WordPress is the most popular and the most efficient method of creating websites. How to make an ecommerce website with WordPress?
WordPress thanks to the WooCommerce plugin is the most popular e-Commercena solution in the world. With its flexibility and access to hundreds of free and paid extensions, WooCommerce now supplies 30% of all online stores – more than any other platform.
Facing the choice of a platform to conduct sales on the WordPress + WooCommerce network, it will definitely appear on your list as one of the possibilities. It is also possible that WordPress will take a high position due to the low cost and the possibility of almost any adjustment to your requirements. Remember that there are no perfect systems and solutions, and ultimately choosing the WordPress platform you should verify all the pros and cons.
WordPress started its journey as a simple platform for bloggers. However, now, mainly thanks to plugins, it is a reliable solution for building an e-commerce site. Thanks to the powerful WooCommerce plugin, you can transform your WordPress into a functional online store.
Is wordpress free?
To create the page, you can also use the free WordPress template, which has some disadvantages, namely it will require more interference in the source code of the page. Free website templates are often not supported by developers, unlike paid templates for WordPress, which you can read about below.
Despite the fact that there are many free WordPress templates, I encourage you to use the paid ones, especially in the case when you are just starting your adventure with designing websites. On ThemeForest or TemplateMonster you will find many templates that will help you freely manage your site.
The WordPress plugin is additional software that you can install on your website, which is based on the WordPress CMS engine. If there is any extension that you would like to have on your site, then probably someone has already created a plugin to make your life easier.
As a site administrator, you can add or remove WordPress plugins with one click without any problem. You can also manually add plugins from a file in the “Plugins” panel or through an FTP server.
How to set up an online store in a different way
As you have certainly noticed, I mainly recommend the path described above leading to your own store with which you can do whatever you want. Especially when you’re just starting out. However, if you don’t feel like investing your time in knowledge, then another way to launch the store is to buy access to a selected platform operating in the SaaS model.
This model is based on the fact that the store’s software supplier basically provides us with everything, i.e. server space, store address and the software itself. The disadvantage is that we do not have access to the store’s files, we have no real impact (apart from submitting suggestions) on software development and generally we are dependent on the supplier in every field.