eCommerce Websites Research

February 12, 2018

1. WP Crafter: How to Make an Online eCommerce Store Website

1. Choose Hosting: 

  • InMotion Hosting
  • A2 Hosting
  • SiteGround Hosting

2. Setup SSL: only use https
3. PHP 7.0 will be faster
4. Create email account: G Suite?

5. WordPress: 

  • Content Management System
  • Pages/Posts/Other Types
  • Header/Footer/Menus
  • Content area / Sidebar
  • Themes and Plugins
  • WordPress Dashboard
  • WordPress General Settings
  • Permalink Settings: Choose Post Name
  • User Accounts (Plugin: username change)
  • Themes and Plugins
6. Theme: Astra
7. Plugin:
  • Astra Starter Sites
  • Really Simple SSL 
  • iTheme Security by iThemes (not activated)
  • UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup by UpdraftPlus.com, David Anderson
  • Yoast SEO by Team Yoast
  • WP Mail SMTP by WPForms
8. Appearance- Astra Sites
  • Choose DNK Template
  • Install Elementor
  • Install WooCommerce
  • Import This Site
  • Done View Site
9. Choosing a Color Palette

10. Choose a Font Pair

2. Darrel Wilson: WooCommerce Tutorial 2018

Short Version 1:44:33 Published on 2018.3.8 (Flatsome Theme & SiteGround Hosting)

Long Version 3:57:21 Published on 2018.2.23 (Flatsome Theme & SiteGround Hosting)

3. WooCommerce Product Vendors Plugin Tutorial: Multi Vendor Marketplace – Website Like Amazon

Plugin: Product Vendor – Allow multiple vendors to sell via your site and in return take a commission on sales to cover the costs of managing the site while you focus your efforts on building a community.

4. Payment Gateway

  1. Stripe – Using the Stripe Dashboard (https://youtu.be/AwklziE5HKo)
  2. WooCommerce – Setup Stripe (https://youtu.be/5rMDGdkmSGU) Free
  3. WooCommerce – PayPal Standard (https://youtu.be/FwHT5UDdkdY) Free
  4. PCI-DSS: Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

5. eCommerce Websites I like

6. Future eCommerce Reading