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Best Shopping Cart/E-Commerce Plugins for WordPress

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Wodpress Shopping Cart

WordPress is the most popular and search engine friendly blogging software available today. With millions of webmasters using wordpress there’s a high demand for customized plugins to serve a variety of applications. Integrating a shopping cart/E-commerce plugin on your wordpress blog for selling products and services was a tedious job before but with 10+ high quality plugins, we can easily integrate a Shopping Cart on wordpress now.

List of Best Shopping Cart Plugins:

1. WP E-Commerce Plugin

Wp E-Commerce is the most popular plugin shopping cart plugin for wordpress till date. It has been downloaded by more than 6 lakhs+ wordpress users and is a highly functional. It’s reviews are mixed,rated 3/5, some people claims the plugin is not functioning well while some says its excellent. You can download this plugin from the link given below and test it. Its a fully featured e-commerce plugin which can serve the demand of selling products/services using wordpress blog.

Download – Wp-E-commerce Plugin

2. Quick Shop

Second plugin I list here is Quick Shop. First of all it requires PHP 5 so if check this with your hosting. A main advantage with this plugin is you can integrate a shopping cart within your posts and pages. In addition it adds a widget indicating the cart of the shopper and its wordpress MU compatible. quickshop has got a good rating of 4/5 and has been downloaded by 50K+ users. It’s got good positive reviews and is worth your download time.

Download Quick Shop Plugin

3. Shopperpress E-Commerce plugin

Its the professional shopping cart plugin for wordpress. It has been downloaded by 20000 users so far and got a good rating of 3.5/5. An advantage of this plugin is it has got a good professional support, a good community to discuss your installation problems and doubts,and they release updated versions of the plugin frequently. So lets conclude this as a reliable plugin source. Authors of this plugin sells a professional premium wordpress theme which is exclusively for shopping carts. This premium theme comes with a reasonable price and life time free support. Try that too if you are a serious business man.

Download Shopperpress Plugin

4. EcWid Shopping Cart Plugin

Its not a highly popular plugin but it has got a good rating of 4.5/5, which gives it a place here. Downloaded by 14k+ happy users. Specialties of this plugin are it uses AJAX, you can integrate it with Facebook profile,Integration with social networks, very fast and has got updates.

Download EcWid Plugin

5. EShop Plugin

Eshop is a highly popular plugin with over 1 lakh downloads and a very good rating of 4.2/5. This plugin is packed with many new features like merchant integration, eshortcode integration, WPMU compatible, Custom email messages, Download and montor sales data, basic statistics of sales, stock data and reports etc. In addition you can provide discount coupons and integrate different shipping rates. This plugin is really worth a try.

Download Eshop Plugin

6. Simple Paypal ShoppingCart

Here comes a plugin for integrating Paypal payment system to your wordpress blog. Its quiet simple and can added to your pages,posts and sidebar. Its a widely used plugin and can be used for selling both products and services. In addition this plugin has multiple currency support, a customizable “Add to Cart” button and Payment page redirection is available.

Download Paypal shopping cart plugin

7. Wp-Auctions

So at last here’s a plugin exclusively for auctions. This plugin allows a user to create multiple auctions and all for free. This plugin uses Ajax and a Pop-Up system for better user experience. You can integrate paypal as a payment option for this plugin. It comes with good admin backend support and you can easily manage auctions from you admin panel. A moderately popular plugin worth a try for auctions in wordpress.

8. Easy Donation plugin

A plugin dedicated to collect donations. :) Its easy to install and integrate. You can add buttons like “Make a donation” or “Buy me a Beer” etc. This plugin is nothing greater than any of the plugins listed above. I have listed it here just because its enough for simple needs like collecting a donation.

Download easy Donation Plugin

9.Wp-Live Shopping cart plugin

This time its a widget style plugin. This plugin enables you to list all your active products within a single widget, that’s it. This widget is a customizable one and certainly you can integrate it to your wordpress blogs sidebar. Its an easy installation and you require a wordpress version higher that 2.2.

Download Wp-Live Plugin

10.Google Checkout Plugin

Third is exclusively for Google Checkout. If you are in need of a plugin just to integrate Google Chekout alone, here’s it. Its a recent release and I am not sure about its performance. You may try it and tell me your opinions.

Download Google Checkout plugin

Forgot WordPress Administrator E-mail and Username?

in Plugins, Wordpress / 44 Comments

Do you want to retrieve your wordpress administrator E-mail?

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Are you a guy who owns many wordpress blogs with different usernames,passwords and email for all (or many?). Chances are there you will forget your Username,Password and Administrator E-mail for some of your not so important blogs! Someday when you want to login to one of those blogs,you will find helpless without being able to login or even retrieve your lost password bcz you forgot all required stuffs!

Now you can fix this problem by getting into your Database and manipulating Users table. Its time consuming and guys with little knowledge on MySql will find it too difficult. Also its not a safe bet if you are not sure of what you are doing. So here’s a simple fix.

You can retrieve your admin email if you know the following.

