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[resolved] Ecommerce and ssl questions (12 posts)

  1. Jparra
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hello,
    I am going to be building a small online store for a friend. I will likely get the e commerce gold plugin and maybe the drag and drop feature. I was wondering if I need to run wordpress in https and buy certificates. If I don't what types of warning messages will I get? If I get a certificate and run the site in the normal http directory will I still get the warnings when I buy stuff? I'm very new to this realm. I am running on a dedicated IP. Another question, Will the ecommerce Gold plugin enable me to accept payments without the use of paypal? I can't find a clear list of features and functions of the plugin. If anyone knows any answers to these questions I would greatly appreciate it:)
    -Thanks!

  2. Alex Cragg
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You can use other gateways than paypal, but at the moment they are all New Zealand, like the company making wp e-commerce. In one of the next releases they are integrating google cart, which you can use if you are in USA or UK.

    I run the shop without ssl/certs etc, no warnings come up.

  3. Jparra
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks for the info:) So is your wordpress url an http or https? Because I tried to install mine as an https and it looks like it is going to be a huge hassle.

  4. wp-user
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    If your run your e-comm site without ssl, security aware users would most likely avoid buying anything from you. Would you send your CC number and other info over the net in plain text?

  5. Alex Cragg
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    dont forget though that using paypal etc, their servers are secure, and that is where the transactions take place, not on your own site.

  6. Jparra
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Epicalex, that's what I was thinking as well. Once you decide to "check out" you enter your info into whatever gateway you choose (paypal, etc.). I think I will just run the site in normal http and give it a go. Thanks for the help!

  7. flyingkites
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am using WP ecommerce and also the Gold plugin with authorize.net.

    I have amde my checkout pages https but I get secure/insecure warnings on all pages. If I opt to not display insecure items then the page is displayed with no graphics except the header and the side bar under the centre. It does not matter what theme I used. This applies to default.

    So can anyone help me fix this?

  8. Dan Milward
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Can you tell us how you resolved it?

  9. flyingkites
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I got this to work if I changed the whole site to run under SSL. The format problems went but I still had the secure/insecure warning as the posts have lots of links to other sites.

    So still really not fixed ...

  10. flyingkites
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I should add I changed the site to run under SSL using the options. Just replaec http with https

  11. flyingkites
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Do that again.

    I should add I changed the options link to https to do this.

    What I want is to run selective pages under SSL like a normal ecommerce site would.

    For wpeCommmerce with the Gold module, you can change certain checkout page to SSL but you get the format problem.

  12. actionreaction
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I installed the Gold version of this plug-in for use with Authorize.net and noticed that it didn't actually validate expiration date against the card - it just checks to ensure that the date isn't in the past. Is this correct?

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