Every now and then people create a website before they decide to launch an online store. This is understandable, considering the website is a must-have for building your online presence, and adding an online store can be an afterthought.
Ecwid allows anyone to keep their existing website and add a full featured online store to the website in minutes.
Ecwid has special plugins and extensions for WordPress, Joomla and other content management systems (CMS) as well as popular site builders like WIX and Weebly that simplify the setup process.
You can also add your Ecwid store to Facebook and sell from all the platforms simultaneously!
WordPress was originally made to create and manage blogs, but soon developed into popular CMS for small business websites.
WordPress comes in two versions:
- WordPress.org — downloadable software that you can install on your own web server;
- WordPress.com — a cloud based version hosted by WordPress.
No matter which one you use, Ecwid will integrate beautifully into both.
If you have a WordPress.org site, here is a guide on how you can install the Ecwid plugin for WordPress.org.
If you run a blog at WordPress.com, follow the guide on installing the Ecwid plugin for WordPress.com to open an online store.
Wix.com is a cloud-based website builder with an intuitive interface that is based on drag-n-drop tools. It offers a variety of beautiful design templates that allow to create stunning, fully functional websites without any coding experience.
You can install Ecwid online store into your Wix site with the help of the Ecwid application from Wix App Market.
Joomla is another popular CMS that lets you create and manage your website without any programming expertise. Check the guide on the Ecwid extension for Joomla for setup instructions.
Weebly is a popular site builder that hosts more than 40 million websites and is remarkable for its no-frills approach to website design.
Ecwid seamlessly integrates with your current Weebly website in minutes, matching your existing website design. Learn how to install your Ecwid online store into your Weebly site with step by step instructions.
Adobe Muse is a website builder with powerful design tools similar to Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop and a completely code-free experience.
Ecwid integrates seamlessly with your current Adobe Muse site via a plugin — just follow a few quick steps to install your Ecwid store to Adobe Muse website and start selling!
Squarespace is another easy to use tool with a variety of design templates that allows you to build and launch a compelling website with a customized online store in a matter of minutes.
The information on installing Ecwid to Squarespace is available in our Help Center.
Check out our Help Center for a full list of Ecwid installation guides for various website builders, not listed in this article.
If you run your site on another platform, for which Ecwid doesn’t have a plugin, you can add the Ecwid widgets to the site pages manually with the help of widget codes - Product Browser, Categories, Mini Cart and Search Box.
The codes are available on the Dashboard in your Ecwid Control Panel, inside the "Installation Wizard" window.
To get the codes, click "Yes, I have a website" and on the next screen select "Other platform". Here you can switch the tabs and copy the widget codes for pasting them into the source code of your website page.