WooCommerce Tutorial – How to Set up Step by Step
With over 3.5+ million active installs (3.5+ Active Online Stores), a 4.6 Users Rating on WordPress.org, WooCommerce is a Most famous free ecommerce solution for wordpress by a mile. As an April 2018, WooCommerce installs over 48% of all Online Ecommerce Sites. If you are looking to open an Ecommerce Website (Ecommerce Online Stores) on WordPress Hosting, in my Experience you should go with WooCommerce Tutorial and How to set up your Ecommerce online Store and how to manage it.
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WooCommerce Set up
WooCommerce Adding and Managing Products
WooCommerce Set Up
The First and Most Important you will need to do in your Website Install WooCommerce Plugin. You can Download it for Free from the WordPress.org or follow the Steps below on how to set up from your Dashboard.
WooCommerce WordPress Plugin
To Install it from your WP Dashboard you go to Navigate to WordPress Admin > Plugin > Add New, Search in Search Bar for “WooCommerce”, and Click on “Install Now”. Be Check that the Author of WooCommerce Plugin is “Automattic.
After Getting the Right WooCommerce. Click on ‘Activate’.
After WooCommerce be Installed you get a Short Tour of WooCommerce. The Tour is about Setup of WooCommerce. You can skip tour but in our Tutorial we will click on ‘Let’s Go’.
On the Page Setup Section of WooCommerce is Showing a Message you that it will create a few pages for you Automatically (By WooCommerce) that you are needed to Complete your Ecommerce Online Store Set Up. This Pages are Cart Page, Shop Page, Checkout Page, and most important My Account Page. These are all Page. Now Click on ‘Continue Button’ to let these pages create for your Ecommerce Online Store by WooCommerce.
WooCommerce page setup
On the Store locale setup Section WooCommerce allows you to Quickly Choose your Country and your State you are actually Based on Your Currency, and units for your Products. Then Click on the ‘Continue Button’.
WooCommerce store locale setup
On the Shipping and Tax Setup Section (This is the Most Important Section) In this Section you can choose whether or not you are shipping the Product Physical goods and Customer. Remember One Important thing, WooCommerce can also be used to sell digital product and downloads like Moz, Microsoft, and other digital business ecommerce online stores. And then you can enables sales tax if you need. Then here also click on ‘Continue’.
WooCommerce shipping and tax setup
This is also Very Important Section because this sections Relates with Money. This Section is Payments. On the Payments Section you can Choose which type of method you want to use in your Ecommerce Online Store which 3rd Party Payment Processor you want in your Ecommerce Online Store. After Choosing Click ‘Continue’.
And Done! Your WooCommerce store is now ready to Serve Product and All Transcation is set. You can click on the url at the Bottom to return to your WordPress Admin Dashboard and Start Adding Your Products to the website. Check out the Left Tutioral of WooCommerce below.
WooCommerce store is ready confirmation
Adding and Managing Products
The First Alteration you will see that there is Addition of two new tabs to your WordPress Admin Dashboard’s Site Menu, Named “WooCommerce” (Your General Creating Place) and Product (Product Creating Place. To get started Installing your Ecommerce Store, Go to WordPress Dashboard > Products >Add Product to add your First Product.
Now, Create a Title and Brief Description (What your Product do, Advantage, Other Details) of the Product
WordPress Dashboard > Products > Add New Product
WooCommerce product data
In the Product Data Gadget, You can select whether or not the Product is virtual (Just Remove the Shipping Data Section) and if it is a Downloadable (As I Mention above WooCommerce can also be used to sell digital product and downloads like Moz, Microsoft, and other digital business ecommerce online stores).
If you are Selling Digital Products, then you also have to upload the file to be purchased (if anyone pay for it. It directly Download to him, Sometime make some problem also because of Hacker they usually hack your website and after that they Download your File in free of Cost only). You should also customize the Download limit (Leave the Space Blank to mark its unlimited. We are talking about “Digital Products”), the Download Expiry (Leave the Space blank to keep it available permanently), and the file type (Music/App/Standard).
Next, In the Inventory Section, You can Customize options to manage your Stock by Entering in the Quantiy of the Product, Stock Status (In/out of Stock), and if you’d like to accept backorders.
