Woocommerce is a plugin for WordPress and can be installed like any other WordPress plugin. WooCommerce can only be installed on self hosted installations of WordPress, it cannot be installed onto a site hosted by the wordpress.com service.
If you don't have WordPress installed for your website, follow the instructions at http://www.riptutorial.com/wordpress/topic/6606/installation-and-configuration or https://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress.
- Navigate to
yoursite.com/wp-login.php and login with your administrator username and password.
- Navigate to the plugin administration screen at
yoursite.com/wp-admin/plugins.php and press "Add New" or alternatively press "Add New" under 'Plugins' in the admin vertical main menu.
- In the search bar which appears search for 'woocommerce'.
- The WooCommerce plugin card should appear. Within the card, press "Install Now".
- WooCommerce will download from the WordPress plugin repository to your server. When it finishes press "Activate" within the same card.
- Once activated, WooCommerce should begin it's 'Onboarding Wizard'. You can skip it by pressing "Not right now" but it is handier than an extra hand so let's assume you press "Let's Go".
- Page Setup - Press "Continue" to let WooCommerce add shop pages to WordPress.
- Store Locale Setup - Fill in store locale options. In this example and the following steps I fill in options for Australia.
- Shipping & Tax Setup - Select shipping and tax options.
- Payments - Setup your payment options.
- Ready - Finish the wizard. Press "Allow" for diagnostic data to be sent because you're a nice person who likes contributing. Then press "Create your first product".
- You'll be taken to the "Add New Product" screen which is much like the WordPress post editing screen with some additional product specific options. A series of popups will get you started creating your first product.