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  • Fixed issue with Statistics dashboard widget (not showing previous month correctly)


March 30, 2015 - version
  • Fixed issue with Statistics dashboard widget (not showing previous month correctly)

January 14, 2015 - version 2.9.6
  • Fixed: South Africa should require zip code during checkout
  • Fixed: PHP warnings when using Ultimatum theme
  • Fixed: 2Checkout doubling price after being redirected
  • Fixed: infinite loop bug in gateway
  • Fixed: order-by dropdown doesn't always show default value from presentation settings
  • Added: Updated 2Checkout gateway to latest API

December 1, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: Fedex displaying all available services at checkout instead of only the services selected
  • Fixed: PayPal Express is only applying coupon to one item

November 18, 2014 - version
  • Added: products are no longer set to "draft" status when using the "hide out of stock products" setting -- instead they're now set to a status of "out_of_stock"
  • Fixed: tax being charged on shipping even if tax shouldn't be charged
  • Fixed: download url incorrect in order confirmation email for products being transitioned to a draft status due to "hide out of stock products" setting
  • Fixed: user can't download purchased files when product is out of stock
  • Fixed: bug with pagination when using [mp_list_global_products] on front page

November 7, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: Paymill gateway using SSL v3 which is susceptible to POODLE vulnerability

November 1, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: products being set to draft status after being ordered

October 31, 2014 - version
  • Added: "mp_imported_products_post_status" filter - gives the ability to set the post status of imported products
  • Fixed: when importing products via CSV and products have the same featured image only the first product attaches the image
  • Fixed: when using embedded Stripe checkout form the selected currency isn't being reflected in the payment form
  • Fixed: bug with mp_list_products short code and pagination
  • Fixed: bug with tax calculations due to over-rounding
  • Fixed: bug with PayPal Express gateway when tax shipping is enabled
  • Fixed: bug with automatic emails some times not being RFC5322 compliant due to line length

October 20, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: Shipping tax not being calculated correctly when using tax-inclusive pricing
  • Fixed: Out of stock products are still showing when "Hide out of stock items" is enabled
  • Fixed: Extra title showing above the default product image in grid view
  • Fixed: Pinterest pin-it button doesn't open in new window/tab
  • Fixed: Store menu items regenerate themselves after being deleted

September 15, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: Invalid measurement errors when using UPS shipping and a base country that uses the metric system
  • Fixed: Incorrect First-class Mail Parcel rates being returned when using USPS shipping
  • Fixed: PHP warnings with wp_title_output()
  • Fixed: PHP errors in PIN gateway
  • Fixed: Nav Menu items classes not being applied correctly
  • Fixed: Bug with pagination when displaying products from a given category using [mp_list_products] short code

August 5, 2014 - version
  • Added: BN codes to PayPal gateways

July 23, 2014 - version
  • Added: UPS shipping gateway now allows admin to choose the appropriate pickup type allowing for more accurate rate requests
  • Fixed: When using global product list the "buy now" button adds the item to a cart that doesn't exist
  • Fixed: Shipping costs are being calculated but are not applying when order is processed
  • Fixed: Unable to deselect shipping options in Fedex shipping gateway settings
  • Fixed: Unable to deselect "use default embedded form" in Stripe gateway settings
  • Fixed: Unable to deselect checkboxes in Bitpay gateway settings
  • Fixed: Extra characters at end of admin order notification email

July 12, 2014 - version 2.9.5
  • Fixed: When using global cart admin some times loses the ability to change shipping methods

July 11, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: File download issue that some users were reporting
  • Fixed: Conflicts with Ultimatum theme
  • Fixed: Global Product Widget is showing a description under each product even when "content to show" is set to none
  • Fixed: Shipping not being calculated correctly when using global cart and multiple shipping methods
  • Fixed: Issue with shipping/billing fields displaying incorrect values in admin
  • Fixed: Double escaping in global product list widget title

June 5, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: Fatal error in some of the payment gateways

June 5, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: errors when checking out using PayPal and global cart is enabled
  • Fixed: incorrect shipping calculations when using tax inclusive pricing and calculated shipping options
  • Fixed: when toggling global cart on/off PayPal settings get wiped out
  • Fixed: PHP warning when checking out using UPS shipping gateway

May 29, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: Product and category specific coupons could be used for any product with a mal-formed coupon code
  • Fixed: Fatal "Cannot use string offset as an array" error in network admin when enabling global cart

May 25, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: display issue on product category templates
  • Fixed: when checking out every UPS shipping service shows as available instead of only the ones that are selected
  • Fixed: order status links generate page-not-found errors
  • Fixed: PHP notices when logging out
  • Fixed: random slashes being added to Bitpay message field

May 18, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: [mp_related_products] some times causes product categories/tags to not display
  • Fixed: errors when checking out when using global cart
  • Fixed: shopping cart shows PHP warning
  • Fixed: some arguments in [mp_list_global_products] don't work
  • Fixed: during checkout the shipping name field isn't being validated that a full name was entered
  • Fixed: can't unselect shipping options when using UPS gateway
  • Removed Parcel Post shipping option from USPS shipping gateway as this only available through retail outlets
  • New: emails are now sent as HTML - fixes issues with html entities displaying improperly in emails

May 8, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: admin bar shows wrong site than what is currently being viewed in multisite setup
  • Fixed: receiving errors when checking out using Fedex
  • Fixed: when using UPS shipping, cart is showing one shipping rate while a different rate is being applied to the orders
  • Fixed: [mp_related_products] some times causes product categories/tags to not display
  • Fixed: PHP warning on product category/tag page
  • Fixed: when changing categories some times no products will display even though there are products in the selected category
  • Fixed: PayPal network settings don't save
  • Fixed: item price in cart is wrong
  • Fixed: when using prices inclusive of tax and also taxing shipping fees the total tax is calculated incorrectly

May 1, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: dashboard stats widget includes orders that are trashed
  • Fixed: can't edit user shipping/billing info on user edit screen
  • Fixed: tax breakdown doesn't display when using tax-inclusive pricing
  • Fixed: special characters show as html entities in emails
  • Fixed: errors when checking out using gateway

April 26, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: product list widget doesn't show price for products with variations
  • Fixed: spelling error in shipping settings
  • Fixed: lightbox no longer works on product images
  • Fixed: not able to use both categories and tags in [mp_list_products]
  • Fixed: grid view broken in 2014 theme
  • Fixed: related products "Relate Products By" dropdown doesn't accurately show selected value
  • Added: custom update messages for products and orders
  • Added: additional markup for Google Rich Snippets

April 16, 2014 - version 2.9.4
  • Fixed: grid view doesn't work when displaying global product list
  • Fixed: products on are not added to cart when using buy now button on single product page
  • Fixed: product categories not properly assigning when using global marketplace
  • Added: Bitpay Bitcoin gateway (alpha)

