Tutorials, How-tos, and Recommendations for Shopp

Organized from Shopp installation to post-checkout and ideas in between.

Shopp + MailChimp

by Lorenzo Orlando Caum on December 29, 2011

We’ve created an integration for Shopp and MailChimp.

If a customer opts-in during checkout, they will be automatically added to a list on MailChimp.

Click here to download Shopp + MailChimp

Video Walk-through of Shopp + MailChimp

Requirements for Shopp + MailChimp

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Shopp + Campaign Monitor

by Lorenzo Orlando Caum on December 28, 2011

We’ve created an integration for Shopp and Campaign Monitor.

If a customer opts-in during checkout, they will be automatically added to a list on Campaign Monitor.

Click here to download Shopp + Campaign Monitor

Video Walk-through of Shopp + Campaign Monitor

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How to use Quick Cache with Shopp

by Lorenzo Orlando Caum on December 20, 2011

Quick Cache is a caching plugin for WordPress. When set up correctly, it can speed up your website which provides for a better browsing experience for your users.

It works by keeping copies of static content available for quick delivery when requested.

As Shopp is a dynamic experience – it should not be cached.

Configure Quick Cache with Shopp

First you’ll want to set up Quick Cache with your settings. Then we can go back and set the exceptions for Shopp.

From the WordPress Admin –> Quick Cache –> Config Options

Then find the No-Cache URI Patterns section which appears as such: Click here to continue reading →

Shopp e-commerce plugin

Set up WP Super Cache for Shopp

by Lorenzo Orlando Caum on December 17, 2011

WP Super Cache is a caching plugin for WordPress. It speeds up your WordPress site by caching static files that are often requested.

While caching is a good thing for your overall WordPress site, it’s not recommended for your Shopp which is a dynamic online store.

Set an Shopp Exception for WP Super Cache

First, you’ll want to go ahead and configure WP Super Cache. Then we can add the exceptions for Shopp.

From the WordPress admin –> Settings –> WP Super Cache. Then click on the ‘Advanced’ tab.

Scroll down until you have reached the section for ‘Accepted Filenames & Rejected URIs’. Then find the following option: Click here to continue reading →

Shopp + Mad Mimi

by Lorenzo Orlando Caum on November 21, 2011

We’ve created an integration for Shopp and Mad Mimi.

If a customer opts-in during checkout, they will be automatically added to a list on Mad Mimi.

Click here to download Shopp + Mad Mimi

Video Walk-through of Shopp + Mad Mimi

Requirements for Shopp + Mad Mimi

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Shopp + Constant Contact

by Lorenzo Orlando Caum on November 15, 2011

We’ve created an integration for Shopp and Constant Contact.

If a customer opts-in during checkout, they will be automatically added to a list on Constant Contact.

Click here to download Shopp + Constant Contact

Video Walk-through of Shopp + Constant Contact

Requirements for Shopp + Constant Contact

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Configure Shopp for W3 Total Cache

by Lorenzo Orlando Caum on November 7, 2011

W3 Total Cache is a caching plugin for WordPress. When set up correctly, it can offer a faster browsing experience for your visitors.

This is what happens when someone visits your website (simplified version):

Web Browser sends the request to HTTP server –> HTTP server contacts Database Server –> Database Server retrieves information and sends it back to HTTP Server –> HTTP Server sends data back to Web Browser –> Web Browsers displays web page

A caching plugin works by removing some of the steps which in turn speeds up your website.

How does this relate to Shopp? Your Shopp or online store is a dynamic experience and should not be cached. While some Shopp owners have reported no issues, your customers could experience strange errors. Click here to continue reading →

Engage your Website Visitors with the Hello Bar

by Lorenzo Orlando Caum on October 3, 2011

The Hello Bar is a notification toolbar for your website that allows you to create a call to action for your visitors.

It lives at the top of your webpage and usually appears while visitors are browsing your website.

Here are some popular uses for the Hello Bar:

  • Generate more leads
  • Promote your brand
  • Grow your newsletter
  • Sell more products
  • Spread your message

Do any of these sound useful? If your conducting any business online, then these are all realistic call to actions. Click here to continue reading →

How to Set a Default Payment Method in Shopp

by Lorenzo Orlando Caum on September 24, 2011

In certain situations, less is more as it provides simplicity. When considering payment methods, variety is a good choice. Remember that not all of your customers may have a PayPal account or an account with another popular payment processor.

A best practice for the checkout process is to make it easy, fast, and friction-less. Click here to continue reading →

Database Storage vs. File Storage in Shopp

by Lorenzo Orlando Caum on September 10, 2011

The Shopp Plugin offers two storage options: Database and File System.

In this post, we’ll be looking and the pros and cons of each option.

In general, choosing between the two will should depend on the long-term goals of your Shopp e-commerce store. If you will be only selling a few products / services and plan for limited growth, then database storage may be ideal for you.

Reviewing Database Storage in Shopp

✓ No set up required for ‘Image Storage’
✓ No set up required for ‘Product File Storage’

- Uploads are limited to 2MB (Can be increased with a combination of WordPress & PHP edits)
- As the database grows in size, your website performance declines ↘ Click here to continue reading →

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