Published on Jun 2, 2016
How to Create an Ecommerce Store with our WordPress Woocommerce Tutorial. Get iPage $1.99 hosting:
(please note – the iPage link is an affiliate link)
UNFORTUNATELY MYSTILE IS NO LONGER SUPPORTED. I have uploaded it here:
Here is the updated Mystile theme, Storefront:
Find products to dropship for your store: .
(Please note: I deactivated the store – I only created it as an example)
In this Woocommerce tutorial, we teach you how to create a ecommerce store. Using WordPress, it is very easy to create an ecommerce store. Even if you’ve never made a website before, you’ll be able to set up your own simple store.
Step 1: Get iPage $1.99/month hosting + domain name
To create an ecommerce store, you are going to need website hosting and a domain name. We strongly recommend iPage because it is very cheap ($1.99/month) and you get a free domain name with your purchase.
To get it, simply click on this link:
At the end of the setup you’re going to be in the control panel: Stay there for step 2.
Step 2: Install WordPress & Woocommerce
In the control panel click on the WordPress button. Follow the instructions to install WordPress. For more details, watch our video on how to create an ecommerce store. When you’re done, you’ll be able to login to your WordPress admin account – do this.
Next, to create an ecommerce store you’ll need to install the Woocommerce plugin. You do a search for Woocommerce in the plugin search bar to find it, no need to download it. Be sure to activate it.
Step 3: Install the Woocommerce theme Mystile
Next, we are going to install the Woocommerce custom theme, Mystile. It is absolutely free. You can download it here:
Even though it says it it is a “product” it isn’t. It is free. Click add to cart and then create a free account to access it and download it. Return to your WordPress admin and go to the themes section of your account (for more information, be sure to watch our video on how to create an online store).
Step 4: Customize your ecommerce store
The first thing you want to customize when you create an ecommerce store is your shipping and payment options. We’re going to set it up so that we can accept payments with PayPal, which means we can start getting paid straight away!
Head to the settings and click on the setup button. Follow the instructions. You’ll need to select what type of payments you’ll accept and you’ll need to select what countries you’re accepting shipping from.
The next thing you’ll want to do when you create an ecommerce store is add the items that you’re going to sell. To start, create categories to organize the different types of items you are selling. After that, click “add product.”
From here you can add two major types of products: Simple and variations.
A simple product is a product that doesn’t have variations (for example, a mug that only comes in one colour) whereas a product with variations has multiple options for the same product (e.g. a mug that comes in multiple colours).
For all products, add in a title and a description.
If you want your product description to be SEO friendly, ensure it is at least 400+ words long. Add in a picture gallery with your photos, and add a feature image to appear as your listing thumbnail picture.
If you select to add a simple product, you’ll only have to put in one pricing option and one shipping option.
If you select to add a product with variations, you’re going to need to add in the pricing and shipping options for each variation.
Next, you’ll want to create your homepage. Create a page. Name it “home.” Keep it blank for now. Next, go to your settings and select reading.
Pick “home” to be the static page on your frontpage of your website. Next, go back to your page “home” and edit it.
I recommend deleting the title “home,” adding in a custom banner, putting some text on the homepage (to make it SEO friendly) and to have a preview of your last added products. To do that, simply add this piece of code:
I also recommend customizing the following:
Add a custom logo (necessary)
Add a custom menu (necessary)
Add an about us page (optional)
Update the footer (optional)
This is a beginner tutorial on how to create an ecommerce store with Woocommerce – customize it more and turn it into a digital asset!
To get started, sign up for an iPage hosting plan now: wholesaleted.com
Please note, this contains affiliate links.
COMMENTS • 564
Susan R.1 year ago
I just have to say Sarah, you have a lot of patience to do all of those steps for people! Nicely done ;)
Oussama Er rabili11 months ago
I’m gonna show you a stip by stip
B Westov1 year ago
Excellent video and you are amazing ! I love your detail and simple way of presenting your videos. Keep up the good work.
Patrick Schwindt9 months ago
Just a question…Why is Wholesale Ted a woman?
MS10 months ago
Hi! Which is better having a store through WordPress Woocommerce or Shopify for dropshiping via Aliexpress? Please answer. I have started building a Shopify but have not provided my bank card information yet. I don’t like their high fees. Please tell me what to do. I’m a single mom. My job situation has gone from full time to part time.I need to get started pronto. Thanks so much!
rathiid10 months ago
She taught everything stip by stip.
keith hobbs10 months ago
is she single?????????????
metalman 5.569 months ago
its not 25 bucks any more it 45!!!!!
Gerald Davis10 months ago
Thanks for spilling the beans
mike stanly9 months ago
iPage is 2.99 /month now?
Marie-Louise Janneman11 months ago
This video is soo helpful! The best I have seen on e-commerce. Thank you.
fookingfantastic11 months ago
Such an amazing detailed video. Thanks so much for this
Snakedeath2510 months ago
I feel like the background behind her is fake like a green screen or something
murtesa hassen10 months ago
reposting an earlier question: Which is better having a store through WordPress Woocommerce or Shopify for dropshiping via Aliexpress? Please answer. I have started building a Shopify but have not provided my bank card information yet. I don’t like their high fees.
I will be doing dropshipping to start with and make some investment money what’s your suggestion?
Epic Strategy Gamer1 year ago (edited)
Excellent tutorial, i followed it, and succeeded in creating a site, but my hosting was cheaper than yours, i went to the same site you used and it had gone up like $5.00 so i looked at reliable alternatives and went with a company based in Denmark called One. https://www.one.com/en/size-1 paid $3.00 for one year of hosting, and $5.00 for a logo. so total investment $9
What I would like to know is if i can use paypal alone or if i have to use it with Braintree, because i dont want to give my social security number out to a random company.
Jenny Gohl1 year ago
This video is so informative, thank you.
Zwelibanzi Sithole10 months ago
u have a beautiful aura…i feel the sincerity in your voice, from all the way in South Africa… I need your help, What would you suggest/advise for someone looking to start an ecommerce business… I’ve been doing my research and I’m undecided as to which platform to use between WOOCOMMERCE and SHOPIFY…seems there’s an even support base for both platforms and I need a tie breaker, you seem to know what you are talking about and I can trust your input on solving this dilemma…thank you in advance for your feedback, truly appreciated…who knows we might be sharing our story over coffee and muffins one day :-)… enjoy your day.
Simon Nicolas11 months ago
how do you upload or clone pictures from aliexpress
Lydia Avila10 months ago
Hi Ted , considering what I want my products to be how do I determine if they are high in sale prior to selling?
WarTech Gaming10 months ago
i’m in croatia so do you have to have some kind of license to start this website and start selling?