General discussions with 18K members working with WordPress sites.

If you have any doubts about your WooCommerce Store you can ask questions and get in touch with some experts who could help you solve them.

  1. WordPress Expert

This is a public Facebook group with over 35K members. They post detailed content regularly to help you solve problems and questions.

It is a public group and you have to answer a set of questions to become a member.

  1. WordPress Plugins

Have questions about WordPress plugins?

Join this group to get answers for all your questions regarding WordPress plugins.

There are over 26K members in this public group.

  1. eCommerce : BigCommerce, Shopify, Magento, Woocommerce

This is a public group where you can seek help with WooCommerce, Magento, Shopify and BigCommerce. This group has over 4400 members from different parts of the world.

  1. WordPress & WooCommerce Plugin Beginner Help & Support Group Australia

This Facebook group provides help for beginners who are getting to know about WordPress and WooCommerce plugins. This public group, based out of Australia, has over 2400 members who are ready to answer your questions

  1. WordPress eCommerce

This is a public group exclusively dedicated to sharing their knowledge on eCommerce. You can get your questions answered by WordPress experts.

You can also find some good blogs they share to help better your website.

Private Facebook Groups For WooCommerce Help

  1. Advanced WooCommerce

Claiming to be an advanced Facebook Group dedicated to all things WooCommerce, this is a great and very interactive place to pick the minds of people with varying levels of WooCommerce expertise. And, all you have to do is join the closed group and start discussing. There are over 25 K members to help you out.

Designed as a place for WordPress developers, online store owners, and WooCommerce enthusiasts to get together and share ideas and get help and support from each other.  This page also focuses on the advanced functionality of WooCommerce. In the end, this is the place to go when you have a tough question that goes beyond the basics.

If you are looking for a less advanced Facebook group, check out the WooCommerce Help & Share group. Created as a place for people of all levels to talk about WooCommerce, you can get even basic questions answered here.

  1. WooCommerce Help & Share

Billed as a perfect place to talk WooCommerce and created as a place for people of all levels to talk about WooCommerce, you can get even basic questions answered here.

This group is actually larger than the Advanced Facebook Group with over 29,000 members. It is a closed group, so you will need to apply to get accepted, but this should not be a problem.  A great place to hang out and learn from other WooCommerce owners and get support for your WooCommerce questions.

  1. Intermediate WordPress

If you’re a beginner in WordPress and you want some help with your WooCommerce site you can join this group. With nearly 5000 members, this Facebook group has WordPress enthusiasts with different levels of expertise.

The group published at least 3-5 posts about WordPress. Also, you can ask questions and get them answered by experts.

  1. WordPress Help and Support

This is a closed group sponsored by WPFixit and they have reportedly solved over 232000 WordPress issues since 2009. The group has over 16K members who are ready to help you with WordPress.

So it could be go-to place if you have any doubts about WordPress plugins, themes, WooCommerce etc

  1. WordPress & WooCommerce Help and Support USA, UK & Australia

This is a dedicated group for WordPress and WooCommerce support and help for those who are based in the USA, UK and Australia.

The group has nearly 4600 members who could give you some help with WordPress or WooCommerce topics.


Other Related Facebook groups for WooCommerce Support

A list of groups that can be helpful, .
Here’s an extended list of Facebook groups that you could you WooCommerce but don’t easily fit into the above groups WordPress support.



Group Name  Why you should join? / Topic(s) Members 
Spocket – Shopify, Woocommerce USA & EU Dropshipping for entrepreneurs An exclusive group for entrepreneurs who are into dropshipping business. 33,000
WordPress for Non-Techies by WPCrafter A group for those who have limited technical knowledge about WordPress. This could be a good choice if you’re a beginner and want to get an overall idea about WordPress in general. 25000
WooCommerce build & grow WooCommerce support for store owners 2924
WordPress & WooCommerce Plugin Beginner Help & Support Group Australia The group provides crowd-sourced support, relating to WordPress & WooCommerce. 2439
WooCommerce Expert Forum A  group based out of India where you get top tips from WooCommerce experts 2200
WordPress WooCommerce WooCommerce plugins, themes, customization etc. 1800
WooCommerce Developers This group will be helpful if you want to ask questions related to WooCommerce development. 830
WordPress Experts Community (WooCommerce) WordPress and WooCommerce tips from experts 631

Official WooCommerce Support

  1. WooCommerce Support Forum

It would seem obvious that starting here is a good idea if you need help with your WooCommerce plugin. And, since WooCommerce is such a powerful (and popular!) plugin, you can expect the support forum to be active at all times, despite being a free plugin.

