ClassicPress – Get Simple Auctions, Lottery and Group Buy running on lightweight WordPress fork

ClassicPress Get Simple Auctions, Lottery and Group Buy running on lightweight WordPress fork

ClassicPress is WordPress long awaited fork of WordPress 4.9 without Gutenberg block editor, basically a lightweight fork of WordPress 4.9 with a few tweaks and improvements. It is under active development, has less bloat and has latest security patches. You will love overall simplicity and speed.

Most popular themes and plugins that work with WordPress 4.9 are compatible with ClassicPress and there are forks of WooCommerce called ClassicCommerce and RankMath called Classic SEO (for more infos see link here).

Setting up prerequisites in ClassicPress

First thing to do when installing one of our plugins on ClassicPress is to decide what version of WooCommerce you will use. ClassicCommerce is fork based on WooCommerce v3.5.3 and usually needs tiny compatibility plugin (get it here) which allows WooCommerce addons to work with ClassicCommerce. We used StoreFront theme.

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Plugin list in ClassicPress

Another option is regular WooCommerce installation but version that does not include (register) blocks for Gutenberg like WooCommerce v4.8.2 – scroll to the bottom and download version you want from wodpress.net/plugins repository. Once WooCommerce is ready you can install our plugins like you would on normal WordPress website.

Payment gateways tested in ClassicPress

Payment gateway we tested beside those that are preinstalled with WooCommerce is WooCommerce Stripe Gateway version 5.3.0 since that is the latest one that works fine with WooCommerce v4.8.2. Here is sample order done using test card with Stripe GW:

classicpress stripe order using test card plugin woocommerce stripe payment

Using our plugins on ClassicPress

There is no difference in how you use and work with plugins. Everything from documentation applies here. Install it, setup couple of products, make couple of orders and that’s it. Once deal, auction or lottery ends you and users will get notifications (if that is set), normal workflow is not affected in any way.

WooCommerce Lottery with Pick Number Mod addon
WooCommerce Lottery with Pick Number Mod addon

Here is screenshot of how auction product looks like:

ClassicPress with WooCommerce Simple Auction auction single product page

And screenshot with WooCommerce Group Buy / Deals product:

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Group Buy / Deal single product page

Problem when accessing support with Envato credentials

We have identified problem when accessing support system using Envato credentials. In case you experienced issues during access please contact us to open account for you so you can get proper access to support and be able to open support tickets.

Problem is manifested as loop during login ie no redirection to open ticket form after login via Envato due to JS error.

WooCommerce Simple Auctions now with Elementor support

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WooCommerce Simple Auctions supports Elementor fully from version v2.0. You can create single auction page and auction base page with Elementor using Elementor widgets that are specific for auctions. To edit auction templates with Elementor you need Elementor (free) plus Elementor Pro (paid) or PRO Elements (free).

Screenshots below show Elementor widgets you can use for designing your templates:

Easiest way to create your single auction page with Elementor is to create new template for single product. There you can now add, rearrange and style Simple Auction elements like countdown, auction history, auction dates, auction max bid (for proxy), auction reserve price, sealed bid auction elements and auction bid form.

Auction product type will be recognized automatically and there is no need to add conditional for template. To create auction base page you will need to create new template type “Auctions Archive”:

To create auction base page you will need to create new template type “Auctions Archive”

Once template is designed you need to add condition as per screenshot below:

Add condition for “Auctions Archive” template

In Elementor Settings -> Experiments make sure that beta option “Landing Pages” is set to “inactive” otherwise you will have issues with lottery base page. See screenshot below:

WooCommerce Lottery and Pick Number addon Now with full Elementor support

elementor lottery

Today we have released version 2.0.0 for WooCommerce Lottery and Pick Number Mod addon which include full Elementor support. In today’s update there were few minor changes and fixes too and version has been bumped to v2.0.0 for both plugin and addon. To edit lottery template with Elementor you need Elementor (free) plus Elementor Pro (paid) or PRO Elements (free).

Couple of screenshots how it looks like Elementor support:

WooCommerce Lottery and Pick Number addon natively supported in Elementor

Easiest way to create your single lottery page with Elementor is to create new template for single product. Click on wp-admin menu entry Templates -> Add New and you will get modal popup like on image below:

There you can now create your new single lottery product page – add, rearrange and style Woo Lottery elements like countdown, progress bar, lottery winner, lottery info and Pick Number Mod elements like ticket numbers, lucky dip and question / answers.

In order not to have template applied to all single products, you need to tag or categorize lotteries and then apply template only to tag or category your lotteries are tagged / categorized with.

Make sure that in Elementor Settings -> Experiments beta option “Landing Pages” is set to “inactive” otherwise you will have issues with lottery base page. See screenshot below:

elementor landing pages experiment should be set to inactive

New shop / store page

We have new store page and purchase are done via PayPro Global website which allows variety of payment options and better invoicing. After purchase has been completed you will get access to files and we will create you account on wpgenie.org for accessing future updates via My Account / Downloads. Same coupon code works there too!