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Latest version: 5.0.1 | Released: May 22, 2021

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Getting started guide

Getting started guide


Each license you purchase of PowerStore gives you a single license. Your serial number can be activated on a testing domain, such as localhost, and a live domain, allowing you to configure and customize your site prior to going live. View discounted rates for buying multiple licenses »

Upgrades & updates

Upgrading to PowerStore 4 from Version 2 or 3
Updating from 4.5.x to PowerStore 4.5.3
Updating from 4.0.x to PowerStore 4.5.3
Updating FedEx in PowerStore 3 or older
Updating FedEx in PowerStore 4

System requirements

Any modern browser such as Firefox, Safari, Chrome or Internet Explorer 7

Windows or Mac

Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 required for admins to use the Design Editor interface

Hosting requirement: Linux or Windows web server that runs PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL 4 or MySQL 5

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Custom templates in PowerStore

Use a custom template

Use a custom template you created or purchased for your PowerStore.

Manually customize a PowerStore theme

Manually customize a theme

Learn how to manually customize a theme in PowerStore using Developer Tools in your browser.

PowerStore Theme API

PowerStore Theme API

This tutorial shows you how to use the PowerStore theme_settings.xml API.

PayPal sandbox for testing

PayPal Sandbox for testing

Learn how to use the PayPal Sandbox to run test transactions.

How to sign up for USPS

Sign up for USPS shipping APIs

Learn how to sign up for a free USPS Web Tools account, and obtain the API key to provide shipping rate calculations for purchases on your PowerStore.

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Visit our tutorial library to see more PowerStore tutorials.

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PowerStore installation wizard

PowerStore Installation Wizard

This video demonstrates the steps to successfully install PowerStore via the Installation Wizard.

Modifying your server's file permissions

Modify server file permissions

Configure the appropriate server permissions to successfully deploy PowerStore.

Uploadng PowerStore to your server

Uploading to your server

Learn how to upload the files included in PowerStore to your server.

Add products and product options

Add products & product options

This video teaches you how to add products to your PowerStore store, as well as define options specific to each product.

Sell digital goods on your PowerStore site

Sell digital goods

Learn how to configure PowerStore to sell digital goods.

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I have an existing PowerStore 2 site. Can I upgrade?

Yes. You will first need to follow the tutorial for upgrading to a PowerStore 3 database. After running the script and updating your database, you will be able to run the PowerStore 4 Installation Wizard. Enter your PowerStore database credentials on the database step to have your database automatically updated.

I have an existing PowerStore 3 site. Can I upgrade?

Yes. The PowerStore 4 Installation Wizard will automatically upgrade a PowerStore 3 site to PowerStore 4 if you enter the PowerStore 3 database credentials on the database step of the wizard.

Can I use WebAssist extensions to modify PowerStore?

In many cases, you can use your extensions to modify PowerStore functionality to suit your needs. These customizations are not supported by WebAssist technical support and require you to have a solid understanding of how the changes you make will affect PowerStore. In order for you to succeed with modifying PowerStore with a WebAssist extension, make sure to:

  1. Become familiar with the extension you are going to use before attempting to make changes. Refer to each product's Getting Started Guide for information. In particular, note how to re-enter the product's interface to make changes. If you have never used the particular extension before, you should learn by applying the product to a separate site before changing PowerStore.
  2. Define a Dreamweaver site where the PowerStore files are at the root of the site. This is necessary for WebAssist extensions to find the appropriate files for making any modifications.
  3. Set up a local testing server for running PHP and MySQL. If your computer is not already set up to be a web server, we have tutorials that will assist you for both Windows and Mac users.

Why aren't my CAPTCHA graphics displaying on my testing server?

When previewing your contact form on your local testing server, if you find the CAPTCHA graphic is not displaying, you may need to enable the GD library on your local web server.

Why doesn't the shipping rate returned match the UPS website?

If the rate being returned differs from what you are receiving from UPS, it is likely due to the type of service you are receiving from UPS. The rate that is retrieved through the UPS API assumes that you have a UPS Account where your packages are picked up for delivery on a regular basis.

You may want to review some settings on the UPS calculator to obtain matching rates.

Why am I receiving an access violation error when adding products?

Make sure that you have read/write permissions to the Images/Upload directory. Otherwise, you will encounter this error when trying to upload an image for a product. Watch our video on configuring File Permissions on your live server.

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