Monthly Archives: November 2011

Custom Shopping Cart for existing WordPress website

Hi all, apologies for the long delay for the next article, I have been staying very busy these days 🙁

Today I am going to share my experience about creating/editing my first wordpress plugin. I have been working & customizing wordpress websites for like 2 years now but unfortunately never had a chance to develop a custom plugin for wordpress as everything thing you require is readily available, thanks to the huge wordpress user community 🙂

But recently a requirement came up for integrating shopping cart plugin to an existing WordPress 3.0 website and payment gateway to be used was EWay. As always I started looking for an existing plugin that meet my requirements, unfortunately this time found nothing.

There are some paid plugins available for WordPress that allows payment through EWay but most of them were compatible with WordPress 3.1 or above. So finally we thought to create our own plugin this time 🙂

As I was virgin in wordpress plugin development i decided to find a plugin that I can modify and use as per my requirement, after some search and with the help of Google Baba [I say Baba because Google knows it all :P] I found EShop, a very well planned/coded and useful plugin.

eShop is an accessible shopping cart plugin for WordPress, packed with various features. It utilises WordPress pages or posts as products , and is compatible with custom post types. Read more about it here

In case you have a requirement of a Custom Shopping cart for your existing WordPress website, I would 100% percent recommend eShop. You can easily customize as per your requirement, like selling multiple types of products, gift coupons, downloadable products etc

Check the Aquabumps website to see how my plugin looks like.

Feel free to ask me in case you have any queries after reading or if you want to know more about eShop and how to customize 🙂

Thanks for visiting & happy reading 😉