Building an online store is often considered to be a difficult and complex task. Using the combination of WordPress and the WooCommerce plugin, this is no longer the case. WooCommerce is built using WordPress best practices both on the frontend and the backend. This results in an efficient, robust, and intuitive plugin. Learn to use this strong e-commerce solution and set up your own web shop in just a couple of hours.
Building E-Commerce Solutions with WooCommerce is a practical guide that delivers the knowledge you require to set up and get going with WooCommerce. This book also shows you how to choose a WooCommerce theme and set up different payment methods, in addition to helping you to keep a bird’s-eye view of incoming sales and reviews, stock levels, general store performance, and statistics from the WordPress dashboard.
You will start by installing WooCommerce and exploring the WooCommerce settings. Then, you will move on to creating and adding simple and complex products, and also set up payment and shipping methods. Once your store is up and running, you will learn how to process your orders, look at the reports, and even expand the functionality further with additional plugins. Finally, the book shows you how to choose a WooCommerce theme and adjust the theme settings.
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About the Author
Robbert Ravensbergen is an experienced IT Manager, who worked for several companies in Netherlands. In 2009, he developed interest in open source technologies, especially Joomla was very popular during those days. Robbert started his company Joomblocks.com, created his first Joomla extensions and worked on multiple Joomla projects.
As time went by, he learned about other open source solutions as well and got interested especially in WordPress. During 2010, his first book about WordPress was released in Netherlands. After that, several Dutch titles followed about WordPress, Joomla and Magento, which were all very successful.
In 2013, he released his first English book with Packt Publishing, Magento Beginner’s Guide 2nd edition. He wrote a book together with co-author Sander Schoneville. This book on WooCommerce is his first solo title.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Given that this book is about extending your WordPerfect website to being able to do transactions, the book falls short on a key point. In several places the narrative reminds the reader that laws could vary across the world. That the readership is global. Like the first chapter, which says in one place, "tax laws and calculations differ from country to country and region to region". So what is the problem? In chapter 4, which looks at payments, it says there is a Payment Cards Industry compliance. So "if you let your customers enter their credit card details directly on your website, you must be PCI compliant. If you're not, you're running an illegal business". Say what?? Illegal is defined on a country basis. Is the author's statement really true in every country? Doubtful. The book could have been better written if the text had expanded on that quote. If only to describe the status of major countries with respect to whether you, the website owner, really needed to be PCI compliant. The statement is also dubious because the text goes on to say that WooCommerce offers a paid service to let you "legally" let your website visitors type their credit card numbers when you are not PCI compliant. A cynical view is that the text is taking an alarmist tone to steer business towards WooCommerce.
Great source for learning how to use WooCommerce. Covers the most important topics to get started. Good reference source. Would definitely get this book. I wish there would be a second book getting into more in depth information.