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How to Set Up a New WooCommerce Store

July 20, 2018 - 8 Comments

This week we’ve been looking at some of the thing business owners should consider when choosing an eCommerce platform. To close things out, let’s walk through how to set up a WooCommerce store — a two-part process.

If you are starting from scratch, head to to get a basic site in place. If you already have a self-hosted WordPress site or a site with a Business plan, head to the Plugins section of your dashboard to search for, add, and activate the WooCommerce plugin.

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WooCommerce Pricing: How Much Does it Cost to Run a Store?

July 19, 2018 - 12 Comments

WooCommerce and WordPress are both free, open source software. While this can represent considerable savings, when it comes to WooCommerce pricing, there are still some costs involved in launching a new store.

One of the reasons many people choose WooCommerce is because, like the software itself, costs are customizable — you have a lot more control over what you spend and when than with most other eCommerce platforms.

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Understanding Hosting, Security, and Updates for WooCommerce

July 18, 2018 - 3 Comments

Open source technologies are accessible to anyone — free to download, free to use.

They provide a solid framework for your innovation, creativity, and growth and have outlasted scores of competitors, but they do require a bit of hands-on work. In part three of our eCommerce for WordPress series, we explore three topics key to setting yourself up with open source eCommerce: hosting, updates, and security.

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eCommerce Comparison: How to Choose the Right Platform For Your Business

July 17, 2018 - 5 Comments

Are you starting an eCommerce business? Or have you outgrown the software you used to launch your site?

Maybe you’re feeling locked in having just learnt that the platform you use owns your content. Or sales are booming and you want to reduce transaction fees!

Today we’re covering how to choose the right platform for your business, the second part of our series for those exploring WooCommerce.

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An Introduction to eCommerce for WordPress – WooCommerce

July 16, 2018 - 7 Comments

New to WooCommerce? It’s a free plugin that transforms WordPress websites into customizable eCommerce stores. First released in 2011 by WooThemes, a WordPress theme development agency with roots in Norway, the United Kingdom, and South Africa, it was later acquired by Automattic, makers of and Jetpack. In the U.S. alone, WooCommerce powers a whopping 55% of all eCommerce sites and nearly 2.3 million online stores.

Over the next few days we’ll look at some key questions and topics, starting with an introduction to eCommerce for WordPress. Welcome to Woo!

An introduction to WordPress and WooCommerce
The WooCommerce plugin is available for free on and

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