  • You must register with WordPress.org to access
  • Forum maintained by WooCommerce source developers and community users
  • The time it takes to receive a response can be frustrating

In the end, this is a great starting point to some additional help and direction with WooCommerce. However, for those with complex questions, or very little patience, keep reading and find help elsewhere.

  1. Official WooCommerce Website

For those using the free WooCommerce plugin, with no additional premium add-ons, support is limited on the official WooCommerce website. However, if you are good at troubleshooting yourself, there are plenty of extensive and easy to understand articles and documentation written on the WooCommerce site. You will find all of the official WooCommerce documentation on their docs subdomain docs.woocommerce.com. This documentation will provide support and advice for the core WooCommerce plugin as well as the official WooCommerce extensions – which are purchased on the WooCommerce site.

  •  View articles related to WooCommerce installation, settings, and courses
  • Access developer documentation
  • Get in contact for basic, technical, or sales questions

Keep in mind that in order to submit a help ticket, you must be an existing WooCommerce customer.

Other WooCommerce Support Forums and Sites To Find Help

  1. Reddit

Reddit has a thread dedicated to WooCommerce Help and Support – reddit.com/r/woocommerce/. It is fairly active and there is a good selection of skill levels available to get advice from. Though I would say in general it is aimed at the higher technical level rather than basic questions.

They try to keep it free from links and spam, so the advice you get should (hopefully) be unbiased honest advice. But of course this is the internet, so always get a range of opinions!

  • Active Community
  • Technical Advice From Other Developers


  1. WooCommerce Slack Community§

You have probably heard of Slack by now. The awesome communications tool for the workplace that almost everyone (including us) use to bring harmony to our team communication! The secondary function of Slack is that it’s also a great way to great communities around topics of interests. There are hundreds of Slack communities out there. Including one for WooCommerce Support.

To get connected you simply need to sign up here. You will then be emailed an invite. The community is active and has WooCommerce employees hanging around as well. I would say that again it is probably aimed at the developer rather than the average user. But you certainly should be pointed in the right direction if you ask a question here.


  1. quora.com

Quora has answers on every topic under the sun – including questions on WooCommerce help. Post a question here and you will surely get a number of responses.

However, be warned that a lot of people post answers simply to get links to their own products or traffic to their personal blogs. So we would suggest that you carefully check that the answers and advice you get is correct.

So probably best use it for more general questions around WooCommerce.


  1. Local Meetup Groups


Depending on what city you live in, you may have access to weekly meetup groups specifically geared towards WooCommerce. For instance, in Las Vegas I can attend a weekly meetup that focuses on everything Woo-related. Learn new things, ask questions, and enlist the help of WooCommerce enthusiasts, all for free, at a meetup group in your area.


  1. Business Bloomer

This is one of the best places to get WooCommerce resources for free. Business Bloomer features a lot of quality content on WooCommerce, which includes video tutorials, blogs and online courses.


  1. WPBeginner

WPBeginner is a great platform to get WooCommerce and WordPress support and help. This site can be your go-to resource if you have any questions related to WooCommerce or WordPress.

From beginner’s guides to advanced tutorials, WP Beginner contains almost everything related to WooCommerce that are equally handy for beginners and experts.


The process of change

People are strange? Most of us fear change?

Not questions I really want answers to. As with most, I don’t think I want to know. There lies the irony. The contradiction. Despite the facts, all we profess to know, to understand, we still view life through a shuttered lens. The comfort of a self-assured cocoon.

The net was conceived……but what has changed

WordPress forums


Not as easy as one would think

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Work from home

no more complicated than posting to Facebook. The key to everything is positioning the content you share in the Google search results. Understanding that anything you do takes time to grow. All you need is a bit of patience and the perseverance to grow what you start. Ranking for local searches is still relatively easy. I am concentrating on small, artisan, local, independent eateries. Sharing local knowledge. A service that can be replicated in every centre. Opportunities that are limitless. Schools, accommodation, activities, home services, pubs, coffee shops, walking trails and on and on. Sharing ones experience, skills and know how. Personal informal and most importantly useful to those that find it.

One of the biggest problems on the internet is perceptions. Most people start thinking shopping carts, global markets and ‘your world at my place’. Wrong. All value on the net is not the next Amazon, Tripadvisor or Facebook. It is the sum of an infinite number of smaller parts. This is how it was orginally conceived and the trick is to think big but to go small. To network and route targeted traffic. Converting searches and enquiries into sales. Small business solutions using the tools available to us, to compete.

Google indexing Images


I recently picked up a problem with Google indexing images rather than the attached post or page. I suspect this has something to do with the All in One SEO plugin I use.

