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Home Screen

In WooCommerce Home, you can stay on top of your store performance, get useful tips and insights to grow your business, and quickly access some of the most important areas to manage your store.

Home Screen with the Store Setup Checklist shown
Home Screen with the Activity Panel and Store Management shown

Display Settings ↑ Back to top

In the upper-right corner of the home screen, a panel allows you to adjust the home screen layout called Display Settings.

Using this menu, you can display the home screen in either a single or two-column layout depending on your personal preference.

Help Menu ↑ Back to top

On the Display Settings right, a help menu contains useful document links.

Store Setup Checklist ↑ Back to top

If you’re a brand new user, we’ll display on the home screen a list of the most important tasks that you need to complete to get your store up and running. Those tasks aim to guide you through these steps and finish the store setup as quickly and efficiently as possible. If you want to learn more about each task, please visit our Setup Wizard documentation

If you don’t want to see this, you can hide it via the ellipsis button in the upper-right corner. After that, if you change your mind, you can re-enable it on WooCommerce > Settings > Help > Setup wizard > Task List.

Inbox ↑ Back to top

The Inbox area is dedicated to informational content coming from multiple sources such as the WooCommerce core plugin, WooCommerce.com Subscription management, extensions activity, and store achievements. It also displays insightful content that could help with the day to day tasks of managing and optimizing a store.

In the inbox panel, we might display contextual messages about extensions available in our marketplace that can be useful for your business. If you don’t want to receive those suggestions, you can opt-out on WooCommerce > Settings > Advanced > WooCommerce.com > Marketplace suggestions.

Stats Overview ↑ Back to top

In this area you can have a quick overview of the most important performance indicators of your store. Each performance indicator will display a label informing you of the statistic that is being presented, the value of that statistic for the date range selected and a percentage change over the prior period. At the top of this area you can easily switch between three predefined date ranges: today, week to date and month to date. From here you can view associated charts and tabular data for deeper analysis.

Using the customization menu in the top right corner of the section, you can toggle the display of the following default performance indicators:

Indicator nameDescriptionLinks to (report name > chart name)
Total SalesGross Sales – Returns – Coupons + Taxes + ShippingRevenue Report > Total Sales
Net SalesGross Sales – Returns – CouponsRevenue Report > Net Sales
OrdersThe number of new orders placed for a selected date rangeOrders Report > Orders
Items SoldThe discrete number of items soldProducts Report > Items Sold
Visitors*The number of visitors. Counted when we see a user/browser in a given periodJetpack > Site Stats
Views*The number of page views. Counted when a visitor loads or reloads a page.Jetpack > Site Stats

*- the aforementioned stats are only displayed if you have Jetpack installed and connected.

If you want to have a complete overview of your store performance, you can click on “View detailed stats” to access the Analytics main dashboard.

Activity Panel ↑ Back to top

The Activity Panel area is displayed when the Store Setup Checklist is hidden/done. It includes Orders, Stock, and Reviews panels to help you manage your store.

Orders ↑ Back to top

The Orders Panel displays orders that are considered “actionable.” Orders needing fulfillment are shown by default. You can click the Order Number to go to the Order Details screen for that particular order.

Manage “actionable” order statuses settings at Analytics > Settings.

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Stock ↑ Back to top

The Stock Panel displays products that are low on inventory based on a threshold (The default threshold is 2). You can click the “Update stock” button to update the stock immediately.

Manage stock settings at WooCommerce > Settings > Products > Inventory.

Reviews ↑ Back to top

The Reviews Panel displays unapproved reviews.

Manage review settings at WooCommerce > Settings > Products > Reviews.

Store Management ↑ Back to top

The Store Management area is displayed when the Store Setup Checklist is hidden/done.

In the Store Management area you can quickly access some of the most important areas in your store:

  • Market my store: access the Marketing page
  • Add products: access Products > Add New
  • Personalize my store: access the Shop page opened in the editor
  • Shipping settings: access WooCommerce > Settings > Shipping
  • Tax settings: access WooCommerce > Settings > Tax
  • Payment settings: access WooCommerce > Settings > Payments
  • Edit store details: access WooCommerce > Settings > General
  • View my store: view your store frontend 

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