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 […]

Upgrading Shopp 1.1.9 to 1.2.3

Shopp 1.2 has been with us for some time now, but prior to 1.2.2 there were problems with upgrading from 1.1.x. Now though, upgrading to 1.2.3 (the current version as of August 2012) from 1.1.9 is incredibly simple. Before proceeding, I recommend reading the documentation for upgrading to Shopp 1.2 and the template changes in […]

New Shopp plugin: Minimum Order Amounts

For the multitude of people who have asked in the forums “How do I set a minimum order amount in Shopp?” My new plugin is the answer. Interested? Check out the plugin page here, or get it from the WordPress plugin directory. It’s pretty straightforward and simple (at this point) with only two configuration options. I’ve got […]

Changing Credit Card Expiration Date Fields in Shopp

The question was asked in the Shopp Community Forums about how to change the Credit Card expiration date fields from input boxes to drop down menus. The default Shopp template has them set as text boxes, which works fine, but we can improve on this and make it easier to use. If you’re using Shopp’s […]

Google Web Fonts with Hawaiian Diacritics

Google Web Fonts is a pretty awesome service, considering it’s a free alternative to the larger font collections of TypeKit (also an awesome service). Embedded web fonts are great, but the Hawaii web design has a dilemma. A lot of place names use Hawaiian diacritics (āēīōūĀĒŌŪĪ) and any time you use the language on a […]