WordPress Simple Shopping Cart FAQ provides a list of FAQ questions many keep asking in the forum and more.
Last Updated: September 4, 2023
Latest News: Updated the documentation.
This is a list of common questions asked in wordpress.org support forum. I have created this list to help answer some of the most common questions people keep asking. If you can’t find an answer to your question please click the following link wordpress-simple-paypal-shopping-cart and create a support ticket. Someone will assist you as soon as possible.
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WordPress Simple Shopping Cart FAQ
Q1 Is this plugin GDPR Compliant?
Answer: This plugin doesn’t need any update for GDPR. It only receives some customer’s info from PayPal and then it saves those in the orders menu so you can process the order. For example: ship the item to the purchaser’s address. Data is never sent or shared with any 3rd party. The plugin already has the functionality that lets you delete any customer data and be compliant with the law.
Q3 Is it possible to have the Default Quantity show as 10 and not 1?
Answer: Unfortunately it doesn’t have an option for default quantity to be more than 1. The customer will need to change the quantity in the cart which is standard practice.
You can read more about this in the following support thread.
Q4 How can I migrate my cart orders into a different server?
Answer: The orders go into a custom post type called “wpsc_cart_orders”. Unless you are an expert, the best option is to migrate the full database (all tables) of your site. Using PHPMyAdmin tool in your server is the best option for this. It can simply export all your data from Site A then you can import that data into Site B. It will be an easy transition. Otherwise it will get too complicated. You can read more about this in the following support thread.
The following link how-to-easily-import-or-export-any-of-your-wordpress-database-content-using-phpmyadmin can help you.
Q5 Is there a way to load the add to cart button after page load with a price change depending on some events in the page through ajax or js?
Answer: We don’t have an option for this in our plugin. However someone posted a solution in the forum. Check the following link support thread to learn more.
Q6 Does your plugin create the following cookie “PHPSESSID”?
Answer: No, our plugin does not create any cookies. Check the following link support thread to learn more.
Q7 How do I pass the quantity to the shopping cart?
Answer: It’s not a supported feature of this simple plugin unfortunately. We don’t advertise it either. Check the following link support thread to learn more.
Q1 How do I test my PayPal account if I am having issues?
Answer: Do the following test to verify what I am saying:
1) Go to the settings menu of the plugin.
2) Change the PayPal email address to another paypal account that you know is in good standing and working (maybe the account of a family member or a friend). This is just a temporary change to do a quick test (You will change that address back to your one).
3) Click on the add to cart button and then the checkout button, you will see that the checkout works fine.
Q2 PayPal has expanded the list of IP addresses. Will this impact your plugin in any way?
Answer: Our plugin doesn’t use the IP address for IPN. So this won’t have any impact on this plugin. You can ignore this.
If you want to, you can check with your hosting provider to make sure they don’t have any firewall that will bock IPN notification coming from those new IP addresses. Check the following link support thread to learn more.
I will be updating this post from time to time. So keep coming back for the latest FAQ. If you have a question please send me an e-mail or leave a comment.
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