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 is the name of your website. In general, the price runs around $14.99 per year.
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.
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.
Here’s where you’ll find essential pages that you need to sell online.
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.
Your Store is Ready!
Congratulation your store is ready, now you can start adding products.
Now you’ll see two new tabs in your dashboard “WooCommerce” & “Products”.
Go to CustomCat Website
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”.
Go back to CustomCat
4. Connect the store to your CustomCat account