A few years ago we wrote this post about wordpress store. this post was very popular and useful but since then a lot of things have changed in the wordpress world.
here are the main steps to create your own wordpress store in 2012:
- install wordpress.
- choose the right e – commerce plugin for your needs.
- pick one theme answering all your design wishes.
if you wish to install locally you can use xampp.
if you want to install on a server, most of them have auto install for wordpress.
Download the latest release of WordPress.
Unzip the downloaded file to a folder on your hard drive.
open a new database with phpmyadmin.
more details about how to install wordpress:
E – Commerce Plugins
the most popular and most used plugin is WP e-commerce. (http://getshopped.org/)
but there are more plugins:
Ecwid is a free full-featured shopping cart and an e-commerce solution that can easily be added to any blog or Facebook profile. It offers the performance and flexibility you need, with none of the hassles you don’t.
“Ecwid” stands for “ecommerce widgets”.
eShop is an accessible shopping cart plugin for WordPress, packed with various features.
Jigoshop is an eCommerce plugin for WordPress developed by professionals with years of experience delivering online shops for global brands.
The Cart66 WordPress ecommerce plugin makes it easier to make money online than ever before. Not only can you sell physical products, digital products, and services, Cart66 will also turn your WordPress site into a membership website allowing you to sell subscription access to your content.
Shopp is built to belong in WordPress: seamless administration tools, widgets, shortcodes, custom menus, post types and taxonomy support – take your pick. Shopp is the WordPress e-commerce plugin that sets the bar for a natural WordPress experience.
Transform your WordPress website into a thorough-bred online eCommerce store. Delivering enterprise-level quality & features whilst backed by a name you can trust. Say hello to WooCommerce.
Wordpress Store Themes
Sentient is a smart, innovative WooCommerce theme. Products are cleverly aligned using jQuery masonry allowing you to cleanly showcase a great number of products on your shop pages without any wasted space. Sentient has also been fully optimised for use on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.
WP Flexishop 2
“ShopMe” is a theme designed and developed by us in collaboration with wpfeed.com. the theme is working with wp e-commerce newest version 3.8 which is now intended to work with the latest wordpress releases and use the custom post type features.
you can create your own store very easily now. the theme features a very fancy carousel, top products in homepage and sidebar widgets. you can control the main menu and some more options comes naturally with the theme.
ReStored – WP Ecommerce for Easy Digital Downloads
ReStored is built to make use of the Easy Digital Downloads ecommerce plugin, making your WordPress install an awesome looking store. ReStored makes it easy to get your digital products front and center to start making sales.
Argentum is a WooCommerce theme featuring a unique, responsive design optimised for mobile devices. It is the perfect theme for selling your catalog of products, small or large to users at their desktop computers, or on their smartphones.
Mazine WordPress Theme
Flexible e-commerce theme, with wp-e-commerce plugin, ajax contact form, animated sortable gallery and much much more
SiSo: Woo Commerce WordPress theme
Mojo Themes – All e-commerce themes
ThemeForest – All e-commerce thems