The best ally for your online store

Create a WordPress Online Store with WooCommerce

WooCommerce is one of the most popular plugins for creating WordPress-integrated online stores as a CMS host, and it currently has a 25.09% market share – far above any other known shopping cart.

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WooCommerce, the CMS for your online store

If we look at ecommerce in Spain though, the data says that shopping cart users or implementers highly favor WooCommerce with a 30.10% market share, continuing to close the gap on its direct competitor, PrestaShop.

This reinforces the importance of WooCommerce as a shopping cart, which is riding high at the moment, with thousands of plugins available to enrich the features of any type of store and a host, in the now highly stable WordPress, with a dynamic, regular line of updates.

Essential features

Essential features of WooCommerce

Creating stores with this plugin is quite simple, and there are also innumerable additional WooCommerce plugins to improve shopping cart performance. It has a huge community around it, meaning you never find yourself short of information or tutorials to improve your skills for its use and customization.

Some reasons for using WooCommerce

    • WooCommerce is an easy-to-install WordPress plugin.
    • It’s the most popular ecommerce plugin for WordPress.
    • It’s free and open source, just like WordPress, so you don’t need a license to use it.
    • It lets you create scalable stores, from very few products to more than 100 k, with no loss in performance in elastic or properly optimized hosting.
    • You don’t need programming knowledge. You can just install it and configure it.
    • It supports most free or commercial WordPress themes.
    • Installing it doesn’t break other features you have on the website.
    • You can use it to sell a single product or thousands of them in the same installation.
    • Almost all known payment gateways or methods are WooCommerce-compatible.

100% compatible with secure HTTPS (SSL) protocols.

  • There are hundreds of plugins to enhance WooCommerce’s native features.
Hosting WooCommerce características
Tipos de ventas en WooCOmmerce

What kind of salescan you make with WooCommerce?

Many of the online sales you find on the Internet could be made, trouble-free, from a WooCommerce store, for example:

  • Sale of physical products with store.
  • Sale of physical products without store.
  • Sale of downloadable digital products.
  • Sale of services (courses, memberships, etc.).
  • Sale of affiliate services.
  • Sale of tickets or subscriptions.
  • Overselling (Amazon, eBay, Rakuten, etc.).
  • Dropshipping (AliExpress, etc).

What are the steps to
starting up a store
with WooCommerce?

Like any other website project you undertake, you need a planning and implementation phase so your business can then grow and become stabilized without becoming a rigmarole

There are a number of things you need and need to keep in mind. In the following list we highlight those steps necessary to launch Stores with WooCommerce in WordPress

List of steps to launch your store with WooCommerce in WordPress

There are a number of things you need and must bear in mind. The following list highlights the steps you need to launch stores with WooCommerce in WordPress

  • Buy or provide a domain for the store.
  • Buy or provide hosting for the store and parallel services.
  • Install WordPress and the essential plugins.
  • Close the site to indexing robots during the creation and customization phases.
  • Choose and install a theme that matches your needs and is 100% compatible with WooCommerce.
  • Install an SSL certificate, as needed for any web project today.
  • Install WooCommerce and apply the essential settings.
  • Install additional plugins for WooCommerce (gateways, etc).
  • Customize the store, its image, and data (Localization, etc).
  • Create pages and legal texts (Cookie Law, Spanish Personal Data Protection Law, GDPR).
  • Create returns management page.
  • Create the store pages, cart, checkout, and my account.
  • Add the domain to Google Analytics to provide monitoring metrics from the get-go.
  • Create suppliers.
  • Create shipping methods.
  • Create payment methods.
  • Create products.
  • Create and/or customize notification emails.
  • Apply the rest of the adjustments and customizations appropriate to the store’s niche.
  • Make a test purchase and check that all the process steps work and return the desired response.
Your store should then be up and running with these steps. From here you can focus on product management, orders, control of shipping and returns, and everything you would do in a physical store, but moving it onto the digital plane.
Pasos para crear una tienda online WooCommerce
Requisitos tiendas online WooCommerce

Requirements to run WooCommerce successfully

The recommended requirements to run a WordPress installation in which WooCommerce also works stably and securely are:

Recommended requirements

  • WordPress in its most stable version.
  • WooCommerce in its most stable version.
  • PHP 7.2 or higher.
  • MySQL 5.6 or MariaDB 1.0 (or higher).
  • Nginx or Apache.
  • Apache mod_rewrite module activated.
  • HTTPS (required since July 2018).
  • cURL or fsockopen support, used by WooCommerce for PayPal IPN integrations, for example.
  • SOAP support.
  • Support for multibyte strings if running a store that’s not in English.
  • cURL enabled on the server and with a minimum timeout of 60 seconds, 300 seconds recommended.
  • PHP Safe Mode disabled.
  • OpenSSL.
  • allow_url_fopen = On.
  • post_max_size = 16 MB or greater.
  • upload_max_filesize 16 MB or greater.
  • memory_limit 128 MB or higher.
  • max_execution_time 60 or more.
  • max_input_vars with a minimum value of 4000, recommended 10000 or more.
  • suhosin.get.max_vars = 6000 or more.
  • suhosin.post.max_vars = 6000 or more.
  • suhosin.request.max_vars = 6000 or more.
These values usually depend on settings applied in the php.ini for the hosting account where WooCommerce installation takes place.

