How to Use WooCommerce Plugin 2018 | Complete WordPress Woocommerce Tutorial

What's up, everyone? It's Jameson from NYC Tech Club Today, I'm going to show you how to use the WooCommerce plugin for WordPress

So if you have an e-commerce website or you want to build one with the WooCommerce plug-in, keep watching this video because I'm going to show you how to use WooCommerce step-by-step If you want to build this exact website, I will have a link in the video description to our video tutorial on How to Create this E-commerce Website Step-by-step But for this video, we're gonna focus on WooCommerce So I'm gonna show you how to set up your e-commerce website with the WooCommerce settings So we'll go through all these different tabs, including setting up your tax rates, your shipping options and integrating any type of payment option that you want

You can see all the different types of payment options over here So I'll show you how to integrate these into your e-commerce website, and I'll also show you how to complete your orders or how to cancel and refund your customers over here We're gonna learn how to create a bunch of different types of products in this video tutorial, including a simple product that looks just like this and also a variable product with as many different variables as you want We can also group products So I'll show you how to do this where you can create a set of products and then your customers can add whatever they want

We can also learn how to create affiliate products just like this that will link you right to the Amazon website So I'll show you how to create these, in addition to virtual products and downloadable products So if you want to learn how to use the WooCommerce plugin for WordPress, keep watching this video because I'm gonna show you how step-by-step So if you're ready, I'm ready Let's get started

The first thing that you have to do is log in to your WordPress dashboard, and you can see that we're on the Dashboard right here We want to go and install the WooCommerce plugin if you don't have it already So what you want to do is just hover over Plugins and click on "Add New" Once you're on the Add Plugins page, all you're gonna do is come to the search box right here and type in "WooCommerce" You should get your search results right here, and it should show up right here

So it should be WooCommerce by Automattic If you need to, go ahead and click on the "Install" button and then the "Activate" button You can see that I've already installed and activated this plug-in So once you're ready, go ahead and push "Play" And then we're gonna go through the WooCommerce settings

So I'm gonna go back to the WordPress dashboard as I wait for you to install the plug-in Once the WooCommerce plugin is installed, you should see this little pop up at the top of your WordPress dashboard that says, "Welcome to WooCommerce" and you can click on this button to run the setup wizard That's what we're gonna do next But if you don't see this, what you can do once you install the WooCommerce plug-in is just hover over WooCommerce and then click on "Settings" Once you're on the Settings page right here, if you want to run the Setup Wizard and you don't see this little pop-up, just click on this "Help" button on the upper right and you'll expand this section right here and then you can click on "Setup Wizard" right here

So there are two different ways that you can go to the Setup Wizard, and since we just installed the plug-in, we're gonna click on this button right here that says, "Run The Setup Wizard" Once you're on the Setup page, what you're gonna see are a bunch of different tabs here and we're just gonna go through these to setup our e-commerce website with the WooCommerce plugin So if you've already done this, you can always just skip this section but I want to walk everyone through this So first, you should be on the Store Setup page and this is where you can choose the location of your e-commerce store and then type in your address right here And then you can choose the currency that you want to have your e-commerce website in right here, and then you can select if you want to sell physical or digital products or both

Once you're ready, all you have to do is click on the "Let's go!" button Now, you should be on the Payments tab and you can see that you can enable Stripe and PayPal for your e-commerce website right here All you have to do is just make sure that you turn these on For my e-commerce website, I just use PayPal so that's the only one that I turn on But if you want to use some additional payment methods other than stripe and PayPal ,you can click on this link right here and it's gonna open up this page right here with all these plugins two different payment methods

What you can do is just download these and install them into your e-commerce website and then you can accept payments with all of these other options So I'll remind you about this page in just a little bit because we can go to this page in our WooCommerce settings, but right now, I just want to go through the Setup Wizard So don't worry about this page right now We'll come back to this in just a little bit So right now let's just stay on this page

Again, if you want to enable these, go ahead and do that Type in your PayPal email address if you want right here and check this box And then scroll down if you want to accept offline payments All you have to do is click and expand this, and you can see that you do have these options over here But since we're making an e-commerce website, I'm just gonna have some electronic payments

So I'm not gonna accept offline payments So once you're ready, let's just click on the "Continue" button Now, you should be on the Shippings page So what you can do is select the "weight unit" and the "dimension unit" in these dropdowns right here This is gonna be used to calculate your shipping rates if you're using the live rates option which I'm gonna talk about in just a little bit

So you do want to make sure that you choose the weight and dimension units that you use in whatever country that you sell your products in And then once you're ready, just click on the "Continue" button again Now, you should be on the Recommended tab and you can see right here that both of these are enabled right now I want to disable the MailChimp option but I want to leave the Automated Taxes enabled So what that's gonna do is let WooCommerce calculate the taxes for me whenever a customer checks out

So instead of putting in all the different tax rates for all the different states and everything, I'm just gonna leave it up to WooCommerce to do that for me and that just makes my life a lot easier So that's what I'm gonna recommend to you So once you're ready, we can just click on the "Continue" button Now, all we have to do is connect our e-commerce website to the Jetpack in order to get the WooCommerce services So if you see this screen right here, then all you have to do is click on the button that says, "Continue with WooCommerce services

" If you get a login page right here, what you want to do is make sure that you have an account with woocommercecom and then log in and then connect your e-commerce website to the Jetpack that way So again, if you do see this, then let's just click on this button right here that says, "Continue with WooCommerce Services" Now, we have just gone through the setup wizard So if you want, you can type in your email address and subscribe to some tips if you want

