March 1st Plugin Updates

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This week Chris Christoff has provided us some great plugin updates.

Jigoshop Price By Role

The version 3.0 update to Price by Roles adds a ton of new features.

First, there is an updated add/remove roles page. Its simpler to use, with updated and improved validation. Making a new role is as simple as typing in the name, and clicking a button. No confusing Role Management plugin needed. To remove a role, select the name from the dropdown and click on remove. Simple, quick, and easy.

One of the biggest new features is the addition of global rules. We’ve been working on global rules since Price by Roles’s launch back in early October. After several rounds of testing its ready to go. Next version we’re adding even more options, like the ability to exlude products and also do discounts by tags.

Also new, is the brand new settings panel. You can now fine tune every role, from enabling/disabling payment gateways, to enabling/disabling the ability to purchase to enabling/disabling the ability to view products. All in a quick and simple fashion.

Our biggest new feature, by far, is pricing by variations. We’ve been hard at work, working on a way to do this, and with 3.0 we’ve added this feature. You can now charge different prices on individual variations by role. Maybe you want to only give Role A a discount on red, extra large tshirts? Now you can. Simple, quick, and above all easy.

Finally, we’ve done a bit of page reorganization. We’ve move Price By Roles options to be its own menu item in the backend (so you don’t have to look for the options under Jigoshop’s menu item). We’ve also added a support page. You can now submit a ticket for help directly from the backend of the plugin. It comes right to us with your license key and System Info automatically attached, helping us dramatically speed up support times.

Price by Roles 3.0 is extremely stable. We’ve been doing public beta testing for about two months now (since early Jan), and after 7 rounds of public beta, you can rest assured that its going to be fast, simple, and easy to use.

  • Jigoshop QR Code

The plugin has been rewritten from scratch. The plugin has been greatly reduced in size from 40 files to just 4, and the UI has been updated. Its never been a better time to try QR codes, as mobile web usage continues to rise among highly connected teengagers.

  • Jigoshop Add Flat Rates

The plugin has been reworked. Before, we relied on a system that essentially created a file, and then required the user to jump from 1 page to another one to make it. Now, the flat rates are a Custom Post Type. Adding a rate has never been easier, and can be done on one page now. This resolves issues customers had in the past with file permissions and the like.

  • Jigoshop List View

This update is a near complete rework of the old plugin. Included now is the ability to set a default option, or to have just list view or grid view allowed. Also added is an updater, and fixes compatibility with non WP-standard compliant themes.

  • Jigoshop Add Redirect/Button (JARB)

This update adds the highly requested feature to remove the normal add to cart button, as fixing a bug that affected a small amount of themes.

  • Jigoshop Duplicate Products

A minor update to resolve an issue with the ability to deactivate the license.

  • Jigoshop Magnify

This update fixes a bug in both the licenser used for the plugin as well as an issue preventing the plugin’s Javascript files from loading on non-standards complaint WP themes.

Some great new features to this already brilliant plugins!

Awesome extension sale from a Jigoshop premium developer

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Starting today & ending on the 3rd March, one of our premium developers Matt Gates is having a 20% sale on all Jigoshop plugins. All you need to do is enter “20%SALE  on the checkout screen.

The Jigoshop plugins involved are:

Custom Product Tabs
Catalog Deluxe
Product CSV Suite
Korta
ANZ eGate
Product Vendor
Limited Deals
Barclaycard ePDQ Essential
New Zealand Post Shipping
Password Protect
CyberSource Payment Gateway
Order Sequence
Bring Shipping
Amazon Simple Pay

AWeber, Dwolla, and reCAPTCHA join Jigoshop extensions

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AWeber, Dwolla and reCAPTCHA can now all be added to your Jigoshop business quickly and easily, improving your email marketing, lowering your payment fees and cutting down on spam orders. In addition, you can add more personality to your store by using Jigoshop Sold to create custom icons for out of stock products.

