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Jigoshop Version 1.2 official release

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The latest version of Jigoshop is officially released today, so you’ll have the opportunity to upgrade to the latest version when you next log into your WordPress site, or download V1.2 manually if you prefer, or you’re setting up Jigoshop for the first time.

As with all your releases, we’ve tested internally, and Version 1.2 has also been available as a Beta Developer Release since April 11 – as a result we’ve received great contributions from a large number of the Jigoshop community, from spotting bugs to fixing them. Everyone has got involved, and we want to keep encouraging feedback and suggestions from everyone, whether you’re new to Jigoshop (and even WordPress) or you’ve been developing WordPress eCommerce for 10+ years. And as promised, one contributor to the beta feedback will shortly be receiving a free official Jigoshop plugin or extension as a thank you for their help.

As with any update to WordPress or any plug-in or extension please back up your install and products before upgrading.

 

Jigoshop V1.2:

The full release notes for Jigoshop V1.2 are available below, but highlights that you’ll notice straight away include the great new Permalink options to change the way your website addresses display. That’s a key feature if you’re optimizing your shop for search engines, or you have specific preferences on how the URLs are displayed. You can set your own product category/tag slugs, or begin product URLs with the category or shop address as desired.

Anyone with a larger store will appreciate bulk editing on stock levels and prices, and your customers will now be able to take advantage of personalized products. That means buyers can now add their own information to appear on their purchases to customize gifts and purchases with names or specific messages.

Emails for orders can now be customized, and ‘Email Invoice’ can also resend download links for digital products to cut down on customers contacting you if they’re accidentally deleted it. And as always, we’re continuing to improve the way Jigoshop handles tax, whether it’s to improve individual billing options or to handle the various rules and regulations around the world.

 

Jigoshop V1.2 release notes:

  • New: Permalink options:
    Allow `%product_cat%` for permalinks
    Prepend ( Prefix) product URLs with category
    Prepend (Prefix) product URLs with shop base page
    Set your own product category / tag slugs
  • New: Personalized products – customers may add their own information to appear on purchased products
  • New: WordPress Bulk and Quick editing of both stock levels and prices on the Admin Product List
  • New: Options to disable or enable WordPress image cropping on Shop images
  • New: Ability to show tax # and business address information on order emails
  • New: $0.01 charge on Paypal if configured and total is free
  • New: Allow shipping to be taxed on compounding tax classes (all around shipping tax enhancements)
  • New: Resend download links by clicking “Email Invoice” on an order
  • Tweak: Load CSS & Javascript only when absolutely necessary, for both admin & front-end
  • Tweak: Emails for orders can now be completely customized
    Email customizations can be made through a plugin
  • Tweak: Allow debugging to be turned on for calculable shipping services through WordPress debug
  • Tweak: Allow EU shop to tax other EU countries
  • Tweak: Automatically include 0% tax rate for customers outside of tax base
  • Tweak: Calculate tax based on billing address when item is not shippable or shipping is disabled
  • Tweak: Reduce total image assets size by 28kb
  • Fix: Prevent duplicate variations on one product
  • Fix: Disables this message when editing orders: “Are you sure you want to leave this page?”
  • Fix: Creating new orders will automatically fill in the customer billing & shipping details (on save)
  • Fix: Ability to restore orders which are trashed
  • Fix: Compound tax display. Tax displays after subtotal all of the time
  • Fix: Allow discounts to be applied before or after taxes
  • Fix: Multiple tax classes bug (tax class 1 applied to product 1, and tax class 2 applied to product 2)
    If both products were added to the cart, only 1 tax class was applied and the other wasn’t
  • Fix: Tax amounts disappearing on orders when changing the status of the order
  • Fix: Hiding and showing products on Shop upon stock reduction/increase with ‘hide out of stock products’ setting
  • Fix: Multiple tax classes applied to all-of selections on countries
  • Fix: Rounding error on taxes with price includes tax option
  • Fix: Sale prices on products will no longer be higher than regular price
  • Fix: Skrill gateway to allow variable products
  • Fix: Variable and grouped products now show both regular and sale price on the Shop

 

If you do encounter any issues with Jigoshop 1.2 due to the huge range of different hosting providers, themes and plugins in use, please do contact us via our forums. The free forums is home to the Jigoshop community, and for a guaranteed priority response access to Premium Support costs from just $29 for a month of access, including responses from the core Jigoshop developers. And until May 21, you have the chance to purchase all official Jigoshop themes, plugins and lifetime support for just $359 (It goes up to $500 on the May 21, 2012, which still saves you $1000s on purchasing individually).

Thanks V1.2:

As always, Jigoshop Version 1.2 is the result of a lot of hard work by the internal team of Rob, Jeff, Michael, Matt and others, with the invaluable contributions and support of the Jigoshop community, so we just want to thank every single person who has downloaded Jigoshop, submitted a bug, suggested a fix, contributed by buying a plugin, theme 0r support.

We also really appreciate every one of you who has spread Jigoshop word, whether you’ve blogged, tweeted, shared on Facebook or Google+. It all helps us to grow, and motivates us to work even harder to evolve Jigoshop.

The biggest Jigoshop news you may have missed

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April has been a great month for Jigoshop, with more and more people downloading and installing our software to create awesome WordPress eCommerce shops, and some big news and changes.

In case you missed anything, here are the highlights from the past month:

20 new plugins, Pagelines integration and a new theme:

Jigoshop Club now gives you more for your money:

Since launching, we’ve been monitoring the Jigoshop Club and discussing how we can give every member more for their money – as a result we re-launched the Club this month to continue to include every official Jigoshop theme and plugins, but it now also includes lifetime support! And if you sign up before May 21st, 2012, you’ll get all of that for just $359. Pay once, and you’ll get themes, extensions and support indefinitely – and you’ll save $141 if you grab it now.

 

Jigoshop 1.2 Beta Release:

And all of that is in addition to the small matter of Jigoshop 1.2 becoming available as a developer beta release for you to download and test to check out our improvements and new features, and to make sure all your stores (or your clients) are working perfectly when it becomes available as an official update.

Check out and download the release, and take a look at the latest comments, contributions and improvements on the forum thread. Don’t forget, one contributor who files a bug or fix will be thanked with a free official Jigoshop theme or extension of their choice.

 

May is going to be even better:

It’s going to be a challenge to top that in May, but we’ve got a full list of new plugins and extensions to be uploaded, plus the official roll out of Jigoshop 1.2 and lots more. The best ways to keep up to date are by reading this blog, signing up for the Jigoshop weekly email, and/or following us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.