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1. Installation & Updating


  • Installing and Uninstalling WooCommerce

    Overview WooCommerce can be installed and uninstalled the same as any other WordPress plugin. Full installation and configuration of WooCommerce on your site is an additional optional step to help with full setup, this is available in the Setup wizard. Take a moment to review the server requirements before installation or you may encounter issues when […]

  • Home Screen

    In WooCommerce Home, you can stay on top of your store performance, get useful tips and insights to grow your business, and quickly access some of the most important areas to manage your store. Display Settings In the upper-right corner of the home screen, a panel allows you to adjust the home screen layout called […]

  • Importing WooCommerce Sample Data

    Your store may look empty, right after installing WooCommerce — no products, orders, reviews. This is intentional so you can get started creating your own products and setting up WooCommerce exactly as you need. But maybe you’d like to see what a store full of sample orders and products looks like. If so, we’ve got […]

  • Installed Database Tables

    WooCommerce installs some custom tables to store its data during install. More about tables installed: https://github.com/woocommerce/woocommerce/wiki/Database-Description Tables can be removed when uninstalling WooCommerce, not during deactivation. This doesn’t happen automatically. To delete the WooCommerce tables from the database entirely, follow the instructions at Uninstalling WooCommerce.

  • Installed Taxonomies and Post Types

    Taxonomies and Post Types Two major building blocks in the WordPress environment are taxonomies and post types. Taxonomy. A grouping of post types, such as categories and tags. Post types. With post types, WordPress creates a distinction in different content types. For example, by default WordPress has different post types for “posts”, “pages”, “media”, etc. WooCommerce Taxonomies […]

  • Start with WooCommerce in 5 Steps

    In this Getting Started guide, we teach you how to set up a website with WooCommerce. Choose Hosting Get your store setup quickly with Woo Express – it has all the extensions for a successful store and includes WordPress.com hosting. We have also partnered with a few hosting companies that offer pre-installs of WordPress, WooCommerce, our […]

  • Updating WooCommerce

    You can choose to update WooCommerce with one click or manually update it. One-Click Update Be sure you’ve read and understand how to update your site, then come back to your live site to update.. Back up your live site. Go to: Dashboard > Updates within WordPress. If there is an update, you’ll see WooCommerce in the list of plugins/themes to update. […]

  • WooCommerce Pages

    Introduction Upon installation, WooCommerce creates the following new pages via the Setup Wizard: Install pages again If you skipped the Setup Wizard or want to install missing WooCommerce pages, go to WooCommerce > Status > Tools and use the page installer tool. Tell WooCommerce what pages to use If you set up new pages yourself, […]

  • WooCommerce Server Recommendations

    WooCommerce Server Recommendations are a guide to setting your site up for success and longevity. If your WordPress site doesn’t meet our minimum requirements, then many plugins, including WooCommerce itself, won’t function as expected. Read over the WooCommerce Server Recommendations and additional items below. Server Requirements The first step in setting up your WooCommerce-powered online […]

  • WooCommerce Setup

    Introduction Having a customizable eCommerce platform means that there are a lot of available settings to tweak. The Onboarding Wizard and Setup Checklist takes you through all the necessary steps to set up your store and get it ready to start selling! Immediately after activating the plugin, you are taken to the Onboarding Wizard. The […]