How to install Invition Print & Ship on your WordPress2019-02-01T15:42:47+00:00
Please note: our WordPress plugin is currently in Open Beta. The software is fully functional and can be used in production environments, but has not been officially released.

How to install Invition Print & Ship on your WordPress

This guide explains you how to install the Invition Print & Ship plugin in your WooCommerce shop. It’s not that hard! Just follow the instructions below and if anything doesn’t work out, just contact us on the bottom of the page for support.

System requirements

If we want to get the plugin up and running, there are a few things we need:

  • WordPress version 4.9 or higher

  • PHP version 7.1 or higher

  • WooCommerce version 3.4 or higher

  • ImageMagick (Imagick) *Optional

It might just work with a lower version, but this hasn’t been tested.

Step 1 – Install WooCommerce

First of all, install WooCommerce on your WordPress (if not installed already).

  1. Go to Plugins
  2. Click the ‘Add new’-button
  3. Search in the search-field for WooCommerce
  4. Click install and follow the instructions from WooCommerce

Step 2 – Install ImageMagick extension on your server (Optional)

The software can automatically check the dimensions of your uploaded design. To make this work, you need the PHP Extension Imagick, also known as Image Magick. Please note that this is not a WordPress plugin, it is a PHP Extension that has to be installed on your server. Please contact your webhost if you need any help with this.

It is possible to run the plugin without Imagick. In that case, the software won’t check your uploaded file dimensions.

Step 3 – Install Invition Print & Ship

Download the plugin here

  1. Go to Plugins
  2. Add new
  3. Upload plugin
  4. Upload and install the ZIP package

Are you updating from an older version of the plugin? Please deactivate and delete the full plugin first and then install like above. Your settings and products will not be deleted.

Step 4 – Configure the plugin

The settings for Invition Print & Ship can be found in your WordPress dashboard when navigating to WooCommerce > Invition Print & Ship. Before you can start, you need an API key to make a secure connection with our platform. Request your API key.

General settings

  1. API User
    Fill in the API username you received from us.
  2. API Key
    Fill in the API key you received from us
  3. Test mode
    Uncheck for live mode. Please remind you need to enter the live API credentials when changing to live mode.
  4. Import stock
    You can use the field to enter an interval for the import, or set the cronjob directly.
  5. Place order on which status
    On what order status should the order be sent to Invition? Usually this is ‘Processing’, when the payment is received, but you can change this for your own needs.
  6. Show image upload on product page
    When this is set to yes and the product is set to ‘Customer uploads the print file’, an upload function will be displayed on the product page. You can disable this and show the upload field on a different location by using the shortcode displayed.

Settings for variable products

  1. Automatically add new brands to variable products
    When checked, new brands will be added to your store automatically.
  2. Automatically add new models to variable products
    When checked, new models will be added to your store automatically.
  3. Automatically add new case types to variable products
    When checked, new case types will be added to your store automatically.
  4. Automatically update prices when Invition changes suggested retail price
    Should we change your product price when we change our suggested retail price? (when you uncheck this, you have to change the price for every product variation manually!).

  5. Should we enable newly generated variations automatically?

Step 5 – Add products and start selling

If you’re done installing, let’s start selling! Click on the button to go to the ‘How to use’ page, where we explain how to add new products and start selling right away.

How to use the plugin

Questions about the installation? Contact Mike!

Is something not working like explained above? Or do you have questions left after installing the software? Mike is happy to guide you.

+31 (0) 727 370 274