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[resolved] [Plugin: WP e-Commerce] Variation Control Issues (10 posts)

  1. mdeblaere
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am having major issues with the Variation Control. I have sizes and colors of my products and the color tab is NOT functioning. When i click on it either the colors do not drop down or it disappears all together??? HELP!!!!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-e-commerce/

  2. the masked cat
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have the same error. My WP version 3.3.1 and WP e-commerce version: 3.7.8.3

    Anybody can help, plz?

  3. NickoGutierrez
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same problem here, seems like no one here knows, or wants to help being that this same question has been floating around for months without an answer

  4. vehicros
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you have more than one type of variant, Lets say its a shirt, and you need a Size and Color drop down menu for each. Are you saying that one of the drop down menus is not showing at all?

  5. DotcomdeZign
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The correct way to add Variants to WP e-Commerce is as follows:

    First click on Products > Variations.
    Name the fist something like "SIZE", then scroll down and click on "Add
    New Variation".

    Next enter something like "COLOR", then scroll down and click on "Add
    New Variation".

    Next, one at a time enter sizes, and colors, NOTE, make sure to have "Variant Set" set to the proper type (Color or Size), followed by clicking on the "Add New Variation" button.

    On the right side of the screen you should see a tree of COLOR, and SIZE, each with sub variants.

    Then go to "Add New" and enter a name like "Shirt".

    Next scroll down to add the variations you wish to use by clicking on the correct boxes. NOTE you may have to save (update) the post once before you are able to add variations.

    Last click on "UPDATE" and you should then be able to view your product, and its variations.

    NOTE: Anytime variations are revised or added, the product may also require updating.

    It this still does not work, please reply.

  6. vehicros
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am trying to make a list of items, with variations, but I need it to not show a variation that is not available.

    for example, if I a shirt, available in 3 sizes, but only the large shirt comes in blue. How to I configure WP ecommerce to not show blue as an option for anything but the large shirt?

    I could be wrong, but I dont think WP e-Commerce has this ability, or does it?

  7. DotcomdeZign
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @ vehicross

    One way to limit the purchase of an our of stock item is by clicking on the "I Have Limited Stock For This Product" checkbox, to reveal the Stock Quantity field(s).

    At this point you can enter the quantity of the limited items to zero, etc. Although the item will still appear on the catalog page.

    If better variation control is needed I suggest using WooCommerce instead.

    Also there is a plugin called something like WP e-Commerce Smart Manager, which allows each product its own SKU number, which is useful. But still may not allow better control over product variations.

  8. sabretrack
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is it too much to ask for an update with better variation control? Many people purchase expensive themes that are only compatible with this plugin and later find out it can't handle basic necessities that would/should normally be taken for granted.

  9. vehicros
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sometimes I wonder if these plugins were created based on the coders needs.

    But I agree with you time and time again, such minor improvements would make either WP-e-Commerce, or WooCommerce really nice.

  10. Justin Sainton
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is it too much to ask for an update with better variation control?

    To be fair, this is in the eye of the beholder. WPeC is a free plugin - patches are welcome. Instinct (the company behind the plugin, which I am not employed by) has put literally hundreds of thousands of dollars into creating and updating this free plugin.

    That said - we're aware variations can be done better. No one is more aware of that than we are. We have a ticket devoted to the ongoing process that it will be to create a better user experience around variations.

    http://code.google.com/p/wp-e-commerce/issues/detail?id=956

    We are happy to take comments there.

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