How to Create a Site Specific Plugin for Shopp

A site specific plugin is a way to add functions to your WordPress site that enhance your Shopp.

If you wanted to add a sample function in the past, then you may have needed to add it to your child theme’s functions.php file using an SFTP or FTP client (e.g. FileZilla, Cyberduck):

How to Create a Site Specific Plugin for Shopp

A site specific plugin is a better choice since your customizations via custom functions will be in organized in one location. Additionally, if you add your code through the WordPress Plugin Editor, then WordPress will check your code to ensure that it won’t cause any fatal errors and take your site offline.

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Reduce Empty Cart Notifications by using No-Index and No-Follow on the Shopp Checkout Pages

Shopp has an Error Notifications option in WP dashboard –> Shopp System –> Advanced –> Error Notifications. You can enable one or more of these options to receive specific notifications. One of the notifications that you may receive is for “There are no items in the cart.” Here is an extended version of what the notification email may look like:

Reduce Empty Cart Notifications by using No-Index and No-Follow on the Shopp Checkout Pages

An empty cart notification could be triggered if someone tries to start checkout with no items in the cart. It may also occur if there are problems with the PHP sessions. Another cause may be web bots that are exploring your site. You can set the Shopp checkout pages to noindex and nofollow to reduce the notifications that are triggered by these bots.

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Tips for Fixing Missing Shopp Images

Are your Shopp images not showing and appear broken? Here are some recommendations for troubleshooting.

Shopp images are served through the Shopp Image Server. This tool creates cached versions of your images in various sites and then serves those cached images in various areas of your online store. This is faster and uses less resources than creating new images each time they are requested.

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Quick Tip: Maintenance Mode for Shopp

In this post, we’ll talk briefly about the maintenance mode feature for Shopp. Here is what it looks like on the front-end (public area) of a site

And this is what it looks like in the WP-admin (WP dashboard)

Shopp will not enter maintenance mode on its own. Maintenance mode is used during Shopp updates / upgrades and typically lasts about less than half a minute while your WordPress site runs tasks for upgrading your web store.

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We Recommend WP Engine for Shopp

We Recommend WP Engine for Shopp

WP Engine lets you focus on

doing what you love — running your business.

faster site = more sales   

 

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                                                               from a backup.

 

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