How to Make an Online Store w/ WordPress - eCommerce Website

Learn to create an eCommerce website from scratch and start selling products online. No coding or experience required.
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (1,436 ratings)
46,736 students
How to Make an Online Store w/ WordPress - eCommerce Website
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (1,436 ratings)
46,746 students
Learn how to create an eCommerce website from scratch to sell products online
Learn to get your website online by registering a domain name, setting up web hosting, and installing WordPress
Learn to build websites with WordPress

Requirements

  • You'll need the WordPress software, but don't worry, it's free and we'll show you how to install it in the course!
  • Any computer with internet access
  • No coding or prior experience required
Description

If you want to create an eCommerce website to sell physical or digital products online, this is the course for you.

We’ll build an actual eCommerce website step by step, from start to finish. You’ll learn how to get your website live on the internet and how to customize it with WordPress. No experience and no coding is required.

The website we’ll build will have the following features:

  • Variable products that can have different colors/sizes
  • Limits on available inventory
  • Shipping rates automatically applied based on location of customer
  • Tax rates automatically applied based on location of customer
  • Auto-generated emails to site owner and customer for new orders, invoices, etc.
  • Checkout page to gather necessary shipping information
  • PayPal payment gateway
  • Credit card and debit card payment gateways
  • Cart page to edit items added to cart
  • Promotional codes
  • Customer user accounts
  • Product reviews
  • Related products on product pages
  • ‘Follow Us’ widget with social icons and links to profiles for such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, etc.
  • ‘Contact Us’ widget with company contact information
  • Custom domain name
  • Unlimited bandwidth web hosting
  • Responsive web design, so it will look good on any screen size, tablet, or mobile phone

Don’t have a programming background? No worries, we’ll start from scratch. You’ll learn how to register a domain name, set up web hosting, and install WordPress (in other words, everything you need to get your site live on the internet). Then we’ll start customizing the site with WordPress. You’ll be able to quickly and easily add content and customize the design. All without writing code.

We’ll be using the WooCommerce plugin and the Storefront theme to create the site. WooCommerce is one of the most widely used tools for creating an eCommerce site, and Storefront is a theme built specifically for WooCommerce.

We’ve cut out the fluff so that you can get your website online as quickly as possible and start selling products. Now go get started!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to create an eCommerce website
  • Anyone who wants to learn the basics of WordPress and WooCommerce
  • Anyone looking to get started in web development
Course content
4 sections • 26 lectures • 1h 12m total length
  • Course Intro
    08:42
  • Intro to WordPress
    02:38
  • Getting Started Intro
    01:16
  • What is a Domain Name?
    01:17
  • How to Register a Domain Name
    02:02
  • What is Web Hosting?
    01:05
  • How to Get the Cheapest Web Hosting
    04:32
  • How to Connect your Domain and Web Host
    01:17
  • How to Install WordPress
    03:03
  • How to Change HostGator and WordPress Passwords
    01:46
  • Installing Storefront Theme
    01:10
  • Installing WooCommerce Plugin
    02:27
  • Homepage
    02:30
  • Title, Tagline, Favicon and Background
    01:53
  • Creating a Simple Product
    03:44
  • Creating a Variable Product
    12:49
  • Homepage Control Plugin
    01:33
  • Product Categories
    01:52
  • Contact Us and Social Media Icons
    03:27
  • Sidebar Widgets
    01:48
  • Blog
    01:01
  • WooCommerce Settings
    06:04
  • PayPal Checkout Process
    01:07
  • Additional Resources
    00:56
  • Conclusion
    00:32
  • Additional Resources Discounts
    2 pages

Instructor
Web Developer, Designer
Hoku Ho
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 3,525 Reviews
  • 107,771 Students
  • 7 Courses

I design and develop mobile apps and websites. I got started by designing wireframes and mockups in Adobe Illustrator for an iPhone app company I co-founded in college. That company grew to over 600,000 app installs worldwide. I then learned about HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Javascript, and WordPress while building the site Well Gifted, which reached 10,000 new, unique visitors in its first month. I was especially impressed with WordPress because of the ease of use and speed of development. I have since started teaching others how to make beautiful websites from scratch using WordPress.

Here is what some of my students are saying:

“This course was extremely helpful for me. I went from having no experience whatsoever to having my own website in 2 days. It's invaluable for anyone who's thinking of setting up a WordPress website and doesn't have any prior knowledge. The production is great - engaging and informative. I love the way that each bite-sized video automatically loads the next one. Each video is just a few minutes long - so it's not overwhelming. And you even get to know how far along you are in the course as you advance through the lessons. Asking questions is easy through the discussions option - I've asked several 'silly' questions and had them answered quickly and helpfully. You rock Hoku - thank you”

-David Miller

“Very good course on the subject. And what's even better is the support from Hoku. When presenting your 'problem', he answers prompt the solution. This is how all courses should be. Chapeau”

-Herman Bos

“If you've ever wanted to know how to put up a professional looking website in record time without hiring anyone, this is the course. I'm experienced in setting up WordPress sites, but this course has introduced me to information and techniques that I did not know. Wonderful!”

-Scott Ames

“I enjoyed this course and learned a lot from it. Hoku was great, answered questions quickly and was very responsive. I recommend this course for anyone wanting to get started with WordPress.”

-Susan Pittman

“The course is very easy to follow, and Hoku is extremely helpful and active. I never find myself growing impatient while going through the lectures as I do with some other courses because Hoku gets right to the point while still making sure not to move too fast which is great for beginners. I definitely recommend this course.”

-Justin Del Toro

“I've really enjoyed taking this course, it's very comprehensive and covers a range of different websites that can be created in WordPress. The tutor is clear and easy to follow with the steps to take easily followed and the video and audio quality of the course is great.”

-Wayne Waite

“Your courses are like one-stop solution to struggling unemployed people to make cool self-intro websites with awesome plugins within minutes. I love your tuts and hope to do more. Cheers.”

-Ramki M

“Before I took this course I knew nothing about building a website or Wordpress. This course exceeded my expectations. Hoku explained things very clearly, and he spoke slowly so I could take notes. He's very good at explaining the technical parts and his thought process. I highly recommend this course!”

-Dar Firmade