In this video, we’ll go through the steps of how to make an online store for 2017 & 2018.This WordPress eCommerce tutorial is really well suited to those who want to create an online store with a smaller product range, or for products with less variations. You can view the live demo of the site we’ll create at:

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Discount hosting:
WP Engine (recommended for eCommerce):
Bluehost (shared hosting – incl free domain):

Olsen WordPress theme:
Divi Builder:
Divi Builder discount:

Article – How to Change Nameservers:
Article – Best eCommerce WordPress theme:

If you sell a specific product line, digital products, courses, link to affiliates, and see blogging or content marketing as a big part of your eCommerce strategy. Then this tutorial is for you.

If that’s not you, then check out our ‘How to Create an eCommerce website’ tutorial:

Other recommended videos:
How to use WordPress (Intro for beginners):
WordPress tutorial for beginners (Divi):
Best eCommerce WordPress theme:
How to start a WordPress blog:

What we cover in this video tutorial:
0:00 | Introduction
8:30 | Preparation
13:12 | Register domain, setup hosting, & install WordPress
12:27 | – Bluehost shared hosting option
16:53 | – WP Engine managed hosting option
22:46 | Explore demo + eCommerce fundamentals
31:06 | WordPress overview for beginners
| – For a comprehensive intro to WordPress, see our ‘How to use WordPress’ video:
| In the video mentioned above, we’ll cover:
| Managing users on your WordPress website
| How to create and manage posts in WordPress
| How to create and manage pages in WordPress
| How to add media (images, pdfs, etc) in WordPress
| Introduction to menus in WordPress (detailed overview later)
| Introduction to widgets in WordPress (detailed overview later)
34:08 | Choosing and uploading your WordPress theme
39:42 | Install the required plugins tutorial (getting started with WooCommerc)
49:48 | WooCommerce tutorial (seeWooCommerce links below for additional videos / documentation)
1:21:52 | Customizing your eCommerce website
1:22:13 | – Uploading the theme demo content
1:24:47 | – Uploading custom homepage layouts via the Divi Builder, uploading the required CSS, and creating your homepage (see Divi discount above)
1:32:03 | – Creating your blog page, and the setting the homepage and blog page for your online store.
1:34:33 | – Creating and managing menus for your online store
1:39:57 | – Editing the Theme customization settings for your online store
1:47:10 | — Updating the widgets for your website
1:53:25 | – Updating the newsletter signup / integrating MailChimp into your website / sidebar (find the required CSS code on the Lurn Digital posts – link below)
1:58:47 | – Editing / updating WooCommerce shortcodes (see WooCommerce links below for more videos / documentation)
2:00:58 | – Creating and managing contact forms on your website

Follow along with step by step instructions here:

WooCommerce – useful links:
WooCommerce guided tour videos:
WooCommerce shortcodes documentation:
WooCommerce widgets documentation:
WooCommerce payment gateway options:

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