Have you opened an online store using the platform WordPress?

Have you opened an online store using the platform WordPress?

Now, it's being a trend to buy everything online. Just by being at home, you can order and pay whatever you need. If you are the proprietor of any business or blogger it is a must for you to have an e-commerce website. Use WordPress for creating your eCommerce website. It has a lot of things all together in one click. To create your eCommerce website, you will be using the plugin called “WooCommerce”.

WordPress is a user-friendly website that holds multiple suggestions and innovations. Without any technical help, you can create an eCommerce website for your online store full of happiness. No need to pay for others right!

Hope, this article will answer all your questions!

Let us start the article with the list of requirements in short:

Decide your domain name:
Every domain is individually separated by its name. A name decides the product and your brand. There is more website name available in the market. Choose the best you want to show your uniqueness.

Choose the place to store your data: It's nothing but website hosting! Somewhere you need to store all your data’s right! Storage and performance play the important role in your online store. For example, if you are opening a shopping website it must have a full record of your customers. Your website must have an SSL certificate for sure. So, it is better to have website hosting for your account separately.

Don’t use shared website hosting because it carries out a few limitations where you cannot go for full control to access your domain. So, try to use a separate hosting account for your purpose.

Install WordPress: In one-click install the WordPress. Easy navigation and easy target to create an online store. Creating a website is an easy task but setting up to the score limit of SEO is very tough. You should do some changes for making it reliable for SEO.

Check whether the website has an SSL certificate only so, you get the URL by stating HTTPS in starting. To check the URL, go to “Settings” and then choose “General”.

Start setting up Woocommerce: Web hosting has the default setup of Woocommerce. If not kindly install it from the dashboard of WordPress.

Go to the section “Plugin” on the left side of the dashboard and then select “Add new”. You will have the search bar to search the plugins. So, type as “Woocommerce” for installation and activation. Once done, you will get a notification for setting up Woocommerce.

Step 1: Based on the location, you can see the price getting varied. So, if you want to choose the one which you want kindly proceed or else skip this step.

Step 2: You have a payment option here where you can do both offline and online payments. Most of them prefer Paypal for payment.

Once if you complete the payment, do save all your settings and tap on the button “Continue”.

Woocommerce setup is over now!

If you have the recent version of Woocommerce, then you have the eligibility to make it as cash on delivery. Or else only online payment will be allotted for you. Everything is your choice!

Again, start setting the details of shipping, dimension, and unit of weights.

Step 3: The default theme is configured in Woocommerce. If you want to change it kindly disable the section and then continue with the other settings. But there is a problem where you will be getting confused with the theme of WordPress and Woocommerce.

There are more themes in the market buy the one which is your choice or else go to the default theme.

Step 4: Do install Jetpack or else skip it now. But anyway, you need to do it later without fail. To get updates regularly, add the email address.

What else setting is remaining in WordPress?

Still, you have configured some more plugins in WordPress. Go to the “Settings” and then select “Permalink”. For SEO-friendly purposes, choose the permalink “Post Name”. WordPress settings have more options such as blog page, post number, and approval of comments, etc. Make changes to the necessary settings to have a smooth flow in your blog post.

For your reference, we are listing out a few more plugins such as:
  • Plugin for SEO
  • Plugin for database optimization
  • Plugin for social sharing
  • Plugin for caching
  • Plugin for creating a contact form
  • Plugin for security
  • After setting up the plugins, now it's time for product addition. Go to the section “Product” and then select “Add new”.
  • You will be seeing the page for adding the product details. In case, if you want to add categories to your product kindly tap on the section “Product” and then select “Categories”.
Hopefully, we have completed your process of creating an online store. That’s it!
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