Using a shopping cart with WordPress.com
December 26, 2012 5:57 PM Subscribe
Need a shopping cart that will work with the free version of WordPress.
posted by parrot_person to computers & internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For various reasons, which I will not go into here, someone wants to keep a free WordPress.com blog but also have a shopping cart. Although WordPress *claims* you are allowed to sell your own work on your free blog, they also disallow any "Add to Cart" or "Buy Now" PayPal buttons, allowing only "Donate" buttons. The code for PayPal buttons does not work, and there are no Plugins allowed of any type.
Is there a shopping cart that this person can simply link to, and have all the choosing and buying of items happen on that separate site? Would be great if they could keep some sense of their own branding, by being able to include their own logo, product images, etc.
I am of course expecting that this will cost. In this case, a percentage would be much better than a flat monthly or yearly fee, because this is a new business and I'd anticipate few online orders starting out.
P.S. Please don't advise to switch to WordPress.com, that's not going to happen at this point.