Adding and Editing a WooCommerce Product

WooCommerce Tutorial- Add Products

You’ve got your WooCommerce theme ready to go and now it’s time to add your first product! Here’s a quick tutorial that shows you the basics in adding and editing a product. For more detailed information, visit WooCommerce’s documentation on Adding and Managing Products.



  1. Go to Products -> Add Products in your Dashboard. You’ll be taken to the Visual Editor to start adding your new product!

Add and Edit a WooCommerce Product


If you want to edit an existing product, select Products from the Dashboard and hover your mouse over an existing product and select Edit.

Adding and Editing a WooCommerce Product


2. In the Visual Editor, type in the product name and include a description in the main text box.

Add WooCommerce Product

Here’s what it would look like so far:




3. Next, scroll down to Product Data to include the price for your product.

Adding Price to WooCommerce Product


4. Have a sale item? Under the Sale Price text box, include a sale price value. This price will automatically switch the product to the sale price.

Adding Sale Price to WooCommerce Product


5. You can also schedule a sale with a start and end date. To do so, click Schedule under the Sale Price text box and input the From and To text boxes.

Adding Price to WooCommerce Product



6. Click Set Product Image to upload the image of the product. To add more images, click the Add Product Gallery Images.

woocommerce product images


Here’s what your product looks like so far:

WooCommerce Product Image


And in the product list:

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7. Categorizing products helps organize your products for your customers. A common method is to include a list of categories in the sidebar of your website. Click all the categories that the product should be under.

Add categories to WordPress shop


8. To add a new Category, click Add New Product Category and create a new name. If needed, make sure to select which parent category it should be in.

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Save as Draft or Publish your product post.

Save your WordPress Product

And there you have it – the bare bones to adding your first products! For more detailed information, visit WooCommerce’s documentation on Adding and Managing Products.

Click here to find more of my tutorials on using WooCommerce. Have fun!

WooCommerce Plugin: Shipping Matrix Rate – Shipping Rate by Cart Total

WooCommerce PLugin: Shipping Matrix Rate

Recently, I’ve started working on a few e-commerce sites using WooCommerce. It’s an e-commerce platform that uses WordPress to create beautiful online stores. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be providing tutorials on how to set up and use WooCommerce, as well as feature the plugins that I’ve been implementing.

Today’s post is on the Shipping Matrix Rate plugin that allows you to customize your shipping rate based on weight, cart subtotal, and quantity, as well as destination Hope these tutorials will help you with your online store – good luck!



What is it?

As described on Envato:

The Shipping Matrix Rate is the original shipping WooCommerce solution that enables you to offer multiple shipping options to customers based on their locations. With the Shipping Matrix you can define different shipping rates according to destination, shipping method and the weight, price or quantity of an item.

Where do I download it?

Envato Market

I found this nifty plugin, created by Best Kit, at Envato Market. Great place for affordable themes, design templates, plugins, etc.

How much?

(includes 6 months of support and updates)


  • Calculate the shipping price based on the formula with Cart Total, Weight and Qty variables
  • Add new shipping rates with custom names
  • Customize shipping rates based on destination
  • Customize shipping rates based on cart weight, subtotal, qty
  • Supports zip code numerical ranges (e.g. 5000-6000)
  • Supports zip code alphabetical ranges (e.g. NA100-NB120)
  • Allows to add Handling fees
  • Allows to add Tax to shipping cost



Let’s say you want to set up your shipping costs so that customers would be charged shipping based on the cart subtotal. For example, a cart subtotal of up to $25 would be $4 shipping, $25.01 – $100 subtotal would be $12 shipping, $100.01-$300 subtotal would be $18 shipping, etc. And let’s say you want different formulas based on specific destination, whether it’s domestic and international, or by state or city. The Shipping Matrix offers all these flexible options! In future posts, I will talk about setting up the formula based on weight and quantity. Stay tuned!

  1. To set up the Shipping Matrix plugin, go to WooCommerce ->Settings on your dashboard in WordPress.

WooCommerce Plugin Shipping Matrix


2. You’ll see a number of tabs for your Woocommerce settings. Click on the Shipping Matrix tab.

shipping matrix plugin


3. Click Add New to add your first shipping rate. To edit an existing formula, hover over the title and click Edit.

WooCommerce Plugin Shipping Matrix


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4. Select a name for the shipping method. This will be visible to your customers.

Delegate the country you want for this shipping method. To select all countries, select the * at the top for ALL countries. To select a few countries press Command () or CTRL (Windows) and click on the specific countries.

You can also specify which states, cities, and postal codes would use this shipping rate. Leave as is (with the *) to select all.

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5. Order Cost From is the minimum the cart total must be to have your shipping rate. Order Cost To is the maximum amount. For now, we are not including the weight as a factor for our shipping cost, so leave as 0.

Input a shipping cost in your shipping formula. In the below example, all cart subtotals between $1-$25 will have $4 shipping.

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6. Here’s an example used for international shipping where a shopping cart with over $500 worth of merchandise would have free shipping. In the Shipping Formula field, enter 0.

woocommerce shipping rate by cart total


Always Save!