In this video, we’ll go through the steps of how to make an online store for 2018. Follow along step-by-step: https://ohklyn.com/how-to-make-an-online-store-2018/
This WordPress eCommerce tutorial is really well suited to those who want to create an online store with a smaller product range, or for products with fewer variations.
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If you sell a specific product line, digital products, courses, link to affiliates, and see blogging or content marketing as a big part of your eCommerce strategy. Then this tutorial is for you.
If that’s not you, then check out our ‘How to Create an eCommerce website’ tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxSHZY6-qRk
In the above tutorial, we go through the process step-by-step of setting up a more ASOS styled website, which has a lot more filtering options, and is great for a fashion store, or other product types that have a number of attributes and variations (like size, color, brand, etc).
Other recommended videos:
How to create an eCommerce website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxSHZY6-qRk
What we cover in this video tutorial:
0:00 | Introduction
8:30 | Preparation
13:12 | Register domain, setup hosting, & install WordPress
13:56 | - Bluehost shared hosting option
20:07 | - WP Engine managed hosting option
23:00 | Explore demo + eCommerce fundamentals
31:06 | WordPress overview for beginners
| - For a comprehensive intro to WordPress, see our 'How to use WordPress' video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbcT0qTxt6Y
| In the video mentioned above, we'll cover:
| Managing users on your WordPress website
| How to create and manage posts in WordPress
| How to create and manage pages in WordPress
| How to add media (images, pdfs, etc) in WordPress
| Introduction to menus in WordPress (detailed overview later)
| Introduction to widgets in WordPress (detailed overview later)
34:28 | Choosing and uploading your WordPress theme
40:12 | Install the required plugins tutorial (getting started with WooCommerc)
50:03 | WooCommerce tutorial (seeWooCommerce links below for additional videos / documentation)
1:22:08 | Customizing your eCommerce website
1:22:30 | - Uploading the theme demo content
1:25:00 | - Uploading custom homepage layouts via the Divi Builder, uploading the required CSS, and creating your homepage (see Divi discount above)
1:32:16 | - Creating your blog page, and the setting the homepage and blog page for your online store.
1:34:48 | - Creating and managing menus for your online store
1:40:10 | - Editing the Theme customization settings for your online store
1:47:24 | -- Updating the widgets for your website
1:53:38 | - Updating the newsletter signup / integrating MailChimp into your website / sidebar (find the required CSS code on the Lurn Digital posts - link below)
1:59:04 | - Editing / updating WooCommerce shortcodes (see WooCommerce links below for more videos / documentation)
2:01:15 | - Creating and managing contact forms on your website
Follow along with step by step instructions here:
WooCommerce - useful links:
WooCommerce guided tour videos: https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/woocommerce-guided-tour-videos/
WooCommerce shortcodes documentation: https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/woocommerce-shortcodes/
WooCommerce widgets documentation: https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/woocommerce-widgets/
WooCommerce payment gateway options: https://woocommerce.com/product-category/woocommerce-extensions/payment-gateways/
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