A window into your sales

WooCommerce store themes

Many of the existing themes for WordPress can be used in WooCommerce with a more or less acceptable fit or integration, although it is ideal to use 100%-compatible themes to optimize the buyers’ experience in your store.

One of the most widely recommended WooCommerce themes, especially for people starting with an online store in WordPress and WooCommerce, is the free Storefront theme, because it combines all the potential necessary to be able to customize your store easily.

This is a minimalist theme, which supports any type of customization, with a 100% responsive design, so that its display works properly in mobile devices.

It is designed by the developers of the WooCommerce core, guaranteeing full compatibility and integration between plugin and theme, as well of the WordPress core, as Automattic is the contributor behind all three of these.

Portada del tema Storefront
Storefront tema WordPress

Its main features are:

  • Clean, rather elegant design.
  • SEO-friendly.
  • Multi-language ready.
  • Mobile-device ready responsive layout.
  • Free and 100% GPL.

The Storefront theme home page lets you display 6 sections by default:

  • Shop by category.
  • New in.
  • We recommend.
  • Fan favorites.
  • On sale.
  • Best sellers.

Here is a screenshot of a store (demo) home page put up with the Storefront theme.

Storefront is 100% free, so when you go to download it from the woocommerce.com website, you’ll see it added to your cart but with zero cost, leaving you in no doubt about whether to use it or not. Over 2 million downloads ratify it as a viable option for online stores with WordPress.

You can install the Storefront theme first, even before installing WooCommerce, as when you activate the theme, it takes charge of inviting you to install the shopping cart plugin for your online store.

Before you activate the Storefront theme, consider creating a child theme to avoid losing the customizations you apply when new updates are released.

If you prefer visual builders, you can create your online store with Divi.

Recommended reading: Creating child themes in WordPress
Storefront para WordPress

Take your online store to another level

Essential WooCommerce plugins

One of the potential elements that allow you to get more out of WooCommerce’s capabilities are plugins, of which there are a large number to improve WordPress functionalities that indirectly affect the cart or to directly add improvements or functions to the store and thus offer a more elaborated and personalized to the buyer.
Plugins esenciales WooCommerce
WooCommerce Checkout Manager<br />

WooCommerce Checkout Manager

Customize or manage checkout page fields by renaming, adding, or hiding fields.
Add custom CSS to WordPress or insert visible notices before the buyer’s address or the order summary on the checkout page.

YITH WooCommerce Zoom Magnifier

YITH WooCommerce Zoom Magnifier

To add zoom functionality to store product images, with easy-to-manage customizations, zoom level and zoom area control, ability to enable/disable zoom on mobile devices, and slider for product image thumbnails.

YITH WooCommerce Ajax Product Filter<br />

YITH WooCommerce Ajax Product Filter

Let buyers filter products by various combinations based on criteria defined by the store manager.
Ability to filter by color, drop-down list, drop-down menu or label.

WooCommerce Menu Cart

WooCommerce Menu Cart

This plugin lets you activate a shopping cart button in the navigation bar, to display just the cart icon or products and prices.

Highly customizable choice of cart icons, improvement through custom CSS, and the option of using shortcodes to show the cart anywhere on the website, such as on a landing page.

WooCommerce Currency Switcher<br />

WooCommerce Currency Switcher

If your store works with several different currencies, you’ll need a fast currency converter that makes rate conversions in real time.
Well, “WooCommerce Currency Switcher” is an option to consider for managing your store’s different currencies.
You can add 4 currencies, where buyers pay in the selected currency, with native option for PayPal, 5 selectors with flag included, and it also lets you use shortcodes to position it wherever you want in your theme.

WP All Import

WP All Import

A plugin to ease the importing of products from any XML or CSV file to WooCommerce, which is essential if you need to import products or other data for your store in CSV format.
It supports files in any format or structure in CSV or XML format. There is no size limit, because they are divided into fragments.

WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips

WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips

Deliver invoices in PDF format to your buyers with their confirmation email. Create and modify your own templates and choose between downloading or printing Invoices or Delivery Notes from Orders in WooCommerce.

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Take your online store to another level

Recommended payment gateways

You should install and configure the following payment gateways for WooCommerce in your store to cover the methods users employ most commonly.

  • Bank Transfer.
  • Payment on delivery.
  • PayPal.
  • Redsys.
  • Stripe.

Depending on what sector your sales are aimed at or what geographical regions, you may have to consider other gateways. You should only install these (some have a commercial cost) if you are really going to use them.

WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway

WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway

Gateway to accept payments directly in store, where the buyer remains in the store during the checkout process, instead of being redirected to an external checkout page. This noticeably improves conversions.

It accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diners Club, SEPA, Sofort, iDeal, Giropay, Alipay and others.

