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Introduction to WooCommerce
WordCamp Sacramento 2016
a Lightning Talk
by Cat Scholz
CatsWebWeave.com
© Copyright 2016 ~ Ca...
What is WooCommerce?
it’s a free, open-source e-commerce plugin for
self-hosted WordPress websites that...
was launched in...
WooCommerce
is constantly evolving and needs to be kept up-to-date,
just like all WordPress plugins, themes and core softw...
Themes
WooCommerce (WC) integrates with
many Wordpress themes.
Check with your theme developer to make sure!
You can use S...
Hosting
Make sure your hosting plan is adequate to support
your e-commerce traffic needs and...
you have an SSL certificate ...
Payment Gateways
“Out of the box,” WC comes with:
PayPal standard, BACS (bank transfer)
Cash on Delivery and/or Check &
wi...
Premium Add-ons
There are many to choose from. A popular add-on is
Subscriptions, which allows you to sell products
and se...
Zapier
Zapier is a premium add-on that allows you connect store
with other platforms (such as your email marketing service...
Shipping Zones
WC comes with default shipping options: flat rate, local
pickup, local delivery & free shipping.With the lat...
Installing WooCommerce
Watch a video on Installing WooCommerce
10
The installation process is quick and easy.
The built-in...
Developers
Here’s what’s new for developers in the latest Zipping
Zebra (v2.6) release:
•A new payment token API: a way to...
My WooCommerce Sites
12
TheNorthStarHouse.org
and AttachPlace.com
Network with other Users
13
WooCommerce Meetups:
San Francisco WooCommerce Meetup
Worldwide WooCommerce Meetups
Connect on...
14
I invite you to take my series of e-courses on how
to build your own self-hosted WordPress website:
Level 1 (free) - th...
Questions, Comments,
Praise, Feedback?
Contact me at
catwebweaver@gmail.com
15
© Copyright 2016 ~ Catherine Scholz ~ All R...
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Introduction to WooCommerce

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Learn all about the latest features of the #1 e-commerce plugin for the self-hosted version of WordPress. This is the slideshow presentation for a Lightning Talk I'm giving at WordCamp Sacramento on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016.

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Introduction to WooCommerce

  1. 1. Introduction to WooCommerce WordCamp Sacramento 2016 a Lightning Talk by Cat Scholz CatsWebWeave.com © Copyright 2016 ~ Catherine Scholz ~ All Rights Reserved 1
  2. 2. What is WooCommerce? it’s a free, open-source e-commerce plugin for self-hosted WordPress websites that... was launched in 2011- see Wikipedia article for complete history now runs on 30% of e-commerce sites and has millions of active installs is owned and operated by Automattic, Inc., the owners of WordPress comes “out of the box” with product variations, virtual, downloadable & affiliate products, inventory management, shipping, coupons & reporting has premium add-ons which come with a 30-day money back guarantee support can be accessed via a free member account (ticketed), online technical documentation and/or video tutorials Visit WooCommerce.com for more info: https://woocommerce.com/ 2
  3. 3. WooCommerce is constantly evolving and needs to be kept up-to-date, just like all WordPress plugins, themes and core software. Make sure you backup before you update! I use BackupBuddy. 3
  4. 4. Themes WooCommerce (WC) integrates with many Wordpress themes. Check with your theme developer to make sure! You can use Storefront made by the Woo team which also offers child themes for variations in style and extensions for added functionality. I use iThemes Builder which integrates nicely with WC. 4
  5. 5. Hosting Make sure your hosting plan is adequate to support your e-commerce traffic needs and... you have an SSL certificate installed on your domain. Let’s Encrypt is a free SSL service that comes with most hosting accounts. I use SiteGround for hosting all my sites. 5
  6. 6. Payment Gateways “Out of the box,” WC comes with: PayPal standard, BACS (bank transfer) Cash on Delivery and/or Check & with the latest “Zipping Zebra” release, also PayPal (Braintree) and Stripe! Visit this article for more information on gateway options: https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/premium- payment-gateway-extensions/ 6
  7. 7. Premium Add-ons There are many to choose from. A popular add-on is Subscriptions, which allows you to sell products and services with recurring payments. WC also integrates with Square for real-time store inventory tracking. Visit this article for a complete listing of add-ons: https://docs.woocommerce.com/documentation/plugins/ woocommerce/woocommerce-extensions/ 7
  8. 8. Zapier Zapier is a premium add-on that allows you connect store with other platforms (such as your email marketing service). You can create “zaps” which, when properly setup and activated, will be triggered by a sale and automatically & securely send the information, such as a customer email address to your pre-defined email list. See all the WC-Zapier integrations here: https:// woocommerce.com/products/woocommerce-zapier/ 8
  9. 9. Shipping Zones WC comes with default shipping options: flat rate, local pickup, local delivery & free shipping.With the latest release, WC now offers shipping zones. Read more here: https://woocommerce.com/2016/06/ woocommerce-26-zipping-zebra/ 9
  10. 10. Installing WooCommerce Watch a video on Installing WooCommerce 10 The installation process is quick and easy. The built-in onboarding wizard guides you through it step by step!
  11. 11. Developers Here’s what’s new for developers in the latest Zipping Zebra (v2.6) release: •A new payment token API: a way to store, manipulate, and retrieve payment info in a standardized way. More here. •Moving to an API based on the WP REST API: Details here. 11
  12. 12. My WooCommerce Sites 12 TheNorthStarHouse.org and AttachPlace.com
  13. 13. Network with other Users 13 WooCommerce Meetups: San Francisco WooCommerce Meetup Worldwide WooCommerce Meetups Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/woocommerce/ Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WooCommerce https://twitter.com/hashtag/woocommerce https://twitter.com/developwc
  14. 14. 14 I invite you to take my series of e-courses on how to build your own self-hosted WordPress website: Level 1 (free) - the basics & getting started with WP Level 2 (on sale) - iThemes Builder and more Level 3 (on sale) - WooCommerce and more Want to learn more from me?
  15. 15. Questions, Comments, Praise, Feedback? Contact me at catwebweaver@gmail.com 15 © Copyright 2016 ~ Catherine Scholz ~ All Rights Reserved Cat Scholz CatsWebWeave.com Twitter: @catswebweave

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