Version 2.5: Category Images

FoxyShop versino 2.5 is out and there’s a few new features:

Category Images
If you’ve been pining for category images, FoxyShop has now been optimized to work with the Taxonomy Images plugin. Just install the plugin and follow the instructions to attach images to your product categories. Also, if you don’t want to have category descriptions show up on your category listing page, you can now turn that off when calling the foxyshop_category_children() function. See helperfunctions.php line 563 for more of the exciting details.

Single Sign On Options
Some of our users wanted to use SSO, but didn’t want to force everyone to use it. Let’s say you are selling subscriptions and tchotchkes. The subscriptions do require that you have an account but the tchotchkes don’t. Well now you can select what flavor of SSO you’d like to have: account optional, account required, or product-specific. If you select the last option, you’ll be able select only the products that you WANT to trigger the SSO login requirement.

jQuery Upgraded top 1.6.1
The default jQuery used by FoxyShop is now 1.6.1. Note that 1.6 and IE7 caused problems, but 1.6.1 seems to work very nicely. After upgrading, though, you should probably check all your JavaScript functions and make sure that they still work correctly with the upgraded version.


2 Responses to Version 2.5: Category Images

  1. Nicole says:

    I have been a long-time FoxyCart customer and integrated the cart with my Squarespace site. You can see it at My product line has grown such that I really need the data-driven capabilities of WordPress, so I’m excited to see FoxyShop! I wanted to ask your opinion on the best way to get a WordPress/FoxyShop ecommerce site up and running. I am not a developer. Any advice?


  2. David says:

    Hi Nicole, I couldn’t connect to your site (timed out) but in general I’d say there are two steps to doing this. First, you need to get yourself a WP template or build a custom theme (or have someone do it). Then, you can install FoxyShop and do some css updates to make it match your new theme. Then move your site over. I know this is pretty general, but if you need more specific assistance, feel free to email me with the contact form and I can give you some more tips.

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