18 WordPress Money Making Plugins and Themes

October 19, 2011 · 20 comments

by Lars


WordPress is by far the most popular platform for blogging and is starting to seriously pick up as a CMS for non-blogging websites. No matter if you have a small shop or make your living as an affiliate marketer there are themes and plugins for WordPress that makes it a great options. Let take look at how you can turn WordPress into a fx. squeeze page, a video opt-in page, a shop, an auction or a membersite. WordPress is ready – what about you? Another advice I’ll give you is to look for WordPress photography theme and WordPress photo theme as they in many cases are ideal for building a portfolio selling your photos and other creative stuff. Even some come with integrated e-commerce.

Having the best wordpress plugins installed is your way to a powerful website so we want to share with you this collection. Also don’t miss these best wordpress themes if you’re looking for a great theme for your website.



WordPress Money Making Themes

Flex Squeeze

Flex Squeeze WordPress theme

This themes is comprehensive and the possibilities are nearly endless when it comes to setting up sales pages, video opt-in pages, squeeze pages etc. If you are a busy marketer and consider using WordPress because of it many advantages this theme should be on your list of stuff you need to check out! The material on the site is excellent and will give you a good idea of what it is they offer.

Squeeze Theme

Squeeze Theme

The Squeeze Theme looks really promising. The main Options panel allow you to build an unlimited number of squeeze pages fast from page templates. Embedding videos into your Squeeze Theme is easy. In fact, the comes with pre-built layouts that cater particularly to using video! eBooks are a snap, too. Simply upload the image, and it will display perfectly inline with your squeeze page copy.

Socrates WordPress Theme


The Socrates WordPress theme has been created by the experienced marketers Dan Nickerson and Joel Comm. It is a very flexible theme that I believe most bloggers could benefit from, but it has been specifically designed to meet the needs of busy marketers and blogger that want to monetize their blog. Socrates is making it very easy to set up a new Adsense and Clickbank monetized niche website, that is search engine optimized and hooked up to you social media profiles. Also anyone can create sales pages and squeeze pages using the build in page templates.

Affiliate Theme

Affiliate Theme

If you are an experienced affiliate marketer, you are probably familiar with manually updating multiple layouts in order to split test your affiliate landing pages. With WordPress, it is easy for you to input all of your affiliate offers and tracking URL’s and then easily change the layout for the purpose of split testing. We have built six (6) effective multi-post layouts.

WordPress Money Making Plugins



This shopping cart plugin for wordpress is a modified version of the popular ecommerce solution osCommerce. It allows you to integrate osCommerce with existing wordpress website. The plugin displays latest products, random products, top 10 best sellers and much more directly in your wordpress blog. It also adds a dynamic widget in your blogs sidebar to display the products.


This wordpress plugin gives you the ability to add a PayPal powered store to your wordpress site. You will use your pages or posts to create new products. Some other features include the ability to list multiple products and create an add-to-cart function. Also eShop offers a number of payments options that include- Authorize.net, Paypal, Payson, eProcessingNetwork, Webtopay and Cash/Cheque. It is compatible with WP Affiliate for affiliates

WP Auctions

WP Auctions

WP Auctions is a revolutionary plugin which allows you to host auctions on your blog or website and to sell anything, completely fee free! It uses an attractive AJAX powered popup for optimum user experience and lets you run your very own personal auction site.



EasyDonation allows WordPress users to easily embed a PayPal donation button with one tag.


image ArtPal is a free (GPL) WordPress plugin, originally written for Artists, to seemlessly integrate PayPal with their WordPress blogs so that they can sell their work online.

  • Easy PayPal integration – all you need to supply is your PayPal email address!
  • Real-time sales updates – as soon as your item sells, ArtPal will disable it from being sold. You’ll never worry about your item selling twice!
  • Professionally supported – businesses mean business. Digital Sublimity provides commercial support, so you can be rest assured that your critical application will stay up and running when you need it.

Paypal Shortcodes

This plugin allow to insert Paypal buttons in your posts or pages, just using a shortcode. This plugin doesn’t have a management panel at this time, you will need to edit paypal-shortcodes.php and follow the comments.



FatFreeCart Plugin allows you to add “Add to Cart” and “View Cart” buttons on your blog posts so that you can sell your products straight through your blog post. The shopping cart plugin is designed to work within your WordPress post editor. With FatFreeCart you can create your own e-commerce store. FatFreeCart plugin has all the features of FatFreeCart such as easy integration with PayPal and Google Checkout, product variations, Shipping handling, and Sales Tax.

Quick Shop

Quick Shop supports any WordPress that has the Sidebar Widgets installed, really. It adds a SideBar widget that shows the user what they currently have in the cart and allows them to remove the items, not to mention a TinyMCE button to easily allow you to add products to your posts/pages.


eStore wordpress This plugin gives you fully-automated selling capability of your digital products. Deliver products without directing buyers to a webpage to download; they’ll receive an encrypted download link in their email. Best of all, it’s integrated with the WordPress Affiliate software.

WP e-Commerce

WP e-Commerce The WP e-Commerce shopping cart plugin for WordPress is an elegant easy to use fully featured shopping cart application suitable for selling your products, services, and or fees online. WP e-Commerce is a Web 2.0 application designed with usability, aesthetics, and presentation in mind.

YAK for WordPress

YAK is an open source shopping cart plugin for WordPress. It associates products with weblog entries, so the post ID also becomes the product code. It supports both pages and posts as products, handles different types of product through categories, and provides customisable purchase options (cheque or deposit, basic credit card form, basic Google Checkout integration, standard PayPal integration, PayPal Payments Pro, and Authorize.net).

WP Auctions

WP Auctions WP Auctions is a very easy to use plugin for WordPress which enables you to host auctions on your blog for ANYTHING you wish to sell, completely fee free!


Embed your shopping cart into your blog posts and use the plugin to ask for donations to your favorite cause in the process.

Are PayPal

Are PayPal This plugin is used to monetize wordpress blog content using PayPal. It is designed to sell your knowledge. In a similar way the content can be set as hidden for unregistered-unpayed users and visible for registered-paid users. The search engines will only see the visible content. The administrator can grant the users access to content for certain payment.


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