March 6, 2024

A WooCommerce Settings Guide for 2024

Play Video
Tutorial Walkthrough
This video tutorial provides an in-depth walkthrough, and we recommend following along with the video to grasp the concept fully. Below, you'll find a summary of the tutorial, but please note that it may leave out some detailed steps, so watching the video will give you the most comprehensive understanding.

WooCommerce provides a robust platform for setting up your online store, but navigating through its settings can sometimes feel overwhelming. This tutorial will walk you through the essential WooCommerce settings to get your store up and running in 2024.


Please make sure you have the following installed and activated:

WooCommerce Settings Tutorial Summary

  • 0:00
    Introduction to the video, highlighting the purpose to cover all WooCommerce settings after installing the plugin, excluding additional plugins or add-ons.
  • 1:27
    General Settings – Discussion on store address, selling and shipping locations, default customer location, enabling taxes and coupons, and currency options.
  • 5:13
    Products – General – Overview of shop page, add to cart behavior, Ajax add to cart buttons on archives, placeholder image, measurements for weight and dimensions, and product reviews settings.
  • 8:46
    Products – Inventory – Enabling stock management, hold stock for unpaid orders, notifications for low and out of stock, out of stock visibility, and stock display format.
  • 11:00
    Products – Downloadable Products – File download methods, access restrictions, granting access to downloadable products after payment, and security measures for downloadable files.
  • 13:11
    Products – Approved Download Directories – Managing approved download directories for downloadable products.
  • 13:41
    Products – Advanced – Product attributes lookup table discussion for better inventory management with variable products.
  • 14:25
    Tax – Tax Options – Tax settings including entering prices with or without tax, calculation based on customer or shop address, shipping tax class, and display prices in shop and during checkout.
  • 16:57
    Shipping – Shipping Zones – Setting up shipping zones, adding shipping methods within zones, and prioritizing shipping methods for promotional purposes.
  • 22:35
    Shipping – Shipping Options – Options for shipping calculations, destination defaults, and debug mode for developers.
  • 23:58
    Shipping – Shipping Classes – Grouping products together for special shipping rates and applying shipping classes to products.
  • 25:05
    Payments – Overview of default payment methods, setting up WooCommerce payments, and additional payment options.
  • 27:00
    Accounts and Privacy – Settings for guest checkout, account creation, privacy policy, and personal data retention.
  • 29:32
    Emails – Managing email notifications for orders, customization of email templates, and sender options.
  • 31:34
    Integration – MaxMind Geolocation integration for customer location lookup.
  • 31:59
    Advanced – Advanced settings for page setup, endpoints, REST API, webhooks, Legacy API, and experimental features.
  • 33:59
    Multi-Currency – Multi-currency support through WooCommerce Payments for accepting different currencies.
  • 34:36
    Conclusion, emphasizing the importance of understanding WooCommerce settings before adding products or focusing on the site layout, especially for developers.

Official Documentation

WooCommerce Settings in 2024 – Conclusion

Understanding and configuring WooCommerce settings is crucial for the success of your online store. From managing inventory to setting up taxes and shipping, these settings allow for a customized and efficient shopping experience for your customers.

Required Resources

WooCommerce Logo
Free Options
Credit to Wicky Design
Immerse yourself in the world of web design with Barbara and Mark, a talented husband and wife duo based in Philadelphia, PA. Their channel focuses on everything from web design and Elementor to WordPress and growing an online business. With their unique blend of experience and expertise, they offer invaluable tips, tutorials, and insights for both beginners and experts.
A WooCommerce Settings Guide for 2024
Welcome back!
Enter your Helwp credentials to sign in.

No Account yet? Sign Up

My Account
Give Feedback
Describe your feedback *
Rate Helwp
Problem *
Describe the problem
Want us to reply?
Your E-Mail
Affiliate Disclosure

At Helwp, we’re committed to transparency and honesty. Therefore, we want to inform you that some of the links on our website are affiliate links. This means that, at no additional cost to you, we may earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase.

We only promote products or services that we genuinely believe in. These affiliate commissions help us to maintain the website and continue to provide you with free, high-quality WordPress content.

If you are interested in how you can support us even further, check out our support page.