How to add a product in WooCommerce


Navigating the WordPress Dashboard

Step 1: Access the WooCommerce Dashboard

  1. Log in to your WordPress admin panel.
  2. In the left-hand menu, hover over WooCommerce and click on Products.
  3. Click on Add New.

Step 2: Enter Product Details

  1. Product Name: Enter the name of your product in the Product Name field.
  2. Product Description: Add a detailed description of your product in the Product Description box. This is the main description and appears on the product page.

Step 3: Set Product Data

  1. Scroll down to the Product Data section. Here you can configure the main settings for your product.

    a. General Tab:

    • Regular Price: Set the regular price of the product.
    • Sale Price: If the product is on sale, enter the sale price.

    b. Inventory Tab:

    • SKU: Enter a unique SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) for inventory management.
    • Stock Status: Manage stock status (In stock, Out of stock, On backorder).
    • Sold Individually: Enable this to allow only one item to be bought in a single order.

    c. Shipping Tab:

    • Weight: Enter the weight of the product.
    • Dimensions: Enter the length, width, and height of the product.
    • Shipping Class: Assign a shipping class if applicable.

    d. Linked Products Tab:

    • Upsells: Select products to recommend instead of the current product.
    • Cross-sells: Select products to recommend in the cart based on the current product.

    e. Attributes Tab:

    • Add custom product attributes like color, size, etc.

    f. Advanced Tab:

    • Purchase Note: Enter an optional note to send the customer after purchase.
    • Menu Order: Custom ordering position for the product.
    • Enable Reviews: Check to enable customer reviews.

Step 4: Add Short Product Description

  1. Scroll down to the Product Short Description box. This description appears next to the product image on the product page.

Step 5: Set Product Categories and Tags

  1. In the right-hand sidebar, under Product Categories, select the appropriate category for your product or add a new category.
  2. Under Product Tags, add relevant tags for your product.

Step 6: Add Product Images

  1. Product Image: Set the main product image by clicking Set Product Image.
  2. Product Gallery: Add additional images to the product gallery by clicking Add Product Gallery Images.

Step 7: Publish Your Product

  1. Once you have entered all the product details, click the Publish button on the right-hand side to make your product live on your website.

Tips for Optimizing Your Product Listings

  • Use High-Quality Images: Ensure your product images are clear and high-quality.
  • Detailed Descriptions: Provide detailed and informative product descriptions to help customers make informed purchasing decisions.
  • SEO Optimization: Use relevant keywords in your product title, description, and tags to improve search engine visibility.
  • Customer Reviews: Encourage customers to leave reviews to build trust and provide social proof.

By following these steps, you can easily add new products to your WooCommerce store and optimize them for better sales performance.

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