Google Base updates their guidelines faster than Interspire updates its Shopping Cart. Upon launching the new MakeUpMania.com website, I discovered that the XML feed that Interspire generates for Google Base is not properly structured. There were many hits and misses before making the modifications necessary to get the feed approved. Fixing the generated feed Below […]
Interspire: A modern shopping cartThe Interspire Shopping Cart is a full-featured, SEO-friendly and standards compliant shopping cart. These articles are about modifying or extending the cart's capabilities. Check it out; you'll like it.Did you know: Interspire also has an hosted version called BigCommerce, which is hassle-free.
Integrate Interspire or BigCommerce with your WordPress website You want to spend your time writing the best content, not hunting for the link for the product you’re blogging about. This plugin is simple to set up, and powerful. If you use WordPress and Interspire or BigCommerce, it’s a must have. For for information, check out […]
Interspire Shopping Cart admins need to preview products before they go live. Yep, we’re talking about Interspire once again today. The Interspire Shopping Cart doesn’t allow you to preview products that you are editing without making the product live in the store. This is plain silly; it’s vital for store owners to make sure their […]
“Customers Also Purchased” should be on the cart page, right? The Interspire Shopping Cart has a “Customers Also Bought” feature, but for some reason, they didn’t think to make it functional on the cart page — one of the most useful (and obvious) places to have the feature. This modification will allow you to place […]
If you’re used to WordPress’ body_class() function, this post for you. Working with WordPress, it’s easy to get accustomed to some of its nice features, like the body_class() function introduced in WP 2.8. When working with Interspire Shopping Cart, I wanted the same level of information added to the page’s <body> tag.
Good search results are magical I am always impressed when a website’s search goes where I want and finds what I expect it to. When trying to find a specific product by SKU in Interspire, you will be presented with a search result that shows the product you’re looking for first. But this is not […]
Why can’t I just click a link to edit the product I’m viewing? Interspire, I love ya, but the Interspire Shopping Cart has some silly omissions. Like a simple “Edit Product” link if you’re logged in as an administrator. Instead, you have to go to the backend, search for the product, then edit it…which takes […]
Don’t use the Interspire Shopping Cart? Check it out; it rocks. The Interspire Shopping Cart is a great tool, but it’s missing some stuff out of the box. I am working on a shopping cart for a client, and wanted to incorporate a drop down menu of brand names using a standard <select> form. Sounds […]
I’m going to elaborate on this further (and about Interspire in general), but for those of you who want to make WordPress functions available throughout your shopping cart, here’s how: Before the closing ?> in the init.php file, add the following code: require(realpath(ISC_BASE_PATH).’/blog-directory/wp-blog-header.php’);, where /blog-directory/ is your WP installation. If you installed it in the root directory, […]
I develop my websites locally, so sending Lost Password emails never works. When I forget what my password is, it’s quite the hassle. I’m developing an Interspire Shopping Cart website, and lo and behold, I lost the password. Here’s how to recover your password from Interspire Shopping Cart:
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