How to Build an eCommerce store with WordPress?

To sell your products using WordPress, you’ll need to buy a domain, sign up for hosting, and install WordPress. You can follow along with all of those steps and more in this post!

It’s not unexpected that you want to utilize WordPress to build an eCommerce website because it’s a popular, reliable, and scalable platform. But to have a successful online store, you also need WordPress in addition to reliable site hosting and plugins.

We heartily endorse Bluehost and WooCommerce if you’re integrating your online store with a WordPress website.

Install WordPress

One-click installation of WordPress

As you can expect, this strategy is the easiest and is what we advise. For a list of the top WordPress hosts, have a look at the businesses on our list. Look for hosting companies that offer “one click” installs while making your decision.

All you have to do is navigate to your hosting dashboard and click the “Install WordPress” button after signing up with a hosting provider that offers this installation. Although this article focuses on installing WordPress with Bluehost, the process is essentially the same for various hosting providers.

Set up and customize WooCommerce

The most popular WordPress plugin for e-commerce features is WooCommerce. Over 3,000 users had rated it 4.6/5 ratings, and there are over 4 million active installations. People seem to really appreciate it, and that makes sense.

It is free at first. WooCommerce is an accessible platform created by a community, much like WordPress. Even though some “extensions” (such enabling consumers to book appointments) may need payment, you can convert your website into an online store without investing a dime. That contains:

  • items pages
  • Checkout and cart
  • safe transactions
  • Printing labels and shipping choices
  • calculating taxes automatically
  • Integration with Facebook, MailChimp, Google Analytics, etc.

Pick a theme.

Your website’s overall “theme” will dictate how all of its information is organized. WordPress allows for comprehensive website customization; by changing or adding to the HTML code, it’s easy to create something that doesn’t look exactly like the original design.

But unless you’re a skilled programmer who would relish the option for complete customization, it makes sense to choose a theme that as closely matches your ideal end product as you can.

Include products

The following things are required for every product you upload:

Name of the product: Cute Pale Grey Cement Plant Pot, for instance, might be the name of the item.

Price of the product

Image: The primary product image should show the entire item from the front.

Additional product shots: Additional product shots are optional but advised; use as many different perspectives and closeups to show the item’s finer characteristics.

Long product description

Product category


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