Install Woocommerce

We’ll show you how-to install WooCommerce on your WordPress website so you can create an online store and start selling your products and services online.

What is WooCommerce

WooCommerce is a plugin for the popular website builder, WordPress which adds the ability to run an online store. WooCommerce is the most popular Ecommmerce platform on the web, powering over 37% of all online stores with nearly 15 million downloads.

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Steps to Install WooCommerce Plugin

The first step to setting up your new WooCommerce powered online store is to search and add the plugin to your WordPress website.

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Click Plugins > Add New
  3. Search for woocommerce, then find WooCommerce in the results and click Install Now.
    Install Wocommerce Plugin in WordPress
  4. Click Activate Plugin

Setup your WooCommerce store

Now you’ve activated WooCommerce you’ll be automatically taken to the setup wizard where you can start setting up your new online shop.

  1. The WooCommerce Setup Wizard will open. Click Let’s Go!
    Step one of the WooCommerce Setup Wizard
  2. Click Continue to set up the default WooCommerce pages.
  3. Choose your store locale. If you’re using a Ecenica UK WordPress hosting package then this will automatically default to UK settings. Click Continue.
  4. Setup your shipping and tax settings. For most UK online stores we recommend the following settings:
    • Yes, I will be shipping physical goods to customers: Checked
    • Enter your domestic and International shipping costs. You can change these later.
    • Yes, I will be charging sales tax: Checked
    • I will enter prices inclusive of tax: Selected
    • Yes, please import some starter tax rates: Checked
  5. Enter your PayPal email address if you wish to take payments via PayPal. Click Continue

Congratulations! You’ve installed WooCommerce on your WordPress website.
WooCommerce install complete screen

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