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WordPress eCommerce – ScottCart


ScottCart is a free WordPress eCommerce plugin that allows you to sell anything, anywhere. Built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, ScottCart is the first WordPress eCommerce shopping cart that looks great right out of the box. So there is no need to spend days customizing it.

Sell Anything, Anywhere

With ScottCart, you can sell physical, digital, or service products. Add product variations, images, and downloads options for your customers. You can even sell affiliate goods from online marketplaces.

Scott comes with 27 built in currencies, so you can sell anywhere.

With premium extensions, the possibilities are endless. Perhaps you’d like to accept credit cards directly on your site, or even start selling your own software? Anything is possible.

Ship Anywhere

Offer free shipping, flat rate shipping, or make real-time shipping calculations. Limit your shipments to specific countries, or open your store up to the entire world.

Payment Options

ScottCart comes with PayPal Standard built in, so you can start accepting all major Credit Cards and PayPal accounts immediately. We offer other gateway extensions on our website such as Stripe for processing credit cards directly on your site.

Inventory Management

You can configure ScottCart to reduce the inventory quantity of your physical or digital product whenever it sells.

Graphs and Reports

With built in beautiful reports and graphs you can see all of your sales and numbers in one place. Get to understand your customers behavior and make smart decisions.

You own your data

One of the biggest risks and problems of using a hosted eCommerce platform is what happens to your store if the provider closes up shop. With ScottCart, you have complete control over all of your data. Your data belongs to you.

Built to be extendable

ScottCart was built to be Extendable, adaptable, and open source.

Created with developers in mind. With its strong, robust framework, you can scale your store as much as you need.

Popular Extensions

We offer extensions for business owners who need more features. Some of our most popular extension are:

  • Stripe – Start acceping Credit Cards on your site
  • Software Licensing – Sell licenses for your own software products
  • Cart Extras – Advertise your products on an empty cart page

More information at

About the Plugin Developer and the Project

The developer of this plugin is Scott Paterson, who runs WP Plugin. WP Pluign’s WordPress plugins are currently used over on 25,000 websites.

Fast, amazing support

If you have any problems please open a support thread here and we’ll help you solve any problems that you may have.


  • Shopping Cart – You can sell anything you want with our complete shopping cart. You can offer discount codes, collect taxes and charge shipping
  • Product Grid – Your products are displayed in a beautiful grid layout making it easier for your customers to buy.
  • Product Pages – Simple, intuitive product pages so your customers will want to buy.
  • Customer Account Area – Let your customers login to your store and view their purchase history. This reduces customer support.
  • Fully Optimized Mobile & Tablet Support – Works in every major desktop, tablet and phone so you always get the sale.
  • Reports Graph – Beautiful dynamic reports, so you always know your numbers. Know how much you have sold today, this month, this year and more.
  • Reports Overview – With a reports overview page you can quickly see how you are doing.
  • Coupons – Discounts codes for all your products. Offer fixed or percent rates and set expiration dates.
  • Powerful Settings – You can fully customize your online store just the way you want using powerful yet easy to understand settings.1. Shopping Cart – You can sell anything you want with our complete shopping cart. You can offer discount codes, collect taxes and charge shipping


Automatic Installation

  1. Sign in to your WordPress site as an administrator.
  2. In the main menu go to Plugins -> Add New.
  3. Search for ScottCart and when you find it click install, then activate.
  4. That’s it! You are now ready to start selling your own products on your site.


Where can I find complete documentation?

Full searchable documentation can be found at

How do I setup PayPal to work?

This plugin has PayPal Standard built in. In order to collect payments using PayPal you will need to have a PayPal account and enter your account Email or Merchant ID on the Payments tab.

Does the plugin use pages?

When this plugin is installed it automatically created 5 pages. The Shop, Cart, Account, Order Cancelled, and Purchase Confirmation pages. In these pages is a shortcode which is used by the plugin to display information on that page. You may wish you include these pages in your theme menu. Products will automatically appear on the Shop Page.

How can I create a new product?

Create a product on the Products page.

Can I view my orders inside the WordPress dashboard?

Yes, When someone purchases your product, you will be able to see their order on the Orders page.

Is an SSL certificate required?

ScottCart can function without one just fine, making it easy to set up in a testing or development environment. We still strongly recommend you have an SSL certificate for your production web site, both for security and for the peace of mind of your customers.

What themes work with Easy Digital Downloads?

Any properly written theme will work with ScottCart.

Getting a 404 error?

To get rid of the 404 error when viewing a product, you need to resave your permalink structure. Go to Settings > Permalinks and click “Save Changes”.

Orders placed through PayPal not showing in the admin

If you are using a firewall that is blocking, that can cause this issue. Also if your WordPress is installed in a different folder then this issue you can happen. Please contact us if you continue to have problems.


February 21, 2017
I’ve been using this plugin on my own site for some time now. I am very pleased with the plugin.
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Contributors & Developers

“WordPress eCommerce – ScottCart” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • 8/24/23
  • Fix – Fixed issue with PayPal Standard IPN


  • 5/9/17
  • New – Added trash png image, so that dashicons can be removed from WordPress and the cart will still be completely functational.


  • 5/2/17
  • New – Added plugin deactivation survey.
  • New – Added ability to set product shop image height manually.


  • 4/12/17
  • Fix – Fixed email sold table display issues
  • Change – Removed email download table code and included the downloads links in the sold table
  • New – Added notes, quantity, price, subtotal, shipping, and coupon codes to email sold table
  • Fix – Fixed bugs with order attributes being changed


  • 4/7/17
  • Fix – Fixed issue with PayPal Standard not correctly redirecting
  • Fix – Fixed issue with PayPal Standard redirect URL containing invalid characters
  • Fix – Modified Free Gateway – Will not show in settings page as a default, but will be available on the orders page


  • 4/6/17
  • Fix – After payment hook was not working correctly
  • Fix – Added CSS center alignment for product page
  • Fix – Redid the entire product page layout – it should now work with many more themes by default
  • Fix – Removed Free Gateway – Free purchases can be made by using PayPal Sandbox mode instead – this option was confussing
  • Fix – Fixed a few other code errors
  • Feature – Added ability to change default image size for shop and product pages – useful for some themes


  • 4/5/17
  • Fix – Description on product page was not showing in some circumstances.
  • Fix – Added CSS to make Twenty Seventeen theme cart page look better.
  • Change – Changed default Show Billing Address option for cart page from Yes to No. Therefore on a fresh install, Billing Address and Shipping Address will be hidden.


  • 3/30/17
  • Test – Tested and lowered “Requires at least” version to 4.0 instead of 4.5
  • Update – Readme description


  • Fix – Settings page redirect error


  • Fix – URL Hook was not passing full REQUEST body
  • Fix – Admin enqueue script error
  • Fix – Settings page tab save fix
  • Fix – Enqueue file fix
  • Fix – Fixed missing language strings
  • Fix – Orders page CSS fix
  • Fix – Shop page cateogry menu link fix
  • New – Added save order page hook
  • New – Added save product page hook
  • New – Added save settings hook
  • New – Added completed payment hook
  • New – Added ability to add custom product and order page digital file columns
  • New – Added new license render tab type for the settings page
  • Test – Tested with WP 4.7.3


  • Initial release