Getting Started and Managing E-commerce in WordPress

05 December 2022 09:30 – 15:00

WordPress is the world’s most popular Website Content Management Platform and is used by 44% of all Websites on the Internet. Its highly customisable interfaces, and widely available free and inexpensive plugins, gives SMEs an excellent framework to build everything from single-page websites, to fully customisable e-commerce experiences.  

WooCommerce is a free, highly extendable e-commerce platform used by millions of websites.  As of 2022, 29% of e-commerce websites use WooCommerce, making it the world’s most widely used e-commerce platform followed by Shopify (19%) and Magento (8%).   

Together, WordPress and WooCommerce provide an accessible, easy to manage and inexpensive platform used to sell physical products, services, bookings and vouchers.  

This session will equip SMEs who are either hoping to add e-commerce to their existing projects, or those who wish to take on managing their own projects. This interactive session will allow you to explore many of the topics discussed in a secure sandbox/test environment, followed by an open afternoon session where a team of experienced Website Developers will be on hand to provide free 1-2-1 consultancy to give advice, ideas, or help/recommend fixes to your own sites or projects.

This event is taking place on Monday, 5th December, from 9:30-15:00 at The Hive, 6 Beaughfighter Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS24 8EE. Lunch and refreshments to be provided throughout the day.

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The plan for this session, being delivered by Jason Hill, is:

  • Introduction to WordPress & WooCommerce
  • Getting Started: Backups, updates & security
  • WooCommerce Configuration & Setup
  • Setting up your online store
  • Adding & managing products or services
  • Advanced product fields and attributes
  • Payment gateways & Invoicing
  • Key laws, legislation, and guidance for online e-commerce

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This session is part of a series of workshops to empower SMEs to be able to edit and update their own websites with the right content to drive their business forwards.

This training sessions is part of Workforce for the Future, which Weston College is delivering on behalf of the West of England Combined Authority in collaboration with other regional partners. The West of England Workforce for the Future programme has received £4m of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information, click here.


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