May 182014
 

Last Updated: June 11, 2014

WordPress Simple Shopping Cart tutorial shows you how to setup a very simple shopping cart. Have you ever wanted to sell some items, products or even some digital media but did not want or need a full e-commerce shopping plugin? Then this is the plugin for you, it is simple to setup and no need for any fancy settings.

Latest Update: I have updated some of the details below at the end of the post.

WordPress Paypal Shopping Cart Plugin 3.9.7

  • Added a new feature to open the checkout page in a new tab/window when user clicks the checkout button.
  • Updated the Cart Orders menu icon to use a slightly better looking dashicon.
  • Added a new filter to allow modification of the custom field value. Filter name is wpspc_cart_custom_field_value
  • Added a new action hook after the PayPal IPN is processed. This will allow you to do extra post payment processing task for your orders. Hook name wpspc_paypal_ipn_processed
  • Made some improvements to some of the shopping cart icons (cart and delete item icons have been updated).
  • Cart output will work with a responsive theme.

Also in version 3.9.3 a few more functions were added which gives you more output control.

  • Added a new function for getting the total cart item quantity (wpspc_get_total_cart_qty).
  • Added a new function to get the sub total amount of the cart (wpspc_get_total_cart_sub_total).

WordPress Simple Shopping Cart Tutorial Steps:

  1. WordPress Simple Shopping Cart Tutorial
  2. WordPress Simple Shopping Cart Extra Settings
  3. WordPress Simple Shopping Cart PayPal Language Encoding
  4. WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart Add New
  5. WordPress Simple Shopping Cart Troubleshooting

Install Plugin:

Important: This is not a full featured e-commerce plugin. It is only meant for small shops and individual selling of items in your website or blog.  

Instructions to setup a simple WordPress shopping page or post.

1 ) Change the settings according to your needs. See images below.

wordpress-shopping-cart-settings

The image below illustrates the basic shortcodes you can use.

wordpress-shopping-cart-quick-usage-guide

The following are settings you need to add especially your PayPal e-mail address. You also have the Currency, Currency Symbol and Base Shipping Cost if you want to add it.

wordpress-shopping-cart-settings-part1

I have added Free Shipping for Orders Over $25 just to illustrate it here for the purpose of this tutorial. There are other settings you might want to add.

wordpress-shopping-cart-settings-part2

The following image allows you to set up the following options.

  • Product Page URL
  • Automatic redirection to checkout page = Enter a URL for the page if selected
  • Open PayPal Checkout Page in a New Tab (Added in version 3.9.7)
  • Reset Cart After Redirection to Return page
  • Hide Shopping Cart Image
  • Customize the Note to Seller Text
  • Custom Checkout Page Style Name (Added in version 3.9.6)

 

wordpress-shopping-cart-settings-part3

The following image allows you to set up the following options.

  • Use WP Affiliated Platform (Affiliated Link)
  • Enable Debug
  • Enable Sandbox Testing
  • Finally when you are happy with your settings click on Update Options button.

wordpress-shopping-cart-settings-part4

You have now completed Part 1 WordPress Simple Shopping Cart Tutorial. Click on the following link wordpress-simple-shopping-cart-extra-settings to complete the next part of the tutorial.

I will be updating this post from time to time. So keep coming back for more.

Enjoy

LinkedIn
Manuel Ballesta RuizManuel Ballesta Ruiz has written 259 posts. He can be followed on Twitter.

 Leave a Reply

(required)

(required)

2 × 1 =

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>