Creating A WordPress eCommerce Site – A Step-By-Step Guide
Step 1: Choose Your Domain Name.
The first step in creating your WordPress eCommerce website is choosing a domain name. This should be something that reflects your brand, is easy to remember, and sounds professional. It’s important to make sure the domain name hasn’t been taken by another company or person. Additionally, check if the social media handles associated with your chosen domain name are available. Once you have settled on a domain name that meets all these criteria, you can proceed with registering it through a trusted web hosting provider such as GoDaddy or NameCheap.
Step 2: Select Web Hosting Services.
Once you have registered your domain name, it’s time for you to choose the right web hosting services for your business needs. While there are many different options available, shared hosting plans are usually sufficient for small businesses just starting out with their online presence. Shared hosting plans are cost-effective and provide enough resources (such as memory storage) for most users. You can also investigate other options such as virtual private servers (VPS) or dedicated servers if needed later on down the line.
Step 3: Download & Install WordPress.
Once you have secured web hosting services for your site, it’s time to download and install WordPress itself. The installation process should be relatively straightforward – simply follow the instructions provided by your web host provider and you will be up and running in no time! Once installed, you will need to customise the themes within WordPress according to your preferences and desired layout of your site pages.
Step 4: Set Up Your Storefront & Payment Methods.
Now that your store’s theme has been customised, it is time to add products/services and set up payment methods so customers can purchase them from your website directly. To do this, you will need a plugin such as WooCommerce which will allow you to easily manage product listings and payment processing on one platform without any coding knowledge required on your part. Additionally, consider setting up multiple payment methods so customers can pay via credit card or bank transfer depending on their preference.
Step 5: Launch Your Website & Promote It!
The final step before launching your WordPress eCommerce website is making sure everything looks great – test out different fonts/colours/layouts until satisfied with the overall look of the site before publishing it live onto the internet. Once published, share news about it across social media platforms like Facebook/Instagram/Twitter and make sure people know about what services/products are available on the new site. Also, consider using paid advertising campaigns if the budget allows – this can help reach wider audiences faster than organic methods alone.
Create Your Own Open Source eCommerce site
Creating an e-commerce website using WordPress doesn't take much technical knowledge – if you need any help, professional open source web designers are always on hand to help. However, following our 5 simple steps will get anyone off the ground quickly when starting their own store – from choosing a domain name through setting up storefronts and payment methods – all while keeping costs low by utilising open source software like WordPress and Magento instead of purchasing expensive software licenses from vendors. Best of luck with launching and promoting yours today – happy selling!
Need Any Help Setting Up Your Open Source eCommerce Site? Code Media Are Here To Help!
Here at Code Media, we are one of the UK’s foremost experts in building open source websites. We can help your business to migrate to the new platform effortlessly; not only placing your website in a position to receive all of the key updates it needs but also allowing your business to maintain that crucial professional and authoritative image in the ever-growing online shopping market.
Please feel free to browse our portfolio page on which we showcase many of our open source projects, built on platforms such as WordPress and Magento.
If you are interested in learning more about building a website in open source (or need more advice on how your business could benefit from a bespoke eCommerce platform in general), we would be delighted to hear from you. You can get in touch by calling us on 0118 380 1001, or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com