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eShop

An accessible Shopping Cart plugin.

Average Rating
3 stars
3.8 out of 5 stars
4 stars
Powerful: not for everyone.
By , for WP 3.9.1

This is a very powerful plugin, but it is not always easy to make it work the way you want.

I implemented this on the first WordPress website I made in five or six years, and maybe I could have picked an easier one to start with…

The plugin has some unique features: it's the only one I could find that could be used with regular posts (or those within a custom taxonomy).
It is extremely flexible compared to other plugins I tried.

I can recommend the plugin however to every developer that is a bit more experienced than myself (it took me four days to set it up exactly like I wanted: to long, but that was my own fault).

Unfortunately the old forums are offline since half may 2014: I had some difficulty to find the info I needed, as most searches linked to the deleted forum pages.

5 stars
Easy to set up in an already existing WordPress site
By , for WP 3.8.1

I was looking for a simple to use shopping cart plugin for an already existing WordPress site. I saw a few posts that suggested that eShop might be the best bet to work with any theme. I must say that I was actually surprised at how easy it was to set up and configure!

You have to use a shortcode for the main shopping page, there are lots of options and they can be found at: http://quirm.net/wiki/eshop/setting-up-using-eshop/shortcodes/ but then it's just going through the settings (there are quite a few, but it's all pretty self explanitory) and changing any styling. I should say, copy the stylesheet wp-content/uploads/eshop_files/eshop.css to your theme folder, or upload your own eshop.css if you want to do this.

5 stars
Superb commerce plugin
By , for WP 3.7.1

Love this plugin and the devs are amazing when you consider it's offered for free. I've read a few reviews complaining about support but Rich and Esmi have been nothing but helpful when I've had a problem. The problem is people expect everything for nothing and treat free support as if it's something they're entitled to, yet hardly anyone donates for this kind of thing. Devs need to be supported if you want continued help!

If you want to enable your website to sell physical or downloadable goods, it's one of the best of its kind.

5 stars
Does everything i need it to
By , for WP 3.8.1

Perfect for what I need and great support too.

5 stars
a hidden input field (the value is utf-8) for the pay method of Paypal is necess
By , for WP 3.8.1

5 stars!

a hidden input field (the value is utf-8) for the pay method of Paypal is necessary(for languages other than english).

It will better!

1 star
Worst.Support.Ever.
By , for WP 3.8.1

Horrendous support. Read some support threads and see the attitude of the dev. Just awful.

Product was mediocre until I ran into a major issue which shut down my shop. The support offered was "uninstall" which of course made me lose all of my inventory, prices, options, history, etc...

Stay away. Stay far, far away.

1 star
Lousy support
By , for WP 3.7

Once was a good product, but little has improved in several years. Plus the fact that the support is atrocious. [Comments moderated] Be warned.

5 stars
woocomerce lite plugin
By , for WP 3.7.1

Hello,
i really apologize for what happened...thanks for getting back to me on this...i have changed the ratings for it as 5 star...regards

4 stars
Great for custom sites
By , for WP 3.6.1

Pretty good plugin, great for custom sites, not as powerful as for example WooCommerce but on the other hand it doesn't force you to do anything, and there are no overcomplications.

IMO it is just missing a

1) product options filter (you can add custom options to products and change the price accordingly which is great, but don't have a filter for that)

2) a price range filter (from and to, or a range slider, or even better, both).

3) 2checkout integration would be good, since it is a pretty popular gateway.

The first 2 things I stated I believe are a must for any serious ecommerce plugin, the third one here and there.

All in all pretty good, hopefully it will evolve a bit more in time.

3 stars
Seems Like it's On the Right Track, Not There Yet
By , for WP 3.5.2

This plugin has a decent set of features, but the admin area is just not intuitive at all. The settings are dispersed in various different places, and setting up items with multiple options requires 3-5 clicks into completely different areas you really wouldn't think to look unless you read their instructions thoroughly.

I ended up going with WooCommerce and found it to be much easier to work with, less time spent reading on how to make it work, and quicker to get it up and working for my short deadline.

I think this plugin could be great, but it definitely needs a person with a usability background to help these guys out. :)

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