Walk the Web

Description

HTTP3D Inc., Walk the Web

About this plugin

Extend your online store into the realm where over 700 million people play online games!

WalkTheWeb 3D Store plugin creates a 3D Store for 3D Browsing in about 5 minutes. Works like a 3D Game and integrates your products from WooCommerce.

Think of a 3D Store as a 3D Graphical extension of your current online store – traditional website. A 3D Store shows your online store products, short descriptions, prices, and categories with links that open your online store product pages and shopping cart. We do not do any transactions for your online store or shopping cart, only redirect users to your online store; in a new browser tab or iframe based on permissions and settings you choose.

The maintenance of your products, categories, images, shopping cart, and checkout process all stays in WooCommerce. We are not trying to reinvent the wheel! You have a store, we can help you reach more customers!

Your 3D Store is designed to be placed into many 3D Communities consisting of games, entertainment, amusement rides, animations, houses, businesses, and other 3D Stores. You maintain your 3D Store Building in one place and your 3D Store can be added to many 3D Communities. Read more at walktheweb.com.

Walk the Web Service is FREE

Walk the Web is a Software as a Service – SaaS – for the purpose of creating, publishing, and hosting 3D Browsing Websites.

3D Websites are FREE to have, use, edit, and operate.

You can create as many 3D Buildings, 3D Communities, and 3D Things as you like for free. Use this plugin for the wizard and basic settings or go directly to the HTTP3D Editor – Walk the Web 3D CMS website Administration for full access to custimize your 3D Websites.

Free for you and free for your visitors!

3D Community https://3d.walktheweb.com/PUBLISHNAME and

3D Building https://3d.walktheweb.com/building/PUBLISHNAME

are always free and established when you create your 3D Website.

PUBLISHNAMEs are on a first come first serve basis; with exception that we may revoke an official name if someone proves legal legitimacy to do so. Example: US Trademarks or copyrights. We do not allow vulgar or adult-only names or products. At this time all 3D Stores need to be appropriate for all ages; we do not cater to adult – 18 and above only – 3D Stores.

Optional Premium Upgrades and Services

Optional Premium Upgrades and Services are paid additions and services. They are not required at any time.

HTTP3D Inc. – Walk the Web offers:

  • Custom 3D Website design services
  • Use your Custom domain name for your 3D Website, like http://3d.YOURDOMAINNAME.com
  • Secure SSL Certs for your custom domain names, like https://3d.YOURDOMAINNAME.com
  • Service and Support Plans.

These are all optional paid services and upgrades.

Note that adding a Custom Domain Name like http://3d.YourDomainName.com works in addition to your original https://3d.walktheweb.com/PUBLISHNAME. You can have more than one Custom Domain Name displaying the same 3D Community.

All 3D Websites for 3D Browsing start with HTTP://3D or HTTPS://3D

These are U.S. Service Trademarks of HTTP3D Inc – Walk the Web that signify and help identify that you will see a 3D Browsing website based on a web address (URL).

Screenshots

  • Welcome tab with Click Create a 3D Store!
  • Welcome tab also shows functionality of the product displays.
  • Create 3D Store Wizard Step 1 - Select a 3D Store Building Template
  • Create 3D Store Wizard Step 2 - Select a 3D Community scene Template
  • Create 3D Store Wizard Step 3 - Set your 3D Store Name and 3D Website URL
  • Create 3D Store Wizard Step 4A - Create or Login with your WalkTheWeb.com login.
  • Create 3D Store Wizard Step 4B - Set the WooCommerce API consumer key and secret.
  • Create 3D Store Wizard Step 5 - Click Create It!
  • Wizard is complete, Your 3D Store is Ready for 3D Browsing!
  • 3D Store Settings allow you to change settings and set your Google Analytics ID.
  • 3D Store Settings also lets you update or revoke your WooCommerce API consumer key and secret.
  • We offer Premium Upgrades and Services at a cost, like using your own domain name and support contracts.
  • The Help tab includes contact information and many support knowledgebase articles.
  • 3D Store Template samples ready for 3D Browsing, as shown from an outside view.
  • 3D Store Product Displays arranged on a table.
  • 3D Product Displays can be placed in any arrangement, well beyond flat traditional web pages.
  • Click View Shopping Cart while 3D Browsing to open your WooCommerce Shopping Cart.
  • Hover over a 3D Product image and it will show the product short description. Hover over the price and it says Read More to open your Product webpage on your WordPress Website.

