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  • OK, doing some research, would appreciate opinions.

    Goal: small, easily managed web store to sell a small assortment of products.

    Prefer: basic inventory management, accounting integration would be excellent, support for affiliate reselling (ie, allow affiliates to resell my products) and associated tracking required to pay commissions.

    4 options I am considering – not sure if any of these support affiliates?

    1) Free instinct e-commerce –
    2) $55 + add-ons – Shopp –
    3) $55 – Market Theme –
    4) $80 – iTheme’s ecommerce –

    Can I get some opinions? These seem to be the 4 best options I have found so far? Anyone have any others I should consider or know if affiliate marketing is supported by any of these?


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  • Thanks for those, grabbed them straight away.
    Feel free to keep in touch via email –
    (oops edit)

    I’ll try and implement what you’ve done, and see if I can apply it to the rest.

    Thanks 😉

    Ok, glad to be helpful 🙂
    I’ll try to migrate all the shortcodes to OOP -a little more complicated, of course-, and mailed you the result. Do you like the suggestion?

    Thx for ur work 😉

    Yes! I’ll have to adapt a few things but it looks good.

    You’re also doing this at the right time – I’m not planning any updates for a while (which my users will be be glad to here).

    and thanks for your contribution.

    mmm… just one more thing:
    I’m focusing on “PHP coding standars”, I think this is the most important point so that people can help you to improve it (if necessary).

    S! and sorry for my poor English 😉

    fine by me 😉

    My Shopp login information has inexplicably stopped logging me in (username does not exist) and they won’t answer my support requests through the website.

    This is a major problem because all of their support and KB docs are locked behind a login.

    Worth being aware of if you are weighing up options. I’l probably ditch them this week for instinct e-commerce.


    In relation to the subject of this post. I tried to use WP E-commerce, Bought their gold cart and even their drop cart. Even went for a Template they recomended. Nothing worked properly. Forget about trying to post in the forum. You will not get an unswer.

    Im gonna try the other ones.

    Shopp seemed like the best when I was researching this a year or so ago. It felt much less convoluted than some of the other options, and it’s good when it works. But it has an minor problem with inexplicable non-functionality. Tracking down the specific issues can be very difficult — the list of incompatible plugins is pretty intense (Wp-SuperCache, Bad Behavior, MailChip…)

    I’ll give eshop another go — it looks very well maintained, and I definitely appreciate the public feedback of the developer!

    But I gotta to say, I’m not a fan of the automatic page creation. Many users probably find it very useful to have them spawned automatically, but our page structure is already chaotic enough. When I was stumbling though the repetitive torture of shopping cart testing and a whole bucket of new pages suddenly splashed into being… it provoked an emotional overreaction. This time, I’ll create a nice fresh test install and evaluate it in more rational frame of mind.



    Hi dear ones,

    I have a WordPress blog and I need to allow public to add their ads such as selling their cell, motor bike etc. I want to allow them upload image, description, rate without registering at my site. But I will need to approve it before it appears in site, can any developer here help to achive this? Lemme know about any plugin or theme that will have this feature. Please guys, I am good at WordPress but, could not find proper plugin to make this happens.
    I want to allow public to:
    Upload car/product image
    Email address
    That’s all. No PayPal purchase cart etc…
    When other user comes to my site, he must look at sellers details.

    Thanks guys,

    Hi to all,

    Have you tested TheCartPress?

    It has 100% native integration with WordPress 3.1+

    Best regards

    Seeing as the last response here was from a few months ago I thought I’d ask again if eshopp was still the primarily recommended e-commerce plugin for the most recent stable version of wordpress?

    is eShop fully compatible with WP3.2.1? Yes.

    Well that wasn’t quite my question. I meant more whether or not it was still the plugin that people were recommending most or if there had been anything else developed in the last couple months that was worth also looking into. Otherwise I’ll just keep poking eshop and go from there. =)

    Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    I still recommend it.

    I’m finding it very easy to set up and use and I know a number of other shop owners and some developers who highly recommend it. Support seems to be very consistent and while you won’t get a lot of “hand holding” you will get direct and useful replies from them – a massive difference to other e-commerce plugins.

    They won’t support ET Themes… not sure if that’s because they have an issue with them or whether it’s because they need to draw a line between what their plugin does and what the theme does.

    having tried most of the more well known plugins now (except the new jigoshop) eShop (for me at least) is my clear favourite

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