 

AWeber Newsletter for Jigoshop:

Aweber Newsletter for Jigoshop

Email is still one of the best ways to generate sales for your shop. It’s always easier and more cost-effective to attract repeat purchases than to try and get new customers. Whether you want to send regular newsletters, offer an automated response when people sign-up, or just alert people to news, sales or discounts, email is a direct way to reach people. We already offer extensions for email services from Mailchimp and Campaign Monitor, and now we’re covering the big three with the release of the AWeber Newsletter for Jigoshop extension. It uses the AWeber API to be quick and simple to set-up, with newsletter sign-ups via a widget and the checkout process. Start engaging with your customers today!

 

Jigoshop reCAPTCHA:

Jigoshop reCAPTCHA

Cut out spam registrations and orders by introducing Jigoshop reCAPTCHA to your checkout process. This extension uses Google’s own service to not only provide a test which is simple for humans and difficult for computers, but also helps the efforts to digitise old books and make them accessible to everyone online. It’s a very simple and effective way to instantly reduce wasted time. Check out Jigoshop reCAPTCHA.

 

Dwolla Gateway for Jigoshop:

Dwolla Gateway for Jigoshop

Dwolla offers incredibly low transaction fees for individuals and merchants – nothing for under $10, and just $0.25 for transactions above that amount. There’s no registration fee, contract, or annual cost, and this new extension makes it quick and easy to offer to your customers, potentially saving you substantial amounts in fee payments. Check out the Dwolla Gateway for Jigoshop and see if it’s right for you!

 

Jigoshop Sold:

Jigoshop Sold

Add more personality and style to your shop by displaying a customisable icon on products which are current out of stock. You can pick from a range of styles, colours and icon positions, add custom text, and even upload your own custom image to add more flair to your site. Take a look at Jigoshop Sold.

 

Feburary 22nd Plugin Updates

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We’ve only had two plugins updated and they are from one of our favourite developers Sixty-One Designs.

Checkout Fields Manager

  • Fixes a nasty error message appearing once the checkout has been completed.

PDF Invoices and Packing Slips

  • Resolves an issue with with variable product support in Jigoshop 1.5.1

Be sure to get these and keep your site up to date!

Jigoshop Showcase #27 – Watt Works

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Want to know if Jigoshop is suitable for business customers? This week we share a company which offers a range of digital downloads aimed at professional individuals and firms looking for consulting, training and coaching.

 

Jigoshop Showcase #27 – Watt-Works.com

Watt Works offer a number of services including management consultancy and training to clients in the UK and internationally. As a result they’ve gone for a clean design to appeal to both businesses and individuals, immediately highlighting some of their prestigious clients along with a wealth of information on what they do.

WattWorksHomepage

In addition to courses and training, they have also produced a small range of audiobooks and eBooks, which are available to buy via Jigoshop. A growing number of Jigoshop stores, and indeed sites we’ve showcased, specialise in digital downloads, which Jigoshop is well-equipped to handle. We take care of the back end systems, so you can focus on sales, whether that’s business material or entertainment (Such as previous showcase site, Low Down Deep Recordings)

WattWorksResources

Each product is accompanied by a description of the information contained, the price, the necessary Add To Cart button and social media sharing buttons – this is one site in particular which benefits from being able to share products on professional networking site LinkedIn as well as the more common Facebook and Twitter options.

Importantly, there’s no separation between the WordPress and Jigoshop sections of the site – everything is part of the same cohesive design. Which means you don’t give a potential customer any reason to pause when they’re going through the buying process.

Given the nature of Watt Works, the consistent sidebar throughout the site, which details their live and interactive training, is great for converting the buyer of an eBook into attending one of their courses.

WattWorksProductPage

Submit your sites for our showcase:

We love to see the great online shops which are being created using Jigoshop, and this is a series highlighting the amazing stores that have come to our attention. If you’ve gone live with an implementation of Jigoshop, and would like to be featured and promoted, email [email protected]