Installation

Minimum Requirements for Plugin

  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater (PHP 5.6 or greater is recommended)
  • WalkTheWeb requires WordPress version 4.7+
  • WalkTheWeb requires WooCommerce 3.3.0+. This solely relies on the WooCommerce API, so it is easily tested and confirmed. If you see products and the links work, it is good to go!
  • Your WordPress website needs to be running secure – https – have an SSL Cert. The SSL Cert can be terminated at a load balancer. This is used to make secure calls from the 3D Store to retrieve – read only – product information, product lists, product images, category lists, and products by category from WooCommerce. Without it, you can create your 3D Store at walktheweb.com directly, but your products will not show until it is set. We believe this is best practice for 3D Stores, online stores, and working with Application Programming Interface – API – calls to WooCommerce.
  • WalkTheWeb plugin requires Internet Access – used to connect to the https://3d.walktheweb.com and https://www.walktheweb.com websites where your 3D Website is created and hosted.
  • JavaScript must be turned ON or Enabled in your browser. The Walk the Web® plugin uses JavaScript to show and hide various sections of the plugin settings page based on the tabs menu item selected. JavaScript also uses JSON calls to retrieve templates, synchronize with walktheweb.com, and save your settings.
  • Allow Popups may be required for some of the test buttons. They open the test pages in additional browser Tabs.

You may also want to see 3D Browsing requirements to visit your 3D Store.

Minimal Requirements for 3D Browsing

  • HTML 5 Compatible Browser.
  • JavaScript must be turned ON or Enabled in your browser.
  • Accepts Mouse, Keyboard, or Touch for 3D Browsing movement (Pan and Walk the view).
  • Internet Access, it is Internet browsing!

Minimal Requirements for HTTP3D Editor – Walk the Web 3D CMS

  • All of the 3D Browsing Requirements above.
  • 3D Website Administration requires a computer with mouse – it is not fully enabled for mobile devices.

Installation

Automatic installation is accomplised in the web browser. To start, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type walktheweb and click Search Plugins. Just click Install Now. When completed, click Activate!

The manual installation method is described by WordPress. Download the WalkTheWeb plugin to begin.

After the WalkTheWeb plugin is active, navigate to Walk the Web 3D Store in your administration menu.

Step-by-step instructions with screenshots

Getting Started

Welcome Tab is to show you about 3D Browsing and 3D Stores. It is the entry point to get started.

Click the Create a 3D Store button to begin!

The Wizard Steps take you through 5 steps to creating a 3D Store Website:

  1. Select a 3D Building from our list of 3D Store Templates.
  2. Select a 3D Community (3D Scene and landscape) from our list of 3D Community Templates.
  3. Set your 3D Store Name and URL – https://3d.walktheweb.com/YourBusinessName.
  4. Set the permissions: Walk the Web® User Account and WooCommerce API Key; easy with the wizard.
  5. Click Create it!

It takes about 5 Minutes and your 3D Website is up and running!

3D Templates

WalkTheWeb has 3 types of templates:

  • 3D Buildings, which 3D Stores are a small number of select 3D Buildings from the many Shared 3D Building Templates.
  • 3D Communities, which for 3D Stores are a small number of select 3D Communities from the many Shared 3D Community Templates.
  • 3D Things, which includes tables, chairs, trees, bushes, fountains, Cash Registers, and many other 3D Thing Templates. Only available on the Administration Website.

Many more Shared Templates are available directly on the Walk the Web 3D CMS Administration Website

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Minimum Requirements for Plugin

  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater (PHP 5.6 or greater is recommended)
  • WalkTheWeb requires WordPress version 4.7+
  • WalkTheWeb requires WooCommerce 3.3.0+. This solely relies on the WooCommerce API, so it is easily tested and confirmed. If you see products and the links work, it is good to go!
  • Your WordPress website needs to be running secure – https – have an SSL Cert. The SSL Cert can be terminated at a load balancer. This is used to make secure calls from the 3D Store to retrieve – read only – product information, product lists, product images, category lists, and products by category from WooCommerce. Without it, you can create your 3D Store at walktheweb.com directly, but your products will not show until it is set. We believe this is best practice for 3D Stores, online stores, and working with Application Programming Interface – API – calls to WooCommerce.
  • WalkTheWeb plugin requires Internet Access – used to connect to the https://3d.walktheweb.com and https://www.walktheweb.com websites where your 3D Website is created and hosted.
  • JavaScript must be turned ON or Enabled in your browser. The Walk the Web® plugin uses JavaScript to show and hide various sections of the plugin settings page based on the tabs menu item selected. JavaScript also uses JSON calls to retrieve templates, synchronize with walktheweb.com, and save your settings.
  • Allow Popups may be required for some of the test buttons. They open the test pages in additional browser Tabs.

