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WordPress users don't need to learn a new content management system (CMS) to integrate an online store. There are many e-commerce plugins available for WordPress. We recommend WooCommerce for it's many features. We recommend you research things to consider before making the decision to use WooCommerce or another e-commerce tool. Below we'll cover how to install and update WooCommerce.

Note: You'll need to install WordPress before you can continue.

Get Started With WooCommerce

  1. Log into WordPress.
  2. Install the "WooCommerce" plugin.
  3. Select Activate. You'll be redirected to the setup wizard.
  4. Add your physical address, accepted currency, and how you'll sell products. Then click Let's go! Alternatively, you can click Not right now and complete the setup later manually.
    Add your store info.
  5. Add payment options and click Continue.
    Add payment options.
  6. Add flat rate shipping costs. If you select Print shipping labels at home, you'll install WooCommerce Services and Jetpack. Click Continue.
    Add flat rate shipping costs.
  7. Select any recommended WooCommerce addons to install - WooCommerce Storefront theme and Mailchimp plugin - and Continue. Or Skip this step.
    Recommended Woocommerce addons.
  8. Continue with Jetpack to install Jetpack now or Skip this Step.
    Install Jetpack. Recommended Woocommerce addons.
  9. Create a product or import products from a CSV file.
    Choose where to go.

Update WooCommerce

Note: We recommend completing a backup via WordPress or cPanel before continuing.

  1. Click the update icon at the top-left, Updates under Dashboard, or Plugins to see available updates.
    View updates.
  2. Check the box beside WooCommerce and click Update Plugins. You'll be notified when the update completes.
    Update WooCommerce plugin in Updates.

Learn more in our WooCommerce education channel.

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Section 30: How to Uninstall WooCommerce
Section 32: Overview of WooCommerce Features and Options

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