WPEC Personalize has been updated to work with WPEC 3.8! This plugin adds unlimited extra personalization fields to WP E-Commerce. For example, if you want to ask the customer for Front Engraving, Back Engraving, and a textarea for a Personalized Message, this plugin makes it possible. You can add unlimited fields, and they’ll be added as options. Then, for each product, you can select which Personalization fields you want to appear.
Thanks to Chris Vanzo for his generous help in updating the plugin.
- Adding New Fields
- Selecting Available Options for Products
- What does the user see?
- What do you see after a personalized product has been ordered?
- How does the plugin work?
As you would with any WP plugin, drop the “WPEC-Personalize” folder in your plugins directory, and then activate the plugin. You will now see a link for WPEC Personalize in the left column of your administrative panel. This brings you to the page where you manage your personalization fields.
Adding New Fields
You can add an unlimited number of fields here. There’s not much to explain.
Selecting Available Options for Products
You can choose here, for each product, which personalization fields should appear.
What does the user see?
They see exactly what you’d expect — the new options that you’ve added, where they can input their personalizations. This screenshot is using the TwentyTen theme that’s now default to WP.
What do you see after after a personalized product has been ordered?
In the details section of the Sales Logs, a new block of information is added with the personalizations if and only if the product has been personalized.
How does the plugin work?
This plugin does what several existing tutorials explain how to do; it hides the default personalization field, shows the ones you’ve added, combines them into one entry (separated in paragraphs), and adds that string as the value for the default personalization field. So technically, there aren’t new database fields for each customization field; it would therefore be difficult, if not impossible, to do something like sorting by one of the personalization fields.
What version of WPEC is this software compatible with?
It is compatible with the latest stable release of WPEC, 3.8. A major update of WPEC ( such as the recent massive update to 3.8 ) may require updates to WPEC Personalize. Updates will be provided either free or at a charge at my discretion, depending upon what the full release looks like, and the time & effort involved in updating the plugin. Hopefully this feature will be integrated into WPEC by then or soon afterward, and this plugin won’t be necessary.
Does this software come with support?
This software does not include any support. I may occasionally answer questions or address particular issues, but I haven’t the time to maintain support for the plugin. This plugin was written for a personal client project, and I’m offering it up for free since I know others might find it useful. But this is NOT meant as a long-term solution to personalization for WPEC, and I wouldn’t recommend building a huge website around this plugin. It is just a workaround until WPEC adds multiple personalization fields to the core.
How can I change the order of my personalization fields?
Currently, there is no drag and drop function for this. One way to do this without deleting everything is to simply rename the fields and reassign the field types. Sophisticated? No. But it works.