Getting Started With WooCommerce In WordPress

Here’s a step by step guide to set up WooCommerce in WordPress and link WooCommerce with CustomCat. 

In order to get started with WooCommerce, you must first start with WordPress to create a brand new website.

Domain Name

Domain name is the name of your website. In general, the price runs around $14.99 per year. 

WordPress Hosting

Hosting is your website storage. Bluehost is an official partner of WordPress, which is an additional $2.75 per month.

After you purchase hosting (storage), you’ll receive an email with details on how to login to your web hosting control panel. 

This is where you install the WordPress icon. Choose the domain name that you have previously paid for. Fill in your website name, admin username, and password.  Click install. 

Once the installation is completed, the link will take you to the WordPress login URL. 

Congratulations you have created your first website, you may now log in. 

Select Theme

WordPress offers a variety of free and paid themes to choose from. 

Click Appearance >> Themes >> Add New.

Beginners select Storefront as your theme. It is specifically designed for an ecommerce business. 

Install WooCommerce Plugin

On the left side bar, click Plugins (icon that looks like a wall plug) >> Add New >> Search for WooCommerce >> Click Install >> Click Activate 

Welcome to the world of WooCommerce!

When you get to the Welcome to the world of WooCommerce pop up, keep in mind that you can always skip steps and go back later and customize anything you want to your preference. 

WooCommerce Plugin

Page Setup

Here’s where you’ll find essential pages that you need to sell online.

WooCommerce Page SetUp

Store Locale Setup

WooCommerce Store locale setup

Shipping & Tax Setup

With CustomCat you will be shipping products to customers, check the box that says “Yes, I will be shipping physical goods to customers. 


Last but not least, choose payment methods. 

WooCommerce Payment Methods

Your Store is Ready!

Congratulation your store is ready, now you can start adding products. 

WooCommerce Setup complete

Now you’ll see two new tabs in your dashboard “WooCommerce” & “Products”.

Go to CustomCat Website

Go to >> Integrations >> WooCommerce >> Login & Connect to WooCommerce Store 

Go back to WordPress

After you connect go back to your WordPress Web page and follow these steps.

1. Upgrade your WooCommerce to the latest version

2. Enable REST API in your WooCommerce settings

Go to WooCommerce >> Settings >> “Advanced” Tab >> Legacy API

Check the box “Enable the legacy REST API” and click “Save changes”

3. Make sure that permalink settings are not set to Default

Go to Settings >> Permalinks >>choose any link structure other than “Default” or “Plain” in order for the WooCommerce API to work. (See example image) >> Click “Save Changes”.

CustomCat WooCommerce Setup

Go back to CustomCat

4. Connect the store to your CustomCat account


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