setting up marketpress

i purchased a 3 month subscription and downloaded marketpress. I have it setup with multisite as i want to have a site like etsy, but some things are not really clear, im trying to basically make my site look like http://wp-ecommerce.org/ where then i can edit the header. but i want the same style as it shows here, to list products in a grid, pick a store drop down at the top of the page, etc..

how do i edit the marketplace (index page) to show what i want, like using the shortcodes, widgets and what not, as of right now it says:
Welcome to the MarketPress parent theme. Please use a child theme to get the styling you require. Any child themes can be found under themes/.
FrameMarket is the parent theme for our MarketPress themes. It allows us to offer a range of themes all using the one core. You also can then use that core to create your own child themes and hit the ground running with creating a MarketPress theme.
Current styles: GridMarket

and its only showing a single column of the products from my store items, i want it to be like your demo with 3-4 products per row.

I want gridmarket to be what every1 sees at http://www.domain.com
and want another theme which can be seen when viewing my own shop

as it stands, when i goto my stores dashboard and select a different theme, its changing the main sites theme.

i have the following plugins installed
marketpress with gridmarket theme
buddy press
pro sites
affiliate

your site says there are different payment gateways like paypal chaining, authorize.net, money bookers, yet i only see eway shared payments and paypal express

appreciate the help

    3SixtyEvolve

    Hi @tfbc

    Thank you for being a member of our community and posting your questions regarding MarketPress to the forum.

    First of all, before we continue, can I ask that you access your site's root directory via a FTP client like FileZilla and deleting the complete MarketPress plugin and reinstalling it by downloading the Plugin zip file, unzipping it and uploading the 'marpetpress' folder with contents again to the wp-contents/plugins folder.

    Reason for asking this is to rule out the possibility of the plugin not being updated properly when you've auto-updated it. The current version of MarketPress has various payment gateways available, as you can see below. So we need to first make sure you have the Plugin correctly installed and then we can proceed from there.

    Current Payment Gateways:
    2Checkout
    Authorize.net AIM Checkout
    eWay Shared Payments
    Google Checkout
    iDEAL (beta)
    Manual Payments
    Moneybookers
    PayPal Payflow Pro (beta)
    PayPal
    PayPal Express Checkout
    Stripe

    Once we're sure that you have the latest version of the Plugin installed, I will continue to guide you through the steps to set up the site as per your questions above.

    Just to mention here, from your post I understand that you have a Multisite setup, so after installing the plugin again, please keep it Network Deactivated in the Network Admin Dashboard.

    Look forward to receiving your feedback and proceeding from here.

    Talk soon!

    Gina

    3SixtyEvolve

    Hi @tfbc

    Thank you for your latest post and feedback. Ok, so I've done a bit more checking on my test site, based on your current plugin configuration and found that it would be better for you 'Network Activate' (sorry for the confusion here) and then check under your Network Admin Dashboard » Settings » MarketPress if you find anything there as per my screenshot.

    This would be why you were not seeing any payment gateways before.

    I hope this helps

    Have a good day!

    Gina

    tfbc

    your screenshot is definitely different than mine.

    Select a Gateway
    eWay Shared Payments
    PayPal Express Checkout

    is all i show.

    I FTP and deleted the marketpress folder and reuploaded it, relogged into wordpress
    it showed there was an update, I updated it, and I still only show those 2 payment options

    when i check the folder for the plugins/marketpress/marketpress-includes/plugins-gateway
    I do see all the different gateways there.
    So i do not know what to say lol

    I even disabled marketpress, deleted it via wordpress and then reinstalled it that way, and still same issue.

    when i look at the database i see only 3 tables
    wp_mp_products
    wp_mp_terms
    wp_mp_term_relationships

    when i started my wordpress site i started with marketpress lite
    i really do not want to have to reinstall everything and readd all products to my store again. so i would like to avoid having to wipe the site out and start over

    tfbc

    yes i see that now ty, so i understand now how the gateway feature works, i have multisite buddypress marketpress and prosites installed. so i have set the gateways up where only pro accounts can choose their own gateway type, free accounts have to use paypal chained payments.

    im still trying to make out how the framemarket theme works with multisites and how parent and child theme options work.

