So you want to set up an online shop using wordpress as your platform. That’s easy to do. Once you have your site set up, you can go ahead + start selling in no time. Just follow these few simple steps to installing WooCommerce, click a few buttons, + away we go.
First things first. Make sure you have your host, domain + wordpress installed. Preferably a theme too, but not required to enjoy wooCommerce – Read this guide if you’re unsure of any of this before continuing through this woocommerce tutorial: http://pixelboutique.co.uk/start-your-own-wordpress-blog.
First things first. We need to install the WooCommerce plugin. In your wordpress admin dashboard, navigate to ‘Plugins‘ + then at the top of the page, click ‘Add New‘. In the search bar on the next page, enter ‘WooCommerce‘. This should bring up the plugin underneath. Click the ‘Install now‘ button next to the WooCommerce detail. This will begin the install + upon completion, you will be given a blue ‘Activate‘ button. Click it.
Once this has finished installing you should automatically be taken to the Woocommerce setup + tutorial guide. Make sure you read this carefully + do as it says. It will save you a lot of editing settings in the future + will give you a good idea on what is what in WooCommerce.
Once you have finished the setup guide, you will be asked if you would like to add products. You don’t have to do that now, products can be added at any time, however if you’re new to WooCommerce – I’m assuming that you are if you are reading this post – then it might be worth adding one example now so that WooCommerce can talk you through the product editor page.
That’s pretty much it for installing + setting up your store. Have a play around with the menu items in ‘WooCommerce‘ – in your dashboard. You can view your products manager by navigating to the ‘Products‘ menu item that should now also be in you dashboard menu.
I’m hoping to get some more WooCommerce tutorials up on the Tutorials + Support page soon, so check back for updates, or, sign up to the PB newsletter to be kept up to date.