The API Settings Tab

The API Settings Tab

The API tab is not discussed in this book. API keys and Webhooks can be used to integrate third-party tools with . Based on a trigger, another website or service can receive from WooCommerce when certain happen on your site, for instance when a new order is created.

Preparing our test store

Now that we had a look at all settings of WooCommerce it’s time to start adding to our store. Before we do so, there are a couple of things that we need to do before moving on:

  • We need to add a link to our Shop in our menu. To do this, navigate to Appearance | Menus in the admin menu on the left. In your menu, add the Shop to it. The simple example below shows a menu with only the home page and the Shop page assigned to it:


  • Since we are working on a clean of WordPress, it’s wise to install a WooCommerce . Don’t worry yet if you have an existing website and don’t know if your is compatible with WooCommerce—we’ll cover that later on. Only do this if you started with a clean install and want to follow along. In our demo store, we simply install the free theme named , which is a standard and good starting point for new WooCommerce users. The theme has been developed by the developers of WooCommerce themselves. Navigate to Appearance | Themes and click Add New. Type Storefront in the search box and hit Enter. Click the Install button and activate the theme after installation.

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