How To Create An Ecommerce Store: WordPress Woocommerce Tutorial

How To Create An Ecommerce Store: WordPress Woocommerce Tutorial

How to Create an Ecommerce Store with our WordPress Woocommerce Tutorial. Get iPage .99 hosting:

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Here is the updated Mystile theme, Storefront:

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(Please note: I deactivated the store – I only created it as an example)

In this Woocommerce tutorial, we teach you how to create a ecommerce store. Using WordPress, it is very easy to create an ecommerce store. Even if you’ve never made a website before, you’ll be able to set up your own simple store.

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Step 1: Get iPage .99/month hosting + domain name

To create an ecommerce store, you are going to need website hosting and a domain name. We strongly recommend iPage because it is very cheap (.99/month) and you get a free domain name with your purchase.

To get it, simply click on this link:

At the end of the setup you’re going to be in the control panel: Stay there for step 2.

Step 2: Install WordPress & Woocommerce

In the control panel click on the WordPress button. Follow the instructions to install WordPress. For more details, watch our video on how to create an ecommerce store. When you’re done, you’ll be able to login to your WordPress admin account – do this.

Next, to create an ecommerce store you’ll need to install the Woocommerce plugin. You do a search for Woocommerce in the plugin search bar to find it, no need to download it. Be sure to activate it.

Step 3: Install the Woocommerce theme Mystile

Next, we are going to install the Woocommerce custom theme, Mystile. It is absolutely free. You can download it here:

Even though it says it it is a “product” it isn’t. It is free. Click add to cart and then create a free account to access it and download it. Return to your WordPress admin and go to the themes section of your account (for more information, be sure to watch our video on how to create an online store).

Step 4: Customize your ecommerce store

The first thing you want to customize when you create an ecommerce store is your shipping and payment options. We’re going to set it up so that we can accept payments with PayPal, which means we can start getting paid straight away!

Head to the settings and click on the setup button. Follow the instructions. You’ll need to select what type of payments you’ll accept and you’ll need to select what countries you’re accepting shipping from.

The next thing you’ll want to do when you create an ecommerce store is add the items that you’re going to sell. To start, create categories to organize the different types of items you are selling. After that, click “add product.”

From here you can add two major types of products: Simple and variations. A simple product is a product that doesn’t have variations (for example, a mug that only comes in one colour) whereas a product with variations has multiple options for the same product (e.g. a mug that comes in multiple colours).

For all products, add in a title and a description. If you want your product description to be SEO friendly, ensure it is at least 400+ words long. Add in a picture gallery with your photos, and add a feature image to appear as your listing thumbnail picture.

If you select to add a simple product, you’ll only have to put in one pricing option and one shipping option.

If you select to add a product with variations, you’re going to need to add in the pricing and shipping options for each variation.

Next, you’ll want to create your homepage. Create a page. Name it “home.” Keep it blank for now. Next, go to your settings and select reading. Pick “home” to be the static page on your frontpage of your website. Next, go back to your page “home” and edit it.

I recommend deleting the title “home,” adding in a custom banner, putting some text on the homepage (to make it SEO friendly) and to have a preview of your last added products. To do that, simply add this piece of code:

I also recommend customizing the following:

Add a custom logo (necessary)
Add a custom menu (necessary)
Add an about us page (optional)
Update the footer (optional)

This is a beginner tutorial on how to create an ecommerce store with Woocommerce – customize it more and turn it into a digital asset!

To get started, sign up for an iPage hosting plan now:

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35 Replies to “How To Create An Ecommerce Store: WordPress Woocommerce Tutorial”

  1. My New Zealand friend you are sent by heaven. Your effort in making these videos is invaluable to me. I am soooooooo thankful I came across your channel. Continue doing what you do. I wish you great prosperity.

  2. I read from some reviews about iPage uptime and most people say its very slow and that will affect the website SEO.

  3. WooCommerce= one of the worst e=commerce tool to use. Little or no support. They call their support staff Ninja’s. I know why. YOU CAN’T find them. No Chat support or Phone. WooCommerce SUCKS. They Blame every other plug-in before trying to out the real problem. It’s been over a month trying to resolve a problem since their update. I have 2 sites with different plug-ins. on one site They blame one plug-in after another, even though those plug-ins are not activated. Both sites were active, now only one is active because I found a work around to their ineptitude. Even though I pointed this out, they still claim it’s not their software. Do not buy their cart!!!!! it takes 4 days for them to respond to you!!!!!!! and I can’t even get a refund!!!!!!!! PIECE of SHIT Program!!!

  4. One of the worst for support!!!! do NOT use WooCommerce or their cart! it’s cheap and “you get what you pay for” . No customer support. You can wait for days for someone to e-mail you back. if you have an active site. that costs you money!!!!!.

  5. Hi Sarah. I, too, must command you for your patience and knowledge. I followed you to the t. But I jsut can’t find Mystile to install. Can anybody make a suggestion? THanks

  6. When your setting up the store (woocommerce Settings ) there is No shipping tab at the top. Where do I find it???

  7. please sarah, i wanna create a site like with videos, listicles and blog on wordpress. please any advice on what theme to use for this?

  8. I want ask you when you will describe what can i do with SEO and other marketings things which are more important than shop visual effects

  9. You are so cute! but this “corporate” background is kind of silly

  10. Hi, can you help. I’m trying to make it include the gst tax rate at the checkout. I’ve entered standard rate. NZ as country and 15% under the rate but when I get to the checkout on $80 it says (includes $10.43 Tax)
    So it’s not 15% and is there a way to make it say includes $12.00 GST?

  11. interesting video. Thanks a lot. How about how to include trust badges to the website ?

  12. Hi Sarah,

    I don’t have a computer can I use my iPhone to create my E-commerce store?

  13. I paid for WordPress license for another website of mine, are you sure WordPress is free on ipage?

  14. I heard Shopify is quite strict in monitoring any affiliate links a person may want to allow on their own website store. Is this true? I want to include links to an all natural plant (no, not marijuana!). What are the stipulations or where can I find this out? It seems strange to me that anyone should have a right to refuse content for my site/store! Please advise! Thx a million! ?

  15. HI, is there any chance in some secret way to get the promotional price at $23? I just tried doing this and its up to $80 for me.

  16. Extremly good Content here. Glad that I found. Everyone is looking for that detailed Information, 110.000 Clicks but just ~2300 Thumbs up ?? Crazy and ungrateful Youtubers 🙁

  17. Hi Sarah. First of all I just wanna thank you for all your excellent video tutorials. I recently stumbled upon them and have been inspired to start an Ecommerce business. Am a jobless 49 year old guy from Tanzania, East Africa. Right now am desperately in need of something that can generate enough income to pay all my overdue bills. Ecommerce seems to be a lucrative option and am especially interested in Drop-shipping. Would it be too much to ask if you could be my mentor. Please..?

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