To fix I first tried to no index the image. This by going to Media Liberay, selecting the image for editing. Once the window opened I scrolled dpwn to the AiOSEO settings below the Description field, then selection Advanced. The first option is Robot Settings where I deactivated Default Settings to allow me to no index the image.

However I suspect it makes more sense to go to the AiOSEO settings, to select the Search Appearance from the menu. Click on the Media tab and Redirect the Attachment URL’s to the Attachment Parent.

Link building resources

Top 7 Business Listing Sites
1 Free Ads Time
2 FinderMaster
3 Wall Classifieds
5 H1Ad
6 Gigantic List
7 Classifieds Factor
Top 5 Dofollow Article Submission Sites
1 Hubpages
2 ArticleBiz
3 Article Directory USA
4 Easy Articles
5 TechDirt

Top 7 Dofollow Infographic Submission Sites [Free]
1 Daily Statistic
2 Infographic King
3 NewsiLike
4 Infographic Directory
5 Infographics Zone
6 NerdGraph
7 OnlyInfographic

Here are the Top 40 Video Production Companies in India
Top 9 High PR Dofollow Social Bookmarking Websites [100% Free]
1 Reddit
2 Diigo
3 Bookmax
4 Folkd
5 Google Bookmarks
6 Whitelinks
7 Instapaper
8 Viesearch
9 Slashdot

Know the New Things in Video Marketing
High PR Dofollow Video Submission Site
1 My Space

Do follow Links

How to find if a link is dofollow?
1 Chrome

One of the easiest method is as follows:

1 Right click on the link

2 Then, select ‘Inspect Element’ (A Window appears with a link highlighted)

3 After that, check if the rel=’nofollow’ attribute is in the code

4 If it is in the code, the link is nofollow otherwise dofollow.

Check out – Top 25 Global Video Marketing Disruptors
2 Firefox

Simply, add Nofollow extension in your browser.

After that, whenever you have to check if a link is dofollow or not. Then, go to that website and check if there is a red mark accross that linkIf there is red mark, then it is ‘nofollow’ otherwise it is ‘dofollow’.

Infinity Free

Managed to muddle my through setting up a site on Infinity Free. Got there eventually with a bit of help from their Discussion Forum and comprehensive Knowledge Base.

I intially tried setting up WordPress by ftp’ing I generally use but it wouldn’t unzip. Suspect it was too large. So I set up using Softaculous. It was a first time. Worked no problem.

Next was installing an SSL Certificate which took a bit of time. First you need to get the certificate. Not something I really understand but these can be obtained for free after being issed by a site like Lets Encrypt.

However Infinity Free require clients using their free hosting to make use of the installation tool they provide. This is because Lets Encrypt use HTTP and DNS TXT validation systems which do not work with the free hosting service. There is a link to the tool in the tutorial in their Knowledge Base.

Once you apply for the certificate you are presented with a screen giving you the details needed to add CNAME records through your Cpanel. This is done under Advanced in the Cpanel Dashboard where you add two records by filling in the record name and destination which you get from the appication screen.

After adding the CNAME records you should see Ready next to Current Destination. This might not happen immediately as the change needs to propagate. But when it does you select Request SSL Certificate. Once it has been issued it will be listed at the bottom of the page and if you click on it , it opens giving you a text for yourPrivate Key as well as the Certificate.

You then need to upload these by going to SSL/TLS under Security in Cpanel and clicking on Configure. Copy paste your Private Key into the field providedand click on Upload Key. Ignore the CSR field and load the Certificate in the bottom field clicking Upload Certificate.

Finally you need to redirect traffic to the https domain whih is done through the .htacces file but I use Easy Https plugin which is nice and simple.

