Building an eCommerce Site

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we’ll learn How to Build an eCommerce Website Using WooCommerce.

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Lesson Transcription

Welcome! I’m Leighton, your webmaster. Today, we’re going to build an eCommerce website! These are websites that sell products and services online. You’ll typically see a cart and checkout page, usually with the ability to securely take credit cards over the Internet. Have you ever visited one of those websites? Have you bought something online? If so, you’ve contributed to a more than 1 trillion dollar business.. We all know how big of a deal eCommerce is, and the trend is not going away. So how do you embrace this market and effectively serve it to your clients? Can that be done with WordPress?  Yeah! Of course WordPress can handle that!

Now, the core WordPress software is not designed for eCommerce. You need an eCommerce-friendly theme and plugin. In our case, Divi supports eCommerce through the WooCommerce plugin. Let’s learn about WooCommerce.

Demonstrate WooCommerce is the #1 free eCommerce system built on WordPress… Click through homepage and briefly show the extensions. Let’s Install WooCommerce on our Website. Go through the setup process and add some products. Look at each tab of Settings (Shipping, Payments, etc).

RECAP: What have we learned?

  • eCommerce is possible with WordPress thanks to the Divi Theme and the WooCommerce Plugin.
  • WooCommerce is WordPress’ #1 most popular eCommerce system.
  • WooCommerce allows you to securely sell products and manage orders.

I’m Leighton, and now you know… how to build an eCommerce site!


Lesson Homework

Review the website. Install WooCommerce on your own website and start playing around with it.