How to install WooCommerce
Once you download the WooCommerce zip file, you can upload it to your WordPress web server using your favorite FTP application. Here’s how.
- Unzip the file locally so that you have the
woocommerce/folder on your hard drive.
- Transfer the extracted folder to the
wp-content/pluginsdirectory of your WordPress site via SFTP or remote file manager.
- From the Plugins menu in the Administration Screen, click Activate for the transferred plugin.
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Build for the future
Dream it, do it
Our flexible platform lets you make beautiful, conversion-optimized shopping experiences for physical products, digital downloads, services, accommodations, bookings, and subscriptions. As your needs change, you can add functionality with hundreds of pre-built extensions from our Marketplace — or custom-build whatever you need.
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Work your way
If you already know WordPress, building on WooCommerce will be like spending time with an old friend. From your favorite plugins to the WP-CLI, you’re in familiar territory. Plus you’ll have access to a robust set of tools like hooks, filters, and REST API endpoints to create the way you want.
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