[Plugin: WordPress eCommerce – MarketPress] store url slug/settings issue
Can you help?
I’m struggling with a url settings issue in marketpress lite.
I was excited to find your plugin. I was using wp ecommerce for the ‘demo’ version
of my site and it was working ok at first, but I’m near the end of a complete revamp of my site and when I upgraded wp & wp ecommerce I ran into a number of glitches with their plugin that I couldn’t resolve or work around.
So I found & installed it marketpress & was just figuring out how
to implement everything, close to being up & running again,
when I ran into a issue I haven’t been able to fix or figure out.
I’ve spent hours trying to figure it out on my own
(I’m a relative newbie at this kind of thing ie building things on the net, code, etc)..
The issue started when I tried to play with/change the url slugs in the store presentation setting page. I removed the default slug words and left the slugs blank –
thinkingt I’d try that first – as I preferred not to have the words ‘store’, product’, category’
showing up in the urls (really wanted them to have just the actual name of the category/product).
Once I did that my products would no longer link properly or at all, so I tried the obvious thing – to put the default words (/store, 11product, ///category) back in the slug boxes.
But every time I try to do that & ‘save changes’ they just go back to being empty boxes
and I get a message saying ‘Store base URL conflicts with another page’.
I’ve repeatedly tried de & re-activating the plugin, as well as numerous tries at deleting and re-installing it. It always opens up to the last settings I made
(all of them from what I can see – not just the presentation settings)
– including the blank spaces for url slugs.
It will not re-install to its default settings.
I deleted all the product import pages I made from my wp ecommerce shopping cart products.
I also went in to my host cpanel public_html folders and deleted anything
I could find to do with market press.
I looked everywhere I could find throughout my site folders but I couldn’t find
any other files that looked for sure like they were from this marketpress.
I tried re-intalls of the plugin again after doing all this. Still the same.
Then I had my host re-install a back-up of my site made the day before
(at which point everything was still ok) Still no resolution.
Shopping cart still re-installs and opens up to last settings I made rather than defaults.
I also tried resetting my wp custom url settings a # of times..
So I’m guessing since no matter what I do it reverts to the new settings rather than defaults, marketpress must be storing the new store settings somewhere I can’t find?
There are a bunch of text/x-generic/php files in my cpanel public_html folder that say
they were last updated the same afternoon I installed marketpress.
I thought that might be them – but after opening a least some of them seem to be for/from wordpress itself…
(though I’m not clear why they would have that date/time on them).
Is this the issue? Are the settings in one of these files?
I’m on the verge of doing a ‘nuke & restore’ of my whole site to the version stored the night before all this happened, but obviously this is a bit scary as it was an ‘auto’ back-up & this action has risks.. My host is encouraging me not to do this except as an absolute last resort.
Can someone help? I so hope so!!!
I’m was already a bit behind when I planned/needed for getting my site upgrade done, but this has me on complete hold and falling even more behind..
my site by the way is http://www.tatakwan.com
I have wp ecommerce temporarily turned back on but it is running far from satisfactory..
Speaking of which I’m also wondering if there’s a way to ‘globally’ stop the comments box from showing up on the product pages created when importing my products from wpcommerce? I would never want them to be there/on on a product page anyway,
(personally I wished wpecommerce upgrade hadn’t included changing into a format where each product had a page..
I can certainly live with it though, but going through every singe already existing product & turning comments off will take a whole lot of time..
Despite the issues, I know it must have been a lot of work for you guys to create
this plugin, and obviously there are still glitches to be worked out,
so thank you so much for your work on it , offering a version for free (I for one don’t currently have a budget for any of what I’m building right now) & the support you’ve been offering people on the forums!
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