How to Install the WooCommerce Plugin for WordPress

WooCommerce is an open-source eCommerce plugin for WordPress created by WooThemes.

For more information, visit WooThemes and WordPress Plugins.

Automatic Installation

Log in to the WordPress dashboard, find the Plugins menu, click Add New, and search for WooCommerce.

After finding the plugin, click Install Now. You should see the following text:

Installing Plugin: WooCommerce - excelling eCommerce 2.1.2
Downloading install package from…

Unpacking the package…

Installing the plugin…

Successfully installed the plugin WooCommerce - excelling eCommerce 2.1.2.

Finish the installation by clicking the link Activate Plugin.

Manual Installation

This method requires downloading the plugin source files from the official WooCommerce site.

Follow these steps:

  • Download your WooCommerce plugin to your desktop.
  • Extract the Plugin folder to your desktop.
  • With your SFTP program, upload the Plugin folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory online.
  • Log in to the WordPress dashboard, go to the Plugins screen, and find the newly uploaded WooCommerce plugin in the list.
  • Click Activate Plugin to activate it.
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