First step in creating a shop on your website is creating a product post. Ken uses the most popular WordPress plugin WooCommerce for this, which let’s you create an online shop.
This article covers installing, activating and setting up WooCommerce, adding a product post and enabling visual composer for it.
Before being able to create a product post, WooCommerce plugin needs to be installed and activated.
To install and activate WooCommerce in the Ken theme:
WooCommerce Setup Wizard
After activating the plugin, you will be presented with the WooCommerce setup wizard. This setup allows you to easily configure the basics of your shop in a few easy steps.
Creating a Product Post
To add a product post:
There is a lot of different options to set up your product like product types, attributes, etc. Below we are going to cover step by step how to create a simple product, and explain about other product types, as WooCommerce already has detailed article on all product options which you can read here.
Creating a Simple Product
To add a simple product:
This product type allows you to have multiple items in a single product page. It does not have a price option as it links to other products on your website and allows users to view all the products on a single page.
This product type is used when you are promoting an item on your website but it’s actually available for sale on a different website. When creating this type of product, you will be asked for a Product URL which will be used to link to the product on another website instead of Add to cart button on your website.
This product type allows you to sell multiple types of an item, like a different sized t-shirts. This can be set up through the attributes and variations, and each combination can have it’s own price and SKU.
Enabling Visual Composer for Product Posts
In order to use visual composer shortcodes for product description, visual composer for product posts has to be enabled.