So the last post walked you through what the widgets look like and the content side of things. This post will walk you through the SunPress side of things.
Hereís the process of booking a holiday using SunPress right out of the box: More
Since building "that" widget, Iíve become addicted to SunPress. Admittedly, Iíve not used it much until now, mainly as Iíve not had a Wordpress blog to install it on. Well thatís changed and over the past few weeks, Iíve been hacking away at SunPress to make it suit my needs.
Sunpress is ready to go from the box but for those who put some time and effort in, you can hack away at making it unique and personal to you. Needless to say, Iím not one to install it and leave it alone and so here is my effort.
The site is called Cheap Honeymoon Deals and focuses on honeymoon trips predominantly to the Caribbean. Itís a Wordpress powered using a self-developed custom theme (inspired by a free template) running SunPress, Sunpress Exchange and my new travel agent box widget, as well as a few other bits and bobs.
I only installed the core functionality of SunPress, so at the beginning of this project stood an empty Wordpress blog with SunPress bolted on. Thereís an option to integrate it fully (automatically setting up permalinks, categories and draft posts) but I chose not to. More
It's been all quiet on the blog post front so apologies for that. I've been coding scripts for other people for what is effectively now a few months so I've not had much of a chance to post.
That said, I'm on the verge of releasing a new Wordpress plugin. Since launching Sunpress Exchange (download - 105 other people have already), I've been looking into creating a more complex plugin.
An idea raised in the competition brief was this:
Nothing is off limits, so if you make a plugin that adds listings for other merchants: feel free, we'd love to see that!Over the past few weeks I put my thinking cap on (suggestion to Firebox, IWOOT, Shiny Shack, etc. - buy in a stock of "Thinking" caps) and came up with this: More
It's been nearly a week since version 1.0 was crowned a success by Chris and Joost.
A grand total of 39 people have given it a whirl and I've had an array of feedback, all postive though :-D
Rob Barham, a travel affiliate with solid industry experience as well as avid SunPress user, came up with a couple of ideas on how to make the plugin more user friendly.
Hence, version 1.1! More
Back in early January, Joost posted details of a Wordpress related competition - design and build a theme or plugin that extends upon sunPress, the Sunshine.co.uk affiliates plugin. The prize was a Macbook Air or cash alternative.
Breaking with my recently set New Years resolution, I delved into the world of WordPress. I've got a couple of sites running the script so I know the ins and outs of running it. I've designed the templates for the sites so know how that works. Plugins was an area I've never delved into. More