April 12, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: incorrect URL in Simplify gateway settings
  • Fixed: incorrect URL in gateway settings
  • Fixed: when logged in, order status links are incorrect
  • Fixed: when using in sandbox mode API calls are being made in test mode
  • Fixed: when completing checkout, in-stock items some times show as out of stock (when using variations)
  • Fixed: when quickly adding multiple items to cart not all of the items get added

April 5, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: prices not showing up after release

April 5, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: deprecated use of the $wpdb->escape() function
  • Fixed: wrong link in PayPal Express settings
  • Fixed: subtotal text appending for each item
  • Fixed: coupons incorrectly apply to uncategorized items when using category-based coupons
  • Fixed: coupon stays applied to cart after removing applicable products from cart
  • Deprecated: mp_product_price_tag filter - use mp_product_price_html instead

March 28, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: product list shortcode not using correct "per_page" setting
  • Fixed: product list scroll-to-top not working when product filters are hidden
  • Fixed: not able to check off destination countries in IE 11

March 21, 2014 - version
  • Fixed a bug with certain settings not saving

March 20, 2014 - version
  • Fixed a bug with certain gateways and checkout totals some times not matching up and causing errors

March 20, 2014 - version
  • Fixed bug with not being able to deselect target countries once selected
  • Fixed bug when clicking “EU” target countries wouldn’t always work
  • Fixed bug with tax not showing up on order pages in admin when using tax inclusive prices

March 17, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: bug with per-order download limits
  • Fixed: bug with checkout when tax inclusive pricing was enabled
  • Fixed: order confirmation emails were not reflecting coupon discounts

March 15, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: when using USPS shipping all shipping options would be available instead of only the ones selected in settings
  • Fixed: Taxes were being added to cart when they shouldn't have been

March 14, 2014 - version 2.9.3
  • Fixed fatal error on checkout page that some users were reporting (specific to PHP version 5.3.1)

March 14, 2014 - version
  • Added MP_IMPORT_ALLOW_NO_PRICE constant to allow importing of products with no price

March 14, 2014 - version
  • Updated order status screens to reflect new coupon changes from
  • Added coupon code to discount column in admin orders screen

March 14, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: In USPS shipping settings, services could not be unchecked
  • Sessions are now only initialized when needed instead of on globally
  • Coupon discounts are now applied to each applicable product instead of the cart as a whole (fixes "applies to" rules not working correctly)

March 13, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: "Uncaught TypeError: Object [object Object] has no method 'ColorPicker'" on network settings screen
  • Fixed: Undefined variables notices on network settings screen
  • Fixed: Low stock notifications were being sent for products that didn't have inventory tracking enabled
  • Fixed: On checkout screen errors would show above breadcrumb whereas update messages would show below
  • Code cleanup for PayPal Express gateway

March 8, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: When using [mp_list_global_products] pagination would not work
  • Fixed: When editing a product-specific coupon, the product dropdown would not show up initially

March 8, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: Coupon codes would not honor the "applies to" setting
  • Fixed: Simplify gateway would display an "Simplify token not generated correctly" error when not activated with any other gateway plugins
  • Fixed: Compatibility bug with WordPress HTTPS
  • Fixed: Bug with low stock notifications

March 3, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: Low-stock notifications wouldn't send at expected threshold
  • Fixed: Fixed a bug with not being able to use "services" as a page slug
  • Fixed: Javascript for Pinterest pin-it button would not be generated correctly
  • Fixed: When switching shipping methods, table-rate data would be wiped out
  • New: Updated the Pinterest Rich Pins oEmbed endpoint to use* instead of*

February 25, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: Bug where store page wasn't being created on activation
  • Fixed: Bug when adding coupons to specific products on sites with many (~10k+) products
  • Fixed: Hide postal/zip code field when checking out for ship-to countries that don't use postal/zip codes
  • Fixed: Shipping would be set to zero for countries that don't require a postal/zip code
  • Fixed: Low-stock notifications now send at appropriate threshold

February 24, 2014 - version
  • Fixed: Simplify gateway would cause errors when enabled with other gateways
  • Added: "mp_orders_cap" filter which allows developers to easily change the capability type required to view the orders menu

February 23, 2014 - version 2.9.2
  • Fixed: Divide by zero warning in USPS gateway
  • Fixed: Mixed-content warnings in wp-admin when using ssl
  • Fixed: Session handling code that caused issues with PayPal Express checkout
  • Fixed: Conflict with WordPress Social Invitations plugin
  • Fixed: When using WPML and [mp_product] shortcode the non-translated version of the product would be returned
  • Fixed: GA E-Commerce bug

February 13, 2014 - version 2.9.1
  • Fixed mixed-content issues on checkout pages when using SSL
  • Fixed when importing products from csv, products with stock set to 0 wouldn't be tracked
  • Removed outdated translation files
  • Added support for all Stripe payment gateway currencies

February 8, 2014 - version
  • Updated session handling code (fixes some PHP warnings that some users were reporting)

February 7, 2014 - version
  • Fixed some bugs in WePay gateway
  • Localization files (.mo) can now be loaded from wp-content/language/marketpress/mp-{your locale}.mo
  • Fixed issue (fatal error) when calculating total price with taxes in 2checkout payment gateway

February 6, 2014 - version
  • Fixed a bug where product pagination sometimes wouldn't display

February 6, 2014 - version
  • Fixed a bug in [mp_list_products] where products would always show above all other content
  • Updated some default styles for cart widget
  • Updated .pot file

January 31, 2014 - version
  • Added presentation settings for choosing alignment of product image instead of always "alignleft"
  • Updated mp_product_image function/shortcode to allow for setting product image alignment

January 30, 2014 - version
  • Fixed a bug where product filters would show even if turned off in presentation settings
  • Fixed a Genesis theme compatibility update for >2.0
  • Fixed a bug where no lightbox would show when using the [mp_product_image context="single"] shortcode with lightbox enabled in presentation settings
  • Use WP3.8 dashicon for admin menu
  • Added new payment gateway - WePay (beta)

January 24, 2014 - version
  • Fixed a bug with product filters some times redirecting to a 404 page or returning the wrong product set
  • Fixed a bug when calling mp_list_products() with no arguments, the default set of arguments would be populated incorrectly

January 23, 2014 - version
  • Fixed a bug where product listings would use default posts per page setting instead of the value in MarketPress presentation settings

January 23, 2014 - version
  • Fixed a bug where users couldn't update products/order after updating

