How to Sell Digital Downloads with WordPress and Easy Digital Downloads

If you’d like to sell a digital product on your WordPress blog or website, or you need to build an online store to offer digital downloads from, then the Easy Digital Downloads plugin is a great choice.

By installing this free plugin on a WordPress website you can almost instantly start listing digital downloads for sale, with the ability to collect payments. If you are familiar with WordPress then you could have a product online and available for purchase within minutes, and even if you are new to WordPress, it won’t take you long to work out how to start listing digital files for sale online. Continue

The Cost of Building an Online Store with WordPress

If you are thinking of creating an ecommerce store to sell your products online, WordPress is a great option. By using WordPress, your chosen theme, an ecommerce plugin, and a selection of extensions, you should be able build an online shop that includes all the features you need to sell your products and offer a customer experience to match your brand.

However, while WordPress is free, not all of its themes, extensions, and plugins are. So in this post we will take a look at some of the expenses you may incur while building your online store with WordPress. Continue

Which is the Best eCommerce Plugin for WordPress?

If you want to start selling products on your existing WordPress site, or you are about to build an eCommerce store from scratch, then today’s post discussing the best eCommerce plugins for WordPress is just for you.

Before we get started, it’s important to know that there is no single best WordPress eCommerce plugin. Every store will have different needs and every store manager will have a preferred way of working. So while it is possible to make general recommendations, the features required by your store will largely dictate which the best plugin is for you.

Hopefully this guide will steer you in the right direction, and then after that you will have to do a bit of self-directed research before making a final decision. Continue

25 Powerful eCommerce WordPress Themes

For many years we have been using WordPress to power personal blogs, portfolio sites, news sites and the like. However, WordPress has so much more to offer!

For example, it can be used while building an eCommerce site. Of course, you’ll also need a WordPress eCommerce plugin to make it work, but there are a lot of them on the net. If to speak about the most popular eCommerce plugins for WordPress, these are WooCommerce and Jigoshop. Both are well trusted and reliable. However, WooCommerce has a longer history than JigoShop, so it should come as no surprise that it has been downloaded more times than JigoShop, but in general, these are two very similar solutions. What’s also important to mention is that both of them are open source and therefore free. Continue