Now on google cloud!!!

I spent the day updating the site and converting it over to a google cloud instance.  Getting the Google VM up and running was pretty easy but the site migration was a bit of a pain as I had incompatible versions of MySQL on my local server and on the standard Google WordPress VM image, Read more about Now on google cloud!!![…]

We got an A on our SSL report!

Just fixed SSL intermediate cert issues and removed vulnerable cipher protocols. Hooray! We got an A! This came about because the iOS/Android facebook app was rejecting links to the site due to the fact that the facebook in app browser doesn’t have the capability to download external intermediate CA certs.  So after some digging I Read more about We got an A on our SSL report![…]

CDBaby Sales Data Crawler fixed

The CDBaby Sales Data Crawler software (https://github.com/WillfulWreckords/CDBSDC) has been patched to handle the new CDBaby website layout.  Automation of royalty information collection of 3rd party sales is back up and running!

Well Go Figure …

I finally get the complete automation working and CDBaby makes significant changes to their site format which means I need to re-write the CDBSDC software.  Booo… Ok … add that to my TODO list.  Not a huge deal as I expected to have to keep the parser in sync with site changes, and the software Read more about Well Go Figure …[…]

Site Status: Auto loading CDBaby royalty totals complete

I’m proud to say that I finally completed the necessary work to 100% automate the grabbing and parsing of royalty and transaction information from CDBaby and getting it imported and working inside of word-press utilizing the “Product Vendors” and “Product Bundles” extensions.  So now our affiliated artists (our “vendors”), whom we license the right to Read more about Site Status: Auto loading CDBaby royalty totals complete[…]

Site Development Status: Affiliates can now list & sell their own products, bookings, etc

So building on the integrations that I’ve been able to put together already for the WWRKDS site: I’ve just finished adding the Wodpress, WooCommerce, and Product Vendors plugin hooks in order to have Affiliate/Vendor administrators be able to have additional metadata on their vendor account such as a vendor logo, website info etc. To see Read more about Site Development Status: Affiliates can now list & sell their own products, bookings, etc[…]

Site Development Status: Ingest of 3rd Party Sales Data

Whew! I made a major milestone in getting the site up to snuff! I now have at least a manual entry tool that will let me take the outputs of my daily CDBaby web-crawler & web-scrape runs and import them into woo-commerce by SKU and correctly handle product bundles and vendors. That really doesn’t sound Read more about Site Development Status: Ingest of 3rd Party Sales Data[…]

New Site Development Status: New Licensing and Sampler Submission Page

Well, site development is going along fairly well. I just finished getting the sampler Licensing and song transfer page up and running for artists that we’ve selected to be on the sampler albums. That’s been a HUGE goal of mine to streamline that process. Scratch that one off the list! Next up: Re-working my CDBaby Read more about New Site Development Status: New Licensing and Sampler Submission Page[…]

WooThemes “Product Vendors” Error and Patch

Update: The below still also applies up through “Product Vendors” v1.1.11 as the developer still has not patched the error.  (I notified and had a lengthy e-mail conversation with WooThemes support and also sent them the code patch below on 2015-02-22) Issue: Using the WooThemes “Product Vendors” v1.1.8 When I manually enter an order for Read more about WooThemes “Product Vendors” Error and Patch[…]