How to Add or Remove Products on Your Online Store
This guide is specifically for WooCommerce online stores using WordPress
Managing products on your WordPress store powered by WooCommerce is an essential aspect of running an eCommerce business. Whether you want to add new products to your store or remove outdated ones, this guide will walk you through the process step by step. By the end, you’ll be confident in your ability to maintain your online store effectively.
Adding Products to Your WooCommerce Store:
Step 1: Log In to Your WordPress Dashboard
- Open your web browser and navigate to your WordPress dashboard. Typically, you can access it by adding “/wp-admin” to your website’s URL (e.g., www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin).
- Enter your username and password to log in.
*To learn more about how to log in to your WordPress account, visit our step-by-step guide here.
Step 2: Access the WooCommerce Product Section
- Once logged in, locate the left-hand sidebar and click on “WooCommerce.” This will expand a submenu.
- Click on “Products” in the submenu to access your product management page.
Step 3: Click “Add New”
- To add a new product, click the “Add New” button at the top of the Products page. This will open a blank product editing page.
Step 4: Fill in Product Details
- Start by adding the product’s title and a detailed description in the respective fields.
- Scroll down to set the product’s price, SKU (stock keeping unit), and inventory details.
- Configure product attributes, such as size or color, if applicable.
- Upload images of your product by clicking the “Set product image” link.
Step 5: Set Product Categories and Tags
- On the right-hand side of the product editing page, you can assign categories and tags to help organize your products.
- Categories help group similar products together, while tags add descriptive keywords to your product for better searchability.
Step 6: Add Product Variations (Optional)
- If your product comes in multiple variations, like different sizes or colors, you can set these up under the “Product data” section.
- Choose the “Variable product” option and configure variations as needed.
Step 7: Publish the Product
- After filling in all the necessary details, click the “Publish” button on the right side of the page to make the product live on your website.
Removing Products from Your WooCommerce Store:
- Access your WordPress dashboard as mentioned in the previous section.
- Click on “WooCommerce” in the left-hand sidebar.
- Select “Products” to open the product management page.
- Scroll through your list of products or use the search bar to find the product you want to remove.
Delete the Product
- Hover your mouse cursor over the product you want to remove. This will reveal options below the product’s title.
- Click “Trash” to move the product to the trash. It will no longer be visible on your website.
Permanently Delete or Restore (Optional)
- If you wish to permanently delete the product, navigate to the “Trash” tab at the top of the Products page.
- Hover over the trashed product and click “Delete Permanently.” To restore a product, click “Restore.”
Managing products on your WooCommerce-powered WordPress store is an essential part of maintaining your online business. With this guide, you can confidently add new products to your store and remove outdated ones, ensuring that your e-commerce website is always up to date and serving your customers effectively.