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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.