Pre-flight check #
Before installing Craft Commerce, make sure you’ve got everything you need:
- A web host that meets Commerce’s minimum requirements (hint: you’ll need PHP 5.4 or later).
- Craft CMS 2.6 or later (see Craft’s installation instructions for details).
- The latest version of Commerce, downloaded from craftcommerce.com.
Upload the files #
Extract the Commerce zip somewhere on your computer. You’ll notice that it contains two folders:
Upload the ‘commerce’ folder to your ‘craft/plugins’ folder within your Craft CMS install.
The ‘templates’ folder contains example templates that demonstrate how to create a basic e-commerce site with a cart and checkout process. If you’d like to use them, just upload the ‘templates/shop’ folder to your ‘craft/templates’ folder.
Install the plugin #
With your files uploaded, log into your Craft site’s Control Panel (located at
http://example.com/admin), and navigate to Settings → Plugins. Click the “Install” button next to “Commerce” and wait a few seconds. When the page reloads, Commerce will be fully installed!
You will find some example products located in Commerce → Products, and if you’ve uploaded the example templates, you’ll be able to view them right away on the front end.