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Sunshine 2.2 has been released and available for automatic update from your WordPress admin area. We highly recommend updating as soon as possible as it has important fixes for key areas of Sunshine. This version does not introduce any new features but makes significant improvements and refinements throughout.

Improvements for how are handled
We received a lot of support emails regarding issues with their clients getting 500 errors. Ultimately it was discovered that users with 17 or more items in cart was the reason. Sunshine has completely rebuilt how items in cart are stored for all users which has completely eliminated this issue. Carts can now have unlimited number of items in it without issue.

FTP image processor gets improved
The FTP image processor has been rewritten to be all AJAXy for a little quicker, smoother UI for you in the admin.

Gallery add/edit screen updated
The gallery add/edit screen now has all options in a single meta box. Previously some options were in the Publish box in the upper right and the others down below. This was confusing and many of you didn't realize they could create password protected or private galleries. This UI change should hopefully make things much more clear for everyone.

Updates for 4.4
WordPress will be implementing a few new things behind the scenes in 4.4, Sunshine has made adjustments to be ready for it's release in the very near future. More specifically this has to do with the wp_title feature in case you're interested.

Improved checkout UI
In previous version we allowed anonymous users to get all the way to the Checkout/Payment page without having to create an account and this really helped users. However, it caused some issues for users who already had an account but forgot to login first. So if this is the case, the UI is updated just slightly to make it very clear to users who already have an account on how to proceed by quickly logging into their account first then finishing the checkout process.

Easier addition of the Sunshine Menu to all Sunshine pages
Another common question we get is how to make it easier for clients to navigate to the cart, checkout, account, etc pages easier. Sunshine has a Sunshine Menu widget and a shortcode which you could use, but this was still lost on many. Now, there is a single option in the Sunsine > Settings > Design tab to have this menu automatically included (and pre-styled) on all Sunshine related pages making navigation around Sunshine related pages much easier.

Email updates
Some additional variables have been allowed in email subjects and messages.

Disabled Breadcrumbs
Some users don't want their clients navigating between galleries and the breadcrumb path was always included which allowed users to find the link to the main Client Galleries page. Now you can disable the output of the breadcrumbs entirely should you want.

Linking back to a gallery from image detail page
If you are on an image detail page, a new link is added which allows your client to more easily navigate back to their gallery much easier than relying on the breadcrumb path.

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.