Plugin update: Product Importer Deluxe – 3.2.3

Hi WPEC’ers, the 3.2.3 Plugin update of Product Importer Deluxe adds support for advanced quantity options; Notify site owner if stock runs out and Unpublish this Product if stock runs out.

Initial work has been completed to add cron job import support, we’re very excited to offer this feature to store owners in the near future as it is ideal for very large catalogues (100,000+ Products).

Here’s the complete changelog:

  • Added: $wpdb->prepare to all SQL statements
  • Added: Trim to Category merging
  • Changed: Preparations for CRON support
  • Added: Notify OOS and Unpublish OOS support
  • Fixed: Wholesale Pricing support

Download the latest Plugin update from My Account, or via Dashboard > Updates within the WordPress Administration and for more information visit the Plugin detail page for Product Importer Deluxe.

Plugin update: Product Importer Deluxe – 3.1.7

Hi WPEC’ers, the 3.1.7 Plugin update is now available which adds support for importing/merging Table Rate Prices and better merge support for Categories, Images and File Downloads. Included below is the changelog:

  • Added: Support for non-SKU based identifier hook
  • Added: Table Rate Price
  • Added: Table Rate Price Status
  • Added: Merge of Table Rate Price
  • Added: Merge of Table Rate Price Status
  • Fixed: Category changes not updating on merge
  • Fixed: Category and Tag count resetting to 0
  • Fixed: File Download not linking first file
  • Fixed: Merge of Images removes existing Images

The latest sample CSV (1.4) includes Variations and the new Table Rate Prices support. As always download the latest Plugin update from Premium Plugin Updates and for more information visit the Plugin detail page for Product Importer Deluxe.

Plugin update: Product Importer Deluxe – 3.1.4

Hi WPER’ers, the 3.1.4 Plugin update introduces support for importing Product variations as well as fixes foreign character support and Mac OS compatibility.

In a consequent post I’ll be explaining how to set up your CSV to support variations, sample CSV’s including variation support will be available for download tomorrow from the Plugin detail page. I welcome any feedback on how to support variation import methods from third-party vendors (e.g. Point of Sale, etc.).

Below is the change log.

  • Fixed: Reading line endings under Mac OS
  • Changed: Renamed menu item under WP e-Commerce 3.7
  • Fixed: Permalink not being assigned under WP e-Commerce 3.7
  • Fixed: Limited Quantity being set by default under WP e-Commerce 3.7
  • Changed: Compatibility with WP e-Commerce 3.8.8.3
  • Changed: Added new prompts to import validation
  • Added: Import variations
  • Fixed: Category cache not updating
  • Changed: Improved Tag import and merge
  • Added: Checks that iconv() is available
  • Changed: Memory improvements for blank screen at initial upload page

As always download the latest Plugin update from Premium Plugin Updates or via Dashboard > Updates within the WordPress Administration. For more information visit the Plugin detail page for Product Importer Deluxe.

below is the change log.

Plugin update: Product Importer Deluxe – 3.1.2

Hi WPER’ers, the 3.1.2. Plugin update for Product Importer Deluxe focuses on the addition of Zero Price Product support (e.g. $0.00), improving foreign language/character support as well as eliminating the need for multiple imports (one full import, one merge import) by modifying the merge import method to also create new Products where an existing SKU cannot be detected.

Other improvements include a clean up of the import templates (got rid of 3 unnecessary template files) and moving Wholesale Pricing import support out of Product Importer Deluxe and into its own Plugin; as has been done in the past for Related Products, Custom Fields, etc.

Automatic image method detection reads the contents of the first Product row’s Image column and decides if it looks like a URL (e.g. http://www.domain.com/images/image-1.jpg) or filename (e.g. image-1.jpg|image-2.jpg). If successful it will set the import method options for you by enabling the image import tickbox as well as selecting the correct image import method (e.g. filename, external or manual upload).

Here’s the full changelog:

  • Changed: Moved Wholesale Pricing integration to its own Wholesale Pricing
  • Added: Zero Price support for Products
  • Added: Image method detection at upload time
  • Changed: Merge import method creates new Products too
  • Changed: Removed …import-failed_minimum.php template file
  • Changed: Removed …import-success-warnings.php template file
  • Changed: Removed …import-success.php template file
  • Fixed: Foreign characters being stripped at import

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

Plugin update: Product Importer Deluxe – 3.0.8

Hi WPEC’ers, the 3.0.8 Plugin update squashes a critical timeout issue affecting some CSV uploads and an incorrect filesize validation that was introduced in 3.0.7. Validation and Import Log feedback has been beefed up to provide friendly notices of failed Product details.

I’ve been away from the community this past fortnight and apologise for the any inconveniences caused during this absence. I’m putting all resources available to stabilising the 3.0 series with 3.0.8 being an urgent Plugin update which will be followed by regular minor Plugin updates before Variations support is introduced. I’m scanning the Forums and Plugin pages for support calls and where possible contacting customers directly.

