Using WP e-Commerce

This article first appeared in issue 232 of .net magazine – the world's best-selling magazine for web designers and developers.

More and more websites are turning to WordPress as their CMS, which concurrently increases the number of shops and online businesses using it for their ecommerce needs. With an agglomeration of ecommerce plug-ins available for WordPress, WP e-Commerce stands out as a standardised solution – it’s incredibly powerful and expandable, and works with just about every theme you can think of.

WP e-Commerce continues to grow and, with over 1.3 million downloads, has a formidable following of developers and enthusiastic designers providing sound solutions with a low development footprint to clients of all types and sizes. This tutorial goes into how to set up WP e-Commerce and attain common functionality without having to pay a penny.

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