Set up Cart66 in 10 Easy Steps or Less

Table of Contents

  1. Install Cart66
  2. Activate Using Your Order Number
  3. Update Main Cart66 Settings
  4. Add Your Payment Gateway Information
  5. Update Email Receipt Settings
  6. Update Your Checkout Shortcode (optional)
  7. Slurp Checkout Page (optional)
  8. Create A Product
  9. Insert Product Shortcode On A Product Page
  10. Complete A Transaction

1. Install Cart66

You can install Cart66 two different ways.

For the first method, click on the “Add New” link by hovering your cursor over the Plugins menu option in the WordPress backend.

After loading the page to add a new plugin, select the “Upload” link at the top of the page.  Select “Choose File” and navigate to the downloaded .zip file of Cart66.  Click “Install Now”.

If all goes well, the zip file will be automatically unzipped to your plugins directory and you will receive a notification letting you know.  Click on the “Activate Plugin” link and you will be returned to the main Plugins page of your site.

A successful activation will be noted by a message at the top of the page.

The second method requires FTP access to your site.  Start by uncompressing the .zip file that you downloaded and then navigate to your WordPress plugins directory.  Upload the folder directly to your plugins directory.

Navigate to your WordPress dashboard and click on the “Installed Plugins” link by hovering your cursor over the Plugins menu option.

Select “Activate” underneath the Cart66 Professional title to activate the plugin.  Activation will refresh the plugins page.

A successful activation will be noted by a message at the top of the page.


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2. Activate Using Your Order Number

In order to use Cart66, you will need to “Activate” the plugin using the Oder Number you received when you purchased the plugin.

Navigate to the Cart66 Settings page by clicking on the “Settings” link by hovering your cursor over the Cart66 menu option.

You will see a message at the top of your page letting you know that this is not a registered copy of Cart66.  Directly underneath it is the form to enter and save your order number.

Enter the order number you received on your receipt when you purchased Cart66 and click save.  A successful activation will show the following dialog box:


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3. Update Main Cart66 Settings

Scroll down on the settings page to the “Main Settings” section.  In this section you can select your home country, whether or not you want to ship internationally, which countries you want to ship to, which credit cards you want to accept, and other options.  Make the necessary changes and click Save.

NOTE: There are many other sections on the settings page that you may require in order to get your store up and running.  This section just covers the basics so that you can begin completing transactions.  Please take time to go back through and check out each of the sections to see if you can utilize these options for your store.
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4. Add Your Payment Gateway Information

Scroll down to the payment gateway sections.  These consist of the “Mijireh Settings”, the “PayPal Settings” and the “Payment Gateway” Settings.

We recommend that you use Mijireh Checkout to process your transactions.  Mijireh provides a PCI Compliant solution to processing credit cards and combined with it’s Page Slurp technology, the checkout process is seamless and efficient.  If you do plan to use Mijireh, all you need to do is add in your Mijireh Access Key in the form and click save.

If you plan to use PayPal Standard, all you need to do is add in the email address associated with your PayPal account, the “Shopping URL” and the “Return URL”. If you plan to use PayPal Express or PayPal Pro, you will need to fill in the rest of the section details.  You can use the PayPal Sandbox option to run test transactions through your Sandbox account before going live.

If you plan to use any other supported gateway, you will need to scroll down to the “Payment Gateway Settings” section.  Select the payment gateway that you wish to use, fill out the necessary credentials and click save.


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5. Update Email Receipt Settings

By default, Cart66 sends an email receipt to your customers after a transaction is complete.  Before we complete our first transaction, we need to add in the necessary information for the email header. Scroll down to the “Email Receipt” section and fill in the details.  You will need to provide a from name, from email and email subject.  Optionally, you can provide an intro message that will be displayed at the top of the email as well as a “copy to” email address.  You can use this to CC yourself on all email receipts or send it to an optional fulfillment company.


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6. Update Your Checkout Shortcode (optional)

Cart66 defaults to using the Mijireh Checkout process when you first install it.  If you want to use an alternative gateway, you will need to change the shortcode on the checkout page to match the gateway you are using.

Place your Cursor over the Cart66 icon in the admin bar at the top of your dashboard, then place it over the menu item “Store Pages” and then click the “Checkout” option.

You will need to update the shortcode that is in the editor itself.  This shortcode defaults to [checkout_mijireh].

You can find all the available shortcodes by clicking on the Cart66 icon in the Upload/Insert section.  This will bring up a dialog box where you can select the Shortcodes tab. Click on the appropriate checkout shortcode and it will automatically add it to the page. NOTE: If you want to use multiple payment gateways, you can add multiple shortcodes to this page.


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7. Slurp Checkout Page (optional)

If you are using the Mijireh Checkout process, you will need to slurp a checkout page design to the Mijireh Servers.  You can design the checkout page however you like, and then upload a copy of it to the site to use as your checkout page.  Cart66 installs a page that you can use as this template.  Just navigate to the pages tab by hovering your cursor over the WordPress Pages menu option and clicking “All Pages”.

Click “Edit” Under the “Mijireh Secure Checkout” page title.  This page is installed by default alongside all the other Cart66 store pages.

You can edit this page as much as you like.  The important thing is that you leave the {{mj-checkout-form}} shortcode on the page.  This is what Mijireh uses to put in the dynamic content for the checkout process.  Once your page is how you like it, click on the “Slurp This Page” button in the Mijireh meta box. NOTE: This page is set to private by default.  The slurp process will set it to public and then back to private during the slurp process.  You don’t need to make that change at all.

You will be able to watch the slurp process in action, and see a notification when it is finished.
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8. Create A Product

In order to allow customers to buy our products, we need to first create them!  Start by clicking on the “Products” option in the Cart66 Menu.

Start by filling out the product details.  All that is required is Product Name, Item Number and Price.  You can fill out extra details as necessary include variations and digital product options if you like as well.

Once you have saved your product, it will appear in the products list below the Add/Edit form.


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9. Insert Product Shortcode On A Product Page

After creating our product, we need to add the product shortcode to our products page.  You can create a new page to hold your products or you can use the default “Store” page that is installed with Cart66. To use the default store page, navigate to the WordPress Pages section and click “Edit” on the “Store” page.  Once there, click on the Cart66 icon in the Upload/Insert section. Select the options that will apply to your product and then select “Insert Shortcode”.

The shortcode will be added to the page with all the options included.  You can add as many products as you want to a page.

Save your page and you should be good to go!
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10. Complete A Transaction

Once you have completed all the previous steps with all the necessary information, you should be able to process a transaction.  Navigate to your products page and add the item to the cart.

Once the item has been added to the cart, you can then click the Checkout button to proceed to the checkout form.

The checkout page will vary based on the gateway you are using.  Once you have filled out the necessary shipping and billing information, you will be redirected back to the receipt page for a successful transaction.


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