How to Install WooCommerce on your WordPress Site

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Where do I start?

Installing WooCommerce is pretty straightforward if you already have WordPress hosting.
You need to make sure the server requirements are met to enable the smooth functioning of the plugin.

Next you can proceed to install the plugin.

But first, you need to login to your WordPress admin panel.

WordPress login page
WordPress login page

The WordPress admin panel on the left side has several options. You can go the plugin install page by navigating through the following path:

Plugins → Add New

Navigating WooCommerce installer
Navigating WooCommerce installer

Click Add New to open a page with title ‘Add Plugins.’

Type ‘woocommerce’ in the search field and hit Enter.

Searching for WooCommerce
Searching for WooCommerce

In the search results, you can see WooCommerce on top.

Click Install Now button.

Installing WooCommerce
Installing WooCommerce

I have installed WooCommerce, what next?

If you are familiar with WordPress plugins, you already know that there is one more step before the plugin is ready to use.

You have to activate the plugin.

You can click the Activate button, once the installation process is complete (The Install Now button automatically changes to Activate).

Activating WooCommerce
Activating WooCommerce

You will be redirected to the Installed Plugins page with a message ‘Plugin Activated.’

Your Woocommerce installation is now complete.

You can see WooCommerce on the WP admin panel as well.

Completing WooCommerce activation
Completing WooCommerce activation

You can now get on to Creating Pages section.