WP eCommerce is a free, powerful plugin that empowers you to sell anything online, quickly and easily.
I installed this plugin in a number of sites and it seemed to work fine for a while. I didn't even mind paying $50 for the Gold Cart plugin to get the Authorize.net gateway. For a while it worked fine, but I've since had trouble on a number of the sites it's installed on, the most recent being an issue where trying to check out and pay loops you back to the beginning of the checkout process. I even tried reverting to default themes and disabling all other plugins, and I still get the issue. The community support has suggested changing or disabling shipping options, but that hasn't solved anything for me. And speaking of support, it's almost non-existent unless you do pay for an upgrade, and even then there are times I haven't heard back from them. That's not the only issue I've had though. It seems like each time I set it up there's some code tweak that needs to be made i order for the checkout to be functional unless you're using PayPal, which takes you off the site.
I'm always afraid to update this plugin because it seems more often than not that it breaks something. If some of the stores I set up with this plugin didn't have hundreds of items in them, I'd find another solution. I'm just hoping the next update fixes this checkout looping issue.
After reading all of the reviews this plugin looked great. I installed it and set up my store easy.
Then I noticed the problems. I could no longer view the pages on my site from the wp admin page, the site timed out. I verified that the problem had a direct correlation to this plugin being activated. When the plugin was deactivated I could edit/view the pages on my site from the admin page ... when the plugin was activated the site timed out when I attempted the same action.
I sent an email, via the plugins website asking for assistance. I've never heard back. After further reading I'm not alone in encountering the 'special features' of this plugin.
WP e-Commerce made lots of promises but delivered on very few. Digital downloads did not work at all and there is next to none support available, not even paid support. User forums some help but not much. Very disappointed!!
Works for me for what I want :D
the plugin author write a warn post after creating my post to post issue on their own site instead of here.
This is a fully cheat. They made plugin but not gave support here. They should provide help to people who use them or trust their software.
Edit on 14 July 13.
This developer never provide support or anything to help the user. They demand more and more money by threat the user about the blah blah.
If you impelement this script you find bunch of security hole. If you pay that developer they will cheat you more.
Before start using this plugin Call the idiot guys who made it. Don't blame me that I not tell you about this. People not write in this comment because they have cheated and have a bunch of big site and he can afford it. Who can afford idiot to pay lot of $.
Shame on WordPress to approve this plugin. How you can call it free :(
It's a good thing I installed this on a fresh test site...
I tried to set a few options such as Target Countries, placement of $ symbol and another yes/no option that I can't remember but it was on the same options page as the aforementioned. I just was not able to "set" these options..either the UI didn't work, i.e, couldn't "Select" target countries, the yes/no option...is that a checkbox or radio button or what?...and for the $ sign...no visible UI element to enable/disable...
Anyway I decided to deactivate & delete...that seemed to work but I was left with 10 - 15 e-commerce tables in the database as well as multiple post and pages...
I then discovered the Nuke'm tool "WP e-Commerce - Store Toolkit" and re-installed e-commerce so that I could use this tool to completely wipe out the infection...but alas...it helped some...but there are still artifacts leftover in the database...
Ouch...glad it was a fresh test installed site...
I suppose the lesson is: from now own, always install ANY plugin in a new fresh-test site and then uninstall the plugin to see if any artifacts are left behind...and if there is any other damage...
Like the others said, lots of glitches and problems. Unforgivable amounts.
This is the first time I have used WP e-Commerce and I am impressed.
What I know about coding is just enough to be dangerous, so I am really happy that most tweaking is really easy.
I love that the templates can be moved to your child theme.
I am also impressed with Instinct's support. I purchased the Amazon S3 plugin (which is brilliant) and asked if they could do some work on it so that I could access multiple buckets as I had so many files. The next day it was done.
Paypal worked instantly - no messing around and after purchasing Gold Cart I was in heaven. Makes my life so easy.
Previously I spent over a week trying to get Woocommerce to play nicely - no luck! I even got a coder to try and figure out what my problem was, and all they did was completely lock my website.
I am more than happy to recommend.
I love this Plugin. I have been using it for over 5 years without issue. I have used it on a number of different scenarios but mostly;
1) client sites that sell tee shirts
2) client sites that sell digital downloads
What I have observed is that e-Commerce is hugely complex and with that so are all the different permutations of what different people might want to do. Its just silly to attack a Plugin that doesn't work for you because its lacking a feature.
Sometimes this Plugin will work for your needs but sometimes it won't.
The support / premium support that WP e-Commerce Plugin offer their customers improved 100% in 2012 year and the benchmarks are that this is the most optimized and fastest of e-Commerce Plugins.
If you want to sell lots of Products then the WP e-Commerce Plugin is the one for you.
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