Resources for Learning WooCommerce in 2021

There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of WordPress blogs out there that include posts on WooCommerce. Visit your favorite one and you will likely find a category for WooCommerce.

Over the last 2 or 3 years I have noticed an uptick in these. And that’s good. But often they are hit and miss and they also talk about everything else to do with WordPress.

When it comes down to good content and reputable sites, there aren’t a ton available with the focus only on Woo. But I wanted to list some here that may help you either in the start of your store or growing your site.

A List of WooCommerce Resources

Let’s start with the obvious.

WooCommerce.com

There is a lot over on the site. Aside from extension documentation, you can find:

WooCommerce Blog – these are perfect for the store owner and merchant and are nicely categorized into Sell Online, Marketing, Shipping, Customer Service and Business Ideas.

WooCommerce Guides – a variety of resources including:

WooCommerce Basic Docs and Tutorials – if you need to understand the basics of WooCommerce, this is a perfect place to start.

Meetups – Meetups are a great way to gather with like-minded people and learn and share. Best of all they are worldwide, but now you can take advantage of any meetup as most are all virtual now.

Customer Showcase – this serves two purposes. One if to help you with your own ideas for your store. And secondly, if you need to convince a client that they should use Woo, this is a great place to send them.

Success Stories – want to hear what other store owners are doing. There is nothing like hearing the story behind a shop.

For the Developer at WooCommerce.com

And for those who want to dive into the guts and code of Woo:

Developer Resources – this is a comprehensive source of documentation that has recently been reworked and is growing all the time. It will easily become the #1 source for the dev.

Developer Extensions – everything a developer needs to build and get started selling extensions including API documentation, product update information and more.

Developer Blog – the perfect place for a developer to keep updated on Woo.


Business Bloomer

Don’t let the name fool you. Rodolfo Melogli as a treasure trove of tutorials and resources for the WooCommerce developer.


WP101

WP101 is the mainstay for educational learning in the WordPress space and has been for 10 years. Shawn is not only a good friend, but a valuable asset to the community for the work he has put into it. Aside from the other videos you will get there, they have a WooCommerce series that will help you easily grasp the basics. They are short, concise, easy-to-understand and are kept up-to-date.


WooCommerce on LinkedIn Learning

Not only do you get access to some great WooCommerce resources, but a lot more I’m sure you would find useful. This resource has been one that several people I know have raved about. Patrick Rauland, eCommerce expert and formally at WooCommerce, has a great series on WooCommerce there.

Note: you can often find free access to LinkedIn Learning at your local library.


WooCommerce Meetups

There are several Woo meetups throughout the world. And currently a lot of them are primarily online. You can see all of them here. And you can see our very own WooCommerce Builder meetup here. Whichever one you choose, there is so much value there. In fact, a WordPress developer on our podcast said,

There’s also meetup groups. I belong to a couple of meetup groups, that are WordPress specific. And that has been really great because everybody’s at a different level in those communities. And it’s interesting how much people share with each other without posing or trying to charge. And there’s just a lot of sharing going on as far as knowledge and people are very happy to help people who don’t know and kind of give them a leg up. So that’s great to see.


WooCommerce Online Course: Build Your Online Store with WordPress

If you know someone that is more of a DIY’er, this course is offered by Bud Kraus, WordPress site developer and educator, and founder of Joy of WP.

The course blends demonstrations, presentations and hands-on exercises over two days to help you build your WooCommerce site and start selling. Knowledge of code is not required. Some working knowledge of WordPress is helpful, but not required.

Over two days you will learn:

  • How to find a theme that is suitable for WooCommerce
  • How to add and manage your products, complete orders and understand reports
  • How to set up a payment gateway
  • How to set shipping and tax preferences
  • Which plugins are needed to safely and smartly run your online store

You can learn more details about the course syllabus, prices, and registration at Future Media Concepts. Or you can email Bud directly with your questions.

I will keep this post updated when I come across new resources.

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