This course takes you step-by-step through the process of adding a shopping cart to your WordPress website and collecting money for your products or services -- no prior ecommerce experience is necessary. The course is designed as a quick-start (about 60 minutes) introduction to the best WordPress shopping cart software, and covers about 90% of the out-of-the-box functionality.
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Here is what you will learn:
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Comparison of WordPress cart plugins, non-WordPress carts, hosted cart solutions, and marketing automation platforms
This video shows you how to install the WooCommerce plugin and setup the shop pages.
This video will teach you how to add products, product categories, and set product images.
This video gives an introduction to the WooCommerce global settings, and will teach you the basic shop page layouts.
This videos covers more advanced Shop page layouts, as well as the most popular WooCommerce shortcodes and widgets.
This video shows you to add PayPal to your site, and demonstrates the checkout process.
This video covers WooCommerce digital download setup and checkout process. You will first need to have Setup PayPal Payment Gateway.
We show you how to add Flat Rate Shipping, and briefly cover other WooCommerce shipping options.
Product Types: Simple Products, Downloadable, Virtual, External, Grouped
WooCommerce product types can be quite confusing.
Review the following video for the definition and usage of common WooCommerce product types.
In this video we cover WooCommerce product attributes, variations and the Layered Nav widgets. These are defined:
●Product Attributes are like an additional property of a product that is displayed on the full product page (ex: Manufacturer)
●Product Variations are options on a product used in ordering (like Small, Medium, Large)
●TheLayered Nav widgets allow you to filter and sort by product attribute (ex: show me your General Electric toasters)
In this video we review the built-in WooCommerce shipping methods (including Free Shipping w/ coupon, International, Local Delivery and Pickup) and delve more deeply into the Flat Rate shipping module, including country restrictions and Shipping Class overrides. We also cover the powerful WooCommerce Bulk Product Editing function.
In this video we cover WooCommerce Taxes setup, Tax Classes, compounding taxes, and tax-included prices. We give typical setups for the US, Canada and Great Britain.
In this video we cover WooCommerce coupon management, including the free shipping coupon type.
In this video we cover the WooCommerce order statuses and sales reports.
We cover WooCommerce inventory management -- how to allow your store to track inventory and enable/disable backordering.
We cover the Product Reviews function of WooCommerce: how to enable and disable it, and moderate reviews.
WooCommerce user roles grant or restrict access to the different parts of your WooCommerce store. You will need this if you have employees working on your store.
Email templates include the customer order notification email, customer notes notification, etc. This video shows you how to customize them to your specs.
We cover the basics of programming WooCommerce (and indeed any WordPress site) using Hooks.
We cover styling a WooCommerce store via CSS, and briefly discuss theme compatibility issues and what you can do if your theme does not support WooCommerce well.
Marc Beneteau a WordPress developer, trainer and productivity specialist. He is the founder of WP Academy, where he has trained thousands of small-business owners, self-employed people, virtual assistants and others to make professional-looking, and profitable, websites in WordPress.