Author: Lee Blue

Visual Product Builder

Welcome to the new Cart66 Product Builder! This is something we’ve been working on for a long time and I’m so excited to introduce you to it. Now it’s really fast and easy to visual build simple or complex order forms.

Super Fast Product Creation

If you are selling a simple product that doesn’t have any product variations, you can create the product in about 10 seconds (or less if you type fast). All you need to do is provide the Name, SKU, and Price.

Create product with Cart66 visual product builder

Now you’re finished. At this point you have a fully functioning product with and Add To Cart button to sell your headphones.

Cart66 product page selling headphones

Adding Product Variations

The new visual product builder makes it faster and easier to add as many product fields to your product order form as you need. If you want to add color options to you product, you do it like this.

Adding new drop down list to product

Immediately after saving the drop down list, you can see the results in the Product Form Preview.

Cart66 product form preview

Building Complex Payment Forms

You can also create payment forms that are more complex and collect more information like a Camp Registration form. You can add any type of HTML form field and the product fields can change the price as well.

Building a camp registration form

Here you can see we changed the Price Label to read “Registration Fee” and we changed the text on the button to “Register.” When you view the registration form on your WordPress site it looks like this.

Camp registration page showing the registration payment form

Give It A Try

The new visual form builder in Cart66 makes it fast and easy to see the changes you make to your products in real-time as you build them. You can make simple products in less than 10 seconds. Or, add as many product fields to your form as you like to collect as much information as you need. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

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Sell Monthly WordPress Maintenance Plans

Grow your business by selling monthly WordPress maintenance plans.

As a WordPress developer, one of the ways to serve your clients better and to make more money in the process is to put your clients on a WordPress maintenance plan. To keep your clients’ sites secure and running at top performance you will want to make sure you’re running the latest version of WordPress, clear out spam comments, and keep the plugins and themes up to date. A lot of WordPress developers I’ve been talking to lately are moving away from charging for web hosting in favor of setting their clients up on WordPress maintenance plans. The challenge is, how do you bill your clients for your support plans? Let’s take a look at how you can quickly set up Cart66 with recurring billing to sell WordPress maintenance plans to your clients.

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Free Images No Copyright

If you blog, post to Twitter or Facebook, or pretty much do any writing online you probably spend a lot of time looking for images to include in your content. It may be tempting to do a Google image search to find the photos you need, but that’s a great way to get yourself in trouble with copyright license infringement. The right way to get images for your blog is to find stock photos and images that are copyright free. Well, I have some very exciting news that will save you a lot of time and money. In this article, I’ll show you how to install a free WordPress plugin that will connect you to a gigantic library of free images with no copyright that you can quickly and easily add to your blog posts. Here we go…

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Cart66 Goes Naked!

You can now use your theme’s css (styles) for your Cart66 buttons and product forms with the new “naked” product form display mode. When you use the naked display mode, Cart66 does not dress the form with the normal Cart66 CSS and, instead, just sends down naked HTML markup so that the native CSS from your WordPress theme is used. This works great for Buy Now and Add To Cart buttons. For longer product forms that have options and variations, you may want to continue using the built-in Cart66 display modes to make sure the order forms are laid out nicely. But, if you want the buttons to blend in seamlessly with your theme, or you want to create you own CSS for your product forms, the new naked display mode is an exciting new feature. Here’s how it works.

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WordPress Ecommerce

Cart66 has been at the heart of WordPress ecommerce since 2008. It all started when I was found some noise reduction headphones that I wanted to sell online. I started to hand-roll another e-commerce site when I thought maybe I could build an ecommerce site on WordPress. At the time, there were only about three WordPress ecommerce plugins available. This is the story behind Cart66 and the unique approach we have taken to WordPress ecommerce.

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How to sell an ebook on WordPress

How To Sell An eBook On WordPress

This is an in-depth tutorial on how to sell an eBook on WordPress with Cart66. We look at marketing ideas for growing your email list and building interest in your book as soon as you can. We also look at some powerful features of Cart66 for selling your eBook including a couple different ways to offer discounts, email marketing, and how to give away a free chapter of your book to build your email list.

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Getting Started With Cart66

Complete WordPress Ecommerce Integration

Cart66 was one of the first WordPress plugins for ecommerce. It is a little different from other WordPress e-commerce plugins because you get a suite of hosted services that take e-commerce beyond what you can do with a plugin alone. The goal is to use the tools provided by WordPress, the most powerful and popular content management system, to design your store to deliver the most customizable ecommerce storefront. Then use the Cart66 WordPress shopping cart plugin to power your online shopping cart and your secure hosted checkout page.

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Ecommerce Boot Camp

How to start an online business

5 Lessons, No Fluff, Great Stuff

When you’re launching an online business there is a whole new world of things to learn about and to watch out for. But, you don’t have a lot of time to read through a bunch of fluff. That’s why I created this new, free course. In five quick lessons you’ll learn about:

  • Fundamental differences between payment gateways
  • Gateways vs merchant accounts
  • SSL certificates vs firewalls
  • Easy to understand PCI compliance
  • Hidden costs that bite
  • WordPress theme and plugin tip
  • Pros and cons of visual WordPress editors
  • Announcing your business
  • Using email and social media
  • Affordable and awesome keyword research for blogging
  • and more…

How It Works

To make this easy, you get one quick lesson per day for 5 days. During the course, if you have any questions, just reply to the email and ask. I’d love to get to know you and help with what you’re doing.

Thank you!

I’ve spent over 10 years learning these lessons – sometimes the hard way – and wanted to share all of these tips with you so you can get up and running as fast as possible.

I lived this lifestyle for over 10 years, learning all the ins and outs of running an online business. I love this stuff and really look forward to working with and helping you!

Lee Blue
Cart66 CEO

Set Min / Max Quantity For Product

Some products are best sold in large quantities while others are limited one per customer. Cart66 gives you the ability to set a minimum or maximum quantity for a product in the cart. This is great for minimum quantity orders, group item purchases, digital products, and more. Here are a few examples of when you might want to use this feature and how it works.

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