woocommerce Getting started with woocommerce Installation or Setup


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.

Automatic Installation

  • 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. Add new plugin
  • In the search bar which appears search for 'woocommerce'. search for WooCommerce
  • The WooCommerce plugin card should appear. Within the card, press "Install Now". Install plugin
  • WooCommerce will download from the WordPress plugin repository to your server. When it finishes press "Activate" within the same card. Activate plugin


  • 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". WooCommerce Onboarding Wizard
  • Page Setup - Press "Continue" to let WooCommerce add shop pages to WordPress. WooCommerce Onboarding Wizard page setup
  • Store Locale Setup - Fill in store locale options. In this example and the following steps I fill in options for Australia. WooCommerce Onboarding Wizard locale setup
  • Shipping & Tax Setup - Select shipping and tax options. WooCommerce Onboarding Wizard shipping and tax
  • Payments - Setup your payment options. WooCommerce Onboarding Wizard 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". WooCommerce Onboarding Wizard finish
  • 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.