GD Products Center 0.9.5 Beta is here, one step closer to final release coming in about 2 weeks. New version brings direct support for several more commercial themes, several core improvements, number of bugs fixed and we have basic code for products import from file.
Warning: Plugin is not yet completed, and it is not recommended to use it on the live websites. Right now, from all the planned features for 1.0.0 release, admin side is 95% done, and front end is 95% done. If you have problems with missing templates or broken pages, please run Cleanup operations from the plugin Tools -> Maintenance.
First new feature is new tool for importing and exporting products data. Right now, export is functional (import will be soon) and includes: product name, taxonomies terms and all properties values. Media values will be added later. Tutorial on this will be published later tonight.
New page type is added and it is used to display list of all product types. This new page type has an empty template right now, but it will be functional very soon. More on this in a day or two. New template for it is added for all supported themes. If you use xScape themes, you need to update to latest xScape Core 22.214.171.124.
List of themes directly supported by the plugin has increased to include: Canvas and Wootique (from Woothemes), eStore (from ElegantThemes) and Socrates. These themes have theme templates prepared and included. Most of the ElegantThemes themes are similar in strucutre to eStore, so you can use it for other themes from theme (maybe with small modifications). Same goes for Woothemes. More themes will be directly supported, giving a wider choice of theme templates to use for themes that are not directly supported.
Default styling for rendered products, archives and compare pages is improved and several visual problems fixed, so rendering should look good with most themes. You can always make your own styling and disable default styling. I can’t make styling that will be for specific themes, you must make changes you need. Other fixes in this version include: filtering issues with some plugin templates and broken rewrite rules for archives. To make sure that this is working for you, please clear all rewrite rules, and plugin will generate new rules that will be now OK.
In the next couple of weeks I will have some important information regarding integration with several third-party plugins. Also, new plugin and demo website will be up during this week. Please report any bugs found, I am sure that some more are still in the plugin.
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If you decide to purchase plugin now, while still in development phase, a coupon is available that will give you 25% discount. This coupon is: PRODUCTSCBETA. To purchase plugin, visit the plugin editions page.
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