January 23, 2014 - version 2.9
  • Added Coupons for individual categories/products
  • Added compatibility with Google Universal Analytics
  • Added Stripe embedded form button
  • Added Pinterest "Rich Pins" w/advanced oembed endpoint
  • Added show related products option
  • Added Pickup in-store shipping option
  • Added ability to assign a custom per-order limit to a product
  • Add setting to turn off downloadable product default 1 per order limit
  • Added filters to many template functions
  • Minor bugfixes on Simplify gateway
  • Deleted orders are now removed from usermeta
  • Fixed bug with 2checkout where amount was returning more than 2 decimal places
  • Added Russian Rubles to paypal currencies and locale
  • Fix php warnings when switching between non-calculated shipping modules
  • Fix bug with which gateway is shown when switching global cart in network settings
  • Fix possible rounding error in Stripe gateway
  • In Calculated Shipping plugins changed so if all weights in an order are zero then show Free Shipping
  • In FedEx fixed problem with calculating the correct number of packages.
  • Added https support for custom styles in the wp-content/marketpress-styles/ directory.
  • Added ajax checkout error flag which is set when ajax starts and reset when ajax is finished. Prevents form submits from aborting shipping lookups.
  • Removed apply_filters("mp_shipping_options_... call in extra_shipping_box_label() It passes nulls instead of an address so it can't properly recalculate the options anyway.
  • Changes to USPS to standardize across the calculated shipping plugins.
  • Make messages visual editor css more specific to avoid conflicts
  • Add US Virgin Islands to USPS allowed base country list
  • Added 4 new currencies to PayMill payment gateway (BGN, HRK, GIP, RON)
  • Added 3 new currencies to PIN payment gateway (SGD, EUR and GBP)
  • Added Australian Dollars (AUD) currency to Stripe payment gateway
  • Added Norwegian Krone (NOK) currency to Skrill / MoneyBookers payment gateway
  • Added 8 new currencies to 2CheckOut payment gateway (AED, ILS, LTL, PHP, RON, RUB, SGD, TRY)
  • Added 2 new currencies to AIM payment gateway (AUD and NZD)
  • Add filter so certain products can be excluded from GA tracking
  • Pass manual gateway instuctions through wpautop() and allow shortcodes in it
  • Remove encoded html from PayPal IPN strings
  • Delay upgrade rewrite flush to end of init hook
  • Remove retired Google checkout gateway
  • Fixed bug with PayPal Express gateway and coupons where totals would be incorrect after being transferred to PayPal
  • Updated mp_list_products() function to use WP-style arguments - users can still use existing argument style if they wish
  • Added mp_list_products() can now display filters - no need to call mp_products_filter() in your theme template
  • Added mp_list_products() can now display pagination
  • Added mp_products_nav() to display products pagination
  • Fixed some warnings related to shipping fields when checking out
  • Fixed premature deletion of csv import file after previously deleting
  • Fixed old text in Payflow gateway
  • Related products can now be set to use either categories/tags separately or both at the same time
  • Fixed bug when using category filter the page title, menu item, etc would not update accordingly
  • Fixed bug when checking out digital downloads and shipping was enabled the user would still be asked to choose a shipping method

September 23, 2013 - version 2.8.9
  • 2.8.9 - 9/22/2013 - Aaron Edwards, Arnold, Marko Miljus
  • ----------------------------------------------------------------------
  • - Added PIN payment gateway (beta)
  • - Added Simplify Commerce gateway by MasterCard
  • - Add multiple currency support to Payflow Pro gateway
  • - Add Euro support to Stripe gateway (Ireland)
  • - Add "Tax Label" setting to customize the tax line item label in the cart
  • - Removed all the old style PHP 4 constructors (Class name functions)
  • - Remove help screen when WPMUDEV_REMOVE_BRANDING defined
  • - Fixed order_confirmation_email() declaration to match it's parent.(Warnings)
  • - In USPS shipping added maximum box weights to flat rate boxes to improve calculating the number of boxes needed.
  • - Fixed problem where shipping option could be unselected if the suboption disappeared due to changing the address.
  • - In FedEx, default to residential delivery. Only allow the customer to change residential to commercial if Allow Commercial checked in settings.
  • - Changed Continue Checkout buttonform disabled to hide during the shipping rate update.
  • - Fix admin styles that stopped being included due to a typo
  • - Avoid errors in the Paypal gateway if 100% coupons are used by making price 0.01
  • - Don't show confusing subtotal with tax inclusive pricing on

July 16, 2013 - version 2.8.8
  • Add SKU's to admin new order notification email
  • Fixed a rounding error with Paypal chained and Tax Inclusive pricing
  • Add support for Ireland locale in paypal and not require postal code
  • Add support for CAD, EUR and GBP to AIM gateway
  • Add support for GBP to Stripe gateway
  • Fix store count on global checkout confirmation screen
  • Fix coupons datepicker
  • Added process_shipping_form call to shipping_sub_options() so that custom fields that can affect shipping will be read. (ie Resedential in FedEx)
  • Make custom column code more efficient - props @michael_cannon
  • Add a note to table rate shipping that it uses the pre-tax order total
  • Add Serbia and Montenegro country codes
  • Add mp_product_title() template function
  • Add mp_product_description template function
  • Add mp_product_meta template function

May 27, 2013 - version 2.8.7
  • Make order and payment history times adjust dynamically for the site timezone
  • Add Paymill gateway (beta)
  • Fix encoded discount display in confirmation emails and PayPal
  • Fix products display reverting to grid in list mode when ajax filters are used
  • Fix undefined filter_post_kses error for subsite admins in multisite in Manual Payments and Cubepoints gateways
  • Fix a Manage Orders page pagination display bug/conflict
  • Fix fatal conflict with SEO features of Genesis/Catalyst themes on category pages
  • Change text of last checkout breadcrumb to "Order Complete"
  • Sanitize price fields in various shipping modules
  • Add New Zealand locale to paypal gateways

May 8, 2013 - version 2.8.6
  • Fix broken new order emails if % is included in product title
  • Fix paypal express documentation links
  • Add setting for "Collect Address on Downloadable Only Cart"
  • SQL injection hardening

April 11, 2013 - version 2.8.5
  • Allow styling of global products by site (blogid in classname)
  • Fix sort by price in product list widget
  • Fix popular products shortcode ordering
  • Change Shipping form label when shipping is turned off
  • Add CAD to stripe gateway
  • Add Israel locale to PayPal gateway
  • Fix function name conflict with WP-Client plugin
  • Fix mp_product_list shortcode list_view argument

March 8, 2013 - version 2.8.4
  • Added eWay Rapid Payments 3.0 gateway (beta)
  • Fixed FedEx no results problem. Shipment in non US countries were treated as International even though the destination was the same country.
  • Added "Disable Large Image Display" to Presentatio, which prevents clicking on a product image from displaying a large image. Requested to prevent poaching large gallery images.
  • Changed class if Lightbox is disabled so that if another plugin loads lightbox the product images won't use it.

March 6, 2013 - version 2.8.3
  • Fix a fatal error that slipped through in 2.8.2 when sending emails. Important!