Down here, you can see that you can start creating products but we're gonna do this in just a little bit There's one more thing that I want to do and that's just to go through the WooCommerce settings on the dashboard before we start creating products You can see over here, if you want to import some products and if you have a CSV file, you can actually upload all of those products right here, but we're gonna start from scratch with the WooCommerce tutorial and just create a bunch of different types of products and show you how to use this plugin So we're not going to do this If you want to go back to your WordPress dashboard, you can do that right here or if you want to go to your Theme settings, you can click on this button right here but what we want to do is go to our WooCommerce settings

So if you see this button right here that says, "Review Settings," let's click on that Now, you should be on the WooCommerce Settings page If you don't know how to get to this page, all you have to do is hover over WooCommerce and then click on "Settings" right here and that's gonna bring you to this page right here You should see a bunch of different tabs right here, and we're gonna go through each of these because the Setup Wizard goes through most of them but it doesn't go through everything in detail What I want to do is give you all the tools and resources you need to really set up your e-commerce website

So right now, we should be on the General tab and you should see the Store Address area right here So if you ever want to update your address, you can do that right here And then down here, you can select the Selling locations and the Shipping locations and you can enable the tax rates which is what we did for the automated taxes If you want to enable coupons, you can do that right here You can see on the left hand side, there is a Coupons tab right here

So you can create some coupons with different discounts and stuff like that So I'll go through that in just a little bit And then down here at the bottom are the currency options So if you didn't select the right currency a little earlier, you can always update that here and then you can add separator lines and the number of decimals and everything like that for whatever currency you have So if you do make any changes, what you want to do is click on the "Save Changes" button down here, okay? So we're not gonna make any changes here but I wanted to point out everything in the General tab so you know how to setup your e-commerce website

So once you're ready, what I want to do is go to the Products tab So click on that Once you're on the Products tab, you should see this section right here where it says, "Shop page" What you want to do is make sure that you select the "Shop page" for your online store If you don't have a page called "Shop" already, what you want to do is hover over Pages and click on "Add New" and then title the page "Shop" and just "Publish" it

And then come back here and go into this dropdown In your list of pages, select the Shop page You want to make sure that you do that because that's the page for your online store And then down here in the Measurements section, you can see that we have the units So we already selected these in our Setup Wizard, but you can always go in here and change these

Then down at the bottom, you can enable Reviews and Product ratings We just leave these as checked because I want to enable these But if you want to disable them, you can do that on your own If you do make any changes to this section, make sure that you click on the "Save Changes" button, okay? At the top over here, you can see that we have some additional links to Inventory and Downloadable products So if I click on the Inventory link, it's gonna bring me to this page right here

What you can do here is Enable or Disable the Stock Management option So if you create a product and say, you have 10 items, when you're down to the last two or you're out of them, it can say that it's out of stock or that it's low in the number of items left to be purchased So if you want, you can enable this or just uncheck this if you want to disable it This whole section with out of stock or low threshold, it only shows up when you create a product and you actually put in the number of items that you have in stock So I'll show you how to do that when we create products, but again this is where you can go and enable and disable the stock management options and how long you want to hold an item for if someone wants to go and purchase it, okay? So the last link right here is the downloadable products

If you click on this, it's gonna open up this page right here All you really have to do here is select how you want someone to download whatever downloadable products that you're selling So we're gonna leave this as the default as "Force downloads" but if you change anything here, just make sure that you click on "Save Changes," okay? So that's pretty much all there is to the Products tab So I'm gonna close out of this stuff We should be back on the main page right here

Now, what we're gonna do is just go to the Tax tab Once you're on the Tax tab, there's really not much that we have to do here because we enabled the automated taxes in our WooCommerce setup So if you have that enabled, then all you have to do is just come down here and choose your Display options I like to leave everything as the default so I show the price excluding the tax price until we get to the Checkout page So if you do make any changes here, make sure that you click on the "Save Changes

" button Otherwise, let's go and select our shipping rates by clicking on the "Shipping" tab Once you're on the Shipping tab, you should see a few different links up here We're gonna go through these in just a little bit, but first, let's talk about the Shipping zones So you should see two shipping zones by default

So the first is going to be where your e-commerce website is located I'm located in the United States so that's why I have the US right here, and then we have a default shipping zone called "Locations not covered by your other zones" So right now, we only have the United States and then if someone buys something not in the United States, then they're going to be covered by this shipping method down here What you can do is add as many different shipping zones as you want, and then select the shipping method that you want for each of these zones Again, by default if you don't have a zone created, it's going to go to this bottom one down here

So what I want to do is just show you how you can edit these zones and then select the shipping method that you want to use So I'm gonna hover over the United States and click on "Edit" right here Once you're on the Edit Shipping Zones page, if you want you can change the name of the shipping zone right here And then if you want to add some additional regions to this shipping zone, you can do that right here So you can see that we have the United States right here

If you want to add something like Europe, we can just go in here and type in "Europe" and select that Now, whenever someone orders something from the United States or Europe, they're gonna get whatever shipping method that we select down here, okay? So that's how you add some additional shipping regions I'm gonna delete Europe and just leave this as the United States What I want to do is just come down here to the Shipping methods section and talk about this So by default, you should see the shipping method that you selected in the setup wizard and for most of you, it's probably gonna be the flat rate option

So if you have this one enabled right here, then that means you're using whatever shipping method that you see right here If you want to add a different shipping method, you can just click on this button right here that says, "Add shipping method" and you'll get this pop-up right here If you go into this dropdown, you can select the shipping method that you want to use for this shipping zone So you have the flat rate option, free shipping, local pickup, and USPS USPS is only available if you're in the United States or Canada, I believe because this is the live rates option so WooCommerce will calculate the shipping costs for you through the United States Postal Service

