Marketpress, the Best Plugin to Create Your Online Store for WordPress Multi-Users and Buddypress

WordPress MultiUsers have created an e-commerce plugin called Marketpress to work on WordPress Multi-User and Buddypress sites. The plugin is a good one giving many features needed for an online store including multiple payment gateways, coupons, multiple forms of shipping including pickup option, adding variations such as size or color for products, and others. With this plugin, you may start your own network of stores like Ebay or Etsy.

To get the Marketpress plugin for your e-commerce store, you will need to become a member of WPMU. After becoming a member, all themes, plugins, professional help, and community are available to you. There is even a store theme called FrameMarket (Gridmarket) that is simple yet powerful to create your online store.

Here are some benefits to using Marketpress:

  • WPMU developers always keep their items like Marketpress up to date for maximum compatibility with the latest versions of WordPress.
  • WPMU developers are experts and quick to answer any questions you might have about using the plugins.
  • Marketpress is a good plugin for creating online stores on a wordpress multiuser platform and compatible with Buddypress.
  • Ready for translation into many languages.
  • Easy to use.

Here are some disadvantages to using Marketpress:

  • Depending on your budget, membership can be expensive. However I don’t know of any other plugin that is designed for Multi-User Sites and Buddypress.
  • FYI, current version Marketpress 2.8.1 is not compatible with Akismet Plugin, a commonly used spam filter for WordPress.
  • Currently the plugin cannot handle complex product variations such as size, color, and type, with each specific of these combinations having their own SKU, image, and inventory (ie. shirt size, shirt color, fabric type). To handle such variation, you have to enter the product variations separately. Other plugins have similar limitations.

To see a sample of the e-store that I created using the FrameMarket Theme and the Marketpress Plugin by WPMU:


Download the MarketPress Plugin:




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