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WooCommerce Melbourne WordPress Meetup

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WooCommerce is the most popular ecommerce plugin for WordPress. If you're thinking about starting your own store online, this talk is a great starting point giving you an introduction to WooCommerce, it's features and functionality as well as a walk through a sample online shop to help you plan whether this free plugin will be the right fit for you.

This talk was delivered at the Melbourne WordPress User Meetup in October, 2016.

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WooCommerce Melbourne WordPress Meetup

  1. 1. Introduction to Chris Burgess @chrisburgess
  2. 2. What we’ll cover… • What is it? • What features does it offer? • Walk through sample online store • Some popular integrations
  3. 3. http://trends.builtwith.com/shop
  4. 4. http://trends.builtwith.com/shop
  5. 5. = Powerful Open Source eCommerce plugin for WordPress
  6. 6. With 17,096,133 downloads, WooCommerce powers over 37% of all online stores.
  7. 7. How long has it been around? • Jul 2008 - WooThemes launches providing themes • Feb 2010 - Launched popular theme Canvas • Sep 2011 - WooCommerce was launched • Jun 2013 – Hit 1 million downloads • Nov 2014 – First WooCommerce Conference in San Fransisco (WooConf) • May 2015 - Joined Automattic and known as WooCommerce
  8. 8. What features does it offer? • Add and Manage Products • Simple Product • Grouped Product • External/Affiliate Product • Variable Product • Virtual/Downloadable Product • Set Product Variables • For example specify size, colour • Control price per variable
  9. 9. What features does it offer? • Inventory Management • Track stock levels per variable • Hold stock for a period if order is cancelled • Low or Out of Stock notifications • Hide out of stock items • Choose your Currency • Geo-location Support • Automatic Taxes (GST)
  10. 10. What features does it offer? • Flexible Shipping Options • Flat rate • International Shipping • Local delivery • Local pickup • Free shipping • Shipping Calculation • Cart Calculator • Restrict sales by country • Preinstalled Gateways - Direct Bank Transfer, Cheque Payment, Cash on Delivery, Credit card payments with PayPal or Credit card payment
  11. 11. What features does it offer? • Discount coupons • Product Reviews • Reporting Analytics • Customer Account Registration • One Click Refunds • Integrates with 3rd Party Platforms • Plenty of WooCommerce Extensions/Plugins to extend WooCommerce
  12. 12. Extensions https://woocommerce.com/product-category/woocommerce-extensions/
  13. 13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWCaT1OWm8M
  14. 14. For More Information • http://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Melbourne/ • https://woocommerce.com/ • https://docs.woocommerce.com/documentation/plugins/woocommerce/getting-started/ • https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/woocommerce-101-video-series
  15. 15. Thanks! Chris Burgess @chrisburgess

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