The United States Postal Service is only available in the United States So if you have an ecommerce website in another country, what you want to do is choose one of these methods right here and then if you are in the United States, then your best option might be the USPS option But again, it's really up to you So you can select whatever you want and then just click "Add shipping method" Once you do, you'll see the shipping method show up over here

And then what we can do is just go into these and edit them So I'm gonna show you how to edit the flat rate option with a certain price and then we're gonna go in and just show you how to use the live rates option for everyone in the US also, okay? So first, if you have the flat rate option and that's what you're gonna use for your shipping method, just click on the "Edit" link right here and you'll get this popup What you can do is just type in the cost of your shipping that you want to charge as a flat rate for all of your customers whenever they order something right here

And then all you have to do is you click "Save Changes" Once it's saved, all you want to do is make sure that it's enabled right here If you need to, you can click on the "Save Changes" button right here So that's the flat rate option What I wanted to really quickly is just discuss the live rates option for everyone in the U

S and maybe Canada, but I think it's just the US So if you're not in the United States, you can just skip this section and then move on to this other link that I talked about, shipping options and all that stuff But really quickly if you're using the live rates option, you want to hover over this and click on the "Edit" link right here and you're going to come this page right here

What you want to do is just type in the origin zip code right here of where your business is or where you're shipping from, and then you're going to come down to the rate section and choose what method that you want to send your packages with So I have "Priority Mail" selected and then "Priority Mail International" but you can select whatever you want And then what you want to do is just come down here and put in a Fallback Rate option So if the live rates option doesn't calculate your shipping, you want to have a default flat rate over here So I put in "$15" and you can charge whatever you want or you can charge $0

It's really up to you And then, you can just come down to the bottom and if you need to, you can select whatever you want down here I don't really change anything from the default options, and then just come to the bottom and click "Save Changes" That's gonna set up your live rates option for you, okay? So that's how you set up the live rates for this shipping zone And then we can just go back to our shipping zones link right here by clicking on this

Once you're back on the Shipping Zones page, if you want to add some additional shipping zones, all you have to do is click on "Add Shipping Zone" and then add the regions that you want to put in and then just choose the shipping method that you want What you want to do is make sure that you come down to locations not covered by your other zones, and you want to edit the shipping method that you're gonna select for this section also So we can just go in here really quickly Once you come to this page for locations not covered by your other zones, you can see that I enabled the flat rate option If I go in here, you can see that I put in $15 for the flat rate

If you're in the United States, then I do recommend the USPS option if you want to send out your packages from the United States Postal Service But again, this is only available to people in the United States So if you're not in the United States, you can always just add whatever shipping method that you want right here and then just edit the cost or whatever you want, okay? Just make sure that you click on the "Save Changes" button if you do make any changes So really quickly, what I want to do is just go through the Shipping options and Shipping classes with you So if I click on this link right here, it would open up this page right here

There's really nothing that we have to do here, but I do want to show you this page that you can change your options right here If you do, you want to click on the "Save Changes" button, okay? So one of the things I do want to talk about is the Shipping classes So if you click on this, it's going to open up this page right here What you can do here is create some Shipping classes for your products So if you want to group some of your products as free shipping or you want to charge extra if a package is really large, you can create a shipping class over here and then we can put in the price and all that stuff

And then when we go and create our products, and this is a Product page, and I'll show you how to create a product a little bit later but I want to come down to this section You'll see that there is a Shipping tab when you create your product Down here is the Shipping class option If you create a shipping class, and let's pretend that this is an extra-large package, we can go in here and just select bulky And then if we update this, then whenever someone buys this product, they're gonna be charged an extra amount because this is an extra large package, okay? So if you want to create shipping classes, what you want to do is just come to this page right here

I'll create one with you and then I'll show you how it works So all we have to do to create a shipping class is click on "Add shipping class" and then we can just type in the name right here So we can type in "Bulky" or "Extra-large" and then for the slug, we'll type in the same thing And then the description might be over 40 lbs And then all you have to do is just click "Enter

" You should see the shipping class get added right here and if you ever want to remove this, you can just click on the "Remove" button or you can edit it by clicking on this button right here So after you add the shipping classes that you want for your shipping methods, what you want to do is go back to the shipping zones page so that you can set the rate that you want to charge for these different classes So what I'm gonna do after I add my bulky shipping class right here is I'm gonna click on "Shipping zones" We should come back to this page right here What I want to do is just go in and edit both of these different zones with the bulky option

So I'm going to click on "Edit" right here Now, you should be on this page right here And you can see that we have the "flat rate" enabled So we want to go in here and click on "Edit," and we should get this pop-up Before, we only saw this section right here

But now that we created a shipping class called "Bulky," we should see this additional section right here What we want to do is put in the price for whenever someone buys a bulky shipping class product, and then we can also put in a price for when no shipping class is selected So let me just show you on the product page and we're going to go through making products a little bit later, but this is the page on creating products What I want to do is just come down here to the product data section There's a tab called "Shipping," and down here you can see it says, "Shipping class

" In this drop-down right here, there are a few different options There's no shipping class and then there should be the new class that you just created So if I select "Bulky" right here, whenever someone buys this product they're gonna be charged the bulky shipping class cost So what we want to do is put in the price that we're gonna charge for the bulky shipping rate and then also, whenever we select "no shipping class" So let's go back to our Settings page and down here is where we want to put in the price that we want to charge for a bulky shipping class

So I'm gonna type in $25 If you want, you can always hover over this question mark and you can see how to create an equation on your shipping class cost And then what you can do is come down here and put in a price for whenever no shipping class is selected You only need to do this if you create additional shipping class like the bulky one If you don't have this section, then just leave whatever you have up here

But I do want to note that in addition to whatever you're charging down here, if you have a cost up here, then this is gonna be added on to the cost down here So if you do have shipping class, the best thing to do is actually delete this so that you're only charging for this shipping class or whenever no shipping class is selected, you're charging this rate, instead of adding an additional cost up here, okay? You also have the option down here of selecting how you want to charge for these items I'm just going to leave this as the default but you can go in here and see what these things are all about So once you're ready, just click on "Save Changes" That's all you have to do to set your shipping rates for your different shipping classes

One thing I might have mentioned a little earlier but I want to mention again is if you're using the live rates option, you have to put in the dimensions of your product and the weight amount so that the USPS can calculate the shipping cost So if this one is enabled for you if you're in the US or maybe Canada, on the Product page a little bit later when you create your products, you're gonna have to put in the weight and the dimensions of all your products in order to get the live rates option to work, okay? So I'll remind you of this when we create products but I just want to make a mention of that right now so that you're aware of it Now, what we can do if you need to, you can click on the "Save Changes" button right here We don't need to do that since it looks like it's already been saved So the last thing to do is just look at this link right here where it says, "WooCommerce Settings" or "Services

" So if I click on this link, it'll bring me to this page right here This is just where you can go to create some shipping labels and all that stuff So we're not gonna do anything here but you should be aware of this page, okay? So once you're ready, let's go and set up our payment options Once you're on the payments tab, what we're gonna do is integrate PayPal with our e-commerce website, but don't forget that you can always click on the extensions link down here You'll go to the WooCommerce website and if you click on the payments tab, you have all these other options for payment options that you can integrate into your e-commerce website, okay? So what we're going to do is just set up our PayPal account

So there should be two PayPal options here: the Express Checkout and then the PayPal option which allows people to log into their PayPal account So we want to enable both of these Do go ahead and click on this so that it turns purple and then click on the "Save Changes" button right here Once everything is saved, what we can do is go and manage both of these to set them up So let's click on the first "Manage" button right here

Once you're on the PayPal page, just make sure that this box is selected and then you have your email address for your PayPal account right here And then come down here and you can always update the receiver email address So if you want to put in another email address, you can do that right here If you don't know what this stuff is, you can always hover over these question marks and you'll get this little pop-up right here that explains what this section is for We're gonna leave this as is and all I really want to do is come down here to the API credentials, and I want to put in a username password and signature so that I can process refunds via PayPal

So if you want to be able to do that, what you can do is click on this link to get directions on how to get your API credentials or you can just keep watching this video because I'm gonna walk you through it So what you want to do is go to your PayPal account and I have a tab open right here I'm on my profile page Once you log in, what you can do to come to this page is just click on the "Profile" button up here and then click on "Profile and settings" and you'll come to this page right here What you want to do is click on this button that says, "My selling tools

" So once you're on this page, just click on this, and you're going to come to this page right here Just come down to where it says, "API access," and what you want to do is click on the link right here So it might say, "Manage" or "Update" Once you're on the API Credentials page, all you're gonna do is come down to the bottom and you're going to request an API credential So if you have this link or something similar, go ahead and click on that

Once you're on the API signature page, what you're gonna do is come over here and generate a username, password and signature and all you have to do is click on the show links right here and then copy that information back into your WooCommerce settings into these different sections right here And then once you're ready, click on the "Save Changes" button I'm not gonna do this with you because all of these API username passwords and signatures are unique So I have to keep them secure but I will paste them in And then once you're ready, go ahead and click on "Save Changes

" Once everything is saved, let's go back to the Payments tab And once you're back on the main page right here, we're gonna do the same thing with the PayPal Express Checkout So we can click on the "Manage" button right here And once you're on this page right here, just make sure that you have this box selected and then you have your PayPal email address right here If you want to change your website name for your Checkout page, you can do that right here

You also have the option of doing that on the other page, I believe And then if you do make any changes, just come down to the bottom and click on the "Save Changes" button, okay? So we're not going to make any changes here So I'm just going to come back up to the top Pretty much, unless you're going to integrate any other payment options, we are good to go So what I want to do is just move on to the next tab called, "Accounts & Privacy

" Once you come to this tab right here we're not gonna make any changes to the default settings but if you want to change the options for Guest checkout and Account creation, you can check whatever options that you want right here All I really want to do on this tab is come down to the Privacy policy section and right here where it says, "Privacy page," I want you to make sure that you select the Privacy Policy page that you create, because privacy policy is pretty important nowadays So if you don't have a page creator already, what you can do is come down and hover over settings on the left hand side and you should see this pop up and you should see this link right here that says privacy If you click on that, you're gonna open up this page right here and this is a WordPress Privacy Policy page And what you can do is "Create a New Pag"e and create your Privacy Policy page that way or what you can do is use a default WordPress Privacy Policy page that's created for you

And what you can do is edit it or you can view it After you edit the Privacy Policy page or create a new one, then all you have to do is click on this link right here that says, "Use This Page" and then you can go back to your settings, and in this dropdown right here, you should see the privacy policy page that you can select And once you do that, just come down to the bottom and make sure that you click on "Save Changes, okay? So that's just a suggestion to you to make sure that you create a Privacy Policy page And once you're ready, let's go to the "Emails" tab And once you come to this page, this is where you can go to update your email address for whenever you get a new order, a cancelled order or a failed order

