WordPress Shopping Cart plugin v1.4.7

We worked on a new release of the WordPress Shopping cart plugin and it is available now. Several improvements/fixes were made to the plugin and it also has some new features which came from customer feature requests. We will continue to implement the features into the plugin that you guys need and are asking for. You are our inspiration!

You can read the detailed release notes but here are some of the feature highlights.

Feature Highlights

WordPress 3.0 Compatibility

As you may know, WordPress 3.0 Thelonious was released in mid June and we had to ensure compatibility for the WordPress Shopping Cart plugin with the new release of WordPress.

No changes/fixes were made to the plugin specific to WordPress 3.0 and it was compatible right off the bat.  We want to officially announce compatibility of the WordPress Shopping Cart plugin with WordPress 3.0.

If you do find any issues or problems related to WordPress 3.0 when you are using the Checkout plugin, we would greatly appreciate it if you can report it to us.

Page Template Settings

When you have the plugin configured to create WordPress pages for your shop, three page template settings become available in Checkout > Configuration under ‘General Configuration’. You can set the global/default page template for products, categories and suppliers individually.

Additionally, you’ll be able to choose a page template for each individual product, category and supplier when you save them in their respective sections. That way, you can have different products, categories and suppliers display on different page templates as it suits your needs.

Delete Credit Card Details

This is a useful and security orientated feature for shops using the Manual POS payment method. When a customer places an order using the Manual POS payment method, their credit card details are stored in the database in order for the merchant/administrator to be able to charge the card using their POS later on.

Remember to write down the credit card details and charge the card first before deleting the details.

PayPal Surcharge Feature

You can now turn on PayPal surcharge in the configuration and specify a fixed amount and/or a percentage which should be added to the order total. Please note that shipping will be included in the surcharge though tax will be excluded. With this feature, you can let your customers pay for the PayPal fees of receiving a payment. See more details on PayPal fees.

The surcharge can be turned on under Checkout > Configuration under the ‘PayPal’ settings box.

Upgrade to v1.4.7 Now

If you don’t have the WordPress Shopping Cart plugin yet, you can purchase it for only $49.99. As a gift from us to you, use the coupon code 15OFF during checkout when you reach the 2CheckOut payment gateway to get 15% OFF your order right now.

Are you already a customer of a WordPress Shopping Cart plugin? If that’s the case, you can download v1.4.7 and upgrade very easily. To upgrade, simply deactivate your current Checkout plugin, upload the new plugin’s “wp-checkout” folder to your “wp-content/plugins/” directory, overwriting all existing files. Then go and re-activate the Checkout plugin from your ‘Plugins’ page again.

This update is inside the WordPress Plugins bundle as well for all Plugins bundle users. You can just download the bundle from your downloads section again and v1.4.7 will be included in it.

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  1. Sourav Basu on August 2, 2010

    I’m using Checkout 1.4.7 under WordPress 3.0 . I cannot create any new categories for the shopping cart. Whenever I click on “Save” after filling out all the necessary details, I get an error message saying “Category cannot be saved”. The same problem occurs with the Tribulant Banner Rotator Plugin v2.6 running under WordPress 3.0 . I’m unable to add any new entries for “Sizes”, “Zones” etc.

    Please note that I’ve verified all prescribed system requirements like PHP short_open_tag On, safe_mode Off etc.

    • Antonie Potgieter on August 4, 2010


      It is because of your MySQL sql_mode setting which is set to STRICT. Please find out from your hosting provider and ask them if it is possible to change it to sql_mode = ”; or sql_mode = ‘TRADITIONAL’;

      All the best,


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