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Why WooCommerce Is Not Working?

Last updated on October 1, 2022 @ 2:52 pm

There are a few reasons why WooCommerce may not be working on your WordPress site. It could be a problem with your hosting provider, a conflict with another plugin, or an issue with your theme. Let’s take a look at each of these potential problems and how to fix them.

1. Hosting

If you’re on a shared hosting plan, it’s possible that your host doesn’t meet the minimum requirements for WooCommerce. has a list of minimum requirements for running WooCommerce, which includes having at least PHP 5.6 and MySQL 5.5 installed on your server. If your host doesn’t meet these requirements, you’ll need to upgrade to a better plan.

2. Plugin Conflicts

Another common reason why WooCommerce might not be working is because of a conflict with another plugin.

This is usually caused by one of two things: either the other plugin is not compatible with WooCommerce, or there is a code conflict between the two plugins. To fix this, you can try deactivating all of your other plugins and then reactivating them one by one to see which one is causing the problem.

PRO TIP: If you are having issues with WooCommerce not working, it is likely due to one of the following:

-Incompatible themes or plugins
-JavaScript errors
-PHP errors
-Database connection issues

If you are unsure of the cause, we recommend contacting a WooCommerce expert for assistance.

3. Theme Issues

If you’re using a theme that was not designed for WooCommerce, it’s possible that there are some conflicts that are causing errors on your site.

The first thing to do is switch to the default WordPress theme (Twenty Seventeen) and see if that solves the problem. If it does, then you know the issue is with your theme and you’ll need to either find a new theme or contact the developer of your current theme for help.


WooCommerce is a complex plugin, and there are many factors that can contribute to it not working correctly on your WordPress site. In most cases, the problem lies with either your hosting provider or another plugin conflicting with WooCommerce.

However, it’s also possible that your theme is causing errors on your site. If you’re having trouble getting WooCommerce to work correctly, try troubleshooting each of these potential problems until you find the root cause.

Kathy McFarland

Kathy McFarland

Devops woman in trade, tech explorer and problem navigator.