Marketpress shopping cart & payment buttons don't seem to work

I have marketpress installed. I’ve entered paypal credentials and published a basic product page.

Like with other plugins, I’m not finding any documentation that addresses the setup of this plugin, so I don’t know what to do other than ask here. There are helpful tutorial videos that outline the features of this plugin, but they all seem to assume that you install the plugin and activate, and it works. That’s not what I’m experiencing.

I have the plugin set up as best as I can tell how to set it up, but when I click the payment button, nothing gets added to shopping cart. I just get forwarded to the home page and nothing happens.

I don’t see a store page or a shopping cart page…do these need to be created manually? What other steps are necessary to get Marketpress to work?

Here’s my goal: I have a page set up here:

There’s a buy button on that page, and I want that buy button to allow a visitor to purchase that product. The product will be delivered to them after the sale. That’s all I’m going for. I’ll only be selling a few things on this site. I’ve tried using a product shortcode on this page in order to initiate the buying sequence, but that doesn’t work either. Any time I test a buy button, I just land on the home page and nothing else seems to happen.

The reason I’m using Marketpress when I could just use a few individual paypal payment buttons is because I’ve been told that in order for Affiliates to properly track sales, I need to have Marketpress installed too. Tracking affiliate sales of this product is important.

The example product page I have set up is here:

Any insight into how I can use this plugin to sell products is much appreciated!

  • Tyler Postle
    • CGO

    Hi Christian,

    Have you already checked out this page: That page has a step by step written tutorial to get it up and running.

    To get the store page automatically created go to Products > store settings > presentation tab > and scroll to the bottom and hit save. That should create the store page for you. The shopping cart can be added via widget.

    Hopefully that will help you out!

  • Jack Kitterhing
    • Code Norris

    Hi there @christian,

    Hope you’re well today and thanks for your question.

    Can you upgrade to the latest version please?

    Then in products > settings > payments, make sure you have selected the PayPal gateway and have entered your credentials.

    Once that’s done go to products > settings > presentation and save.

    Then make sure you have pretty permalinks for example postname in settings > permalinks.

    It should work correctly then :slight_smile:

    Any issues, let me know, I’m here to help :slight_smile:


    Kind Regards


  • christian
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Yes, I’ve reviewed the tutorial vids. I might have missed something, so I’ll go back through this afternoon.

    I just went into presentation and saved settings. I’m running the latest version.

    I refreshed the product page and tried the checkout again, and it just forwards to my home page. Nothing else happens.

    If you try it, you should be able to see for yourself:

    I’ve gone in and entered my paypal credentials. I’ve set up permalinks. Honestly not sure what else to do. Any insight is much appreciated!

  • christian
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    I’ve reviewed a few of the setup videos again, and I feel everything has been addressed. I must be missing some silly little detail.

    I’ve set up payment processing, published a product, set up presentation settings and everything, but any time I click on the buy now button, I’m just forwarded to the home page.

    This doesn’t seem to follow what’s happening in the tutorial videos. To be clear, I’m simply selling a single product here. I want to visitors to click the buy button and simply checkout from there. I also see nothing mentioning how to make Affiliates and Marketpress plugins talk to each other. Does this happen automatically, or does that need set up separately? What am I missing?

  • christian
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    My apologies, I just saw that there is in fact an update for both Affiliates and Marketpress. I installed them both just a few days ago, so I was sure I had the most recent versions, but it looks like updates are out for both of them already.

    I’ve updated both now. This has however, not seemed to resolve this issues I’ve described.

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