Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a new product, part of WordPress Ecommerce: Easy Digital Downloads.
Now that your store is set up and fully configured, it's time to start adding products. Because Easy Digital Downloads works with the core features of WordPress, adding a new product is pretty much the same as adding a new page or post. You just have to fill in some more information about your product. For this example, I'm going to build a site that sales city guides and recipes and focuses on food. I already have a city guide and some information here on my desktop. I have a text file with all the different information. I also have the actual download, and I have some photos.
And through the next couple of movies, we're going to look at how all of this can be incorporated into an actual product page. The first thing I need to do is create a new product. Under Easy Digital Downloads, a product is called a download, and you make a new one, either by going to New and selecting Download or by going to the Dashboard and going to Downloads and clicking Add New. Adding a new download looks exactly the same as adding a new post. You simply go and put in the title here, so I'm going to my document and grab the title, and then you can enter in your text information. So I'll go back again, find all my text, copy it, and then I'm going to use Paste as Plain Text to paste it in to get bit of a new styling. Then I can do some further styling if I want to. I can clean it up a bit. I can put some bolding on things.
And finally, I have to assign categories and tags. Now even though it says Categories and Tags here, these are categories and tags that only apply to downloads or products, so don't confuse these with the regular categories and tags that you see in a regular post. So here I'm going to create a new category for my downloads that's called City Guides, because this is a city guide. I'm going to have several of those. And if I wanted to, I could also add a category for recipes and whatever else I want to sell. I can also create tags, so here I'll say boston and east coast and usa as tags, and that way people can navigate and see all other things that are tagged with similar items. Just to make sure everything works so far, I'm now going to save my draft and then click on Preview.
Now I can see what my product looks like on the actual site, and here you see we have the title, we have the text with my bolding, and then we have a big button at the bottom here that says $0.00 and Purchase. That means that we've added a new product and now we can go further and add more information. That's next.
Want to learn more about ecommerce with WordPress before jumping in? Check out the first course in this series where Morten explores other WordPress solutions, WordPress Ecommerce: Core Concepts.
- What is Easy Digital Downloads?
- Installing Easy Digital Downloads
- Setting up your store
- Configuring payment options
- Adding product data
- Testing the customer experience
- Receiving and managing orders
- Creating reports and discount codes