Frozen account

For the second time in less than 4 months Paypal has frozen our account. Over the next couple weeks we will be looking at alternative payment processors. The first time this happened I was able to contact customer support and get someone there to reverse the transaction and close the “fraud prevention” case. Andrea & I don’t have any plans to repeat this performance every 4 months so we are opting to let the process run its course over the next few weeks to months.

In the mean time we have removed the shopping cart links from all our product pages. Given it’s a four day weekend here and a short work week next week, it may be a couple weeks before we have sorted something out with another payment processor. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Affiliates

Unfortunately, your affiliate payment is stuck in our Paypal account. Once we work through the “fraud prevention” resolution process, we will issue the affiliate payments for March 2012.

Updates for WordPress 3.2

I’ve check all of our WP eBooks plugins and they all work with WP 3.2 without needing an update. I did release two new versions yesterday:

  • WP Replicator – fixed a couple warnings (props Shane & Peter) & added a filter for the options that the replicator skip during the replication process.
  • Networks+ – added some hooks and filters. I’ll explain these in a forum post in the support group.

Andrea & I are technically on vacation (for the next week+) and there may be longer delays before we get to your support questions. Enjoy WordPress 3.2 :)

Promotions for Genesis

A few months back we added a promotions box to our theme on WP “Must-Use” Tutorials. Until today, the promotion has been handled by a template file that we added to the theme. Every time we change the promotion, we had to edit the theme. Since we moved the site to a new server in March, that has required logging in via SSH and editing the template with a text editor.

Since WordPress 3.0 was released I’ve built 10-20 plugins using custom post types. Once you are familiar with the API for them, they’re very quick and easy to create. So, I’ve built a Promotion Box plugin for Genesis which you can download here.

You can see it in action below.