WordPress: How to create a shop or online store

Many of our WordPress themes have been specifically designed to work nicely with the free WooCommerce plugin. If you’d like to create a fully functional online shop, you may wish to use this plugin and any of our themes listed on this page. WooCommerce allows you to add a fully functional e-commerce store to your WordPress site/blog.

Alternatively, you can setup an online shop section on WordPress using Ecwid. This is a more quick and simple solution if you would like to list some basic products on your site.

Article tags: ecommerce, e-commerce


  1. Abbigayle Warner

    hi , i have the woo commerce plugin and i use it on my theme for affiliate shop posts , but i’m having trouble removing the cart icon from my nav bar , I don’t sell anything on my blog personally and it’ just confusing to my readers. I tried deleting the cart page but no luck . please help

  2. Brittany

    Hello, I have the Aruba Nights theme and I just installed the Woocommerce plugin. On the shop page, I can’t get it to go to a full width page and the other pages either(checkout, cart, etc.) even after I’ve set them to be full width. Can you help?

  3. Nicola

    Hi there,
    I want to add woo commerce to my blog to allow people to shop a collection. But does that mean I need to buy a theme for woo commerce too? I don’t understand how it works exactly…

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Nicola, if you’d like to create the shop with WooCommerce then it would be a good idea to use a WooCommerce compatible theme. WooCommerce might also work on other themes too, but certain features might not be 100% compatible. The other option would be to use Ecwid, which can be used on any theme.

  4. Jenny

    Hi, I’ve added woocommerce but the font isn’t right, I can’t find where to edit it on the customiser, can you help? Thanks

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Jenny, it looks like you have now changed the fonts using the Easy Google Fonts plugin. Let me know if you had any other questions about this.

  5. Sanya

    I bought the Venture theme purely because of the fact that it had an Online Shop. Does the template not come already set up with the shop or do I have to code everything myself?

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Sanya, thanks for purchasing the Venture theme!

      Don’t worry you don’t need to code anything to create the shop. You just need to install the WooCommerce plugin as mentioned above and then follow their setup wizard. This will guide you on adding products etc 🙂

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