Hacking MarketPress Shipping Form (text field to dropdown box)

On the page "/store/shopping-cart/shipping" it asks you for your address. Where you select your country it offers only a drop down box with only approved countries you set in the admin dashboard.

I wish to do the same thing for the "City" field. My MarketPress is used to offer a service or "installation" of software so to speak. I install the software locally and use these contact details to contact them. I edited the plugin code to change phrases that say "shipping" information to "contact" (ex: Please enter your CONTACT information).

To ensure users don't use my MarketPress if they are outside of my city I wish to use a drop down box for the "City" field. Only allowing them to select cities I currently offer service to.

I am going to try and hack the plugin myself to do this.. Any ideas on what I should do? I may end up trying to change the "Country" to "City" and modify the country options in the drop down.. I think I would have to change language settings if the plugin code? In that case I would also have to move around fields to display the country somehow and move the old "country" field (now a city field) to the correct location in the form (to follow correct formatting of inputting an address).

Any ideas, input, or knowledge of a fast/easy way to do this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

  • _981
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    I solved this myself, simply changed areas like

    <input size="25" id="mp_shipping_info_city" name="mp_shipping_info[city]" type="text" value="<?php echo esc_attr($city); ?>" />


    <select id="mp_shipping_info_city" name="mp_shipping_info[city]">
       <option value="CITY-HERE">CITY_HERE</option>

    in marketpress.php and some areas like "province" in marketpress-includes/template-functions.php

    When I changed the province to display one province I had to follow the 2 letter code format "ON" for Ontario, otherwise you get an error "Please enter a valid two-letter Canadian Province abbreviation."

    I also localized the plugin to change "state/province" to "province", and "ZIP/Postal Code" to "Postal Code".

    yet another problem solved by myself xD thanks anyways and hopefully this can help anyone else out there maybe.

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