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Next, we explain how to create and manage an electronic store with WordPress and WooCommerce.

The first step to create an eCommerce with WordPress and WooCommerce is to install the plugin. In the sidebar of the “administration” section of WordPress you will find the option to add your new plugins. Select the “Plugins” option and then “Add New”.

Now, in the search bar at the top right, enter the word WooCommerce. Once WooCommerce appears in the list, click “Install Now” and then “Activate” to download the plugin. Beginners are recommended to use the built-in setup wizard by clicking the pink “Run setup wizard” button, which will help the user step by step with setting up their store.

Finally, press the “Add new product” button.

With WooCommerce, users who have a WordPress store have the ability to edit basic features independently. The most important settings will be found within the “Settings” section in the sidebar, in the “General” sub-item.

There it is possible to modify the title of the web, the date and time format, as well as the language and the URL of the store.

In the “WooCommerce” section of the menu, you will also find a “Settings” section that allows you to directly select and manage the most important elements of your WordPress eCommerce structure with the following options:

General: In this tab you can configure the location options of your company, the sales locations and the currencies for the different shipping regions, among others.

Products: Configure the specific parameters of your products: weight and size units, valuations, display options, inventory management and downloadable products from your online site.

Tax: This menu will allow you to configure various options for tax rates (filters to calculate taxes based on the shipping address or the customer’s order, or the location of the business, and so on).

Shipping: In this section you will find options that define shipping zones for an unlimited number of regions and countries, including shipping options such as calculations and shipping destination.

Checkout: The options to define the execution of the purchase, or what we better know as the Shopping Cart, are found in the “Checkout” tab. Here the movement that customers have made is controlled from when they start with their order until they finish with the payment, going through the shopping cart, the activation of the purchase process as a guest or customer and the terms and conditions.

Accounts: The section to manage the account pages helps you determine if you want to activate the registration on the “Complete purchase” page or if you want your users to be redirected to the registration activation page. Here you can also customize the URLs for individual orders and subpages like orders, downloads, edit account, and other functions.

Emails: In the “Emails” section you can configure email alerts for your customers: type of notification (for example, for new, canceled or failed orders, as well as notes for the customer or new accounts), and the recipient can be freely configured. You can also change the format of the email.

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Gerard Heperd

Gerard Heperd