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Create an Online Store with WooCommerce

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This course is designed for a beginning/intermediate WordPress user. You’ll learn how to sell both physical and digital products online using WordPress, WooCommerce and either Thesis 2 or Genesis 2. Here you’ll learn how to set up your store, how to collect payments, how to securely deliver your digital products (music, video, ebooks, courses, etc) and how to calculate shipping.

Lesson 2 – Part 2 – Choosing the Right Shopping Cart Plugin – Compare Plugins

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As we just discussed, you need to create a store plan for your online store. This is a store plan outline that I proposed a month ago in that course on how to make a choice about shopping cart plugins. The type of store we’re building is a large store with many digital products and

Sell Your Digital Products With WP eStore

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This course is designed for a beginning/intermediate WordPress user. You'll learn how to sell your digital products online using WordPress, WP eStore and either Thesis 2 or Genesis 2. Here you'll learn how to set up your store, how to collect payments and how to securely deliver your digital products (music, video, ebooks, courses, etc).

How to Choose the Right WordPress Shopping Cart – Part 4 – Types of Ecommerce Sites

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There are a number of different types of eCommerce sites. We're going to talk about these different types of eCommerce sites because a big part of this process or perhaps the biggest part of what we're going to be doing next week is evaluating our online store needs. That is to say, what are the

How to Choose the Right WordPress Shopping Cart

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There is no such thing as a "one size fits all" shopping cart for WordPress. In this seminar we discuss all of the things you need to consider before you choose the shopping cart to sell your products. We start off by discussing your various options and then provide you with a detailed checklist. From there we compare that checklist to a list of 5 WordPress shopping cart plugins to help you decide which one is right for you. These videos are available to free members.

WordPress eCommerce Seminar Series

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https://vimeo.com/69925589 Learn how to sell your products from your own WordPress website with this eCommerce seminar series and our eCommerce courses.  We discuss all aspects of setting up an eCommerce website using WordPress - from a simple store selling a single product to a large online store for a traditional brick and mortar business. Most

Integrating WooCommerce with Thesis 2

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Until now WooCommerce and Thesis 2 didn't work together. Here we introduce a fix for that problem: the WooCommerce Thesis Integrator plugin. In this seminar, we show how to install WooCommerce and set up its pages and templates. Then we show how to install the Integrator plugin and configure Thesis 2 to use it. Finally, we look at ways to customize the look and feel of the site using Thesis 2 tools. These videos are available to the public.

Lesson 1 – Part 4 – Two Approaches to Organizing an Ecommerce Site with WordPress and Shopp

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If you have watched any videos on how to use Shopp, you’ll be surprised that there are two approaches available for organizing an ecommerce site with WordPress and Shopp. The first approach to using Shopp is the Shopp-centric approach. At any rate, that’s what I’m calling it. And essentially, that means you use all of

Lesson 1 – Part 2 – General Concepts of Ecommerce Site Organization

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Often when you look at other tutorials about how to set up an ecommerce website they start right of by installing a plugin, creating a product, and putting a link on the page. While that makes the tutorial nice and fast to teach and it’s a relatively understandable process, it’s not really a good way

Lesson 1 – Online Store Site Organization

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In this first lesson of our Build an Online Store Using Shopp we focus on the site organization of an online store. We begin by discussing why good site organization matters and how to achieve it for stores of varying sizes. Then we cover the WordPress and Shopp tools that we'll be using to organize the

How to Organize an Ecommerce Site Where the Store is Distinctly Separate from the Blog

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This member wants to discuss possible site organization scenarios that make the Ecommerce site separate and distinct from the blog. We discuss using pages for products if the product catalog is small. If the product catalog is large we discuss two options. The first is using custom post types for products and the second is

A Member Discusses How She Organized Her Ecommerce Website

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Jackie Jacobson has successfully created her own Ecommerce website using WordPress, Thesis and WP eStore. Jackie describes how her site is organized and what her customers say about shopping on her site. Rick: Okay so let’s see, next we’re going to talk to Jackie. Good morning, Jackie. Jackie: Good morning. Can you hear me? Rick:

Will WP eStore Work with PHP 4?

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A member was having difficulty with the set up of his Ecommerce site. Some parts of WP eStore weren't behaving the way he expected. His host is using PHP4 and is wondering if he should switch to PHP5 and if that will solve his problems. [S3VIDEO file='public/liveanswers/LA1-23-11a-php-wpestore.mp4' bgimage='http://www.byobwebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/LA1-23-11a-php-wpestore.jpg' displaymode='overlay'] Okay and so next I have

Lesson 16 – Using WordPress “Comments” for Product Reviews

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Please note that this course has been replaced with the new "Sell Your Digital Products with WP eStore" In this video tutorial we will learn how to use WordPress comments to provide an opportunity for product reviews on your ecommerce website.  We will convert comments on our product posts to product reviews while retaining them

Lesson 12 – Display Featured Products Using the Dynamic Content Gallery

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Please note that this course has been replaced with the new "Sell Your Digital Products with WP eStore" In this video tutorial we will learn how to display featured products on our home page using the Dynamic Content Gallery plugin and the Thesis Feature Box.  The Gallery plugin has a rotating image carousel that can

Lesson 11 – Create a Widget Ready Footer and Add Widgets

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Please note that this course has been replaced with the new "Sell Your Digital Products with WP eStore"In this video tutorial we will learn how to create a "Fat" widget ready footer. Again we'll be demonstrating what makes Thesis the best overall theme for creating your own highly customized ecommerce website. Once we create this

Lesson 8 – Configuring Thesis Design Options

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Please note that this course has been replaced with the new "Sell Your Digital Products with WP eStore" In this video tutorial we will look at how to configure the Thesis Design Options for your new WordPress ecommerce website. Thesis is a remarkably flexible WordPress theme and has lots of design configuration options. Most themes

Lesson 2 – Creating the Pages and Posts for Our E-Commerce Website

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Please note that this course has been replaced with the new "Sell Your Digital Products with WP eStore" In this video tutorial we will create all of the pages and posts in WordPress and Thesis to create an e-commerce website.  We will be using pages for catalogs and product types as well as for our

Lesson 1 – Introduction – Using WordPress and Thesis to Create an E-Commerce Website

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Please note that this course has been replaced with the new "Sell Your Digital Products with WP eStore" In this video tutorial you will learn how to use WordPress and Thesis to create an e-commerce website.  The combination of WordPress and Thesis is  perfect for creating an online store. You can even do all of