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How to Use the WooCommerce VPS Template

Getting started with the WooCommerce VPS Template at Hostinger

Updated over a week ago

WooCommerce is a popular e-commerce plugin for WordPress, enabling users to create and manage online stores with ease.

Hostinger's Ubuntu 22.04 64bit with WooCommerce VPS template comes with WooCommerce pre-installed, simplifying the process of setting up an online store. This guide will walk you through the basics of getting your WooCommerce store up and running on Hostinger VPS.

To start, install the WooCommerce template on your VPS.

Accessing Your WooCommerce Store

Open a web browser and visit http://[your-VPS-hostname]/wp-admin/.

You'll be directed to the WordPress admin page. Use the following email address - admin@[your-VPS-hostname] - to sign in and use the password you created when installing the template.

Make sure to replace [your-VPS-hostname] with the actual hostname of your VPS 💡

Logging in to the WordPress admin page

If you want WooCommerce to run on your domain, point your domain to a VPS IP address and change the server hostname 💡

Configuring WooCommerce

After logging into WordPress, you'll be prompted by the WooCommerce setup wizard. Follow the steps to configure your store's basic settings, such as location, currency, and payment methods:

Configuring WooCommerce

Explore the WooCommerce settings to configure shipping, taxes, and other essential store functionalities.

Adding Products

In the WordPress dashboard, navigate to WooCommerce Products. Add new products, including descriptions, images, prices, and other relevant details:

Adding products in WooCommerce

Use categories and tags to organize your products, making it easier for customers to find what they're looking for.

Customizing the Store

Select a WordPress theme that is compatible with WooCommerce. Customize the theme to match your brand and store aesthetics:

Customizing the store in WooCommerce

Ensure a smooth shopping experience by customizing the checkout and cart pages.

WooCommerce Extensions Store

WooCommerce offers a variety of extensions for additional features like subscriptions, bookings, and memberships. Explore the WooCommerce Extensions store for more options:

WooCommerce Extensions Store

Utilize other WordPress plugins to enhance your store's functionality, such as SEO tools or analytics.

This template uses CloudPanel, which runs an NGINX webserver. For specific plugins, you might need to edit vhost files. Some rules might be found in WordPress documentation 💡

Hostinger's Ubuntu 22.04 64bit with WooCommerce VPS template provides a solid foundation for launching and managing your online store. WooCommerce's integration with WordPress makes it a flexible and powerful solution for e-commerce. For more detailed instructions and best practices, refer to the WooCommerce documentation.

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