Top 10 shopping cart plugins for your wordpress storeOctober 18, 2009 7:07 pm 3,425 Comments
The beauty of using wordpress as the base platform for your shopping cart store is the ability to quickly and easily install lots of great plugins provided free by the wordpress community.
WordPress offers thousands of plugins that can downloaded anytime and activated via the wordpress admin area, you can use the wordpress website to browse through the entire collection or search using the admin area plugin pages.
That’s the easy part!
The hard part is picking the best wordpress plugins for your shopping cart website.
The list below is my recommended wordpress shopping cart plugins that will help you setup, create, monitor and track any successful online store.
1. All in One SEO Pack
This is a great plugin that I strongly recommend for any successful online store. It Optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines and allows you to quickly and easily setup your online store page titles, set descriptions and keywords.
2. Google XML sitemaps for your online store
Another highly recommend plugin for any successful shopping cart website. This wordpress plugin makes setting up an online sitemap a piece of cake and updates itself automatically when you add new content to your online store.
3. Shopping Cart Twitter Integration
Twitter is a great way to drive traffic to your online store. Twitter Tools is a plugin that creates a complete integration between your online shopping cart website and your Twitter account. Adding a new product to your online store instantly creates a new tweat and allows twitter fans to quickly visit your website.
4. Shop Bookmark / Share a link
This plugin allows your store visitors to share your product page links by helping store visitors share, save, bookmark, and email your product pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Delicious, and over 100 more social bookmarking and sharing sites.
5. Advertising on your online store.
If your thinking to put some advertising on your online store then this is a plugin for you. This plugin will manage and rotate your Google Adsense and other ads on your WordPress blog. It automatically recognises many ad networks including Google, Adsense, AdBrite, Adify, AdGridWork, Adpinion, Adroll, Chitika, Commission Junction, CrispAds, OpenX, ShoppingAds, Yahoo!PN, and WidgetBucks. Unsupported ad networks can be used as well.
6. Product page Navigation Plugin
Any online store needs the ability for visitors to browse through the website content and pages. This wordpress plugin is a powerful tool designed to provide you with complete control over the creation, styling and contents of your web site’s navigation.
7. Shopping Cart Broken Link Checker
When your online store starts to get bigger its important you keep track of your dead or broken links. This plugin will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found.
8. Affiliate link cloaking for affiliate stores.
If your running an affiliate store then you might find this plugin useful. It allows you to add your affiliate links to your website and this plugin will cloak the links.
9. Store Cache for faster loading store pages
When your online store gets busier and more and more visitors are using your bandwidth to view product images this handy plugin comes in very useful. This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.
10. WordPress Tracking Statistics for your online store.
No online store would be complete without tracking statistics so here is my recommendation.
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