Your WooCommerce checkout page is the virtual cashier of your online store, the final destination where visitors become customers. Thinking of it in this way makes you set realistic goals for what it should be by realizing what is best for you and your customers.
For instance, you expect a cashier to inform you of the total cost of your shopping, give you the necessary payment method, and take your payment, marking the end of your interaction. You should attempt to create a WooCommerce checkout page that does this – more or less. However, without coding experience, you will definitely find the creation process hectic and almost not worth the effort. We’ve created this piece to alleviate all this worry.
In this tutorial, we’ll embark on a journey to elevate this crucial page’s aesthetics and functionality while suggesting the best plugins to use to make this process seamless. We will be utilizing the robust ShopBuilder plugin along with the page builder so that you can create the page of your dreams like a pro! Just follow these clear steps to transform your default checkout page into a personalized and user-friendly experience.
The Checkout Page’s Crucial Role
Before laying out the customization of the WooCommerce checkout page, you have to understand why you’re doing it. Remember the cashier analogy when considering the role of the checkout page on your website, and you can comprehend the reasons much better.
The checkout page isn’t just a form for completing transactions; it’s customers’ last impression before sealing the deal. Its design and efficiency can significantly impact your conversion rates and overall customer satisfaction. Customizing this page is not a luxury but a strategic move to align it with your brand identity, instill confidence, and increase sales.
About 810 million websites on the planet are based on WordPress. What’s more, over 6.6 of those have online shops driven by WooCommerce. These numbers confirm that you have made a choice that many others trust; however, it also means that if you go with the default pages (such as the checkout page) that WooCommerce offers, you will have the same pages as millions of others.
You have to customize your checkout page if you want to stand out from the crowd. You will also give your customers a unique experience that will leave a lasting positive impression on them.
Why Choose ShopBuilder Over Coding to Customize Your Page?
In both accounts, ShopBuilder emerges as a powerful alternative, offering a seamless interface for designing and customizing your WooCommerce checkout page effortlessly. Both coders and coding novices will find it incredibly easy to customize their pages with the drag-and-drop feature of WordPress that extends to ShopBuilder.
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Step-by-Step Guide to Customizing Your WooCommerce Checkout Page with ShopBuilder
Step 1: Install Elementor
Start by installing two crucial plugins in Elementor page builder and ShopBuilder – in that order. You begin with installing the page builder first because ShopBuilder is a builder for Elementor, which means that it naturally works with some reliance on Elementor.
More than 12 million websites are built with Elementor. This number signifies the number of people who trust the page builder for their site creation and customization purposes. Its interface is incredibly friendly with a drag-and-drop basis, and it has many addons and plugins that are crafted to work with it. One such plugin is ShopBuilder.
Elementor is free to use, and you can access it easily on your WordPress admin dashboard. Simply go to Plugins 🡪 Add New 🡪 Elementor 🡪 Install Now 🡪 Activate, and Elementor is ready to use.
Step 2: Use ShopBuilder to Customize Your Checkout Page
As it happens, apart from ShopBuilder being as reliable as Elementor, the two share another quality – both are free! Go to Plugins 🡪 Add New 🡪 ShopBuilder 🡪 Install Now 🡪 Activate. Importantly, both have paid versions, and to get the best out of ShopBuilder, you should think about getting the premium version.
ShopBuilder lives up to its name by offering the most straightforward way of creating any element in WooCommerce. To view the ready checkout pages that the plugin offers, go to your admin dashboard, ShopBuilder 🡪 Template Builder 🡪 Checkout.
- Click on Add New to create a new template to prompt a popup that will guide you in creating a checkout page instantly!
- On the Template Name field, which is a mandatory one, give your template a name.
- On the Template Type mandatory field, select the Checkout Page as your template type from the several available choices.
- The next field allows you to select the Editor Type, where you should choose Elementor. You can’t choose Gutenberg, which is the other option, because a version of it isn’t available yet.
- The Sample Designs section presents some default layouts that the creator has premade for you to choose from. Here, you can also choose to go with a blank template.
- If you want to use the design you just chose, click on the Set as Active button, and the template will be active on the frontend.
- Click on the Save button to create the template officially.
- When you’ve saved it, you will see a new button that reads Edit with Elementor, which indicates that you can start editing the page with the page builder.
Step 3: Design the Checkout Page using ShopBuilder Widgets
ShopBuilder offers a variety of widgets to enhance your checkout page’s functionality and appearance. You can work with the Billing or Shipping Form, Order Review, Coupon Form, Shipping Method, Order Notes, Checkout Payment Method, and Login Form. Customize settings for each widget according to your preferences.
Here are the available widgets:
Billing and Shipping Form Widget
This widget is a comprehensive toolkit that enables users to work on the visual elements of the billing and shipping form. You can work with the title styling, form label, and form fields, which are the functionalities the form offers.
The Title settings offer options for customizing the main heading or title of the billing and shopping form. The options include the following:
- Typography: You can work on the font sizes, weights, and styles of the title of your form for an elegant presentation.
- Color: You can customize the title’s color to match the color schemes of your brand and site.
- Alignment: You can set the alignment of your form to suit the overall checkout page design.
The Form Label settings enable you to work with different customization options to personalize the labels that appear on each field on your billing and shipping form.
- Typography: You can modify the font sizes, styles, and weights on the form labels for elegance and consistency.
- Color: You can customize the color of these form labels
- Alignment: You can decide the alignment you want for your form labels for the best visual appeal.
Form Fields is a section that offers possibilities for customization of how the individual fields on the billing and shipping form appear. You can customize with functionalities that include Border Radius, Border Type, Border Width, Border Color, Fields Padding, Fields Height, Background Color, Text Color, Form Row Margin, and Form Wrapper Margin.
Order Notes Widget
Order Notes is an outstanding widget that enables you to add an optional section to your billing and shipping form. On it, the customers can insert any special notes they have for their delivery. The customization options and settings include Form Label (Typography, Color, and Alignment) and Form Fields. Their functions are just as they are in the previous widget.
Order Review Widget
Order Review is a widget for adding a section on your page that will give a review of the order details. You can edit its Title and Review Table extensively with many robust settings.
Checkout Payment Method Widget
This widget presents your customers with the choice of their preferred payment method. You will find it easy to integrate the widget and work on its settings.
Coupon Form Widget
The Coupon Form widget is the perfect way of giving your users the opportunity to get discounts and offers on your shop to boost your conversion rates. You can customize the coupon form by styling the Form Area, Infobox, Description, and Button for added elegance and branding.
Login Form Widget
As the name suggests, the Login Form widget lets you present your users with the login option as they checkout so that their details may be applied to their order. This widget provides the necessary tools for styling this form, letting you customize the Infobox, Description, Form Area, and Button.
Shipping Method Widget
The Shipping Method widget presents different controls for the customization of your shipping method section, where your users choose their preferred shipping means. Besides the General Settings, you can work with the Title and Label to extensively style the appearance of this section.
In conclusion, successfully customizing your WooCommerce checkout page with the ShopBuilder plugin not only improves the aesthetic appeal of your online store but also contributes to a positive and memorable shopping experience for your customers. The drag-and-drop functionality of ShopBuilder makes the entire process user-friendly, eliminating the need for coding expertise.