Free web hosting services

1. Infinityfree
Best overall free web hosting
Disk space: Unlimited | Domain hosting: Unlimited | Monthly traffic: Unlimited Bandwidth | Subdomains: Unlimited | Email accounts: 10 | FTP accounts: 1 | MySQL databases: 400
Unlimited storage/bandwidth
400 MySQL databases
Average load times
In the world of free website hosting, Infinityfree stands out for good reasons. It has a well-designed website that makes a positive impression and ticks the right boxes for us. Its homepage gets a C performance grade in our load time test but other than that, it looks pretty solid.
Infinityfree has been in the business for over six years, claims to have over 350,000 users, and offers unlimited disk space and bandwidth (albeit with a very generous 50,000 daily hits). You can host as many domains as you want but you will only get 10 email accounts and one FTP to upload your content.
There are no hidden fees and despite its free status, you will get a 99.9% uptime guarantee (although that said, you are more or less on your own if your site goes down) and the popular Softaculous Script installer with more than 400 applications.
We were surprised to see that this provider’s features list includes 400 MySQL databases (where others give only a handful, if any at all), a free DNS service, free SSL and free Cloudflare CDN. That’s impressive for a free offering.
As expected Infinityfree also sells cheap paid-for hosting (Infinityfree Ultimate Premium) that offers unlimited everything for $6.90 per month, which is worth an upgrade as you will also get access to CloudFlare Railgun, which cuts load times significantly.
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2. Byethost
Quick and easy hosting
Disk space: 5GB | Domain hosting: 1 | Monthly traffic: Unlimited | Subdomains: 7 | Email accounts: 5 | FTP accounts: 1 | MySQL databases: 5
Good support
Easy to use
Limited server space
Byethost is part of Byet Internet, a US-based provider of hosting, domain name and reseller services. With more than one million websites hosted, Byethost claims that its free hosting service is “one of the most powerful networks dedicated solely to free hosting in the world.”
Users are given 5GB of server space, unlimited monthly bandwidth and MySQL / PHP compatibility. They also benefit from 24/7 tech support, which is obviously a boon, as well as access to Byethost’s community and knowledgebase.
Furthermore, if you are ever interested in becoming a free web hosting provider yourself, Byethost operates a separate entity, myownfreehost, that allows you to do just that.
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3. Googiehost
A free host that gives you cPanel and Cloudflare
Disk space: 1GB | Domain hosting: 1 | Monthly traffic: Unlimited | Subdomains: 2 | Email accounts: 2 | FTP accounts: 2 | MySQL databases: 2
100GB of data
2 FTP accounts
Free SSL
Site doesn’t inspire trust
Worrying security errors
You could easily confuse Googiehost with Googlehost, a cheeky way of getting some attention. However, the eight-year-old Googiehost still remains one of the better options in a not-so-great bunch of free web hosting providers.
That said, the company’s website inspires little confidence. The small print copyright notice extends until 2021 rather than 2020, presumably to protect against potential infractions by time travellers. Also, odd grammatical mistakes abound – Lastest, Trsuted, Powerfull – that sort of thing (and at the time of writing, there are apparently ‘2,12,020’ users all over the world).
Still, it’s not all bad. This is the only provider here to come with cPanel and Cloudflare, albeit in its free form. However, note that we experienced a few instances where the dreaded “your connection is not private” popped up on our screen when trying to access cPanel. That’s never a good sign as Chrome is identifying it as a “not secure” property.
Googiehost’s revenue model relies on some of its free websites converting to paid-for affairs via Interserver.net. Plus it does run a few banner ads on the control panels and on its own website – but not on the users’ sites.
A last caveat: You need to provide a reason for the firm to accept your website, a special version of Recaptcha, and a surprising way to weed out spammers.
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4. FreeHostingNoAds
A good alternative to Googiehost
Disk space: 1GB | Domain hosting: 1 | Monthly traffic: 5GB | Subdomains: 3 | Email accounts: 1 | FTP accounts: 1 | MySQL databases: 1
Largest file size limit
Straightforward installation
3 subdomains
Very limited 1-click install
Limited disk space and bandwidth
FreeHostingNoAds delivers just what it says on the tin: Free web hosting without any adverts. The brand is owned by Runhosting, an established web hosting provider that offers unlimited disk space and unlimited traffic for as little as $2.39 per month.
As expected, though, FreeHostingNoAds offers a small subset of what you get with a paid-for account, and uses the same dashboard as Batcave (1GB/5GB/1 domain) and FreeHostingEU (200MB/4GB/5 domains). The latter are two other free web hosting providers that share an identical set of features with FreeHostingNoAds, and may well be part of the same family.
An SSL certificate, which will give you the all-important security padlock in browsers, will set you back an eye-watering $30. The control panel, via Zacky Tools Installer, is extremely limited, with either Grav, WordPress or Joomla being offered as one-click installs. However, you will be able to install your own should you want to do so – but bear in mind that the file size limit is only 15MB.
Creating a new account is straightforward, but we were slightly concerned by the fact that the account emails landed straight in our spam box, a sign that some sites hosted by FreeHostingNoAds might be on a deny list.
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5. 000Webhost
A controversial choice that can’t be ignored
