Notice: Reset passwords used on iThemes.com

Hi Exchange users, if you’ve purchased a Theme or Plugin from iThemes.com website you are urged to reset your password immediately as a precaution suspicious activity on their membership server overnight. Payment information has not been compromised as payments are processed by third-party payment processors.

Here’s a snippet from Cory Miller:

After noticing some suspicious activity on our server earlier today, we discovered a significant attack on our membership database. In an over-abundance of caution, we’re asking all customers to reset their iThemes password immediately.

To protect your account from any unauthorized access, we’ve temporarily reset all user passwords. We just sent emails to our entire iThemes customer community asking you to do this as well. To regain access to your account, you’ll need to reset your password now.

 

New Plugin: Store Exporter Deluxe for Exchange

Hi iThemes Exchange users, today we’ve released our Pro upgrade for the basic Store Exporter Plugin for iThemes Exchange, meet Store Exporter Deluxe, even better till the end of September you can get 50% off the Pro upgrade!

Coupon: exchange-pro-50

The initial release of the Pro upgrade for Store Exporter unlocks the following:

  • Export Orders
  • Export as XML
  • Export as Excel 2007 (XLS)

In the following Plugin updates we’ll be consolidating the same functionality that appears in other platforms supported by Store Exporter Deluxe so expect to see the following very soon:

  • Select export date ranges
  • Filter Orders by multiple filter options
  • Customers export
  • Schedule automatic exports with filtering options
  • CRON export engine
  • Integration with iThemes Exchange Addons
  • Export Coupons

Download the latest Plugin update from My Account, or via Dashboard > Updates within the WordPress Administration and for more information visit the Plugin detail page for Store Exporter Deluxe.

Setting the Store Page as the WordPress Front page in iThemes Exchange

In this short tutorial we will change the WordPress Front page on a new WordPress site from the default Blog listing to the Exchange storefront.

Create a new Page called ‘Storefront’

  1. Open Pages > Add New from the WordPress Administration
  2. Set the Page title to ‘Storefront’ (or your preferred Page name)
  3. Paste the following shortcode in the page content section

    [it-exchange-page page='store']

  4. Click Publish

Set the ‘Storefront’ page as the default Exchange Store Page

  1. Open Exchange > Settings from the WordPress Administration
  2. Click on the Pages tab
  3. Under the ‘Store Page’ entry change the Page Type from Exchange  to WordPress
  4. A new dropdown under Page Title will appear, select the new ‘Storefront’ Page you created
  5. Click Save Changes

Set the ‘Storefront’ page as the default WordPress Front page

  1. Open Settings > Reading from the WordPress Administration
  2. Under ‘Front page displays’ check the ‘A static page’ option
  3. Change the ‘Front page’ dropdown option to the new ‘Storefront’ Page you created
  4. Click Save Changes

That’s it!

Refresh the home page of your WordPress site, you now have your opening website page as the storefront.

New Plugin: Store Exporter for Exchange

Today we welcome iThemes Exchange to the family of supported WordPress e-Commerce platforms and to mark the occasion we’re releasing our free Store Exporter for Exchange!

Here’s what we like about Exchange as developers and fellow store owners and why we’ve chosen to develop ‘addons’ for this platform:

  • The Exchange e-Commerce platform is comprised of core and 3rd Party ‘addons’ which can be toggled on and off based on store needs, minimizing bloat and maximising store performance
  • The opening ‘Setup Wizard’ makes setting up a new store a breeze
  • It’s simple UI across WordPress Administration screens only show store functionality enabled for that store
  • It needs more Addons from us!

We will be following up the release of Store Exporter for Exchange with a free Product Importer addon, then focusing efforts on a Pro package for import/export within Exchange. Over the next quarter we will be honing our strengths on exporting/importing across the WordPress e-Commerce marketplace in more formats than the humble CSV file. 😉