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eShop

An accessible Shopping Cart plugin.

Average Rating
3.6 out of 5 stars
It's solid
By , for WP 4.2.2

There are some quarks but all in all it works.

We have a simple site that sells our artwork. We don't keep inventory and we use Paypal (god I hate paypal!)

For our simple needs it works.

Many issues and limitations
By , for WP 4.2.2

If you are looking for an eCommerce solution for WordPress I would stay away from eShop. There are many limitations to customising the plugins features, most of which involve writing lots of code to display the simplest of things e.g Current cost in the cart.

I am migrating away from eShop to WooCommerce and have to most of it manually because eShop doesnt have any useful exports!

Support is also not very useful (unless you're willing to pay them).

Support- Its never the plug-ins fault
By ,

Warning- If you have any issue with this plug-in, the automatic answer from the developers is that it is an issue with another plugin or with the theme. I guess the plugin is perfect, so it has to be the others.

Eshop
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Great tools

Powerful: not for everyone.
By , for WP 3.9.1

This is a very powerful plugin, but it is not always easy to make it work the way you want.

I implemented this on the first WordPress website I made in five or six years, and maybe I could have picked an easier one to start with…

The plugin has some unique features: it's the only one I could find that could be used with regular posts (or those within a custom taxonomy).
It is extremely flexible compared to other plugins I tried.

I can recommend the plugin however to every developer that is a bit more experienced than myself (it took me four days to set it up exactly like I wanted: to long, but that was my own fault).

Unfortunately the old forums are offline since half may 2014: I had some difficulty to find the info I needed, as most searches linked to the deleted forum pages.

Easy to set up in an already existing WordPress site
By , for WP 3.8.1

I was looking for a simple to use shopping cart plugin for an already existing WordPress site. I saw a few posts that suggested that eShop might be the best bet to work with any theme. I must say that I was actually surprised at how easy it was to set up and configure!

You have to use a shortcode for the main shopping page, there are lots of options and they can be found at: http://quirm.net/wiki/eshop/setting-up-using-eshop/shortcodes/ but then it's just going through the settings (there are quite a few, but it's all pretty self explanitory) and changing any styling. I should say, copy the stylesheet wp-content/uploads/eshop_files/eshop.css to your theme folder, or upload your own eshop.css if you want to do this.

Superb commerce plugin
By , for WP 3.7.1

Love this plugin and the devs are amazing when you consider it's offered for free. I've read a few reviews complaining about support but Rich and Esmi have been nothing but helpful when I've had a problem. The problem is people expect everything for nothing and treat free support as if it's something they're entitled to, yet hardly anyone donates for this kind of thing. Devs need to be supported if you want continued help!

If you want to enable your website to sell physical or downloadable goods, it's one of the best of its kind.

Does everything i need it to
By , for WP 3.8.1

Perfect for what I need and great support too.

a hidden input field (the value is utf-8) for the pay method of Paypal is necess
By , for WP 3.8.1

5 stars!

a hidden input field (the value is utf-8) for the pay method of Paypal is necessary(for languages other than english).

It will better!

Worst.Support.Ever.
By , for WP 3.8.1

Horrendous support. Read some support threads and see the attitude of the dev. Just awful.

Product was mediocre until I ran into a major issue which shut down my shop. The support offered was "uninstall" which of course made me lose all of my inventory, prices, options, history, etc...

Stay away. Stay far, far away.

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