WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress, it’s a free plugin and fully compatible with the Companion theme. Let's start from the beginning.
When you import demo content, the WooCommerce plugin will be installed automatically. If you have not chosen to install this plugin, you need to install it manually through WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add new
After the plugin is installed and activated, you will see the WooCommerce setup wizard, you can follow the steps to set up your store or skip and do it later:
The Companion them is integrated with an additional YITH WooCommerce Wishlist plugin to add a wishlist to the website. When you import demo content, the WooCommerce plugin will be installed automatically. If you have not chosen to install this plugin, you need to install it manually through WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add new:
Basically, WooCommerce provides Setup Wizard after the installation process. However, if for some reason they may not appear or you missed it, please follow the steps below to set it up manually.
Firstly, we should assign the shop page to display our products through WooCommerce > Settings > Products:
Next, we need to set up the required pages through WooCommerce > Settings > Advanced:
Payment gateways must be configured in order to make payments for purchased products. To do that go WooCommerce > Settings > Payments
Then you need to configure the Enabled Payment methods to make them work. For example, by opening the Direct bank transfer payment method we can configure it:
By installing the WooCommerce Payments plugin you can enable popular payment gateways such as Stripe, PayPal, Google pay, and Apple Pay.
If these payment methods are not supported in your country you can add custom payment gateways as well.
Adding products is extremely simple. To add products to your shop, go to your WordPress Dashboard and from the left sidebar click on Products, after that, you can create new products and manage the existing ones:
This page contains a large number of windows for a comprehensive presentation of the product. All you have to do is just populate them with information about the product.
In case your website doesn’t already have a sidebar for the shop (for example if you’re using a demo that doesn’t include a WooCommerce shop), you can easily create a sidebar for your shop.
To do that, go to Theme Options > General > Sidebars and add a sidebar (e.g. Shop) and then save the theme options.
Then go to the Theme options > Shop and choose the Sidebar for the shop page:
You can edit your Shop sidebar as usual from WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets > Your sidebar, where you can add widgets depending on your needs:
Finally, for more detailed information on how to set up and use the WooCommerce plugin we recommend visiting the WooCommerce website which has extensive documentation.
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