Getting Started On WooCommerce At Skystra

SkyStra
Jan 16, 2021

Welcome to WooCommerce Hosting by Skystra! 

This guide will help you get started on your new WooCommerce web service.

How Do I Login To My Client Account?

You can log in to your account directly from our website through the Sign In button at the top right corner.

Your username is always the email you used to sign up, and the password is the one you set at sign up. 

If you forgot your password, you can click Forgot Password and get a new one by email. 

How Can I Start?

Our WooCommerce service comes with WordPress & WooCommerce installed for you. This means you can start building your online store right away.

You will use WordPress to build your site and WooCommerce to setup products and accept payments.

Your first step to build your store is to go to your WordPress Dashboard.

How Can I Get to My WordPress Dashboard?

To get to your WordPress Dashboard, you can follow these quick steps.

Once you’re logged into your WordPress dashboard, you can start building your online store.

Initial Store Setup

Once you log in to your WordPress Dashboard, click WooCommerce from the left hand menu:

Fill in the store location details to go to the next step.

The next screen allows you to choose your store’s product type/industry.

Next, choose if you plan to sell physical products, digital downloads, subscriptions, etc.

The Setup Wizard will then ask you to choose how many products you plan to display, if you currently have a store elsewhere and if you want to enable any additional features.

For the time being, we will leave these all unchecked as those can be enabled later through the Settings once we need to use them.

Finally, you can choose to continue with your active website theme or consider using a new theme. In our case, we decided to install and use the WooCommerce official free theme – Storefront instead of the WordPress default theme.

We also have a list of The Best WooCommerce Themes – check it out, one of those might work best for you.

Once you’ve selected your theme, the Setup Wizard will ask you to consider enabling JetPack and WooCommerce Shipping & Tax plugins. We recommend skipping this as JetPack is a known resource hog.

That’s it. You’ve completed the initial setup! 

You will be redirected to the WooCommerce panel in your WordPress Dashboard, where you can continue with the configuration and fine-tune your store.

How Can I Build My Store And Get Sales?

We’ve prepared a series of detailed guides on how to launch your online store and start selling online effectively.

Build

How To Build An Ecommerce Store With WordPress – This guide covers every detail you need to build a full-fledged online store with WordPress using WooCommerce. You can skip the introduction where it asks you to install & activate WooCommerce (that part is already done for you) and go straight to connecting Payment Methods and work your way down.

How To Use Shortcodes For WooCommerce – Shortcodes are a very handy tool that let you build out complex parts of your online store using a relatively simple tool. This guide covers from how to create a cart, checkout page, order tracking, most popular products page and right down to category lists using shortcodes.

Success

What To Do Once Your Store Is Up And Running – Building a store takes a lot of work and once it’s complete, our guide provides your next steps to get your store known and set yourself up for a success and future sales.

How To Optimize WordPress For Better Performance – A fast running store is a successful store, learn how to optimize your site with this comprehensive guide.

Sales

How To Increase Sales With WooCommerce Popups – Popups are an excellent way to boost sales and reduce abandoned carts. This guide covers how to create discount codes and popups for your customers.

How To Accept Recurring Payments – Do you plan on creating a subscription service through your online store? This guide shows you how to setup and accept recurring payments on WordPress.

How To Create A Loyalty Program In WooCommerce – A loyalty program is always a smart way to increase customer retention, brand awareness and also get customers to re-purchase your products. This guide shows you how to build a Loyalty Program for your customers and keep them buying.

How Do I Set Up My Email?

Setting up the email is very straightforward. 

Log into cPanel and then follow these steps: 

  • Click on the Email Accounts under the Email section.
  • Click the Create button at the top right corner.
  • Create an email username and password
  • Set your quota to unlimited 
  • Click on the Create button

Here’s an example of everything filled out:

How Can I Access My Email Inbox?

To access Webmail, log in to your cPanel control panel, and click on the Email Accounts option under the Email section:

Then, click the Check Email option next to your email address:

A webmail application will then open in a new window:

Quick Security Tips 

Here are some quick security tips from our team: 

  • Make sure your passwords are not easy to guess. Use password generators when available.
  • Ensure your passwords are not all the same and include special characters that are hard to guess.
  • Enable Two Factor Authentication (2FA) anywhere you can.
  • Ensure that your WordPress version is always up-to-date, including any themes or plugins you use on it.

That’s it! We hope this guide helps build and manage your online presence on your WooCommerce Hosting service.