Centre for Continuing Education

eCommerce Course: Build a WordPress Online Store Website

ecommerce. Learn how to make profits online.

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling.

Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available.

Create your own online store with ecommerce using WordPress.

In this course, we will walk you through the step-by-step process to creating a successful online store using WordPress, including strategies for online marketing. By the end of the course you will have created your own website.

This course is designed for business owners, start-ups, entrepreneurs and individuals looking to sell their wares online. If you want to investigate the power of selling online, then this course is for you.


This course aims to take you through all steps in creating an online store using WordPress. By the end of it, you will have created your own website, which you can continue to use outside of the course.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • create an ecommerce website for a business in WordPress
  • create product pages with all of the required information
  • market your online shop through social and digital media
  • link your online store to payment gateways.


This course covers the following topics:

Domain names

  • Setting up domain names
  • Setting up sub-domains


  • Setting up local hosting
  • Setting up hosting
  • Setting up cloud hosting


  • Installing a shopping cart
  • Configuring cart and payment gateways


  • Creating shop products
  • Configuring products
  • Setting up related products

Rich media

  • Working with images
  • Working with videos
  • Working with audio


  • Setting up store specials
  • Setting up coupons

Social media

  • Integrating Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn

Intended audience

  • Small businesses wanting a low-cost website
  • Anyone interested in setting up WordPress CMS
  • Anyone interested in building an ecommerce store


Prior to attending, please complete eCommerce for Your Business or ensure you have equivalent knowledge.

Delivery style

Delivery options:

  • presenter-taught workshop using your own device, on University premises
  • online workshop via the platform Zoom.


Course materials are provided electronically.

Recommended reading

You will be provided with links to the facilitator’s course blog to read articles on topics including WordPress, security and online shopping.

Additional information

Face to face classes

You are required to bring your own device (Windows or Mac) and a power chord. You should ensure it is fully charged as access to power is limited. Please note that University does not carry any responsibility for your lost, stolen, or damaged devices whilst on the University premises.

Online classes

If you are attending an online class, you will need your own device.


  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion

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