WooCommerce multiple vendors setup

June 16th, 2013

WooCommerse with multiple vendors

WooCommerse with multiple vendors

WooCommerce multiple vendors decision – is it possible to setup this popular WordPress plugin for eCommerce that way?
WooCommerce is designed for the only shop owner by default. Yes, you may assign the ‘Shop Manager’ role more than to one user simultaneously, but all of them will have the same permissions. All of them will be the boss at your e-shop. What to do if you wish that your e-shop has multiple sellers with limited rights for editing their own selling items only? That is a seller or vendor (e.g. software developer) may input and publish at your e-shop his own items (software applications) only? Is it possible without additional programming? Read further and I show you one of the possible decisions.
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User Role Editor v. 3.12 is available

May 1st, 2013

User Role Editor

User Role Editor

User Role Editor version 3.12 is available for download. It is security and vulnerability fix release generally:

  • Critical update: persistent cross-site scripting vulnerability is fixed.
  • WordPress built-in constants, like WP_PLUGIN_URL are not used in order to provide compatibility with sites which use SSL. plugin_dir_url(), plugin_dir_path() functions are used to define paths to the plugin’s files instead.
  • “Greetings” section is removed from the plugin’s main page. All that content is still available at plugin page.

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Posts Slideshow Widget WordPress plugin – shows recent posts

April 27th, 2013

Posts Slideshow Widget

Posts Slideshow Widget

Post Slideshow Widget WordPress plugin allows you to setup a side bar widget with slider (slideshow) of featured images from recent posts (or custom post type), from a selected category (hierarchical taxonomy for selected custom post type), from comma separated list of tags.
If post has no featured image, plugin tries to extract any 1st image from that post content and show it instead.
You may customize post title and background color, background color of slider navigation panel. Color is selected from WordPress built-in color pallete. Manual input of color code is available also. Select animation type: slide or fade. Setup slider speed and widget dimensions. You can have as many sliders as you wish with different categories selected. This is mainly useful if you have a dedicated category for photo gallery posts and would like to display recent post title with its featured photo.
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WordPress User last login date

April 14th, 2013

WordPress user last login

WP Last Login

WordPress user last login date is important attribute, useful for the health of your site. Why it could be necessary? Did you configure your WordPress site opened to new user registration? If “Yes”, then you know definitely about spam user registrations. Yes, there are special plugins to fight with this serious problem. But even excellent automatic defence can be overcome somehow, and except of tens of thousands spam registrations you will have 5-10 registrations a day, 300 – a month, 3600 a year… Is there a need to continue? Thus, in order to cleanup your site database, remove such overload it is needed to analyse your site users, at least from time to time.
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WordPress Beta 1 for version 3.6 is ready for testing

April 8th, 2013

WordPress Beta 1 of version 3.6

WordPress Beta 1 of version 3.6

WordPress Beta 1 for version 3.6 is available for download and testing – that was declared at WordPress official blog at April 4, 2013. Product is still under development and it’s not recommended to setup it on a production site. Inspite of this, independently who are you, WordPress plugin or theme developer, or a WordPress hosting provider, you are encouraged to put new coming WordPress version into testing environment, test it thoroughly against your products and environment and try to find bugs or themes, plugins incompatibility issues and problems. Do you wait something new, something interesting from the latest WordPress version? Download Beta version here.
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User Role Editor version 3.11

March 17th, 2013

User Role Editor v. 3.11 beta

User Role Editor v. 3.11 beta

User Role Editor WordPress plugin version 3.11 Beta is available for testing. You may download it from this link. It is generally bugs and bbPress compatibility issue fixes release. Thanks to plugin users who kindly reported discovered problems:
- Required WordPress version checking is moved to plugin activation hook and is not called every time when plugin is executed.
- Administrator can now exclude non-core (custom) capabilities from his role. It is useful if you need to fully remove some capability as capability deletion is prohibited while it is used at least one role.
- bbPress compatibility issue is fixed: capabilities created by bbPress dynamically are excluded from the capabilities set in User Role Editor to not store them in the database as persistent WP roles data or user capabilities.
- Additional roles are assigned to user without overriding her primary WordPress role and bbPress role.
- Changing WordPress user primary role at user profile doesn’t clear additonal roles assigned with User Role Editor earlier.

Post views stats WordPress plugin review

February 10th, 2013

is post views stats ready for use

Is “Post views stats” ready for use?

“Post views stats” WordPress plugin purpose is to count views for your blog posts and show them at WordPress admin back-end in convenient way. It adds ‘View count’ column to the general posts list, and shows such statistics at separate page linked to “Track Post View” WordPress admin menu item, where you may filter out post view count for needed period, just select valid dates. I will not reproduce plugin in action screenshots here as they are included into plugin package itself and could be viewed as at WordPress.org, as at ChoosePlugin.com. As the bonus, blogger may show list of most popular plugins at blog sidebar, using special widget.
For the 1st glance, “Post views stats” plugin does its work honestly, quickly and effectively. But after looking inside plugin source code I changed my opinion. Let me explain, why it was happend.
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