Welcome back to another WordPress tutorial on the Woocommerce dashboard.
Today we’re talking Woocommerce and how to access the dashboard.
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The Woocommerce Dashboard
Is actually the WordPress dashboard. Article over. Just kidding.
But not really! The Woocommerce dashboard is accessed from within the WordPress dashboard. To access the dashboard for your online store, please follow these simple steps:
- Access /wp-admin/ on your URL
- Log into your website
- Click on Woocommerce from the WordPress menu
The orders section is where you will spend a lot of your time. This subsection of the Woocommerce menu allows you to view, edit and interact with any orders on your website.
Access it by clicking Woocommerce > Orders
I’ve shown you what this looks like below with some test data.
The reports section is another handy tool and probably not something most people are aware of. You can access your reports by clicking on Woocommerce > Reports from the WordPress dashboard menu.
I also created a handy video on how to use Woocommerce reports, which I’ve embedded below.
The settings section in Woocommerce is probably the most important and is where you can configure your online store, dealing with everything from payment gateways to shipping zones.
You can access Woocommerce settings by clicking Woocommerce > Settings from the WordPress dashboard.
The products page is where you can determine where your shop lives as well as configure basic product information, like should you use reviews and should your store redirect straight to the checkout after add to basket.
Shipping is self explanatory as are the rest of the tabs.
Payments allows you to setup and configure various different payment gateways for your Woocommerce store. I’d recommend using Stripe to process your credit/debit payments and to offer PayPal as a secondary payment gateway.