March 5, 2013 - version 2.8.2
  • Add mp_product_sku() template function and shortcode
  • Add setting to disable sales tax on digital products if desired
  • Add option to set products to draft when out of stock
  • Show all gateways to super admins in multisite (avoid confusion)
  • Fix rounding errors with tax inclusive pricing (big one!)
  • Fix problems with ajax paging with grid on taxonomy archive pages
  • Fix css class on product images
  • Fix being unable to overwrite shipping information fields with a blank value
  • Fix grid bug when no styles are loaded
  • Pass messages settings through wpautop()
  • Added check for US country before trimming zip code to 5 characters in calculated shipping modules
  • Disabled continue button on shipping form while shipping rates are being updated
  • Fix up some notices and warnings on profile page:
  • Reformat various template functions and their documentation
  • Fix bug in PayPal/Moneybookers/eWay gateways with shipping method set to none
  • Fix iDeal gateway tax inclusive pricing bug by dropping extra tax line item

January 21, 2013 - version 2.8.1
  • Add very beta Fedex shipping module
  • Fix php warning when marking as shipped
  • Fix missing orders export box on All orders page:
  • Small fixes to css styles for external links

January 16, 2013 - version 2.8
  • Added UPS Shipping plugin!
  • Added built in grid views!
  • Add in AJAX dropdown category and order filters to listings pages
  • Add optional breadcrumbs to checkout process steps
  • Add default product images
  • Added ability to trash/delete orders and adjusts stock counts accordingly
  • Add featured image import support to the CSV importer
  • Add a "clone product" functionality
  • Add hooks for custom shipping methods and tracking links
  • Major refresh of css styles
  • Forced shipping option recalculation when Country changes.
  • Fix php warning on category list page old menus
  • Fix bug with product list widget when ordering by price or sales
  • Fix missing closing tag in global widget breaking drag and drop
  • Fix shipping settings save filter for method plugins:
  • Error check in Manual Payments gateway:
  • Fixed 10525 Paypal errors in global cart checkouts
  • Change the "from" price shown on variation listings to the lowest
  • Change PayPal generated timestamps for server timezone support
  • Fix double trigger of 'mp_order_paid' hook
  • Added APO state codes to the marketpress-data.php so addresses can make it past PayPal's address checker,
  • Use "APO", "FPO" or "DPO" for the City and 10 digit Zip code.
  • Sorted USPS shipping choices in Ascending order so that the lowest price will be the default.
  • Changed the Shipping sub options
  • put to a select box instead of a dropdown.
  • Added code to insure the first item in the Shipping sub options is selected if suboption is blank. Makes sure an item shows in iPad.
  • Set minimum "size" on shipping_sub_options select box to 4 for Safari and Chrome quirk.
  • Removed Handling charge display from USPS shipping options.
  • Let ounces go decimal for shipping weight
  • Add hooks to coupon functions
  • Added another error passing method for calculated rates. If a suboption key contains 'error' the value is an error message.
  • Fix ajax when force admin ssl is on
  • Fix conflict with PODS plugin
  • Other minor bug/notice fixes

October 3, 2012 - version 2.7
  • Include shopping cart item details in orders CSV exports
  • fix special instructions in CSV order exports
  • Add special instructions to admin new order notification
  • Support ecommerce tracking with our Google Analytics plugin on multisite
  • Don't require shipping fields when Shipping Modules are turned off
  • Display shipping inclusive of tax if tax inclusive pricing is on
  • Urlencode paypal url fields to support utf8 store slugs
  • Fix an error and debug code in PayPal Express gateway
  • Fix custom message showing in cart widget when empty:
  • Fix hooks for Affiliate plugin integration with Manual Payments gateway. Props @Rystraum!
  • iDeal gateway bugfixes
  • Fix rounding problems with tax prices when tax inclusive pricing is on
  • Fix bug in flat rate shipping calculations
  • Fix issue with shipping being charged for downloadable orders in global cart

September 4, 2012 - version 2.6.4
  • Important bugfix with saving Extra Shipping costs and Weights
  • Fix bugs in iDeal gateway:

August 29, 2012 - version 2.6.3
  • Add microdata to products for SEO, props @aristath!
  • Add "from" price label to listings of multiple variation products
  • Add cart message even when its empty
  • Many many php notice fixes
  • Fix major issues with new sites and coupons
  • Fix coupons with a number as the code
  • Fix rewrite flushing when changing store slugs
  • Fix a stripslashes issue with email settings
  • Fix unchecking of personalization checkboxes bug
  • Fix outdated product urls in orderstatus after slug changes

August 1, 2012 - version 2.6.2
  • Added per shipment handling charge to USPS, one for domestic and one for international shipping.
  • Add Argentina and Brazil to PayPal gateway countries
  • Add SKU's to new order emails
  • Fix issue with category dropdown widget displaying all products
  • Fix some potential problems with new installs and the CubePoints gateway

July 13, 2012 - version 2.6.1
  • Display Shipping Option and Shipping Sub Option next to shipping cost on Order Manage Page.
  • Added shipping method to the SHIPPINGINFO in email. If mp_shipping_info['method'] not yet set from actual shipping, displays the customer's choice.
  • Show Shortcodes and importers tabs in listing only mode
  • Major bugfix to gateway plugins settings filters
  • Fix stripslashes issue with manual payments gateway
  • Fix email filtering for manual payments gateway
  • Change order of 'mp_new_order' hook
  • Add some more filters for WPML compatibility
  • Verify product_ids before adding to cart
  • Fix Egypt Pounds currency symbol
  • Fix missing labels for custom styles in Network settings

June 26, 2012 - version 2.6
  • Added support for per Product and variation custom fields for personalization
  • Allow shortcodes to work in custom page messages
  • Fix issue with Stripe payment gateway JS conflict.
  • Fix an issue with numbered tags showing all products
  • Bug fixes with $content argument in mp_product template function/shortcode
  • Wrap prev/next nav links in wrapper for styling

May 4, 2012 - version 2.5.9
  • Fix problems with USPS shipping module
  • Fix stripslashes issue with widget custom content
  • Fix issues with single product shortcode attributes

April 27, 2012 - version 2.5.8
  • Improvements to coupon handling in PayPal Express gateway
  • Add cart details to PayPal Express gateway paypal history
  • Fix a bug in chained payments gateway not filling shipping/tax/coupon totals
  • Internationalize various date strings on the order status pages
  • Add UTF-8 BOM to csv exports

April 16, 2012 - version 2.5.7
  • Fix issues with PayPal chained payments gateway for sure
  • Fix bug in Payflow Pro gateway:
  • Separate AJAX cart and checkout JS:

April 3, 2012 - version 2.5.6
  • Create MP_HIDE_MENUS define to hide store menus
  • Add basic error messages for downloads
  • Fix ocassional issues with chained payments gateway

March 23, 2012 - version 2.5.5
  • Fix shortcodes documentation
  • Fix stripslashes issue in cart widget custom text
  • Fix bug with x_delim_data in gateway
  • Fix wrong orderstatus link on global checkout confirmation page

