How can I grab store's shipping country options in a template without a store tag? I would like to use them in a custom signup form.

  • Florian, did you get this to work (also with Store II)?
    – Nutmeg
    Jul 14, 2014 at 20:15
  • Not really, I ended up doing something different. I believe I used a matrix with the values. And a little later the project got abandoned because of reasons outside of my control.
    – Florian
    Jul 14, 2014 at 20:22

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Store wont support that natively as far as I know but I'd personally look to use Stash to set a variable and then call it either elsewhere in that template or carry across to other templates.

Setting the variable is as pretty much as simple as {exp:stash:set} giving it a name and setting a few specific options, and then calling it with {exp:stash:get}. It's incredibly versatile.



    {!-- Set the variable --}
    {exp:stash:set name="shipping_methods" save="yes"}{field:shipping_method}{/exp:stash:set}


{!-- Get the variable outside of the Store tags --}
{exp:stash:get name="shipping_methods"}

EDIT: Updated example to include save="yes" to demonstrate how to carry variable through to other template files.

  • Can you give a concrete example of how this would work? I cannot envision it.
    – Florian
    Mar 29, 2013 at 11:54
  • Updated with example. The benefits of Stash will mean a second query isn't run within your templates and you can take advantage of caching and even pass that variable along to other templates.
    – Ian Young
    Mar 29, 2013 at 20:26
  • As far as I can see this would not enable me to use the shipping countries in other templates, which is what I am trying to do.
    – Florian
    Apr 1, 2013 at 9:23
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    As I said, you can carry it across to other templates if you wish to do so. You just need save="yes" to the Stash set tag (example updated). It's all in the Stash docs.
    – Ian Young
    Apr 1, 2013 at 12:39
  • {field:shipping_methods} is probably not the tag you would want to use though as that would list the shipping gateways you have setup. You would want to use {field:shipping_country} and {field:shipping_region} Apr 1, 2013 at 17:38

You can also use the Query Module to grab the available regions are.

{exp:query sql="SELECT * FROM exp_store_regions WHERE site_id = '1' GROUP BY country_code"}
<option value="{region_code}">
  • That might work for regions, but not for countries. In exp_store_countries only the country codes are saved. Where does Store's {billing_country_options} get the country names?
    – Florian
    Mar 29, 2013 at 11:30
  • The countries are generated from the countries.php file that comes with EE Mar 29, 2013 at 11:32
  • Has anyone tinkered with Peter Lewis's plugin[1] for Store 1.6+ to make this compatible with V2+? [1]: devot-ee.com/add-ons/store-address-lists
    – Nutmeg
    Jul 14, 2014 at 20:27
  • I have not personally but it should be pretty easy to do if you have an understanding of PHP. Jul 14, 2014 at 23:07

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