Recent server config changes seem to have broken our already picky WordPress based e-commerce plugin, Shopp. After spending quite some time trying to get it to work with the new configuration it was time to move on — which I was cool with since Shopp had failed me on a few issues before.
So yesterday I was up until 6am putting together the sweet new HakShop based on Prestashop. I love how modern this package is. The back-end is really sweet too. Not too complicated but powerful enough to do what’s really important. Read: Make sure we don’t sell more than we have and charge the proper shipping rate for your country.
You can see what I’m talking about here, but don’t check out — you won’t receive your goodies.
Anyway, lesson learned here is this: Don’t spend all night making a new system pretty before testing out the actual payment gateway bit. *sigh* There’s no real way to make Prestashop allow checkout without registering an account, and more importantly the paypal payment module is severely broken. Checkout only sorta works. Payment is processed by paypal but Prestashop doesn’t notice, leaving items in the cart. There are a bunch of other quirks too. I’ve searched high and low and it seems this is a show stopper. None of the community hacks and tweaks remedy the issue.
So my apologies on the HakShop downtime. I’ll be burning the midnight oil once again to bring it back online — hopefully much prettier and functional.