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Version 3 is a complete rewrite from scratch, re-imagining how Sunshine Photo Cart works and helps photographers make more money from their online photo galleries.


What's New

Completely New Look

Galleries, image views, add-to-cart, checkout, admin, settings... every single thing has a new look in version 3. Watch the video to get a glimpse of what it all looks like.

New Features & Add-ons


  • Masonry & Mosaic thumbnail styles are now part of the free plugin!
  • Stripe and Square are available to free users!5% Platform Fee will be applied to each payment accepted, paid Stripe add-on and Plus/Pro users will not have a Platform fee as always


  • Store view! Let customers view list of available products for a gallery and make adding multiple images to cart much easier
  • New Cover theme! A whole new theme within Sunshine for your galleries with a large cover photo
  • Multiple pagination styles: Numbered, "load more" button, automatic infinite scrolling
  • Multiple tax rates with options down to the postal/zip code
  • Unlimited flat rate shipping methods available at different price points
  • Distraction free checkout experience for better checkout optimization and higher conversions
  • Test payment method for easier set up and testing
  • Improved email content customization


  • Multi-Image Products: Products, like picture boxes or albums, that let customers select many photos
  • Advanced Shipping: Restrict flat rate shipping options based on many criteria for more complex shipping options


  • Packages: Brand new UI for how customers assign images in their package that is much more user-friendly
  • Advanced Analytics: More charts/reports about your sales and the new Customer Timeline so you can see exactly how customers interact with your galleries
  • Volume Galleries: Finally out of beta, easily create many galleries at once - great for sports and schools
  • Digital Downloads: More customization options for free downloads in galleries and digital download products
  • Lightbox: Whole new lightbox layout with even more customization options
  • Product Options: Improved UI for easier product option selection
  • Exports: More options for which orders to export and now also export customer data

Want more previews of the add-ons?
See all the new promotional videos for every add-on in Sunshine Photo Cart 3



Will I need to upgrade?
You may continue using version 2 + add-ons for as long as you want and upgrade when it makes sense for you. However, there will be no more bug fixes or updates to version 2 of the the core plugin.

Will I need to pay for this upgrade?
If you already have an active Sunshine Photo Cart plan, you will not need to pay again for this upgrade. Individual add-ons will also get upgraded at no additional cost.

What if I have custom code or designs?
It is highly recommended to create a staging site and test version 3 and any customizations. Create a support ticket for help with your customizations for version 3.

Will I lose any data in the upgrade?
When you upgrade from version 2 to version 3, an upgrade script will run and keep all your galleries, images, orders, and settings in tact. It is still HIGHLY recommended to test the upgrade process on a staging/test site first.

Should I buy now or wait until version 3 is out?
Buy now! Prices will be going up when version 3 is released but you can lock in current pricing for the lifetime of your license if you buy now.

Derek Ashauer
Derek Ashauer, developer of the Sunshine Photo Cart WordPress plugin, has dedicated over 10 years to developing and supporting this effective tool for photographers. His expertise in the WordPress platform extends beyond this plugin with over 15 years of experience in building client sites. Derek's work centers on enhancing the functionality and profitability of client galleries for photographers, showcasing his commitment to supporting their business growth.