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MU Shopping Cart (29 posts)

  1. lost-4-words
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I am looking for a plugin or script that I can add to my blogs for customers to order free samples, so no gateway needed.

    Anyone have any ideas. Most of the options I have tried are no good.

    Customer name
    Address
    Email
    Product code
    add to cart
    Checkout
    email details

    Thanks in advance

  2. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Why not use an extensive contact form then? Cforms will add all kinds of fields for ya.

  3. lost-4-words
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Yes i down loaded it but not got round to using it, will I be able use that for this ?

    Tx

  4. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    If you don't need a gateway and they are just sending you their snail mail, then yeah - this'll do it. I believe when you set the form up you can easily add the fields for an address.

  5. lost-4-words
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Cheers Andrea,

    I will give it a go and see what happens.

    Also I am looking for a plugin that can take the keywords from my actual post using the density of keywords within the post before I publish it, and I can just select them. I have looked everywhere and can't find anything ?

    Any ideas on that one ?

    I don't get on with tagworrior !

    Tx again

  6. VentureMaker
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

  7. boonika
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    You're trying to say that they are 100% WPMU compatible? I don't think so.

  8. VentureMaker
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    eshop works like magic in WPMU. Does what it has to do :)
    e-commerce: on one WPMU it didn't work on the other it did. Still trying to guess what was wrong with first WPMU, but what I can say - yes, both do work with WPMU.

  9. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    That last one wasn't for a while, then I noticed recently Dan said it was working, but that wasn't an announcement and I haven't seen mention of it since.

  10. VentureMaker
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Yep, e-commerce really wasn't. I must also say that it isn't programmed in the best way :)
    To be on the safe side, e-commerce is the first plugin I install on WPMUs - cause I felt that it may go crazy if not installed on fresh clean WPMU :)

  11. boonika
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Read comments bellow the article:
    http://wpmu.org/big-smart/

  12. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Yes, I read all those comments.

    And I've read thru the plugin code itself and agree with VM above. Considering they had to change MU to get it to work with their plugin.. I'd say that was a little backwards.

  13. boonika
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    @VentureMaker

    Are You satisfied with all that eshop has to offer? When compared o e-commerce. Payments can be done only through PayPal or...? Thanks.

  14. VentureMaker
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    @boonika

    I'm quite rarely completely satisfied with anything :) That's why I always move and move further and further ;)

    eshop is pretty simple and it does its simple job. Payments thru PayPal, no sofisticated options. Very good solution for John-The-Average who needs to sell a few items thru his blog.

    e-commerce does more tricks. With e-commerce you can play with quite a bulk of product options, it works with PayPal, Google Checkout, and something else - don't remember at the moment.

    It's more suitable for some middle biz, selling quite a bunch of different items. Also, it requires brains.sys driver properly installed ;)

    I use both on my WPMUs - like Basic Cart and Advanced Cart.

  15. boonika
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Thanks

  16. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    VM - can you give me a follow-up on this? On the site using e-commerce, can you use it on more than one blogs?

  17. VentureMaker
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    andrea, yes WP e-Commerce (http://www.instinct.co.nz/e-commerce/) works almost well on WPMU.

    There are several small issues I'm having with WPMU 2.6.5 and e-Commerce 3.6.8

    1. Default settings aren't properly 'generated' when you activate this plugin for a newly created blog.
    Workaround: you should create a new post/page and add some content like image, video, etc to it. After that when you activate a plugin those default settings are OK. Very strange behavior :)

    2. The plugin does not automatically create it's directories inside blogs.dir/<blog_id>/files/..
    It needs 4 or so folders created there, but the plugin fails to create them. It'll give you a warning. After you create those folders manually - it's all OK.

    3. I remember issues when using WP e-Commerce and auto-activation feature of plugin commander, although I think most recent versions of both plugins are free from that error - at least I don't get it anymore.

    4. I could not get WP e-Commerce working from mu-plugins folder.

    Seems, that's it :)

  18. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Darn it, manual intervention is not something I'm looking forward to. 1 & 2 definitely need fixing.

    And dude, no way would I'd put it in mu-plugins. :D

  19. VentureMaker
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Update.

    Issue 1 looks fixed in 3.6.9 version of WP e-Commerce.
    Can someone else confirm?

    Issue 3 looks fixed too.

    Issue 2 is still there:

    The following directories are not writable:
    .../wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/wpsc/downloadables/
    .../wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/wpsc/previews/
    .../wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/wpsc/product_images/
    .../wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/wpsc/product_images/thumbnails/
    .../wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/wpsc/category_images/

    In fact, these directories aren't created upon plugin activation.
    I'm looking for a fix of this.

  20. VentureMaker
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Found a fix.

    In install_and_update.php, add a "true" to all calls to mkdir, so that you end up with code like this:

    @ mkdir(WPSC_PREVIEW_DIR, 0775, true);

    Works on WPMU 2.6.5 and WP e-Commerce 3.6.9

  21. alunsina
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Thanks. Worked for me too.

    Happy happy Joy Joy!

  22. tranzparency
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I looked over the shopping carts suggested. My site will be 99% based on monthly subscriptions and maybe a single product. Need paypal connectivity for now. Any suggestions which cart would be the best and easiest to integrate?

    Thanks.

  23. VentureMaker
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

  24. SteveAtty
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I've got someone who might be looking at something like this. Can anyone give me a couple of URLS of good looking sites demoing either of them?

    Cheers

  25. eclipse84
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hi,

    We're still having issues with directories not writable.. :( If we create the directories manually and change permissions, then we can upload images for the products. But it would be inefficient if other people start to sign-up and have their own shopping cart.. :(

    We're using WP-MU 2.8.1 and WP e-Commerce 3.7RC1.

    Please help us on this matter..

    thank you.

  26. btray1977
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    This blogs.dir permissions issue is a nightmare@! Anyone have any more suggestions on this? @ mkdir(WPSC_PREVIEW_DIR, 0775, true); doesn't seem to work.

    I'm hosted on reseller hostgator account. I get a internal 500 error when I set anything higher than 755 on permissions.

    -Brad

  27. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 14 years ago #

    It's entirely an issue with your server. Although, other plugin seem to create directories just fine, e-commerce seems to have issues setting the folder ownership.

    Contact your host, ask them to change the owner of the blog.dir folder recursively.

  28. btray1977
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I had contacted them.. they said the folder owner was me. I never could make the plugin create the directories.

    I finally figured out how I could created the folders.. Everytime I had wordpress try to do it, it failed.. but when I used an external php script it worked fine!?!?! So I've got an admin script that I've written that creates users/blogs and now it creates the folders... also..

    -Brad

  29. tajima
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

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