BigCommerce for WordPress
Getting started

Installing BigCommerce for WordPress

System requirements

  • PHP: 5.6+ (7.3+ recommended)
  • MySQL: 5.5+ (5.6+ recommended)
  • WordPress: 5.2+
  • SSL
  • The PHP intl extension is recommended to enable better currency formatting


To install BigCommerce for WordPress, you will need to install and activate the plugin (opens in a new tab) in WordPress and connect your BigCommerce account. If you do not already have an account, you will be prompted to create one.

For a walkthrough on installing and activating the plugin, see Using BigCommerce for WordPress (opens in a new tab) (BigCommerce Help Center).

Setting your channel name

Once connected, you will set up a new channel name (opens in a new tab). This name will be used to identify this specific WordPress instance in BigCommerce when checking orders or listing products.

Multisite Instructions

For multisite instructions, see Multisite Setup.

After you have created your new channel name, the initial product sync will begin and you can begin configuring your plugin settings.

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