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Shopp 1.2.9 and WordPress 3.7.x

You know what they say:  “Keep your software up to date”.
Especially when an update fixes security issues in the current version.
But also the new features could be worth going through the trouble of upgrading.
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WordPress admin shows a white page

Horror!

You wanted to change something to optimize your WordPress website.
Most likely you added code to your theme’s functions.php file.
Code you wrote yourself or maybe a snippet you found on the internet.

Unfortunately you end up with a blank page, all is gone, nothing but white.

Ok, never mind, the code wasn’t good, let’s remove it.
Ugh, still a white page.

Chances are you have empty lines at the end of your functions.php file.
Somehow WordPress doesn’t like those. Make sure the last line in your functions.php file has text or code on it.

To prevent this from happening.
– always backup your file before you start making changes
– check the code you copy from the internet, don’t copy empty lines at the end
– remove empty lines before saving

If you didn’t manually add code you probably added a plugin. This sometimes results in not only a blank website but also blank admin pages. Nowhere to access your WordPress installation. Not all is lost. Access your site using a FTP program or the admin panel of your host (Cpanel, directAdmin). Browse to your plugins folder and remove the plugin you just added or rename its folder.

If this doesn’t help, rename your plugins folder for a moment and try to access your admin panel again. Once you are in, restore the name of your plugins folder. All should be good now.

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Never change a winning team

It is tempting, I know, but don’t update until you have to.

Every update has some improvements, but every update also comes with a risk.
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Shopp Default Breadcrumb Extender – Plugin

Try out our new Shopp Default Breadcrumb Extender – plugin.

In short, the plugin will use the default shopp(‘product’,’breadcrumb’) tag. All you have to do is install and activate the plugin and add the tag to your Shopp template file(s), if it is not present yet.

The Shopp Default Breadcrumb Extender plugin will display a linked array of (sub)categories from main catalog to the actual category the product belongs to.

Features:

- uses Shopp breadcrumbs on category pages
- uses newly generated breadcrumbs on product pages, if necessary
- will check if the product belongs to the category currently displayed

Read the readme.txt file for more instructions.
Check it out for free, donate if you like it 🙂

Download it from the WordPress.org website, or through your WordPress Admin Panel.

Don’t forget to let us know how to improve the plugin.

Shopp Facebook Like Button – Plugin

Try out our new Shopp Facebook Like Button – plugin.

In short, the plugin will add the shopp(‘product’,’facebook’) tag to your Shopp environment. All you have to do is add the tag to your Shopp product.php template file and it will display the Facebook Like button and counter.

There are currently three versions of  the Shopp Facebook Like Button plugin. They are all available for free at WordPress.org. Make sure you download the plugin version that matches your Shopp version.

We’ve added a settings page in the Shopp Extra Menu (Shopp sflb). This will make it easy for everyone to make changes to the generated buttons. The downside is, the settings will apply to your entire Shopp webshop. We’d love to hear whether or not you like this approach.

Features:

- easy access to settings by use of the settings page
- include/exclude people's profile picture
- button text adjusts to your WordPress language setting
- set the size of the thumbnails
- Open Graph Tags can be used too

Where to put the tag in product.php?
The choice is yours, but a good spot would be just above the else-statement at the end of the file. Like this,

 
<?php shopp('product','facebook'); ?>
<?php else: ?>
<h3>Product Not Found</h3>
<p>Sorry! The product you requested is not found in our catalog!</p>
<?php endif; ?>

Read the readme.txt file for more instructions.

Check it out for free, donate if you like it 🙂

Download it from the WordPress.org website, or through your WordPress Admin Panel.

Don’t forget to let us know how to improve the plugin.