Activating and Deactivating

Last updated on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011


When eShop is activated it adds database tables, and adds data where necessary to those, and native wordpress, tables. Additionally there are some automatically created pages.

To ensure updates to the plugin don’t over write changes you have made certain directories and files are copied to new locations on the first activation only.

  • wp-content/eshop_downloads is created from plugins/eshop/downloads
  • wp-content/uploads/eshop_files is created from plugins/eshop/files

So, for example, when you edit your style, the actual eshop.css file that is being amended is located in wp-content/uploads/eshop_files.

In addition to the files directory merchant gateway images are transferred from their respective directories eg. eshop/cash/cash.png & eshop/paypal/paypal.png etc are transferred to uploads/eshop_files directory.

The default pages for eShop are:

  • Shipping Rates: [eshop_show_shipping]
  • Shopping Cart : [eshop_show_cart]
  • Checkout : [eshop_show_checkout]
  • Thank you for your order: [eshop_show_success]
  • Cancelled order : [eshop_show_cancel]
  • Downloads : [eshop_show_downloads]

If you are experiencing an issue with an eShop notice telling you to deactivate/reactivate your plugin, try deactivating it, uploading an image via the WP media library, and then reactivating eShop.

Deactivating and Uninstalling

To deactivate the plugin without losing data use the deactivate link on the plugins page. If you want to completely uninstall the plugin, delete all associated data and files use the eShop Uninstall link from the plugins page.

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