How to Make an Online Store – Step by Step Guide, Easy!

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Close – How To Make an Ecommerce Website. This is a step by step guide on how to set up an ecommerce store from scratch. This video tutorial walks you through everything involved in setting up your online store. We go over setting up your domain name, getting hosting, installing WordPress, installing a free e-commerce theme, adding products, payment solutions, etc – all of the steps you need to know in order to get your online store online and ready to start accepting payments and shipping products!

If you have any questions regarding getting your store set up please feel free to email me at and I will help you the best I can!

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The steps to set up an online store:

1. Register domain and get hosting: 5:45

2. Install WordPress: 10:19

3. Download & install an eCommerce theme: 13:46

4. Change password: 18:39

5. Add the www: 19:33

6. Install WooCommerce plugin: 20:58

7. Create Home and Blog: 23:52

8. Re-arrange the menu: 25:50

9. Add cover image to index page: 29:20

10. Add logo: 33:26

11. Load products: 35:36

12. Add sizes to products: 39:35

13. Set featured image: 47:17

14. Add “Recent Products” to home page: 53:36

15. Replace footer: 57:12

16. Payments: 58:46

17. Setting pages to full width: 1:00:50

18. Adding a coupon code: 1:02:04

19: Create a blog post: 1:04:31


TheDevoGamez | Minecraft, Vlogs, and More! says:

Thank you! :D

Ashley says:

how to do I put Change Password, View Order, Edit My Address?

Suru Asya says:

dude that was cool

Oliver G says:

who carrys your inventory or where do you get the inventory from 

YGOPlayerr says:

Can this just be done for fun without having to buy anything? Just looking

OldSchoolFella says:

is this free or a monthly charge

patris lemair says:

Hi there. I do not have access to my site www. Can you help please

abraham ovie says:

good video im glad i saw this at the right time! how do i add shop menu
under men ?

Ansal Mansoor says:

tankyou Case Gilbreath ur gr8 man <3

Erica Samples says:


Recent Products

didnt work for me. any reason why?

patris lemair says:

Its been a timing issue now solved. But ive got a new problem.mystile no
zip file download??? Anybody knows the solution?? Thx in advance

Cindy Rogers says:

I’m working on my store, but I’ve noticed when I add a few products, it
will automatically, say, Oops, Google Chrome could not connect to this
website. Can you tell me why it continues to do this? Thanks!

Christian Lewis says:

I hope he’s changed his password after showing it in his email.

Quinton Shefield says:

Lets say my website becomes very popular and people are buying my products
online. Is it possible to sell the website to someone. i.e if we used all
these other programs to created the website does that give me the rights to
the website or those other websites we used such as wordpress etc?

Ben Evans says:

Hey Case. I have set up an online store using your tutorial which was vry
helpful, however, i want to delete my wordpress site – any idea how it can
be done?

Catheleen Lockwood says:

Great video. Just had one question. My woocommerce doesn’t have a payment
gateway tab. Was wondering how you got that.

Aishah Abdullah says:

wow, this is absolutely helpful! Thank you for taking the time to do this
video and help us all out. God bless you! Liked and faved!

DjOhhenry says:

Hi, I did everything you said, now im stuck on activating woocommerce. It
seems like its not able to because I have 4.0 version of wordpress and
woocommerce only Compatible up to: 3.9.2 What do i do? do you recommend
another plug in I can use ?

Matt Davis says:

online store how to

Phetolo Patleswana says:

This is such as awesome video. I liked it. Simple and straightforward.

ju joe says:

thank you sooooo much….. one mor thing can you add videos too? 

Nita Harrison says:

I have a question. Right before you talked about setting up your paypal,
you said we were already set up to accept credit cards. My question is,
how did we get set up to accept credit cards? Thank you, great video.

Hassan Lakiss says:

Thanks a lot.
I already have my website but want to add a cart! Any advice?

preet Chouhan says:

thanks a lot man u save my job …..thanks a lot 

mfconne says:

Hi, how do you add wholesale suppliers to your website? 

sethkaladin says:

Your amazing thanks 

Detron says:

Thank you Mr case

Cindy Rogers says:

Hi Case! I love the way you explain step by step instructions on opening an
online store! The only thing I’m having a problem with is trying to figure
out the shipping. I can’t get it to give me options. When I click on
shipping, there is nothing. I know it’s probably easy as all get out to do
this, but please explain how I can get to the actual shipping options.
Thanks! And again, I am so impressed with this video!!!!!

Victor Cota says:

How about adding a video that touches on security to receive online
payments better.

Mark Ostheller says:

This video is SO appreciated! I know nothing about building a website but
you have held my hand through the whole thing. Thank you so much for
explaining this so clearly that someone with NO experience can make a nice
looking website! I have referred to your videos on several occasions when
I forgot how to do something. I do want to say I did not build an e
commerce site. I started to and then changed it to an informational site
(I may change it back to e commerce as my list of items to sell has just
greatly expanded). 

Paola H says:

I downloaded wordpress just like you said with your coupon and all… it’s
been 24 hours and nothing, the QuickInstall shows it is already installed
but when I press my domain … Nothing! my domain name was parked on
Godaddy, how long would it take before I can see it and start working on

Kristjan Pucko says:

Nice job mate. Just set it up on free hosting and in works like charm 🙂
Here is the link to free hosting with one clisk worldpress install:

Scott Matthews says:

great stuff. can’t get enough.

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