Workarea combines commerce, content, search, and insights into a unified platform to enable merchants to move faster and work smarter. Out-of-the-box features include:
You can run a demo version of Workarea after installing Docker by running the following command in your terminal:
curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/workarea-commerce/workarea/master/demo/install | bash
If you are using MacOS or Windows, this will require you to increase Docker's memory allocation to at least 4GB. Go to your Docker preferences, select the advanced tab, and adjust the memory slider.
Once complete, you can view the Workarea Storefront at http://localhost:3000 and the Workarea Admin at http://localhost:3000/admin. The seed data provides an admin user with an email/password of
We'd suggest checking out our introductory overview article on Workarea to wrap your head around the technology. Read the Workarea developer overview article.
Then try following our guide on creating a new Workarea Rails app
If you have any problems, reach out on our public Slack. We're happy to help!
Watch the Quickstart Video: https://vimeo.com/370085475
Workarea extends functionality with a library of plugins. These plugins add everything from additional content blocks, to wish lists, to payment gateway integrations and more. Here are some of the most popular plugins:
|API||Provides APIs for storefront and admin|
|Reviews||Adds product reviews|
|Google Analytics||Integrates GA with Workarea's analytics|
|Paypal||Adds Paypal checkout|
|Wish Lists||Adds customer wish lists|
|Share||Adds page sharing via social media or email|
|Package Products||Allows displaying products as a group in browse and details pages|
|Gift Cards||Adds Workarea-native digital gift cards|
To see a full list of open-source plugins, check out the Workarea Github organization. More plugins like B2B functionality, order management, and running multiple sites are available through the Workarea Commerce Cloud.
Workarea is meant to be extended and customized to fit merchant needs. It's built as a collection of Rails Engines so the Rails guides on customizing engines apply. Workarea also includes the Rails Decorators to provide a easy and familiar path for Rails developers to customize Ruby classes. To read more, check out our documentation on extension.
Workarea is fairly complex application to host, we recommend our Commerce Cloud hosting.
If you'd like to host on your own, we have some documentation to help:
All contributors in any way are expected to follow the code of conduct.
Please check out our article on how to submit a bug for how to proceed
Please check out our security policy for how to proceed.
Workarea Commerce Platform is released under the Business Software License