Marketpress - MySiteMyway Integration

Aloha,

Basically, I have spent hours trying to debug, and now just need your help.

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THE GOAL: Make Marketpress & MysiteMyway Theme Play Nice

TARGET URL: http://JingleSPOT.net/stores

WORDPRESS: Multisite Version = 3.5.1
TOTAL SITES: 1 (just the base site, being used presently)
PERMALINKS: http://JingleSPOT.net/stores/

MARKETPRESS: Current Version
PERMALINKS: /stores/store/products/category/

SERVER: Dedicated

LAMP: All current versions.
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THE PROBLEM:

Marketpress auto-generated "Store Page" / Making Bad Links

----> http://JingleSPOT.net/stores/store

This is an example, but the problem is the same with widgets as well. You can see that it lists all the categories with an entry. However, when you click any, you get an "Archive Page" that has not list of products displayed. Yuk..

BACKGROUND:

Before we go down the Rabbit hole. The following example shows it working, and I have no idea why?

----> http://JingleSPOT.net/stores/marketplace/categories/mobi-sms-text-marketing

Compare to this one generated by the store:

----> http://jinglespot.net/stores/blog/store/products/category/mobi-sms-text-marketing/

So, what you see at the above link, that is what I want, the auto generated links on the STORE PAGE to link to. Likewise the store widgets, assumed to be a connected issue.

So, on the sidebar, I figured the links, and made manual links. But the STORE WIDGETS do not work correctly either.

PERMALINK NOTES:

If you compare the link that works, with the auto-generated link, we see immediately the store is having issues:

----> http://JingleSPOT.net/stores/marketplace/categories/mobi-sms-text-marketing
----> http://jinglespot.net/stores/blog/store/products/category/mobi-sms-text-marketing/

----> /stores/marketplace/categories/
----> /stores/blog/store/products/category/

I have tried to reset the permalinks but there is no effect. Worse, the WP permalinks are forcing me to have /blog/ which I do not want, but I see this is also being picked up by the store, and added tot he URL, see above.

CURRENT PERMALINK SETTINGS:

PERMALINKS: http://JingleSPOT.net/stores/
PERMALINKS: /stores/store/products/category/

CURRENT ASSUMPTIONS:

At some point, the permalinks has gone wacky. If it could all be corrected so that the store was consistent about both using and calling the same link structure, things would be great.

1 - .htaccess File Issue

I looked at the .htaccess file to to see if it was obviously screwed in some way. But it seems to be ok, other than no obvious entry for Marketpress, but then my research suggests that no such entry is required.

2 - WP Database Redirects (MySQL)

Here I thought maybe considering the link confusion, that perhaps the problem is in the saved options in the WP Database. I looked at the field, but beyond my talent to evaluate or repair.

3 - Custom Theme Solution

After extensive research, it seems is one course of action. But, as the above links demonstrate it can work without a custom theme fix. This assumption seems like overkill.

SUMMARY

It seems most logical, that the problem is with the permalinks. The store is creating links that are way off base, the /blog/ part I would like to remove as well. So how do we completely rewire the permalinks and fix this whole mess?

Mahalo nui loa in advance for help.

Aloha, Dustin

  • Jack Kitterhing

    Hi there Dustin (@JingleSPOT)

    I hope you are well today.

    Thank you for the question detail you've put into it :slight_smile:

    I've visited the site and this is a strange issue, it's quite common to have /blog in the main sites permalink structure when using a sub directory install and not a sub domain install. But what is strange is, some pages don't have it, some do, some links are right others aren't, your widgets on the left, is that the marketpress widget or did you manually make those links? As they are correct, but your right on your stores page the links go through to archive with nothing in them. Could you post a couple screenshots of your permalinks settings, your marketpress presentation tab and your marketpress in the network admin?

    Thank you for being a WPMU DEV member and have a great weekend!

    Kind Regards
    Jack.

  • JingleSPOT

    Aloha Jack,

    Sorry for the delayed reply. I took a short break, then seeing your request, I proceeded to get the images, but also test more things. Note your answers first, then surprise material;

    A. Some links work, some do not:

    1 - All links that work, I made;
    2 - All links produced by the STORE PAGE, fail;

    B. Screenshot request;

    3 - permalinks settings
    4 - marketpress presentation tab
    5 - marketpress in the network admin

    added additional shots, see below;

    ----> http://JingleSPOt.org/DOWNLOAD/mp_screenshots

    C. Glabal Marketplace

    It seems that the "Permalinks" for the "Global Marketplace"
    are at least part of the mystery.

    Sent a screenshot for that, but there is the source of the
    /marketplace/categories/ as noted before:

    ----> /stores/marketplace/categories/
    ----> /stores/blog/store/products/category/

    I have therefore used the "Global Marketplaces Shorcode"
    to update the SITEMAP PAGE.

    ----> http://JingleSPOT.net/stores/sitemap

    Note that this page, for global marketplace is producing correct URLS.

    Where the STORE PAGE IS NOT

    ----> http://JingleSPOT.net/stores/store

    Unfortunately, I have to work on other projects and this has consumed more than 40 hours, with countless other tests and debugs, research, and two completely separate installs to test.

    So, you have all the CLUES, and I have guessed best I can.

    I now pray that your brilliance produces the all too simple answer, how to make all things play nice.

    In the meantime, my theory is that as it is multi-site, and I am using SITE-1, that I have no choice. I have to use the GLOBAL MARKETPLACE shortcodes.

    That is for now, exactly what I plan to do. Until something awesome comes from the minds of the developers on your end.

    Many thanks for your well considered support. Oh, note that on a single site with all things perfect, it fails to work in the STORE PAGE test either, using same themes, etc.

    Mahalo for your help.

    Aloha, Dustin

  • Jack Kitterhing

    Hi there Dustin,

    I hope your well today, sorry for the delay with my reply, could you send me some login details so I can check this issue out for you?

    - Mark to my attention
    - Link back to this thread
    - Include admin/network access
    - Include FTP
    - Include any relevant URLS for your site

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/contact/

    Thank you for being a WPMU DEV member and again sorry for the delay.

    Kind Regards
    Jack.

  • JingleSPOT

    Aloha Jack,

    Very sorry so long to reply. We are very shorthanded right now and had to focus on sales.

    We solved some issues and have some. We also have serious requests for upgrades like IMPORT/EXPORT. Totally missed that one, and we need MOBILE to work perfectly.

    In any event, for the moment, please leave this ticket open. We need to complete some tasks, and will get access setup for you in the next day or so..

    Aloha, AR

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