And for all of these other options, you're gonna send an email to your customer So if you want, you can update this and then what you can do is come down to where it says, "Email sender options" By default, right here where it says, "From," it's gonna say, "My Blog" And you probably want to change this to your e-commerce business name So I'm just going to change this to Studio Designs and then what you want to do is just come down here and click "Save Changes

" Once your settings are saved, we can just go to the "Advanced" tab Once you come to this page, WooCommerce should already set up a Cart page, Checkout and My Account page, and they should be selected right here for you If not, we can go over the stuff at the end of this video tutorial just to make sure that we have everything The one page that we don't have is the Terms and Conditions page So we can actually go and create that right now and just select that page, and then we can go and edit that page a little bit later

So let's go and do that Let's hover over pages and click on "Add New" Once you're on the Add New page, all we're gonna do right now is just create a Terms and Conditions page So I'll just paste in the title right here And then once you're ready, all we have to do is click on the "Publish" button

And once the page is published, let's go back to our WooCommerce settings and set that page So we'll just click on settings And once you're back here, let's click on the "Advanced" tab Now, all I'm going to do is come down to Terms and Conditions and go into this drop-down and select the page that I just created, and then we can come down to the bottom and click on "Save Changes" Once the settings are saved, we are good to go and we are done with our WooCommerce settings so we can move on to the next step

And now what we're gonna do is learn how to create different types of products with our WooCommerce plugin So what we want to do is go to the Product page So on the left hand side, we can hover over Products and click on "Add New" Once you're on the Add New Product page, this is where you're gonna go to create all of your different products with the WooCommerce plugin So the first type of product that I want to show you how to make is called a simple product, and that's what you see right here

So a simple product doesn't have any options, such as variable sizes or colors There's only one option And this is a simple product so you can add as many of them as you want to your shopping cart So let me show you how to create this on your e-commerce website with the WooCommerce plugin The first thing that you want to do is type in a product name right here

So we can just type in "Red Dress" And then what we want to do is come down here and this is where you can add your long description So depending on the theme that you have, you'll probably have the short description right over here, and then you should have another section with the long description down here So you can see that both of my descriptions are the same, but this section allows for a longer description and then at the top over here, we have the short description So let me show you how to add both of those

So right here is where you put in your long description, and I'm just gonna copy and paste the text from the product demo site And then once you're ready, come down to the Product data section And this is where you go into this dropdown to select the product type that you're making So right now, we're creating a simple product So let's just select that

This is a physical product so we're not gonna check the box for a virtual product or a downloadable product, but I'll show you how to create that after we're done creating this one So you should be on the General tab right here What you want to do is just put in the price of the product right here So I'm just gonna type in $4995, and if you want to put this product on sale, you can type in a sale price right here or what you can do is click on this link right here that says, "Schedule" and you'll get this little pop-up

You can put the dates that you want the product to go on sale, and then your e-commerce website will just update automatically, okay? So that is an option for you And then once you're ready, we can go to the Inventory tab And this is where you can type in an SKU number if you want, and then if you want to manage your stock, just check this box right here and you'll get this pop-up and then you can put in the quantity of this item right here And then your website will calculate as you sell this item on how many you have left, okay? So I'm gonna leave this unchecked Let's go to the Shipping tab once you're ready

For shipping, remember if you're using the live rates option, you have to put in the weight and the dimensions in order for the USPS to calculate the live rates for you And then if you have a shipping class, you want to go in here and select it if you need to We're gonna leave this stuff untouched or as the default, so I'm not gonna do anything here And then we can go down to the Linked Products tab We're not gonna cover upsells or cross-sells right here, but if you want to add some additional items to recommend to someone that's buying this one, you can just go in here and type in the name of the products and then just select the ones that you want to upsell

Same with the cross-sell, if you want to recommend some additional products in your shopping cart, you can type in the products right here If you need to know what upsell and cross-sell means, you can always hover over these question marks and you'll get this little pop-up with these definitions right here, okay? So we're not going to go through the attributes because this is for variable products, and then if you want to come down to the Advanced tab, you can just enable reviews right here if you want So I'm gonna leave that checked And then what you want to do is just come down to the short product description area and just type in the short description So again, I'm just gonna paste in the same text that I have for the long description

And then once you're ready, we can add our images for this product So right here where it says, "Product Image," we can just click on "Set product image" and you should get this pop-up right here And if you want to upload your own product images, just click on "Upload files" and then click on "Select files" and find the images that you want to use I'm gonna use some images in my media library so I'll come down here and just select this one, and then click on "Set product image" And you should see the image show up right here and then if you want to add some alternative images, just come down to the Product Gallery and then click on Add Product Gallery images

And again, you'll see this pop-up right here and then you can add as many different images as you want So I'm just going to add one additional image So I'll click on that and click "Add to gallery" The image should show up right here And then what you can do is add some product tags and the product categories

This stuff is going to help with the related products that show up on your Product pages For this demo or this ecommerce tutorial, I'm gonna leave this stuff blank, but again you can add this stuff on your own If you have a Featured Product Section for your Homepage or the Shop page, what you can do is come to this section right here where it says, "Catalog visibility" and if you click "Edit" right here, you can check this box that says, "This is a featured image" and then it'll show up on the featured image section if you have that for your e-commerce website So all you have to do is click "OK" right here And then all you have to do is just click on the "Publish" button