You may also want to see 3D Browsing requirements to visit your 3D Store.

Minimal Requirements for 3D Browsing

  • HTML 5 Compatible Browser.
  • JavaScript must be turned ON or Enabled in your browser.
  • Accepts Mouse, Keyboard, or Touch for 3D Browsing movement (Pan and Walk the view).
  • Internet Access, it is Internet browsing!

Minimal Requirements for HTTP3D Editor – Walk the Web 3D CMS

  • All of the 3D Browsing Requirements above.
  • 3D Website Administration requires a computer with mouse – it is not fully enabled for mobile devices.

Installation

Automatic installation is accomplised in the web browser. To start, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type walktheweb and click Search Plugins. Just click Install Now. When completed, click Activate!

The manual installation method is described by WordPress. Download the WalkTheWeb plugin to begin.

After the WalkTheWeb plugin is active, navigate to Walk the Web 3D Store in your administration menu.

Step-by-step instructions with screenshots

Getting Started

Welcome Tab is to show you about 3D Browsing and 3D Stores. It is the entry point to get started.

Click the Create a 3D Store button to begin!

The Wizard Steps take you through 5 steps to creating a 3D Store Website:

  1. Select a 3D Building from our list of 3D Store Templates.
  2. Select a 3D Community (3D Scene and landscape) from our list of 3D Community Templates.
  3. Set your 3D Store Name and URL – https://3d.walktheweb.com/YourBusinessName.
  4. Set the permissions: Walk the Web® User Account and WooCommerce API Key; easy with the wizard.
  5. Click Create it!

It takes about 5 Minutes and your 3D Website is up and running!

3D Templates

WalkTheWeb has 3 types of templates:

  • 3D Buildings, which 3D Stores are a small number of select 3D Buildings from the many Shared 3D Building Templates.
  • 3D Communities, which for 3D Stores are a small number of select 3D Communities from the many Shared 3D Community Templates.
  • 3D Things, which includes tables, chairs, trees, bushes, fountains, Cash Registers, and many other 3D Thing Templates. Only available on the Administration Website.

Many more Shared Templates are available directly on the Walk the Web 3D CMS Administration Website

What is 3D Browsing, Walk the Web, and HTTP3D?

Invented by Dr. Aaron Dishno in 2012, the patented – serial number 14/499,668 – concept of 3D Browsing is like combining a first-person video game with browsing the Internet. This concept includes three main elements:

  1. 3D Buildings or structures are websites.
  2. Pan and Walk first person movement in, out, and between the 3D Building Websites.
  3. Ability to Connect multiple 3D Building Websites to create 3D Community Websites or cities.

Furthermore, the concept continues with the ability to host 3D Building and 3D Community websites anywhere on the Internet, connect multiple 3D Buildings into 3D Communities, and our patented concept to load 3D Objects as you Walk near and unload 3D Objects as you Walk away. This is a core attribute of 3D Browsing.

Walk the Web is our implementation of 3D Browsing.

HTTP3D is our name for the core technical framework that makes it possible: HTTP3D Inc.

Read More

Can I change the 3D Building Design

Customizing your 3D Buildings and 3D Communities can be done at 3d.walktheweb.com.

Using your Walk the Web Login, you can go to https://3d.walktheweb.com, Login, and select My 3D Websites Admin from the Menu.

You can now open your 3D Buildings, 3D Communities, and customize the Designs.

Here are some step-by-step tutorials with videos to help

How do I change the number, size, color, or position of Product Displays in my 3D Store?

Using the Walk the Web 3D CMS website, you can edit the product displays by right clicking on the 3D Object as you view your 3D Website.

A box with settings will appear. As you change the values, you will see the updated version in your browser.

Here are some step-by-step tutorials with videos to help

Tell me more about the Wizard Steps?

Step 1 – The list of 3D Buildings – 3D Stores – is dynamically retrieved from the https://www.walktheweb.com website. This allows us to expand the offered 3D Store templates.

Step 2 – The list of 3D Communities – 3D Scenes – is dynamically retrieved from the https://www.walktheweb.com website. This allows us to expand the offered 3D Scene templates.