March 19, 2012 - version 2.5.4
  • Four new shortcodes! [mp_product] (display a single product anywhere!), [mp_product_image], [mp_buy_button], [mp_product_price]
  • Add support for custom css files in /wp-content/marketpress-styles/ folder to avoid overwriting on updates
  • Fixed improper switching to V2 rate schedule on foreign orders in USPS module - Arnold Bailey
  • Genesis compatibility improvements with it's featured images settings
  • Fix bug with message display when there are no products in the product list or shortcode

March 9, 2012 - version 2.5.3
  • Fix table/weight rate shipping calculations for Canada - props shaunmacrae
  • Minor fixes/updates to the WP ecommerce importer

February 29, 2012 - version 2.5.2
  • Minor fix to the Store Styles drop down display that was blank

February 29, 2012 - version 2.5.1
  • Fix bugs with iDEAL gateway
  • Add support for multiple iDEAL banks
  • Rename Store Themes to Store Styles to avoid terminology confusion
  • Switch lightbox to GPL compatible lumebox
  • WPML compatibility fixes

February 20, 2012 - version 2.5
  • Add a full CSV product importer!
  • Add orders exporting as CSV by year and month
  • Add weight based shipping module
  • Add support for calculated shipping modules
  • Add USPS calculated shipping module!
  • Add order statistics dashboard widget
  • Add store info to right now widget
  • Add Log entry for cubpoints gateway checkouts
  • Add "Only show on store pages" option to all widgets
  • Add setting to disable excerpts in product lists
  • Add per product special tax rates
  • Add Pro Sites level recognition for multisite:
  • Add Stripe payment gateway! Accept credit cards directly on your site with full PCI compliance
  • Add custom API url support to gateway for compatibility with many 3rd party gateways
  • Add beta PayPal Payflow Pro gateway
  • Add beta iDEAL gateway (ING bank only)
  • Add setting to hide Product Image on single pages
  • Fix translation issues for gateway and shipping plugin names
  • Fix bug with category dropdown widget
  • Fix custom menu current item highlighting in WP 3.3
  • Fix tax calculation bug with Google Checkout gateway for orders with no tax
  • Fix lightbox z-index on Twenty Eleven theme
  • Make shipping fields behavior consistent with global cart enabled
  • Fix currency rounding problem for large prices with decimals off
  • Remove add to cart button when in product listing mode and no custom link set
  • Allow $0 sale prices

December 17, 2011 - version 2.4.2
  • Fix a fatal bug introduced to the PayPal Express gateway in 2.4.1. Important update!
  • Add sanity checks for long product names into PayPal gateway to prevent errors

December 15, 2011 - version 2.4.1
  • Fix negative quantities being able to be added to your cart:
  • Fix removing cart items when global is set to on
  • Gracefully handle global carts if a seller hasn't configured PayPal by skipping their checkout
  • Handle SSL js/css includes properly on checkout page
  • Fix out of stock AJAX message for variation products:
  • Hook into logout to clear personal session information:

December 13, 2011 - version 2.4
  • WP 3.3 Compatibility - Not backwards compatible
  • Pro Sites support - level support coming soon...
  • Add textdomain to plugin header to translate plugin description
  • Change link field to work with low resolution
  • Fix bug with icons css theme
  • Update the table rate shipping for international support
  • Update chained payments documentation
  • Add Turkish lira to PayPal gateways
  • Make shipping info available to search for on orders page.
  • Fix global products pagination missing last page

October 28, 2011 - version 2.3.2
  • Add JS to dropdown categories shortcode
  • Fix image size in global product listings to be correct
  • Fix missing title on product list pages
  • Fix title incompatibility with Genesis & Catalyst framework based themes
  • Style fixes to icons CSS theme
  • Fix double email for digital only orders

October 18, 2011 - version 2.3.1
  • Still send shipped notification email for download only carts (for gateways with delayed paid confirmations)
  • Fix cart widget title getting removed on AJAX add to cart for some themes
  • Combine forms on the edit order screen to avoid confusion when saving
  • Add back in Inventory Threshold option
  • Add action hook to mp_order_status() template function.
  • Add points and credits currency types

October 12, 2011 - version 2.3
  • Add Table Rate shipping plugin
  • Fix tax inclusive display in cart widget
  • Fix blank gateway select page for download only carts combined with PayPal Express gateway
  • Add back email field for download only carts
  • Fix graceful degrading of AJAX cart handling
  • Adjust PayPal gateway to gracefully handle carts with free products in them

October 4, 2011 - version 2.2.1
  • Fixed small bug in Canada tax handling
  • Added AJAX shipping province dropdown for USA, CAN, AUS
  • Fixed small checkout error display bug
  • Fixed slashes issue in emails
  • Fixed default tax display with tax inclusive pricing on

September 29, 2011 - version 2.2
  • Added Cubepoints gateway - Requires the CubePoints plugin:
  • Added eWay Shared Payments gateway
  • Add Tax inclusive pricing option
  • Add tracking number field to shipping section of Order management
  • Add notes field to order management page
  • Add special instructions field option for orders that require personalization
  • Skip shipping checkout page for digital only orders
  • Fix dropdown product category widget
  • Fix bug in tax calculation for some countries
  • Fix bug in order payment status change to paid
  • Fix small bug in global products paging last page

September 12, 2011 - version 2.1.6
  • Fix sprintf() bug on paypal-express gateway
  • Fix rare bug with paypal-express gateway where orders were being duplicated across random blogs
  • Usability improvements to settings pages
  • Fix problem with network gateway control when listings only are enabled on main site
  • Fix Global products listing paging
  • Add global products previous/next navigation links

September 1, 2011 - version 2.1.5
  • Fix global product indexing when trashing/untrashing products
  • Fix updating exisiting products in global index
  • Fix rewrites to ignore base (example /blog/)
  • Up the timeout to 60 seconds for Paypal API requests

August 15, 2011 - version 2.1.4
  • Fix global cart cookies for some setups
  • Fixes to order arguments for shortcodes and template functions
  • Fix order sort for all old products
  • Fix browse products link in empty cart page
  • Attempt to fix occassional "missed a step" message on checkout confirmation

July 7, 2011 - version 2.1.3
  • Added a little hack for compatibility with Headway and Genesis themes

July 5, 2011 - version 2.1.2
  • WP 3.2 compatibility
  • Google Analytics Ecommerce tracking support
  • Ability to add define('MP_HIDE_LOGIN_OPTION', true); to hide the login option on checkout
  • Fixed redirect bug for login link on checkout
  • Many new hooks for WPML full translation capability
  • Ability to add add_theme_support('mp_style') to disable frontend css
  • Fixed Kenyan Shilling symbol
  • Added hooks to the download handler to allow plugins to override
  • Fixed bug in drop down menus

June 3, 2011 - version 2.1.1
  • Changes to the download script to enable larger files
  • Ability to add define('MP_LARGE_DOWNLOADS', true); to wp-config.php to use redirects for very large files
  • Some improvements to the WP e-Commerce product importer for old thumbnails

