New beta is here, includes many updates and fixes with several new smaller features. Finally, the plugin has a official release date and the until than, import from CSV will be added and plugin tests completed. One more beta is coming and one or two Release Candidates.
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, plugin is 98% done. If you have problems with missing templates or broken pages, please run Cleanup operations from the plugin Tools -> Maintenance.
Release: With all the new added features that were not previously planned, plugin 1.0 release is delayed a bit. Current target date is February 9 2012. Until than, two more beta is coming early next week with import implemented and one or two RC versions.
New simple widget is added for searching products. You can fix product type to fix, or you can allow visitors to select the product type. For all products related pages, plugin is setting additional CSS classes so you can use for your own styling. New shortcode is added to generate link to products home page, archive pages and single products. Previous shortcode for embedding products is expanded to include class and style for the product added. Shortcodes are in the documentation.
Frontend rendering is improved further with new styling. Also, main rendering style file has all colors separated, and because of that you can use built in styling, and only change colors. All xScape themes will get color schemes stying for the plugin soon. And any other theme can use this to make styling easier. Updated Xposed and R8 themes will be released tonight with this new styling added.
As for the bugs, new version fixed the problem with missing theme templates controls, eStore theme integration templates are also fixed. Additional product pages linking was broken due to canonical rewriting problems. When plugin is updated, rewrite rules were flushed, but that was not working fine, this is fixed now. Many styling problems are fixed.
Please report any bugs found, I am sure that some more are still in the plugin.
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