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I have used both plugins. I tested them both extensively and have built and delivered client websites on both platforms. My tests were conducted over a year ago before I went with my preferred (Shopp) but here is what I found. WP Commerce at the time had buggy code, poorly written markup and many elements were not given classes/id's making it hard to format ...


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I've developed a 55k product ecommerce site using Wordpress with the Shopp plugin and can share what I've done to MySQL to eke out better performance, YMMV and some (or all) of these may not apply to your situation. Determine how much you need to increase buffers/caches by by looking at the output from a "show status" sql command - there are tools which ...


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WooCommerce & Jigoshop are built on the same foundation so they approach things the same way, but WooCommerce is likely the winner because of the amount of sub-plugins and resources. I just finished a WooCommerce project and really like how it's coded as well as its usability. I haven't used WP E-commerce in a long, long time ... but I don't ever plan ...


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if you are going for a e-commerce website here are some really good themes, plugins, and trickes that you will find really helpfull Themes Sommerce Shop: http://themeforest.net/item/sommerce-shop-a-versatile-ecommerce-theme/542001 Demo: http://www.yourinspirationweb.com/tf/?theme=sommerce wordpress theme Mojo Theme: ...


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I highly recommend WooCommerce. Those guys are brilliant. It's based off of Jigoshop another great solution. To me, though, WC is one of, if not, the best solutions for WP e-commerce. Great support. Great themes. Uber easy to integrate with a custom theme as well.


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There is an easier way to get the page-creation dialog to appear. Simply go to WooCommerce > Pages and unset all of the select boxes for pages (including the shop base option). Then if you de-activate and re-activate it will ask you whether or not you want to install the pages.


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WP e-Commerce is probably the best you are going to get while still keeping within the confines of WordPress. Keep in mind WordPress was designed originally for blogging, but it has expanded to do so much more. For a really big store it is probably a good idea to go to dedicated store software like Magento or OS Commerce. If you want to start out with WP ...


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The Gravity Forms pricing fields are available on the form builder and can be used to add product and pricing to a form. Gravity Forms is not a shopping cart but it can be used to pass data to a shopping cart or payment system like Paypal or ejunkie. To use the form to pass the data to a shopping cart you can set up a redirect and build a query string ...


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Does anybody know if there any simpler ways to give users who purchase certain products free shipping? Actually, when creating a product you can just mark it as a Virtual product right within the product editor and that will exclude shipping completely for that item.


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Just an FYI to other people who found this: I was able to achieve this using Grouped products instead of Variants. Simply add the main product (the Wine, in this case) as a 'Grouped Product'. Then, add the 2 case sizes as simple product, and in the 'Advanced' tab, choose the Grouped product from the 'Grouping' dropdown. I ended up with a page that looks ...


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WP E-commerce uses WordPress post objects to store products, so you don't need any special functions or callbacks. query_posts will support everything you need, you can learn about the details of how everything is set up by reading about their database schema. Specifically, the SKU is in the wp_postmeta table with a meta_key of _wpsc_sku.


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I'm starting on an ecommerce project in a few days and have chosen WooCommerce to go with. This was not done with a lot of research, just a quick review of the main suspects and uneerstanding above all that in the worst case, if ever I'll want to switch - it is not too painful, and even then there are services that provide converting services for very ...


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I like mrwweb's suggestion, but if you are trying to do it yourself / for free, you will have to do a few things: 1) Make a new template PHP file with the forms you will need to create a new product, create a new page and assign it the template you created 2) Create your custom post type or decide to use post meta instead for your extra fields 3) In your ...


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Questions like this is are not really suitable for WPSE because they attract a lot of subjective, open ended opinion, for which there is often no right answer. Let me give you a real world example. I have used several WordPress E-commerce plugins, both free and premium types, I've also created my own custom solutions in certain cases too. However I often ...


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What you are talking about is called Table Rate Shipping which will give you better control for e-commerce. There are some very good ecommerce solutions for WordPress including WooCommerce - free and has premium extentions like table rate shipping and themes - Sth African parent company with 30++ ecommerce extensions and 90+ WP themes Jigoshop - free and ...


