WordPress and E-commerce: Navigating the Minefield

An overview of essential e-commerce concepts with some basic tips for implementing an e-commerce website on WordPress. This talk covers payment gateways, how credit card processing really works, merchant accounts, SSL certificates, PCI compliance, basic WordPress security tips and a very brief review of popular e-commerce solutions for WordPress.


Check out Jonathan’s slides: Ecommerce and WordPress

About the Speaker:
Jonathan is the lead developer of the Shopp e-commerce plugin for WordPress. He began e-commerce site development in the late ’90s with open-source platforms, started using WordPress in 2005, then in 2008 developed and released Shopp. He is an ardent student of best practice design and development, loves elegant expressions of “code poetry,” and is an advocate for the WordPress platform.