WooCommerce is an Ecommerce extension for WordPress. It became part of the official Automattic (WordPress Family) last year. Great news for everyone! WooCommerce allows you to use your WordPress setup as an online store. According to WooThemes, the makers of WooCommerce, it now powers 30% of all online stores. This is over 1 million downloads. WooCommerce is free, however the payment gateways, besides Paypal, are not.
I recently submitted a plugin for review by WordPress for inclusion in their repository. I figured that the plugin I had built was okay and that it would provide a good way for people to share content on the web.
I thought it would be fun to create a free WordPress plugin using Marvel's data API. The API allows you to do many things, but one of the simplest is to retrieve information about individual Marvel characters. If only life was really that simple.