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Learn WooCommerce

The most famous E-Commerce plugin for Wordpress will allow you to build an Online Store!

• Last Updated: 01/13/2020
• ( 10 minutes reading )

How to install the WooCommerce Wordpress plugin via the automated plugin installer

Introduction

WooCommerce is an easily customizable and flexible Оpen Source eCommerce platform built for WordPress websites. Using WooCommerce will allow you to build a fully functional Online Store in a manner of minutes. In the following lines of this tutorial, we will walk you through the process of installing and setting up the WooCommerce plugin. After a few easy steps, you will have your brand new online store up and running - so, let’s get started. 

 

Step 1: Installing the WooCommerce plugin

 

As soon as you login into your WordPress Admin Dashboard on the left vertical menu you will need to select Plugins > Add New.

 

Accessing the Add new Plugin page

 

Once you are on the Add Plugins page you will locate the search bar at the top right corner of the page. The Search functionality will allow you to easily find a concrete plugin in the global Wordpress plugin store. So to find WooCommerce you will need to type ‘woocommerce’  in the search bar and allow a moment for Wordpress to find the correct plugin. The author of the WooCommerce plugin should appear as ‘Automattic’. Now that you have found the plugin, you should just click on Install Now.

 

Finding and installing WooCommerce

 

The installation may take a moment. Once it is successfully completed you need to click on the Activate button. 

 

Activating WooCommerce

 

Congratulations! You have successfully installed and activated WooCommerce on your website. Now let’s set up your preferences. 

 

Step 2: WooCommerce Setup Wizard


When WooCommerce is initially activated you will be presented with the WooCommerce Setup Wizard which will help you configure the general settings of your Online Store. 

  • Store setup - On the first page, you will be presented with a few options that allow you to set up your store’s physical address, currency preferences and types of products you will be selling. Once you are ready just click on Let’s Go at the bottom of the page.

 

Store Setup

 

  • Payment - Now you need to select the payment methods you will accept on your Online Store. As you can see WooCommerce supports both online and offline payments. Feel free to click on Additional Payment methods to explore all your possibilities. When you are ready click on Continue.

 

Configuring payments

 

  • Shipping - Now you can configure your shipping preferences, such as shipping rates, free shipping, and preferred zones. Ready? Hit Continue.

 

Configuring Shipping

 

  • Recommended - On this page, you will be presented with a few free and useful Addons. 

 

Recommended addons

 

Storefront Theme is the official WooCommerce theme that can be smoothly integrated and easily managed. We highly recommend considering it as an option.
The Automated tax Addon makes calculating taxes effortless and more convenient.
With MailChimp you can easily configure follow up emails and better manage your marketing campaigns.
As per Facebook, it is the official Facebook Addon for WooCommerce to connect your store with social media.
As you can see they are all pre-selected and will be automatically installed unless you untick the boxes on the left side. Also, you can manually install them anytime in the future.

  • Activate - Now you will be presented with an option to activate JetPack which provides useful security features, performance monitoring, and more. Activating JetPack is optional, therefore it is totally up to you whether to enable it or not. If you do not want to enable it now, just click on Skip this step at the very bottom of the page.

 

Activating Jetpack

 

  • Ready! - Voila! You have successfully completed the setup of your new fabulous WooCommerce online store. On this last page, you are provided with an option to subscribe to newsletters. If you want to receive news and updates, go for it. Ready to continue further? Just click on one of the available links and start customizing your website.

 

Installation ready

 

Although we believe in your skills and capabilities to handle it all by yourself, we are a customer-focused company, therefore if you happen to have any difficulties at a certain point do not hesitate to contact our support savvies who will be more than pleased to walk you through the whole process.

 

 

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