Content Blocks Plugin

One of things I like the most about Blox Theme by ThemeZilla is the Portfolio functionality. The only thing that I didn’t like about the Blox Theme was that this most desirable of features was trapped in Blox with no clear way out! So that being the case and seeming we needed the functionality on our own upcoming new website we decided that it might just make sense to extrapolate the functionality and make it into a standalone Plugin so that all fellow Portfolio fans might benefit. And now, I now give it to you. > Download Content...

New Amazon S3 Plugin ready for Alpha Testing

Hi Cameron here with my second Plugin. A reworking of our Amazon S3 Plugin. For those who don’t know Amazon provides a service called Simple Storage Service, or S3, which is a great service for hosting and storing your files online. This Plugin allows downloadable products that you have for sale on your WP e-Commerce site to be hosted within S3. This provides an alternative to hosting your digital products on your own server. Storing your files this way can be a great solution under a number of circumstances, mostly commonly; If your hosting plan only includes a limited amount of space and bandwidth. In which case you need this Plugin. If you are selling large files and your host does not handle downloading large files well – if your customers are finding that their downloads stop halfway then it’s probably a server time out. In which case you need this Plugin. Your servers download speed is slow and you want your costumers to download your products lightning fast. In which case you probably need this Plugin. Here’s some background. Initially Dan wanted me to take our old Amazon S3 Plugin and get it to work with our new multifile digital downloads Plugin. After playing with it over a couple of days I was still confused about how the damn thing was supposed to work – the user interface was doing my head in. So it was decided that this time round we focus on making some user interface improvements. For those who are familiar with the old Amazon S3 Plugin here is what I changed. New and improved...

New Plugin, digital downloader is now available of alpha testing

Hi Guys. I’m Cameron, one of the new guys working at HQ with Dan and co – some of you might already know me from my work in the Support Forums. One of my first Plugin projects here was to work on a new Plugin that was initially designed to help musicians sell their individual tracks in a way that in more appealing to people buying music – that said this Plugin makes downloading any file much easier regardless of the file type. I’m pleased to introduce to you one of our new Plugins, the  WP e-Commerce Download Manager. After two years of planning, plenty of talk and numerous different developers, we are now ready to release tease you with the WP e-Commerce Download Manager which is ready for community testing. Essentially the Downloader Plugin Version 1 is a Widget that makes it possible for customers to download multiple digital files at once with just a couple of clicks.  We believe this will be a much welcome Plugin that will provide an  easier and more user-friendly option for costumer’s to download digital files purchased from a WP e-Commerce site. Current Features Provides a simple and convenient way for your customers to download files Ships with a variety of themes that can be implemented in the dashboard (just two at the moment, more with the public release, the themes will complement the MP3 jPlayer themes) Themes can be customised or new themes added for complete control of the look and feel of the widget Zips all the files into one neat package ready for the user to save them to their hard...

3.8 RC 1 Ready for Testing

So here we are, Friday afternoon, 14months after the first changes were made for 3.8, 2 weeks since the last 3.8 beta 3, a ton of bug fixes later and I think we can say 3.8 is finally Release Candidate ready! What does this mean? Well, we still do not recommend you run this on a live website. we do however recommend you try this out on your test and staging sites,,, Some of the more important changes: Fix Category Titles Fix shipping same as billing – (almost #blamevales) More localization fixes New Filters for breadcrumbs Removed a ton of css so that the default template inherits more WordPress Themes css Fix descriptions so you can use the more button in tinyMCE Some permalinks fixes Media gallery Image fixes – (#praisesvales) Tax fixes Paypal Standard tax / shipping fixes There are a ton of other fixes in there, and we look forward to getting this Plugin out the door, what does this mean for us here at Instinct HQ? Well, we have been on a feature freeze for the last few weeks, but we have been busy doing a lot of bug fixes.. too busy infact to do any upgrade tests,, so next week while we will still be reviewing the 3.8 Beta Forum Thread we will be concentrating a lot of our resources on upgrading different versions of WP e-Commerce 3.7 to 3.8. It won’t be long now till 3.8 is release as a stable version but before you ask WHEN let me say it all depends on what we find in the next few weeks, we have...

Members Access Plugin – Beta2

Many of your tried the new and amazing Members Access Plugin Beta 1, well now we would like to announce another beta release for you to try. First off this is a completely new Plugin to the old members module currently on GetShopped so don’t be confused by the two – this Plugin is like members – extreme! So what has changed since the first Beta?! Better control over your users and subscriptions Use the menus and tables to easily manage and maintain your users subscriptions, you can edit, delete and update subscritipions without your members needed to re-purchase. The important functionality makes it easy to apply bulk options to your wordpress users quickly and easily. Compatible with WP e-Commerce 3.8 This Plugin now works with WP e-Commerce 3.8. With the new custom post types in 3.8 we are working on using this plugin to not only restrict posts and pages but individual products as well – This is great if you want to create whole sale accounts or restrict certain products. New Widget Thanks to the team at light speed we have incorporated a new widget into our plugin – This widget lets your uses see their subscriptions and any post or pages that the capability is associated with. Custom Message Add a custom message to the “sorry you must login page” for each subscription type – this can include links images whatever you like to help sell your subscription! Less Bugs Thanks to all your feedback and testing all bugs have been squashed and we are nearly ready to launch – please if you notice anything or have any...

