Version 2.7 released – Photo titles and descriptions, new theme, search functionality and more

We’re happy to announce the release of version 2.7 of Photography Orders!

The major feature of version 2.7 is the ability to create titles, descriptions and keywords for your photos, and your clients can now search your photos using keywords.


New Search box feature

We’ve released a new theme called “Natural Green”.

Natural Green Theme

New Natural Green Theme

We’ve also made two of our themes mobile and tablet friendly. “Dark and Classy Gold” and “Light Royal Blue” are now “responsive designs” and will now change their layout to suit mobile devices when they are viewed on a mobile device.

Photography Orders on iPad

Screenshot of the Dark and Classy Gold theme on the iPad

We fixed a few bugs and made a few small changes as well. Here’s the full list:

- New feature: Create titles, descriptions and keywords for your photos
- New feature: Search functionality. Clients can now search through your photos.
- New feature: Upload your own logo in premium themes by going to Settings->Customise Design
- New feature: Export orders to CSV (excel)
- New feature: Export clients to CSV (excel)
- New feature: Started keeping statistics on number of visits to each page (statistics are not shown in admin area yet)
- New feature: Dark and Classy Gold theme is now tablet/mobile friendly
- New feature: Light Royal Blue theme is now tablet/mobile friendly
- New Theme: Natural Green premium theme released
- Change: Changed it so digital downloads that are $0 in cost are available for download immediately
- Change: Changed order update emails to say “Your order status has been updated” instead of resending the original order confirmation email
- Change: Enabled dashes in price list categories
- Change: Changed bin.png to trash.png to avoid tripping mod_security rules
- Change: Updated installation instructions to be more accurate
- Change: Updated offline payment instructions field to allow html
- Bug fix: Fixed a bug with reset password for admin
- Bug fix: Fixed a bug where page titles could not be translated
- Bug fix: Fixed a bug with page html blocks where the html block was not updating
- Bug fix: Fixed a bug with photos on pages not uploading if they had capital letters in the extension
- Bug fix: Fixed a bug where Google checkout was not displaying on premium themes
- Bug fix: Fixed a bug where translations with apostrophes in them were causing the checkout to not function correctly
- Bug fix: Fixed a bug where special characters were not being shown correctly in Gallery names
- Bug fix: Fixed a bug in light royal blue and modern grey themes where pagination was not working correctly

Existing owned license customers can get the latest version from their original download link. Upload the files over your existing files, then go to Settings->Upgrade and click the “Upgrade” button. A support ticket can be purchased for assistance with upgrading.

Existing hosted license customers can send us an email and request an upgrade to the latest version.

New customers will automatically get the latest version.

You can keep track of all our developments on our development roadmap, and you can request features and vote on what features you would like to see built on our feature forum.


Darrin and Liz Photo – Photography orders is the best software on the market for professionals to take, process and track orders

“Photography orders is the best software on the market for professionals to take, process and track orders. The interface is easy for both photographers and clients alike, and our orders have increased using the software. This is not something you should think twice about when considering setting up a business or website to sell artwork”.

- Liz Willis
Darrin and Liz Photo


Information about upgrading your installation of Photography Orders

With lots of new versions coming out all of the time, a lot of people ask us about upgrading. Here’s all the information you will need to know about upgrade.

How to get the latest files

When you first purchased Photography Orders, you received a download link. That download link is your unique download link, and when upgrades are released, you can download the latest version from that link.

If you don’t have that link anymore, email our support quoting your original paypal transaction number and the email address that was associated with your purchase, and we’ll resend the link.

How you can tell what version you’re currently using

Since version 2.3, your version number is shown at the bottom of your admin screen.

If you can’t see the version number there, you can tell that you are using version 2.x if the top part of your admin screen is green.

If your admin screen is the same colours and design as where your clients login, you are using version 1.x

Upgrading from version 2.x

To upgrade from version 2.x, copy the files from the zip file over the files on your hosting account. Then login to your admin screen, go to Settings->Upgrade, and click the Upgrade button.

Upgrading from version 1.x

Version 2 of Photography Orders was completely remade, so version 1 and version 2 are not compatible.

If you are running version 1 of Photography Orders, you need to install version 2 and then copy all of your existing photos and settings across manually.

If you have too many photos to transfer across, we recommend that to install version 2 and use version 2 for all new clients, and slowly phase out your use of version 1.

An important note about modifications

If you make modifications to Photography Orders, make sure that you backup any files that you have modified, otherwise they will be overwritten by the upgrade process.

When we make modifications to a system, we write down what file was modified and where, so that the file can be backed up during an upgrade, and the same modification can be made again easily.

Upgrade service

We also offer an upgrade service if you do not wish to upgrade yourself.

For hosted licenses (licenses where you pay a recurring fee), we offer this service free of charge, and you just need to email us and tell us your domain name.

For owned licenses, please purchase a support ticket and send us an email with your ftp details, your cPanel or hosting administration details, and your Photography Orders admin password, and we will perform the upgrade for you.