WooCommerce Multi-site Shopping Cart Feature
I think it would be super if there was a way to have a shopping cart feature that worked across a Wordpress Multi-site installation. What I mean by this is that a user could add a product on say shop1.domain.com and then navigate to shop2.domain.com and again add a product and then at anytime check out and pay. This would be a super powerful feature and something I think alot of people would have an interest in. Anyone else want to join in on this. MarketPress here http://premium.wpmudev.org/project/e-commerce has this feature but really woocommerce considering the themes available and its ambitious growth - well I'd just love to see it happen :)
Plugin to turn woocommerce into a user marketplace, preferable compatible with buddypress.
Payam Ahoubim commented
I have woocommerce working on about 150 sites inside of a multi-site install. It all depends on your
objective. I sorta "Frankensteined" it, but it is very stable and robust. I did have one outta
pocket modification done. This was done to [ThreeWP Broadcast] I use this plugin to manage
groups of domains product line. ThreeWP Broadcast out of the box does not allow all attributes to
So the none-Tecki-breakdown....
Woocommerce (of course)
ThreeWP Broadcast (Modified)
Paypal Abdaptive payments
Multisite Dashboard Switcher
Thats pretty much it. Payment Gateway can be anything, but if you choose something other
than Paypal all your store operators will need to be affiliates and you will need to use
WOOCOMMERCE AFFILATE PRO.
The con on this method:
Mod cost about $200 bucks (and no I do not do this sorry)
You are pretty much limited to YOUR present version of Wordpress (NO updating versions)
So there ya have it, at least until Woo does it themselves.
I'd settle for woo commerce just not freaking out on multisite and being able to use it in my primary site only.
Killer feature for sure... I have give up the multisite idea mostly because of the stock managing issues... I use only one site with qtranslate or WPML. The problem i have is how to display a different sliders image content for example, for each language version of a website ? For ex: a us customer would view a diffrent top slider than Japanese...
Greg Berger commented
The things I would do for this functionality...
Would love woocommerce to have multisite functionality.
Nigel Thomas commented
Go for it! There is only one viable option for an etsy-esque site on Wordpress at the moment and, having used it and set up a trial site, is quite good BUT lacking documentation and is NOT intuitive! As an experienced Wordpress user I took e two days just to get the basics functioning properly and understand the site flow. I have a WooCommerce website running and this was a pretty simple couple of hours to get a nice looking site. WooCommerce would be GREAT at this and should seriously consider launching an etsy-esque solution!
Stevie Dean commented
this would be great
+3 great idea. one case could be to setup a multi-lingual store, where every site is displaying the same products/structure in another language. that means products, variations, stock, attributes, taxonomies, images and many other things should be shared along all sites. products could rather be interconnected and you copy all settings from one product to the other. all in all, this will be a huge challenge to program, but an absolute game-changer when done well.
this is a great , great idea, wait for the plugin
Let imagine a shop is registrated in Portugal and sells 50 products on 1 domainename in Portugal. Now this shop wants to offer this products in England, Spain, France, Germany. (Crossborder e-commerce). With WP MU, its possible to install multiply sites on the same server installation, one of the problems (amoung others), is that you would have to install WooCommerce on each single site, and this makes it impossible i.e. to have a functional stock management (its the same stock for all shops), but WooCommerce is having a stock for each installation. This is just a very basic problem.. I´m shure that WooCommerce will find a way to make it work, if they want the segment that needs crossborder e-commerce, and who don´t need that in theise days ? I hope i could put a little light over your thoughts...
Have a nice day everyone
Siddharth Jaiswal commented
Anton Andriyevskyy commented
Can someone explain more exactly what this idea is about?
Is it to have ONE set of products, categories and tags across all sites in multisite installation, and even ONE cart, ONE set of payment methods and ONE settings - all globally across all websites?
Since WPML does NOT work with product attrubutes, ect. There is currently no crossborder multiinstalation solution with WooCommerce for now.
This is 2013, this crossborder e-commerce multishop, multicurrency thing has been possible long time ago with other CMS systems. Woo, you are the one we want for WP! Noone else :), please make this happen, and enjoy your marketshare encrease further on.
Its possible with WP e-commerce, but only with subdomain MU set up. It need to be working on different unique URL´s
By the way WPML is ekstreamly quiet around that their plugin not is supporting the product attributes, ect.. alias, WPML does NOT work, as a multi shop platform together with WooCommerce, so WooCommerce PLEASE make it possible to use your plugin with a WordPress Multisite installation. It would be absolutely super cool
Shannon Smith commented
+3 for me
+ 3 Make it Soon :))
And incorporate PayPal Chained
+2 please ...
Matthew Keath commented
This would be an awesome feature!
You have my vote. I've tried and setup 2 carts in Multi-Site, but I've run into issues along the way, most of which I was able to find a work-around for.
Arnaud Chapin commented