Advanced Shipping – a USPS Fix

Hello everyone, Firstly allow me to apologize for the lack of communication in respect to the USPS API changes. I know it must seem like such an amazingly simple thing to fix, but it was not. There were a few fixes by some community members on the forums but they were not robust enough to be implemented into core for an update. I would like to thank @petminky for his contributions and helping forum members facing USPS problems. One of our local Shipping Guru’s @ecsquest, has been working on an Advanced Shipping Plugin for WP e-Commerce which will be integrated into 3.8 / 3.9 depending on time constraints. Part of that project involved providing a better USPS integration. This doesn’t mean he’s tweaked USPS, oh no, he’s re-written the entire thing! He has been working hard on this for the last month or so, and has been pulling a few all nighters to get this out as quickly as possible. So on behalf of the entire WP e-Commerce community I would like to thank Greg Gullet aka @ecsquest for his dedication and perseverance! With that out of the way I would like to introduce… Advanced Shipping Plugin v 0.3.0 – Beta 1 Important things to note: For USPS you must now have dimensions set on all products if you are going to use international shipping. The new USPS API requires this and with the implementation of ASH (Advanced Shipping) this is now possible and necessary. Also, you can now take advantage of this system for US Domestic rating by choice, and another change is in how the user information is stored. With...

TikiPress – Reloaded

Well its good to see some of you EventPress / BuddyPress fans have tried the new TikiPress Plugin. We’re pleased to announce that further development has now been implemented – its even better than before!! Updated features include The ability to send group emails to all your event attendees A built in help page – making it easier to set up and use! Cool statistics graph – visually see your sales at a glance Further Development to improve UI and user experience Get your updated TikiPress files from WP extend now! If you have already downloaded to original version then you definitely want to Upgrade Now! Kudus to Michelle, Jeff, Jane, John and all the other peeps that have helped us make TikiPress an awesome addition to the WordPress eco...

Fixed rate shipping module now available

Local and small business usually needs special shipping options, therefore we created fixed rate shipping module, where you can create as many shipping options as you need. For example you can allow people to choose between different shipping methods. Or you can add different locations, for example if your business is located in Manhattan you may offer free shipping in Manhattan, but charge a little fee for the delivery in the rest of New York. Or if your business is in Italy you may want to charge extra for delivery to islands like Sicily and Sardinia. You can download this plugin from WordPress plugins directory: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-e-commerce-fixed-rate-shipping/ Few...

TikiPress – EventPress Ticketing, Try it today!

The EventPress + WP e-Commerce + BuddyPress Ménage à trois is ready for thine eyes! Back in late 2009, and under instruction from our friend Jane Wells from Automattic the Instinct team set off to make a small Ticketing Plugin for WordCamp New York, we called this TikiPress. Unfortunately due to the time restraints that were put in place (out of our control) we had to rush it out the door – sadly this meant that we had to write some nasty hacks to get the job done on time – therefore V1 wasn’t solid like a rock. But now things have changed. TikiPress is a whole new beast. A year on we have pretty much entirely re-written this Plugin. Our friend Paul Gibbs, a core BuddyPress contributor, helped us rewrite the core of our Plugin, added the ability to email tickets to attendees and added BuddyPress profile integration. At this point we took over and we’ve added Ticket / Badge creation, Event Statistics and much more. TikiPress Feature Overview TikiPress is by far the most advanced Ticketing Plugin available for WordPress. Not only does it integrate with EventPress and BuddyPress but it comes with all the features that come with WP e-Commerce Plugin specifically designed to help you sell online. So whether you want to sell different types of tickets (Early Bird vs Late Comer), whether you want to accept donations, whether you want to sell sponsorhip packages, and whether you want to sell Event Merchandise TikiPress is for you. Here are just some of the features you’ll be able to benefit from: Collect payments for your event Set attendance limits / Ticket stock...

Get me my 2.7 Gold Cart dangit!

Hello everyone, So after a speedy release of WP e-Commerce 3.7.7 and Gold Cart 2.7 the Getshopped download code spat out the wrong files for a few unlucky Gold Cart users. I’ve gone through and made an amendment on the download code and things seem to be working properly again. Yay! So if you were having trouble downloading the new release please try again. Sorry for the inconvenience. Getshopped will be updating their site to 3.8 in the coming month which will be awesome news! Best...