WP eCommerce is a free, powerful plugin that empowers you to sell anything online, quickly and easily.
I like this product and have found it relatively easy to build my online shop with it. I'm also planning an upgrade to it just now built around this platform. The frustrating thing is that there is little support when things go wrong or just if you need a little bit of assistance with coding if, like me, you're not an expert. I suppose that is the trade off for using a free platform for your shop but when it is fundamental things affecting the likes of your checkout page you expect a bit more of a response.
anyone know, why this plugin detected malware by avast anti virus ?
Well, I have to say at the time I installed it in 2010 it was about the only option that offered the features I needed. Also, I didn't mind paying for the Gold Cart to add even more options. The problems came when I tried to get it working correctly. It did take a bit of battling to get everything working correctly, with some need for a bit of hacking.
There have been improvements made through the years, but still some bugs that never did get fixed (negative tax on discounts), that I still have to work around today. And their original forum doesn't do much to answer problems. In fact most of the help I have received has been from the community that uses the tool. And after all this track record, their premium support asks for WordPress and FTP access to your site (Yikes!), that seem scary to me.
Bottom line, it does almost everything I need it to but it feels like a house of cards waiting to tumble. I just wish it was more stable and problems were identified faster and fixed properly.
There is no URL settings!!!
How can I set my own URL for products without these many subcategories ///
Plugin is good but need wishlist
I developed a website for a client with very, very minimal needs. He doesn't sell anything online - he simply lists products and needed a more structured way to manage them than to edit a regular WP page constantly. Enter WP e-Commerce, the seemingly perfect solution. It's free, and with some editing, it does what he needs.
That said, we still have been unable to make the setting for 'no thumbnail cropping' work properly, so the users must pre-size all images before posting them. In addition, when we had a major issue due to an update installation, the only way to get actual support was to pay $47 for the 'Gold' upgrade, which entitled us to a single support request that took several days to get a response.
So if you're running a smallish business and know how to code, go for it. If you're doing anything that requires heavy lifting or you need serious support options, go for something more robust than this.
WP e-commerce has had a great update, still not perfect but better.
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