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WEBFI-WordPress-How to Start an Online Store in 2021 (Step by Step)



Do you want to start your own online store? Creating an online store can be a terrifying thought especially if you’re not technically inclined. In this video, we’ll show you how to build your online store with WordPress step by step.

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This guide will be using a site on Bluehost to set ut up. You can use our referral link to get any active discounts we have negotiated by using our link below:

https://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/bluehost-ecommerce/

We will go through the steps to install your WordPress site with BlueHost and how to log in with their system. You can change the login username/password when you log into the site but BlueHost automates that for you when starting out.

WooCommerce should have been automatically been installed on your site if you purchased the WoCommerce hosting from BlueHost. If WooCommerce pulls up their startup wizard, we would want to click the I don’t need help link for starting out as we’ll be walking you through. You can always go back and use the startup wizard if you want.

In the Settings, General area, you can set your site’s title and tagline to have your site title be what you actually want your visitors to see. We would not recommend updating the URL or address to prevent anything from breaking on your site.

Now we would want to go under Products, Help in the top-right, and activate the setup wizard to help design what you’re wanting your site to sell. We would want to activate under WooCommerce, Settings in the payment tab the methods that we would want to use. For testing purposes, we would recommend using cash on delivery until the store goes live.

There are many different customization options available and we would recommend watching this video or read through the written article to see what can be done.

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Timestamps:
0:00 Intro
3:25 Set up hosting, install WordPress, and WooCommerce
5:30 How to setup WooCommerce
10:05 How to create your first product in WooCommerce
11:38 How to customize the theme
15:24 How to create pages
18:03 How to create a menu in WordPress
19:48 How to create a simple contact us form
21:00 Tip #1 to track Conversions and AOV
25:53 Tip #2 to Increase Conversions
27:50 Tip #3 to Increase Sales

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19 Comments

  • ROBIN KEVIN on December 28, 2020

    nice

  • prince badelbo on December 28, 2020

    Thanks for everyday tutorial with high value. Can you Please help how to convert WordPress website into an app. 🙏

  • Mella Meng on January 2, 2021

    hi, your video is very nice! I have a question that i made my website with wordpress, like normal business website, but i want to add some products to sell, i dont know how to make it? or if i download woocommerce theme, will it change my whole website? here is my website: finelife-uniquetoys.com, thank you.

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  • Dr Zakir Naik Videos on January 3, 2021

    thanks for such a valuable tutorial!

  • Rock Drummerlv on January 19, 2021

    Can I make a site like this, but without carts and check out? More like a product display website.

  • Toby on January 31, 2021

    When I add https into the settings it then takes me to either a 404 page not found or that the connection isn't private and I can't even select save changes and It completely breaks. I then have to delete the site and start again.
    Also, why does the URL appear as box12345 as an example, rather than the website name I have chosen? If I change this it also breaks

  • James Bridge on February 12, 2021

    Dear WPbeginner, I love your content: clear, concise and genuine advice… however I have a question regarding this video and your other similar video that you made a year ago (this one – https://youtu.be/qaAcCDeYy9k ) – can I follow the 2020 video and get the same outcome as you had now or have things changed since regarding bluehosts domain plans. In short why should I pay more for bluehosts standard or premium online store plan rather than follow what you did in the 2020 video (a fair bit cheaper) – are there any huge advantages in the more expensive method?

  • Youcef Kkk on February 12, 2021

    Thank you

  • Nabeel Babar on February 27, 2021

    You are amazing… a very concise tutorial covering everything.

  • Janis Ochoa on April 8, 2021

    I don't have a whoocommerce tab or products tab anyone know how to find these?

  • Michael Schlueter on April 22, 2021

    Wonderful tutorials you offer! Thank you! Quick question – I am building a Woo Commerce Word Press site with the Storefront theme. I had added three pages as submenu pages under the Shop menu. I did this in order to have three different product categories all under the Shop banner but when I create the product listings they all show up under Shop -not the specific pages I wanted them to be listed under. Any ideas what I'm missing? Thanks very much!

  • NauticaOrangeWatchBG on April 27, 2021

    So helpful !~

  • Jillysflix on July 5, 2021

    Thank you so much!
    How much did this all cost for the full set up?

  • Amir Shaul on July 14, 2021

    You guys are the best on the net

  • for all stuff on July 26, 2021

    you still have to pay for the domain name?

  • k20Fritz on August 6, 2021

    how can i make multi options under a product. ie shirt size and colors? thanks in advanced

  • Mustapha Aliyu on August 31, 2021

    Hello #WPBeginner I follow this video step by step but after I have finished the website is not mobile responsive please how to make it responsive?

  • Alexander Padalka on December 9, 2021

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