Dawn Wing


WordPress Shopping Cart plugin: Dawn Wing


The Dawn Wing extension plugin has the following requirements:

Dawn Wing Measurements

Please note that the Dawn Wing API works with KG (kilogram) for weight measurement and CM (centimeter) for length/dimension measurement. The API doesn’t take a measurement value so it assumes all values are passed in these measurements.

Ensure that your weight measurement in the WordPress Shopping Cart is set to KG (kilogram) and that your products are set to CM (centimeter) for their length, width and height.

Using other measurements will generate incorrect shipping quotes with Dawn Wing.


1. Make sure that you have the WordPress Shopping Cart plugin installed and that you have purchased the Dawn Wing Extension Plugin.

2. Download the Dawn Wing Extension Plugin from the downloads management section in a ZIP archive (you may need to login to your Tribulant Software account in order to access your download).

3. Extract the ZIP archive named checkout-dawnwing.zip in order to be presented with a single folder named checkout-dawnwing.

4. Upload the checkout-dawnwing folder to the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation, like seen in the example image below.


Once you have installed the Dawn Wing extension plugin via FTP you need to activate it.

To activate it you need to go to the normal Plugins > Installed Plugins section via your admin sidebar. There you will see the extension as a plugin listed amongst other plugins, look at the screenshot below.


Once you activate the plugin, then in “Checkout > Extensions” section, the Dawn Wing Shipping Method is now available to be activated. When you hover over it a red “Activate” will appear, once activated the red message on the right becomes green text stating “Installed and Activated“.



To configure the Dawn Wing Shipping Method to work on your site and serve as a shipping method for the WordPress Shopping Cart plugin you need to visit the “Checkout > Shipping Methods

Make sure you have your account details from Dawn Wing ready for the next page, “Save a Shipping Method“, in order to configure the Dawn Wing shipping method:


1. Name
Enter a name that represents the Dawn Wing shipping method (it will be displayed on your website in the checkout process).

2. Fixed Price
Leave this as 0 (zero) since the Dawn Wing API will be used.

3. Status
Select “Active” or “Inactive”, depending on whether the shipping method should currently be active on the site or not.

4. Countries
Enter the countries to which this shipping method should be available. (optional)

5. Zip/Postal Codes
Enter the zip codes to which this shipping method should be available. (optional)


1. Use API
Select the “Dawn Wing” API for this shipping method.

2. Dawn Wing Username
Enter your Dawn Wing username from your Dawn Wing account.

3. Dawn Wing Password
Enter your Dawn Wing password from your Dawn Wing account.

4. Dawn Wing Account
You will get this from your Dawn Wing account.

5. Dawn Wing Mode
Select live or test account

6. Dawn Wing Sender Address
Enter your from sending address in this field.

Dawn Wing can now optionally be set as the default shipping method for the WordPress Shopping Cart plugin, under “Checkout > Configuration > Calculations> Global Shipping Configuration



The plugin will take your Dawn Wing account information and send a request through to Dawn Wing on the shipping step of the checkout procedure to calculate shipping for the order. Included in the request is the origin address, destination address, order weight/dimensions and other data.

Dawn Wing will respond to the plugin request with a list of services/rates available based on the shipment and the available carriers. These services/rates include multiple carriers to choose from, making it flexible for your customers at all times.



Enter the customers tracking number on the order. Checkout>Orders-edit the specific order.


This tracking number will generate a link on the user order account on the front end.


This tracking link will link to Dawn Wing and show the tracking of the order.



  • 1.3 - August 7, 2020
  • 1.1 - November 11, 2014

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