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I've used both, and I would choose Shopp every time (so much so that I purchased a developer's license). As Ash had mentioned, the code for WP-ecommerce was quite buggy when I used it and it basically broke Thesis (a framework I've used a lot). For something as important as e-commence, I don't think paying for a product is too out of line. After all, you get ...


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This example highlights the versatility of interface options you can create by using radio inputs to select a product variation rather than the default menus. This section of code could be used in place of the variations code block in either the product.php template file or the category.php template file (if you want variation inputs in your category ...


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Woo (the makers of WooThemes) announced their integration with shopify recently, from the looks of it... http://themes.shopify.com/themes/air/styles/air would do what you want.. I would look into hosting the shop at Shopify, and seeing if your base website can be wordpress. Woo has announced that they're working on a e-commerce framework as well, but until ...


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You Should look at dukapress it a fairly new E-Commerce plugin but its loaded with features and it uses Custom post types. and as for the relation part, i had that same challenge as your are having in developing a site for one of my customers, i needed to relate a CPT (custom post type) named "Question" to Groups of CTP named "Answer" so i could display ...


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I find DukaPress to be very easy to use for my clients and its packed with features that answer to most of your requirements. And its free so you can't bet that. Check it out http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/dukapress/


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In the WordPress backend select Settings | Store . Select the Presentation tab. Scroll down to the Product Page Settings section and change the value of the Sort Product By dropdown to: Drag & Drop Now you are able to click on a product in Products | Products , hold it and drag it to the position in which you want it to appear.


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Just had the same problem. First uninstall the plugin. Then you have to delete all rows containing "woocommerce" in the table "wp_options" on your database. Especially "skip_install_woocommerce_pages". Now install the plugin again. The notification for automatically creating pages will pop up.


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Try this in your wpsc-single_product.php template. It will give you a list with title and link. I didn't test this with product variations, I am not using them in the site I am working with and I wasn't sure from your question if you needed it to. Hopefully this at least gives you a starting place. <?php // get the product categories ...


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Larry Ullman's book PHP 6 and MySQL 5 for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide has an excellent chapter on building an e-Commerce website. It has nothing to do with WordPress, but I found it to be an excellent introduction to the very basic e-Commerce concepts way back when I read it. I think it would be a great place to start.


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You will want to create a new widget area or dynamic sidebar in your theme's code. Justin Tadlock has a great tutorial about how to do this, but the basics boil down to this. Add the widget area declaration in your theme's functions.php file: <?php add_action('widgets_init', 'my_register_sidebars'); function my_register_sidebars() { /* Register the ...


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What page do you need it on? Depending on your theme, it does display on Single Product Pages and in 'certain' but not all emails. This will happen if you have enabled SKU's in the Admin->Jigoshop->Settings->General Tab and set the option 'Enable SKU field' to Yes. And of course, actually entering SKU's for each product as you create them. Beyond that, ...


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As Bainternet said you need to adjust the query vars, however I needed to change the order well before 'jigoshop_before_shop_loop' hook to get this to work. This function fires at pre_get_posts and orders by title. add_action('pre_get_posts', 'my_custom_query'); function my_custom_query($wp_query){ if(is_tax('product_cat')){ ...


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Okay, I managed to figure it out (after far too many hours...): Here is the code, feel free to let me know if it's ugly, as I'm new to both wordpress and php: //Query the wordpress database for product posts $my_products = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => 'product', ) ); //loop through my queried posts <?php ...


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Of course it is worth looking at Jigoshop themes. Next there are WooCommerce themes based on WooCommerce plugin which is quiet derived from Jigoshop plugin (I would give a try to Sommerce Shop theme too). All in all my favorite plugin is still WP e-Commerce plugin and its system of templates. I used one great theme with lot of functionality based on this ...


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I can't claim to know much about Shopp (it seems good, but it's not free). I set up a site with WP e-Commerce at the beginning of 2010 and it was not too hard. I used the SimpleCart theme as a basis for my design - http://upthemes.com/themes/simplecart/ (it was free when I used it.. I see it's not free anymore...) Variations were easy to implement, but I ...



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