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.
- Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
- Click Plugins > Add New
- Search for woocommerce, then find WooCommerce in the results and click Install Now.
- 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.
- The WooCommerce Setup Wizard will open. Click Let’s Go!
- Click Continue to set up the default WooCommerce pages.
- Choose your store locale. If you’re using a Ecenica UK WordPress hosting package then this will automatically default to UK settings. Click Continue.
- 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
- Enter your PayPal email address if you wish to take payments via PayPal. Click Continue
Congratulations! You’ve installed WooCommerce on your WordPress website.