How to Sell Products on WordPress

hi there this is alan from hyper stream

and in this video i want to show you how

you can sell your own products using

wordpress now i'm assuming you've

already got wordpress installed so if

you haven't go ahead get that installed

using the tutorials on this site the way

you get going with WordPress is

downloaded from or you can

install it via your web host but this

isn't a tutorial on that this is about

selling products so once you've got

WordPress installed go ahead and get the

WooCommerce plug-in downloaded and

installed on your blog so here I've just

got an old site I'll blow of this one

for this the purpose of this tutorial so

I'm just going to log in okay so let's

go ahead and download or install the

plug-in WooCommerce do a search for that

search and go ahead and install this

plug-in here

okay so activate the plug-in and then

we're just going to go through a few

quick setup things so what you're going

to need for this to take payments is a

PayPal account so if you haven't got a

PayPal account

hello head over to and

register for an account there and what

you're going to need is your the the

details that you the email address that

you signed up for PayPal with so just if

you get that wrong that you're not going

about taking your payments so go ahead

let's set up the payment options first

I'm going to go into the settings

okay well we need to install the pages

first and come back okay so sign here we

need to install these these pages into

WordPress so let's go ahead and install

these we could manually add certain

short codes but this is a blank site so

I'm just going to install install these

pages automatically and then I'm going

to go into the settings and then we're

going to set up our PayPal account so

we're going to go in to check out check

out and then we've got PayPal so what I

have a PayPal checkout click on settings

and then here's where the important part

where you put your email address to

receive PayPal payment so mine for

example is a lot of Dreams up is just an

old email address and I signed up PayPal

ages ago and then I think the same you

put the same email just there and this

is optional so that's the main thing you

need to put your your paypal email


oops and they'll receive it email


actually this is my receive it you know

it just is slightly different than mine

is actually okay okay

yours should be the same I imagine if

you use the same PayPal same email

address you signed up with PayPal so

that's that one done and then Save

Changes and then we should be good to go

take payments okay the next thing is

we're going to show you how to add a

product so here we have the product

section of woo commerce so go ahead and

add your first product click on add

product now we can type in the title of

product so say test product the title we

pretty content about your your product

there you can add pictures and video I

didn't think you want in this space here

you want to set the product image here

so click on set product image and then

select a file so we'll just use any old

I'll just use any old image here that's

what I'm do fit Google Apps

okay so once it's uploaded set the

product image by clicking on set product

image and that should be done okay put

your sale price in so your regular price

which we want to sell it at obviously if

it's on a sale so you would put maybe 80

pounds for example or 80 dollars in

whatever currency you're working in and

then we can publish the product and we

should publish now that product will be

published on my website and view that so

here we are this is added to the site

I'm gonna change this theme actually

because it is not compatible with Wu

teams so that's a good point you

actually need to have a template that is

listed as being practical with WooThemes

and I'm showing what I'm gonna do I'm

just gonna switch this back to the

default WordPress theme for now 2014 and

then that should look a bit better

so there we go we've now added our

products into there and then we can add

that to our cart

you know Add to Cart you know view the

cart we then proceed to checkout we can

fill in our details and then we're gonna

choose PayPal as our as our option sheet

the PayPal okay it's asking me to fill

in some details here

okay so there we go I've added a product

and that's now pushed this it's

processed that into PayPal and if I put

in my details here obviously I want to

pay myself but this would be a function

in products so you see in as little as

the time we've just taken to set up a

few minutes you can have a product up

online ready to sell very quickly

obviously creating a product and you

know it takes a bit more time to do that

but you can see the technology behind it

doesn't take too long if you want to get

started selling products using WordPress

okay so I just want to mention that the

purpose of these tutorials is not really

I'm not trying to make a perfect

tutorials here I just want to give you

really an overview and what you can do

with WordPress and hopefully give you

something very quickly in these short

videos so I'm not going to spend

subsequent videos I'm not going to spend

a lot of time setting up demo pages and

things I'm just going to use real world

examples which I have okay so what we've

done in this this little video I've

shown you how to install WooCommerce

into WordPress we spoke about very

generally about themes and having a

compatible theme with WooCommerce is

important now obviously the default

themes that come with WordPress probably

not going to be the best ones to use you

know they will work and you can

definitely sell products through them

but it's probably better to actually if

you're going to open up a shop you

definitely want to go for a premium

theme so if you want to go on to

somewhere like you can buy themes from

whoo the people that actually make the

theme that plug-in itself which is with

themes or I also recommend which where we buy a lot

of our own templates and themes for

WordPress so if you have a look on the

below this video there'll be some links

to some recommended themes and templates

that you can use for WooCommerce

I hope you found this useful take care

bye bye