eCommerce for WordPress

  • Feb 15, 2011 · 6:30 PM
  • nrelate @ NYU Poly


This month we will be discussing how to add eCommerce to WordPress.  We will be highlighting three different plugins that make it easy to sell products on your website.


WP e-Commerce is a free bolt-on shopping cart that lets customers buy your products, services and digital downloads online. We make setting up shop incredibly easy. Plus they've had over 750,000 downloads!

Learn more at

Presented by Shayne Sanderson


Shopp is an e-commerce plugin that adds a feature-rich online store to your WordPress-powered website or blog. Get your store up and running in minutes. Then, take it to the next level with the flexibility of Shopp’s customization tools that allow production studios and power users to tailor every aspect of the shopping experience.

Learn more at

Presented by Jonathan Davis


Ecwid is a free full-featured shopping cart and an e-commerce solution that can easily be added to any blog or Facebook profile. It offers the performance and flexibility you need, with none of the hassles you don't.

"Ecwid" stands for "ecommerce widgets".

Learn more at

Presented by Gregg Watt


Our presentation will be divided into two parts;

1) 30 minute presentations on each plugin

2) Then we will break into three groups so the presenters can go into more detail about each product.

As always we will have time to take general WordPress questions.


These plugins companies are kind enough to raffle one of each of the following licenses:

  • WP-ecommerce and Dropshop.
  • WP-ecommerce and affliate plugin.
  • Shopp single site license.
  • Ecwid silver account

About our Presenters Shayne Sanderson Shayne is a co-founder of 9seeds and has been building websites for over 10 years. He lives in Texas with his family and enjoys traveling. He attends a ridiculous amount of WordCamps and speaks at most. He loves helping people with WordPress every chance he gets. Jonathan Davis Jonathan Davis is co-founder of Ingenesis Ltd, and the lead developer of their ecommerce plugin, Shopp. Gregg Watt Gregg is happiest when he’s directing movies. Other than that, he works as a web designer and sometimes as an editor on trailers and behind-the-scenes movie clips. He studied film, video and animation at the Rhode Island School of Design.

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  • james p.

    Really interesting - one of the best I've been to.

    February 19, 2011

  • Vincent G.

    Steve - Great meet up, very informative. Moving forward, I think a session on Firebug would be a great help.

    Thanks Again,

    February 17, 2011

  • Jeanne

    I always learn something worthwhile at Steve Bruner's events - and this one was no exception. Great theme - ecommerce. Good choice of plugins to highlight. Not as good a venue as we usually have, but perfectly acceptable. I know how hard it is to get a place for this kind of event.

    February 17, 2011

  • Darin R.

    This was a very informative meetup, especially since I have yet to build an e-commerce site. Great initial presentations, and a very in-depth Q & A with Jonathan Davis on the Shopp plugin.

    February 16, 2011

  • Craig A.

    I think the meetup was very informative, and enjoyable. It was good that there were 3 different options to choose from, based on exactly what you were looker to learn.

    February 16, 2011

  • Mary S.

    The eCommerce Word Press meeting was great--well run, informative, and a good base for choosing which store to get for my site. Lots of people there, as well. There was a mix of developers and non-developers there, as well. Non-developers didn't feel like fish out of water.

    February 16, 2011

  • Sarah B.

    Very useful!

    February 16, 2011

  • Rindy P.

    Learned a lot about the three plugins. Lots of information.

    February 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was very informative. The MC and presenters were excellent and sharing, and of course, networking is always good.

    February 16, 2011

  • Oliver C.

    Great meeting. I did a blog post this morning with my thoughts:

    February 16, 2011

  • Steve B.

    Awesome meetup. Thank you to Jonathan, Shayne and Gregg for presenting.

    February 15, 2011

  • Andy C.

    @Michael. You don't need to bring anything. It might be a good idea to bring something to take notes, business cards (as David said). You can bring your laptop, but for Internet you'll need your own 3G or 4G connection (mifi or similar)

    February 2, 2011

  • Steve B.

    I just posted some information to explain the RSVPing and check in process:[masked]

    February 2, 2011

  • Andy C.

    @AngelX due to building security restrictions, each attendee must be registered separately with their full name (you will also need to change your display name to include your full last name as you will be ID'd and will not be allowed in the building without your full name on the list

    February 2, 2011

  • Angel S. M.

    how do I secure a pot for a friend? I've already paid and MeetUp does not let me go back and purchase another ticket.

    February 2, 2011

  • Oliver C.

    I hope each presenter shows how to sell both physical and digital goods.

    February 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is my first WordPress meetup. What do I need to bring or do before the event?

    February 1, 2011

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