How to Add a Product in WooCommerce – E-commerce WordPress Guide

Posted OnSep 8, 2014     CategoryE-commerce     Comments1 comment

The next step in the guide to setting up an ecommerce site with the WooCommerce WordPress Plugin will guide you through the process of adding a product to your website…

Step 1) On the Dashboard, head down the left-hand sidebar until you find the “Products” section. Give that a click.

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Step 2) This will take you to the Products list page. From here, you can add a product by clicking “Add Product” from the top of the page or from the dropdown under “Products”

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Step 3) The “Add New Product” page is similar to an ordinary WordPress post, but with WooCommerce shortcodes and payment shortcodes included.

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Step 4) The payment shortcodes include adding buttons for order tracking, price and ‘Add to cart’, adding product information and adding recent products, which is similar to when you have ‘Recent Posts’ at the bottom of WordPress blog posts. This can save you a lot of time and ensure that people keep searching your site for products.

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Step 5) Under the product description, there is the “Product Data” section, where you can add general details for your product (including SKU – Stock Keeping Unit, regular price and sales price), before changing Inventory, Shipping, Linked Products and Attributes, which we will take a look at in the next steps…

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Step 6) The Inventory section can be used to change the status of the stock from in-stock to out-of-stock, to allow back-orders of products and to enable products to only be purchased as a single item.

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Step 7) The shipping details are important, as they could alter the cost of shipping, especially if the product is heavy. By adding the weight and dimensions (and shipping class), you can give your customers more information as to how much their products weigh and will cost to ship out.

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Step 8) Linked products is a great way to upsell various products. For example, you can group products together, or link them so that when you purchase or add a product to your cart, you are recommended similar or accompanying products.

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Step 9) Attributes for your products are things that set them apart from other products or make them recommended items. This could include size, colour, weight or materials that have been used to make the product.

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Step 10) The Advanced section of Product Data allows you to add a Purchase Note (e.g. this item comes with…), determine where the product will sit in the Menu order, and gives you the option of enabling reviews for the product from customers.

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Step 11) The Bueno Settings (as we are using the Bueno WordPress theme for our ecommerce site), enables you to add an image that will accompany your product. The Dynamic Image resizer will be used to ensure the image fits the product page correctly.

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Step 12) You can write a short product description to accompany the image of your product. This could be used to add information regarding the materials used, what the product is useful for, and could help improve sales of the product.

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Step 13) The Custom Fields section can be used to add more images, links and anything else that could help sell the product. If you feel you have everything in place, leave this section blank.

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Step 14) On the right-hand side, you will be given the option of adding product categories (if they have not been set up already). This is useful for grouping products together, in the same way that you group posts for certain subjects together.

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Step 15) Product tags can be added to help group products together and make them easy to search for on your website.

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Step 16) The Product gallery section is used to add entire image galleries to your product pages.

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Step 17) You need a specific image for your product to show on your Product Page when it is published. You can add the image from this section.

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Step 18) Once you have published your product page, hit “View Product” to be taken to your product page. Here is an example of one we created for a pair of walking boots.

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Step 19) This product will now show in the Products page, which can be found on the left-hand sidebar of the Dashboard. You can edit, delete and play around with all your products from this page. The next step will look at editing a product.

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