May 26, 2011 - version 2.1
  • WP e-Commerce product importer added
  • New importer plugin class added for others to easily build importers
  • Fix rare bug with permalinks
  • Try to prevent other plugins that cache output from breaking downloads

May 20, 2011 - version 2.0.6
  • Add configurable store admin email address
  • Filter email from and name for store emails
  • Add buyer email to order admin notification
  • Remove digital flag in PayPal express gateway
  • Fix out of order tbody tag on cart page
  • Remove PHP5 depreciated class assignments

May 12, 2011 - version 2.0.5
  • Fix slug conflicts with virtual pages and similar permalinks:

May 10, 2011 - version 2.0.4
  • Add Kuwaiti dinar
  • Additional error checks for FrameMarket theme
  • Add ZAR to 2Checkout gateway
  • Add check for MP_HIDE_ORDERSTATUS_SHIPPING constant

May 6, 2011 - version 2.0.3
  • Fix another bug with gateway when product names are too long
  • Update UK county list
  • Fix some style issues

May 4, 2011 - version 2.0.2
  • Fix up bugs with gateway
  • Bugfixes with storing shipping info on checkout
  • Disable ajax cart if domain mapping is set to original backend
  • Fix add link popup in messages rich text editors

April 29, 2011 - version 2.0.1
  • Change cart cookie name to prevent errors with existing carts on upgrade

April 27, 2011 - version 2
  • Global carts/checkout - PayPal Express only compatible gateway currently
  • Downloadable Products
  • Limit download count per purchase
  • Product variations
  • Per order product limits
  • Skipping payment form page if only one gateway allowed
  • Hide cart widget on cart pages
  • Add cart widget to sidebar on first install
  • Option to force login to checkout
  • Moneybookers gateway
  • Google Checkout gateway
  • Many many bugfixes

March 25, 2011 - version 1.3.1
  • Fixed an email bug with the new manual payments gateway

March 24, 2011 - version 1.3
  • New Manual Payments gateway added! Now accept cash, checks, EFT, etc.
  • Removed cart widget thumbnail settings until they actually do something
  • Other small bugfixes

March 16, 2011 - version 1.2.2
  • Fix to new order ID filter
  • Product list categories dropdown filter fixed for WP 3.1
  • Fixed virtual page display issues in some themes

March 11, 2011 - version 1.2.1
  • Small Payment gateway bugfixes
  • Chained payments not clearing cart bugfix

March 10, 2011 - version 1.2
  • Headway theme compatiblity fix: Missing argument 2 for MarketPress::filter_nav_menu()
  • Fix category dropdown widget js
  • Add filter to orderid generation
  • Additional classes and filters added for our custom theme
  • Added primary key on global term_relationships table to prevent duplicates
  • More 2CO plugin conflict fixes

February 22, 2011 - version 1.1.9
  • Hooks added for externally loaded gateway/shipping plugins
  • Added mp_items_in_cart() template function to determine if items are in the users cart
  • 2Checkout payment plugin conflict with Membership plugin
  • Fixed bug with low stock notification
  • Added admin notification for new orders

February 3, 2011 - version 1.1.8
  • Lots of hooks added for plugins
  • Bug fix when using custom cart templates
  • Added SOLUTIONTYPE=Sole to paypal express to allow CC payments without paypal account

January 25, 2011 - version 1.1.7
  • Fixed 3.1 compatibility bug due to RC3 revertions
  • Added setting to display prices with no decimals

January 7, 2011 - version 1.1.6
  • Added 'mp_default_settings' filter to mod default settings array on new stores
  • Fixed
  • Fixed major 3.1 Compatibility bug I missed on orders page
  • Fixed order status change success message on orders page

January 7, 2011 - version 1.1.5
  • Fixed: Global MarketPress Permalink Problems - for sure this time ;-)

January 6, 2011 - version 1.1.4
  • WP 3.1 compatibility
  • Autoupdate capable
  • Updated default .po file for translation
  • Fixed: Global products not removed for deleted/spammed/archived/deactivated sites
  • Fixed: Make global tag/category lists filter out those with no counts
  • Fixed: Global MarketPress Permalink Updating Problems - bug last time around

January 1, 2011 - version 1.1.3
  • Fixed: Global MarketPress Permalink Updating Problems
  • Fixed: MarketPress check out page issues

December 26, 2010 - version 1.1.3-BETA-1
  • Fixed: Global MarketPress Permalink Updating Problems

December 16, 2010 - version 1.1.2
  • Fixed: MP html needs more css class names
  • Fixed: Make "Continue Checkout" button text only
  • Fixed: Unclosed label tags cause widget drag/drop issue in IE
  • Fixed: Store page content overwritten
  • Fixed: Product excerpts sometimes not showing in Product List Widget
  • Fixed: When using custom templates page titles were not being filtered for virtual store pages

November 24, 2010 - version 1.1.1
  • Fixed post_thumbnails breaks themes and marketpress Product List widget displays all products

November 10, 2010 - version 1.1
  • 2Checkout and beta gateways added, fixed bug not allowing limited gateways for supporters, new mp_is_shop_page() template function and lots of little bug fixes/improvements

October 15, 2010 - version 1.0.4
  • Bugfixes

October 12, 2010 - version 1.0.3
  • Bugfixes

October 1, 2010 - version 1.0.2
  • Many bugfixes

September 21, 2010 - version 1.0.1
  • Fixed some bugs with global listings

September 20, 2010 - version 1
  • Final Initial release

September 18, 2010 - version 1-RC-2
  • Final RC

September 11, 2010 - version 1-RC-1
  • Multisite features included. Global Indexing, lists, tag clouds, permissions.

September 7, 2010 - version 1-BETA-3
  • Bugfixes

July 9, 2010 - version 1-BETA-2
  • Beta 2 - Shortcodes, help page, Inventory tracking and warnings, sale counts

July 6, 2010 - version 1-BETA-1
  • Initial Beta Release

"Simple integration, intuitive interface and comprehensive configuration options make this the best e-commerce plugin. "

Jim Nelson - Tripawds Blog Community

"Simple integration, intuitive interface and comprehensive configuration options make this the best e-commerce plugin."

Jim Nelson - Tripawds Blog Community

"MarketPress is a wonderful plug-in and much easier than any other solution I've tried."


"MarketPress ROCKS! It's properly coded, responsive, and it works."


"MarketPress is the best cart out there hands down–and we've been through them all."


MarketPress eCommerce is the most comprehensive WordPress eCommerce plugin available.

From an individual e-storefront to an entire ecommerce network, MarketPress is the ultimate online marketplace for both WordPress and Multisite.

Offer a first-class shopping experience with bold descriptions, clearly marked prices and simple guided navigation through shopping, to the cart, to checkout, to final delivery – without a single extension.

Tie variations of any kind into product pages.
Tie variations of any kind into product pages.

