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.

Summary of data integration of Mass Product Importer for WP e-Commerce

I’ve been meaning to publish a table/diagram illustrating what data fields my Mass Product Importer solution supports and what’s in queue.

I’ll be updating this post regularly as I introduce new support for WP e-Commerce Product and Product meta fields.

WP e-Commerce field Supported? Product Importer release
Name Yes Available in Standard/Deluxe
Description Yes Available in Standard/Deluxe
Additional Description Yes Available in Standard/Deluxe
Price Yes Available in Standard/Deluxe
Categories Yes Available in Standard/Deluxe
Tags Yes Available in Deluxe
Variations No
Weight Yes Available in Standard/Deluxe
Weight Unit Yes Available in Standard/Deluxe
Width Yes Available in Deluxe
Width Unit Yes Available in Deluxe
Length Yes Available in Deluxe
Length Unit Yes Available in Deluxe
Height Yes Available in Deluxe
Height Unit Yes Available in Deluxe
Postage and Packaging Yes  Available in Deluxe
International Postage and Packaging Yes Available in Deluxe
File Yes Available in Deluxe
Image Yes Available in Deluxe
Quantity Limited Yes Available in Deluxe
Quantity Yes Available in Deluxe
Special Yes Available in Standard/Deluxe
Special Price Yes Available in Standard/Deluxe
Display Frontpage No
No Tax No
Publish Yes Available in Standard/Deluxe
Active Yes Available in Standard/Deluxe
Donation No
No Shipping No
Thumbnail Image Yes Available in Deluxe
Thumbnail State No
Date Added Yes Available in Standard/Deluxe
SKU Yes Available in Standard/Deluxe
External Link Yes Available in Deluxe
Permalink Yes Available in Standard/Deluxe
Thumbnail Width Yes Available in Deluxe
Thumbnail Height Yes Available in Deluxe

If you think I have missed a Product-related field which should be listed please let me know in the comments below.

Update: Updated on 10 October, 2011 to reflect support for new fields.

Mass Product Importer for WP e-Commerce comes of age!

After a month of public testing, comments, feedback and feature requests, my mass product importer for WP e-Commerce is a stable solution for store owners to quickly and easily import categories/brands and products into WP e-Commerce.

Product Importer Deluxe for WP e-Commerce. Today I finished the internal theme files for the importer removing any dependence on the store’s WordPress themes to display the importer correctly. Included below are some screenshots to review:

Mass Product Importer 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 have released a premium edition of Mass Product Importer for WP e-Commerce that includes bulk image upload and dynamic thumbnail generation for WP e-Commerce; meet Product Importer Deluxe for WP e-Commerce!