WooCommerce supports a vast fleet of extensions to help you work more productively. Some of these extensions can be used as free plugins but there are premium extensions available as well. The difference between WordPress plugins and WooCommerce extensions is that an "extension" is a plugin that runs within a plugin (in this case, the parent plugin is WooCommerce).
You can view and purchase extensions at WooThemes. For each extension purchased at WooThemes you will be provided a license. In this article I will show how to purchase licenses and install extensions in WooCommerce.
Working with Product Licenses
To purchase and use extensions from WooThemes you will need to create a WooThemes account. Once you have your own account you can shop for free and premium products, including themes and extensions.
Once you are logged in you can set up a purchase and order your license. You will also get an email confirmation with your order number and license key. It would be wise to save this email for later reference.
Installing the Extension with Your License Key
You can now download a .zip file of your extension and install it like a regular WordPress plugin.
- Go to your Dashboard
- Go to Plugins > Add New
- At the top left choose Upload Plugin
- Upload the .zip file
- Activate the extension
Now you know how to purchase and install WooThemes extensions. If you would like to learn more about WordPress plugins you can read our full guide. Likewise, if you're having any difficulties in your WordPress installation you can consult our WordPress Troubleshooting Guide.