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    Great stuff thank you.
    Now the important part…how do i make all of that visible to the search engines?
    After setting it up..how to publish it..

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      If your site is up on a server, it should already be visible to search engines unless you have disabled that option under Settings > Reading or set up a robots.txt file that forbids web crawlers from accessing your site. You can help search engines to index your site by submitting a sitemap via their webmaster tools and linking to it from social platforms.

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    I heard about the SSL certificates being compulsory for ecommerce websites. Is the above website secure or do we need to install the certificates manually?

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    Very useful reading. I just want to know how to let my customer create an account with their details (name, address, number). How can they log in and check out easily without entering their details everytime to make an order? Would be very helpful. Thanks

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      You find all the necessary settings for that in the Account section of the settings. More information here: https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/configuring-woocommerce-settings/

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    How can a sales manager access and manages the WooCommerce dashboard without logging in through the WordPress site? Can they log in independently and not have access to the WordPress dashboard?

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      WooCommerce does not have a separate dashboard, it is part of the normal WordPress back end. However, if you want to keep your sales manager out of certain parts of the website, you can do so via user role permissions. WordPress has a number of standard user roles (https://wordpress.org/support/article/roles-and-capabilities/) and there are also plugins that can help you control what type of user can do what, like: https://wordpress.org/plugins/user-role-editor/.

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    Can Woo Commerce handle multi-level pricing for a product such as the following example:
    Sweat Shirt – Base Price: $35.00 (White)
    Sweat Shirt – Color Up Charge: $5.00 (Gold or Black or Glitter)
    Sweat Shirt : Size Up-Charge: 2x ($2.00), 3X ($3.00), 4X ($4.00), 5X ($5.00)
    Shipping Options:
    Small Package: $
    Medium Package: $
    Large Package $

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      WooCommerce offers a lot of flexibility for products and shipping and should be able to accommodate your needs. For details, check the documentation:
      https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/variable-product/
      https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/understanding-box-packing-calculations/

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    Hi Nick thank you for the article it’s great to hear that the set up isn’t hugely complex. I’m setting up a rental store. Please could you advise on how to insert a calendar against each product so customers can see availability of the item and how to input the rental rate per month or per week. I need to have a stock inventory system so I can see when stock is rented out and due back, also turnaround time between rentals to maintain the items. Is WordPress with Woocommerce a good option for this business model? Thank you

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      Hey Jacey, there are WooCommerce extension just for this purpose such as https://woocommerce.com/products/woocommerce-bookings/. You can find more on CodeCanyon and other places so you can pick the one most suited for your needs.

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      You can set this up in your WordPress site under Settings > Reading. Where it says You homepage displays, choose A static page and then select your shop page as the homepage from the drop-down menu.

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    Hi Nick,

    Thanks for a great read! Any advice on why what I have added on my shop page doesn’t display? I have added in different blocks, Header, Paragraph, quotes, slideshow, and of course my products (only 2 of them at present)- but when I view the page I only see my products as huge pictures and none of the other content/blocks I have put on the page.
    Best wishes
    Scott

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      It’s possible that the shop page doesn’t work the same way as other pages. For example, if you set a dedicated blog page in order to have a static homepage, anything you add to the blog page doesn’t show up either. It might be the same for your shop.

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    Hi Nick
    I’m looking to build a website that would require the buyer to upload a photo for me to use to personalise their product order. Do you know of a way to do this in WooCommerce please?
    Regards
    Jim

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    Dear Nick

    Please, can you help me? I see other website hosting companies mention something about SQL and databases. Could you tell me what that is about and there was mention of the hosting being done in Linux or windows? The tutorial you are teaching us about what is it for Windows or Linux if that is the right question? Not that I know anything I just came across mention of this in some of the hosting plans. Also, I am thinking of using the hosting site you mention but I see that some of the sites offer daily malware scans and Website backup protection with 1-click restore. Are these things that Bluehost have. Also other sites I have seen something about marketing does Bluehost have that? I have another question and that is, I can’t remember if you told us but with a shop that sells products will it have the ability to give the right stock amount? Also, do you have any advice about search engine optimization, or SEO?

    Craig

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      Hey Craig,

      that’s a lot of questions. Here are my answers:

      1. SQL databases are parts of many websites. It’s where all the information like posts, pages, categories, and their relations are stored.
      2. As for Linux and Windows, this refers to what the web server is running. These days, it’s often Linux but it’s not really something you have to worry about if you are not running the server yourself.
      3. Bluehost does offer malware scans, backups, and one-click restore, however, you have to purchase them extra during registration. For marketing, they offer some SEO tools and reporting.
      4. In WooCommerce you can input the stock number of your products and have the plugin track them.
      5. As for SEO, we have this article: /wordpress-seo/

      Hope this helps!

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