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How to Install and Set Up WooCommerce

How to Install and Set Up WooCommerce in WordPress.

You’ll need to begin by installing and activating the Woo-Commerce plugin. You can do this either on a new or existing WordPress site. In the following steps, we’ll walk you through the process of setting up the plugin and configuring its settings.

Step 1: Install WooCommerce Plugin (FREE)

  1. Login to the admin panel of your WordPress website
  2. Search for the WooCommerce plugin on the plugin page
  3. Just click the “Install Now” button next to the plugin.

4.  Then, click on the Activate button:

Step 2: Access the Setup Wizard

After activation WooCommerce, you’ll be prompted to walk through a setup wizard. It’s optional, but we recommend going through it in order to configure some key settings.

The first page of the WooCommerce setup wizard should look like this:

Here, WooCommerce is prompting you to enter some basic information about your store. This includes its address, what currency you’d like to use, and whether you plan to sell digital or physical products (or both).

Step 3: Choose Your Payment Processors

On the next step, you can decide what payments you’ll enable for your online store. By default, you can use Stripe and/or PayPal, along with offline payments such as checks and cash:

Again, click “Continue” when done.

Step 4: Configure Your Shipping Options

Next, you’ll find the Shipping screen:

Here, you can decide how much customers will be charged for shipping. You can set one rate for your preferred zone, and another for customers who are in other locations. If you like, you can also offer free shipping to one or both groups.

Step 5: Review Optional Add-Ons

At this point, you’ve configured all the basics for your online WooCommerce store.

Again, click “Continue”.

Step 6: Install the Jetpack Plugin (Optional)

The following screen also offers an optional add-on:

Jetpack is a handy WordPress plugin that offers a wide range of features. This includes security functionality, various analytics, and more. It can be a useful addition to your Woo-commerce store, but isn’t required – so it’s up to you whether you’d like to install it or not.

Step 7: Complete the Setup Process

Your WooCommerce store is now ready to rock and roll:

You need to click on the ‘Return to WordPress dashboard’ link to exit the setup wizard.

After finishing the Woo-commerce setup, you are now ready to add products to your online store.

how to add products in woocommerce

Let’s start with adding the first product to your online store.

  1. Go to WooCommerce > Products > Add Product

2. Enter a product Title and  Description.

3. Go to the Product Data panel, and select downloadable (digital) or virtual (service) if applicable.

Note: Virtual products don’t require shipping — an order with virtual products won’t calculate shipping costs.

Product Data

The Product Data meta box is where the majority of important data is added for your products.

General section

  • Price
    • Regular Price – Item’s normal/regular price
    • Sale Price – Item’s discounted price that can then be scheduled for certain date ranges. The sale expires at 11:59pm of the specified end date
  • Tax
    • Tax status – Taxable / Shipping only / None
    • Tax class – Choose which tax class should be applied

Inventory section

The inventory section allows you to manage stock for the product individually and define whether to allow back orders and more. It enables you to sell products and allow customers to add them to the cart to buy.

Enable Stock Management must be selected in Products Inventory Settings; otherwise, only the ‘Stock status’ option is visible in the Product Data Inventory box.

Options when stock management at product level is disabled. You are responsible for updating the Stock Status.

 when stock management at product level is enabled.

  • Enter the Stock Quantity, and WooCommerce auto-manages inventory and auto-updates Stock Status as Stock, Out of Stock or On Backorder.
  • Select whether to Allow Backorders.
  • Low stock threshold – Enter a number upon which you are notified.
  • Tick the Sold individually box to limit the product to one per order.

Shipping section

  • Weight – Weight of the item.
  • Dimensions – Length, width and height for the item.
  • Shipping Class – Shipping classes are used by certain shipping methods to group similar products.

Linked Products section

Using up-sells and cross-sells, you can cross promote your products

Attributes section

On this tab , You can assign details to a products

Advanced section

  • Purchase note – Enter an optional note to send the customer after they purchase the product.
  • Menu order – Custom ordering position for this item.
  • Enable Reviews – Enable/Disable customer reviews for this item.

Product Short Description

The description displays after the product’s name, but before the product’s price.

Taxonomies

On the right side of the Add New Product panel, there are product categories and Tags in which you can place your product.

Product Images

Add the main product image.

Product Gallery

 Additional Product Gallery to showcase their awesomeness.

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