Basic Word Press Simple Pay Pal Shopping Cart setup and usage

You know the drill by now—install WPSPSC just like any other WordPress plugin. Once it's installed, you should see a new entry for WP Shopping Cart under Settings in your Dashboard, as seen below.

> General








WP Shopping Cart

> General








WP Shopping Cart

That link will lead you to a shocking single-page of configuration settings. You will likely only have to alter one or two settings, particularly your currency settings or your PayPal e-mail address, as seen in the following screenshot:

PayPal and Shopping Cart Settings supports kefs

Your Shopping Cart Your cart is empty

USD (e.g. USD, EUR, GBP, AUDJ t (e.g. i, £, €) 1.50

This is the base shipping cost that will be added to the total of individual products shipping cost. Put 0 if you do not want to charge shipping cost or use base shipping cost. Learn More on Shipping Calculation

When a customer orders more than this amount he/she will get free shipping. Leave empty if you do not want to use it.

Add to Cart

To use a cusomized image as the button simply enter the URL of the image file. eg. i ns/word press-paypa I-shopping -cart/images/buy_now_button. png http ://kefa shop This is the URL the customer will be redirected to after a successful payment

This is the URL of your products page if you have any. If used, the shopping cart widget will display a link to this page when cart is empty

Hide Shopping Cart Image [Hi

If ticked the shopping cart image will no be shown.

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Check this if using with the WF Affiliate Platform pluqin.

Next, you need to choose a location for your actual shopping cart. If you want it to reside in a sidebar widget, the plugin includes one just for that purpose. You can also dedicate a separate post or page for it—just create a new "Shopping Cart" post or page and add this tag to it: [show_wp_shopping_cart]

The shopping cart will appear wherever that tag or widget is used.




Shopping Cart title

Text to show when

Cart empty


Currency Sybmol

Base Shipping



Shipping for

Orders Over

Add to Cart button text or Image

Return URL



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Adding a new product with WPSPSC

Once we publish the post, the tag turns into an Add to Cart button. If you add that item to the shopping cart, it appears inside your widget, ready to proceed to PayPal:

That covers 99 percent of the typical usage for WPSPSC. It gets only slightly more complicated if you want to add variations to your items, such as size or color.

Overall, WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart lives up to its name and works very well. The lack of a centralized product catalog is both a strength and a weakness—a strength because it has fewer moving parts to break, and a weakness because a shop owner with lots of items will likely find it unwieldy. However, someone with only a few items to sell could easy fall in love with this plugin.

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