Are you excited to learn how to add products to a page in WordPress so you can start selling art from your artist website? In this post, you will discover how to add and manage products in WooCommerce so you can start building an art gallery in your WordPress artist website.
How To Add And Manage Products In WooCommerce
You will want to upload your art to your WooCommerce Gallery after you have installed WooCommerce on your artist website
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After you have successfully activated your WooCommerce plugin you will notice two new tabs on the left menu bar in your WordPress dashboard called WooCommerce and Products.
The WooCommerce link is for your general settings and the products link is for your product settings.
How To Add Products In WordPress WooCommerce
To upload a product login to your WordPress Admin and hover over the Products link and click Add Product.
Product Title And Description
The first step is to add the title of the product you are selling along with a description of the product. This is similar to writing a blog post or page.
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The next step is to upload your image.
On the right menu, you will find a place to upload your product image and product gallery image.
The product image is the main image used to showcase your product in your store.
The gallery image is used to show different images of the product you are selling. If you are showcasing your painting or drawing on a wall or if you are showing a close-up image to show the texture of your art you will upload the images in the product gallery section.
This will allow the buyer to click on the thumbnail and view the additional images of your art.
Image dimension can be customized but I found it easier to just use the same dimensions for the product image and gallery image.
The size I use is 450px x 450px.
I use this dimension because the gallery image is cropped to a square which will cut off some of my art that I am showcasing.
By using a white square background I can upload my art over the white square background in Canva and none of my art will be cut off of in the thumbnail.
To create a 450px x 450px templet for your listings, sign up for a free Canva account, click Custom Dimensions add the width and height dimensions, select PX, click Create New Design.
Click the Upload link on the left menu and upload the image you are going to use for your WooCommerce listing from your PC.
Drag and Drop the image you uploaded to the white templet.
Click Download on the top menu to save the new image you created to your PC.
You can now upload the image you just created in Canva to your Product Image and Product Gallery.
To Learn how to edit the image dimensions visit How To Change Woocommerce Product Image Size
WooCommerce Product Data
The next step is to add the price and shipping services you will be providing.
Keep Product Data as a Simple Product.
If you are selling products you will be shipping leave the Virtual and Downloadable boxes unchecked.
If you are selling digital products like eBooks click on the Virtual and Digital boxes.
Add the Price of the product.
Leave the Sale Price empty if the product is not on sale.
You can create a sale by adding a sale price in the Sale Price section and insert an end date by clicking on the Schedule link.
Click the Shipping link to add the shipping box dimensions, weight, and the shipping class if you set one up.
Next, you can manage your stock by entering the quantity of the product, stock status and if you will be offering backorders by clicking on the Inventory tab.
You can also mark the product as individually sold, this means only one can be purchased. Once the item is sold it will say the item is unavailable on the listing.
The linked Products section is where you can add upsells by entering in specific attributes of the product or products you would like to promote.
Product Short Description
The product short description is where you will add a short tagline for the product. This will be displayed under the product title.
The last step is to click the category you would like your product to be displayed in your store and click publish.
Your product is now live and can be purchased by a visitor.
I hope you enjoyed this how to add products page in WordPress WooCommerce tutorial.
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