Setup an Online Store with WooCommerce

When it comes to adding an online store (eCommerce) to your existing WordPress site, WooCommerce has made a plug-in that makes it essentially painless. WooCommerce is the best free eCommerce solution for WordPress users when you want to include a virtual store front from your website.

WooCommerce Plugin Overview

The WooCommerce plugin allows you to add and sell anything from your existing WordPress site. It provides everything you need to sell, ship and accept payments. You have complete control over your store design as well as the ability to add and remove extensions that work in conjunction with the WooCommerce plugin. WooCommerce also has a dedicated development team available 24/7 to address any bugs and security risks. By default, WooCommerce does not feature all types of payment and cannot deliver invoices, however, there are free and premium plugins that are available and easy to integrate with your store.

The WooCommerce plugin can be easily installed right from your WordPress Dashboard. Dashboard > Plugins > Add New > Search Plugins

  1. Search for “WooCommerce”
  2. Install
  3. Activate

Immediately after activating the plugin, you will be taken to the Setup Wizard where you can use the wizard, or skip it to manually set up everything. The Setup Wizard takes you through all the necessary steps to setup your store to get ready to start selling! After you’ve completed the Setup Wizard, you will have the option to sign up for their newsletter, start creating your products or import an existing list of products via CSV.

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