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The most customizable eCommerce platform for building your online business. Commerce
WooCommerce is a free eCommerce plugin that allows you to sell anything, beautifully. Built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, WooCommerce is the world’s favorite eCommerce solution that gives both store owners and developers complete control. With endless flexibility and access to hundreds of free and premium WordPress extensions, WooCommerce now powers 30% of all online stores — more than any other platform. what is woocommerce ?
SELL ANYTHING, ANYWHERE With WooCommerce, you can sell both physical and digital goods in all shapes and sizes, offer product variations, multiple configurations, and instant downloads to shoppers, and even sell affiliate goods from online marketplaces. With premium extensions, you can offer bookings, memberships, and recurring subscriptions. Perhaps you’d like to sell monthly subscriptions for physical goods, or offer your members a discount on digital downloads? It’s all possible. SHIP WHEREVER YOU LIKE Offer free shipping, flat rate shipping, or make real-time calculations. Limit your shipments to specific countries, or open your store up to the world. Shipping is highly configurable, and WooCommerce even supports drop shipping. EXTENSIVE PAYMENT OPTIONS WooCommerce comes bundled with the ability to accept major credit cards, PayPal, BACS (bank transfers), and cash on delivery. Need additional options? More than 140 region-specific gateways integrate with WooCommerce, including popular choices like Stripe, Authorize.Net, and Amazon Payments.
YOU CONTROL IT ALL — FOREVER WooCommerce gives you complete control of your store, from taxes to stock levels to customer accounts. Add and remove extensions, change your design, and switch settings as you please. It’s all under your control. One of the biggest risks of using a hosted eCommerce platform is what happens to your store if the provider closes up shop. With WooCommerce, you have complete control, so there’s never any reason to worry. Your data belongs to you — and it’s kept secure, thanks to regular audits by industry leaders. DEFINE YOUR STYLE WITH STOREFRONT Storefront is a free WordPress theme available to any WooCommerce store. Along with deep WooCommerce integration, Storefront prioritizes speed and uptime while eliminating theme and plugin conflicts during major updates. Define your style even further by customizing Storefront to your liking or choosing from one of our several Storefront child themes. It’s all up to you, and all open source. BUILT WITH DEVELOPERS IN MIND Extendable, adaptable, and open source — WooCommerce was created with developers in mind. With its strong, robust framework, you can scale your client’s store all the way from basic to high-end (infinity and beyond).
Built with a REST API, WooCommerce can integrate with virtually any service. Your store’s data can be accessed anywhere, anytime, 100% securely. WooCommerce allows developers to easily create, modify, and grow a store that meets their specifications. No matter the size of the store you want to build, WooCommerce will scale to meet your requirements. With a growing collection of more than 300 extensions, you can enhance each store’s features to meet your client’s unique needs — or even create your own solution. If security is a concern, rest easy. WooCommerce is audited by a dedicated team of developers working around the clock to identify and patch any and all discovered bugs. We also support WooCommerce and all its extensions with comprehensive, easily-accessible documentation. With our docs, you’ll learn how to create the exact site your client needs. EXTENSIONS GALORE WordPress.org is home to some amazing extensions for WooCommerce, including: Google Analytics Delivery Notes PDF Invoices and Packing Slips Affiliates Integration Light New Product Badges
Keen to see them all? Search WordPress.org for ‘WooCommerce’ to dive in. If you’re looking for something endorsed and maintained by the developers who built WooCommerce, there are a plethora of premium eCommerce extensions, the most popular of which include: WooCommerce Subscriptions WooCommerce Memberships WooCommerce Bookings Dynamic Pricing Table Rate Shipping Product CSV Import Suite And there’s plenty more where they came from. Visit our extensions page to find out everything you’re capable of and all that’s possible with premium WooCommerce extensions.
Step 1 The first thing you will need to do is to install the WooCommerce plugin. You can download it for free from the WordPress repository or follow the steps below on how to do it from within your dashboard.
To install it from your dashboard navigate to WordPress Admin > Plugins > AddNew, search for “woocommerce”, and click on “Install Now.” 3+ is currently the latest version of WooCommerce.
Step 2 Then click on “Install Now.”
Step 3 You are then met with a walkthrough to for WooCommerce setup. You can skip this but in our tutorial we will click on “Let’s Go.” (Note: We will go into more detail for each of these options further below in our WooCommerce tutorial)
Step 4 On the page setup screen WooCommerce is notifying you that it will create a few pages for you automatically that are needed to complete the setup. This includes a shop , cart, checkout, and my account pages. Click on “Continue” to let it create these for you.
Step 5 On the store locale setup screen WooCommerce allows you to quickly choose the country and or state you are based out of, the currency, and units for your products. Then click on “Continue.”
Step 6 On the Shipping screen you can choose product weight and Dimension. Then click on “Continue.”
Step 7 On the payments screen you can choose which 3rd party payment processor you want to integrate with. We are personally big fans of Stripe. And as of February 2016, the Stripe is free for WooCommerce (you will still pay the transaction fee). Then click on “Continue.”
And that’s it! Your WooCommerce store is now ready. You can click on the link at the bottom to return to your WordPress dashboard and start creating your products.
Product categories • Product categories are the primary way to group products with similar features. You can also add subcategories if desired. • For example, if you sell clothing, you might have “t-shirts”, “hoodies” and “pants” as categories. • How to add/edit product categories • Categories are managed from the Products > Categories screen. • Similar to categories on your posts in WordPress, you can add, delete, and edit product categories. • Add a Name. • Add a Slug (optional); this is the URL-friendly version of the name. • Choose a Parent if this is a subcategory. • Enter a Description (optional); some themes display this. • Choose the Display type. Decide what is shown on the category’s landing page. “Standard” uses your theme’s default. “Subcategories” will display only the subcategories. “Products” only displays products. “Both” will display subcategories and products below that. • Upload/Add Image (optional); Some themes have pages where product category images are displayed, so this is a good idea.
Product tags What are product tags? Product tags are another way to relate products to each other, next to product categories. Contrary to categories, there is no hierarchy in tags; so there are no “subtags.” For example, if you sell clothing, and you have a lot of cat prints, you could make a tag for “cat.” Then add that tag to the menu or sidebar so cat lovers can easily find all t-shirts, hoodies, and pants with cat prints. How to add/edit product tags Tags can be added similarly to adding product categories and work in exactly the same way as post tags. See the WordPress.org Codex for more information.