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Joy of Plants Library

Description

Adds images & text descriptions from the Joy of Plants’ Library to your WooCommerce webshop. A picture sells a thousand plants!
Joy of Plants supplies webshop info, Plant Finders, Kiosks and Bed Cards to the UK’s top plant retailers.
(Requires a “paid-for” account with Joy of Plants.)

Screenshots

  • The ‘Overview’ page where you find instructions on how to add images & texts from the library to your plant products.
  • The ‘API Settings’ page for inserting your credentials from Joy of Plants.
  • A product admin page where you can see Joy of Plants image and shortcode for display text.
  • A webshop page showing the Joy of Plants image and plant description.

Installation

REGISTER FOR A “PAID FOR” ACCOUNT WITH JOY OF PLANTS TO GET THE API CREDENTIALS REQUIRED TO USE THE JOY OF PLANTS LIBRARY

  • If you don’t yet have an account with Joy of Plants, go to hub.joyofplants.com and click “Register here”. Follow the on-screen prompts to create your account,
  • After you have an account, login at hub.joyofplants.com, then click “Ecommerce Image & Text Library”.
  • Click “Upgrade to use Image Library”, follow the on screen prompts to agree the Terms and Conditions and click “Request Upgrade”.
  • Joy of Plants will contact you to set up your account in the Library and supply your API credentials. We will ask how many plants you need images & texts for – your Library subscription fee will depend on the number required.

INSTALL THE JOY OF PLANTS LIBRARY FROM THE WORDPRESS PLUGIN DIRECTORY

  1. Click ‘Plugins’ on the WordPress menu and click ‘Add New’.
  2. Click in the ‘Search plugins…’ box and type ‘Joy of Plants Library’ to find it in the Directory of plugins.
  3. Click ‘Install Now’.
  4. Click ‘Activate Plugin’.
  5. See the instructions under ‘After activation’ below for what to do next.

INSTALL THE JOY OF PLANTS LIBRARY MANUALLY

  1. Click ‘Plugins’ on the WordPress menu and click ‘Add New’.
  2. Click ‘Upload Plugin’, choose the ZIP file supplied to you by Joy of Plants.
  3. Click ‘Install Now’.
  4. Click ‘Activate Plugin’.
  5. See the instructions under ‘After activation’ below for what to do next.

AFTER ACTIVATION, ADD API CREDENTIALS

  1. Click ‘API Settings’. You need “API credentials” supplied to you by Joy of Plants to connect to the library. Contact support@joyofplants.com, if you don’t have them already.
  2. Add your “Username”, “Password”, “Client Id” and “Client Secret” EXACTLY as given by Joy of Plants – it’s important to use the same capitalisation on letters.
  3. Click ‘Save Changes’.
  4. The message “Connection is Successful” will appear if your credentials are correct.
  5. Go to ‘Overview’ for instructions on how to add images & texts to your plant products.

FAQ

Where I can get API credentials?

Contact support@joyofplants.com to apply for an acount with Joy of Plants and receive API credentials, or get help with an existing account.

Plant image doesn’t appear

  1. Click ‘API Settings’.
  2. Make sure that the message “Connection is Successful” is shown, if not, check your credentials as sent to you by Joy of Plants.
  3. Go to ‘Products’ and ‘Edit’ the plant product, click on the ‘Joy of Plants’ tab and check that there is a number in the ‘Plant Id’ box and that ‘Display image’ is selected.
  4. Contact support@joyofplants.com if you need further help.

Plant description doesn’t appear

  1. Go to ‘Products’ and ‘Edit’ the plant product, click on the ‘Joy of Plants’ tab and check that there is a number in the ‘Plant Id’ box and that ‘Display text’ is selected.
  2. Contact support@joyofplants.com if you need further help.

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Contributors & Developers

“Joy of Plants Library” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0.19

Release Date: July 7th, 2021
Improved import plants module on the “Import” Page and addition of plant count to the import progress bar

1.0.18

Release Date: March 2nd, 2021
Updated text on “Overview” page and “Installlation” instructions

1.0.17

Release Date: January 19th, 2021
Updated to work when “short_open_tag” is turned off on the host server

1.0.16

Release Date: November 21st, 2020
The category list was sorted by name on the Export page
Removed duplicate Joy of Plants placeholder image in Media Library

1.0.15

Release Date: November 12th, 2020
Changed filename for Exported files

1.0.14

Release Date: November 10th, 2020
Changed texts on pages ‘Overview’, ’Export’ and ’Import’
Changed links for sites with non default “wp-admin”

1.0.13

Release Date: November 3rd, 2020
Minor fix to text description iframe

1.0.12

Release Date: November 2nd, 2020
Added support for (R) trademark and other symbols in plant names in ‘Joy of Plants > Import’
Updated readme.txt with instructions for use and screenshots

1.0.11

Release Date: November 2nd, 2020
Version approved by WordPress.org review on 27th October 2020