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Update: BuddyPress e-Commerce Plugin

The BuddyPress e-Commerce Plugin is back and now compatible with WP e-Commerce Plugin 3.8.x

The BuddyPress e-Commerce Plugin does a couple of really awesome things;

  1. Auto populates your checkout form fields with BuddyPress profile information – this means that your BuddyPress users get through checkout a whole lot quicker. A quicker checkout with less obstacles typically means a higher conversion rate.
  2. Create a Store Page for your groups. With this feature you can create a group store page that shows all your products from a particular category to members of that group. Great way to direct market your products!

Installing this plugin

To install this Plugin just upload it to the Plugins directory and activate it through the WordPress Plugin menu, you will need BuddyPress and WP-e-Commerce 3.8.

Once installed and activated you will have a BuddyPress menu under your store menu,  use this to turn on your features.

Create your custom profile fields in the BuddyPress > profile field setup you can now link these to the unique names been used on your checkout page.

To add a group store page simply create a new group and choose the group store options you want to use for your page.

And there you have it! The functionality is pretty limited right now but that means plenty of room for features! So what we need from you is IDEAS!! What would you like to see added to this plugin?

» Download BuddyPress e-Commerce for WP e-Commerce

14 Responses to Update: BuddyPress e-Commerce Plugin

  1. Marc September 3, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Has the updated BPeC 3.8.x plugin been tested with the new BuddyPress 1.5? BP 1.5 is in its third beta release and is expected to be released soon. More importantly BP 1.5 is significantly different and better/improved than the current BP 1.2.

  2. Matt Jones September 6, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Just tested this baby out this morning and it works great! I was a fan of the original version and this release really stepped it up in terms of integration options. Way to go guys! We’ve got it running on our theme demo of Storefront Boutique – http://storefrontthemes.com/themes/boutique

    • Dan Milward September 6, 2011 at 10:36 am

      Nice work Matt!!! Love your work mate :)

      • Anggi September 6, 2011 at 11:54 am

        will test it for buysell theme :), i’ll inform you soon :D
        great job Dan and team

        • Sadiq March 7, 2012 at 4:10 am

          The idea of BuddyPress is to take a standard llaivna installation of WordPress MU and turn it into something that represents more of a community building tool, or niche social network. BuddyPress is essentially a set of WordPress MU specific plugins. Each plugin adds a distinct feature (or component) to BuddyPress and only handles functionality for that specific component (for example, private messaging). BuddyPress also has a core plugin that all other plugins require, it contains shared functions and performs the basic modifications to the WordPress MU interface. Pablet.

  3. Anggi Krisna September 8, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    everything is working perfectly in BuySell Theme
    you can see it here http://tokokoo.com/getshopped/groups/penikmat-wp/store/

    • Simran March 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Great Info! Also please avoid donnloadiwg free revelotion lifestyle church theme. I found a hidden link with different characters leading to an adult sites but if you happen to download this theme check your folder wp-content/themes/church-40/ and look for the archive.php. There will be a message <?php /* WARNING: This file is protected by copyright law. To reverse engineer or decode this file is strictly prohibited. */" Just delete the code under it. You may also try the online outbound link tool. Just search google to see if you have hidden links to spam sites.

    • Karunia March 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      I guess I shouldn’t have meoeinntd highly unlikely then! ;)It’s an interesting change of direction, which in many ways makes sense.One of our BP users meoeinntd what the point is in becoming someone’s friend. Other than saying you can post on your friend’s wire and invite them to join a group (which your plugin above solves), I couldn’t really explain why.Granted in the current system, it’s possible to make a simple plugin to check if the logged-in user and displayed user are friends, the private aspect of JJJ’s proposal is the key to this new proposition.At the end of his post, JJJ does mention Twitter’s list functionality, which again similar to our discussion of friend vs follower has its own social connotations. But that’s another topic for another day!

  4. Napi February 14, 2012 at 2:53 am

    The plugin is compatible with the version of BuddyPress 1.5 or higher? I have the gold cart plugin and am very interested in this plugin, but I need compatibility with BuddyPress about the creation of rules by users.

  5. Mychelle February 14, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Hi Napi,

    Michelle here from WPEC
    As far as I’m aware this plugin is compatible with the latest version of BuddyPress. Its a free plugin so download it and try it out fore yourself, if its not compatible then post the versions your running and the issues you found. We can look into it.


    • Reka April 15, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks for the kind words Brad. As I spend more and more time testing BuddyPress on the demo site, I bmcoee more impressed. For a 1.0 release, it sure does look slick and works pretty well for me. I tried to install a local version of WPMU and I failed heh!

      • Chuah July 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm

        having woekrd with schools and WP/BP as well, bandwidth in the school is a often a bottleneck + firewalls/filters in education. The next thing I find that throttles site speed is the server. If it does not have much processing power and RAM, 30 kids logging on simultaneously can slow things down a lot. I’m currently running on Amazon Web Services on a high CPU instance and it is significantly faster than a small instance server (on AWS)I have also set up Varnish reverse caching proxy server so that non-logged in users get served pages that have been cached in RAM. I’m also running xcache for bytecode caching of PHP as a module of Apache although I haven’t done any tuning of this beyond just turning it on and could probably juice some more speed out of my sites if I did. I also installed Google’s mod pagespeed to try to speed up Apache as well. It does have an appreciable effect when it is turned on versus being turned off.I must add that all my server is doing is serving WordPress / BuddyPress sites, so I have optimized it for this purpose.I would suggest that optimizing