Thinking about getting serious with your Etsy shop? You can easily integrate (or build from scratch) an Etsy store on WordPress and give your handmade goods the sales platform they deserve.
Yesterday, I looked at implementing a paywall on a WordPress site.
If you are just starting out or are using your WordPress site for reach then a monetary paywall will provide little benefit. A social paywall, though, might be just what you need.
In this article, I’ll look at how to implement a paywall where the currency is not cash, but Likes, Shares, Tweets and PlusOnes.
Publishers from the New York Times to Australia’s Fairfax Media are implementing a variety of models as they start to charge for access to content.
But you don’t have to be a large media company to either consider or implement a paywall. You just have to value your content and have an audience that values it to.
In this article, we’ll look at the paywall models available and how to implement them on your WordPress site.
If you’ve ever built an e-commerce store, then you know that the better you can make the shopping cart experience, the more you’re going to sell. Keeping your customer on the line once he has decided to purchase something is very much like fishing. You need to start to reel him in before he gets away. Keeping the buyer mindful of what he has in his cart is one key to capturing that sale.
Introducing the MarketPress Anywhere Cart
We’ve got some great community members at WPMU DEV who are building awesome extensions to our products. The very latest is a free plugin from MarketPressThemes.com that provides a beautiful interface for searching and sorting products across a network of stores.
Solid multisite compatibility is one of the reasons that MarketPress is so popular. There is no better WordPress e-commerce plugin for operating multiple stores with one global shopping cart. This new extension compliments MarketPress’ built-in multisite capabilities.
The MP Product Search Widget plugin features:
MarketPressThemes.com is a WordPress theme shop centered around MarketPress, one of our most popular plugins at WPMU DEV. If you’re a big fan of MarketPress, then this is a store you’ll want to bookmark. MarketPress Themes offers professionally developed themes for online stores, as well as a number of excellent free plugins for the community.
FlexMarket: A Free MarketPress Theme
There’s a reason why MarketPress is one of our most popular plugins. As those of us who have used it know, setting up a store with MarketPress is quick and easy. You can be selling online in no time with a store that fits seamlessly into your WordPress theme. But did you know that it is also easy to create a custom theme for your store?
Earlier today we announced some exciting big new features to the MarketPress plugin.
Now we’d like to share this brand new video tutorial series for MarketPress with a complete guide to selling products, downloads, and services with WordPress.
You can watch the entire series in this playlist on YouTube.
Or, choose the videos from this list here:
Welcome to MarketPress
The Front-end Interface
Getting Started With General Settings
Payment Gateway Settings
Import from CSV and WP e-commerce
Product Creation and Management
Sales and Coupon Codes
Selling Digital Products
MarketPress Network Settings
Setting Up the Etsy-style Site
Categories and Organization
Conclusion and Thank You
This week we’re excited to announce another major release of MarketPress.
Version 2.8 is a massive update with some brand new features that we think you’re going to love. Most notably, MarketPress now supports UPS shipping.
UPS Shipping Now Available
You can offer UPS shipping by selecting ‘UPS’ under “Calculated Options” within the shipping settings. This will allow you to display standard UPS shipping prices based on box weight and dimenstions.
Adding a PayPal button to your site is one of the easiest (and fastest) ways to take payments or collect donations with your WordPress installation.
In today’s Daily Tip, we’ll show you how to quickly add a PayPal button to your site using the standard post/page editor.
To start, you’ll need a PayPal account. You’ve got one of those right? If not, head over to PayPal and get started – it’s free!