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Building E-Commerce Solutions with WooCommerce

Book Description

The WooCommerce plugin for WordPress is probably the world’s simplest way to build an online store, and this brilliant tutorial makes it easier still. Use your existing knowledge of PHP and WordPress to get selling, fast.

  • Explore this do-it-yourself e-commerce solution using WordPress and WooCommerce
  • Set up payment and shipping methods
  • Manage your online store and expand its functions using plugins

In Detail

Building an online store is often considered to be a difficult and complex task. Using the combination of WordPress and the WooCommerce plugin, this is no longer the case. WooCommerce is built using WordPress best practices both on the frontend and the backend. This results in an efficient, robust, and intuitive plugin. Learn to use this strong e-commerce solution and set up your own web shop in just a couple of hours.

Building E-Commerce Solutions with WooCommerce is a practical guide that delivers the knowledge you require to set up and get going with WooCommerce. This book also shows you how to choose a WooCommerce theme and set up different payment methods, in addition to helping you to keep a bird’s-eye view of incoming sales and reviews, stock levels, general store performance, and statistics from the WordPress dashboard.

You will start by installing WooCommerce and exploring the WooCommerce settings. Then, you will move on to creating and adding simple and complex products, and also set up payment and shipping methods. Once your store is up and running, you will learn how to process your orders, look at the reports, and even expand the functionality further with additional plugins. Finally, the book shows you how to choose a WooCommerce theme and adjust the theme settings.

Table of Contents

  1. Building E-Commerce Solutions with WooCommerce
    1. Table of Contents
    2. Building E-Commerce Solutions with WooCommerce
    3. Credits
    4. About the Author
    5. About the Reviewers
    6. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
    7. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    8. 1. Setting Up WooCommerce
      1. Preparing for takeoff
      2. Installing WooCommerce
      3. Setting up WooCommerce
        1. The General Settings tab
        2. The Catalog Settings tab
        3. The Pages Settings tab
        4. The Inventory Settings tab
        5. The Tax Settings tab
      4. Summary
    9. 2. Creating Your First Products
      1. Setting up categories
      2. Creating your first product
        1. General data
        2. Inventory data
        3. Shipping data
        4. Attributes
        5. Advanced data
      3. Setting up categories, tags, and product images
      4. Summary
    10. 3. Other Product Types
      1. Working with tags
      2. Using attributes
      3. Setting up variable products
      4. Other product types
        1. Grouped products
        2. Virtual products
        3. Downloadable products
        4. External/Affiliate products
      5. Summary
    11. 4. Payments, Shipping, and Coupons
      1. Payment methods
        1. Payment methods to be used
        2. What you need to know about credit cards
        3. Setting up PayPal
      2. Shipping methods and prices
        1. Shipping classes
        2. Carrier integration
      3. Using discount coupons
      4. Summary
    12. 5. Working with WooCommerce Themes
      1. Making or buying a theme
      2. Finding and selecting WooCommerce themes
        1. Things you should pay attention to when buying a theme
      3. Installing a WooCommerce theme
      4. Working with theme settings
      5. Summary
    13. 6. Customize or Create a WooCommerce Theme
      1. What we need to get started
        1. Tools
      2. WordPress theme basics
      3. Developing WooCommerce themes
        1. WooCommerce CSS
        2. WooCommerce hooks and filters
      4. Summary
    14. 7. Running Your Online Store
      1. Adjust notification e-mails
      2. Work with sales orders
      3. Reporting
      4. Summary
    15. 8. More Possibilities Using Plugins
      1. Where to find WooCommerce plugins
      2. Popular and useful WooCommerce plugins
        1. Online marketing
          1. Mailchimp integration
          2. Social coupons
          3. Google shopping
        2. Running your store
          1. Table rate shipping
          2. Invoicing
          3. Subscriptions
          4. Reporting
        3. Additional product possibilities
          1. Product add-ons
          2. Business-to-business catalog
          3. Importing product data
          4. USA tax calculations
      3. Summary
    16. Index