Disk space: 300MB | Domain hosting: 1 | Monthly traffic: 3GB | Subdomains: 0 | Email accounts: 0 | FTP accounts: 1 | MySQL databases: 1
Established player
Impressive features
No 1-click install
No email accounts or subdomains
Our fifth pick is 000Webhost, a free website hosting provider owned and operated by Hostinger. 000Webhost has been around for 10 years and has millions of users, which unfortunately makes it a prime target for hackers. In 2015, the provider’s entire database was compromised with details of an estimated 13.5 million accounts stolen. Since then, 000Webhost has completely changed but many users still remember the hack to this day.
With 000Webhost, you’ll get cPanel, a website builder and a WordPress auto-installer, plus a further benefit is that there are no ads. However, the bandwidth and especially the disk space are on the low side, with 3GB bandwidth and only 300MB of disk space.
As expected, there’s no SSL certificate, but what is slightly surprising is the absence of subdomains and email accounts, as well as a lack of support via tickets (you have to go through the forums when you need help).
You should be able to install two websites with 000Webhost, but we got an error message when we tried to do this a second time, saying that we had reached our limit. Furthermore, the account creation email was flagged by Google as a suspicious email, with a pop-up warning that malware often comes from that URL. Note that you can also create a website on 000webhostapp.com using the same credentials as 000webhost.com.
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6. FreeWebHostingArea
Ideal for seasoned veterans
Disk space: 1.5GB | Domain hosting: 1 | Monthly traffic: Unlimited bandwidth | Subdomains: 0 | Email accounts: 0 | FTP accounts: 1 | MySQL databases: 3
Unlimited bandwidth allowance
3 MySQL databases
1.5GB storage
No 1-click install
No site builder
FreeWebHostingArea might sport the design of a website from 1999, but it’s another option if you want a free web hosting company that can give you unlimited bandwidth (or at least that’s the provider’s claim).
What’s more, it offers a more generous storage capacity than most, giving you 1.5GB of web space, plus you get three MySQL databases – which again outperforms most rival free website hosting providers.
The control panel is rudimentary, and at the time of writing, the site builder and the auto-installer were not working properly, leaving any user with the task of uploading their files via FTP if they want to create their own websites. The maximum file size allowed on FreeWebHostingArea is 12MB.
FreeWHA, as it is also known, also gives users daily or weekly offsite backups and no ads on low traffic websites. Upgrade to the FreeWHA Basic package for $12 a year and you get the ads removed regardless of how popular the site is, along with five MySQL databases per account, one-click database backup and priority technical support.
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Discard corner
We eliminated the following ‘free’ web hosting companies during our extensive evaluation of the current market.
• Freevirtualservers, Freehosting and Freehostia: All of these were removed because they either require you to buy a domain name from them, or transfer your own.
• X10hosting: The login section no longer works.
• Uhostfull: We were not able to create a new account because it kept complaining about non-valid characters for a non-existent domain field.
• Instafree: It has a very convoluted signup process requiring you to give your date of birth and gender before waiting up to 48 hours for approval.
• 5GBfree and Hoophost: They no longer accept new accounts. Hoophost candidly admitted that this was because of spam accounts.
• AdvancedFreeWebHost: This provider wants you to subscribe to a YouTube channel and remain subscribed to it. Failure to do so will see your account deleted.
Why do web hosting companies offer free hosting?
Free web hosting should be seen as a marketing tool which means that terms and conditions may be changed frequently, and since there is no financial transaction, downtimes may be more frequent as SLA (service level agreements) are non-existent.
Free web hosting comes with a number of limitations of course. Server space, site speed, traffic, uptime guarantees and backup provision are all features that are often curtailed, but that’s not to say that good cheap hosting isn’t available.
Bear in mind that free web hosting exists because it allows companies to upsell more expensive web hosting to those who may need it.



Working for oneself is not quite the same as being self-employed.

I work for myself. I have a job working an eight hour shift.  I have rights, tea breaks, paid annual leave and a certain measure of job security.

I get a paycheck deposited into my account every month, as well as the time I need to build my hosting business as and when the mood takes me.  Giving me the independence to pick and choose what I do and the clients I interact with. I do not have to compromise. I do not have to get myself into situations I am not comfortable with. Which is what working for myself, means to me.

Self-employment on the other-hand is quite the opposite. Seldom offering one the freedom to make choices. You are committed, tied down, responsible and it doesn’t ever get any better until the day you sell.  Every new business grows to the point where one has to start making compromises. Uncomfortable decisions that follow one after another, subject to the demands of clients as well as staff, unreasonable demands that take a toll on ones private life and family time.

Nightmare stuff.  For what? Retirement? At what cost?

Been there, done that and it makes far more sense to keep plugging away at what I am doing. Growing an income and a business I can run from anywhere offering hosting services, quality targeted traffic and showing whoever is interested how to do the same.