Once the product is published, if you want you can go and check it out And once the Product page loads, again it depends on the theme that you're using but it should look something like this where you have your featured image and then the product title, the price, the short description and then you have your long description, the reviews and category names, and all that stuff Again, remember the related product section populates based on the category names and the product tags that you create for each product, okay? So again, this is a simple product and if that's all you're creating for your e-commerce website, then you're good to go But now what I want to do is show you how to create a variable product with the WooCommerce plugin So this is a variable product page and you can see that the difference is right here we have a single variable called "size

" So I'm gonna show you how to add a variable to your products that you create with the WooCommerce plugin So back on your WordPress website, if you want to create a variable product, hover over the new link right here and click on the "Product" link And once you're back on the Add New Product page, to save some time, I already typed in the product title, the long description and then at the bottom over here, I put in the short description and added the images already Since this stuff is pretty easy, so I'll do that for each of these products that we create together now going forward in this video And really, all we have to focus on is the product data section for the different types of products that we want to create

So right now, what we want to do is create a variable product So we'll just come in here and select "Variable product" you can see that the General tab updates So now the price and the sale price disappear because what we have to do is create some variables and then we can put in the price So if you want, you can go through these tabs, the inventory tab is the same

So if you want to type in the SKU number and manage your stock You can do that And then for the Shipping tab, if you want to put in the weight and the dimensions, which you have to do if you use the live rates option, you can do that right here or you can select your shipping class if you want to do that And then again, for the linked products, you can add the upsell products or the cross-sell products right here What you have to do for a variable product, if you want to skip all that stuff, is you want to come to the Attributes tab

And what you want to do here is just make sure that you have the "Custom product attributes" selected right here and then click on this "Add" button right here You should see this section pop-up, and what you want to do is type in the name of the variable right here So we're gonna create a size variable So I'll just type in size right there And then right here is where you're gonna type in the values

So we'll type in "small, medium, and large" We want to separate this stuff with this line right here, instead of a comma So if we come in here, we type in "Small" and then create that line So it's gonna be Shift and the slash button to make this line right here And then we'll type in "Medium" and then create the line again for a separator and just type in "Large

" So once you have whatever values that you want for your variable, you want to check this box right here that says, "Used for variations" and then click on "Save attributes" Once that's saved, now if you wanted to, you can create additional variables and we'll do that for a second variable product Right now, we're just gonna have a single variable So if you're ready, come to the variations tab Once you come to this tab, you'll see in this dropdown that there are a bunch of different options, but all we have to do is just make sure that we have this selected where it says, "Add variation" and then click on "Go" right here

Now, you should see this section right here with your variable and all we have to do is just click and expand this, and then we can type in our price and the sale price right here So again, I'll just type in a random price right here For this one, I'll type in a sale price just for fun If you want, you can always check these boxes if you want to create a downloadable or virtual product or manage the stock We're not going to do that

So pretty much, that's all we have to do for this section So once you're ready, just click on the "Save Changes" button Once that's saved, if you want you can just go and collapse this And now, we can go to the Advanced tab Again, this is where you can enable your reviews

And then all you have to do is just put in your product image and the additional images right here, and then add your product tags if you want, and also the product categories if you want to sort this product by different category names And again, this stuff helps with the related products And then up here, if you have a Featured Product section, and all you have to do is check this box right here to make this a featured product and then it'll show up in your Featured Product section We're gonna leave that unchecked for this one And then the last thing that you have to do is just click on the "Publish" button

Once the product is published, if you want to go and check it out, click on "View product" Once the Product page loads, now you should see a variable for your product right over here, and you can select whatever size that you want So if this is what you see, then we are good to go Now what I want to do is show you how to create a more complex variable product where you can have a range of different prices based on your variables So you can see on this Product page that we have two variables: size and color

And when I select the "Green" color right here, you can see that the price of this product is $7995 If I change this to the blue color, you can see that the price changes to $10995 So if you want to learn how to create a variable product with different price points based on the variable options, let's go back to the WordPress website

Let's hover over New and click on "Product" Once you're back on the Add New Product page, you can see that I already filled out a lot of this information So we have our product title, our long description, and our short description down here I have some product categories and some tags right here, and then our featured image and an image for our image gallery So again, if you need to you can pause the video and fill out all that information or you can do that later

Really, what I want to do is just show you how to create a variable product by coming to the Product data section Again, remember that you're going to go into this drop-down and select the Variable Product option if that's what you're going to create You can see that the General tab changes and then you can go through these other tabs, such as the Inventory tab and you can manage your stock if you wanted to If you do the live rate shipping, you want to make sure that you go to the shipping tab and put in your weight and your dimensions Otherwise, it doesn't really matter

This is just additional information For linked products, you can read up on this on your own We're also going to cover this section when we go over Grouped Products So if you want, you can just watch when we create those What I want you to do for a variable product is come to the Attributes tab, and we want to add some custom attributes

For this product, we're gonna create a size and a color variable So we're gonna add two product attributes So first, let's click on the "Add" button right here Once we get this section right here, we can just type in our first variable So we'll type in "Size" right here

Remember, for the values, you want to separate this with this line So you want to type or hold down "Shift" and the "line" button in order to get this line to show up So we'll type in "Small" and put in that line, and then type in "Medium" and then "Large" Again, you want to click on this button right here that says, "Used for variations" and click "Save attributes" Once that's saved, now what we want to do is add another product attribute for the color variable

So once you get this section right here, we can just type in "Color" and then come over here to the values, and you can type in whatever colors that you want So we'll type in "Green" and we'll type in "Blue" We'll just use those two and then we'll click "Save attribute" Once everything is saved, now what I want you to do is go to the Variations tab Now you should see this section right here