A new sample CSV is available from the Plugin page that includes Wholesale Pricing, Related Products, Custom Fields and Google Product Feed examples.

Included below is the full changelog for 3.0.8:

  • Fixed: Filesize validation bug on CSV upload
  • Fixed: Noticed hidden under WP_DEBUG
  • Fixed: Timeout affecting some users on CSV upload
  • Added: Validation rules for failed Products
  • Fixed: Related Products breaking Product images
  • Fixed: Erroneous image URL’s and filenames are ignored
  • Fixed: Empty Tags appearing in the Import Log
  • Added: Image to Product column detection within Import Log
  • Added: Image filename to Products within Import Log
  • Fixed: Merge no longer overrides existing values for blank Product CSV cells

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

Advanced Google Product Feed integration for Product Importer Deluxe

The 3.0.6 Plugin update packs tighter integration with other Plugins across the WP e-Commerce Suite, support for Advanced Google Product Feed, Wholesale Pricing and Related Products have been cooked into this release.

Validation for merging Product changes has been improved as well as work done to reduce the occurrence of timeout related errors under different hosting environments.

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

Plugin update: Product Importer Deluxe – 3.0.4

Hi WPEC’ers, the 3.0.4 Plugin update skips 3.0.3 due to an urgent patch to sort out a couple of import merge issues affecting WP e-Commerce 3.8. What this means is a more robust import process when merging new details again existing Products.

Also in this release is early WPML (multi-lingual) support as well as detection and duplication of existing Product images where possible (e.g. you can upload Product images via Media Libary and Product Importer Deluxe will pick these up and use them). Pretty nifty stuff!

Here’s the changelog:

= 3.0.4 =
* Added: Merge now updates Custom Fields (if activated)
* Fixed: Updating Local/International Shipping within merge feature
* Fixed: Unneccesary WP_DEBUG errors within WordPress Administration
* Fixed: External URL/Text/Target now importing and merging under WP e-Commerce 3.8

= 3.0.3 =
* Added: Will duplicate existing Product image instead of downloading same image where possible
* Added: Using add_product_meta and update_product_meta under WP e-Commerce 3.8
* Added: WPML multi-language support for importing Products

Further WPML integration as well as adding/updating Wholesale Pricing against Products and updating Product images (merge) is on the cards for the next minor Plugin update. Once these are in I’ll be tackling the dreaded variations beast which I’m confident will be well received by the e-Commerce community.

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

Plugin update: Product Importer Deluxe – 1.9.7

The 1.9.7 Plugin update removes Categories importer from Tools > Import options within the WordPress Administration. This has been replaced by an integrated Categories-generator at import time within the Product importer. You can now set up your store in a single import of your store catalogue.

As always, you can link Products to parent-child formatted Categories using the ‘>’ (arrow) character or even assign Products to separate Categories using the ‘|’ (vertical pipe) character. This Plugin update also allows you to override these character rules if you’re using an existing formatted store catalogue (e.g. ‘ – ‘ is fairly common for parent-child Category rules). You can use the multiple-assign rule on Categories, Tags, Images and as of the next minor Plugin update (1.9.8) due any day also File Downloads.

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

WP e-Commerce Plugin Update Weekend

Another big Plugin update weekend is nearing, here’s some of the features being released this weekend and throughout next week across the WP e-Commerce Plugin suite:

  • Support for automatic Plugin updates via the WordPress Administration  > Updates system
  • Multi-language support through WPML-integration
  • Overhaul of Plugin file structures (e.g. /templates/admin/…, /templates/store/…, etc.)
  • File download support within Manual Ordering

Here’s some of the Plugins/Jobs being worked on internally for WP e-Commerce:

  • A CSV exporter for WP e-Commerce enabling existing store owners to merge Product changes back into their store via Excel or their preferred spreadsheet-editor using Product Importer Deluxe (3.8 only at this point)
  • HTML e-mail support for Admin Reports, Purchase Receipts and reminders within WP e-Commerce
  • Get Google Analytics e-Commerce tracking working – again – with WP e-Commerce
  • Theme styling of free and Premium Plugins to suit Matt’s suite of WP e-Commerce Theme’s at Storefront Themes

Plugin update: Product Importer Deluxe – 2.8.7

Hi WPEC’ers, the 2.8.7 minor Plugin skips 2.8.6 as I packed in a few more fixes than originally planned! This is a great release.

As usual this is mostly a behind the hood clean-up, the import is smoother, plays nicely wih up to 3-level deep sub-categories (e.g. Colours > Greys > Light Grey) and fixes that nasty $0.00 error; due to multi-currency support I had been working on… 😉

The full changelog is here:

  • Restructured import files within includes (import-categories.php, import-products.php, import-product_images.php)
  • Moved categories import process to import-categories.php
  • Added link to Products import page after successful categories import
  • Added Product count to Product Categories
  • Fixed missing Javascript check in WP e-Commerce 3.7
  • Fixed multi-currency issue in WP e-Commerce 3.8
  • Added support for External Link Text and External Link Target

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