Adding A New Product To Your Store

Adding A New Product To Your Store

Adding A New Product To Your Store

Adding A New Product To Your Store takes a few steps, but once you have the basics down, it’s as easy as filling out a form and uses the same basic layout as when you are adding a new post or page to your website.

Here is a video that walks through how to add each type of product (descriptions of these product types below) using our preferred e-commerce platform in WordPress called WooCommerce.


Product Types To Know When Adding A New Product To Your Store

With attributes and categories set up and stock management configured, we can begin adding products. When adding a product, the first thing to decide is what type of product it is. Links in this section will take you to the WooCommerce website for more detailed information if you’d like to read up more.

  • Simple – covers the vast majority of any products you may sell. Simple products are shipped and have no options. For example, a book.
  • Grouped – a collection of related products that can be purchased individually and only consist of simple products. For example, a set of six drinking glasses.
  • Virtual – one that doesn’t require shipping. For example, a service. Enabling this, disables all shipping related fields such as shipping dimensions. A virtual product will also not trigger the shipping calculator in cart and checkout.
  • Downloadable – activates additional fields where you can provide a downloadable file. After a successful purchase, customers are given a downloadable file as a link in the order notification email. This is suitable, for example, for a digital album, PDF magazine, or photo.
  • External or Affiliate – one that you list and describe on your website but is sold elsewhere.
  • Variable – a product with variations, each of which may have a different SKU, price, stock option, etc. For example, a t-shirt available in different colors and/or sizes.
Adding A Blog Post In Wordpress

Adding A Blog Post In WordPress

Adding A Blog Post In WordPress

Adding a blog post in WordPress using the basic tools provided is pretty straight forward.

If you are familiar with composing and editing text using a program such as Microsoft Word, then you will find the process very similar.

After reading this article you will know the basics of updating your word press blog as well as adding photos to your blog posts and embedding videos in WordPress.

    1. Log in to your WordPress Administration Screen (Dashboard).
    2. Click the ‘Posts’ tab.
    3. Click the ‘Add New’ sub-tab.
    4. Start filling in the blanks: enter your post title in the upper field, and enter your post body content in the main post editing box below it.
    5. As needed, select a category, add tags, and make other selections from the sections below the post. (Each of these sections is explained below.)
    6. When you are done adding a blog post in WordPress, click Publish.

Here is a video showing some of these steps.


For more details and in-depth information about writing posts in WordPress, you can visit their site and read more about this topic.

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Here are some pointers to make your content stand out.

Use Paragraphs

No one likes to read writing that never pauses for a line break. To break your writing up into paragraphs, use double spaces between your paragraphs. WordPress will automatically detect these and inser paragraph tags into your writing.

Use Headings

If you are writing long posts, break up the sections by using headings, small titles to highlight a change of subject. In HTML, headings are set by the use of h1, h2, h3, h4, and so on.


You don’t have to use HTML when writing your posts. WordPress will automatically add it to your site, but if you do want control over different elements like boxes, headings, and other additional containers or elements, use HTML.

Spell Check and Proofread

There are spell check Plugins available, but even those can’t check for everything. Some serious writers will write their posts in a text editor with spell check, check all the spelling and proof it thoroughly before copying and pasting into WordPress.