We are working with programmers overseas, they have programmed a new wordpress site for us and now we are ready to add approximately 170 products.
Originally, the plan was to add woo commerce for the products to help with filter of products and sizes, using a theme similar to this - http://8theme.com/demo/royal/?product=fashion-demo-dress-2
. This idea was shelved because of a performance concern since we would be disabling the commerce area on woo-commerce.
HERE IS CURRENT PROGRAMMERS "RECOMMENDATIONS" AFTER WE REQUESTED USING THE THEME ABOVE -
"For filtering, wishlist, login/registration features: The reference plugins and theme you have provided are depends upon woo-commerce plugin (which is an e-commerce plugin). When we use these plugins and theme for filtering, wishlist and other features, we need to add woo-commerce plugin.
When we use woocommerce plugin where we do not need eCommerce features, we need to remove cart, order, payment and other eCommerce functionality which would take time. Also, adding more plugins which is related to woocommerce would impact on performance of website and need to remove un-usable functionality.
Except purchasing different plugins and theme we would rather suggest you to allow us to do these particular features in custom manner, which would be simple and less time taking. Here we could easily develop all functionality with out any conflict in less budget."
HERE'S THE PROBLEM -
Now that we're ready to program a decision has been made to program a single product then input all 170 products manually. These products have multiple details, images, etc. so each product will probably take at least 10 minutes (see product page example attached).
It seems to me that the woo-commerce with disabling some of the functionality would be much faster than custom programming and manually entering each product.
If we go with woo-commerce, is there a performance issue with disabling some features?
Please advise if custom programming (estimated at 200 man hours with manual product entry), woo-commerce or another platform is best for this situation.
Also, advise the reasoning for your choice.
Lastly, any recommendation has to work with the already programmed Wordpress site.