Hello, loyal readers (All three of you are very special to me.), I’m writing with another SHOPP for WordPress problem and fix to pass along to your friends. After applying the fix I wrote about in my last post, users may have noticed an array of error messages preceding almost everything in the store. All you have to do is change two tiny things, and the problem will be remedied.
First open the error.php file referenced in the error. Follow the trail. Then find lines 135 and 148-156. Inert a new line 156 and write this: return $error;
Then go to line 236 which reads as follows:
Now add an ampersand, like so:
Boom. Fixed. Hope that helps; pass it along!
If you’re running the WordPress SHOPP plugin and are getting error messages about JPEG support, you need to read this. If neither of those conditions apply to you, you don’t need to read this, but you can if you want to see how ridiculously smart I can be sometimes.
Seeing the FATAL ERROR message can be terrifying to anyone trying to manage a web-based business without a crew of geeks on hand. Recently, I tried to access my online store (SHOPP plugin through WordPress); I saw this message:
Shopp requires JPEG support in the GD image library. Your web hosting environment does not currently have a version of GD installed that has JPEG support.
While investigating this issue, which neither my host nor Shopp provided information about, I came across a site where someone suggested running a simple phpinfo script to take a look around. Once I did, I noticed something amazingly simple and profoundly damaging: a missing letter.
Line 349 of Shopp’s function.php reads as follows:
if (!$gd['JPG Support']) $errors = __(“Shopp requires JPEG support in the GD image library.
When I ran the php info script, I noticed that the people at my host had decided to call the support for this image type “JPEG Support”, while the people at Shopp were calling it “JPG Support”. Simply adding that missing “E” to line 349 fixed everything. The line should read like this:
if (!$gd['JPEG Support']) $errors = __(“Shopp requires JPEG support in the GD image library.
Hope this helps someone.
Hello, all. My, it has been quite a while since the last update. I’m writing with two related bits of news:
1) I am temporarily suspending the availability of the print version of Imp Daddy’s First ABC Book in the website’s store because…
2) As of this morning, a digital version of the book (updated and edited) is available for download through Amazon. Check it out:
I picked up my copy of Steven Brust’s Tiassa yesterday. The dust jacket claims that Vlad and Khaavren meet. I’m excited.
∞ Review of Zero: The biography of a dangerous idea by Charles Seife ∞
I am currently reading a book which, though written by an author I very much enjoy, is terrible. My gratitude to Seife and Zero is immeasurable for the much needed respite they’ve offered me in the middle of this other book. (I should note that I feel compelled to finish a book once I’ve begun it; I find myself inexplicably remiss to abandon a book unfinished.) Zero is a fascinating exploration of the title number. Seife offers not only a history of zero, but a well-rounded examination of its implications for religion, mathematics (as a field), and science.
I am an oddity: I deeply enjoy literature and mathematics and history and science, so this book, of course, appeals to me on most every level. I would argue, however, that one need not feel an affinity for all of these categories; any one will suffice. Seife is not only incredibly knowledgeable about his subject, but also a skilled wordsmith. Zero, I believe, appeals to almost everyone, whether his interests are myriad, like mine, or much more finely honed.
Zero provides nearly infinite fodder for philosophical discourse and exploration and is a must for anyone who enjoys reading, nay anyone who enjoys anything… or nothing.
Just a quickie:
I’ve added a ton of archived literature to the Art & Lit Blog.
Check it out!
Alright, that’s an understatement. Our new project is really starting to take shape, and we’ve got some tough decisions to make. Got another little teaser for ya; here’s Nic’s take on Claire:
B. A. isn’t it ! ? ! ? Nice work, Nic!
There’s a new issue of No.1R, so be sure to check that out. Also, we’ve got some more archived content available on the Art and Lit blog.
—– COMING SOON —–
Alex, The Editor
Another week gone by. There’s a new issue of No.1R in the webcomics section, a new post by Nic, and some new archived pieces. Be sure to check them all out and let us know what you think.
Also, we’re gearing up for the third Wilde Times Sci-Fantasy Writing Contest, so start brainstorming some ideas!
Alright, I know it’s been a good long while since there’s been an update ( and I sincerely apologize to my loyal readers ), but things have definitely been moving along here. I’m working with another writer on a new project!! You should be quivering with anticipation. Here’s a little teaser:
N0.1R fans, there’s a new one this week; check it out.
Short because I want you to read Nic’s post this week.
New issues of N0.1R and It’s an Imp’s Life and some new (old) work has been archived in the Art & Lit section.
Don’t forget about the AIR contest; see the details using the store link.
Quite a bit this week, so I’ll keep the info short and sweet.
First up, new issues of N0.1R and It’s an Imp’s Life; check those out using the webcomics link. Sorry, kiddies, you’ll have to sit on the edge of your seats a bit longer to see what’s about to go down in Wilde Times.
The Art, Literature, & Photography blog’s been updated with some archived content. One of my site favorites tops the list. Also, Pure NRG has a new one today.
And now for the big news: We’ve launched a new little contest. Hopefully, this will be the first of many of its kind. I’ve called it an AIR Contest – Art In Response. Hop on over to the store for more details!! But hurry the deadline is August 28!
Many, many thanks to Steve Richard for allowing us to use one of his images for this contest! Check out his stellar work here: www.steverichard.com