Upgrading Couponpress to 7.1.4 : Problems and Questions

I'm having lots of problems with this upgrade. I have been running couponpress off of a child theme. Not the ones supplied by Premium Press, but one made using the Wordpress plugin Child Themify. It simply copies the stylesheet and any changes go there. Been running it like that for quite some time with no problem. I'm also running it on a multisite install. So, I deleted V6.5 and installed 7.1.4. No site. So I themified the new version, activated that, and got a basic empty site. I lost all my store descriptions and their connections to their logos. When I ran an icodes import, it would say each store already existed, although they didn't when I first checked. Now they are there. My logos are still in the media library. It looks like couponpress has it's own media library. How can I move my logos over to it? 100s of them. Or is couponpress now using website thumbnails? And if so, how do I get those? Second day, some of the store description are back. But not all of them. My blog articles were listed as coupons, although they didn't show on the live side. I moved them to the right post type, so this is just an FYI. Now, as I re-enter a store description, it shows up as it should. But the logos don't. Also, there is no upload button for the logos, just for icons, although the box for logos is still there as before. And you can't go to the media library from that upload dialog, so I have to open the media library in another tab, find the image, copy it's url, and paste it into what used to be the logo/image box. But they still don't show up on the live side. They do show in the stores list, but not with the coupon, like they did before. I'm not getting nearly all the imports from icodes. I got a few duplicate coupons, and now I'm afraid to try again. Why did it stop, with several hundred more offers to go? I know, this is probably an icodes problem, but maybe not. Where is paging added? I have 12 coupons on the home page, but no paging. If I click on a particular store, it shows their coupons with paging. I can't get the widgets to show on the right. They are on the bottom of the page, after the listings. I have picked the 2 column layout, and set the left column to 0 px, just in case. My coupons import with the superadmin as the author. How can I make them use another user? Automatically, for icode imports. My coupons are all computer things, so I have to put them into categories manually. When I choose a few to edit all at once, I can put them into a new category, but I can't remove the old (default import) one. When I go to edit them, no category at all shows as being chosen. If I edit each one individually, either as full edit or quick edit, it's ok, just not editing in groups. But, quick edit also changes the post author back to the one I don't want. Is there a way to have "expiring soon" coupons featured or shown first or somehow categorized for easy access? I have all registration and member things shut off, but I still have "login" and "register" in the search bar. How do I make those go away? Is there a place to automatically no-follow the coupons? I see where you can no-follow stores, but not coupons. That's all for now. I'm feeling overwhelmed! Thanks for any help anyone can offer :)

Created: February 17, 2015 at 11:09 pm
  • In: CouponPress
  • Started by: Jill
  • 4 members left 12 comments
  • Last reply from: AaronAaron

  • Aaron
    February 17, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Looks like you are upgrading from the old themes to the new responsive ones.

    There is a plugin available called: PremiumPress non-responsive to responsive theme transfer which may help. The new themes now use a custom post type instead of the default “posts” type.

    Your old child theme will not work unfortunately as the new themes uses the Bootstrap 3 framework – this is probably the main reason you are having issues.

    The Logo / Icon upload for taxonomies like stores are the same thing.

    Website thumbnails can be generated using the website thumbnails plugin – its a bit flaky mind you.

  • Jill
    February 18, 2015 at 5:15 am

    Hmmm… I thought I had a responsive theme, just not the latest one. What version did it start with?

  • Jill
    February 18, 2015 at 9:13 am

    I’ve installed the plugin that is supposed to import things into the new framework, although I think I already had that. But I don’t see where to access it (it’s activated).

    I’m not using my old child theme, I had to make a new one off the new version My coupons are still “post” type however – is that wrong?

    From what I’ve read in this forum, it seems that you have to add paging somehow. I hope someone can tell me how or point me to something that explains it well enough for me to follow. It seems like that should be automatic though.

    I’m also still having the problem with the widgets not showing in the sidebar, but showing under the coupons.

    Also, I checked the options for the pp thumbnails, but how do I get them to show up on coupons that have already been imported? Is that possible?

    Thx, J~

  • Aaron
    February 18, 2015 at 11:25 am

    are the old themes – don’t try to upgrade to these. The Responsive themes are the latest currently at version 8.

    Maybe Mark needs to mark these as legacy in order to avoid confusion.

    If you have tried to update to hopefully you have a database backup (fingers crossed)

  • Jill
    February 18, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Ha ha! I upgraded TO There is an 8 for Couponpress?

  • Josh
    February 18, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    @Jill There is no version 8 for latest version is Responsive Coupon Theme Version
    @Aaron your right,Mark needs to do something to avoid customer getting confused

  • Jill
    February 18, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Is Responsive Coupon Theme 8 a whole different purchase? And what are the differences in that and couponpress? Is there a chart somewhere?

  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    February 18, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    The responsive themes are completely different to the old themes and a different purchase. The main difference being thats its responsive but features and functionality are completely different also.

    im afraid there is no chart as we dont sell the non-responsive themes any more.

  • Jill
    February 18, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Ok, I’m totally confused. I had , which I thought was responsive. I just upgraded to , which is what is in my download area. It says it’s the latest stable version. Is that a whole different thing from the Responsive Coupon Theme, or is that the newest/latest version?

  • Aaron
    February 19, 2015 at 12:00 am

    The themes marked as responsive are the latest – these are v8 though it isn’t marked on the downloads.

    are the old themes – older than version but they are the latest stable legacy version.

    Both themes followed a sequential numbering sequence though The responsive themes skipped v7 to avoid confusion. Basically ignoire anything with in it.

  • Jill
    February 19, 2015 at 2:25 am

    So if I go back to , it will actually be newer than , is that right?

  • Aaron
    February 19, 2015 at 3:20 am

    Yes but you could also Just download the Responsive coupon theme which is v8 currently.

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