# Pre-flight check

Before installing Craft Commerce, make sure you’ve got everything you need:

# Upload the files

Extract the Commerce zip somewhere on your computer. You’ll notice that it contains two folders:

  • commerce/
  • templates/

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 ecommerce 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, and navigate to SettingsPlugins. Choose Install 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 CommerceProducts, and if you’ve uploaded the example templates, you’ll be able to view them right away on the front end.