How to install WooCommerce

Tips and Guides/ 07th Sep 2016/Will Cook-Martin

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Today I’ll show you how to install WooCommerce.

WooCommerce is an extremely popular WordPress plugin and e-commerce platform. It has been downloaded over 17 million times and according to builtwith.com powers over 37% of all online stores.

I’ll also talk you through how to import dummy data, so that you get a good idea of how your store will look once populated with your own products.

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How to install WooCommerce

1

Login to your WordPress admin area

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2

Hover over the “Plugins” item on the main menu and then click on the “Add New” link.

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3

Search for WooCommerce, using the search field in the top right area of the page.

Then click the “Install Now” in the WooCommerce block.

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4

Click the “Activate” button

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5

WooCommerce is now installed.

You only need to follow the remaining steps if you’d like to install the dummy data

How to install WooCommerce dummy data

1

Dummy data for WooCommerce is located in a file called dummy-data.xml, which is located in the WooCommerce plugin directory.

Once WooCommerce is installed, you can find it by using cPanel or FTP software and navigating to ‘wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/dummy-data’

Download dummy-data.xml to your local machine.

2

From the WordPress admin, go to: Tools > Import and select the WordPress link.

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3

If you do not have the WordPress importer installed, you will be prompted to install the importer and then proceed.

Click the “Choose file” button and then locate the dummy-data.xml file you downloaded in step 1.

Click the “Upload file and import” button.

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4

Select who you want to make the author of the new products.

Select the download and import file attachments checkbox.

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