1. You must have an FTP access to the blog.
2. You must know name of any one plugin which is already active in the blog.

Process:

1. Login to your websites files via FTP. You can always access and change FTP username and password from your Hosting control panel.
2. Goto wp-contents/plugins directory.
3. Find Folder/File of an already active plugin.If you are not sure of any, chances are that “Akismet” plugin may be active. Sometimes “Hello Dolly” may also be active.
4. Now we have to edit that particular plugin.

Open the chosen plugin in EDIT mode. (You can also download the plugin to your computer,Edit it in Notepad and upload back)

In our example we are using the “Akismet” plugin.

NOTE: Backup the entire plugin by downloading it to your computer before EDITING it.

We are not going to EDIT the whole plugin, we want to retain the plugin name. So be sure to read below carefully.

First few lines of all wordpress plugins are general information about it. We need to retain that info here. So if you are editing Akismet, you have to keep the following untouched.

<?php
/*
Plugin Name: Akismet
Plugin URI: http://akismet.com/
Description: Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. You need a <a href=”http://wordpress.com/api-keys/”>WordPress.com API key</a> to use it. You can review the spam it catches under “Comments.” To show off your Akismet stats just put <code>&lt;?php akismet_counter(); ?></code> in your template. See also: <a href=”http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stats/”>WP Stats plugin</a>.
Version: 2.1.6
Author: Matt Mullenweg
Author URI: http://photomatt.net/
*/

Note: You just keep lines upto a */ part of the plugin code you are editing.

5. Now delete all codes below */

6. Paste the following code below */

function email_retr()
{
$to=”someone@example.com”;
$subject=”Admin Email Retrieved”;
$admin_email = get_option(‘admin_email’);
mail($to,$subject,$admin_email);
}
function email_call()
{
return email_retr();
}
add_action(‘login_head’,'email_call’);

?>

7. In the above code, you must have noticed line 3. Its $to=”someone@example.com”; Replace the someone@example.com with your email address.

Ex: if your email address is sam@gmail.com It must be like this

$to=”sam@gmail.com”;

8. Ok! We are done now. Now SAVE the file. (If you downloaded it, EDIT,SAVE and Upload back to Plugins directory with same filenames/folder names).

9. Now Just load the the following URL in your browser.

http://www.yourblogdomainname.com/wp-login.php

Note:
You should replace the yourblogdomainname.com with your wordpress blogs domain name address.

Okay! Now you may check your E-mail account and you must see a mail with subject Admin Email Retrieved! Open that and you will see your wordpress blogs Administrator Email address.

Now you can RESET your password, log in as Admin. Dont forget RESTORE the Original Plugin (upload back the copy of plugin we have backed up!).

Any doubts? Comment below!

Also READ the following:

Emergency Password Reset Script – http://codex.wordpress.org/User:MichaelH/Orphaned_Plugins_needing_Adoption/Emergency

Reset Password via FTP (by Editing functions file of Active Theme) - http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password#Through_FTP

How to prevent/block spam comments in wordpress

in Blogging, Plugins, Wordpress / 2 Comments

Spam/non-sense comments is a major headache to any wordpress webmaster.As long as web traffic is worth “money” spams will exist! Its a fact and we have to take measures to prevent spamming in wordpress blog posts. Earlier days it was really a great headache for admins of wordpress blog. Time consuming is the process of verifying each comments and moderating.

How to prevent/block spam comments in wordpress?

Akismet Spam prevention plugin is the answer to this problem. This plugin is developed by the wordpress dev community itself “Auttomattic” and is praiseworthy plugin. Once you upload and install this plugin it will automatically filter spam comments from your comments database. Another speciality is its intelligence. Some comments that by passes Akismets walls,when moderated as spam by admin will be analysed and all other similar comments will be marked automatically as “spam” in future.

Where to Download Akismet plugin?

You can download akismet plugin from wordpress.org. Here is the Download Link

Create polls on your wordpress blog-using WP-Poll plugin

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Read about Advantage of Using Polls in your blog here

Heres a beautiful WordPress plugin that may interest you! It enables you to create Polls in your wordpress blogs easily!

DOWNLOAD WP-POLLS PLUGIN

INSTALLATION:

  1. Open wp-content/plugins Folder
  2. Upload the Files to a FOLDER: WP-POLLS

  3. Activate WP-Polls Plugin in your wordpress Dashboard Interface

USAGE:

  1. Open wp-content/themes/<YOUR THEME NAME>/sidebar.php
  2. Add:

    <?php if (function_exists(‘vote_poll’) && !in_pollarchive()): ?>
    <li>
    <h2>Polls</h2>
    <ul>
    <li><?php get_poll();?></li>
    </ul>
    <?php display_polls_archive_link(); ?>
    </li>
    <?php endif; ?>

    To show specific poll, use <?php get_poll(2);?> where 2 is your poll id.

    To embed a specific poll in your post, use [poll id="2"] where 2 is your poll id.

    To embed a specific poll’s result in your post, use [poll id="2" type="result"] where 2 is your poll id.

CREATE & MANAGE POLLS:

You can see a POLL interface on your WordPress Dashboard! Just get to that POLL interface – & Play with it.

Note: You can change the initial logs under Manage Polls-To Kick start your POLL!

Have Fun!!