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WooCommerce Tutorial

01How to install WooCommerce on your WordPress website

You can have WooCommerce up and running on your WordPress website in minutes. Let’s look at how to install WooCommerce by going through the steps until you are ready to start adding products.

This guide is the first step of our WooCommerce tutorial: How to build an e-commerce website in 12 steps.

We will be using WooCommerce and Toolset to build a customized website with important features that will help clients make purchases on your pages. We will only require simple HTML and CSS to do this.

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1.1 Add and activate WooCommerce

You can add WooCommerce straight from your dashboard. All you need to do is go to Plugins -> Add New and search for WooCommerce.

When you have installed it click Activate.

You will now see two new tabs on the left-hand side on your dashboard – WooCommerce and Products.

1.2 Go through the setup wizard

Once you activate your WooCommerce plugin you should be taken to the WooCommerce setup wizard. If not, you can access it from WooCommerce -> Help -> Setup wizard.

– Store setup

Enter your store’s details including address, currency and the type of products you will be selling.

– Payment

Next, decide what payments you want to accept on your WooCommerce website. You can choose between Stripe, PayPal and offline payments or even all three.

– Shipping

On the following page, you can choose whether or not you want to print out shipping labels at home rather than doing so at the Post Office. To help you, WooCommerce recommends using the WooCommerce Services and Jetpack plugins.

In addition, you can toggle between using metric or imperial measurements for your product dimensions.

WooCommerce will now recommend you some more themes/plugins which work well with it including its Storefront Theme, Automated Taxes (for tax calculations) and MailChimp (for email and ad campaigns).

– Activate

If you selected to use Automated Taxes or the ability to print shipping labels at home you can now activate them by connecting to Jetpack.

If you are not interested in using Jetpack, you can click skip this step.

Your store is now ready to go!

Now that you know how to install WooCommerce, in the following steps, we will learn more about the features of WooCommerce before we will use Toolset to customize and add further important features to our e-commerce website.

Head to step two where you can start to add and manage your products on WooCommerce.

Step 2

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