How to Install WooCommerce
Before installing WooCommerce, make sure that you already have WordPress installed. If you don’t have WordPress installed, you can install WordPress by following the guidelines in the article how to install WordPress.
1. Install and Activate WooCommerce
As explained earlier, WooCommerce is a plugin that can be easily installed via WordPress. Installing WooCommerce on your WordPress website is very easy. First, what needs to be done is to log in to your WordPress dashboard. Then follow these steps:
Select Plugins in the sidebar menu
Click the Add New button
Type WooCommerce in the search field
Find the WooCommerce search results and click Install Now
After the installation process is complete, click the Activate button
2. How to Setting WooCommerce
After the installation and activation process is complete, you will see a notification from WooCommerce to run the Setup Wizard as shown below.
The above method is the easiest way to start managing WooCommerce. However, if you miss a notification from WooCommerce, there is another way to start the Setup Wizard. You can open the WooCommerce menu> Help> Setup Wizard.
After the Setup Wizard starts, you will see the image below:
Step 2.1. Page Settings
In this step, WooCommerce will notify you about what main pages will be provided for your online store (shop, cart, checkout, and my account). These pages are needed to make your online store run well. Understand each page then click continue.
Step 2.2. Set Location
The next step is to set the location of your store, the currency you are using, and what size dimensions you are using (Kilogram, Centimeter).
Step 2.3. Shipping and Tax
Next is to set whether your product can be sent by expedition or not. If you sell services, you do not need to check the checkbox on shipping goods. You also need to check the tax column if you want to tax your customers.
Step 2.4. Payment
In this step, you will set up what payment methods you accept. You can apply credit card payment methods, PayPal, bank transfers, or Cash On Delivery (COD). Customize payment methods according to your customer’s habits.
WooCommerce setup is complete. Next is to add your first product by pressing the Create your first product!
3. Adding Products
Of course to run an online store, you need a product. However, before adding a product, there are some product settings that you need to know about, namely product categories and attributes. The following explanation:
– Product Category
Product categories help you to group your products. For example, you sell clothes. You can make the product categories into tops, bottoms, outwear, underwear, and accessories. Product categories make it easy for customers to find the product they want. You can add as many product categories as possible.
Attributes help to filter or filter products. For example, in an online clothing store, you can set attributes to be the size, color, material, or other filters that match your product.
WooCommerce allows you to sell various types of products, not just physical products. Here are some types of products that can be sold on WooCommerce:
Simple: Products are sent via shipping service without any variation. Example: book
Virtual: Products sold do not require shipping. Example: services such as consulting
Downloadable: Products that can be downloaded. Example: e-books, videos, pictures
External: You advertise a product in your online store, but sell it in another online store.
Variable: Products sold have several variations. Example: clothes
Adding products to WooCommerce is as easy as you publish a post on WordPress. Select the Products menu> Add New. Enter the title and description of the product you are selling.
On the right there is the Product Categories menu, click the + Add New Category button and add a name for your product category. Product categories will be useful when buyers search for your product by category.
Under the description and image there is the Product Data menu. In this section you can enter your product details. Here are some product details that you need to add:
In the General sub menu, you can add product prices.
Product Availability Information
Inventory sub menu helps you to inventory goods so that you can provide information on the availability of goods to customers.
In the Shipping sub menu, you can add product weight details, product length, to estimated shipping costs.
You can also add product suggestions that are similar to the product customers are buying in the Linked Product sub menu.
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