• What we'll do
We continue our WordPress for beginners sessions with an Introduction to eCommerce — understanding the basics of adding eCommerce to your WordPress site. In this session, Nick Batik will review the eCommerce process — SSLs, shopping carts, merchant accounts, and the other things you need to know before, and after, you install an eCommerce solution.
This is session will address eCommerce at a beginner's level — how to accept donations for your non-profit, selling digital download products, as well as some tools and processes to set up an online store.
We will discuss payment gateways, the most popular eCommerce plugins, and some common issues new eCommerce site owners face. The business principles required to be successful IRL (in real life) are still applicable when developing an eCommerce business model — you need products to sell, a place to sell them, and a marketing strategy to attract customers. Additionally, you’ll also need a strategy for actually delivering the goods you sell — we look forward to seeing you there!
• What to bring
Bring your questions and your laptops!
• Important to know
This class will be taught in Room 243A - The large classroom behind the decorative wood wall