    I would want mydomain.com to be the marketplace and use framemarket.

    So im assuming that the very 1st store being the root domain has to use the same theme as marketplace.

    i want it setup like http://wp-ecommerce.org/

    is there 3 stores installed in this site? store, store1 and store2?

    if i make framemarket network disabled, so other stores cannot choose that, how can i still make the root domain use that?

    when i enable framemarket it doesnt look anything like http://wp-ecommerce.org/

    thanks

    Timothy Bowers

    Each site can have independent themes, if you don't want them selecting another theme then you can remove the extra themes so the only option is what you want to provide. You could go one further and look at removing the theming menu but that would require some extra work on your part.

    is there 3 stores installed in this site? store, store1 and store2?

    Ya they are the main store and sub stores.

    if i make framemarket network disabled, so other stores cannot choose that, how can i still make the root domain use that?

    In the Network Admin:

    Admin --> Network Admin --> Themes

    You can then Network Enable themes so they can be used on sub sites. Those not enabled will not be selectable by your users.

    when i enable framemarket it doesnt look anything like http://wp-ecommerce.org/

    I suspect you are using the parent theme there. If you look in:

    /framemarket/themes/

    You will find another folder called /gridmarket/ and this is your child theme which you see on wp-commerce.org so what you need to do is move that folder to your themes folder, the new child theme will then become available for selected.

    Remember it requires the parent theme there to function.

    Here is some more information for you:

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/the-buddypress-manual/what-are-parent-and-child-themes/

    Take care.

    tfbc

    ok so i moved gridmarket from the framemarket folder and placed under the wp-content/themes

    and chose network disabled for framemarket and gridmarket

    then i went to network admin > sites, edited my store, clicked theme tab, chose gridmarket

    how can i make it so root domain is marketplace
    then in the dropdown "visit a shop" it shows my store right now when i goto root domain it shows the products from my store but in the drop down nothing shows.

    is root domain always the 1st store?

    if i look at the store slugs it shows domain.com/shop/

    /shop/shop-products
    /shop/shop-shopping-cart
    /shop/shop-order-status
    etc

    so why would the 1st store not be listed in the drop down as shop
    i setup multisites to use subdomains and wildcards was setup by my host.

    i guess how i pictured it that domain.com would be marketplace of all products from all stores
    shop.domain.com would be my store with its own theme.
    etc.

    as it stands what ever theme i set for my store, then the domain.com theme is the same

    Timothy Bowers

    how can i make it so root domain is marketplace

    The root domain is the marketplace by default.

    If you look in:

    Admin --> Network Admin --> Settings --> MarketPress

    You can see the global slugs and shortcodes there. Depending on those settings you can use shortcodes across the network.

    You find the widgets in the usual place for the main site:

    Admin --> Appearances --> Widgets

    They will be available on all sites depending on your global settings in the Network Admin.

    then in the dropdown "visit a shop" it shows my store right now when i goto root domain it shows the products from my store but in the drop down nothing shows.

    The drop down should show all public shops (Privacy Settings).

    You main site can show global or local products from the theme settings:

    Admin --> Appearances --> Theme Options

    is root domain always the 1st store?

    Yes but you can with FrameMarket you can show global products and with the Network Settings you can display a markplace.

    so why would the 1st store not be listed in the drop down as shop

    That is a great question... No idea why but looking at the code it seems to be by design. I'll ask the developer to chip in here on that.

    guess how i pictured it that domain.com would be marketplace of all products from all stores
    shop.domain.com would be my store with its own theme.
    etc.

    Thats how it can work with the network slugs or this theme as I described in this post.

