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Category Archives: WordPress WooCommerce

I have been building Ecommerce websites with WordPress and other tools for many years. My WooCommerce projects include: Yubico Security Keys, Thirst Wine Merchants, Lafaza Vanilla, OCHO Candy, and Clear Admit MBA Publications.

Notes from WooConf 2014

WooConf was full of interesting talks and it was great to meet up with Woo-enthusiasts… I liked that part of the presentations were technical and part were marketing driven – my goal is to help my small business ecommerce clients understand how to use marketing tools to optimize the performance of the websites I build for them. I’m […]

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Stripe, Gravity Forms and WooCommerce

I have more and more clients who are enjoying using Gravity Forms and Stripe to build order forms and take payments on their own sites. Note that the Stripe Add-on for Gravity Forms is free – no yearly fees – if you host your WordPress site with me and/or have me build your site. Here’s […]

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Gravity Forms FreshBooks Add-On and Recurring Payments

Gravity Forms and FreshBooks — my two favorite services (software is a service, of course) — now play nicely with each other. Let me start with the bad news: the invoice that can be generated is not sent automatically (it is only added to FreshBooks in Draft mode) and there is no provision to send recurring […]

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Gravity Forms for Ecommerce with tax and shipping options

I love Gravity Forms. It’s the best form building tool for WordPress and now it offers a new feature that allows more complex calculations between fields. Combine that with the PayPal Payments Pro and you have a really fast, simple and powerful ecommerce option for those times when a full WordPress ecommerce system/plugin is not […]

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Crafty Cart WPEC theme

Crafty Cart was a great free WPEC (WordPress e-Commerce plugin) theme that I customized for a couple sites. But the developers seem to have disappeared so I’ve moved on to other WordPress ecommerce starter themes like those from Storefront Themes. What I like about Crafty Cart is the playful design. It also features: Simple product […]

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PayPal, Square and Stripe: more online payment options

A great new payment option is Stripe – it is a Payment Gateway which means you can sell stuff online, take credit cards on your site yet avoid any recuring monthly fees. I have not used it but hope to try it soon. Has anyone out there used it with WordPress? WPEC is oftem set […]

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PayPal Payments Pro vs PayPal Payments Advanced for WPEC

  There is a new, lower-cost option coming for the WP e-Commerce Plugin. It launched in April 2012 and is called: “PayPal Payments Advanced” and it will soon be a great option for WordPress ecommerce. Up till now you had to pay the full “PayPal Payments Pro” $30/month fee. But soon this new $5/month option will give […]

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WordPress e-commerce plugins

I’ve been researching a number of new plugins that extend the functionality of the WordPress E-Commerce plugin. Why reinvent a dead horse? eCC http://www.webgility.com Free for 15 days. Then starts at $99 +$20/mo Summary: QuickBooks integration application designed to deliver a comprehensive eCommerce management solution: Keep your QuickBooks current and accurate Streamline order fulfillment Manage […]

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WCSF: Notes from WordCamp 2011

WordCampSF2011. Lots of great conversations and presentations. Here’s some notes and links… 2 apps for converting a WordPress site to a mobile app. Curiously, they both seem to come from Israeli startups. There’s an entrepreneurial flavor to the fallafel I suppose. wiziapp.com: not free and iOS only uppsite.com: Free and connects to Anroid as well […]

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WooCommerce, WPEC and other WordPress Plugins for ecommerce

Updated 4/2014 So many options out there – how to choose? First, educate yourself on the difference between a self-hosted ecommerce solution (an ecommerce plugin like WPEC or a dedicated solution like Magento or Zen cart) vs a hosted ecommerce solution (like Shopify, Volusion, Bigcartel, Tictail) and decide what features you really need before you select a product. Each […]

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