What is it?
Website Express and Pro users will now see a new section on the product’s dashboard. This section has been designed to help guide users through all capabilities and important steps of setting up their website and building their ecommerce store.
This section includes a series of links to help a user navigate the product and serves as a checklist when building their website.
Depending on the plugins available on the website, the section will display three sections:
- Set Up Store
- Customize Your Site
- Connect Analytics
Why is it important?
At Vendasta, we’re dedicated to helping local businesses thrive. In order for your clients to thrive with our Website product, it is important to make navigating WordPress as easy as possible.
How will it work?
Upon login to Website Express or Pro, the user will see the new section on the Dashboard.
If the site was created from one of Vendasta’s 7 ecommerce templates (with Divi Builder and WooCommerce), the user will be prompted with three options: Set up store, Customize your site, and Connect analytics.
If a user creates a website from another template, specifically one that does not have Divi Builder, they will only be prompted to Set up store and Connect analytics. This is because the customize your site card links specifically to Divi Builder customization options.
Set Up Store
When a user clicks Set Up Store they will be provided with a variety of deep links that will take them to a section of WordPress to build their ecommerce store with WooCommerce. At the bottom, the user is provided with a link to a step-by-step guide to building their store.
Note: If the WooCommerce plugin is not installed on the website, the user will be prompted to install the plugin.
Create your store: This link will launch the WooCommerce set-up wizard, helping the user input all required and crucial information for their store.
Set up payment processing: This link takes a user to the Settings > Payments tab of WooCommerce to set up how they plan to take payments.
Set up order fulfillment: This link takes users to the Settings > Shipping tab of WooCommerce.
Add products: This link will take a user to the Products tab of WooCommerce where they can add their first, or a new product to their store.
The Edit Store button takes a user to the Products tab to make edits or add new products quickly.
Customize Your Site
When a user clicks Customize Your Site they will be provided with a variety of links taking them to sections of the front and back end of WordPress to customize the design of their website. There is also a helpful guide linked at the bottom to give users a more detailed understanding of how to customize their website.
Customize your homepage: This link will take a user to the front end of their website with the Divi Builder enabled. A user can easily start making changes to the copy and images on their site.
Add your logo: This link will take a user to the Divi > General Settings tab in WordPress, where they are able to add their own logo to their site.
Add your theme colors: This link will take users to Divi > Theme Customizer, where they have the freedom to easily change the main colors of their site. Once a user sets their theme colors, all new buttons, text, and boxes on their website will follow this theme.
Add pages: This link will take a user to the Pages tab in WordPress.
The Edit My Site button will take a user to the Theme Customizer to make any other edits to their site.
This section will prompt a user to connect their Google Analytics account.
Once a user has connected their Google Analytics, they will display on the product dashboard as usual. The View Analytics button will take a user into the backend of WordPress, showcasing their WooCommerce or online store analytics.
Who gets it?
All Website users have access to this feature.