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More paid and free plugins, and two themes

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We’re back on our usual schedule of releases following the break last week to celebrate our 1st Anniversary with our biggest ever sale. Despite the celebrations, we’ve got three new plugins to share, including two more payment gateways and a really handy free statistics plugin to help you keep track of how your business is performing.

And you have even more options for themes with two great new designs now available, bringing up the Jigoshop theme options to 25 different products to cover most eventualities.

 

CardSave Payment Gateway:

Cardsave Payment Gateway

Payment gateway extension to incorporate CardSave, which was formed by a retailer back in 1995 when he grouped with other small businesses to provide more competitive payment services. It has since grown to over 45,000 members and has itself become a member of the WordPay Group, which is the UK’s largest card processor by transaction volume. As small business card payment specialists with 24/7 UK-based support, it’s now simple to integrate with Jigoshop.

The plugin will redirect your customers to a secure CardSave hosted page which takes care of card details and payments, before sending them back to a thank you page on your site. It supports major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

 

ePay.bg Bulgarian payment gateway:

ePay Bulgarian Payment Gateway

Integrate a leading Bulgarian online payment system which allows payments with an ePay.bg account, credit cards including Visa and Master Card, and Borica payment cards. Borica cards are licensed by the Bulgarian National Bank, and in addition to being part of the national payment system, is also connected to the MasterCard, Visa International and American Express networks.

This plugin will allow you to integrate your store with the ePay.bg payment system which will send your customers to their secure servers to handle payment details before being redirected back to your store via a Thank You/Receipt page.

 

Jigoshop Statistics:

It’s really important that you can keep track of how your business and sales are performing, so the free Jigoshop Statistics plugin helps by allowing you to easily check:

  • Lifetime sales
  • Sales this month
  • Average order value
  • Total number of sales
  • Bestsellers

That data can be compiled from other places, such as Google Analytics, but if you don’t fancy setting up tracking codes and conversion funnels, this gives you a quick and easy solution. Developer James Kemp doesn’t ‘just’ do plugins – he is also responsible for two sites features in our Jigoshop Showcase, Antique Clothing and Victym, so has had some good experience of working with customer-facing clients.

 

Zeux theme:

Alex Gurghis continues to produce great looking themes, following up Prometheus and Aventador with the great Zeux theme, even if we need to check the correct pronunciation with him. It’s a responsive theme, so works on mobiles, tablets and computers as default, but you can customise the look and feel with 14 custom template pages, 7 different colours, 11 custom background patterns and a filterable portfolio option to display quotes, images or links.

There’s a long list of included features; Twitter integration, a contact form, FlexiSliver, Quovolver quote rotator, 50+ shortcodes, and it’s also ready for a bbPress Forum to be included. Well worth checking out!

 

Earth Nature theme:

Although the Earth Nature theme has been around for a while, it has recently been updated to support Jigoshop, so is worth mentioning. The theme comes from dtbaker, which is actually an experienced design and coding duo who have worked together since 2005, and we already list their previous Jigoshop compatible themes including Travel Island, Mommy Blogger, and Sport Grunge.

Earth Nature features six colour options, a top horizontal menu, large photo for a slide show and category submenus, with integration for the likes of Google Maps and to show Twitter messages in the sidebar. You also get an AJAX contact form, and the WordPress admin has been customised to allow you to set most options and settings quickly and easily.