Woocommerce in 30 minutes

1,468 views

Published on

WordCamp Boston 2013 Presentation on how to setup and run the basic functions of a WordPress website with ecommerce powered by Woocommerce. Presentation shows all basic settings to configure and takes you all the way through a completed order.

Published in: Technology, Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,468
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
38
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Woocommerce in 30 minutes

  1. 1. Woocommerce in 30min by Matt Nelson Partner / Interactive Media Director at FirstTracks Marketing Questions During Presentation? Tweet: @FirstTracksNH with #wcbos-woo firsttracksmarketing.com / 603-924-1978
  2. 2. Quick Questions: How many of you currently manage an online store? How many of you are managing an online store powered by wordpress? firsttracksmarketing.com / 603-924-1978
  3. 3. Why You Are Here ● You aren’t a developer ● You want to know how to properly setup Woocommerce for your site ● You want to learn something new about shop configuration and tools ● We will be setting up a complete store using the base WordPress 2013 Theme (but please note this system will work with ANY theme) ● We have a lot to get through, if anyone has any questions please post them to twitter with the hashtag #wcbos-woo and we will gather them and answer all of them as quickly as we can. Plus we will have 10min of Q&A at the end of the presentation and I will be here all day as well. firsttracksmarketing.com / 603-924-1978
  4. 4. Who is FirstTracks? ● Been in business for 5 years, located in Peterborough NH ● Personally I have a degree in graphic design and masters in interactive marketing ● Been building wordpress websites for 5 years and websites general for over 10 years. ● Worked with all different sizes of sites from the super huge (Yankee Magazine 300K per month to the medium sized Heritage Plumbing, Curly Girl Deisgn, Classics Today, to the small business OpenTech, NH Bowl & Board, Fishers Tudor) ● Passionate about respecting the core of WordPress and using the right tools to make our clients websites as successful as possible firsttracksmarketing.com / 603-924-1978
  5. 5. About Woocommerce ● HUGE active open source community in Woothemes and in WordPress ● 1,615,082 total downloads to date ● Just turned 2 years old ● MASSIVE amount of extensions available from Woothemes (210 total) and another 164 on CodeCanyon.net that can do just about anything you can think of. ● Dedicated support portal at Woothemes ● Extensive documentation ● Plays well with other plugins and themes firsttracksmarketing.com / 603-924-1978
  6. 6. Step 1: Website Hosting Take your pick. Numerous options out there that offer simple one click installs of wordpress like HostGator, Godaddy, Bluehost, Dreamhost, WP-Engine, etc... firsttracksmarketing.com / 603-924-1978
  7. 7. Step 2: Install Plugins Here are the base plugins that I recommend installing with ANY Woocommerce site: ● Woocommerce ● Woodojo ● WordPress SEO by Yoast firsttracksmarketing.com / 603-924-1978
  8. 8. Step 3: Configure Settings ● General Tab ○ General Options ■ Base Location ■ Currency ■ Allowed Countries ○ Cart, Checkout and Accounts ■ Force SSL (inline transactions requires ssl certificate) ○ ○ ○ Registration (default good) Customer Accounts (default good) Styles and Scripts ■ (where you can customize your shop color styles) ○ Downloadable Products (default good) firsttracksmarketing.com / 603-924-1978
  9. 9. Step 3: Configure Settings ● Catalog Tab ○ Catalog Options ■ set your options in dropdowns ○ Product Data ■ set your weight units ○ ○ Pricing Options (default good) Image Options (default good) firsttracksmarketing.com / 603-924-1978
  10. 10. Step 3: Configure Settings ● Pages Tab ○ Page Setup ○ Shop Pages ● Inventory Tab ○ inventory management options firsttracksmarketing.com / 603-924-1978
  11. 11. Step 3: Configure Settings ● Tax options ○ Standard Rate ■ country code, US ■ State, MA ■ Zip - * = all ■ City - *=all ■ Rate - 6% ■ Tax Name - Appears on order form ■ Priority - 1 ■ Compound - not ■ Shipping - no firsttracksmarketing.com / 603-924-1978
  12. 12. Step 3: Configure Settings ● Shipping Tab ○ Shipping General Options ■ Flat Rate ■ Free Shipping ■ International Delivery (disable) ■ Local Delivery (disable) ■ Local Pickup (disable) ■ Other shipping method extensions are available (table rate, USPS, UPS, etc) ■ Uncheck calculate shipping in cart if not using options above firsttracksmarketing.com / 603-924-1978
  13. 13. Step 3: Configure Settings ● Payment Gateways Tab ○ Turn all other options off ○ Configure Paypal ● Emails Tab ○ customize customer notifications ● Integration Tab ○ Setup Google Analytics tracking ○ Must have in addition to Woocommerce tracking firsttracksmarketing.com / 603-924-1978
  14. 14. Step 4: Enter Products ● ● ● ● ● ● Long Description SEO Short Description Featured Image Set Category Product Data ○ Pricing ○ Shipping ○ Attributes ○ Variations ○ Linked Products firsttracksmarketing.com / 603-924-1978
  15. 15. Step 5: Collect that Money! Woocommerce makes it easy to view and manage your orders all in one place, as well as quickly view your shop status and product performance ● Orders are all organized neatly in a post type ● Quick click to view and review orders ● Simple drop downs to change order status ● Analytics for shop included in Woocommerce are second to none firsttracksmarketing.com / 603-924-1978
  16. 16. Step 6: Spread Products Now that we have our settings in place and our products in the system we can now look at how we can integrate and display your products throughout your site very quickly and easily…. ● Woocommerce provides easy product integration tools ● Comes with a complete set of handy widgets ● Products will also display in the shop template ● Products will also have their own archives firsttracksmarketing.com / 603-924-1978
  17. 17. Thanks for Listening I hope you enjoyed the presentation and the information shared here today, here are just a few parting thoughts and tips… ● Looking for extensions? Woothemes / CodeCanyon.net ● Want to convert? Not as difficult / expensive as you might think ● Woocommerce works with pretty much anything ● Extensions can add just about any functionality you can think of ● The ability to customize woocommerce to your brand and needs is absolutely possible for example…(fishertudor.com / curlygirldesigns.com) firsttracksmarketing.com / 603-924-1978
  18. 18. Questions? firsttracksmarketing.com / 603-924-1978

×