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  1. Gabe462
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm testing wp-e-commerce as a potential solution for a client.

    I can't find a way to set the displayed order of product categories in the sidebar. Certainly this is possible, but nothing's becoming apparent to me.

    Also, I can't get the "drag to a new position" function to work at all so I can't even sort my products.

    This would make the software unusable to me if I can't find these solutions. What is the simple solution I'm overlooking?

    Gabe462

  2. charlls
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The solution is WP-Ecommerce is simply not an effective solution for an online store, unless you're a programmer willing to work out these bugs yourself. It's come quite a long way - but it simply isn't there yet.

  3. Gabe462
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I figured out that It was simply my error in not filtering a category before attempting to sort. I'll call it a turkey that there's no mention of needing to filter products first.

    charlls: I've read about bugs and poor customer service, but I've also read that many developers are having great experiences with this plugin. Do you have a personal experience to add?

  4. Mark Waterous
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Gabe: Personal experience to date for myself (who wanted to use it for a a client as well as a WPMU startup) is poor at best. The support offered from their site is practically non-existent at best, and even after beating it practically into submission the paypal gateway only works 40% of the time. After trying most every possible combination of this software (their 'stable' release with 2.7.1 and 2.8, and their beta release with the two most recent copies of wordpress) this is definitely not something I would offer a paying client.

    I'm fairly new to WordPress but I've been on the web since Netscape 2.0 and developing applications for it since PHP 3, so I'm pretty sure I'm not having all these issues out of my own incompetence. But who knows... :)

    It's got promise, but I think some more developers need to be added to the team to make it a reality.

  5. Dan Milward
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @charlls & @delayedinsanity Oh please!

    Yeah real programmer hard stuff:
    http://wordpress.tv/2009/06/08/create-an-ecommerce-website-with-wordpress-in-under-5-minutes/

    Check out our latest blog posts to see how much effort we've been making recently. Sure we don't spend much time in the forums but our statement is that they are free forums for people in the community to help each other out. We're more active in our blog and we also offer paid support to non tin kickers ;)

    The past 6 months of our lives have been spent pretty much optimizing and gearing up WP e-Commerce 3.7 which is the best WordPress e-Commerce solution out!!! I'm not sure if the @charlls has ever dedicated anything quite like that to any cause ever so please take it with a grain of salt.

    Rest assured WP e-Commerce Plugin is trucking :)

    http://www.instinct.co.nz/in-between-beta-3-and-beta-4/
    http://www.instinct.co.nz/product-edit/
    http://www.instinct.co.nz/wp-e-commerce-3-7-beta-3/
    http://www.instinct.co.nz/in-between-beta-2-and-beta-3/

  6. Dan Milward
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @Gabe462 go hard with WP e-Commerce mate. Here is my favourite looking WP e-Commerce site and it wasnt made by programmers either:

    - http://www.icondock.com

  7. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have set up e-commerce numerous times for clients. This has been a great solution to what used to be a real pain in the butt. For store software this is about as easy as it gets. It works well across all environments I've installed to and once the client gets the site they love it's ease of use. Also, I have never had a problem with connecting to paypal.
    So I will say thanks to you guys that developed this great plugin.
    BTW, I am absolutely not affiliated with this plugin in any form.

  8. Mark Waterous
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Is mocking those who have problems with your plugin really the best way to promote it? Who knows what charlls has dedicated to? Also, I wasn't saying it takes a programmer to set it up, I was merely stating what I did to say that my problems aren't because I don't know how to find the plugins directory.

    I've seen it in action, so I know somebodies gotten it to work. I had high hopes for it too, because it looks like a good option, but sadly the only option. However I have not had it work without problems in any environment I've set it up in, so I'm giving my honest opinion. I've often seen in your forums that Shayne feels the best solution to almost every problem posted is to upgrade either wp ecommerce to a beta copy, or upgrade WordPress to a beta copy.

    From google: BETA - second in order of importance; "the candidate, considered a beta male, was perceived to be unable to lead his party to victory"

    Hardly a solution for anybody running a production environment.

  9. Mark Waterous
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Frustration and complete and total stubbornness pay off. I got it to work on my Ubuntu development server, going to run it through the sandbox four more times to make a total of ten runs before I say its 100%, but we'll see. Maybe I'll even change my tune, who knows...

  10. anthonypgordon
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Is mocking those who have problems with your plugin really the best way to promote it?

    But he does it so well...

  11. Dan Milward
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Another nice example of the e-Commerce Plugin for WordPress:
    http://www.weekendgardener.co.nz/index.php/products-page

    I'm not mocking you intentionally. I'm letting you know how it is for us. People have to see where we're coming from (not to mention all the other Plugin developers that also dedicate their money, time and lives to making Plugins). I'm coming from a place where we work on this endlessly and tirelessly so yeah to tell you the truth we'd really like it if you were to change your tune ;)

    Regardless of some old quote (i'm a lover not a fighter) our latest Beta 4 due out tomorrow lunch is our most stable release - that makes it much more stable then many non beta plugins out there and more stable then our 3.6.12 release. So its your call mate.

    @samboll, cheers for that and nice to meet you (you're a rose amongst thorns ;))

    Best,... Dan

  12. stastic
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The support is there...I'm on the forums all day, most days. I do understand that some people have issues, but that can be due to different setups, different servers, different people in the way that they set it up as well.

