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WP Ultra Simple Paypal Shopping Cart V4

09.05.11 Posted in Products by

WP Ultra Simple Paypal Shopping Cart 4 is the simplest solution to sell products via Paypal API on your WordPress website. Available in English, French and Spanish.

Just activate the plug-in, configure 1 screen of setting (it’s enough) and add products. Simply like a common post with just a couple of fields more who add price, SKU, weight, and delivery cost.

That’s it ! A ultra-simple Paypal order solution.

WordPress Ultra Simple Paypal Shopping Cart allows you to add an ‘Add to Cart’ button on any posts or pages. It also allows you to add/display the shopping cart on any post or page or sidebar easily.

The shopping cart shows the user what they currently have in the cart and allows them to remove the items.
WP Ultra simple Paypal Cart Plugin, use PayPal API (you need to create a PayPal account).

We added different features like PayPal sandbox test, price variations, shipping variations, unlimited free text variations, interface text’s personalization, CSS call for button and many other improvements and bug correction too from the original version. This plug-in is based on the based on Ruhul Amin’s “Simple Paypal Shopping Cart” v3.2.3 (

Ultra Simple PayPal Shopping Cart Settings – Part 1/2
Ultra Simple PayPal Shopping Cart Settings – Part 2/2


a) To add the ‘Add to Cart’ button simply add the trigger text [wp_cart:PRODUCT-NAME:price:PRODUCT-PRICE:end] to a post or page next to the product. Replace PRODUCT-NAME and PRODUCT-PRICE with the actual name and price.

b) To add the ‘Add to Cart’ button on you theme’s template files, use the following function:
<?php echo print_wp_cart_button_for_product(‘PRODUCT-NAME’, PRODUCT-PRICE); ?> .
Replace PRODUCT-NAME and PRODUCT-PRICE with the actual name and price.

To display the numbers of items in cart use <?php echo wpusc_cart_item_qty(); ?> . The string display are set in the plugin’s settings.

c) To add the shopping cart to a post or page (eg. checkout page) simply add the shortcode [show_wp_shopping_cart] to a post or page or use the sidebar widget to add the shopping cart to the sidebar. The shopping cart will only be visible in a post or page when a customer adds a product.

Using Shipping

1. To use per product shipping cost use the following shortcode text in you post/page.

Using Variation

1. To use variation control use the following trigger text :

eg. [wp_cart:Demo Product 1:price:15:var1[Size|Small|Medium|Large]:end]

2. To use price variation use the following trigger text (use dot for price cents separator please) :

eg. [wp_cart:Demo Product 1:price:[Size|Small,1.10|Medium,2.10|Large,3.10]:shipping:SHIPPING-COST:end]

3. To use price variation and shipping variation use the following trigger text (use dot for price cents separator please) :

eg. [wp_cart:Demo Product 1:price:[Size|Small,1.10|Medium,2.10|Large,3.10]:shipping:[Shipping|normal,1.5|fast,10.5]:end]

4. To use multiple variation option use the following trigger text: [wp_cart:PRODUCT-NAME:price:PRODUCT-PRICE:var1[VARIATION-NAME|VARIATION1|VARIATION2|VARIATION3]:var2[VARIATION-NAME|VARIATION1|VARIATION2]:end]

eg. [wp_cart:Demo Product 1:price:15:shipping:2:var1[Size|Small|Medium|Large]:var2[Color|Red|Green]:end]

Keyword list

  • price : eg. price:45.50 or a list like price:[Size|Small,1.10|Medium,2.10|Large,3.10],
  • shipping : eg. 3.50 or a list like shipping:[Shipping|regular mail,1.10|express mail,2.10|priority mail,3.10],
  • var1 : eg. var1[Size|Small|Medium|Large] ,
  • var2 : eg. var2[Color|Red|Green]
  • var3 etc.


  1. Unzip and Upload the folder ‘wordpress-ultra-simple-paypal-shopping-cart’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Settings and configure the options eg. your email, Shopping Cart name, Return URL etc.
  4. Use the shortcode text to add a product to a post or page where u want it to appear.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can this plugin be used to accept paypal payment for a service or a product? Yes
  2. Does this plugin have shopping cart? Yes.
  3. Can the shopping cart be added to a checkout page? Yes.
  4. Does this plugin has multiple currency support? Yes.
  5. Is the ‘Add to Cart’ button customizable? Yes.
  6. Does this plugin use a return URL to redirect customers to a specified page after Paypal has processed the payment? Yes.


