Part 1: Launch Your Website
Choose your website name
Once you find your site’s name, the next step is to get Domain & Hosting. The domain is the name of your site (www.yoursite.com) and hosting puts your website on the internet.
WordPress is the tool, we’re going to use, to build our ecommerce website.
It lets you build your site easily, without any coding (or programming).
Import Sample Site
1. Login to WordPress
To import the sample ecommerce site, you need to first login to your website (so that you can control your site).
2. Install Theme
Next install the ‘Astra’ theme in wordpress, which is going to allow you, to import the sample site.
3. Import the Demo
Finally, import the demo by going to ‘astra options’ > ‘install importer’ > import the ‘brand store’ demo, under ecommerce.
Setup your Store
1. Remove sample products
To setup your store, first delete all of the sample products which were imported from the demo. Go to your dashboard > products > and delete all sample products.
2. Add your products
You can now add your own product by clicking ‘add new’ under products and then enter your product details.
3. Change currency
After adding your product, you can change the product price to ‘rupee’ by going to wocommerce > settings > and select your currency.
4. Setup payment method
i. Create Stripe Account
To let your customers to pay for your products you need to create a free account on ‘Stripe’. Stripe, allows you to receive payments directly to your bank account, when someone purchases, your product.
ii. Connect it with your website
To use your new Stripe account on your site, you need to connect your WordPress site to it. To connect it, just install the ‘Stripe for Woocommerce’ plugin on WordPress & enter the details from Stripe.
Results you will achieve at this point
1. Store is Ready:
Your Customers will now be able to place orders on your site, by paying online.
2. New Sale Notifications:
You’ll be notified, via email when someone places an order. If you have trouble receving emails, watch this video.
Change the Look of Your Website
1. Editing Pages
To edit any page on your site, just go to that page & click ‘edit with elementor’. You can now edit the page visually, just by selecting & changing the text
2. Adding Products on home
To add your products to your homepage, just go to the Dashboard > Products and click the ‘star’ button, next to your product.
3. Adding your logo
To change your logo, all you have to do is, go to customize > click the blue icon next to your logo, and you can change the logo from the left side.
4. Editing the menu
To change your menu, all you have to do is, go to customize > click the blue icon next to your menu, and you can change the menu from the left side.
5. Customizing your store
If you want to add an ‘add to cart’ button on your products, you can do that by going to customize > layout > woocommerce > shop. Now just enable/disable the things which you want to display on your products.
You’re ready to launch!
If you’ve followed the steps in this guide, you should now have a fully-functional WordPress blog!