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Jigoshop Round-Up: October 2011

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It’s been another busy month for the world of Jigoshop and WordPress eCommerce as when we’re busy working on the back-end of the code or making improvements to our support packages, there are a huge number of developers and designers releasing their own products as well. So here’s a rundown of everything that’s happened in the last month:

Jigoshop developments and extensions:

Mailchimp Extension for Jigoshop: Email is an incredibly important way to build your online business, which is why we’ve released a Mailchimp plug-in to import your customers into your mailing list. It follows on from the Campaign Monitor extension released in September.

JPlayer Music Sampler extension for MP3 Downloads: Selling downloads, such as MP3 files, rather than physical products? It’s now just got easier with the great JPlayer Music Sampler, which makes uploading quick and simple.

Improvements to Jigoshop Support: One of our biggest priorities and passions is supporting the Jigoshop community, and to constantly evolve and improve how we can help you – which is why we’ve recently unveiled our new support section for you to connect and share tips, advice and feature requests.

Great new Jigoshop themes:

Sommerce – an extremely customisable and configurable theme produced by the talented Sara Presenti, and allowing you to really make your store stand out with some simple options and choices. We really like it, and we’re sure you will too.

Animal House – a nice image-led eCommerce theme targetting animal adoption services, pet stores and really doing a great job on providing exactly what you’d want when you’re animal-focused in your business.

Inspirational Jigoshop Showcase sites:

Wondering how flexible Jigoshop is? Want to enjoy some inspirational design or perhaps find someone to work with for your business? Then check out:

We’re hiring – be part of the Jigoshop team:

We’re always interested in hearing from experienced and talented web developers, and we’ve got some vacancies at the moment – both to work on the core code base of Jigoshop, and for a range of clients on behalf of parent company Jigowatt. The specific details are here, and if the formal roles aren’t quite right for you, don’t forget that we’d love you to contribute to Jigoshop as an open source project which can help you raise your profile and build connections in the WordPress community – and if you build a theme or extension, we can help you monetise it.

Animal House – a Jigoshop theme for furry friends….

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Animal House is a new theme designed by Jami Gibbs which is perfect for any pet-based businesses, or anyone looking for a nice image-led eCommerce them for WordPress eCommerce with Jigoshop.

The demo and screenshots show off the elements which would make it suitable for any services related to animal care, adoption, or products, with the clickable lead images immediately capturing your attention and leading you into the other elements, such as services listed, latest products, and your blog posts etc.

Jami’s an experienced web designer and you can purchase the Animal House theme for Jigoshop here as well as checking out her other work.

The full list of theme features is:

  • E-Commerce Ready with Jigoshop
  • 960 Grid System
  • HTML5 doctype and fancy CSS3 (clean and efficient)
  • Flexible home page (remove any section and add widgets to areas)
  • Social sharing bookmarks built into posts (50+ sharing options to choose from including printer friendly PDF conversion of posts)
  • 12 Custom Widgets (Social Icons, Flickr, Video, Twitter, Google Map, etc.)
  • Localization Included (.po/.mo)
  • Fancybox Images (not just on the gallery!)
  • Custom Posts for Slider & Gallery (no more messing around with post categories)
  • Gallery supports video (Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion)
  • Page Templates (blog, 404, full width, archive)
  • 4 Slider Area Options (Gallery, Content, Nivo, or none)
  • 15 Background Patterns to choose from
  • Fully layered PSD ’s (Home & Logo)
  • Unbranded, promotion free options panel
  • Detailed documentation
  • One-on-one author support

And that’s on top of all the native features which Jigoshop already features – plus you can always upgrade with our range of Jigoshop extensions and support packages. You can purchase the Animal House theme by Jami Gibbs here. And as a bonus, Jami has also created her own video guide to adding product attributes: