GetShopped – WordPress E-Commerce Plugin

GetShopped is a free WordPress plugin for adding e-commerce capabilities into WordPress-powered websites.

It is a very easy-to-setup plugin which can work with any standards compliant WordPress theme (and WordPress MU).
The plugin offers a flexible pricing structure for products with features like:
flexible coupon/discount pricing rules

  • Product specific sales
  • Quantity discounts
  • Free shipping options
  • Multi-tier pricing for quantity discounts
  • Supports multiple payment providers like Google Checkout, Paypal & Payment Express.

GetShopped makes it possible to complete the shopping process quickly with a one-page-checkout & optionally, guest checkouts is supported.
It is easy to manage orders with the help of a powerful admin interface, print invoices, packing slips & more.
The plugin also offers lots of other features from comments to new/featured product widgets.
More Info:

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Plugin Quick Shop

Quick Shop supports any WordPress that has the Sidebar Widgets installed, really. It adds a SideBar widget that shows the user what they currently have in the cart and allows them to remove the items, not to mention a TinyMCE button to easily allow you to add products to your posts/pages.
Also, you will need to make your own CSS for this.


  • Inventory listing tied in to TinyMCE
  • Integrates automatically with CFormsII (and uses CFormsII API so you can edit it easily yourself)
  • Full range of formatting for widget layout in Admin -> Options -> Quick Shop
  • Shopping cart Widget
  • Checkout page
  • Ability to create different product options in a drop-down
  • WordPress MU compatible

One of my clients required a quick and dirty shopping cart for WordPress. The background:

  1. They had more than one product per post
  2. They only wanted orders to be sent via email
  3. They only needed EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer – like Direct Debit or Internet Banking)

Thus, Quick Shop was born thanks to the excellent way in which the WordPress Plugin API is set up.

List of possible future features:

  • AJAX implementation
  • Internationalization
  • Inventory quantities

Please be aware that I’ll only be updating this if I need to or if I’m paid to. Feel free to come on board and contribute!

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Plugin WP e-Commerce

The WP e-Commerce shopping cart plugin for WordPress is an elegant easy to use fully featured shopping cart application suitable for selling your products, services, and or fees online.

WP e-Commerce is a Web 2.0 application designed with usability, aesthetics, and presentation in mind.

Perfect for:

  • Bands & Record Labels
  • Clothing Companies
  • Crafters & Artists
  • Books, DVDs & MP3 files

The WordPress e-Commerce plugin is a state-of-the-art e-Commerce platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards and usability. It is both free and priceless at the same time.
WP e-Commerce makes it easy for you to accept payments online. WP e-Commerce integrates with Google Checkout, Paypal,, Payment Express and many other trusted payment processors.

  1. Upload the folder ‘wp-e-commerce’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Simply copy the new files across and replace the old files saving saving ones you’ve modified. If you have product images uploaded then do not overwrite the product_images folder or images folder. If you have downloadable products for sale do not overwrite the files folder.

When updating it is important that you do not overwrite the entire images folder. Instead you should copy over the contents of the new images folder into the existing images folder on your server – saving all the exiting product images you may have already uploaded.

If you experience database errors try de-activating and re-activating your plugin.

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Some popular Open-source ecommerce programs

We did what’s known in the world of the Internet as a “classic treasure hunt” usability test: we tried to find all of the above vital information as quickly as possible from the top OSC providers. The results are timed, and the sites with the most information found in the least amount of time are deemed to be the best.

A summary of each Web site in this classic web treasure hunt is as follows:

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Open-Source Ecommerce Adoption Obstacles

Open-source ecommerce (OSC) programs are wonderful in theory: cheap or even free money -making programs ready for the taking. So why isn’t everyone an Internet millionaire?

The answer is that many obstacles prevent potential OSC users from learning about these programs — obstacles that no proprietary program would experience. Most OSC programs are created by volunteer programmers, whose interests lie in areas other than marketing and product communications.

There’s an old joke that assembly instructions are so awful because they pick the least -needed person from the manufacturing floor to write them. In the open-source world, if no volunteer wants to write Web site information about the product, they don’t bother to pick anyone at all. There could be a dynamite product that could change the world, but only the developers would know about it. Continue reading

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How to choose the Domain Name (part 2)

4. Hyphenated Names?

Should you get a hyphenated name? There are a few things to consider here:

a. Disadvantage: It’s easy to forget the hyphens when typing a name. Many users are used to typing things like but not They’ll probably leave out the hyphens and wind up at your competitor’s site.

b. Disadvantage: When people recommend your site to their friends verbally, having hyphens in your domain name leads to more potential errors than when the name does not contain hyphens. For example, how do you think your visitors will refer to your site if it is named “”? They might say, “I visited Acme Book and Videos dot com yesterday. It was fabulous.” Their friends, remembering that comment later, might type into their browsers “”. Oops. Continue reading

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How to choose the Domain Name (part 1)

O be some other name!
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.

  • Shakespeare

Before you rush out and choose your domain name or name your website, you might want to consider the following points:

1. Your Domain Name Should Be Your Website Name

Naming your site after your domain may seem obvious to some of you, but you’ll be surprised to learn that not every website is named after the domain name even when the webmaster owns that domain name. Continue reading

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