How to Create an Ecommerce Store: WordPress Woocommerce Tutorial



How to Create an Ecommerce Store with our WordPress Woocommerce Tutorial.
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UNFORTUNATELY MYSTILE IS NO LONGER SUPPORTED. I have uploaded it here: http://wholesaleted.com/go/mystile

Here is the updated Mystile theme, Storefront: http://wholesaleted.com/go/storefront

Find products to dropship for your store: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CWrd2gdTIs

(Please note: I deactivated the store – I only created it as an example)

In this Woocommerce tutorial, we teach you how to create a ecommerce store. Using WordPress, it is very easy to create an ecommerce store. Even if you’ve never made a website before, you’ll be able to set up your own simple store.

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Step 1: Get iPage $1.99/month hosting + domain name

To create an ecommerce store, you are going to need website hosting and a domain name. We strongly recommend iPage because it is very cheap ($1.99/month) and you get a free domain name with your purchase.

To get it, simply click on this link: http://wholesaleted.com/y/ipage

At the end of the setup you’re going to be in the control panel: Stay there for step 2.

Step 2: Install WordPress & Woocommerce

In the control panel click on the WordPress button. Follow the instructions to install WordPress. For more details, watch our video on how to create an ecommerce store. When you’re done, you’ll be able to login to your WordPress admin account – do this.

Next, to create an ecommerce store you’ll need to install the Woocommerce plugin. You do a search for Woocommerce in the plugin search bar to find it, no need to download it. Be sure to activate it.

Step 3: Install the Woocommerce theme Mystile

Next, we are going to install the Woocommerce custom theme, Mystile. It is absolutely free. You can download it here: https://www.woothemes.com/products/mystile/

Even though it says it it is a “product” it isn’t. It is free. Click add to cart and then create a free account to access it and download it. Return to your WordPress admin and go to the themes section of your account (for more information, be sure to watch our video on how to create an online store).

Step 4: Customize your ecommerce store

The first thing you want to customize when you create an ecommerce store is your shipping and payment options. We’re going to set it up so that we can accept payments with PayPal, which means we can start getting paid straight away!

Head to the settings and click on the setup button. Follow the instructions. You’ll need to select what type of payments you’ll accept and you’ll need to select what countries you’re accepting shipping from.

The next thing you’ll want to do when you create an ecommerce store is add the items that you’re going to sell. To start, create categories to organize the different types of items you are selling. After that, click “add product.”

From here you can add two major types of products: Simple and variations. A simple product is a product that doesn’t have variations (for example, a mug that only comes in one colour) whereas a product with variations has multiple options for the same product (e.g. a mug that comes in multiple colours).

For all products, add in a title and a description. If you want your product description to be SEO friendly, ensure it is at least 400+ words long. Add in a picture gallery with your photos, and add a feature image to appear as your listing thumbnail picture.

If you select to add a simple product, you’ll only have to put in one pricing option and one shipping option.

If you select to add a product with variations, you’re going to need to add in the pricing and shipping options for each variation.

Next, you’ll want to create your homepage. Create a page. Name it “home.” Keep it blank for now. Next, go to your settings and select reading. Pick “home” to be the static page on your frontpage of your website. Next, go back to your page “home” and edit it.

I recommend deleting the title “home,” adding in a custom banner, putting some text on the homepage (to make it SEO friendly) and to have a preview of your last added products. To do that, simply add this piece of code:

[recent_products per_page=”8” columns=”4”]

I also recommend customizing the following:

Add a custom logo (necessary)
Add a custom menu (necessary)
Add an about us page (optional)
Update the footer (optional)

This is a beginner tutorial on how to create an ecommerce store with Woocommerce – customize it more and turn it into a digital asset!

To get started, sign up for an iPage hosting plan now: http://wholesaleted.com/y/ipage

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42 thoughts on “How to Create an Ecommerce Store: WordPress Woocommerce Tutorial

  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    Thank you for this video, Sarah! It's easier to get started with a follow me type video. The only downside is, did you know iPage has terrible reviews since they got sold? They used to be in the UK, now they're in India. I'd recommend people check the reviews out themselves. Sarah, perhaps you should become a Hostgator affiliate. I'd click on your link.

