First of all, this is not a functional plug-in unless you pay for the upgrade. If you do not upgrade, you cannot view your orders...thus, it's not functional! So, I paid for the upgrade as well as ongoing support since I'm a retail store owner who is doing my own site building...not my forte!
So, when the download failed and I asked for support, I was refunded for the support. However, I was not refunded for the download. I asked for help with that and was told that he would upload it to my site. I gave Niaz a username and password to do so. It never happened. I asked again and he told me I'd never sent the information. I sent it again...and again...and again.
Finally, today, Niaz informed me that I would have to pay him another $15. I give up! Don't waste your time with this.
tried it - flat out doesn't show products in selected page. Seems its not compatible with latest WP.
This product has potential but ultimately the developer wants your money. Here was my experience:
1. Installed the free app & instructions exactly as written.
2. App did not work so I emailed for support.
3. The developer offered to fix but did not.
4. Emailed again - no response.
5. Posted on support forum & got a response.
6. Developer lied & said he took a look at my site & I would need to upgrade for a fix. How do I know he lied? Because I check my log for site visits & there was no record of his visits.
7. Tried PayPal and had my cart setup within 5 minutes.
Bottom line - He wants your money. There are no detailed instructions or troubleshooting solutions because as long as it doesn't work, he makes money. That's fine but don't offer a free product if what you are really after is my $29.00.
Suggestion - Go with Paypal. It's ez. It's free & there are tons of vids & tutorials on how to customize.
Only Positive - He's a nice person just not someone to do business with.
Very poor support. I have had continual problems with this plug-in and the programmer. I even paid to have some custom upgrades to help work around the really annoying issues but was eventually told he wasn't able to do it. I am STILL waiting for my refund. After numerous prompts via email I get an extremely rude, childish response. Not a good way to run a business. I would never use anything from him again. Save the hassle and your money, there are plenty of fine plug-ins where you won't have to deal with this kind of nonsense.
The shipping values change from what they were ste at, and then they don't show up in the cart anyway! Deleted!
Bottom line: If you can get away with free version good but don't pay for the upgrade.
This plugin has very limited function, no doubt, to get people to the Professional version. The Pro version seems to have a bunch of little issues: short codes don't work, pricing does not show up in store, little HTML errors in places.
On one hand, I have to give Niaz a lot of credit for tying to be responsive (a little tough when you are on the other side of the planet). He has been very helpful getting it installed but, the install should not be so difficult.
On the other hand, I gotta say I am very disappointed. I needed a License Key Code to show up in the email to the customer. Did not look like this plugin could do it so I requested a refund. The response I got from Niaz was that it would be a unique requirement, he could do it for more money and I would not find another plugin that does it. Well, I found another plugin to do it, Niaz has the function already in his code, and I have not heard back from Niaz is a few days.
Also, product view needs to be separate from adding a product (too much scrolling). He uses expanding sections a bit much, some should be consolidated. The organization of the app overall is a bit weak: Product Categories should probably be with Add Products instead of Settings, same with eMial and Text notification. Makes more sense to have email and text variable by product.
I'm using the FREE version, and the PayPal integration has yet to function properly. I click checkout and the page refreshes but never redirects to PayPal?!?!? I sent an email to the author on 8/27, and I received a pretty quick reply, but no resolution. He offered to assist, and I never heard back. I'm hesitate to upgrade because my issue with the free version is yet to be resolved.
P.S. I am, however, happy for the people who are able to successfully use this plug-in. :)
P.P.S. My site is running on the Genesis framework. I'm not sure if that will mean anything to the author.
Avoid this free plugin and the premium version, WPShopCart, at all costs. The plugin is broken on the backend and will not function. If you contact the programmer, he will tell you that it can do all these great things, but none of them are true. And all he will offer in the way of help is one sentence answers sent from his iphone. I don't know how I'm going to fix my store or get my money back, but don't make the same mistake I did.
This plugin have very less features.It can not be use for a perfect e-commerce site..
I have tried this plugin on two completely separate and unrelated websites. Both times, I get the same problem, where the confirmation email is not being sent out. And looking at the support requests, it seems that I'm not the only one who's had this same problem.
Reading the comments from other reviews and support requests, the author seems very defensive and doesn't really offer any real advice to rectify issues.
I would give this plugin zero stars if I could. It's not worth it, in my opinion. And I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you DO NOT BOTHER EVEN TRYING THIS PLUGIN.
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