WP e-Commerce is a free WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin that lets customers buy your products, services and digital downloads online.
It is not an exaggeration to say that this plugin has cost our company several thousands of dollars in lost revenue due to trouble shooting and getting clients off of WP e-Commerce. This plugin has gone through periods of relative stability with periods of numerous bugs. For the past 6 months it has gone to another low point. The plugin support, or companies making the plugins for WP e-Commerce are terrible. We have tried 2 different FedEx plugins and 2 USPS shipping plugins. None of them worked without severe bugs.
I wouldn't recommend this plugin to anyone unless it's on a personal site that doesn't require dependability.
Buyer beware, this plugin creates a "temporary" user with no email address for every visitor to your site (logged in or not.) It's supposed to clean up after itself, but doesn't. The end result can bring your site to its knees.
When our site hit 20K fake users, arriving multiple times a second, we started having twice-daily crashes, page response times north of 10 seconds, etc.
Don't take my word for it, read it in the developer's own words.
I am moving to WOOCommerce. This cart seems to have more bugs than an ant hill. Wasted too many hours troubleshooting and lost too many orders to a broken cart to do it any longer. Not sure if WOO will be much better but it couldn't possibly be worse
People need to store offering plugins that work with this cart. Wasting time and money.
So much wasted time dealing with this plugin. I never ever recommend this plugin. Move on please...!
After too manny bugs and crashes, updates that didn't fix anything, and tricky set up, I finally gave up on this plug in.
Este plugin tiene muchos problemas de seguridad... Deje puertas abiertas para registro spam con el rol de Anonymous
So much wasted time dealing with this plugin. Support for this plugin is poor. And there are constant bugs. Additionally, plugin updates will come out without addressing known bugs. I recommend Woocommerce.
It's a little tricky to setup, and has some odd bugs that appear from time-to-time, but for the most part it is okay.
HOWEVER, right at our greatest hour of need (read: CHRISTMAS) it has let us down in the most amazing fashion.
Hopefully we'll get a response from the support community that helps restore faith in this product as it really is worth more than one-star on a good day.
I installed this plugin on my client's site and there are a few bugs - taxes are not being included in the payment gateway, so I added them to the shipping costs, now they are still not being included in the payment gateway... the product runs slow, and there is an inline style in the products page coding that prevents me from removing elements and rearranging them via CSS. I went to the support forums and nobody has helped with my problems. I will NEVER use WP-Ecommerce again. I have to deliver to the client this week and I don't have budget for a complete redesign. We're going to have to use it as is. I'm not happy at all. I wish I could give the product zero stars.
I read many of the comments and had thought surely as big of a company as these guys are, it can't be that bad. I assumed it was just non-developers having issues with the plugin, due to improper implementation etc.
It was not the case. The product is just quite simply a mess, and the company seems to have little interest in actually helping anyone with the many issues this product has. The support forums are full of problems with no solutions, just others asking if anyone has figured out a fix. To rub salt in the wound, they will charge you money to post questions in their premium support forum, where they still do not ever seem to reply either! I wonder if they make more money off the premium support scam than they do off the product itself.
WordPress should seriously consider removing this product altogether from their plugins library.
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