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    This is cool video man, staggering web-site in purpose of reach funding over your computer is this place: One BizOpp .co m , You better try it yourself.

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    Great video, thanks very much. Unfortunately your link to how to find products to dropship goes to a youtube page which says "Video Unavailable". Thanks again

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    I been taking notes, good video. just need to figure out how to find dropshippers.

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    In the beginning of setting up my ipage, it has the option of adding wordpress before you are adding it in the video.. i assume that's because your video is from 2016? is it ok to just purchase wordpress in the beginning; it's an extra 30 something bucks

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    i'd rather listen to your voice than the crap music being played on radio nowadays.

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    Great to have a tutorial by a fellow kiwi. Your video is very informative and helped me out a lot with setting up my website. Well done!!

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    Wow you're a great teacher. By learning from you, I've started earning at fiverr by providing the service of woocommerce store

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    new sub…amazing video..a big thumbs up..since finding your video, i have watched almost all your videos, very helpful..i'm a new youtuber and also trying to start my ecommerce store. thank u soooo much..your biggest fan.

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    when you create your website. How do you avoid woocommerce to come first when someone searches your website on google?

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    Hi. Excellent video. I love all your videos. I am thinking about starting an Ali Express dropshipping website and I would like to know if I need both the AliExpress plugin and the WooCommerce plugin. Thank you

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    One thing i like about her style in all her Vedios is that she sums a lot for you in a very simple easy way that makes you feel like it`s ok that i don`t know a lot about this , i can learn it step by step from her .
    Great Job .. many videos about this subject but this is the easiest to understand and follow .
    I advice everyone to read the comments as there were problems with some of links – sites – plugins , this is an old vedio ( done 2 years ago ) , in such a case i will watch 3 vedios , choose the best host and then follow her steps while building the website .
    Great Job Sarah !!

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    I've been trying to do this for 2 hours but iPage have had 2 technical issues preventing me from moving any further. Great.

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    Great video!! Just an FYI to everyone: ipage has increased their prices slightly from when this was made. It's still pretty inexpensive.

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    The best thing i found on this video is that u told us about each and every basic terms so it is quite easy for people to learn nd do these stuffs who have absolutely no idea what the heck all this is.

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    I love the way she formats each section in all her tutorials. She loves to KISS ( Keep It Simply Sweet)

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    You really need to stop recommending Ipage cus their not keeping server up to date where we're getting these "Server Errors" or their either being slick trying to upsell customer to pay for assistance. You need to update the vid because everythings has been upgraded. Me myself I dont like Ipage…Ive had to make 3 calls since signing up last nite due to server error…Im canceling service. Still learned a great deal on how to setup so thank you.

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    I want to thank you so much for this effective tutorial, I really enjoy doing e commerce web site from beginning to finish step by step . This is the Best tutorial for woo commerce I ever see! thank you again for all you do.

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    Great video, Sarah! My shipping tab is missing in the Woocmerce settings. Can you help me please ?

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    " a friend is doing 50 million a year" selling what?…can you spell that ?

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    UNBELIEVABLE! I spent DAYS trying to figure out how to make a website with a shopping cart in it, was very frustrated….. then I found this and it's incredible – step by step EXACTLY as I wanted to do my website – it's like she read my mind, I'm thinking well, it would be nice to do such and such, and then the next sentence she'll say "I don't like the term "shop", so let's change that to "product""… You are clear, concise, precise, very good at simple instructions, it's just absolutely fantastic. YOU MUST MUST MUST SEE THIS VIDEO! I can't thank you enough, it is the best tutorial around, I could NOT have made my website without it. THANK YOU THANK YOU.

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    You have to be the most thorough and inviting author of these topics that ive ever come across. Well done

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    Hi Sarah, Did you show us how to install the SSL Certificate (required if Credit Card Payment required) ?

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  • November 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    I am doing.alot of research on ecommerce and i am just wondering why do you suggest U.S. selling if you live in NZ? I live in australia and thought selling in my own country would be what i should have been doing. Also how does paying taxes etc work?

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