Again in this dropdown, you have all these different options but we want to leave it as "Add variation" I want to click "Go" right here, and you should see the variation get added right here I want to add another one So I'm gonna click "Go" one more time Now, you should see two variations

What we're gonna do is leave this as any size so your customer can select any size that they want But based on the color, we're gonna change the prices So I want to select "Green" for this first one and then I want to select "Blue" for the second one, and then we're gonna go into each of these and put in different prices so whenever your customer selects any size and green, they're gonna get a certain price and then whenever they select any size and blue, they're gonna get another price So first, for the green I'll click and expand this, and I'll just come down here and type in a price So we'll put in $79

95, and then I'll close this Now, I'll go to the second variation, and I'll open up this one I'll type in and $10095 or $10995

So we'll close this upNow, we have two different prices based on our variables You don't need to have two variables You can actually just have one So if you just have different sizes or different colors and you want to have different prices, then you can just create a variable for whatever variable that you want

And then just select them in the variation section and then go and change the different prices That's gonna set your prices, okay? So once you're ready, just click "Save Changes" Once everything is saved, just make sure that you fill out all this other stuff if you want to put your product in a certain category or have them show up as related products And then just as a reminder, if you want to make this product a featured product that shows up on your Homepage, come to this section where it says, "Catalog visibility" Click on the "Edit" button and check this box right here to make this a featured product and then click "OK," all right? And once you're ready, the last thing that you have to do is click on the "Publish" button

Once everything is published, let's go and check out our new variable product Once the Product page loads, you should see two variables over here We can select whatever size we want, and then we can just choose a color You can see that it's $79, and then if we change the color, you can see that the price changes So this is how you create a variable product with different prices based on the variable options

So now you can create as many different variable options and simple products as you want What I want to do really quickly is just show you how you can store some of these values or variables if you use them over and over again just to save some time So what I'm gonna do is just go back to our WordPress website right here This is the Products page If you want to store some of the variables that you're gonna use over and over again, such as sizes or colors, what you want to do is hover over products and click on "Attributes

" Once you're on the Attributes page, this is where you can go and store the variables that you're gonna use over and over again You can see I already created some So I'll just walk you through how to create one right here So I'll type in "New colors" as the new variable What I want to do for the slug is type in the same thing, and then we can just come down here and click on "Add attribute

" Once the attribute is added to this list over here, what we want to do is add the values So click on "Configure terms" Once you come to this page, this is where you can add the values for your variable So we can type in different colors right here So I'll type in "Black" and click "Add new

" Once that's added, I can add another color right here So I'll type in "Blue" You can add as many different values as you want for your variable, and if you want to rearrange the order of these, then just click on this icon and drag these to wherever you want to place them So this is gonna save the variable and the values So when you go and create a new variable product and we can go to the new product page right here, now when you come down to the product data section over here and select a variable product, when you go to the Attributes tab to add your variable, you can go into this drop down and you should see the stored variables right here

So if we click on "New colors" and just click "Add" right here, you'll see this section show up and all you have to do is click "Select all" and then your values will show up right here, and then just check this box just like normal and click "Save attributes" Once that's saved, just go to the variations tab And now we can just click on "Go" right here, and you should see the section with your variable and all the values right here, okay? So that's just a quick and easy way to store variables and the values if you're going to use them over and over again So I'm gonna cancel out of this So if you're ready, I'm gonna walk you through how to create a virtual or downloadable product really quickly

So all the other steps are the same as creating a simple or variable product The only difference is you're gonna check this box if you have a virtual product and that's gonna make the shipping tab disappear over here since you're not gonna be shipping anything And then if you want to make this a downloadable product, just check this box and you'll get this little section right here and you can add whatever files that you want to sell And then if you want to limit the number of times a customer can download this file, you can put in that number right here You can also make the downloadable link expire after a certain number of days

So you can put in the number of days after the customer purchases the downloadable file right here, and that's gonna make the link expire So creating a virtual product, you can do this with a simple product or a variable product It's really easy Just make sure that you check these boxes right here So you can create those on your own

What I want to do now is just show you how to create a bundled product or a grouped product What you'll notice on this page is a grouped product So what I created was something called a "Bridal Set You can see that there's a range of different prices depending on what you purchased So I put in a few different items here that I recommend for this bridal set, and then a customer can just buy whatever they want

Maybe, they only want to buy these two and they don't want to buy this last one They can just change the quantity and add this to their shopping cart So it just really bundles everything together on a page, instead of creating a bunch of different individual products if you have a bunch of different items that might go together And then if you wanted to upsell some additional items, you can see right here that we can put in this section where it says, "You may also like" So this is a little different than the recommended products

This is what you would actually put in on your own on the Edit product page or the Add product page So let me just show you how to create this really quickly So back on the new product page, you can see right here that I already created this product So it says, "Bridal Set" And then we have our long description right here, and then down at the bottom, we have our short description and a featured image, and then some additional images down here

So the only thing that's different for this product is we went into the product data section and we selected "Grouped product" You can see that these are the tabs that you get Again, you can always just put in an SKU number if you want I leave that blank But what you have to do for a grouped product is go to the Linked products tab, and this is where you're gonna put in those product items on your product page

So the grouped products are the three products that you saw in the list, and all you have to do is just type in the product names So you can just go in here and just type in whatever name that you want, and then your products will populate You can select whichever one that you want to add And then, if you want to upsell some additional products, just come down to this section and then do the same thing, okay? So that's how you create a grouped product, and just make sure that you always put in the product categories or the product tags if you want to have recommended items And then again, just remember if you have a featured product section and you want to add this to that, just click on the "Edit" link right here and then check this box and then click "OK" right here

