WooCommerce options

Updated on September 20, 2017

WooCommerce is the most popular shopping system plugin for WordPress. Artbees Themes are compatible with this plugin and we constantly release updates of the theme for compatibility reasons with latest version of this plugin. This article is a brief introduction to WooCommerce Options itself, regardless of which theme you use. In each section we link to detailed documentation if needed.


Orders are created when a customer completes the checkout process and are visible by Admin and Shop Manager users only. Each order is given a unique Order ID. When you start taking orders the order management page will begin to fill up. You can view these orders by going to WooCommerce > Orders in the left hand admin menu.

Each order row displays useful details, such as the customer’s address, email, telephone number, and the order status. You can click the order number or the ‘view order’ button to see the single order page (this is also where you can edit the order details and update the status).

For more detailed information about managing orders read this article.


Coupons are a great way to offer discounts and rewards to your customers, and can help promote sales across your shop. If you want to use coupons with WooCommerce, you first need to enable them in WooCommerce settings. Go to: WooCommerce > Settings > Checkout to enable coupons.

For more detailed information about managing coupons read this article.


The reports section in WooCommerce gives you the ability to see your store’s performance from month to month using graphs and stats. Currently the reports section comprises of 3 sections; orders, customers and stock.

Orders reports are for viewing sales amounts and totals, as well as viewing top sellers, top freebies and top earners. There are a few sub-sections of the orders reports shown below.

The next tab you have is to view customer reports with Customers vs. Guests and Customer List options to further drill down into customer info again by year, last month, this month, last 7 days, and custom.

Similar to the dashboard widget, stock reports list your low stock and out of stock items as well as the actual quantity left in stock.

For more detailed information about reports read this article.

System Status

The WooCommerce System Status report is a vital tool that is used to troubleshoot issues with your site. With a wide variety of sections and fields, you can check your software versions, server settings and WordPress configuration. To bring up your System Status report, go to: WordPress Admin > WooCommerce > System Status.

For more detailed information about system status read this article.

WooCommerce Settings

In this section you’ll find information about General WooCommerce settings as well as Product, Tax, Checkout, Shipping, Accounts, Email, and Webhooks settings. To configure your shop go to WooCommerce > Settings.

The section has different tabs that you can use to set the options of WooCommerce. We will have a brief introduction for each section.


This tab is where WooCommerce have some simple and basic settings for every store. The first section of this tab is for General Options and the second one for Currency Options. For more information read this article.


This tab is where you will find the settings for your products and how they are displayed, including product image sizes, inventory, and downloadable product settings. Sub items of this section are:


In the general sub navigation section there are Measurements and Reviews options.

Woocommerce Options Products General


In this section you will find options to fine tune the display of products on different pages and screens. This is the section to set the main WooCommerce shop page. After you set your main shop page you can go to that page from WordPress admin section and set Jupiter Page Options, whatever you set on that page will propagate to all WordPress pages in Artbees themes.

WooCommerce Options Products Display


To edit your shop’s inventory options go to: WooCommerce > Settings > Product > Inventory. Here you can chose whether you want to enable stock management or not.

Woocommerce Options Products Inventory

Downloadable Products

This option controls how your store will serve downloadable files to purchasers. This section is applicable if you decide to sell downloadable digital items.

Woocommerce Options Downloadable Products

For more information read this article.


Taxes are complex enough to warrant their own separate section explaining how to set them up and how they work. For more information read this article.

Woocommerce Options Tax


Here you can control settings for your checkout pages and coupon usage as well as your payment gateway settings. For more information read this article.

WooCommerce Options Checkout


Here you can control settings for shipping pages including Shipping Calculation, Shipping Display Mode, Shipping Destination and Shipping Methods. For more information read these articles.

Woocommerce Options Shipping


These pages need to be set so that WooCommerce knows where to send users to access account related functionality. You can set different options in this section including Account Page, Account Endpoints and Registration Options. For more information read this article. Also please read this article for Endpoint options.

Woocommerce Options Accounts


Here you can find the email settings and templates to edit. Different options are available including Email Sender Options, Email Templates and Individual Options. For more information read this article.

Woocommerce Options Emails


In this section you can choose to enable the REST API. This API is aimed at developers to use. You can enable it to access your store data from outside of WordPress, for example from our iOS app or other external apps. More details on the REST API can be found here.

Also it is possible to make use of Webhooks in this section . Webhooks in WooCommerce now have a nice UI to help manage them. We have a separate doc on using those now, head there to learn more about Webhooks.

Woocommerce Options API


Add-ons is the part of the WooCommerce plugin which is inspired from WordPress plugins system. Developers can write plugins for WooCommerce for different uses. To search for Add-ons, go to: WordPress Admin > WooCommerce > Add-ons.

Woocommerce Options - Add-ons

For more detailed information about writing WooCommerce plugins read this article.

This wraps up the introductory article for WooCommerce Options. For detailed information and documentation of this plugin read their Official Documentation.

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