If you own a business and are now looking to expand into the online markets, the best way to do so is to set up your own ecommerce website. Such websites are ones that are designed using ecommerce templates.
- Buying and setting up your own website from scratch is sometimes expensive and difficult to manage. So many people resort to using WordPress. It offers simplified website construction tools which anyone, even people with no technical expertise, can use with ease. It also offers many website themes you can pick from. You can cut the costs of unnecessary fees to other online business platforms. It helps you take complete control over your business transactions. In addition to the commerce portion of your business, WordPress will also give you other services, such as blogging.
- A website that belongs to a business needs to be designed using the right template. There are many themes for ecommerce website that you can use, but the most efficient way to go is to install the theme that WooCommerce offers. They developed it especially for WordPress sites. It can be installed by following a few simple steps.
- On your WordPress Dashboard, you will see a tab labeled ‘Plugins’. Clicking on it will lead you to another option called ‘Add New’. When you click on that, you will be presented with a search box. Look up the term ‘e-commerce’ in the search bar. A WordPress ecommerce plugin will show up. Now, click on ‘Actions’, and then ‘Install’. This is all you have to do, and the rest of the work will be done automatically at the backend.
- Sometimes you may not have the automated Plugin Installer available. To install ecommerce templates, in this case, you will have to carry out the process manually. In case of the WooCommerce plugin, you need to first go to the website, Getshopped.org. From here, download the most recent version of the plugin ‘wp-e-commerce’. Once the file is downloaded, click on the compressed folder and extract its contents. Login to the FTP/SFTP program’s server and upload the whole plugin from your computer system onto the server’s directory called ‘wp-content/plugins’. Now when you log in to your WordPress Dashboard, you will be able to see this plugin under the ‘Plugins’ tab. Once you click ‘Activate’, the plugin will apply the e-commerce template onto your WordPress website.
After completing these steps, you will end up with a ready-to-use business website with an efficient ecommerce template. It will be easy for you to manage and for your customers to navigate through. Enjoy!