Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video What to know before you start this course, part of WordPress Ecommerce: Easy Digital Downloads (2013).
This course focuses on using the Easy Digital Downloads plugin in combination with WordPress to create and manage an online store to sell digital and virtual products. It's important that you have a clear understanding of how to configure and use a WordPress site so you can follow along with me through the course. If you don't already have a WordPress site set up or if this is the first time you're using WordPress, I urge you to go watch my WordPress Essential Training course here in the lynda.com online training library and then come back to this course when you're done.
It's also important that you have a WordPress site set up either on your local computer or on a server on the web. If you want to use a WordPress site on the server on the web, WordPress Essential Training will show you how to set that up. If you want to set up WordPress on your local computer, be it on a Windows computer or on a Mac, you can go and check out the Installing and Running WordPress series in the lynda.com online training library. The series shows several different methods you can use to set up WordPress on your computer, depending on what kind of operating system you have and what your preference is.
Before embarking on building an ecommerce site, it's also important you've made the necessary preparations and that you have a clear idea of what is required and what it entails to create an online store. To give you the tools you need and help you make the important decisions and think through the many aspects of ecommerce before diving into the technical minutia, I've created a course called WordPress Ecommerce: Core Concepts that you should go and watch in full before continuing. With a WordPress site to work with, an understanding of how WordPress works, and the WordPress Ecommerce: Core Concepts course in hand, you'll have a solid footing to stand on when we dive into how to use Easy Digital Downloads to build an ecommerce site with WordPress.
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