Are you trying to learn how to set up WooCommerce for WordPress? In this post, you will discover how to install WooCommerce on a WordPress Artist Website. Within just a few minutes you will have a professional art gallery to showcase and sell your artwork and handmade crafts.
How To Install WooCommerce On A WordPress Artist Website
WordPress is the fastest growing CMS, with roughly 500+ new sites being built daily in the top 10 million websites on the web (compared to Shopify’s and Squarespace’s 60-80). (Source: codeinwp)
Of the Top 1 Million Sites on the Internet, WooCommerce is still the most popular free e-commerce solution for WordPress. (Source: Kinsta)
If you are thinking about opening an e-commerce art gallery on your WordPress artist website, you can feel safe knowing that WooCommerce is one of the best choices out there.
Below I am going to show you how to install and set up WooCommerce so you can start selling your art online.
There are two ways you can install the WooCommerce plugin.
The easiest way is to install from your WordPress dashboard.
The other option is to download it from WordPress.org and upload it to your site.
Below I am going to show you how to install it from your dashboard.
Adding WooCommerce To WordPress
Sign in to your WordPress Admin
Hover over Plugins on the left sidebar and click Add New.
Type woocommerce in the search bar.
Locate WooCommerce and click Install Now.
Note: In the image below, WooCommerce says Active because I already have it uploaded to my site. if the plugin has not been installed the button will say Install Now.
WooCommerce notifies you that it will create a shop page, cart page, checkout page, and my account page if they do not already exist.
After the pages are created you will be able to edit them from your admin dashboard.
The next page is where you will choose the country and state you are based out of.
You will also have to choose what currency you will be using and the units for your products.
After you have completed this page click Continue.
You can sell digital products and physical products. On this page chose what type of products you will be offering and enable sales tax if required.
The next step is to choose which 3rd part payment processor you will use to collect money.
Your store is now ready.
Setting up an e-commerce website with WooCommerce is now complete.
The next step is to upload some products to your new art gallery.
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