The support for multiple buckets is here! Our Amazon S3 plugin will now support multiple buckets.
Simply select the setting to be “All Buckets” in Products -> S3 Downloads and all your qualified Amazon S3 files should show up under Amazon S3 Tab in the product page settings.
Check out this plugin at http://getshopped.org/premium-upgrades/premium-plugin/amazon-s3-plugin/
As announced since may 2013, Google has shut down Google Checkout service. This means WP e-Commerce store owners will no longer be able to accept payments using their service starting today (November 20 2013).
You can read the official announcement here!
What this means for you (WPEC store owner) is that you will no longer be able to accept payments on your store using Google Checkout gateway.
Google itself recommends one specific option for Payment Processing and that is Braintree. Signing up from this page will give you discounted rates for lifetime once you signup.
We know some of WP e-Commerce store owners use, or at least used to use, Google Checkout for taking in payments and because we don`t want you to loose sales over this we have already create a payment gateway for Braintree and WP e-Commerce.
The gateway is available as a Premium Plugin and can be purchased right now!Read more »
We’re pleased to announce that WP e-Commerce Plugin 3.8.13 beta 1 is ready for community testing.
For the users we have
- We now use the new WordPress media UI for product images
- Tidied up UI on all the Store Settings pages except presentation settings (which will be replaced entirely when we introduce the new Theme Engine)
- Fixed a bug with DropShop causing it to not work with latest version of WPEC and WP
- All sorts of fixes here and there to help make WPEC ever more awesome
And for the developers we have
- Cart items API
- Custom meta API
- Stats API (coming soon)
To conclude we would like to ask that you have a fiddle and let us know what you think. Stay tuned for our new website, and the imminent and official 3.8.13 release which will be coming sometime soon. Patches and contributions via Github are always welcomeRead more »
More and more eCommerce sites are turning to product reviews as a way to increase conversions, spread word of mouth and overall improve how their sites are perceived by both fans, and random visitors. One service which is taking product reviews to a new level and turning them into a source of new traffic and sales is Yotpo Social Reviews which just launched its WP e-Commerce extension.Read more »
One of things I like the most about Blox Theme by ThemeZilla is the Portfolio functionality.
The only thing that I didn’t like about the Blox Theme was that this most desirable of features was trapped in Blox with no clear way out!
So that being the case and seeming we needed the functionality on our own upcoming new website we decided that it might just make sense to extrapolate the functionality and make it into a standalone Plugin so that all fellow Portfolio fans might benefit.
And now, I now give it to you.Read more »
It’s been a long time coming but we’ve finally made the choice to move to a helpdesk. We’ve decided to go with Helpscout for premium support services. For non premium support we will be moving to the support page of our WordPress.org plugin page.
We have been considering this for some time. The forums have become increasingly difficult to manage and it’s a slew of custom plugins that we don’t really have the additional time to update with each new WordPress release. This also makes keeping the site up to date more complex well as almost impossible when the time comes for a theme change. At the same time we wanted to also consolidate our non premium support to a centralized location.
We’ve grown to millions of users and supporting that many people simply doesn’t work with a patched together plugin help system. We honestly tried our best, but the time has come for a change.
Many people didn’t like having to revisit the support forum. Some weren’t even aware that they needed to revisit for their support service, thinking they would receive a reply by mail. Countless requests have been made to provide support by email.
We loved how simple that sounded from a users’ point of view… Send answers to the user by email, let them reply to support by email… but from our point of view that would be impossible to manage.
By moving to Helpscout we hope to have a better handle on support requests and answer in a more timely fashion. In the future we hope to have our store jack in to Helpscout for even better support assistance.
We are determined to provide our customers with excellent support. With Helpscout we will have the tools to actually review our support stats and make changes to correct where the problems are and increase productivity.
We welcome your feedback and thank you for being our customers.
WP e-Commerce Support Manager
WP e-Commerce 184.108.40.206 is available for download.
First of all, we’re terribly sorry for the buggy 3.8.12 release. Although we have tested 3.8.12 on every configuration we could have thought of, a small group of users encountered fatal errors. The hotfix release 220.127.116.11 hopefully addresses this issue for all these users. We tested it on as many affected sites as we could get our hands on and it worked on all those sites.