    It's a great product.

  13. Dan Milward
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Here here!!! Thanks Shayne :D

  14. Mark Waterous
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I realize a lot of work goes into these kinds of projects, especially one as involved as wp e-commerce, and you guys deserve a lot of credit for that, especially when most people who do these kind of things have to manage their day jobs too. To be fair, my first foray was with wp2.8 and wpe3.6.12, and my frustration has stemmed from that particular experience.

    I'll definitely swing by to pick up your latest release, and if all goes well, as I hope it does, I have big plans for wp-e. I'm sure after all this you'll recognize my name next time you see it, and while I'm sure you won't be holding your breath waiting for it, I'll let you know how it goes. ;)

  15. stastic
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Cool...definitely give it another shot.

    The release of WP 2.8 caused some issues, but if you'll go with the latest Development Version of WP ECommerce (found in plugins repository), all issues should be resolved.

    And moving forward, version 3.7 (full release) is going to be HOT!

  16. Mark Waterous
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You mayyyy have gotten yourselves a convert, the new beta looks great guys. I've ran into the same problem I had before though, paypal express running through the sandbox doesn't complete transactions - wp-e thinks it has but paypal doesn't.

    I'd love to show you what I mean, I put up a screenshot here: http://mark.watero.us/noresults.png - though I know this is hardly helpful on its own. So if either of you has the time and wants to try it out for debugging, I'll give you a complete detailed list of my setup and the information for my sandbox test account so you can run through a transaction of your own, and see I'm not just making this up. ;) I'm not asking for free support, you don't have to fix my installation for me, I'll either figure it out or I won't, but if you want to see for your own reasons, the offers on the table. Just drop me a message.

  17. Mark Waterous
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I went to run the sales upgrade fix, even though this was a clean install and not an upgrade, to see if that would fix my problem. It's different from before because now I have a form to actually associate the fields, but when you get to the bottom it would appear you were printing an array for debug and must've left it there by accident, because there's no way to submit the form, the script must be sending a die() after printing the array. :(

  18. dnphipps
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    so...the original question:
    how to you re-order wp e-commerce categories in the sidebar??

  19. Mark Waterous
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    dnphipps: I looked and don't believe there's an easy way. This might be a good idea to post as a feature request in their forums, some kind of system similar to the page ordering of WordPress itself would be a welcome addition.

  20. Dan Milward
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes agreed. Or learn some php ;)

  21. origaudio
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I currently am trying to launch http://www.origaudio.com. We are working behind the scenes in beta (http://origaudio/beta) and are trying to figure out a few issues with the e-commerce WP plug in. (see plugin homepage: http://www.instinct.co.nz/e-commerce/) We would like to make the following modifications:

    Make the entered coupon code show a discount on the checkout page, show in the receipt email and log in the csv file.

    Display all of the entered information for the product order, billing/shipping fields in the Receipt Email & Order Pending Email...and without duplication.

    Remove the extra 'Go to Checkout' link from the cart sidebar widget.

    Make the 'How did you find us' show in the csv file.

    Once this is all working in beta we need to move the site live and make sure the ssl is working and the cart is working with authorize.net.

    This is an ASAP job and if anyone has any interest in doing it please have them email me: jason@fortyfourgroup.com

  22. upcycleexchange
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes, an alphabetically ordered display of the product category list is not ideal.

  23. design4dotcom
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm hoping Gabe462 is still following this post.

    I am also having trouble with sort order for categories. Gabe referred to a filtering process. But then the post got sidetracked (imagine that)

    Gabe462, if you can help me with where I can find the filtering process, I'd really appreciate it.

  24. cwz001
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I found an issue with products displaying in DESC order within categories even though I set the admin to sort by name and the main product page displayed in ASC. I've no idea why it's set to do this but if you want to reverse it see below.

    within wpsc_query.php find


    // Invert this for alphabetical ordering.
    if (get_option('wpsc_sort_by')=='name') {
    if( $order == 'ASC'){
    $order = 'DESC';
    }else{
    $order = 'ASC';
    }

    if you don't want to completely destroy the code just simply replace


    if( $order == 'ASC'){
    $order = 'DESC';

    with:


    if( $order == 'ASC'){
    $order = 'ASC';

    Hope that helps

  25. guruscotty
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've added spaces before the category names to accomplish a specific order. WP E-commerce recognizes, but HTML doesn't recognize standard spaces at the beginning of a line, so the page (in my case) renders the way I want it to.

    YMMV.

  26. guruscotty
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Er, maybe I should have elaborated. Count your number of categories. That's how many spaces you should put before the desired top category. The next gets one less space, etc:

    (seven spaces) Bottoms
    (six spaces) Dresses
    (five spaces) Jewelry
    (four spaces) Accessories
    (three spaces) Gifts
    (two spaces) Shoes
    (one space) Tops
    Hats

    Should display properly on your pages.

  27. dingdangdesign
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm having issues setting up the wp ecommerce gold cart option with authorize.net

    is there anyone out there that could help me troubleshoot credit card decline issues?

  28. kmaz
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    authorize.net here too. It has been more than a year. PLEASE FIX IT!

  29. James Mehorter
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    dingdangdesign and kmaz: can you guys explain the problem your running into in detail? And if you have found a fix yet, thanks!

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