WP e-Commerce is a free WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin that lets customers buy your products, services and digital downloads online.
This plugin has so many bugs. It loads unacceptably slowly. Incompatible with many other plugins. Avoid!
WP e-commerce has had a great update,
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.
Works very well and have a very good support team!
WPEC has been around longer than any other ecommerce plugin and has had the time to truly mature into a solid platform.
In its early stages, WPEC had a lot of problems, which are the main reason for the number of poor ratings, but in the last year, WPEC has improved so much it's awesome.
I use WPEC primarily on a large network of sites with well over 1 million visits per month and it performs beautifully.
It is by far my favorite of the large ecommerce plugins.
I've just made a fantastic website with wp-ecommerce using the bolt on ePDQ CPI payment gateway plugin.
Not only was the pulgin full of documentation on how to set it up but the support team headed up by Stephen Smith was also really helpful when my limited knowledge got me into trouble.
I've done a lot of wordpress websites and a few e-commerce sites with dukapress and wp-ecommerce.
WP-ecommerce gives me lots of flexibility and the e-PDQ plugin from Aqua-tech took all the hassle out of connecting to the Barclays payment gateway.
The product is impressive, upgrades are well priced and the support (even community based free support) has been incredibly impressive.
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will you please help me
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.
This is a great plugin that can handle pretty much any e-commerce needs. It's simple enough for basic online payments yet full featured and extendable enough for complex e-commerce solutions.
With their first class support, it doesn't get much better.
As this was the first legitimate e-commerce plugin for WordPress, and one of the first commercial plugins, it was a pioneer in many areas. They've learned a lot of lessons over the years on their path to having a great e-commerce solution for WordPress.
It's free. Download it and try it out for yourself and you'll be the next person writing a 5 star review.
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