Another One was, The Linked Products as you know I think you all know about what is Linked Products. If we See and Focus on this tab Name. This Means Product Linking, Now you are thinking how they Link. So they Link by adding up sells, Cross Sells, and Product Grouping. The Attributes Allows you to Enter in Specific (Selected) attributes of the Product that will be showed under an Additional Information section of the Product Post in the Front end Version of the Product Page. Finally, Now you can able to enter your Custom Purchase notes, give the Product a menu Order, and Enable/Disable the Reviews in the Advanced Tab (Recommended you should Enable the Advanced Tab).
Product Brief Description
WordPress Dashboard > Products > Add New Product
With the Product Brief Description section gadget, you can Able to make a Short Tagline (Related to your Product Tags) of your Image of the Product that will be Displayed under the Product Title.
After playing with the Description around with all of that, didn’t forget to add tags for your Product, Place your Product in any Category, and Include a Product image/gallery.
Managing Your Product
WordPress Dashboard > Products > Different Tabs
In the Other page under WP Dashboard > product, You can View your Products, Category, shipping classes, Calendar, Attributes, and Tags. Each of these pages look like the Standard WP Dashboard > Posts>Categories Page, Except the Product view.
In the WooCommerce Section, You can Explore Different things about your Ecommerce Online Store: You can view your Reports, Coupons and Orders. You can also customize setting and add new extensions.
WordPress Dashboard > WooCommerce > Orders
This page shows tell you how many and what orders you get (list of your in current orders and Buy) . Or if you sell digital Products, there’s not much details here. Just you can see that Anyone buy which Product. But if you selling Physical Products, In this Situation you have to do many thing like you have to Arrange full Process. Means you need to ship that product and what And Other details fill by Buyer like Address, Contact No. Like these thing orders are being Delivered or Still not Processed.
WordPress Dashboard > WooCommerce > Coupons > Add New
WooCommerce has Many Powerful and Unqiue options for Adding New Coupons to you Ecommerce Online Store. In the Coupon editing section, The Coupon data Section shown Gadget allows you to customize the Coupon discount and All Necessary Details.
In General Section Tab, allows you to edit the basic coupon information like: the Category of Coupon (Product % Discount, Cart Discount, Cart % Discount, Product discount), Coupon Value (How much they give discount on a purchase product), Free Shipping option (Free Shipping Coupon gives you free delivery of your Product), Coupon Taxation (This Coupon reduce the tax from a Product. Means “Tax Free” Coupon), and its expiry date (When the Coupon expiry).
In Usage Restriction Section Tab, You can set a min. spend the Customer has to make to Valid the Coupon (On how many purchase the Coupon is Applied on the Shopping). To Disable the use from use in Conjunction with Other Coupon, Check the Box Space for Individual use only (One user – one Time, One User can only be able to apply the Coupon one time). In any case the Coupon don’t applied on the Item that on Selling, WooCommerce also having option for that, Too. In WooCommerce one more very important option having, the option is you can able to select an Specific Product that you want to Enable/Disable to applied the Coupon.
And the Last and Final Section Tab, Usage Limits, This Option gives you the limit that you set for a user (Per Coupon or Per User).
WordPress Dashboard > WooCommerce > Reports
WooCommerce also offer the Owner of the Website, This Offer is Very Powerful. The Offer is built –in Tracking. This Option saves your lot of money (It save your lot of money to give to Data Analysis Expert, Means you no need to pay the Data Analysis Expert). This Option give the Monthly Chart and Graphs of your Ecommerce online Store Sales, Orders, and Shipping Charges (Only on Physical Goods Selling. How much you spend for shipping the Product to the Buyer) Or this Option give you report in 3 Different Time Periods. (Daily, Monthly, Annunally). Or Each Graph Contain can be Limited of the Specific Product, Product Category, or Coupon. In the Coustomers tab, You can View you Customer Acquisition over the Save 3 time Periods. Lastly, You can also view and Manage you Stock. If any product was out of stock you can check or if any having low stock you can check that also which product having nice amount of Stock in the Stocks Section Tab. All this data (All the Data of Sales, Order and Shipping) you can be Exported in an Excel Sheet or Spreadsheets..
WordPress Dashboard > WooCommerce > Setting
In WooCommerce give very professional and Impressive: in the Setting section, you can able to customize your Ecommerce Online Store by Setting Option. Everything from your thousands of separator to the Check out process to email options can be tailored to your Satisfaction.
