So I know quite a few people have been asking us for some new features and bug fixes. I am pleased to tell you that our ‘most major’ release since we launched is finally here. What does it include?
- We fixed a horrendous bug that meant one could to update the number of items in the cart on the checkout page. This was a killer bug but we crushed it. Thanks peura.
- There other bug fixes are very minor and relate to the emails sent out by DukaPress – we changed it so that the email does not say it is from DukaPress but from the shop that Dukapress is installed on.
This is the good part and it excites us to no end!
- Of course the major new feature is the new custom DukaPress GUI. This means that when you are creating a new product, you do not need to mess with custom fields – there is now a friendly and accessible GUI for putting in the product details! How cool is that?
- The other huge feature is that now DukaPress supports WordPress 3.0 custom post types. What does this mean? This means that instead of creating a new product by making a WordPress post, you can just use the new “Product” post type. We believe this makes DukaPress better, easier and more intuitive.
These new features meant that we had to change the way DukaPress works a little. Specifically, we changed how the shortcode [dpsc_grid_display] works. We added a variable for you to indicate which post type the DukaPress grid should display.
What does this mean? The addition of the new “products” post type makes it necessary to specify which post type the grid should ‘pull’ products from. This is because it can only display products from one post type at a time.
If you want to display the Grid and you are using normal WordPress posts as your products, then you do not need to change the way you use the shortcode.
However, if you want to use the new “products” post type and want to display the Grid, then you need to configure the shortcode to look like this:
[dpsc_grid_display category=”5” total=”12″ column=”3″ per_page=”10″ type=”duka”]
Note the variable ‘type=duka‘. This tells DukaPress to show products from the “products” post type.
What do you think of DukaPress 1.2.0?