How to create an Elementor Powered WooCommerce site

It is not enough that WordPress is the most widely used Content Management System (CMS), in the world. Elementor and WooCommerce are also the most used page builders and e-commerce platforms. It makes sense to combine all three in order to create an impressive-looking, performant online store.

WordPress is the best platform for organizing posts, pages and products. Because of the integration that WooCommerce has with Automattic, its developers (Automattic) are very adept at it. Elementor offers powerful drag-and-drop page creation. Elementor is a completely no-code solution to building your store.

This How to create an Elementor Powered WooCommerce site article will show you how to create a WooCommerce and Elementor store. We’ll be discussing how the two tools work together to give you maximum flexibility for your website.

WordPress, Elementor and WooCommerce work well together

It is worth looking at how WordPress and Elementor can be combined to create high-quality online stores.

WordPress is, for starters the most popular CMS. However, this alone is not enough to make WordPress the most popular CMS on the market. We’ve actually taken a look at in a previous post, so we encourage that you read that post. It’s a stable, secure, and scalable platform that you can build upon.

WooCommerce is another option. The plugin is developed by Automattic and integrates well with core WordPress. But that’s not all.

It is also the most used eCommerce platform. It has a 20% share of the WordPress ecosystem. This translates into about eight percent of all websites. Shopify, on the other hand, has a market share of around five to six percent. However, usage statistics are not everything.

WooCommerce simplifies the process of setting up an online store. In minutes you can have an e-commerce platform that is robust, powerful and extensible ready for use.

Elementor is what you need to connect all of these. Elementor also enjoys a large market share in its field and a huge user base.

This page builder is drag-and-drop and uses a unique approach that allows you to build your entire website. It’s a great tool to use because it has many powerful features and functionality that other tools don’t offer. The WooCommerce Builder is most relevant.

Elementor is a plugin that has a lot column inches on Share Theme website. You should look through our archives for more information.

What a page builder is required for a WooCommerce site

Elementor is a WooCommerce plugin that can help you take your website to the next level. This is the implicit conclusion from the previous section. It’s important to understand why Elementor is so useful and what it can do for you.

A page builder for a WooCommerce website should provide the following:

  • Integration is tight so there are no conflicts between WooCommerce and the page builder.
  • There are many customization options available to make your shop pages and products stand out.
  • This allows you to modify the elements of a product page.
  • You can add functionality to ‘level up your store.

Your individual needs should be taken into consideration. Forms and pop-ups may be important for your store and sales strategy. Elementor can meet your requirements, which is a good thing.

It also has a great Popup Builder, which is perfect for sales, time-limited deals, coupons and many other things.

They can be created in the same way as other page templates and can be applied quickly. You can also customize them in any way you like. This is a great option if you have a campaign that you want to promote on your website.

How to choose a suitable WooCommerce theme

We won’t get into too much detail as we covered this in our tutorial. However, we do cover a few themes in an dedicated article.

You need a theme that supports WooCommerce and Elementor. You can see that many themes advertise this feature on premium marketplace websites, so there are many options.

There are some standout themes that we can mention, however.

  • Storefront. This will probably have the lowest compatibility with Elementor moving forward as the Block Editor uses native technology. Still,
  • Hi. The Elementor blank theme is ideal for creating a WooCommerce website from scratch. If you are short on time, you might consider a more comprehensive theme.
  • GenratePress. A top theme with flexible infrastructure. Your store will look great regardless of whether or not you use Elementor, Block Editor, or another theme.

Before you start creating your website, we encourage you to choose the right theme. You will get the best results if your theme is compatible with and WordPress.

In 3 Easy Steps, Create an Elementor-Powered WooCommerce Website

We will show you how to combine WooCommerce and Elementor to create an ecommerce website. Three steps are important to remember:

  • Set up WooCommerce.
  • Create WooCommerce product lines and use Elementor for product pages.
  • Design a dedicated Shop page, again using Elementor.