Products of all Shapes and Sizes

Easily configure even the most sophisticated store setups. Create beautiful product pages with speed and precision.

Sell everything from clothes with color and size variations to digital music with download limits.

Maximize product presentation with big beautiful images and lightbox zooming to feature items in your store.

Build a Marketplace Empire

Host your own network of stores (like Etsy or eBay) and collect payments for every sale made, on any site, across your entire network. Automated chained payments means you can literally make money while you sleep.

16 choices for making checkout smooth and easy.
16 choices for making checkout smooth and easy.

Bundled Payment Gateways

MarketPress includes 16 popular payment gateways so you can easily start taking payments through your prefered processor.

Smooth transaction processing is essential when building trust and customer loyalty.

(2Checkout, AIM, Bitpay, eWay shared payments, eWay Rapid 3.0 Payments, iDEAL, Manual Payments, Skrill Moneybookers, PayPal Payflow Pro, Paymill, PayPal Chained Payments, PayPal Express Checkout, PIN, Simplify Commerce by MasterCard, Stripe and WePay)

Ship to Anywhere

Ship anywhere in the world with confidence. Use flat rate shipping or cater to specific distribution logistics, using table or weight rates.

Get shipping right – tie directly into FedEx, UPS or USPS.
Get shipping right – tie directly into FedEx, UPS or USPS.

Tie directly into FedEx, UPS and USPS and offer top tier calculated shipping options right from your site.

Inventory Manager

MarketPress is not just a storefront, it is a complete inventory management system. Make sure your shelves are stocked, your products are shipped and your packages are delivered.

Build your business with smart promotions.
Build your business with smart promotions.

Brilliant Marketing

Attract new shoppers and increase sales with coupon based marketing campaigns.

Run sales on specific products, limit usage by time or number used and offer cash value or percentage based savings.

You can even restrict coupon usage to a specific product or product line using categories. Plus, we’ve made sure your entire site or network are both Google Universal Analytics and Google Analytics eCommerce compatable.

Get Taxes Right

Taxes are never fun, but it doesn’t have to be painful. Simple tax settings make it easy to set rates, create exceptions, apply taxes to downloadable products, tax before or after the cost of shipping and tax based on location. Lock in your rates and let MarketPress do the rest.

Perfect for Developers

MarketPress is a powerful framework that is infinitely expandable. Developers can grab our fully-documented plugin APIs and quickly build custom modules. Just override the documented classes and drop custom features in the appropriate plugin folder and new features will automatically appear in the admin interface.

Marketpress adjusts to fit your design.
Marketpress adjusts to fit your design.

Automatatic Adaptive Design

Not only have we built our own themes for design simplicity, MarketPress is developed to work flawlessly with any well-coded WordPress theme.

Shortcodes and built-in widgets let you display elements anywhere on your site.

By using the same templating system as WordPress, we’ve made it easy for any designer to make your store look exactly how you want it.

Combine the perfect shopping cart experience and your site.  Built with immaculate code and backed by our brilliant around-the-clock support team, MarketPress includes all the functionality out-of-the-box and requires no paid add-ons.

To Get Started:

Start by reading the Installing Plugins section in our comprehensive WordPress and WordPress Multisite Manual if you are new to WordPress.

To Install:

  1. Download the plugin file.
  2. Unzip the file into a folder on your hard drive.
  3. Upload the /marketpress/ folder and all its contents to the /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your site.
  4. Login to your admin panel for WordPress or Multisite and activate the plugin:
  • On regular WordPress installs – visit Plugins and Activate the plugin.
  • For WordPress Multisite installs – Activate it site-by-site in Plugins in the site admin dashboard (say if you wanted to make it a Pro Sites premium plugin), or visit Network Admin » Plugins and Network Activate the plugin.

This plugin can also work from the /mu-plugins/ folder by uploading marketpress.php and /marketpress-includes/ there directly.

Please note:

  • Once enabled a new ‘Products’ menu item is added to the site admin dashboard
  • Network options are managed in Settings » MarketPress in the Network admin dashboard when network activated on a WordPress multisite.
  • If you are using a caching plugin such as W3 Total Cache or have another caching mechanism such as Varnish enabled on your server you’ll need to add a couple of cookie exceptions for MarketPress to function correctly.PHPSESSID
    mp_globalcart_*If you are using W3 Total Cache you’ll want to add this to the Reject cookies setting (one item per line).If using a Varnish cache, please contact your hosting provider and ask them to add the exceptions.


Check out our introductory video to help get you started with MarketPress.

You can watch the entire series in this playlist on YouTube.

Select the “Playlist” at the bottom of the video frame for more videos, or choose the videos from this list here:

  1. Welcome to MarketPress
  2. The Front-end Interface
  3. Getting Started With General Settings
  4. Presentation Settings
  5. Messaging Configurations
  6. Payment Gateway Settings
  7. Shipping Settings
  8. Import from CSV and WP e-commerce
  9. Product Creation and Management
  10. Sales and Coupon Codes
  11. Order Management
  12. Selling Digital Products
  13. MarketPress Network Settings
  14. Setting Up the Etsy-style Site
  15. Categories and Organization
  16. Conclusion and Thank You

To Use:

Step 1: Enabling pretty permalinks.

MarketPress uses pretty URLs so rewrites and pretty permalinks must be enabled.  Your permalinks can be anything but the default permalinks. You check your permalink structure by going to Settings » Permalinks in the site admin dashboard.

Marketpress Permalinks

Step 2: Configuring your store settings.

1. Go to Products » Store Settings in the site admin dashboard.

Marketpress Settings General

2. In the General tab adjust the location, tax and currency for your region and change the miscellaneous settings to suit your needs.

Marketpress General Settings

3. In the Presentation tab select your general settings, single product settings, product list settings and your store URL slugs then click Save Changes.

Marketpress Presentation Settings

Note that the ‘Buy Now’ checkout button type is used if you want users to immediately be able to purchase the item. In most cases you would leave as the default ‘Add to Cart’ so they can continue to browse before finalizing their purchase.

MarketPress Single Product Settings

MarketPress will automatically create your Store pages when you click Save changes on the Presentation Settings tab.

MarketPress Store Menu

4.  In the Shipping tab select your target countries and set your rate settings.

MarketPress Shipping

5.  In the Payment tab select your payment gateways and configure each payment option you’ve chosen.

  • The Payment gateways displayed vary depending whether MarketPress is installed on Multisite or not.
  • When in Multisite the gateways allowed are controlled in Settings » MarketPress in the network admin dashboard.

MarketPress Payments

Step 3:  Creating a Product

1.  Go to Products » Create New.

MarketPress Create New Product

2.  Add your Product name and description of product.

MarketPress Create New Product

3.  Assign your product categories and product tags.

MarketPress Categories and Tags

4.  Click on ‘Set featured image’, upload your image, add your image title, click ‘Set featured image’  and then close ‘Set featured image’ window.

