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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.

Selling MP3 downloads with Jigoshop is easy with JPlayer Music Sampler

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It’s always been possible to create a Jigoshop store to sell MP3 downloads, and in fact we’ll be showcasing a great example on this blog tomorrow, but the new JPlayer Music Sampler plug-in makes it even easier.

It provides a really quick and simple method to allow your potential customers to preview your MP3 selection, and choose what they might want to buy. And there’s no coding required – just add the plugin, and you’ll be able to upload your sample files. The JPlayer Music Sampler does the rest, so you can concentrate on sourcing the best music.

JPlayer Music Sampler Plugin

The plug-in was created by Jeffry Ghazally, and costs just $29 to extend the free core Jigoshop product. And his experience with WordPress, eCommerce and music-based sites means you should love his work, so check it out in our fast-growing range of extensions and plug-ins.