eCommerce with WordPress WooCommerce and Shopkeeper


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There is a very good tutorial video on YouTube that walks you through the process of setting up a WordPress site with eCommerce functionality provided by the WooCommerce plugin and the Shopkeeper theme. The video is called How to Create an E-commerce Website with WordPress ONLINE STORE! – 2016. Go to the demo site to interact with the end-result and see how it works. There is also a web page that shows all of the steps in the video over at nyctechclub.com.

Pre-requisites

Do you have a business that would like to have an ecommerce website? There are several pre-requisites you need to have before you actually start building this site. Obviously you need a viable business. Your products can be physical, ship-able products, but they don’t have to be. They could be downloadable products such as music or e-books. You will need to get a hosting company and a domain name. After that you will need to install WordPress, which isn’t difficult and is free. This video uses a premium WordPress theme called Shopkeeper. It is a one-time cost of $59. The cost of the hosting for a year varies but will start at about $100 for a year, plus a small cost for the domain name for a year. You can find these services for cheaper and you don’t have to use the theme the video suggests. You could use a free theme. You won’t get the same results however as shown in the video. And finally, you need to gather your website content. This includes the text and the pictures, and perhaps videos. You will need company descriptions and marketing materials as well as product names and descriptions. It goes without saying that you will also need an email address and be somewhat computer literate.

I’m not recommending WooCommerce and the Shopkeeper theme as I have never used these, however they both are very popular and the demo site looks good.

Video Table of Contents

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20:04 - Step 1: Register Domain & Hosting - Ecommerce Website
http://www.nyctechclub.com/hostgator/
25:01 - Step 2: Go to Email Inbox
25:24 - Step 3: Log into Cpanel
25:44 - Step 4: Install WordPress
27:47 - Step 5: Log into WordPress Website
28:34 - Step 6: Get Shopkeeper theme by Getbowtie http://www.nyctechclub.com/shopkeeper
30:17 - Step 7: Install WordPress Ecommerce Theme (online store)
32:39 - Step 8: Install Plugins for Online Store
37:17 - Step 9: Download Demo Content (not necessary)
37:44 - Step 10: Upload Demo Content
38:58 - Step 11: Create Homepage and Blogpost page for Ecommerce Website
41:36 - Step 12: Set up WordPress Website Homepage and Blog page
42:39 - Step 13: Modify Online Store Website Permalinks
43:31 - Step 14: Add WWW. to wordpress URL
45:42 - Step 15: Select Layout Settings for Ecommerce Website
59:56 - Step 16: Create Logo and Favicon for WordPress Website
1:08:44 - Step 17: Create Slider for Ecommerce Online Store
1:42:24 - Step 18: Customize Ecommerce Homepage
2:04:50 - Step 19: Create Shop Page for Online Store with WordPress
2:07:13 - Step 20: Add Widgets to Shopping Page Sidebar
2:09:52 - Step 21: Create Single Product for ecommerce website
2:23:44 - Step 22: Create Variable Products for online store website
2:41:33 - Step 23: Customize Category Pages for ecommerce website
2:44:10 - Step 24: Create About Page for WordPress Website
3:09:21 - Step 25: Create FAQ Page for online store website
3:22:26 - Step 26: Create Contact Us Page for Ecommerce website
3:27:34 - Step 27: Create Terms and Conditions Page 
3:32:44 - Step 28: Create Privacy Policy Page
3:36:31 - Step 29: Make sure all the pages have been created
3:38:47 - Step 30: Create blog posts for your ecommerce website
3:45:18 - Step 31: Create Header and Footer menus for wordpress online store 
3:48:24 - Step 32: Links everything together
3:54:01 - Step 33: Select Woocommerce Settings for Ecommerce Website
4:05:39 - Step 34: Test Transaction using your ecommerce website / online store with wordpress !

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