WEBFI-WordPress-How to Create an eCommerce WordPress Website 2021 Make an Online Store (for Beginners)

Are you looking to create your online store with WordPress? In this video, you’ll learn how to set up an eCommerce shop on your WordPress website.

We’ll walk you through it step by step so you can get up and running quickly.

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0:00:00 Introduction
0:00:58 What is Hosting
0:01:54 Get Domain Name, Hosting, and WordPress Installed
0:04:21 Clean up dashboard
0:05:33 Install SSL Certificate
0:08:26 Install Astra
0:09:23 Install Astra Starter Sites
0:13:46 Customize Theme
0:22:07 Edit with Beaver Builder
0:24:09 Edit Menu
0:30:42 Add Form to Contact Page
0:35:09 Set up Blog page
0:36:31 Set Permalinks (URL structure)
0:37:33 Create a Logo Using Canva
0:43:25 Set Up WooCommerce
0:47:13 Create a Product
0:50:03 Add Store to menu
0:52:50 Thank You!

To begin this guide we will be setting up the site using BlueHost who we have negotiated a coupon that you can use by clicking the link below:

Once you’ve installed the site on BlueHost if it wasn’t set up with the SSL certificate you can update the URL using the Really Simple SSL plugin from the repository here:

The plugin will work with your SSL certificate to ensure anyone visiting the site will have the padlock icon next to your URL which confirms the site is secure and using https.

For setting up this site we will be using the Astra theme found here:

As well as the Beaver Builder page builder to help customize it. If you use a different theme then you may have different customization options available to you. Design the site how you would like it to display for your visitors, with the Astra theme and Beaver Builder you can create almost any design you’re looking to add to your site.

For this tutorial, we will use WooCommerce to set up the store. WooCommerce in maintained by who is in charge of Jetpack and you can download the plugin directly here:

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  • Fiona McErlane on August 20, 2019

    Great video to get started – I wonder if you can shed any light on how to have your shop categories appear within the main menu – I've got a "shop" section at the top & have got 2 drop-down sections for "teachers" and "students" – but woocommerce is only allowing me to have one shop page (where categories, products etc. appear) – how can I split these so people are directed to the right part of the shop from the overall website menu? Many thanks for any help & such an informative video! 🙂

  • David Hassell on August 30, 2019

    I assume selling digital rather than physical is the same plug in or is there a better one?

  • Zoe Chai on December 6, 2019

    Hello, would this be good for drop shipment? and do you have any suggestions as to what plugins would be good for drop shipment using wordpress?

  • Andria Fayek on December 23, 2019

    hello thanks for providing me more information but when i want to build woocoomerce site and by bank i should purchase ssl certificate

  • B K Shobha Dongare on January 5, 2020

    THx for section

  • 1 Stop - Pools (Pty) Ltd on January 31, 2020

    Thank you so much. This was a huge help. Your voice is also calming (it makes understanding this much easier)

  • Dandelion France on March 2, 2020

    Are you using the builder pro. I haven’t got any of the typography or colour change access on my free site

  • Cauã lima on March 24, 2020

    Great video, it helped a lot

  • Bane Milutinovic on April 23, 2020

    I am absolute beginner in WP, learning how something can be done! So far, I've made one site with WAMP but it's far from what I want! This video is a HUUUUUGE help!! I must say that I'm quite sure that I've found tutorial that will allow me to make exactly what I want (it will be a website for sushi restaurant with option for ordering – WooCommerce will take care of that part)! Thank you 100 times and keep making videos like this one!

  • Tyrhonda G on April 25, 2020

    Thank you so much for this. I have been searching through youtube for the past week to fill n the gaps from other tutorals because they missed details. This is the first comprehensive tutorial I got. A big help.

  • Ri Ri on April 29, 2020

    Hello, I am a teacher and I want to sell my teacher's resources in like download printables. what would be the process if we have to start an online printable store instead of the physical items. Thanks a lot

  • Lewis Ticknor on May 9, 2020

    You are awesome! Thank you! I have been making my own websites for just under twenty years. I have struggled with Joomla, my own HTML coding, and have been a WordPress guy for a decade or so. I have built my own online stores from scratch. But because I am an entrepreneur and there is so much to keep track of, I thought woo commerce was a major undertaking. The few times I have looked into woo commerce, I was always dismayed. Thank you so much for making it easy. Of course the main issue will always be hackers, scammers and fraud. But at least you took the fear of the platform away. Thanks again! Tik

  • Farhan Yaqoob on May 21, 2020

    Dear Ma'am, i need your help regarding i want to create a website were peoples can buy and sale there used items.
    along with i want to have a page where i can advertise local brands of my city.

  • Anime Is My Drug on June 3, 2020

    Hello, i wanted to know about the Site lock and Codeguard plugins. You told us that it's available but didn't show us how. Can anybody help me please.

  • Roses Creations on June 25, 2020

    Hands down the most helpful video I found for selling.

  • Anierudh M on July 1, 2020

    Thank you. This is really helpful for website designers with no coding knowledge at all!!

  • Cheryce E on July 6, 2020

    Hello does Bluehost provide emails with the hosting p purchase?

  • Synquette  on July 13, 2020

    This was amazingly helpful adding woo commerce and followed the instructions step by step and now my store is up and running and I’m so excited to start selling! Thanks so much for this 😄

  • John Gemma Cariño on August 20, 2020

    i cant find astra starter site in plugins

  • Amy on August 29, 2020

    I am having trouble with changing the text on the header tag. I changed a menu name, but the old name (services) is still the text on the header tag. How do I customize that to the new menu name? And thank you for this very informative video.

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  • Haz Más on November 14, 2020

    What a GREAT VIDEO !!!
    Thanks a TON !!!!

  • Asmara Manchester on December 15, 2020

    I am writing to regarding woo commerce unfortunately ,I was told I have to pay for ! please advise me what I need to do because I already I bought it from you .

  • Mantra y medicina on December 28, 2020

    Great many thanks

  • Susan on May 16, 2021

    QUESTION 💥💥💥Hi how can I change a price on Check Out?….thanks🌴

  • HARALDO ARTMANN on July 16, 2021

    I was expecting to work on building and Ecommerce and not building a Blog….

  • Dream Life of A Housewife on September 18, 2021

    Great info. Looking for the video comparing Shopify & Woo commerce. What is it titled on your channel? Thanks!

  • Melissa St Moore on October 15, 2021

    so woo comerce is free by default? i know the extenstions cost money but the plugin is free natively right?

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