The root cause behind this issue, however, hasn’t been determined. Only certain users encountered the fatal error, and we couldn’t reproduce it at all on our test servers. There are signs that the function
get_posts() (or its equivalents) might have been called before the main query is established, which caused the fatal error in one of WPEC core functions. However such
get_posts() call doesn’t exist within WP e-Commerce. So we have reasons to believe this is a compatibility issue with another theme or plugin. In order to track this down, we need some more information from users who encountered this issue in 3.8.12. Perhaps they all share the same combination of plugins or themes that triggered this issue.
So, if you were a victim of this bug, please let us know which themes and plugins were active at the time. This is not a major issue that affects all WP e-Commerce sites out there, but we’d like to resolve all of our user frustrations when it comes to compatibility with other plugins and themes.
Again, we can’t stress it enough that before upgrading, please test 18.104.22.168 on a staging site, or on your local computer which has the same plugin and theme configurations as your live site.
Please let us know if you run into any other issues with this release.Read more »
WP e-Commerce 3.8.12 are now available for download.
In this release we mainly concentrated on improving general stability and usability of the plugin.
Below you can find the list of changes made in this release:
It is extremely important that before you upgrade to WPEC 3.8.12, please back up your files and databases. Backup Buddy is our top choice for making backup simple and effortless.
How to upgrade WP e-Commerce
You can simply use WordPress automatic updates feature to download and install WP e-Commerce 3.8.12.
If that doesn’t work for you, try the following steps for a manual upgrade:
- Download WP e-Commerce 3.8.12 from here and save it to your computer.
- Extract the downloaded package to a folder on your computer.
- Upload the contents of that folder to this path on your server, overwriting all existing files:
Please let us know in the comment if you run into any issues with the upgrade.Read more »
We’ve made quite a few changes to WPeC over the past several releases. We’ve introduced a TON of great API and cleaned up quite a bit since 3.8.9 was released last October
We’ll be starting an educational series on developer-related changes and APIs that are available to you. But in the meantime, I do want to make sure you’re aware of some really important changes in the latest 3.8.11 release.
If your plugin or theme depends on (or includes) an old version of jQuery, uses these deprecated methods, or depends on .livequery() – stuff is going to break. Update your plugins/themes.
This post is intended to help our developer community along the path that we’re going down – a path moving towards cleaner code, more excellent standards and greater adherence to WordPress core conventions. Everything mentioned is something that we’ve dealt with in support since releasing 3.8.11 and will serve your communities and ours very well. If you have any questions, feel free to post in the comments and we’ll be glad to respond.
Cheers!Read more »
Our sincerest apologies, first and foremost – for breaking your sites. Thousands of you download our latest release the day it comes out and we recognize the amount of trust you place in us to deliver a product that keeps on growing and getting better with every passing release. Our last several releases have been quite uneventful, which is a great thing. But this latest release had such a significant amount of changes in it (all for better, more streamlined code to serve you well into the future) that our extensive testing process simply missed a few issues. Here are the issues we have fixed in the latest release, WPeC 22.214.171.124
* Fix: Some users had theme compatibilities and other configurations that caused “Add to Cart” to no longer function as expected.
* Fix: Customer uploads for products broke with JS overhaul
* Fix: Product image links broke.
While I’m incredibly disappointed that I shipped code that had quite severe bugs – which slipped through the QA cracks – I’m incredibly proud of our users and community for pulling together with great bug reports and other developers (Tom Ransom, specifically) for providing helpful patches for some of the bugs. Because of them (and because of you, and to be honest, a whole lot of coffee for me) – we were able to ship a hotfix within 13 hours of the previous release. That’s pretty cool.
Of course, even with this release – we highly recommend testing on a staging site first. Use BackupBuddy, use VaultPress, use WPEngine – use something that allows you to backup your site. After you do that, go download WPeC and enjoy! It’s now the best version ever and we’re excited for the next release.
Thanks again for being the best user base and community out there. As always, please report any bugs you find in the comments, on GitHub, or in the WordPress.org forumsRead more »