DukaPress 2.0


DukaPress 2.0 is finally here! After a week or so of intensive testing. we’re pleased to announce the release of the latest and greatest version of DUkaPress!

Without much further ado, grab your copy now!

The New Features
So, are you ready for these?

  1. Tons of bugfixes. We hope we caught them all, or at least the big ones. πŸ™‚
  2. There is a new widget that lets you put DukaPress products in your sidebar, or any widget area on your site. You can put products with/without a thumbnail and/or the add to cart button. More about this here.
  3. The code is fully internationalized and should be easy to translate into your own language. We’ve included the translation files for Swahili (spoken in East Africa) for starters.*
  4. The checkout fields are now verified – meaning that someone wanting to checkout has to actually fill them and provide a valid email address. We hope this reduces spam greatly.
  5. User registration – the plugin automatically creates a new user for your site whenever someone checks out. More about this here.
  6. Customer order logs – there is a new shortcode, [dp_order_log], which creates a customer order log if put on a page or post. Your customers (if registered) can view their past orders on this page. More here.
  7. It is now possible to order the products produced by the grid as either ascending, descending, or randomly. More here
  8. The currency code is now shown on the invoice PDF document generated with each order. The PDF has also been spruced up a bit.
  9. The order log in the admin side is now paginated for easier management of large shops.
  10. The admin-side CSS had a bug that affected some things on the WordPress back end. This has been fixed.

To support DukaPress, we’re also adding the option to buy premium addons. DukaPress will forever be free, do not worry about that. And we will see to it that the free version can very easily support a simple shop without forcing you to purchase upgrades – we promise you that. The addons are just things that would be cool/nice/useful but which are not really needed for a basic shop. We already have two addons ready for you:

  1. Simple SlideShow
  2. Shipping Pro

Again, these premium addons are meant to enable us to support the DukaPress project and keep investing time and resources into making DukaPress the most simple and most powerful WordPress e-commerce platform. We ask you to support us in our endeavor to do this.

Please enjoy DukaPress 2.0 πŸ™‚

* We’re no language experts and our Swahili translation may benefit greatly from the input of a true expert.

32 Responses

  1. EJ says:

    Congratulations on the release of 2.0!

  2. dhul says:

    Great product..

  3. Jan says:

    Hi Guys,

    Great work!!

    I updated from 2 beta to 2 and it worked instandly and al my bugs were fixed.

    One thing: On the invoice pdf, I still get questionmarks before the amounts, like: Total: ?26.99 EUR

    But I can live with that for now.

    Well done and thanks.


  4. aaajiao says:

    a bug about DukaPress Transactions the total amount is not working right.

  5. Sergey says:

    I update plugin to 2 version but they working not correct with image
    Look this http://spectrallight.ru/?page_id=174

  6. aaajiao says:

    and the User registration the username are can’t change so why to set the “xxx”@xx.com
    “xxx” is to the username?

  7. Pedro Silva says:

    Does Dukapress support a vat value for each product? In my country (Portugal, but itΒ΄s the same for almost all of EU countries) we have Vat and reduced vat. Some products are taxed with reduced vat (6%). So in order to use dukapress it would have to show the vat value (%) and calculate the final price (product price+vat). Is this possible with Dukapress.I was kind of hopping to setup a shop before Christmas. πŸ™‚

    • Kelvin says:

      Sorry for the late response. It is currently not possible out-of-the-box but it can be done with a developer’s help. We’ll try think of how to implement it in the future.

  8. Bob says:

    Quick question: DukaPress 2.0, WordPress 3.03; the installation went well, but I don’t see a “Products” tab on the dashboard or the admin sidebar. All I see is the DukaPress sidebar section with “Order Log” and “Settings”. I didn’t receive any errors during the installation.

    Any suggestions?

    • Kelvin says:

      I really do not know what could be causing this. Could you give me admin access? duka[at]dukapress.org

    • Darby says:

      I am having the exact same problem. I am using wordpress 2.9.1 because I could not get the import feature to work at all in 3.0. I have been trying to follow all of the various explanations of how to get up and running, but I can’t get too far without a products tab. I am running the website locally via Xampp.

      This has got me really scratching my head.

      • Kelvin says:

        The “products” tab will only work in WordPress 3.0 or later because that is when custom post types were introduced in WordPress. However, DukaPress would work perfectly well if you chose to use normal blog posts to make your products. (Just make sure to remove type=”duka” in the grid view shortcode)

        • Darby says:

          Thanks Kelvin. That solved my problem. I am running into a couple of new ones. Please forgive me if these are obvious mistakes, I’m really new at this.

          Please note that I am running the website locally using XAMPP. It isn’t live yet.

          1. When the site opens, there is a message displayed on the opening page that says “NOT FOUND Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here”. It then displays a search box.

