How to install the WooCommerce WordPress plugin

In this article, we will teach you how to install WooCommerce. WooCommerce is a WordPress plugin that can be used to create a great shopping cart within your WordPress website. Within it, you will be able to list products, calculate shipping, and accept payments from various sources such as PayPal or Mijireh Checkout.

Installing the WooCommerce plugin

  1. To get started, you will first need to log into your WordPress admin panel.
  2. Next, look the the left side navigation bar and click on Plugins, then on Add New.

  3. Now that you are on the new plugin installation page, you should now see a search box towards the top. In this search box, enter WooCommerce, then click on the button labeled Search Plugins. You will then be taken to the search results screen.

  4. Within your search results, you should see the WooCommerce plugin as the first result. To begin the installation, click Install Plugin. WordPress will then handle the full download of the plugin, as well as the installation.

  5. Once the installation has completed, be sure to click the activation link to activate your new WooCommerce plugin.
  6. Now that WooCommerce is installed, you will need to complete one last step. After you have activated WooCommerce, you will be sent to the main plugin page. There will be a notice to the top of this page prompting to install the default WooCommerce pages. Click the button that says Install WooCommerce Pages to complete this installation.

I installed WooCommerce, now what?

Now that you have the WooCommerce plugin installed on your WordPress site, you’re ready to dive into things like adding products, setting up your payment gateway, and various other settings. If this seems intimidating, there’s no need to worry; we’ll guide you through each steps of the way. Take a look at some of our other articles on WooCommerce:

Creating products in WooCommerce

Managing inventory in WooCommerce

Changing your currency in WooCommerce

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