Getting Started With WooCommerce For Your Online Store

If you are planing to run online store, then Woocommerce is the best option for you. WooCommerce is a free eCommerce plugin which allows store owners to sell anything, beautifully. Integrate seamlessly with WordPress, WooCommerce is the world’s best and favorite eCommerce solution that gives complete control to store owner and developer both.
Initial Setup and Installation
Woocommerce installation is just easy as other plugins are. You have two option to install woocommerce in your online store.

1) Upload using FTP/SFTP

  • Download latest version of woocommerce plugin on your local machine from wordpress repository
  • Extract your downloaded zip file using archive extractor softwar.
  • Connect your FTP/SFTP and navigate to wp-content/plugins/
  • Upload the extracted woocommerce folder to wp-content/plugins/

2) From WordPress Admin Panel

  • Login in your wordpress Admin Panel
  • Go to Plugins => Add New
  • Search “Woocommerce”
  • You will get result for “WooCommerce”. Click install now button.

Add Plugins

Plugin Activation and Pages Setup

Go to Installed Plugins page to activate. Now wooCommerce needs some pages to be created for it to function, don’t worry woocommerce will do this automatically for you by simply clicking “Install WooCommerce Pages button.
WooCommerce › Setup Wizard

Store Locale Setup

I am going to share the some of the other settings here asI recommend you setup a store locale and have a play with WooCommerce.
WooCommerce › Setup Wizard-2

Shipping & Tax Setup

You will be charging sales tax, or shipping physical goods to customers, you can enable these below. This is optional and can be changed later.
Shipping & Tax Setup

Payments Settings

WooCommerce accept both online and offline payments. Additional payment methods can be installed later and managed from the checkout settings screen. Woocommerce have many payment options like :

  • Paypal
  • Stripe
  • PayPal Standard
  • Check Payments
  • Bank Transfer (BACS) Payments
  • Cash on Delivery

Payments Settings

Now Your Store is Ready for selling

Click on Create your first product button to create your first product.

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