As we all know that WordPress is the most popular and powerful CMS for creating a blog or website. Using WordPress anybody can create a website or blog. WordPress is also an SEO friendly. Read my previous tutorial, if you don’t know how to make your WordPress website SEO optimized. Not only a blog or a simple website, you can also create an e-commerce website using the WordPress CMS. It has a solution for everything by using a plugin. So for the e-commerce website just install WooCommerce on WordPress and your website is ready. Head over to this link and learn how to install a plugin on WordPress. Here today I’ll tell you how to install and setup WooCommerce on WordPress.
What is WooCommerce?
WooCommerce is a plugin for WordPress and developed by Automattic. For your knowledge, Matt Mullenweg is the founder of Automattic and also co-founder of WordPress. So, WooCommerce is a trusted plugin and a powerful plugin for the e-commerce solution. It has many features that are required for an e-comm website. This is a free plugin so you don’t have to pay anything. Simply download, install and use. But the plugin also includes some useful paid Add-ons. So, according to your need you can purchase. However, read below step-by-step tutorial for WooCommerce setup on WordPress.
How to install Woocommerce on WordPress and do Set up?
Step 1: To install the WooCommerce plugin you have o first download it. You can download the plugin from WooCommerce website or directly from your WordPress Dashboard. If you want to download the plugin from the official website, you’ll have to first sign up.
Assuming you’ve downloaded the plugin after all the formalities. Now you have to upload it to your WordPress website and install. To do this go to Dashboard > Plugins > Add new. Now you’ll be redirected to plugin page here click on Upload Plugin > Choose file > Install Now.
Or you can also install the plugin directly from Dashboard. Dashboard > Plugins > Add new. Type the plugin name in the search box and click on Install.
After installation click on Activate. You can also Activate later Go to Plugins > Installed Plugins now select the plugin you want to Activate.
Step 2: After installation and Activation of the WooCommerce plugin it time to do some setting for the e-commerce website. Go to WooCommerce > Setting. Here you will get many options as shown in the below screenshot.
Here on the General tab, you’ll have to fill the Store Address, where your store is located. After filling to Address fields scroll down the page and select from the General Options and set Selling location(s), shipping Location(s) and other options. Now again scroll down the page and do setting for currency according to your Region, under Currency Options. If your store is for India region then select Indian Rupee. And click on Save Changes.
Step 3: Go to Products Tab. Here you’ll do setting for product measurements such as Weight and dimensions. Select the unit according to what you want to offer.
Now scroll down the page and do setting for Reviews and Product ratings. Reviews and ratings are very important for any kind of e-commerce website so make sure you’ve enabled these options. And click on Save Changes.
Settings For Product Shipping Zone
Step 4: Now Go to Shipping Tab. Here you can add a shipping zone and restrict the areas via Pin codes. It means you can restrict the areas, where your service is and where’s not. Its depends on you where you want to provide to provide your service and where you don’t in a specific cit. Click on Add Shipping Zone, Add Zone name and regions. Click on Limit to specific ZIP/postcodes and enter the pin codes.
For example, I added two pin codes – 10001 and 10002. Remember, Pin codes contain 6 digits for India.
Step 5: Similarly step 3 and step 4 do all the settings according to your need.
If you face any problem then you can troubleshoot the WooCommerce plugin. WooCommerce > Status > Tools here you can do various operations such as create, rest, regenerate, delete.
When you install and activate the WooCommerce Plugin It generates and publishes some pages such as Order, Ship, Checkout, Cart, Payment, Products and some others. But sometimes it didn’t generate. So go to Pages on your dashboard and check if there’s all kind of pages are available means everything is Ok. But if there are no pages for your e-commerce website relate to e-commerce then you’ll have to regenerate.
To regenerate the pages go to Woocommerce > Status > Tools. Here scroll down the tools page and click on create pages. This will Create default WooCommerce pages for your e-commerce website.
WordPress is a platform where everybody can create a blog, website or Online Stores, doesn’t matter you’re a techie guy or non-techie. Simply install WooCommerce on WordPress and start your e-commerce business in a better way. If you are creating an e-commerce website then you should have a powerful hosting service for your website. If you are a beginner in WordPress then you should read and learn all the basic things, such as how to get a better hosting plan, how to properly setup WordPress and more, listed below must read:
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