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WP eCommerce

WP eCommerce is a free, powerful plugin that empowers you to sell anything online, quickly and easily.


59 reviews
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2 stars
2.8 out of 5 stars
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1 star
Nothing but trouble
By , for WP 3.5.1

Purchased WP e-commerce Gold Cart plugin, hoping that I would be able to take care of the little things you usually encounter with a WP plugin.

This plugin is HORRIBLE! The code sucks, questions on the support forum are never answered, and the documentation is worth nothing.

Categories of products: I rewrote the grid-view to be able to drill down categories without showing all products. I expected there to be functions to do so, but no.
Shipping: Cannot get shipping to stick. It will default to whatever it finds.
Category images do not stick. Category default view does not stick. Category image size determines the grid size, had to fudge.

DO NOT USE. I repeat: do not use!

1 star
Continuous Loop On Checkout MAJOR PROBLEM
By , for WP 3.4.2

I have used this plugin on about 5 different sites. They were all working great, and then recently they are all having major problems. At checkout the customer can't finish checkout because there is a continuos loop sending them back to the beginning every time they click anything, so customers can't finish checking out. We are now trying to switch all of our customers over to use woo commerce, because the support is also non existent. I was hoping with the most recent update that some of the bugs would be fixed, but they weren't.

To all those out there, just avoid this plugin, it looks enticing, but will be nothing but headaches for you in the long run.

1 star
Too many issues, poor support
By , for WP 3.5.1

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.

1 star
not worth the fight
By , for WP 3.5

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.

1 star
Not great
By , for WP 3.5.1

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!!

1 star
I hate this plugin ?
By , for WP 3.4.2

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 :(

1 star
Before you install...
By , for WP 3.5

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...

Good luck

1 star
By , for WP 3.4.2

Like the others said, lots of glitches and problems. Unforgivable amounts.

1 star
Abysmal quality
By , for WP 3.5

I have wasted countless hours fixing bugs in this plugin. Just yesterday I was notified of an issue with a website with wpec 3.9. Hours later, I find the bug in wpec core code. Just to be sure, I downloaded the latest version, 3.9.5. It contains the same bug. I am *not* describing what the bug is--I refuse to do unpaid QA/code maintenance for getshopped.org. I tried the Support > Jobs link in getshopped.org site, figuring they could use my services, and guess what? The page doesn't exist.

1 star
always problems when upgrading
By , for WP 3.4.2

was a big fan of this plugin when it first came out.
sad to have to report that i always have problems when upgrading.
hope they get their act back together.

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