The General Section Tab, Add the Necessary Details (You have to Customize the Ecommerce online Store details) like: Basic Information (Country, Base Location, Selling Location, Shipping Location, Enable Taxes, and Store Notice), Add your transaction Currency (Currency, Currency Position, Thousand Separator, Decimal Separator, and Number of Decimals). And Other Display Option of your Ecommerce Online Store.
WooCommerce general settings
You can enter your Product data, Product Reviews (In Product Ratings you have Enable Rating on Review, Rating are required to leave a review, Show “Verified Owner” label for Customer Reviews, Only Allow reviews from “Verified Owners”) contain custom sorting of product, default display of product, measuring of product (Weight Unit, and Dimensions Unit), Product thumbnail dimensions of product, download methods of digital product, and even Ajax/non-Ajax add to cart option is customize In the product section tab.
WooCommerce product settings
In the Tax Tab, Taxes option are modeled in the Taxes tab. If you want, So you can even disable the Taxes option in your Ecommerce Online Store. This Taxes Option you get “Prices Entered with Tax, Calculate Tax Based On, Shipping Tax Class, Rounding, Additional Tax Classes, Display Prices in the Shop, Display Prices during Cart and Checkout, Price Display Suffix, and Display Tax Totals”
WooCommerce tax settings
Shipping Option you have to care of your Shipping Method and Pricing Models. You can also enable/disable shipping store. And edit different display options. Disable your Ecommerce store available only to Different Countries is also Possible.
WooCommerce shipping setup
Checkout option, This option allows you to change and Customize your Ecommerce Online Store Checkout Process: You can also choose from 5 payment gateways method (Visa, MasterCard, Paypal, Net Banking, and E-Wallet), Edit your Online Store page, add and Customize a ‘Terms and Condition’ (T&C) Page, and change website URL. In Checkout option you can easily get: Coupons, Checkout Process) There is one more category that Checkout Pages. In Checkout Pages these option contain: Cart Page, Checkout Page, and As I Mention before Terms and Condition (T&C) Page.
WooCommerce checkout configuration
Account option, In account section you can get all kind of edits of all frond to end display and the Registration Page. In Account Section contains two parts “Account Pages or My Account End points: In 1st Part (Account Pages): My Account Page, Enable Registration, Login, and Account Creation. In Account Section 2nd Part (My Account End points): Orders, View Orders, Downloads, Edit Account, addresses, Payment Methods, Lost Password, Logout.
WooCommerce account setup
In the Email Section Tab, In Email Section you can Customize all things of Customer Support you can do there. In this Email Section Tab you get all types of Email: New Order, Cancelled Order, Failed Order, Order on-hold, Processing Order, Completed Order, Refunded order, Customer Invoice, Customer Note, Reset Password, New Account. Or Email Sender Option contains “From” Name, and “From” Address.
WooCommerce account setup
API, This is our Last point in WooCommerce Tutorial ,In the API tab you can able to enable the REST API, Keys, Web hooks, and Apps. In API Section contain only The REST API Enabling Setting
WordPress Dashboard > WooCommerce > System Status
All of your back end information store there (System Status) only – Your WooCommerce, MySQL, and PHP, etc. Size Limits, Versions, log, and many more. These all thing found in System Status. In the Tools Section Tab on the Same Page (System Status), You can clear your Website Caches from here for Multiple Variables, If you want to Install new options you can do that also in this Option, and Reset Setting to the Default. Means In Short this Option Can change your Website Fully. The System Status Contain: “Home URL, Site URL, WC Version, Log Directory Writable, WP Version, WP Multisite, WP Memory Limits, WP Debug Mode, WP Cron, and Language”. These are all the Option in System Status.
WooCommerce system status
WordPress Dashboard > WooCommerce > Add-On
WooCommerce add-ons and extensions
One of these Attributes, These Attributes only make WordPress the Most Popluar CMS on the Planet is the Society Behind it. In WordPress there was Thousands of Theme and Tens of thousands of Plugins are there.
WooCommerce extensions and themes
The WooCommerce plugin Developers allow every one to purchase native and other-party WooCommerce Extensions from their Extensions Store.
WooCommerce is truly very Nice and Impressive and Supportive plugin ofall time in Ecommerce Online Stores. WooCommerce is the Best Free Ecommerce Solution for WordPress. I recommended that if your having and want to make your Store on WooCommerce only. Anything important we missed in our this WooCommerce Tutorial? If Yes, So please Let us