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WooCommerce

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Highly customizable eCommerce platform for WordPress.

Turn your WordPress site into your own online store with an intuitive open source eCommerce integration with the WooCommerce One-Click App. The WooCommerce plugin for WordPress makes it incredibly simple to turn your blog or personal website into an online store for selling just about anything. Add an industry-standard secure payment to sell physical goods, digital purchases like eBooks, or subscription services through WooCommerce. The platform accepts payments via major credit cards, bank transfers, PayPal, and other providers like Stripe.

In addition to all the back-end setup you need to have in your eCommerce store, WooCommerce gives you the ability to customize your storefront and shipping provider to give you more control of the experience from start to checkout.

Get WooCommerce up and running on your Linode with the WooCommerce One-Click App.

Software Included

The WooCommerce One-Click App will install the following software on your Linode.

SOFTWAREDESCRIPTION
MySQL ServerRelational database.
PHP7WordPress 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.

Note About Email at Linode: This guide may involve or result in sending email. In an effort to fight spam, Linode restricts outbound connections on ports 25, 465, and 587 on all Linodes for new accounts created after November 5th, 2019. For more information, please see Sending Email on Linode.

Getting Started After Deploying WooCommerce One-Click App

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 from your WooCommerce One-Click App instance 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.
WordPress Login Reference Image

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 Settings

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 http://example.com, where example.com 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 (after installing WooCommerce One-Click App)

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

The WooCommerce One-Click App was built by Linode. For support regarding app deployment, contact Linode Support via the information listed in the sidebar. For support regarding the tool or software itself, visit How to Get Help on WooCommerce.