Ye, but... you might wanna make sure and wait for another person to confirm my answer as I am not confident. Better yet, why don't you ask the iPage guys because they can give you an answer better...
Just curious if you have managed to make your addition able to differentiate between products that can legitimately be shipped via media mail and those which can't?..
The iPage site I helped is a iPage site selling CDs, VCDs & DVDs. So they need the Media Mail badly. Most other type of goods can not be shipped by Media Mail...
I think what Stuart was asking was if your module would prevent someone from picking Media Mail when their order wouldn't support it (i.e. when some of the products in the order were for items that cannot ship via Media Mail). As I understand your answer, this contribution works when the iPage site is *only* shipping products that can be sent via Media Mail. Thus, if the iPage site has a mix of Media products and other products, they wouldn't be able to use your version..
Btw, with this, I would revise my original answer. If your contribution will not work for some sites (those that have products that cannot be shipped via Media Mail) for which the other contribution would, then you should upload it as a separate contribution. Then sites that only sell Media products have access to your version, but other sites can continue to use the version without (an usable for them) Media Mail option.
The problem with this issue is that it will take a lot more work to have the feature work on identifying media qualify and none media qualify..
1. On the product table you have to add 1 more field like "Media Mail Qualified" Yes Or No. The field can be an 1 or 0 valued integer field..
2. Then you have to add another query during the check out, to query media qualify status on each and every check out item if all returns a 1, then media mail is displayed otherwise not, otherwise no media mail shipping..
This scenario is a very specific case, which I would not think will be a good idea to wrtie one and fit everybody's needs..
I prefer not to alter existing table, add a new table is OK but no altering...
I just finished writing and add a working USPS Media Mail Shipping Method into USPS Shipping Module 2.6..
The Module 2.6 is someone else's contribution..
If I want add Media Mail option into this contribution, should I make my own contribution and give it to the community or contact the original contribution owner and ask him/her to put it up?.
Anyway, anybody want this I will be glad to give you a hand..
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I usually ask the contributor if they want to integrate it into the original contribution. If so, I let them do so. If not, I check if they have stopped supporting their contribution. If so, then I add it to the existing contribution. If not, I make a new contribution..