Authorize.net Payment Gateway For WooCommerce

Authorize.net Payment Gateway for WooCommerce

A gateway that accepts payments securely from credit or debit cards. You can process payments with Visa, MasterCard, Discover and other cards.
It can be better to opt for a good multi-card payment gateway that accepts and charges in the buyer’s currencies and that gives you the necessary confidence to avoid the need to use others

Further information

  • Redsys Gateway for WooCommerce.
  • Square for WooCommerce.
  • Amazon Pay.
  • 2Checkout Inline Checkout.
  • MercadoPago.
  • PayU LATAM.
  • Alipay Cross Border Payment Gateway.
  • WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Payment Gateway.
  • Paystack WooCommerce Payment Gateway.
  • WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway.
  • PayFast Payment Gateway.
  • FirstData.
  • PagSeguro.
  • WorldPay.
  • Klarna Checkout.
  • WooCommerce PayU EU Payment Gateway.
  • Authorize.net Payment Gateway for WooCommerce.
  • 2Checkout Payment Gateway for WooCommerce.

Learn WooCommerce

Basic WooCommerce course [2023]

This Basic WooCommerce in WordPress course will teach you how to create a store easily within WordPress with the most popular, best-supported ecommerce plugin available today.

Video tutorials created by Webempresa experts.

Instalación de WordPress + WooCommerce

1. Installing WordPress + WooCommerce

Video tutorial on automatic installation of the WordPress WooCommerce plugin to create your online store from the WePanel of your hosting account in Webempresa using a quick and simple process.

Duration: 03:07 minutes

Instalación de WordPress + WooCommerce

4. General WordPress settings

A tutorial on the various configuration parameters for a WordPress website from the Settings section: general, writing, reading, comments, media, permalinks, etc.

Duration: 06:12 minutes

Instalación de WordPress + WooCommerce

7. Menu management in WooCommerce

Creation of custom menus in WooCommerce to load certain pages and sections in your online store. Menu management and organization.

Duration: 06:03 minutes

Instalación de WordPress + WooCommerce

10. Creating simple products

Instructions on the process of creating and editing simple products in WordPress online stores with WooCommerce: name, description, price, stock, labels, etc.

Duration: 05:06 minutes

Instalación de WordPress + WooCommerce

13. Tax settings

The process for creating and configuring taxes in WooCommerce (tax management by location and exclusion of provinces from tax collection) applicable to products in your online store.

Duration: 05:29 minutes

Instalación de WordPress + WooCommerce

2. Updates after installation

How to make updates, if necessary, of your recent WordPress + WooCommerce installation when notifications are shown in your web administrator panel.

Duration: 04:26 minutes

Instalación de WordPress + WooCommerce

5. General WooCommerce

A video tutorial on managing the settings section in WooCommerce to define the different aspects of your online store operation: general information, accounts and privacy, email accounts, etc.

Duration: 03:52 minutes

Instalación de WordPress + WooCommerce

8. Customization of the “Welcome” section

Video on configuring the “Welcome” section or home page in WooCommerce to show customized information: title, texts, image, etc.

Duration: 04:10 minutes

Instalación de WordPress + WooCommerce

11. Creación de productos variables

Videotutorial sobre el proceso de creación y edición de productos variables en WooCommerce (color, talla, etc.) para que los usuarios puede seleccionar un variación del mismo.

Duración: 07:33 minutos

Instalación de WordPress + WooCommerce

14. Shipment settings

A tutorial on configuring shipping methods in WooCommerce and the various filtering options to be able to apply a different one depending on the order.

Creation of shipping zones, free shipping, etc.

Duration: 04:59 minutes

Instalación de WordPress + WooCommerce

3. Administering your WooCommerce

An overview of the different menu options available in WooCommerce administration that let you manage your online store: posts, pages, plugins, themes, etc.

Duration: 03:14 minutes

Instalación de WordPress + WooCommerce

6. Template settings

Video tutorial on configuring the Storefront theme or template, installed by default, so you can personalize the visual appearance of your WooCommerce online store to the max.

Duration: 06:55 minutes

Instalación de WordPress + WooCommerce

9. Category management in WooCommerce

A tutorial on the process of managing WooCommerce’s default categories, with which you can associate your online store products.

Duration: 03:49 minutes

Instalación de WordPress + WooCommerce

12. Product export and import

A tutorial on how to export products in WooCommerce to modify some fields (price, image, etc.) in a spreadsheet and then import them back into your online store.

Duration: 09:57 minutes

Instalación de WordPress + WooCommerce

15. Payment methods in WooCommerce

Instructions on how to create new payment methods in WooCommerce and configure the ones that come by default: direct bank transfer, check payments, PayPal, payment on delivery, etc.

Duration: 03:13 minutes

Your easy WooCommerce online store

Conclusions

This guide aims to introduce you to an excellent tool for creating and managing online stores in WordPress, using one of the most popular and stable plugins for shopping carts: WooCommerce.

If you need to know what loading of users and requests your WooCommerce store supports, you can use online tools such as Load Impact to evaluate the load it would support without affecting the store in production.

Creating a store in WordPress using WooCommerce as a shopping cart plugin is both a relatively easy process to carry out and a fascinating adventure you should undertake!

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