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Shopp Product Exporter

We have created a Shopp Product Exporter plugin that will export your product details to a CSV file. The exporter works properly on Shopp 1.3.x installations. We do not expect it to work with older Shopp versions.

This plugin will export all fields that can be set in the Shopp Product Editor screen.

The Shopp Exporter plugin exports the following properties*

  • Add-on(s)
  • Category name (and substructure)
  • Comments
  • Description
  • Details
  • Donation MIN
  • Donation VAR
  • Download (file name)
  • Exclude Taxes
  • Extra fee
  • Featured
  • Height
  • Image (file name)
  • Inventory
  • Length
  • Name
  • Not Taxed
  • Pingbacks
  • Price
  • Processing time MIN
  • Processing time MAX
  • Product Identifier (for use with Importer)
  • Publish
  • Sale
  • Sale price
  • Separate Packaging
  • SKU
  • Stock Quantity
  • Subscription trial
  • Subscription trial interval
  • Subscription trial period
  • Subscription trial price
  • Subscription billing cycles
  • Subscription billing interval
  • Subscription billing period
  • Summary
  • Tag(s)
  • Tax
  • Type
  • Variation(s)
  • Weight
  • Width

*all properties are related to the Product Editor screen of Shopp. For example, we are not exporting comments, but the setting for comments (on/off).

A few things to keep in mind.
The plugin exports the default fields you can fill out on the Shopp Product Editor screen. So it doesn’t export comments you may have on a product page but it exports the comments on/off setting. This also goes for settings like tax, ping, sale and so on.

If you have a plugin active that adds custom fields to the Shopp Product Editor screen, these custom fields will be EXCLUDED from export.

The plugin is developed with the structure of the Shopp Product Importer plugin in mind. On the Shopp Product Importer settings page some settings can be entered as default for all product. Because of that some fields will not be exported if the value is the same for all products.

Current version: 0.8

Adjust your SHOPP Presentation Settings

Shopp is a great e-commerce plugin but some default settings are… not so great. One of them is in your Presentation settings. You will find these settings in the Shopp menu of your WordPress Admin Panel.

By default the number of products per row is 3, while the number of products per page is set to 25.

This means if you allow people to use grid view (which is available by default) and there are 26 products in your category things start to look out of balance.

25 of your products will show up on the first page, leaving two empty spots at the bottom, like this:

X X X
X X X
X X X
X X X
X X X
X X X
X X X
X X X
X

and because there are 26 products to display, Shopp will generate a second page with just that one last product. This last product could easily be displayed on page one.

Check your Presentation settings and adjust the settings if they are not balanced.
If you want 3 products in a row, then set products per page to 21, or 24, or 27, and so on.
If you want 4 products in a row, then set products per page to 24, or 28, or 32, and so on.

You get my drift, right? 🙂