Step 3 – Your 3D Store name is populated using your Blog Name by default. You can name each 3D Store you create differently. The free URL naming all starts with https://3d.walktheweb.com/ and appends your chosen Publish Name. The Publish Name uses letters a-z, numbers 0-9, dash, underscore, and periods. You cannot start a name with dash, underscore, or period or use more than one without being followed by a letter or number. You can 3D Browse your 3D Community as https://3d.walktheweb.com/PUBLISHNAME and your 3D Building separately as https://3d.walktheweb.com/building/PUBLISHNAME

Step 4The First Part, Walk the Web Permissions, is so that this plugin can create 3D Websites, list your 3D Websites, and read/write settings for your 3D Websites. 3D Websites are hosted at https://3d.walktheweb.com and the login will synchronize the settings and changes. If you log off of Walk the Web, this plugin will not see your websites but they will still be active on https://walktheweb.com. Although you can create 3D Websites and update 3D Website settings in this plugin, you can do the same as well as customize your 3D Building Store and 3D Community Scene directly in the admin on the Walk the Web website.

Here are some step-by-step tutorials with videos to help

The Second Part, WooCommerce API Permissions allow your 3D Store to retrieve WooCommerce Products, Categories, and Product Images. This tab only sets the permissions for the 3D Store being created. These settings are saved to make it easy to create another 3D Store. Use the “My 3D Websites” tab and edit each 3D Store to change or remove the WooCommerce Permissions.

Step 5 – When you click “Create It!”, the plugin will securely send your WooCommerce keys and 3D Store settings to the www.walktheweb.com website to create your 3D Website.

Some Plugin Tabs are not showing?

To simplify the view and relevant options, some tabs are hidden. For example, Wizard tabs only display during the 5 step Create a 3D Store wizard; My 3D Websites and Premium Upgrades only display after you have created at least one 3D Store.

Wizard tabs

During the Wizard steps, you will see additional tabs for 3D Building Store, 3D Community, and 3D Website Settings. These tabs make it easy to go back to previous steps and make changes if necessary.

My 3D Websites tab

The My 3D Websites tab will appear after you have completed adding at least one 3D Store Website.

After your first 3D Store Website is created, you can click the My 3D Websites tab to view a list of your 3D Websites with View, Edit, and Settings button links. This list is retrieved from walktheweb.com.

If you log out of Walk the Web, the My 3D Websites tab will not show but your 3D Websites will still be active directly on https://3d.walktheweb.com. Log back in on the Permissions tab to view your 3D Websites.

Premium Upgrades tab

The Premium Upgrades tab will appear after you have completed adding at least one 3D Store Website.

The Premium Upgrades tab is designed to let you know some of the things HTTP3D Inc. – Walk the Web can do for you like custom design services, custom domain names, SSL Certs for your custom domain names, and Service Plans.

These are all optional paid services and upgrades.

Note that adding a Custom Domain Name like http://3d.YourDomainName.com works in addition to your original https://3d.walktheweb.com/PUBLISHNAME. You can have more than one Custom Domain Name displaying the same 3D Community.

All 3D Websites for 3D Browsing start with HTTP://3D or HTTPS://3D

These are U.S. Service Trademarks of HTTP3D Inc – Walk the Web that signify and help identify that you will see a 3D Browsing website based on a web address (URL).

Help tab

The lower 2 sections of the Help tab are from walktheweb.com.

This makes it easy for us to publish new Help articles without a plugin update each time; intended to give you the best experience and support possible.

Internationalization (i18n)?

We have added the i18n – 18 characters between i and n – functions to the general text to support the basics for i18n. We are using the default WordPress i18n.

Future upgrades will most likely address particular instances of translation.

Contact Us and Support

We take pride in supporting all of our users with the best service possible.

Have any questions for us?
If you have any questions about our products or services, please feel free to contact us.

Corporate Office:
1050 Rosecrans St. Ste. L
San Diego, CA 92106

Email: PluginSupport@walktheweb.com

Although we do prioritize our Premium support clients, your request and concerns will be addressed.

Thank you for using Walk the Web 3D Browsing!

Check out our knowledgebase and help articles.

Contributors & Developers

“Walk the Web” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “Walk the Web” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.0.0

1.0.1

  • Added HTTP Header support directly into plugin to allow the shopping cart to be placed in an iframe on your 3D Websites. There is no longer a need for an additional outside plugin to do this functionality.
  • Security was improved for connecting with the walktheweb.com API.

1.0.2

  • Fixed bug in new WalkTheWeb user registration.

1.0.3

  • Fixed bug in new WalkTheWeb class function reference.