Plugin update: Product Importer Deluxe – 2.8.5

The 2.8.5 minor Plugin update for Product Importer Deluxe skips the 2.8.4.x releases as Product Categories Importer has now been baked into Product Importer Deluxe making it a single unified Plugin. Woop!

For WP e-Commerce 3.8 users the Products and Product Categories menu items appear under Tools > Import, for WP e-Commerce 3.7 users everything is still under Store.

By bringing Product Categories Importer into Product Importer Deluxe users can now upload the Plugin ZIP with the WordPress Plugin Installer under Plugins > Install without throwing the “Could not find a valid header.” error. 🙂

As always, download your Plugin update from Premium Plugin Updates or jump over to the Plugin detail page for more information.

Visser Labs Plugin Compatibility with WordPress 3.0.2

A quick update that I’ve gone through and can confirm full-compatibility across the Visser Labs WP e-Commerce Plugin suite with WordPress 3.0.2, so what are you waiting for, start updating.

Note: As always, perform a full backup of your WP e-Commerce store – that means files and database – as it only takes a single corrupt file during transfer to knock out your daily earnings. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

The 3.0.2 update is a mandatory security update for all previous WordPress versions which plugs a few Core vulnerabilities and miscellaneous fixes. The following Visser Labs Plugins have been tested with WordPress 3.0.2:

  • Related Products for WP e-Commerce
  • Add to Wishlist for WP e-Commerce
  • Facebook Like Button for WP e-Commerce
  • Facebook Share for WP e-Commerce
  • Nuke WP e-Commerce
  • Offline Credit Card Processing for WP e-Commerce
  • Printable Invoices for WP e-Commerce
  • Product Categories Importer for WP e-Commerce
  • Product Importer Deluxe for WP e-Commerce
  • Product Importer Standard for WP e-Commerce
  • Product Versioning for WP e-Commerce
  • Store Reports for WP e-Commerce

Here’s a quick excerpt of the changes in 3.0.2 from the WordPress team.

  • Fix moderate security issue where a malicious Author-level user could gain further access to the site. (r16625)
  • Multisite: Fix the usage of the SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL constant for upgraded WordPress MU installs (#14536)
  • Remove pingback/trackback blogroll whitelisting feature as it can easily be abused. (#13887)
  • Fix canonical redirection for permalinks containing?%category% with nested categories and paging. (#13471)
  • Fix occasional irrelevant error messages on plugin activation. (#15062)
  • Minor XSS fixes in request_filesystem_credentials() and when deleting a plugin. (r16367, r16373)
  • Clarify the license in the readme (r15534)
  • Multisite: Fix the delete_user meta capability (r15562)
  • Multisite: Force current_user_can_for_blog() to run map_meta_cap() even for super admins (#15122)
  • Multisite: Fix ms-files.php content type headers when requesting a URL with a query string (#14450)

If I’ve missed any Plugin from the above list or you’ve spotted a compatibility issue that slipped through testing please drop a comment below.

Product Categories Importer does sub-categories too!

I committed to it and after a few hours wrestling code it’s done. Product Categories Importer, the Plugin that comes with Product Importer Deluxe and Standard now supports importing sub-categories.

Product Categories Importer sets up your Product Categories (for instance, Category/Brands) structure by populating the Product Categories tables in WP e-Commerce. Download it today by purchasing one of the Product Importer releases for WP e-Commerce.