Build a better WP e-Commerce user registration experience

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in Blog, E-Commerce, Wordpress, WP e-Commerce | 6 Comments

The problem If you want users to be able to register on your site in WP e-Commerce you need to set Settings/Store/Checkout tab “Users must register before checking out:” to YES. This has some drawbacks. You are forcing your users to register. I know I personally do not like that and often just leave the […]

WP e-Commerce my site is slow, it’s your host folks!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2012 in Blog, E-Commerce, Hosting, Wordpress, WP e-Commerce | No Comments

My site is really slow what can I do? I spend a lot of time talking to people who complain that their WP e-Commerce site is running awfully slow. They use plugins like WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache. These are good plugins. People minify files. They use caching services like Cloudflare which is […]

Add a Pinterest button to the WP e-Commerce Facebook & Twitter buttons, no plugins.

I was asked “Is there a way to have a Pinterest button in the same location as the built in Facebook and Twitter buttons that come with WP e-Commerce. I can use a plugin but I want it to sit with the other buttons and match the existing ones” The question was in relation to […]

WP e-Commerce, when the ‘Same as Billing’ checkbox will not display on the checkout page!

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Blog, E-Commerce, WP e-Commerce | One Comment

Strange little problem that drove me mad When you go to the WP e-Commerce Settings/Store/Checkout Tab at the top under miscellaneous Yes No radio buttons for “Enable Shipping Same as Billing Option:” Today I had a user ask me why when this was set to Yes the “Same as Billing: checkbox was not displayed above […]

Storefront Elegance Theme, add navigation to the slider

I was asked if it was possible to add some some Navigation to the Slider It is possible to add Arrows fro Previous ans Next and Bullets for navigating to slides directly. It would be possible to add thumbnail navigation I believe but that becomes quite complicated as you need to change a bunch of […]

WP e-Commerce, how to process $0.00 sales and 100% coupons which PayPal will not accept

The Problem I had a question recently about why a coupon was not being processed at the PayPal end. It turns out that PayPal will not process a $0.00 sale. If you have an item for $10.00 and a discount coupon for $10.00 the coupon is processed on the WP e-Commerce checkout page showing a […]

Storefront Elegance theme, add out of stock notice to grid view

Update: This post was updated August 31 2012 to fix an error in the code. Error was echo e_(‘Out of stock’ Correction echo _e(‘Out of stock’ Question: Is there a way to keep the product in category view but with text ‘sold’ instead of the price? With WP e-Commerce you have two options for out […]

WP e-Commerce add the Variation price to the Variation selector

The question “Is there was a way to display the price of each variation next to it in the drop down menu, that would be great?” I actually thought this would be quite difficult and involve hacking on the core plugin files. I hunted around in the plugin files without any luck. Then I took […]

You can be your own worst enemy, run your WordPress e-commerce site safely

Take a few steps to protect your site from yourself. This is not all about evil hackers, this is about evil you! Backup Set up a good automatic backup system. Don’t just rely on your host to do it. Even if they do you are at the mercy of their response time. Be self sufficient. […]

Smart Manager, an essential plugin for anyone with a large WP e-Commerce store

Posted by on Dec 27, 2011 in Blog, E-Commerce, WP e-Commerce | No Comments

Smart Manager by Store Apps If you are using WP e-Commerce and you have a lot of products you really must spend $100 on Smart Manager. It is awesome. Basically instead of the one by one backend product editing that you have in WP e-Commerce you can see all of your products in spreadsheet form […]