How to install and setup woocommerce plugin

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install and setup woocommerce plugin

Today, dozens of plugins can turn a WordPress website into a professional ecommerce store. On the list, WooCommerce is perhaps the best known and probably the most feature-rich option.

1. INSTALL WOOCOMMERCE USING WORDPRESS ADMIN PANEL

  1. g in to your WordPress site as the administrator.
  2. In the left-hand pane, click Plugins.
  3. Click Add New.
  4. In the Search text box, type woocommerce, and then click Search Plugins.
  5. In the Name column, locate WooCommerce – excelling eCommerce, and then click Install Now.
  6. Click OK to confirm the installation.
  7. After WordPress finishes installing the plugin, click Activate Plugin. WordPress adds a WooCommerce option to the administration menu in the left-hand pane.

2. QUICK SETUP

Now, when the plugin is installed, you will need to activate it and that’s when the magic pops in. The good people who made the WooCommerce  plugin made pretty little quick setup guide which will guide you through the basic setup options. The options through this guide are well explained and easy to understand. However, if you set something wrong, it’s really not a big deal as all of those settings can later be edited through standard WooCommerce Settings.

This page informs us that it will create the pages that are necessary for WooCommerce to work properly. Just click Continue and let it do whatever it needs to do.

Store Locale Setup

When WooCommerce pages are created, it will ask to setup your Store Locale. Here you can set up the location of your store, currency you would like to use and product weight and dimensions units. Again, you can set it up here or you may skip it and set it up later in WooCommerce settings. If you choose to set it up now, just click Continue when done.

Shipping Method Setup

This page allows you to set Shipping and Tax. If you are going to use WooCommerce just for selling tickets and nothing else, you may leave the Basic Shipping Setup checkbox unchecked and if you plan to charge tax on ticket sales, you may check the Basic Tax Setup checkbox. All of it is optional and can later be changed in WooCommerce settings.

Setup Payment Methods

If you plan to use PayPal Standard, you can enter your PayPal email address here where you want to accept payments. Also, if you want to allow Cheque Payments, Cash on Delivery and Bank Transfer, you may check the corresponding checkboxes. However, if you don’t plan to use any of the methods offered here, just leave it all as it is and later choose the one you want from vast selection of  payment methods in WooCommerce add-ons.

This is the final stage that informs you that your store is now ready to be used and offers to create your first product right away.

 

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