I am using woocommerce on my site. Is jigoshop necessary for the functionality of woocommerce?

I deleted the plugin jigoshop from the admin and then some links and pages disappeared (like the shop archive and other pages). So I tried to reinstall jigoshop and now I’m getting this:

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare is_shop() (previously declared in /home/blaa/public_html/blaaa.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/woocommerce-core-functions.php:442) in /home/blaah/public_html/blaa.com/wp-content/plugins/jigoshop/jigoshop.php on line 646

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Woocommerce is a fork (modified copy) of Jigoshop. You can run just one of those plugins, not both.

The error is a result of declaring the same function declared two times, because this function was not changed in Woocommerce.

The pages installed by Jigoshop were probably removed during the uninstall process. You will either find them in your trash, or they are gone completely.

  • What do you suggest? if i remove jigo woo want work ..king of in between a rock and hard place. do i actually need jigo for woo to work ?
    – Moses C
    Nov 8, 2013 at 11:04
  • Again, no, Woo is a copy, not an extension of Jigo, and you cannot run both at the same time.
    – fuxia
    Nov 8, 2013 at 11:17
  • I don't need jigoshop..but if i remove it woocommerce will not have the shop archive page and some other essential pages ??
    – Moses C
    Nov 8, 2013 at 11:18
  • Create those pages in Woocommerce. Please read their documentation, it is all explained there.
    – fuxia
    Nov 8, 2013 at 11:28
  • Thanks! just deleted jigoshop and reactivated woo then want to menu and moved the pages back to menu. thanks again
    – Moses C
    Nov 8, 2013 at 11:34

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