2.8.2 Version released!

We have already released the 2.8.2 Version of Photography Orders! In this version, we have these following updates:

- This has a fixed “remember me” on admin login so it automatically logs in correctly

- It has some added sub pages feature

- We have improved photo feature so title, description and keywords of a photo will automatically populate from ITPC data.

We hope you like these new innovations! There will be more to come as we continue our commitment to make our software be user friendly for you and your customers!

 

 

 

 

 

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Mike Cameron – Very nice and flexible software package

“I support a local photographer’s tech needs and we discovered and he purchased your software in the last few weeks. I would like to compliment you on a very nice and flexible software package.

While I am still learning the “in’s and outs” of this software, the code is well commented and pretty easy to understand, even though I have done very little work with PHP, I can still muddle through. It works as advertised and installed quite easily.

Looking forward to the future improvements and thanks for your efforts to date.”

Mike Cameron

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Version 2.8.1 Released – Allow clients to edit photos, login forms from your website, bug fixes

We’ve just released Photography Orders version 2.8.1. Here are the quick release notes:

  • Added photo editing ability (must be enabled in settings)
  • Added ability for client logins from remote forms via http://www.photographyorders.com/customer/form-creator/
  • Fixed issue with stats code not working properly
  • Removed Photography Orders footer link on all pages except for the shop page
  • Fixed a bug where order confirmation emails were appearing to come from the wrong email address
  • Fixed bug where br tags were showing up on bill to and ship to address in show order page on admin and on payment confirmed page
  • Fixed a bug with links to photos from within package selections not working

Allow clients to edit photos

This release gives you an optional feature to let your clients edit the photos. Your customers can turn the images black and white, do red eye reduction, tooth whitening, cropping, and many many many other photo editing features. Here’s a screenshot

photo editor

Let clients edit their photos using this easy to use photo editor

And here’s a video showing how it works

Login form on your website

Users that have been with us for a long time will remember that in version 1 of Photography Orders, we had a form generator that would let you put a form on your website where customers could login directly to their private gallery. We’ve just brought this back, the form creator is now available here.

Use the form generator to create the form you want, and then copy and paste the code into your website where you want the form to go.

Bug fixes

This update also fixes a few bugs from version 2.8.0.

How to get version 2.8

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.

Important note for upgrading to Version 2.8.1 – If Photography Orders is installed in a subfolder, copy crossdomain.xml into the root folder of your website.

Make sure you backup your installation before upgrading. If you have modifications, make sure you backup those modifications before upgrading, and reapply those modifications after upgrading.

Existing hosted license customers can send us an email with your domain name and Photography Orders admin password to request an upgrade to the latest version.

New customers will automatically get the latest version.

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Version 2.8 released – Packages, Client Uploads, New Payment Gateways, Facebook, Stats and more

We’re happy to announce the release of version 2.8 of Photography Orders!

Packages

The major feature of version 2.8 is the ability to sell packages. Using the packages feature, you can sell photos in groups. Let’s say you sell a photo book, with packages you can have your customer buy the book as one item, and then choose the photos to go inside the book. Or you can offer discounts like “Buy 2, get 1 free” using packages.

Go to Prices->Packages to add a package

Go to Prices->Packages to add a package

Packages front end

Packages front end


Client Uploads

Allow your clients to upload photos for you to print. To enable this feature, go to Settings and tick “Enable client uploads”. Once enabled, clients will be able to sign up on your website, upload photos, and purchase prints of them.

Clients can upload photos

Clients can upload photos


Other new features and changes

  • Facebook integration – Go to the Settings tab to enable public galleries to be shared, Liked, or sent via Facebook.
  • New Payment Gateways – Multi Safe Pay and Authorizenet Direct Payment Integration
  • Modern Grey theme is now tablet friendly
  • Digital downloads that are free are now available instantly after ordering
  • Add extra css to your premium theme without having to edit the files
  • See how many views a gallery has had
  • Add statistics tracking code (Google Analytics and similar) easily
  • We removed Photography Orders name from a lot of emails, eCards, etc
  • Improved the order confirmation email sequence
  • Added missing translations
  • Other misc bug fixes and improvements

The Packages and Facebook integration features are only available on the premium themes (the non customisable themes). We want to judge the demand for these feature in the Default theme before releasing it for the Default theme.

How to get version 2.8

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.

Important note for upgrading to Version 2.8 – if you are not using the default theme, make sure you delete all the files in app/themes/[your_theme_name]/Client. These have been replaced by files in app/themes/premium_base/Client

Make sure you backup your installation before upgrading. If you have modifications, make sure you backup those modifications before upgrading, and reapply those modifications after upgrading.

Existing hosted license customers can send us an email with your domain name to request an upgrade to the latest version.

New customers will automatically get the latest version.

Future updates and feature requests

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 in the next version of Photography Orders on our feature forum.

If you find any bugs, please send us a bug report so we can fix it ASAP. In your bug report, please be very specific about how we can reproduce the bug.

Custom development service

If you would like a feature or a design of Photography Orders to be customized for you, please take advantage of our custom development service. Over the last year, our custom development service has been very popular, and we’ve recently employed more people so we can better service our customers.

Thanks everyone for your patience and support, and we look forward to your feedback!

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Craig Bennet Studios – Easy way to present my client’s photographs to them and their guests while increasing my sales!

“Just wanted to let you know how much I like your Photography Orders! Installation was easy and robust. I researched a lot of shopping carts, including making one myself, but when I found your software, I knew it was the right one.

I installed and integrated your software easily into my website. It provides a very easy way to present my client’s photographs to them and their guests while increasing my sales! Thank you for the great product!

http://www.craigbennettphotography.com

Click on the Sales menu to see this software in action.

With Best Regards,

Craig Bennett
Craig Bennett Studios, LLC
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Steven Shaw – More than just a photgraphy store

“I originally purchased photography orders for a friend who had just started up in event photography. After looking at the demo I decided it was just what he was looking for paid for, installed and started to customise many aspects of the site.

I love working with PO its easy to customise if you know where to look and further more the support you get from the staff here is just second to none.

I would recommend it to anyone and everyone Im looking forward to the next release 2.8 im hoping to see some excellent new features.”

Steven Shaw

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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.

Search

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.

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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

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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.

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Version 2.6 released – Categorize your price lists and more

We’re happy to announce the release of version 2.6 of Photography Orders!

The major feature of version 2.6 is the ability to create new categories in your price lists. Before, you could put prices under the heading “Print Sizes” or “Digital Download Sizes”. Now you can make any headings you want, like “Framed”, “Canvas”, etc.

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

- New feature: Separate price lists into categories. Go into your price list and click Add category to make new categories of prices
- Made checkout 2 column layout instead of 1 column layout for premium themes
- Fixed a bug where editing prices in a price list would show up as 0 when the currency was set to pounds
- Fixed a bug where uploads in IE weren’t working properly
- Added new translations
- Changed default theme so that thumbnails don’t get cropped
- Changed order summaries to display line totals instead of a running subtotal
- Changed coupons to calculate based on the full order total instead of the subtotal

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.

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