How to create Tyre shop on WooCommerce and WordPress 2020

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This is tutorial How to setup Tyre and Wheel shop on WooCommerce and WordPress with our products and plugins step-by-step.

1. Prerequisites. Required and supported plugins

Please, install required WooCommerce (do you want to setup shop, not blog, right?) and free Metabox plugin for working with tyres and wheels metadata.

Plugins also support: Elementor (Finder), Popup Maker (Finder)

2. Categories

If you plan to sell tyres and wheels, create first categories for them. Categories Tyres, Wheels, etc should be at top level, then create test product in each of this categories, it helps to setup other steps.
In these categories you will place tyre and wheel brands and assign it to products.

You can skip this step if import free test database from this site. Categories will be setupped automatically during import.
See import step below.

3. Tyres and Wheels metadata

For working with tyre and wheel data we used metadata. This fields stores spec, season and a lot of stuff. For managing this data we create Custom Metadata plugin, it's basic tool in our plugins. Install it first.

We recommend to check Woo tyre category first, where plugin will set additional custom fields:



All products in this category will have tyre metadata.

Settings for metadata is quite simple and have just several parts:
1. Wp-admin settings, for editing product. If you will work with admin faster, set autofill to off
2. UI options for catalog pages. Plugin can show several data here.
3. UI options for product page. Plugin show tyre and wheel metadata with other information.
4. Options for use wheels with tyres, see last part of this tutorial.

You can check that plugin works on product edit page in wp-admin

4. Import and products

Please, visit our import docs page, download TestDB of tyres and just import it into Woo, using standard import (Products > import).

Import docs: test Tyre DB

5. Tyre Product Filter

This plugin works on catalog and shop pages of Woo.



You can set it in Widgets > Widgets list > Add to sidebar.
Do not forget to set working category for Filter widget.



You can set both Filters (Wheel and Tyre), because you can set different categories for them. Filter do not work in other categories and will not show.

6. Tyre Finder

For start plugin you should upload Vehicle Fitment DB. You can do it via plugin options, see top of page. It's simple: select DB file (it can be any, packed .zip or unpacked) and save settings. You can check result after import, at top of page you should see count of imported records. Several houndreds it's for test Vehicle Fitment DB.



By default finder will redirect to filter, for zero installation, so that's all for setup this plugin.

7. Tyre Tabs

8. Wheels and Tyres

You can separate Tyres and Wheels by categories. Then brands, then models, like tree. These categories can be set in Custom Metadata plugin, in Filter and Finder plugin options.

This is check list for setup tyres and wheels step-by-step:

  1. Create separate product categories at top level: Tyres, Wheels.
  2. Create sample products within categories: create products and check box for category.
  3. Open Tyre Custom Metadata options and setup "Tyres" category for tyres and "Wheels" for wheels.
  4. Check result: open two previous products, tyre and wheel, you should see wheel metabox ONLY for wheel and tyre metabox ONLY for tyre.
  5. Filter. You should setup BOTH two filters on sidebar, but separate it for user via widget setting. Set different categories.
  6. Check result: you should see only tyre widget in tyre shop category and wheel widget in wheel

FAQ about tyre shops on Wordpress + WooCommerce

Common useful information about creation of tyre shops on Wordpress

Could I make tyre and wheels shop on WordPress and WooCommerce?

Yes, of course! Infrastructure of WP is universal and more suitable for tyre shops, than most of CMS, even better than Shopify (they have limits for custom fields, categories, etc) or OpenCart (they have several tech problems and required custom developing). And WP has a lot of features and plugins for customization and extend.

How to select hosting for tyre shop on WordPress?

You need a good hosting for WordPress and WooCommerce. It should not be cheap, because minimal Woo requirements is 256Mb per client. The best way is to setup aldo Redis or Memcached, and your hoster should support it. Remember, that tyre and wheel shop it's not for ten products, but for several thousands.

Do you have a updates for plugins?

Yes, of course! Free version updates via WordPress.org, paid version via our update system, all automatically. Just install plugin once, after that your WordPress will inform you about new updates and install them via WP update system.

How to speedup tyre shop on WooCommerce?

1. First, you should remember to set 256Mb minimum for php. It's WooCommerce recommendation.
2. Install object cache for WordPress (Memcache or Redis). Our plugins use all cached features of WP, so when you setup object caching, they will use it too.
3. Install any useful tool or plugin for combine, minify and gzip of js&css - Wordpress use a lot of this resources, so speedup of page load will be very big

Could you help with install or setup? Could you help with [that] theme? I need [this], could you help or develop?

Yes, of course! Just write to support, you can write even before buy. We have statistics: we help our customers for free for most tasks via our Premium support.

If you need more serious changes, with development or for you shop only, we tell about how, when, how much etc. If your paid request (usually it's custom development or custom customizations tasks) is useful for our plugins and we can use it, you pay only half of cost.

Questions about translations

Just read our Integration page, we make translations ready plugins.