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WooCommerce - Setting Up and Integrating With Plugins


WooCommerce

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WooCommerce is an open source Ecommerce application for WordPress, allowing you to easily turn your website into an online store. It's one of the leading solutions on the market, together with EDD (Easy Digital Downloads).

The following CreativeMinds add-ons support payments with WooCommerce:

In this guide, we will walk through how to set up WooCommerce.


1) Checking the Server Recommendations

The WooCommerce developers present some suggestions on the minimum specs for the server that is going to run it. 
As of writing, these are:
  • PHP version 7 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.0 or greater
  • WordPress memory limit of 128 MB or greater
  • HTTPS support

You can check the up-to-date specs  on their website.


2) Installing WooCommerce

WooCommerce can be installed on a WordPress site just as any other plugin.

To do this, head to the WordPress dashboard and follow the path PluginsAdd New.
In the screen shown below, search for "WooCommerce". The plugin should then be available for installation.

3) Configuring WooCommerce

Right after installation, WooCommerce prompts a setup wizard to help with the basics settings of the online store. Read their  guide on the WooComerce Setup Wizard.

The tool walks you through basic configurations of the store, the payment methods, shipment rates and restrictions, among other information.

For in-depth information on how to set up WooCommerce, please refer to  their guides on the topic.


4) Integrating CreativeMinds' Plugins With WooCommerce 

Once WooCommerce is set up, enabling it on CreativeMinds' add-on is easy.

Below we show a general guide. For specific instructions, you can refer to the WooCommerce guide of each product

  • First, Select WooCommerce as the payment system for the plugin.

    Follow the path Admin DashboardPluginSettingsPayments tab. There you can select between the payment systems.
  • Then, associate the plugin's product to a WooCommerce product.

    This process is the same as EDD's. When configuring a product, such as a calendar ( Appointments Booking) or a Business Listing (Business Directory), choose the respective WooCommerce product for it, as shown: Since the plugin is associated with WooCommerce products, only "WooCommerce Products" options will show up in this drop-down menu.

Note: EDD and WooCommerce can be activated at the same time in the same domain name. However, for each plugin, you must choose one of them.


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