Product Importer Deluxe 1.8 brings Custom Delimiter and Update Notifications

Today I published Product Importer Deluxe for WP e-Commerce 1.8.

Inside this release I’ve added support for selecting a custom CSV delimiter and as well as Plugin update notifications within the Plugins page (thanks John for the idea). This will mean no more swapping out the comma for a squiggle character within PHP files.

My next goal is to provide a reliable method of distributing updates of all my Premium Plugins, I’ll likely use PayPal’s Transaction ID as a critical part in this feature for the Shop. As always please contribute any feature requests/ideas and I’ll see what I can do!

Product Importer Standard and Nuke WP e-Commerce, now WordPress Plugins

As a follow up to my previous WordPress Plugin announcement, both Product Importer Standard for WP e-Commerce and Nuke WP e-Commerce are now WordPress Plugins!

Included are a few snapshots of the newly migrated solutions for WP e-Commerce, more are on the way in the form of migrations and brand spanking new solutions; Manual Order for WP e-Commerce and a few surprises.

All future solutions will be exclusively built as WordPress Plugins and stay clear of core WP e-Commerce Plugin files making them upgrade safe. Check out the snapshots below:

Product Importer Deluxe, the WordPress Plugin

I like WordPress Page Templates, they’re predictable, and in my solutions that’s desirable. Unfortunately taking this path meant a steeper learning curve for first-time WordPress site owners and limitations in how far I could ‘test’ customers to follow the dotted line in each solution’s Readme. This road has ended, and so my first WordPress Plugin is Product Importer Deluxe v1.6

It’s got all the goodness of previous releases only now it lives in the Settings tab of your WordPress Administration and means I can push forward with adding support for the new kid moving in soon; WP e-Commerce 3.8. I’ve tested this Plugin with WordPress 3.0-beta2 so early adopters can rest assured my solutions will keep up with WordPress. Here’s some screenshots of the new release.

Download it now from the Product details page for Product Importer Deluxe or from the download link in your purchase receipt.

Automated thumbnail creation in Mass Product Importer Deluxe for WP e-Commerce

Mass Product Importer Deluxe for WP e-Commerce has ticked over to 0.4, including the following changes:

  • Fixed automatic creation of thumbnails and tested extensively
  • Added support for detection of WordPress table prefixing using $wpdb->prefix
  • Fixed ‘Start over’ feature to empty WP e-Commerce tables

In previous versions some users – including myself at times – were encountering a ‘blank’ page after assigning an image against each Product to be imported, I have worked hard to eliminate this issue. Please test and report any encounters in the Mass Product Importer support forum; now powered by bbPress!

In case it hasn’t been pointed out already my importer supports Quantity On Hand within WP e-Commerce setting the limited quantity and quantity volume as well as File downloads for electronic delivery of selected Products.

Also to note, I have tested the importer to ensure support with the latest release of WordPress – 2.9.2 – and the latest beta release of WP e-Commerce; 3.7.6 RC4

Please download the latest version by opening the My Downloads page as a logged-in customer or using the download link in your original purchase receipt.

As always thank you for supporting my work, if you have any ideas for future versions please include them in the comments below.

File download/Electronic purchase added to Product Importer Deluxe for WP e-Commerce

I’m on a roll this week, Product Importer Deluxe for WP e-Commerce has gone from 0.1.0 to 0.3.0, now with support for bulk import of electronic downloads. Hooah!

I acted on a suggestion this morning (thanks Sunny) and am eager to hear feedback from this latest release aimed at e-retailers selling electronic downloads. Visit the Product details page for Product Importer Deluxe.

Product Importer Deluxe for WP e-Commerce Released

It’s been a single hard push from 9am to what is now almost 11pm to get product image and thumbnail generation to a standard that I am confident can be released into the wild. Bulk image upload support is here!

Product Importer Deluxe for WP e-Commerce includes all of the core features of the Standard release of my Product Importer for WP e-Commerce with the introduction of powerful image upload support and product thumbnail generation by the server. No more manually uploading photos and hitting save within WP e-Commerce’s single-product editor view!

Product Importer Deluxe for WP e-Commerce is made of two modules, a category/brand importer to set up your store structure and the final product importer which populates your WordPress database with products and links product images and server generated thumbnails.

Product Importer Deluxe for WP e-Commerce is an instant electronic download and comes with comprehensive instructions and access to a dedicated forum allowing users to ask questions and provide feature requests.

Update: I will next be focusing on product variation support which will be included in a future release of Product Importer Deluxe for WP e-Commerce. All customers will be automatically e-mailed updates as they are uploaded.