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Best Solution to implement eCommerce on an existing setup

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

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    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!!

    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.

    pratik, May 30, 2017 IP
  5. phplduser

    phplduser Member

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    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
    phplduser, Jun 10, 2017 IP