How to install and configure the WooCommerce plugin for WordPress

This article describes how to install the WooCommerce plugin for WordPress. WooCommerce enables you to quickly and easily add a full-featured e-commerce store to a WordPress site.

WooCommerce is a WordPress plugin. You must install WordPress on your site before you can install WooCommerce. For information about how to install WordPress, please see this article.

Installing WooCommerce

To install the WooCommerce plugin, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress site as the administrator.
  2. In the left-hand pane, click Plugins.
  3. Click Add New.
  4. In the Search text box, type woocommerce, and then click Search Plugins.
  5. In the Name column, locate WooCommerce - excelling eCommerce, and then click Install Now.
  6. Click OK to confirm the installation.
  7. After WordPress finishes installing the plugin, click Activate Plugin. WordPress adds a WooCommerce option to the administration menu in the left-hand pane.

Configuring WooCommerce

After you install the WooCommerce plugin, you can configure your store. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress site as the administrator.
  2. In the left-hand pane, click WooCommerce, and then click Settings.
  3. Select the settings you want, and then click Save changes.
    There are many settings available for WooCommerce. For detailed explanations of these settings, please visit http://docs.woothemes.com/documentation/plugins/woocommerce.

More Information

For general information about WooCommerce, please visit http://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce.

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