Proofing Plugin users, today we’re pushing out another free auto-update to anyone on an auto-update capable site. The primary purpose of this auto-update is to release a new feature called “packages.”
With this latest build of the Proofing plugin, you can now create a special type of product called a “package.” A package is a product composed of other products. To create a package, you just give it a name, a price, and set it up to be composed of varying quantities of any of your pre-configured stand-alone products.
Then, while a user is browsing one of your proofing galleries, they can put a package into their cart.
Once they’ve selected to add a package to their shopping cart, they will be presented with a new screen, showing the available products within the package.
At that point they can click or arrow-key through the images in the gallery, clicking the plus-signs on the empty product wells to add images into the various spots of the packages.
If they don’t want to navigate through the images individually, they can also click to view all of the images at once and add to the package that way.
If they have any images in any collections, they can also just view the images in those collections, making adding to a package from a collection like “Favorites” dead simple.
While viewing their cart, they can see the package name, the number of items they have selected, and a representation of some of the images in the package.
A helpful tooltip appears whenever they hover over a package in their cart, letting them know they can click to edit the package.
Package admin tools
When a cart containing a package is submitted, the admin order views make this clear.
More good stuff
Lightroom filename lists
A number of users have also expressed the desire to be able to easily get a comma-separated list of filenames from submitted orders and collections, to use for fast image selection in Adobe Lightroom. In this new build of the Proofing plugin, this is built into the admin orders screen:
Manually delete trashed orders
ProPhoto Proofing automatically deletes trashed orders and collections after 30 days in the trash. But many of you have expressed the desire to manually delete these trashed orders. With this latest build, you can now see a new “delete” button when viewing trashed orders.
More to come soon
Now that the packages feature has been released, we’re going to quickly add some of the more oft-requested smaller features that have been queueing up behind packages. Some of the features you can expect within the next 1-3 weeks are:
- required miminum order amount
- download all button for front-side users able to download all images
- iPad/tablet usability improvements
- display image comments in admin orders screen for submitted orders
- add link back to parent gallery from child galleries
- improvements on checkout flow related to showing shipping & taxes amounts
- new package type – one of the same product for every image in gallery
- package psuedo-products