time (our loyal readers are already aware of this), you should create a requirement list which you wish to have from such plugin and then start the matchmaking process with each and every below mention option we got for you here.
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Free WordPress Product Catalog Plugins
Before we start with the compilation, you need to make a promise. If you find at least one premium solution as per your needs, then you’re going to share it at your social network.
This is foremost the number one downloaded plugin when it comes to this specific need. It offer dozens of features like sorting (by order, title, randomly or date), generate individual and category pages for entire catalog, easy management, proper organization, easy format with description, full control over HTML code, import and export option in both XML and CSV formats, WordPress MultiSite and Network Activation compatible and widgets.
With all these features, this plugin is the favorite one and I’m damn sure that it’s going to suit requirements at your end. The filter option is really cool and so does the management part which will make it very easy for you (users). It also comes with a cool looking and simple UI Options Page allowing you to bring any sudden changes without dealing with any sort of complexity.
#2 WordPress Catalog
This is the next free option which is recently made compatible with newly released WordPress script. It offers three unique layouts allowing users to showcase products in different kinds of catalogs. Catalog includes cells, lists and even the single product, of course with details. The search tool is also integrated within with powerful features so that your readers can easily find and view the one they are looking for.
To help you increase user experience, you can add ratings and even reviews with every single product in any catalog. These ratings and reviews are even allowed to be entered from customer’s side. Thus, you’re giving a legit interaction method to every reader which I’m sure everyone is going to praise. Filtration, import/export tools, categories, etc. features are all in there.
#3 WP Catalogue
Calling it straight, it got the gorgeous design layout out there. It focuses on very little details in the design part that makes the difference and thus make this plugin stand out of the crowd. It is already made compatible with latest version of WordPress out there and you can have its basic features kicking on your blog right away without paying anything. Yes, there is pro (paid) version as well.
It is a light weight option offering gorgeous catalog designs, allowing you to add up to 3 images per product and display product with their price. It comes integrated with LightBox that further enhances the way images opens up when clicked. On top of all, Drag and Drop tool is there at the backend which makes it further easy to use this plugin and get things done at our end. It even works in Internet Explorer and off course with all other known web browsers (IE is tough, after all).
#4 Ecwid Shopping Cart
If none of the above plugins seems interesting to you then this will for sure. It is recommended by core WordPress developers for the sake of building an e-commerce solution easily. I hope this gives you some headstart, it does give the same to this plugin. With over thousands of installs, there is a good user base already using it so you can trust upon it.
It can help you add catalog and even run a fully featured e-commerce website. You can add products with their details and price. The code is well secured with data security and seamless upgrades. It even recommends users to implement HTTPs connection for secure checkout. In short, it not only helps users but also you. Yes, off course its User Interface is simple enough to get started without any help.
#5 Ultimate Product Catalogue Plugin
It covers three different layouts (thumbnails, list and grid with details), allows categories and even sub-categories for each product, widget support to display things in sidebar or footer easily, and support for Shortcodes. The control panel on the back is simple enough to get started without learning how to use this plugin. It also offers certain premium features.
I hope this compilation helped you. This isn’t the only compilation we got here, you can find a lot like them (helpful and worth reading) over our blog section. So, I hope you are going to check them all. Before leaving I’ll remind that you made a promise of sharing this post to social network. Peace.