Setting up WordPress Site and Installing WooCommerce

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Welcome to the guide on setting up your WordPress website, installing WooCommerce, and configuring your online store with the Storefront theme. This document will provide step-by-step instructions to help you get started. By following these guidelines, you'll be able to create a professional-looking website, seamlessly integrate powerful e-commerce functionality, and customize your store to align with your brand identity.

Domain Setup

Before diving into the WordPress setup process, it's important to note that if you're utilizing Flourish's hosting services, you will receive a domain under GoDaddy. Be sure to follow the instructions sent from the Flourish team to set up your domain.

If you already have a domain and hosting set up, you're all set with this step.

Setting Up Your WordPress Site:

  1. Install WordPress:
    • Log in to your hosting account's control panel (cPanel).
    • Look for the WordPress installer, often found under the "Website" or "WordPress" section.
    • Follow the prompts to install WordPress on your domain.
    • Create a username and password for your WordPress admin account during the installation process.
  2. Access Your WordPress Dashboard:
    • Once WordPress is installed, access your website's dashboard by navigating to
    • Log in using the username and password you created during the installation process.

Installing WooCommerce:

  1. Install WooCommerce Plugin:
    • In your WordPress dashboard, navigate to "Plugins" > "Add New."
    • Search for "WooCommerce" using the search bar.
    • Click "Install Now" next to the WooCommerce plugin.
    • After installation, click "Activate" to enable the plugin on your website.
  2. Complete WooCommerce Setup Wizard:
    • Upon activating WooCommerce, you'll be prompted to run the setup wizard.
    • Follow the wizard's steps to configure essential settings such as store location, currency, shipping options, payment gateways, and tax settings.
    • Once completed, WooCommerce will automatically create necessary pages (shop, cart, checkout, etc.).
  3. Setting up the Checkout Page *REQUIRED

Flourish requires "Company Name" as one of the required fields during checkout. You will need to enable that after Woocommerce is set up. To make the Company Name as a required field,

  • go to Appearance > Checkout on the side nav bar
  • Click Woocommerce > Checkout
  • Make the Company Name Field required

Setting Up Your Store with Storefront Theme:

  1. Install Storefront Theme:
    • In your WordPress dashboard, navigate to "Appearance" > "Themes."
    • Click on the "Add New" button.
    • Search for the "Storefront" theme.
    • Click "Install" and then "Activate" to apply the Storefront theme to your website.
  2. Customize Storefront Theme:
    • Navigate to "Appearance" > "Customize" in your WordPress dashboard.
    • Here, you can customize various aspects of the Storefront theme, including colors, fonts, header/footer layouts, and more.
    • Upload your brand logo and set your brand colors to maintain consistency with your brand identity.

By following these steps, you can successfully set up your WordPress site, install WooCommerce, and configure your store using the Storefront theme.

The next step will be to Install the Flourish plugin.

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