How to Properly Install and Setup WooCommerce

WooCommerce is a WordPress plugin, so the installation process is similar to any other WordPress plugin. You can follow our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Simply visit Plugins » Add New page in your WordPress admin and search for WooCommerce. WordPress will now show plugin search results. You need to click on the ‘Install now’ button next to WooCommerce.

WordPress will now grab the plugin files and install WooCommerce for you. Once finished, you need to click on the ‘Activate’ button to start using it.

After activation, WooCommerce will launch the WooCommerce setup wizard.

First, you will need to select your store location, currency, and what type of products you want to sell.

After that, click on the let’s go button to continue.

In the next step, you will be asked to choose a payment method. By default, WooCommerce supports PayPal and Stripe payment gateways.

You can click the toggle to enable these payment methods and provide your email address to set them up.

Alternately, you can turn them both off and set them later by visiting the WooCommerce » Settings page and switching to the Payments tab.

Next, you will be asked to set up shipping. You can select free shipping or add flat shipping cost for different zones.

Click on the continue button to move along.

Now you will be asked to install recommended services for WooCommerce. We recommend you to uncheck all of them and install them later when you actually need them.

Next, you will be asked to install the JetPack plugin. You can simply scroll down to the bottom and select Skip this step. There are better and more powerful alternatives that we will discuss later.

WooCommerce setup wizard will now save all your settings, and your store is now ready to start selling.