To do (tested but not documented)

  1. Use product’s custom post and custom post field to propose a Product’s custom interface
  2. Compatibility with the excellent Magic-Field WP Plugin to easily create back-office shop custom interface


You can download the latest V4.x in WordPress plugin directory.

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23 Responses to “WP Ultra Simple Paypal Shopping Cart V4”

  1. […] transformer votre site web en site e-commerce. Pas de changement à faire, créer un compte PayPal, télécharger et activer le plugin, configurez-le (4mn, c’est le plus long, je sais!), activer la widget WUSPSC et hop ! […]

  2. Simple Paypal Shopping Cart for WordPress says:

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  3. Ian says:

    We are trying to figure out how to add an “update cart” button to this wonderful plugin. Can you offer any advice?

  4. iamfabian says:

    It does not accept a value when input… example: Error: no price configured

  5. G says:

    Hi guys,

    Does this plug in handle combined shipping on multiple items, I’m not seeing any options at the moment.

  6. carlosxabier says:


    First, I would thank you for your amazing plugin. It was the solution that I was looking for.

    Unfortunately, I found a little problem. I’m testing my website in a localhost server. All is OK: I tested the eshop with sandbos and it works.

    But I found a little problem that can transform in a big trouble: on the begining I give the permalinks with the default structure. Lately, when I finished all the design, I change this permalink structure to the typical with date and name, and voilà!, the shop doesn’t work.

    In my remote server I have in my website, actually, this structure, name and date, and this is my question: that means when I upload the plugin, new files, etc, to my remote server my dear website will broke?

    Thanks a lot for your attention.


    PS: Sorry because this message is too in your forum, but I think is very important for me. You’ll understand, I’m sure.

    • mike says:

      Please us the forum for support and bug report .

      Thanks for your support,

      You know It’s always difficult, due to WP structure, to duplicate a website, from local to remote. The best way is to use the real domain name and path to local, or you will need to change all the path and domain from your database / config file.

      Anyway, you can add your WUSPSC short code in your local post, export / import your post to you remote website, and do a fresh install of the plugin in your our remote.
      All will work perfectly.


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    […] shopping cart extensions–of which there are many–and picked up a free one called “WP Ultra Simple PayPal Shopping Cart.” There are lots, but this one had good documentation and, once you have the PayPal […]

  8. dph31352 says:

    so what do you name the css class for the button to use it? and in which file do you put the css code in? the default css file or the plugin file?

  9. craigp says:

    Hi there,
    I have inherited a client who uses your plugin on their website and would like to know if it is possible to set a minimum order cost to prevent the cart from being accepted if it is less than a certain amount?

  10. bill says:

    Please help i have uswpsc installed and activated. works fine on my admin page but shopping cart and tags for ordering doesnt show up if im not logged in as admin I:E if anyone goes to my website ( they dont see the ordering tags or shopping cart. try ordering a tshirt or vinyl decal and youll see what im talking about. been hacking at this for a week now need desperate help!!!! thank you

  11. […] opposed to signing up for 1ShoppingCart, Magento, Volusion, etc. I was wondering if anyone uses WP Ultra simple Paypal Cart and if they have any thoughts on that and if not what do you all use and recommend. Thanks, Rhonda […]

  12. ASOT says:

    Hello, I wish to convert our website to use the Ultra Simple Shopping Cart however the code is not rendering properly. It is fine in a post or page but as our theme offers page options where you can insert columns etc it does not work then. Our products are set up in 4 columns and the code is just displayed rather than the “add to cart button”. I am happy to send you a screen shot of this if you like?

    Do you have any advice regarding this issue?

    Thanks you and warm regards,

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  14. John12345 says:

    Please us the forum for feature request. You can update the cart by changing qty (+ hit enter) or delete items (click on X icon). I don’t think that you need update cart button, it will be redundant.

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