Back with a new tutorial on how to create an ecommerce website with wordpress for beginners 2019.
This time around we are going to be using the themify shoppe theme which is a premium theme but we can provide to you for free.
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This tutorial will be completely free. What that means is we will show you how to do everything yourself and you will only have to get what you really need to get…and that is a domain and hosting.
You need a domain for a web address. And you need hosting to run your website.
For both your domain and hosting, we are going to recommend that you go to Hostgator to get them.
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Let’s just jump right into this tutorial on learning how to create an ecommerce website with wordpress and themify shoppe.
Step 1: Register Domain and Hosting
For this tutorial we are going to recommend that you get your domain and hosting from hostgator. This is where I have recommended almost all my viewers and clients to for years.
Hostgator is fast, reliable, cheap and they have great customer service!
Click on this link to go to the Hostgator website.
Make sure to use the Hostgator coupon code “NYCTECH30” to receive up to 65% off (one of the highest possible coupon code)
Disclosure: The coupon code is an affiliate code that pays us a commission but also saves you money, so thank you for using it. There is no charge to you.
Get your hosting and your domain at Hostgator. And once you’re ready, move on to step #2! We are getting closer to learning how to build your online store or learning how to create your ecommerce website with wordpress for free!
Step 2: Install WordPress
Now what I want you to do is go to your email or click on the link to go to your cpanel so we can install wordpress.
Once we’re in the cpanel, what I want you to do is find the install button to install wordpress.
WordPress is the content management system we are going to use to build our online store. It will do everything we need 🙂
The steps are pretty clear for installing wordpress.
- Type in your domain (select it)
- Leave the database/root empty
- Type in your name, email and a blog name (you can change this later so it doesn’t matter what you type in for the name of your ecommerce website)
- Click install
And you’re done!
Now go check out the site and tell me if you see something! Because you should! Now we have a website that we are going to make into an online store with wordpress!
Step 3: Install WordPress Theme
We are going to be using a theme to build our website. If you don’t know what a time is, it is a template that has colors, settings, layout options and widgets to really help you build whatever you want.
For this tutorial on learning how to create an ecommerce website with wordpress for beginners for free 2019, we are using the themify shoppe theme.
You can download the theme zip file for free here. See link below for zip file for everything else!! Or go go to step 6 and download the zip file there.
Just know that you will need to upgrade to the premium option if you want to continue to update the theme which I do recommend.
But upgrade after you build your website and you know you want to run an ecommerce website or online store. I don’t want you to waste your money. But upgrading gives you all the features and free upgrades you want.
- Once you download the theme
- Go to your wordpress website
- Hover over appearance
- Click on themes
- Then click on Add
- Then upload the theme
- And activate it
Now we have our wordpress theme that we will use for our ecommerce website. Perfect!
Now let’s start working toward creating our ecommerce website with wordpress.
Step 4: Install Plugins
To add plugins for the online store that we are making, we can go to our wordpress dashboard and hover over plugins and click on add new
Here is a list of the plugins you should have installed –
- The recommended plugins from installing the Themify Shoppe theme
- Builder Woocommerce
- Contact Form 7
- Really Simple SSL
- Themify Woocommerce Product Filter
We will go through the woocommerce settings in more detail later 🙂
Step 5: WordPress Settings
To customize our wordpress settings, I want you to make two pages for the ecommerce website first.
- Hover over pages and click on add new
- Title your first page Home
- Click publish (twice)
- Now create a second page and name it Blog
- Once both pages are published…on the wordpress dashboard hover over settings
- Click on General
- In the general settings you can change the site title, tagline and add www. to your WordPress and site address. Do not change anything else!
- Click Save
- Now go to your reading settings
- Select A static page option
- Set the homepage and blogpage
- Click save
- Now go to your permalink and select the post name option
- Click save
Now we are done with this step learning how to set up our ecommerce website with wordpress. Let’s move on to the next step!
Step 6: Demo Content
If you need demo content, just click on this link right here for the zip file, or you should have this folder already if you downloaded the zip file for the theme.
- Hover over Media in your wordpress dashboard
- Click on add new
- Now click on upload
- Click select file
- And upload your demo content
You can also upload images as we go through making our pages and posts and products, so you don’t need to upload everything right now.
You also do not need to use the demo content if you have your own images! 🙂
Step 7: Themify Settings
For the themify settings, these are the settings for our entire wordpress website.
To go to the themify settings just hover over themify and click on Themify Settings
- Here you can add a favicon if you want
- And change the google fonts
Default Archive Post Layout – I leave the default settings
Default Single Post Layout – I leave the default settings
Default Page Layout
- Change to no side bar
- Hide page titles
- Disable page comments
Theme Appearance – Choose header design (left) and footer design (left logo)
Before footer text
Hide second footer text
Social Links – add your handles – we will have to go to the widgets and add the themify social links later to make them show up
That’s about it for the themify settings. Maybe we’ll come back here later and make some changes…you never know 🙂
Step 8: Create Homepage
Now we are going to go back and customize the homepage for the online store or what I like to call the ecommerce website with wordpress that we are learning how to make.
To go back to your homepage, hover over pages on your wordpress dashboard and click all pages
Now find your ecommerce homepage and click edit
Now you should be back on the homepage edit page and we will go to the themify builder to build out our online store homepage.
First we can do some stuff in the page settings
- Go to the page options at the bottom of the page
- Content width – full width
- Click update
Then go turn on the front end themify builder for the ecommerce website we are learning how to make for beginners
The rest is coming. It will be updated but the video tutorial should show you everything you need!
Step 9: Woocommerce Settings
Step 10: Create Shop Page
Step 11: Create Simple Products
Step 12: Create Variable Products
Step 13: Create Virtual Products
Step 14: Create Category Pages
Step 15: Create About Page
Step 16: Customize Blog Page
Step 17: Customize Sidebar
Step 18: Create Contact Page
Step 19: Header / Footer Menu
Learn how to create an ecommerce website with wordpress for beginners. The online store we will learn how to build will be fully functional and beautiful. It will use woocommerce and help you make a beautiful ecommerce website with wordpress.
This tutorial is for beginners and advance users. It is a step by step tutorial created in 2019 to show everyone how to create an ecommerce website using wordpress step by step.
We will be using the nike online store website as a template to create our ecommerce website step by step for beginners. If you need any help or want to build an online store this is the website tutorial for you to learn ecommerce.
We cover everything from registering your domain for your online store to getting hosting to install wordpress to create your ecommerce website. If you want to learn how to build an online shop, this tutorial will show you.
We will create pages for our ecommerce website, we will show you how to install wordpress plugins and we will provide demo images that you can use to create and build and make an online store or create an ecommerce website with wordpress.
Make sure to check out the text tutorial on how to create and ecommerce website for free (using themify). We will be using a premium theme but we can provide it to you for free so you can build your online store website.
If you need any help customizing or building your online store, please leave a comment on this tutorial showing you how to create an ecommerce website with wordpress 2019 for beginners step by step and we will get back to you as soon as we can.