MarketPress Featured Image

Here’s an example of how the featured image is used with the product description on a single product page in your store:

MarketPress Product Single

And here is what it could look like in grid view on other MarketPress pages like Store, Products, Categories, etc.

MarketPress Product Grid

5.  Complete your Product Details information by adding your Stock Keeping Unit number, Price, Sale Price (Optional), number in stock and select Inventory if you want to limit sales to items in stock only.

MarketPress Product Details

6.  Add your variations (if applicable) by clicking on Add Variation, adding your Variation names, Stock Keeping unit number, price and quantity.

  • Variations are for when you are offering options like different sizes (S, M, L, XL) or different colors (Black, White)

MarketPress Product Variations

7.  Complete the extra Shipping costs if the product needs extra allowance made for shipping.

MarketPress Product Shipping

8.  Upload your file if your product includes a file that your customer downloads.

MarketPress Product Upload

9.  Now click on Publish and when you go to your site you’ll see your product displayed in your store page, on the products listing page and the individual product page.

Step 4: Add your Shopping Cart to your sidebar

1.  Go to Appearance » Widgets

2.  Add your Shopping Cart widget to the sidebar.

MarketPress Cart Widget

Here’s what it looks like in action in the sidebar:

MarketPress Cart Widget on Front

There are several other MarketPress Widgets you can add to your sidebar. Go ahead and explore the options of each one.

MarketPress Widgets

Step 5: Purchase a Product

Now it’s time to go to your store to confirm it is working how you want and to see if there are any areas you want to change.

1.  Go to the Store on your Site.

2.  Work through the process and purchase some products.

MarketPress Add to Cart

You can make adjustments in Products » Store Settingsin the following tabs:

  • General tab – specify location, tax, currency and miscellaneous settings
  • Coupons tab – create coupons that can be used for discounts and promotions
  • Presentation tab – change store slugs and adjust Store theme; change checkout button type, show/hide quantity, product image size, product thumbnail size, paginate products, change number of products per page, change order of products
  • Messages tab – customize your email notifications, messages on store pages and shopping cart pages
  • Shipping tab – customize shipping options including flat rate settings
  • Payments tab – amend payment options and setup payment gateways
  • Shortcodes tab – view all the available shortcodes along with instructions for using them
Step 6: Managing Orders

Orders are managed in Products » Manage Orders.

Here’s where you monitor all orders and update their status as the products are being shipped.

MarketPress Manage Orders

Using on WordPress Multisite

On a WordPress multisite you can choose to:

  1. Activate it site-by-sitebasis
  2. Network Activate on the Network Admin » Plugins page if you want to make stores auto-installed on all sites.

About site-by-site option

You would use this option if you wanted to make it a Supporter premium plugin or you wanted to limit to specific sites. This means your users:

  1. Can choose to activate their plugin on their site via Plugins » Installed in their site admin dashboard.
  2. Need to set up their own payment gateways to manage product sales.

When you use this option you also need to activate it on the main site so the global product listings will be displayed on.

About Network Activated option

On a Multisite install, you can also Network Activate on the Network Admin » Plugins page if you want to make stores auto-installed on all blogs. Having a WordPress Multisite install is where MarketPress really gets to shine. Here you can decide who has access to the Global Widgets/Shortcodes for product display, setup gateway permissions, PayPal “chained” payments, theme permissions and the Global Market Permalinks. You’ll find all the Multisite options in Network Admin » Settings » MarketPress where you’ll see the following sections:

  • Global Settings – limit the use of Global Widgets and shortcodes to the main blog and enable Global shopping cart
  • Gateway Permissions – provide or restrict access to payment gateways for network stores (an additional Pro Sites option will be provided if the Pro Sites Plugin is installed)
  • Theme Permissions – provide or restrict access to MarketPress CSS themes for network stores
  • Global Marketplace URL Slugs – customize your email notifications, messages on store pages and shopping cart pages
  • Shortcodes – listing of all the global shortcodes used for listing network products, along with general use instructions

Important: If the Site Visibility of a sub-site in your network is set to “Discourage search engines…” (under Settings > Reading), the products from that sub-site will not display in the global marketplace.

The Global Cart and Parallel Payments

The global cart is designed from the ground up for each store to be a different merchant accepting and processing orders independently. It’s not designed for the same store owner to run multiple stores, you should just keep your products in one store in that case.

The global cart is also not compatible with domain mapped sub-sites, due to cross-domain security concerns.

Parallel payments is what allows a customer to checkout/pay once, and it’s automatically distributed to all the merchants in their cart. It enables buyers to pay multiple merchants on a marketplace in a single Express Checkout session. This is only available through PayPal.

Importing from WP e-commerce:

As of MarketPress 2.1 you can now import products directly in CSV format, or from WP e-Commerce 3.8+- and it couldn’t be any easier.

  1. Make sure you have both the WP e-Commerce and MarketPress plugins activated.
  2. In Site Admin » Products » Store Settings you’ll see a new tab entitled “WP e-Commerce Importer”
  3. Click ‘Import Now’.
  4. That’s it!  You should see a success message letting you know the process has been completed.

What all is imported?

  • Product Title
  • Product Description
  • Featured Image
  • Price
  • Sale Price
  • Product Category
  • Product Tags
  • Additional per-item national shipping cost
  • Product Excerpt

MarketPress Importers

Theming MarketPress

Check out the docs on the Presentation settings page. It’s incredibly easy to add your own css theme and modify it as you would like. There is also a detailed readme.txt on how to create completely custom page templates for all the store pages. You can also checkout our excellent guide to basic and advanced theming of Marketpress.

Credits & props

The front-end screenshots you see on this page were made using the Pro theme from (by our very own awesome nathanon).

MarketPress Features

You don't need a single add-on or extension.

  • 16 built-in payment gateways
  • 100% ready for easy translation into any language
  • Supports all major currencies
  • Quality Tax and VAT settings
  • Sell digital files with download limits
  • Multiple shipping options (including pick up)
  • Google Universal Analytics
  • Pinterest “Rich Pins” with advanced oembed endpoint
  • Link related product
  • Coupons, discounts and affiliate modules
  • Full Google Analytics eCommerce integration
  • Unlimited product variations
  • Stock alerts per variation
  • Configure physical product order limits
  • AJAX cart and cart widget
  • Comprehensive shortcode library
  • Link any product to an external link (hello Amazon affiliates)
  • Product specific categories and tags
  • Stock tracking, order management and alerts
  • Fully customizable URLs
  • Checkout without user registration
  • Start your own shopping network (like Etsy)
  • Global shopping carts for a network marketplace
  • Tax inclusive pricing options
  • Custom personalization fields
  • Lightbox image zoom
  • Advanced API support for developers
  • Simple design integration
  • Adaptive theme support
  • MarketPress specific themes
  • No extensions needed
  • Extensive tracking number options
  • Round-the-clock support
  • HTTPS support for custom styles