For this tutorial, we assume you have Elementor Pro already installed and activated. This is something we explain in our article creating and activating a WordPress funnel. This post will assist you if you have any trouble.

1. Install WooCommerce, and Set It Up

When setting up WooCommerce, there are two things you need to take into consideration: the plugin itself and your store settings. Installing the plugin is the same as installing any other WordPress plugin.

While you can set up WooCommerce in a matter of minutes, it is worth taking the time to read through the Setup Wizard.

We have everything you need to know about this stage of the setup. We have an WooCommerce tutorial that explains how to get started with WooCommerce, and how to create your first product. This is a great post to keep open in a separate tab as you go through it. It will provide valuable information for the next steps.

2. Make your WooCommerce products

After you get your WooCommerce setup up and running, it is time to start creating products. This tutorial will show you how to create WooCommerce products in detail. Here are the Cliff’s notes:

  • Go to the Products tab > Add New tab in WordPress.
  • Please fill in the product name and brief description.
  • You can use the WooCommerce meta boxes for product data such as price.
  • Add an image.
  • Publicize your product.

Here is Elementor’s first power move, the WooCommerce Builder. This is how you can use the page builder for the design of your product pages.

Click Templates > Add New in WordPress to get started.

Select Single Product in the Template Style dropdown and then enter an optional name.

This will open the Template Library and show each pre-built block:

Click the Insert link to save the design. Elementor will then import the block.

This is an easy way to create a product page. This great start can be expanded upon. Elementor comes with a variety of widgets that can be used to build WooCommerce-specific pages.

After you’ve created a page layout that you love, click the green Publish link at the bottom.

A pop-up will appear to allow you to set up a condition for the template to be displayed.

Once you are satisfied, click Save and Close. You can now add products to your shop, create more templates or work on a Shop page.

3. Elementor and WooCommerce: Design your Dedicated Shop Page

WooCommerce’s User Experience (UX), is the way it generates most pages that you need to run your store. The Shop page at the top is the most important. It is the front awning and decorates the entrance.

The Customizer is the best way to customize the Shop page if you are using WordPress and WooCommerce. Elementor is our main focus. You can do this with the page builder by creating a Products Archive webpage.

This allows you to customize the way products appear on your website, but it doesn’t affect the rest of your webpage. It can be difficult to manage two different settings and customizations in some cases, but it has not been a problem for us.

You’ll need to go to templates > Add New within WordPress and then select Products Archive in the drop-down.

You can again choose to edit a page using a Block or create a new page by combining both. You can also use any of the WooCommerce-specific widgets that you like to design pages.

You can activate the magic by clicking the Publish again, and then returning to the Publish Settings dialog. You can add the template to the Shoppage in its basic form:

But that’s not the end. To make the template more useful, you can add Conditions to any place on your website. This allows for continuity and gives visitors a reason why they should visit your store.

One Quick Note on WooCommerce’s Other Generated pages

We want to mention other WooCommerce pages before we close. Unfortunately, they are not subject to Elementor’s scrutiny. Without an additional WooCommerce extension, you cannot edit pages like the Thank You or Checkout pages.

It is understandable, though it is disappointing. You can still use Elementor for developing the elements surrounding the page, and then dropping the specific page functionality into it with shortcodes. It’s not ideal, however.

If you are interested in editing these pages fully, the Checkout Editor (also $49/year) and the Custom Thanks Pages extension ($49/year).

In conclusion Elementor Powered WooCommerce

There are three most widely used tools for e-commerce publishing. What could possibly go wrong? There isn’t much to be concerned about in this instance. WordPress, Elementor and WooCommerce offer an amazing experience. You can combine them to create and manage your online store.

This post will show you how to combine WooCommerce and Elementor to create a store. After both plugins have been activated and installed, the first step is to create products with the associated pages. Elementor can handle a Shop page from there. Elementor’s page builder plugin can also help you take your store to the next level.

Are you looking to build an Elementor/WooCommerce combination for your next store? If so, how can this article help? Please leave your comments below!

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