Join Patrick Rauland for an in-depth discussion in this video Add a new product, part of WordPress Ecommerce: WooCommerce.
- [Instructor] If you just went through the welcome wizard, you'll see a screen with a giant button that prompts you to create your first product. If you haven't gone through the wizard, or if you can't get back to the screen, you can also create a new product through the wordpress admin, under products, and then add product. I'm going to go back to the wizard and click create your first product. If you do it this way, there's going to be a few extra tooltips that show you what to do. The first tooltip is for the title. For H+Sports, let's add one of our products which is blueberry mineral water.
Now it's prompting us to add a description. I've already copied and now I'll paste our description. Looks like there's a few extra spaces, I'll get rid of those. Alright, we have our description. If we scroll down, now it's prompting us to choose a product type. There's a whole bunch of product types here. We're going to cover all of these, but for right now, we're going to leave this as a simple product. We're also going to come back to virtual and downloadable products. Before we can publish our product, we need to have a price, so let's set one.
Four seems good. And a short description, which we'll get to in a future video. There's a few more tooltips here. And we're going to go over this process step by step over the next couple of videos. But I want to show you what the product page looks like so we can see what we've done so far and what we still need to do. Let's publish this product. We'll cover shipping zones later, so I'll dismiss this. And now let's look at that product page. You can see we have a title, a price, a placeholder for an image, and our long product description.
We obviously need to still add images. We can add something called the short description, which will go right about here. And we can add category and tag information, which will go here. And some additional information which will go in a separate tab. We will add all of these in future videos. What's important to know right now is that in just a couple of minutes we were able to add a product to our store. Customers, if they wanted, could add it to the cart and checkout right now.
- Why WooCommerce?
- Installing WooCommerce
- Setting up your store
- Adding products, including images and data
- Creating a subscription product
- Setting up shipping
- Configuring payment options
- Setting up taxes
- Customizing your theme
- Connecting Google Analytics and MailChimp
- Managing orders and reports