WooCommerce is an open-source, eCommerce plugin for WordPress where small to medium business owners can create and manage their online stores easily and access features such as tax management, payments and shipping integration. WooCommerce is the brainchild of Mark Forrester, Magnus Jepson and Adii Pienaar. After making a business out of commercial themes for WordPress called WooThemes, the team ventured into plugin development in 2011 as customers were clamoring for more functionality. According to Hosting Tribunal, a web hosting review site, 22% of the top 1 million eCommerce websites use WooCommerce and 93.7% of all WordPress websites in the eCommerce space use the WooCommerce plugin.
Getting Started with WooCommerce
WooCommerce requires a WordPress account upon sign up. The company made this change in 2017 to improve security and convenience. Here’s how to easily get started with WooCommerce:
Step 1: Log in to your WordPress account and click “Plugins” on the dashboard’s menu.
Step 2: Type “WooCommerce” on the Plugins search bar and click “Install Now.”
Step 3: Once installed, activate the plugin and complete the steps in the WooCommerce Setup Wizard which includes Store Details, Industry, Product Types, Business Details and Themes.
How to Integrate the BUx payment plugin to your WooCommerce Website
BUx is a leading payment platform in the Philippines, giving small to large businesses access to over 50,000 over-the-counter (OTC) locations all over the country (7-Eleven, Cebuana Lhuillier, Bayad Center etc.), mobile wallets (GCash, GrabPay etc.) and major banks (BPI, UnionBank etc.). Here’s how to integrate BUx to your WooCommerce website:
Option 1: Download the BUx plugin from the WordPress plugin directory
Option 2: Install the BUx plugin via the WordPress dashboard