And then, always remember that you need to click on the "Publish" button to create these products So let me just do that really quickly That's all you have to do to create a grouped products So really, the only difference is right here in the Product data section, you want to select the "Grouped product" option and then just go to the Linked products and then add the Grouped products right here You can always leave this section blank if you don't want to upsell anything, but you can always put in some products there also, okay? So the last type of product that I want to show you how to create is an affiliate product

So if you want to learn how to create an affiliate ecommerce website or create some affiliate products, let me show you what that looks like So what I did was I created an affiliate product with Amazon affiliates You can see on my Shop page right here that this product looks just like all my other products If I click on this, you can see that it brings me to the Product page and this page looks like all the other Product pages, except you can't choose your quantity and add this to your shopping cart There's just a button right here that says, "Buy product

" If we click on this, it'll bring us to the Amazon website where you can actually purchase this product and select the size and everything like that So this is an Amazon affiliate product, and you can create any type of affiliate product So if you want to learn how to create affiliate products with the WooCommerce plug-in, let's go and do that right now by hovering over New and clicking on "Product" Since I already created this product, I just went to the "Edit product" page just to show you what I did So for the product title, I took this from Amazon and just pasted this in

And then I have the long description from Amazon right here And then at the bottom over here, I put in the short description and I took the product images from Amazon and put them in over here So the big difference with an affiliate product is in this Product data section You want to go in here and just like all your other products, you want to choose the product type that you're creating So we're creating an affiliate product

So I just selected this one and these are the tabs that show up In the general tab, what you want to do is put in the URL for the product right here For Amazon, you should have affiliate links that you can just copy and paste right here And then if you want to change the button text for the Product page, you can do that right here Otherwise, it defaults to "Buy product

" And when you click on that, it's going to bring you to the affiliate website And then what you want to do is put in the price that shows up on the Product page If it's on sale, you can put that in right here Pretty much, everything else is the same If you want to manage your inventory or put in the SKU number, you can do that right here

If you want to link products, you can do that right here And then this other stuff, you don't really need to go through So attributes, you pretty much skip and for the Advanced tab, the only reason why I would go here is if you want to enable your reviews Again, you can put in product categories and product tags right here And then all you have to do if you don't want to make this a featured product is just click on the "Update" or "Publish" button right here

Once the product is created, that's all you have to do to create an affiliate product with the WooCommerce plugin for WordPress So pretty much, we have just covered how to create different types of products using the WooCommerce plugin for WordPress The last thing that I want to do is just show you the pages that you should have with your WooCommerce plugin So let's hover over Pages and go to "All pages" Once you're on the Pages page, I just want to make sure that you have the pages that you need to run an e-commerce website using the WordPress plug-in

So you want to make sure that you have the Cart page, the Checkout page and then the My Account page, and these should all be installed for you by default, but just in case, make sure that you have them and they should be set to these pages right here that you see These are set in your WooCommerce settings So if you need to, to you can go back and set these pages If you don't have these pages, what you can do is go to the text tutorial on How to use the WooCommerce Plugin – WooCommerce Tutorial for WordPress, and I have a link to this NYC Tech Club page in the video description You can just come here and you just want to make these pages and title them the "Cart page, Checkout page and My Account" page

And then all you have to do is just paste in this text into each of these pages, and then just push "Publish" And then go into your WooCommerce settings and then set these pages if you don't have them And that's gonna set up these pages for your e-commerce website, okay? So the last thing that I want to do is just go through a few other options with the WooCommerce plugin So if I hover over WooCommerce and if we click on "Orders" right here, this is the Orders page When you get some orders, you'll see them all show up on this list right here

You can see that we have the "Status" right here So if I go to this one and just click on it, you can see the order details right here, including the billing information, where to ship this product and then what the customer bought down here If you want to change the status of your order, you can do that right here Just make sure that you click the "Update" button if you do change the status or make any changes to the order, okay? So this is how you can fulfill your orders and see all the order details for whatever your customers buy What I want to do now is just show you how to create some coupons

So if I click on this link right here, this is the Coupon page All you have to do to create a coupon is click on "Add coupon" And all you have to do to create a coupon is type in the coupon code right here that the customer can use And then come over here and choose the discount type and then put in the coupon amount right here If you want to make this a coupon with free shipping, then you can just check this box right here

There are some additional options here so you can go through these on your own, but this is what you have to do to create a coupon and just make sure that you click on the "Publish" button right here You can always remove or delete these coupons if you want also, okay? So the last thing that I want to do is come back to WooCommerce, and I want to go to the Reports page So if I click on this, and it's gonna bring you to this page right here with different tabs and different links right here This is the Analytics page So it'll be more useful to you once you start making sales, but this is where you can go and create whatever type of reports that you want for your e-commerce website

So I just want to make you aware of this page so that you can use it once you start making sales and you want to track everything for your e-commerce website So pretty much, we have just completed our tutorial on how to use WooCommerce So let me just go back to the Homepage right here I just want to say, "Congratulations!" on going through this WooCommerce tutorial on How to Use the WooCommerce plugin for WordPress If you have any questions or comments, you can always leave a comment in the comment section

If you found this video useful, please give it a big thumbs up and also make sure to subscribe to the NYC Tech Club YouTube Channel because we're always coming out with new videos just like this Again, if you want to create this ecommerce website, I will have a link to our video tutorial on how to create this ecommerce website step-by-step Again, Congrats! Thanks for watching, and I'll see you in the next video [Music]

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