There are alternatives to build an ecommerce site but when we can utilize our wordpress site only, then why go for those options. Here we would show how to use wordpress for ecommerce.
We can utilize WordPress as the basic framework to build an e-commerce site. All you need is help from a specified plugin (and theme).
The E-Commerce Plugin
With the right plugin(s) and theme, you can change it into whatever kind of site you can imagine.The plugin used is : WP e-commerce.
With the latest generation of WordPress, you can find and install it directly from within your admin area. No FTP required.
The popularity of this plugin has made other people create additional e-commerce plugins to complement the original. You can find a whole bunch of them by searching using “WP e-commerce” as the search string.
After installing the plugin, manage various aspects of your store from the “Store” menu at the sidebar.
For example, you can view a list of your available products from the “Products” tab under the store menu.
We can also is add products!The process itself is similar to writing a blog post with additional fields like available units and price.
The best way to learn how to build the store is to familiarize yourself with the plugin and do some experiments.
After setting up the plugin, you can continue with your store front by complementing the plugin with a matching theme. There are actually WordPress themes specifically designed to accommodate WordPress e-commerce sites that use the WP e-commerce plugin.
You are not likely to find these kind of themes inside the WordPress.org theme gallery (I tried to search but could only find one), so you can’t install the themes using the search and install function of the WordPress admin area.
You can however search for them using a search engine, download them to your hard drive, then upload and install them to your WordPress via the admin area using the “Upload” menu.
There are several alternatives of WordPress e-commerce themes that you can try.
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