Are you searching for the best little plugin to use as a shopping cart on your eCommerce site? I’ve tried most of them over the years and most either require a significant amount of configuration or just don’t work very well.
Absolutely stoked to find this plugin because its so simple if you have one page of products or services that you want to offer, all you need to do is spend 10 minutes setting up this simple free wordpress checkout plugin and decide where you want to drop the widget!
WordPress checkout plugin requires you to add a new Checkout and Processing page which you can hide using the exclude pages plugin by Simon Wheatley. Very simple to setup however may not work in all themes.
All you need to start selling online is a Paypal account.
WordPress Checkout Plugin Installation and Settings
- Click Add New under the Plugins section in your wordpress dashboard and enter WordPress Checkout in the search field
- Install and activate the plugin
- Create a new page for : Checkout and Processing (make sure you hide this page using another plugin called exclude pages(author:Simon Wheatley)
- Click the W icon in your wordpress editor and tick the box to ? Make this page my Checkout and Processing Page
- Copy the url of this page and paste it into the “Checkout and Processing page” on the plugin settings page.
- Select your desired currency and enter your paypal email address and click update
Adding Your Products Info and Inserting Buy Tags
- Click the editor button and enter your product price then insert the “wp_checkout” shortcode into your post or pages
- Make sure you test the shopping cart and checkout service using the sandbox mode before you go live
- You will recieve an email when you receive an order which will also show in your orders page which is located above the settings tab in wordpress dashboard
Update: An even better option is the eshop plugin by tips and tricks. There’s a free and premium version, both of which i have tested and recommend as a simple solution for eCommerce shopping carts.
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