Ecwid is a free full-featured shopping cart that can easily be added to any blog and takes less than 5 minutes to set up.
Ability to add a single product to a page or post on your site using new [ecwid_product] shortcode. In addition to embedding a whole product catalog on your WordPress site, you can also feature a single product on a separate page or blog post of your site and allow your customers to purchase the product right from that page. To embed a product on a page or post, add [ecwid_product id="12345"] shortcode to the page/post in your WordPress backend. Do not forget to replace 12345 in this example with the actual product ID.
Better SEO for store pages. Ecwid plug-in now automatically adds product attributes to SEO-optimized versions of product pages on your site to let the search engines index attributes like UPC, brand and others along with the other product properties. Also, some improvements were applied to the format of product HTML snippets to meet the Google recommendations on how to better organize product information (title, descriptions, price etc) on the product details pages. These improvements will help search engines to better index your products and optimize their appearance in search results.
Slight improvements of store layout for mobile devices. All Ecwid stores are mobile-friendly by design, i.e. they adapt themselves to the given layout and look good on mobile devices, so if your site is mobile-optimized, your Ecwid store will be as well. Earlier, if you use horizontal categories widget on your WordPress site, you might notice that it didn't fit the given width on narrow screens, e.g. when opened on a mobile device. Now, the plugin automatically hides horizontal categories widget on narrow screens to ensure better look on mobile-optimized sites.
Several improvements and bug fixes for plugin settings pages, store appearance and SEO.
Added compatibility with Google XML Sitemaps plugin. Now you can submit your store items links along with the other site pages to search engines. To use this feature, please install the "Google XML Sitemaps" plugin (http://wordpress.org/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/), generate a sitemap (it will include your products and categories links) and submit it to the search engines to help them better crawl and categorize your site.
Improved compatibility with SEO Ultimate plugin. Ecwid plugin always displays your store pages in a proper SEO-friendly format to make the store indexable by search engines. Moreover, we constantly adjust the plugin to make it work fine with popular third party SEO modules. So Ecwid is perfectly compatible with "WordPress SEO by Yoast", "All in one SEO Pack", "Platinum SEO Pack" and now with "SEO Ultimate" plugin.
Minor design improvements of the plugin settings pages to make them mobile-friendly for better compatibility with the backend layout of new WordPress versions. Now you can manage Ecwid plugin settings in your WordPress administrator panel using your mobile device.
New "Ecwid badges" widget is available. If you like Ecwid and want to help it grow and become the most popular e-commerce solution, you can now add a fancy 'Powered by Ecwid' badge on your site to show your visitors that you're a proud user of Ecwid. Please find the new widget under 'Appearance → Widgets' section in your WordPress backend.
Our plugin backend is now available in Italian, Russian and English. Thanks to Luciano Del Fico for the great help with the Italian translation.
Improvements and bug fixes, including
New revamped plugin settings: the new settings layout makes the plugin easy and intuitive for starters, yet powerful and advanced for experienced merchants.
Multilingual plugin backend: the plugin settings now support multilanguage. Currently available in English and Russian. More translations are coming!
Smooth HTTP/HTTPS switch: Ecwid always transfers all sensitive data using secure HTTPS connection and a special 'HTTPS' option in the Ecwid plugin settings is not necessary anymore. Now, the plugin detects connection type and adjust Ecwid integration codes automatically. No manual adjustments are needed regardless of whether you run your site under HTTP or HTTPS.
Improved compatibility with CloudFlare Rocket Loader: previously, using CloudFlare Rocket Loader along with Ecwid might cause intermittent loading issues for some stores. We've improved the plugin code to prevent such issues.
Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.2
Last Updated: 2014-7-10
1 of 2 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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