Sell on a WordPress.org site using the Selz eCommerce Plugin

The Selz WordPress eCommerce plugin lets you easily add Selz ‘buy now’ buttons, product widgets, and even your own store to your WordPress.org site. The best part is that you don't need to deal with any coding, so you can start selling products online or digital downloads from your WordPress site within minutes. If you already have the Selz plugin, be sure that you are using the latest update to take full advantage of the features.

Note: You might need to reconnect your store when updating to the latest version of the Selz plugin.


How to use the Selz WordPress eCommerce Plugin

Watch this video and follow the steps below to get started.

  • Install the plugin either by downloading it here, or within the plugins section of your WordPress dashboard (search for 'Selz'). Once installed, activate the Selz plugin.
  • You should see Selz icon on the left navigation. Click ‘Settings’  and then ‘Connect’ to connect to your Selz account.
  • Allow the permissions on the following page to proceed.
  • Now that your Selz account is connected to the WordPress plugin, you can add embeds to posts or pages throughout your site with the 'Add Product' and 'Add Store' buttons in the Text Editor within WordPress. Keep reading for the detailed steps.

How to add a Button

  1. Add a button to your page by clicking 'Add Product' in your Text Editor on a page or post within your WordPress account..
  2. Select the product you would like to use from the drop-down and then click ‘Options’
  3. Click ‘Type’ and then ‘Button’ to add a button to your site
  4. Now choose the action, text, and style of your button.
  5. You can adjust the button width or leave the automatic option enabled.
  6. Choose your colors and click on ‘Add Shortcode'
  7. Preview or publish your page to see your button as it will not show up while you are in edit mode.


How to add a product widget to your site

A product widget is a block that includes your product image, description, price and a call to action like 'Buy it now.'

  1. Add a widget to your page by clicking 'Add Product' in your Text Editor.
  2. Select the product from the drop-down and then click ‘Options’
  3. Select 'Widget' from the drop-down menu.
  4. Now choose the action, text, and style of your widget.
  5. You can adjust the width or leave the automatic option enabled.
  6. Choose your colors and click on ‘Add Shortcode'
  7. Preview or publish your page to see your widget as it will not show up in edit mode.

How to add your store as an embed

  1. Add your store to your page by clicking 'Add Store' in your Text Editor.
  2. Choose your colors and click on ‘Add Shortcode'
  3. Preview or publish your page to view your embedded store.

Note: You might need to adjust your page or post width in WordPress to ensure that your products display correctly.


Shopping Cart

You can also choose whether or not to display the shopping cart on all pages of your website. This setting is defaulted to 'off' but can be enabled within the Selz Settings in your WordPress admin.


Troubleshooting

Alternatively, you can copy the embed code for your button or widget and add it to your WordPress page using this guide.

*If for some reason this doesn't work for you, you might be using a WordPress.com site. Click here for additional instructions.

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