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Best Solution to implement eCommerce on an existing setup

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by pratik, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. #1
    Hello Experts

    I have an existing website running on WordPress. This website showcases our product range / portfolio. We plan to start selling some of our stuff online. I have used WooCommerce earlier for some other project. The existing theme is more of a portfolio theme and not suitable for an eCommerce website. Which option you think I should go ahead with considering the maintainance, SEO and other aspects.

    • Setup a sub-domain like "shop.domain.com" and install a new WP setup with Woo Commerce and a specialised eCommerce Theme
    • Simply add "Buy Now" buttons manually to the products I wish to sell online in existing setup.
    • Make a new website with new theme which supports both Portfolio and eCommerce functions.
    Thanks in advance.
     
    pratik, Mar 15, 2017 IP
  2. themes4all

    themes4all Well-Known Member

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    Hello there,

    1- I assume that you use a Homepage as Static page and Blog for recent posts :

    So in this case, the simple easy, safe way with no hassle, is to use the WooCommerce Shortcodes to display your products on Homepage.. You can use for example :

    [recent_products per_page="12" columns="4"]

    2- You can install Woocommerce and create a Page to display the Woocommerce products like : Our Shop or something then use the Shortcodes to list your products.

    3- The Subdomain solution can work too but the main subject is to Earn Money and to Earn Money it's better to add the products on your Main Website which have a Traffic Juice, Trust Flow :) !! so why wasting time and energy on a Subdomain website creation!!

    Goodluck
     
    themes4all, Apr 5, 2017 IP
  3. Puri SEO

    Puri SEO Greenhorn

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    you should download a plugin known as woocomerce. Its is a very helpful plug and very easy to use
     
    Puri SEO, May 21, 2017 IP
  4. pratik

    pratik Notable Member

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    Update: I finally decided to Install woocommerce on a sub domain. This way my existing website database is not affected and I can see selective products on my e-commerce site.

    Thanks
     
    pratik, May 30, 2017 IP
  5. phplduser

    phplduser Member

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    Hi,

    As suggested, Woocommerce, I'm using it on 3 sites, Just love it, Even better it's free, Takes a little while to get used to it but once you do, I'm sure you will be pleased, I'm also using the free storefront template.

    Best Regards
    J
     
    phplduser, Jun 10, 2017 IP