Published on February 27, 2017 by WPBeginner
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Starting an online store (ecommerce website) can be terrifying for those who are not comfortable with techie things. Well — you’re not alone. Having helped thousands of our users with their ecommerce websites, we have decided to create the most comprehensive guide on how to start an online store and build your ecommerce website the RIGHT way without any technical knowledge.

The process is straight forward whether you are 20 years old or 60 years old.

To start an online store, you will need the following 3 things:

1. A domain name idea (this is the name of your website i.e wpbeignner.com)

2. A web hosting account (this is where your website lives)

3. A SSL certificate (so you can accept payments online)

4. Your undivided attention for 1 hour

You can get the first 3 items at Bluehost, our recommended hosting provider.

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Only if you use the link below:

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We would strongly recommend using our link above to make setting WordPress site that much easier.

In this tutorial, we will cover:

– How to Register a Domain Name
– How to Set Up Your Hosting
– How to Get an SSL Certificate
– How to Install WordPress
– How to Setup WooCommerce
– How to Add Products
– How to Apply a theme to your site
– How to Install WordPress Plugins
— Add Contact Form using WordPress Plugins
– Resources to Learn WordPress

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We would strongly recommend using our link above to make setting WordPress site that much easier.

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27 Comments on "How to Start an Online Store the RIGHT WAY (Step by Step)"

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Milton Neves
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Milton Neves
6 days 18 hours ago

Hi there. I have a question. If I want to link my product to another email account how can I do?

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6 days 3 hours ago

You would want to check with the support for the ecommerce plugin for the specifics available and they should be able to offer a method to do what you are wanting.

andrew lofthouse
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andrew lofthouse
10 days 9 hours ago

Hi, thanks for the helpful video. One question I do have… You unticked the sitelock SSL feature when you checked out with BlueHost and mentioned there were other SSL security items we could find within wordpress… However you don't go on to mention which SSL method you used and your website in the demo has an SSL sitelock on there… Are you able to explain this please? Many thanks, Andy.

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andrew lofthouse
5 days 22 hours ago

Thanks for the response… So you get the site lock SSL as part of the package you installed? I'm just a bit confused as I thought that option was unchecked in the video?Thanks

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7 days 21 hours ago

With the package we purchased on BlueHost the SSL was automatically installed for us

Kortia Cousin
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Kortia Cousin
1 month 2 days ago

Is it possible to use this set-up for a membership site? I already have a domain name and site through Click Bank, but want to stop using them!

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1 month 1 day ago

For a membership site you would want to take a look into: www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/5-best-wordpress-membership-plugins-compared/

Connie Kessinger
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Connie Kessinger
2 months 12 days ago

I am totally ignorant of all this. My son started a website for me a couple of years ago, but it never really got up and going. I have a domain name and am hosted by someone he picked out — I don't know who. Is it possible to change hosts, or is it necessary?

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
2 months 1 day ago

It is not necessary to change hosting providers if you are comfortable with the one you are using but you are able to change if you like.

Horvath Peter
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Horvath Peter
2 months 16 days ago

Hi. Im following your guide. I just got to the part where I set the http to https and my website is now down… the waiting is killin me 😛

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
2 months 15 days ago

If you still are unable to view your site you may want to check with the host for if your SSL certificate was installed correctly.

Good Woman Brand
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Good Woman Brand
4 months 8 days ago

If I have a virtual store, that  my site will be the store front to another store where my items will be created and sent from, is the virtual selection the correct one for me when creating my store in WooCommerce?

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Good Woman Brand
4 months 7 days ago

Thanks for your response.

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
4 months 7 days ago

That can certainly be a personal preference choice but from the sound of it the virtual selection would be what you are wanting.

Alicia Marquez
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Alicia Marquez
4 months 11 days ago

can you pay month by month instead of yearly?

DOC JAY
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DOC JAY
2 months 7 days ago

yes you can alicia … i do that on 5 different websites with godaddy.com

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
4 months 10 days ago

That depends on the hosting provider, if you check their pricing before checking out there are normally multiple options.

william tucker
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william tucker
4 months 15 days ago

it's $167 a month !

Horvath Peter
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Horvath Peter
2 months 16 days ago

They are gonna take all the costs right away from your account. I just ended up payin like 7 usd per month for 3 years + tax. imagine my suprise when I noticed they dont actually charge monthly…

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
4 months 14 days ago

you may be looking at the price for a full year rather than one month.

sam nichani
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sam nichani
5 months 16 days ago

good job keep it up

Juan David Diaz
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Juan David Diaz
5 months 28 days ago

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