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Adding a date picker to Shopp

Adding a date picker to Shopp

Every once in a while I get asked to add a date picker to the checkout page of a Shopp e-commerce site, usually to allow the customer to choose a delivery date for the order. There are a ton of date picker scripts out there, including a jQuery UI Datepicker (which I find ugly and difficult to reskin without adding a lot of extra bulk to your site), so I’m not going to list them all here. For my purposes,…

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Filtering Free Shipping Discounts in Shopp

Filtering Free Shipping Discounts in Shopp

When most people think of Hawaii, they picture palm trees, sandy beaches, mai tais, and sunsets, or sitting under a palm tree, drinking mai tais on the beach while watching the sunset. I have to admit that living in Hawaii is pretty great, but one of the things that most people don’t think about is that there is no such thing as cheap shipping to Hawaii. We’ve all see Free Shipping promotions online, and if you’re lucky enough to live…

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WP-Property is great

WP-Property is great

This week I’ve been working on a new website for Lava Rock Realty to promote their property management services by showing their vacation rentals on their site. My first instinct was to use custom post types to create something custom that would do exactly what we needed. I figured it wouldn’t take very long and would be better than evaluating a bunch of 3rd party plugins to find one that did everything my clients needed. Fortunately, as I was writing…

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Email Marketing Win

Email Marketing Win

I just wrapped up online registration for the Mac-A-Thon which is a fundraising race for Keoua Canoe Club. This race has been going on for the past 32 years, and is one of the oldest 5k/10k runs on the island. Three years ago when I joined the canoe club I volunteered to help with the web site. This eventually extended to helping with registration and marketing of the Mac-A-Thon. In 2011 I designed a new flyer, re-did the registration forms…

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Changing the default WordPress email sender

Changing the default WordPress email sender

It’s not uncommon to want to change the email sender that WordPress sets automatically, especially in e-commerce situations. It’s actually really easy to do by adding a couple of filters in your theme’s functions.php file: /** change the default WordPress email sender */ add_filter(‘wp_mail_from’, ‘my_mail_from’); add_filter(‘wp_mail_from_name’, ‘my_mail_from_name’); function my_mail_from($email) { return ‘customerservice@example.com’; } function my_mail_from_name($name) { return ‘Customer Service’; }

Elavon Gateway Requires ‘ssl_customer_code’ for American Express

Elavon Gateway Requires ‘ssl_customer_code’ for American Express

After building an Elavon gateway for Shopp, one of my clients reported an error saying that they were getting an error whenever one of their customers tried to pay with an American Express card. The error code was 4009 – Required Field Not Supplied, and the required field was “ssl_customer_code” which according to the developer guideĀ is not required. I’d email Elavon to let them know about the problem, but I’ve never gotten an email response from their tech support (even…

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