Process to Build an Online Store
NO coding required
- Get Hosting
- Get Domain
- Install WordPress
- Find Ecommerce Theme
- Install Ecommerce Theme
- Install WooCommerce/Stripe
- Create Pages and configure webpage
First step is to sign up for Hosting. Dreampress recommends using Dreamhost but you can Compare Hosting Services here. Shared hosting is a good plan to start with. View differences between hosting plans here.
**This tutorial shows how to build a website using Dreamhost as the Hosting Service. So the process will be a little different if you’re using a different Hosting provider.
Installing WordPress with Dreamhost is as easy as one click.
Now its time to find a theme.
To install the Theme you first Download the .zip file from Themeforest. Then you have to unzip the outer folder but leave the internal Theme folder zipped. WordPress requires the Theme folder to be zipped in order to install it.
WooCommerce is the most commonly used ECommerce plugin for WordPress and is trusted by tons of users. Stripe is a payment processor who keeps your website PCI Compliant by processing all credit card transactions on Stripe servers so NO credit card info ever passes through your websites servers. Accepting payments for an Ecommerce store is as easy as installing WooCommerce and configuring Stripe payments.
Your webpage should now look like the demo in Themeforest after you install the Theme and load the demo data. Once the Theme is installed its time to edit the pages and add the content. Detailed description on how to edit your WordPress site