I am very happy to announce that Sunshine 2.5 includes one of the most frequently requested features: Guest Checkout. Most of our add-ons had large improvements or at the least changes which require you update them. We have also released two new add-ons: Authorize.net and Price Lists!
In your Sunshine > Settings > Checkout, there is an option to enable Guest Checkout. With this enabled, users will not be required (but they will still be prompted) to provide a password to create an account. Many people do not like having to create yet another account and now Sunshine can accommodate those users. This should help make selling to your clients even easier and better.
New Add-on: Authorize.net
I don’t get many requests for payment gateways but finally enough people have asked for Authorize.net. Authorize.net is one of the most common payment gateways in the US so this should open up Sunshine to more users with Authorize.net accounts.
New Add-on: Price List
This was a fun add-on to create as it went from a request by one of Sunshine’s most avid testers to a reality in less than 2 days. With the Price List add-on, using the new short code you can embed the pricing for Sunshine products on any page. Helpful for those who publicly show their prices on their website.
Lightbox Layout Update
I have been wanting to make some subtle changes to the lightbox to help it work a little better for users for a while now. The new layout pushes the image thumbnail to the left side which allows the product list to be more visible. This makes looking through the product list much easier. Also, the Back to Gallery link is more clearly visible and a Cart Summary has been added for even more helpful information for users. Small changes that add to up a big improvement in the overall experience for users.
Other Add-on Updates
9 other of our add-ons just had updates released. Whoa! Most of them are minor enhancements, bug fixes or changes to work with the new Guest Checkout feature.
PLEASE NOTE: It is very important to update both the main Sunshine plugin and all the add-ons to so everything is compatible with the new Guest Checkout system. All our payment gateways and the Digital Downloads add-on had major changes and must be updated to work with 2.5.