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[resolved] Compatibility with WP-ecommerce (21 posts)

  1. elronino
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am in the midst of building a new site for our business. We had anticipation of creating a solution that allowed us to have a e-commerce solution. I had your plugin installed and it worked beautifully until i installed wp-ecommerce.

    Has anyone else had this issue? work arounds? I touched base with my theme builder in thoughts it was something with that, but it was not. I then began to troubleshoot based on the plugins I had installed.

    Any help would be great.

    Thank you

  2. bompus
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    What does it do (or not do) when wp-ecommerce is installed.. There is a possible issue (on their end) of starting output before wordpress does, which makes it incompatible with most plugins.

    I am trying to create automatic workarounds for poorly created plugins/themes that decide their output is more important than hooking into wordpress the proper way, so any details you can give would be helpful.

    Thanks!

  3. elronino
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Everything installs perfectly. On the designated testimonials page, the button with the appropriate text appears, upon click of the button, there is no action. The form will not display.

    I am thinking there is a conflict with the javascript.

  4. bompus
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Very possible. Could you provide a link to the actual page?

  5. elronino
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    yes, it is in development... I have the test directory password protected... please use the following..

    username - bompus
    password - review

    When you are done, let me know and I will delete the username

    http://www.tabmassage.com/newsite/testimonials

  6. bompus
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you can, open up the header file for the template and search for:

    <!-- REQUIRED JS FILES -->

    The first line should resemble something like this:
    <script type="text/javascript" src=" ... jquery.js"></script>

    Try placing a comment around that line, so its like:
    <!--- <script type="text/javascript" ... --->

    Save and then retry. You may also want to move the wp_head() function so it calls that on the line right before </head>.

    Short summary: The wp-ecommerce theme in use doesn't obey wordpress standards for enqueueing scripts.

    If you can't find that line in your templates header file, it must be injected by wp-ecommerce, or another plugin.. We'll cross our fingers and hope the above fixes it.

    Aaron

  7. elronino
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Simply amazing...

    I didn't think to comment out that line, I looked at the header.php but didn't cross my path...

    Everything works now. Thanks for your diligence and support, you have a great plugin. Is there a place for donations on your site?

    Also, sorry to hijack this thread into a different request, but can you install the comment widget on more than one page?

  8. bompus
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    You're welcome. We have added a spot for donations on our page here: http://www.gowebsolutions.com/plugins/wp-customer-reviews/

    Right now the reviews can only be used on a single page. We do have plans for a future version to allow multiple pages to be selected and reviews would be associated with those pages. It's a lot of work, so I don't have an ETA yet.. but it's up there on the todo list.

    Thanks for the kind words and hope it works great for you.

  9. elronino
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You are welcome, I actually went through a few(10 or so) review and testimonial plugins, and you by far have the best one. The UI and display is great and just what I was looking for. I look forward to the updates.

    I will post a donation shortly.

  10. elronino
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Upon further testing of this, commenting out the inclusion of that jquery.js file caused the theme objects I have in place to not work.

  11. bompus
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    The themes are probably trying to access jQuery using the $ wildcard, which I believe is turned off in the default WordPress version of jQuery. I'm really curious as to why the theme designer decided to use their own inclusion of jQuery.. it's possible that theme was made before jQuery was included in WordPress by default?

  12. elronino
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    But how come it works with the them when I have WP-ecommerce uninstalled, but as soon as install WP-ecommerce it breaks...

    I don't believe it is the theme, but it is strange that they are including their own mandatory jQuery file

  13. bompus
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I think it's time to ask the WP-ecommerce developers about any incompatibility issues with that theme and their plugin. It doesn't seem to be an issue related to this plugin any longer, but is actually a problem with some sort of (odd) jQuery issue between the theme and the ecommerce plugin.

    Let me know what you find out.. I'm curious.

  14. elronino
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you, I will see what I can come up with.

  15. bompus
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi elronino,

    You can try 1.2.3 as soon as it shows up for upgrade as well. We reworked some hooks, which shouldn't affect this problem, but you never know.

    Aaron

  16. elronino
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry to restore this topic for you, but has their been any findings in why there is a conflict with WP-ecommerce?

    I haven't had a chance to contact the developers of wp-ecommerce yet, and figured I would start with you.

    Also, I wanted to inquire about admin generated reviews. I know that really defeats the purpose of your plugin, but it might fix my issue

    The other thought I had was to have the form to initially be shown. Is there way to initiate that? I am not concerned with having the form be hidden at this point.

  17. bompus
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    We are taking a -little- break before the next release, to give everybody time to actually upgrade to the latest version and make sure it is solid. I'll be doing some more digging on thr WP-ecommerce issue and also on creating options for the form to show/hide on load, etc.

    If you are not on the latest version, I urge you to try it out and see if that fixes any issue with WP-ecommerce and most of it has been rewritten since the 1.2.3 comment.

  18. one3rdnerd
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi elronino,

    If your still interested in this, I would hold tight for the new release of WPEC.

    I am using the 3.8 RC4.

    The difference is the new version uses custom post types and runs off a lot more of the work done by wordpress. This means I have been able to pretty easily add the wp customer review to my wpec products.

    If you look at line 104 of the admin.js in the customer reviews plugin and copy the second line and paste it below, then look for the word "post" and change it to "wpsc-product" hit save, update, and go to add a new product and voila,I am pretty sure thats all there is too it.

    I think a great addition to customer reviews would be an option on the dash which looks to see if you have any custom post types setup and if so displays them with a check box so you can add support to them from the admin. Shoulnt be too tricky.

    I have also hacked wpec to take thesis custom meta, and scribe SEO. :) Good luck.

  19. one3rdnerd
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    One point I have to add to this, is that while the above adds support, it doesnt automatically output the review on your page or post if your using a custom template, which WPEC of course does.

    Does this plugin provide a template tag we can use like

    <?php echo wp_customer_reviews_tag ?>

    To hook it into a custom template?

    Thanks, I look forward to your reply, if the above is not yet configured, what part should I copy and paste to my custom template? Love the plugin and I am preparing to blog about it on a pretty big authority site, but having that covered would really help in making it an awesome article.

  20. Tevya
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I don't know all the technical aspects like one3rdnerd, but as far as I can tell, there's no way for customers to leave reviews on items in WP-eCommerce. If your plugin could allow reviews on individual product pages, and perhaps even plugin to WPEC enough to verify their email against purchases, you could tap in to the entire WPEC community. In fact the Instinct guys would probably let you sell your plugin on their site as a premium WPEC plugin (perhaps you'd keep this main version free, but the one that plugs into WPEC individual products would be a premium plugin on their site).

    I know this is something I would really like to have.

  21. derek53
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have major problems with the plugin on ecommerce site, not that I use the review on a selling page. There are major problems withconnection to database, it suggests adding new user name to database but this does not correct the problem.

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