How to Deploy WooCommerce with Marketplace Apps

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WooCommerce Marketplace App

WooCommerce is a popular open source eCommerce plugin for WordPress that can power online storefronts to sell both digital and physical products for small-to-large businesses. A variety of themes for WooCommerce are available so you can create a store that looks the way you want it to. WooCommerce takes payments via major credit cards, bank transfers, PayPal, and other providers like Stripe. The WooCommerce plugin is free, but some themes and extensions have a cost.

Deploy WooCommerce with Marketplace Apps

Linode’s App Marketplace allows you to easily deploy software on a Linode using the Linode Cloud Manager. To access Linode’s App Marketplace:

  1. Log in to your Linode Cloud Manager account.

  2. From the Linode dashboard, click on the Marketplace button in the left-hand navigation menu.

  3. The Linode creation page appears, with the Marketplace tab pre-selected.

  4. Under the Select App section, select the app you would like to deploy:

    Select a Marketplace App to deploy

  5. Once you have selected the app, proceed to the app’s Options section and provide values for the required fields.

WooCommerce Options

Admin UsernameUsername for your WordPress admin user. WooCommerce is managed through the WordPress administrative interface. Required.
Admin PasswordPassword for your WordPress admin user. Required.
Email AddressEmail address for your WordPress admin user. Required.
Website TitleThe title that will appear at the top of your WooCommerce site. Advanced Options.

Linode Options

After providing the app specific options, provide configurations for your Linode server:

Select an ImageDebian 10 is currently the only image supported by the WooCommerce Marketplace App, and it is pre-selected on the Linode creation page. Required
RegionThe region where you would like your Linode to reside. In general, it’s best to choose a location that’s closest to you. For more information on choosing a DC, review the How to Choose a Data Center guide. You can also generate MTR reports for a deeper look at the network routes between you and each of our data centers. Required.*
Linode PlanYour Linode’s hardware resources. As a plugin for WordPress, WooCommerce is an extremely flexible CMS that can be supported on any size Linode. We suggest you build your WooCommerce app on a Linode plan that reflects how much content you plan on featuring, as well as how much traffic you plan on having on your site. For small sites, a 1GB Linode (Nanode) or a 2GB Linode should be enough. If you decide that you need more or fewer hardware resources after you deploy your app, you can always resize your Linode to a different plan. Required
Linode LabelThe name for your Linode, which must be unique between all of the Linodes on your account. This name will be how you identify your server in the Cloud Manager’s Dashboard. Required.
Root PasswordThe primary administrative password for your Linode instance. This password must be provided when you log in to your Linode via SSH. The password must meet the complexity strength validation requirements for a strong password. Your root password can be used to perform any action on your server, so make it long, complex, and unique. Required

When you’ve provided all required Linode Options, click on the Create button. Your WooCommerce app will complete installation anywhere between 2-5 minutes after your Linode has finished provisioning. After WooCommerce has finished installing, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provided during configuration, at which point you will be able to access your site.

Getting Started After Deployment

Access Your WooCommerce Site

After WooCommerce and WordPress have finished installing, you will be able to access your site by copying your Linode’s IPv4 address and entering it in the browser of your choice. To find your Linode’s IPv4 address:

  1. Click on the Linodes link in the sidebar. You will see a list of all your Linodes.

  2. Find the Linode you just created when deploying your app and select it.

  3. Navigate to the Networking tab.

  4. Your IPv4 address will be listed under the Address column in the IPv4 table.

  5. Copy and paste the IPv4 address into a browser window. You should see your WooCommerce site’s home page.

  6. Once you have accessed your site via the browser, you can log in to the WordPress administrative interface and start configuring your store.

    The address of the WordPress login page is http://< your IP address >/wp-login.php. Or, you can click on the log in link that’s visible on your site’s home page, as highlighted below. Enter the credentials you previously specified in the Admin Username and Admin Password fields when you deployed the app.

    Log in to your WordPress site.

Set up a Domain for your Site

If you own a domain name, you can assign it (or a subdomain) to your WooCommerce site. Specifically, you will need to set up an A record that’s associated with your Linode’s IP address. To learn how to set up DNS records in the Cloud Manager, review the DNS Manager guide. For more general information about how DNS works, review the DNS Records: An Introduction guide.

Once you have set up DNS for your site, you will be able to visit it by entering your domain or subdomain in your browser. At this point, you should also update the WordPress Address and Site URL settings for your site:

  1. Log in to your WordPress admin interface as described in the previous section.

  2. Click on the Settings link in the sidebar, then click on the General option from the dropdown menu that appears.

    WordPress general settings menu option highlighted

  3. The General Settings form will appear. Update the WordPress Address and Site URL fields with the domain or subdomain you assigned to your site. Specifically, the value for both fields should be, where is replaced by your domain or subdomain.

  4. Click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the form.

Complete the WooCommerce Setup Wizard

When you first log in to the WordPress admin interface, you will be presented with a banner that asks you to complete the WooCommerce setup wizard:

WooCommerce Setup Wizard Banner

Click on the Run the Setup Wizard button to visit this form and start your store configuration.

Software Included

MySQL ServerRelational database.
PHP 7WordPress is written in PHP and requires PHP to operate.
Apache HTTP ServerWeb server used to serve the WordPress site.
WordPressContent management system.
WP CLIThe command line interface for WordPress.
WooCommerceAn online storefront plugin for WordPress.
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Currently, Linode does not manage software and systems updates for Marketplace Apps. It is up to the user to perform routine maintenance on software deployed in this fashion.

More Information

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