          I am not sure which page this even is. If I go down through all of my pages, This doesn’t appear, only when the site first comes up. Is this some quirk with a local host? (there is no page_id listed in the url. Could that be the problem?)

          2. This website is for selling fabric and I want to display the amount in stock to the customer. There is a currently_in_stock field with the correct value listed in each of the products. I have included the grid display short code, and the products display correctly with a description, image, price and an “Add to cart” button. However there is no current stock amount listed.

          Am I misunderstanding how this works?

          Since we are selling fabric, I would like the customer to be able to add a quantity into a box to order 9 yards of fabric, rather than having to hit the add to cart button 9 times. Can this be done?

          One more thing. Is there a way to set some of the values in the product options to a default value? Our weights and prices are almost always the same. We also want to turn off commenting on all of the products pages.


          • wham says:

            Hi Darby, it is no problem at all so do not worry about asking questions.

            However some of what you asked seems not to be related to DukaPress – please also try WordPress.org forums – we’re most confident answering DukaPress related support questions. πŸ™‚

            Here are my responses:
            1. I am not sure what could be causing this. DukaPress does not affect the home page in any way.
            2. Currently, DukaPress does not show the amount of items in stock. However this is just a custom field value and it should be easy to edit the code to show it. (http://codex.wordpress.org/Custom_Fields) However, we shall be looking into adding this functionality in the next release!
            3. You cannot specify the amount of items to add to the cart right now (we will look into adding this) but on the checkout page, one easily edit the number of items in the cart.
            4. There is no easy way to get the product options to be default values except editing the code.
            5. Turning off commenting on all products – this is more of a WordPress issue and there should be a plugin to do this. Are you using blog posts of DukaPress products?

  9. Lynne says:

    Hey! I’ve contacted Kelvin directly with the following issue, and he is helping me to work through it, but there’s only so much he can do. He told me to contact my hosting service, my hosting service told me to contact him. I’m at a loss..

    Is there anyone out there that uses Dukapress with iPage? I’m having a serious issue that wasn’t present when I was developing the site with GoDaddy.

    My client uses ipage, and if you go to the website I provided you’ll see that when you add a product, although it adds it to the cart, when you try to check out, it drops the product and says there is nothing in the cart. If you go back to the product, and add it again.. It ups the quantity to 2. So the product is being stored but not released?

    I know that there is at least one person who uses Dukapress with iPage as Kelvin directed me to an image alignment issue she was having. So I’m just taking a shot in the dark here, and hoping someone has had this same issue.. This is a very crucial part of the site! I need to get paid and support Dukapress!

    • Kelvin says:

      Did the iPage guys want any specific information from me?

      • Lynne says:

        Nope, as I said in my e-mail, they just basically said, “Hey, we’re not going to help you. Talk to the guy who developed the plug in.”

        My husband did want me to ask what sort of permissions/requirements that Dukapress needs, so we can make sure we are meeting all of them.

        For the public sake, here is the update e-mail I just sent Kelvin:

        It’s okay, we’ll work through it. I discovered something, don’t consider me a cheater – But I went and installed a myriad of other shopping cart plug ins. A total of 10 in fact, and they ALL – EVERY SINGLE ONE! (pardon the yelling) Had the -exact- same issue. This is the response I got from my ticket:


        3rd party applications and plugins do not fall under our support purview. I would recommend contacting the vendor of the plugin, or search the internet on the referenced error.

        If you wish us to look into this further, we can send this ticket to our professional services team for a quot for professional services, which is at $75 per hour.

        Thank You,
        Kevin A.
        Escalated Support

        Pretty terrible customer support. However, since I’m experiencing the same issues with every plug-in using the same features, my husband suggested that maybe it’s a read/write issue. So I’m currently altering file permissions, and will keep you up to date with that.

        Thanks again for toughing this out with me.

  10. Lynne says:

    Guys, I think I’m just going to point his domain to his beta sub-directory where dukapress works and I’ll keep trying to get it to work on iPage.

  11. Steve says:

    Hi I am having a problem with dukapress sending out multiple notifications that a single payment has been made. As far as I can tell everything is setup right, and appears to be working right, except for this annoyance.
    I have double checked all settings I can think of, any suggestions to try would be great, I do not want my customers thinking they are being double charged or anything like that.
    They are not being charged twice, but if you get 20 emails saying a payment has been received, you might think you are.

    Any help is appreciated…thanks.

    • Kelvin says:

      Does this happen for all orders?

      • Steve says:

        Yes Kelvin it does.
        Thank you for the quick reply.
        I setup a store last week, and every time an order is placed I am receiving repeated “Payment Received For”…. emails. I don’t know if they are just coming to me (the webmaster) or if they are being repeated to customers too.

        Any remedy to this solution is much appreciated, I am getting flooded with receipts!!!

        Thanks in advance.

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