    Take care

    tfbc

    when i go into Admin --> Network Admin --> Settings --> MarketPress
    the slugs are as follows
    Marketplace Base /marketplace/
    Product Categories /marketplace/categories/
    Product Tags /marketplace/tags/

    so in order to see the marketplace id have to goto http://www.domain.com/marketplace/

    I do not see any seperate theme option between the marketplace and my store, i even went as far as creating a 2nd store, which that 1 only shows up in the dropdown now, and I AM able to have a different theme for that 1, but the 1st store seems to be tied directly to what ever theme i choose for the root domain.

    when im logged under the Network Admin and goto themes, i can see installed themes, add new themes, but there is no way to set a theme for the marketplace, the only way i see to set a theme for the root domain is by switching to dashboard for the 1st store, choosing my theme there.

    Timothy Bowers

    Hey again.

    when i go into Admin --> Network Admin --> Settings --> MarketPress
    the slugs are as follows
    Marketplace Base /marketplace/
    Product Categories /marketplace/categories/
    Product Tags /marketplace/tags/
    so in order to see the marketplace id have to goto http://www.domain.com/marketplace/

    That is correct.

    Which is what you asked for?

    how can i make it so root domain is marketplace

    I do not see any seperate theme option between the marketplace and my store, i even went as far as creating a 2nd store, which that 1 only shows up in the dropdown now, and I AM able to have a different theme for that 1, but the 1st store seems to be tied directly to what ever theme i choose for the root domain.

    Thats sound right.

    Each site with WordPress is a separate site, separate theme, separate pages, posts and products. As MarketPress is installed on those separate sites, they are separate shops.

    Through widgets, shortcodes and slugs you can pull those global stores to your main store.

    If you want all stores using only one theme then only enable the one theme so no other can be selected. Consider using our New Blog Template plugin to set up a template site of how you want all new ones to appear upon first setup.

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/new-blog-template/

    when im logged under the Network Admin and goto themes, i can see installed themes, add new themes, but there is no way to set a theme for the marketplace, the only way i see to set a theme for the root domain is by switching to dashboard for the 1st store, choosing my theme there.

    Yup, you manage the main site through the main site admin area.

    The Network admin control network setups.

    FrameMarket has those extra options for displaying global products within the main page (rather than just local products) These are not normally available in themes.

    I hope this helps clarify, let me know if you need more help.

    Take care.

    tfbc

    im obviously missing something or your not understanding what i am requesting.

    I want www,mydomain.com to be the marketplace where they can view all products
    not http://www.mydomain.com/marketplace

    the slug for the 1st shop is mydomain.com/shop/
    this shop and the root domain share the same theme.

    I want mydomain.com (marketplace) and http://www.mydomain.com/shop/ to have their own theme.

    it boils down to i DONOT want http://www.mydomain.com to be my shop, only the marketplace.

    the only way i can see this to be done is if i create another shop, and not add any products to the primary domain. so in the end I would have 2 stores under super admin 1 with products, 1 without, the 1st store using gridmarket (mydomain.com)(no products), the 2nd store my own theme with products.

    Timothy Bowers

    I want mydomain.com (marketplace) and http://www.mydomain.com/shop/ to have their own theme.

    But in the next part you say you don't want your shop on the mydomain.com site?

    So your shop would be:

    mydomain.com (what ever theme you wish)
    myshop.mydomain.com (Which ever theme you wish)

    it boils down to i DONOT want http://www.mydomain.com to be my shop, only the marketplace.

    So you wouldn't put any products in that shop. Leave it be

    Then in theme settings for FrameMarket on that main site enable it to show global products.

    Admin --> Appearance --> Theme Options

    the only way i can see this to be done is if i create another shop, and not add any products to the primary domain. so in the end I would have 2 stores under super admin 1 with products, 1 without, the 1st store using gridmarket (mydomain.com)(no products), the 2nd store my own theme with products.

    That is correct.

    WordPress doesn't allow you to install 2 or more themes on one install.

    And you already said "i DONOT want http://www.mydomain.com to be my shop" so a second site would be needed to get separate designs and not use the main domain.

    Take care.