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WP eCommerce

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

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63 reviews
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2 stars
2.8 out of 5 stars
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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
AVOID!
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.

1 star
feed google merchant
By , for WP 3.5

with the new version 3.8.9.4 google merchant cannot get the feed not at all. The version 3.8.9.3 google do not reconize weight.

I am coming back 3.8.8.5 w!th WP 3.5 and then all re-work correctly.

1 star
If you're looking for an easy to implement shopping cart, this isn't for you.
By , for WP 3.5

Horrible, horrible documentation, don't even think about using this if you're a user without any WordPress knowledge and just want a easy to install and implement plugin.

After trying to make the thing work with a custom theme, I gave up. There are pretty much a lot of other better E-Cart/Commerce plugins out there that don't make you shred your hair follicles as much as this.

I'm pretty sure they made the documentation cluttered and hard to read so they can earn money through "1-on-1 Premium Support", which costs you $47 a QUESTION. Yes, that's right. ONE support question costs you $47 before your shop even sees a sale.

Online help is limited as well because nobody (except the developers) know how to use the plugin themselves.

Just because they have lots of downloads doesn't mean they're going to be good (that's what I found out, sadly).

1 star
Many bugs
By , for WP 3.4.2

This plugin has so many bugs. It loads unacceptably slowly. Incompatible with many other plugins. Avoid!

1 star
Full of bugs, no support and a completely frustrated community
By , for WP 3.4.2

This plugin is bad, and the developers should feel bad.

I really can't overemphasize how terrible this plugin has become. I've used it for years with some success but in the last six to eight months it's become essentially unusable. Do yourself a favor and check out WooCommerce, or really any other commerce plugin — using this one is the first step to failure.

The "support" for this software is embarrassing at best. Even having paid for support you can't get anyone to answer emails... ever. Take a look at their forums http://getshopped.org/forums/ you'll find that just about every topic is full of people not getting any help.

The last bug won't let people buy things! They posted an update on their blog letting everyone know that the plugin they wrote isn't compatible with the premium add-on THEY WROTE! They finally got around to making a quick patch for the error and even now no one seems to see it as being resolved, in fact the "fix" let the error continue while introducing new errors.

This is some sad, sad development. Just avoid the plugin. Move on. Save yourself the headache.

1 star
Error
By , for WP 3.5.1

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/xxx/public_html/clients/xxxx/wp-content/plugins/wp-e-commerce/wpsc-includes/google-analytics.class.php:69) in /home/wstbd/public_html/clients/wassco/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 876

will you please help me

1 star
There's a reason why it has so many 1 star reviews.
By , for WP 3.4.2

The team working on it are a bit over their heads. Rather than doing a few things really well they tried doing everything and it all ends up being mediocre.

The problem is consistency.

I wish them luck, maybe in 5 years this plugin is going to be amazing. For now I'm just giving up. I'm tired of searching through templates. I'm just tired of all the half-done wordpress ecommerce plugins. I went back to selling on ebay. Yeah I'm losing $2.48 on each sale from fees. But at least I can sell something without worry.

I'm not going to go into more detail, I've wasted enough time. Look at the 1 star reviews and decide for yourself.

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