Many businesses are now shifting online because of the world’s status today. This Pandemic affected all making customers to order online. Even established takeaways and businesses are reviewing their website and shop setup to ensure that sales are not affected.
What do we do first?
In this article I will discuss only using WordPress as our platform in building online shop.
- Install WordPress CMS
WordPress is one of the most popular website builder in the world. It is because WordPress is easy to install which makes it easy for anyone to create a website. It powers over 33% of all websites on the internet.
Check on the details on how to install WordPress here.
- Install WooCommerce
WooCommerce is the number one eCommerce solution on the internet, powering more online shops.
Check on how to install WooCommere here.
WooCommerce is free to download from WordPress.org or from the admin area of WordPress. It is indeed a powerful and flexible eCommerce solution.
- Activate the WooCommerce website.
Installing and activating woocommerce is just like any other plugins.
Check here for detailed and step by step guide in WooCommerce setup.
- Select and install a WooCommerce theme optimized.
WooCommerce works with a lot of the WordPress themes available online,but I do recommend selecting a WordPress theme that been optimised for WooCommerce.
My top choice is the Lunar Theme.
A multipurpose theme that helps you create any kind of website with the Premium Frontend Editor and without touching a single line of code.
Lunar is includes our exceptional smart importer that let’s you set up your whole website with just one click. So cool right!
You don’t need programming knowledge to build a professional theme. After installing the demo, you can change everything (buttons, banners, sliders, images) with the most fantastic page builder, Elementor!
To wrap it up!
WordPress and WooCommerce do all the hard work for you. You do not have to be afraid for the complexity of having an online shop.
I hope you step up and get your online shop going. Make it happen!