Getting Started with WooCommerce in WordPress

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

What you’ll need to create a website

Domain name: the name of your website – In general, the price runs at $14.99/year.

WordPress hosting:  your website storage – Bluehost is an official partner of WordPress – Price: $2.75/month. 

After completing WordPress hosting purchase, you will receive an email with details on how to login to your web hosting control panel.

That is where you install your WordPress icon.

Then choose a domain name.

Fill in your website name, admin username, and password.

Click Install.

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

Congratulations you have created your first website, you may now login

Select your theme

WordPress has free and paid themes to choose from. Click Appearance >> Themes >> Add New.

For purpose of creating online store select “Storefront” as your theme. It is specifically designed for an e-commerce selling.  

Installing WooCommerce Plugin 

1. Install WooCommerce Plugin 

WordPress Admin >> Plugins >> Add New >> search for “WooCommerce” >> Click Install >> Click Activate >> Click Let’s Go!

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Keep in mind you can always skip steps and go back later and customize anything you want to.  Below you’ll find essential pages that you need to sell online – Shop, Cart, Checkout, and My Account. 

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This is where you set up the location of your store, currency, and units for your products. 

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Enable if you are shipping physical products to customers. 

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And lastly, choose the payment method you want in which you would like to integrate with. 

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

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

Next, go to CustomCat website and click WooCommerce.

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Sign up with no subscription fee and start selling today!

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Click WooCommerce Connect. 

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Once you’ve connected go back to your WordPress Web page. 

Step 1: Upgrade your WooCommerce to the latest version

Step 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”

Step 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”.

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Now, back to CustomCat.com

Step 4: Connect the store to your CustomCat account

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 Congratulations, let’s startup loading products today! 

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