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How to Configure the General Options for Woocommerce

Before you can start selling your products, you need to apply some additional configuration to your online store.

The general Options provided by WooCommerce will enable you to configure the Basic options for your store along with the Currency options and in the next few lines of this tutorial we will show you how exactly you should handle this task.

Step 1: Configure the General Option

Login to your WordPress and click on Settings under the Woocommerce section. This will lead you to the Woocommerce options page.

From there you will notice three sections of settings under the General tab. The first one is called Store Address followed by General options and Currency options :

For the Store Address section, this is pretty straightforward which require you to fill up your own store address details. We shall skip this part and do not include screenshot for this section.

Next, in the General options, you will see the following options:

Selling Location(s) – Here you should define the countries you will be selling your products into.
Shipping Location(s) - Choose which country you wish to ship to
Default Customer Location – Here you should define how the shop should determinate the address of the customer before the address is entered
Enable taxes - You can choose whether you want to impose taxes or not to your client
Enable coupons - You can choose whether to giveaway coupons to your clients

Once you are ready with these settings you can either save them via the Save Changes button or you can move forward to the third section of options.

Step 2: Configure the Currency Option

The currency options are the third section of option on the General Options tab of settings. The options you will find are the following:

Currency – This option is used to define the default currency of your Online Store
Currency Position – The position of the Currency Symbol when the currency is displayed
Thousand Separator – The symbol used for separating the thousands from the price
Decimal Separator – The symbol used for separating the decimals from the price
Number of Decimals – The total number of the displayed decimal values in the price

When you are down with the configuration of these options please use the Save Changes button so all of these changes can be saved.

Congratulations! You have successfully configure the General Options for your WooCommerce based Online Store!

Updated on: 13/02/2019

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