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Quick release for Jigoshop 1.8.3 in response to feedback

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We can announce that another update for Jigoshop has been released, a fix being tested and applied in a matter of hours for a bug that our support and development teams were made aware of this morning.

The team also took the opportunity to apply a website optimisation fix to reduce the size of HTML. Finally, licences have been updated and it is now also possible to filter orders in the admin panel by date.

These are all changes that we hope will continue to make Jigoshop your first choice of ecommerce plugin. Many thanks for your support!

Jigoshop 1.8.3 Changelog

  • New: Orders in admin panel can be filtered by date
  • Tweak: Updated licences
  • Tweak: Moved country-states JavaScript to separate file
  • Fix: Categories widget can redirect to “All” page too

Jigoshop 1.8.2 is released with new translation and updates

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We are delighted to confirm further new and updated translations in the latest version of Jigoshop, following the similar changes for 1.8.1. This time, it’s the existing Danish, German and Polish translations receiving much-deserved love courtesy of Tine Kristensen, Andy Jordan and OptArt respectively, while we are also indebted to Eason Chen for a new Chinese Taiwan translation.

Such enhancements to the language functionality of Jigoshop will only make your online store even more usable by a wider range of prospective customers around the world. But it isn’t only languages receiving some attention for the latest version, with the Jigoshop categories widget having once more been given a pop-up select for the ‘dropdown’ setting.

There are also some PayPal-related improvements, including the default display of credit card entry fields and a fix for difficulties processing free orders. The update is now available if you are an existing Jigoshop user – but be sure to back up your site first.

== Changelog ==
= 1.8.2
* Tweak: PayPal landing page will now show Credit Card entry fields by default
* Fix: Force 0.01 charge on free orders at PayPal to allow it to process through PayPal
* Fix: Jigoshop categories widget will again use a pop-up select when ‘dropdown’ setting is enabled
* Languages: New Chinese Taiwan translation courtesy of Eason Chen
* Languages: Updated Danish translation courtesy of Tine Kristensen
* Languages: Updated German translation courtesy of Andy Jordan
* Languages: Updated Polish translation courtesy of OptArt

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.

Jigoshop Version 1.2 Beta available to download and test

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Jigoshop Version 1.2 is now available as a developer release to download and test with a number of new ideas and fixes including more options for permalinks to improve search engine optimisation, additional ways to bulk edit, and a number of fixes and improvements to tax options and functionality.

The full Jigoshop Version 1.2 changelog is:

  • New permalink options:
    Allow `%product_cat%` for permalinks
    Prepend product urls with category
    Prepend product urls with shop base page
    Set your own product category / tag slugs
  • Resend download links by clicking “Email Invoice” on an order
  • Provide personalized products – customers may add their own information to appear on purchased products
  • Provide WordPress Bulk and Quick editing of both stock levels and prices on the Admin Product List
  • Provide options to disable or enable WordPress image cropping on Shop images
  • Fixes compound tax display. Tax displays after subtotal all of the time
  • Allow discounts to be applied before or after taxes
  • Emails for orders can now be completely customized
  • Email customizations can be made through a plugin
  • Fix for multiple tax classes applied to all-of selections on countries
  • Adds the ability to show tax # and business address information on order emails
  • Allow $0.01 charge on paypal if configured and total is free
  • Cleaned up some minor code issues
  • Fixes 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
  • Allow shipping to be taxed on compounding tax classes (all around shipping tax enhancements)
  • Fix for the tax amounts disappearing on orders when changing the status of the order
  • Fix rounding error on taxes with price includes tax option
  • Fix Skrill gateway to allow variable products
  • Allow EU shop to tax other EU countries
  • Allow debugging to be turned on for calculable shipping services through wordpress debug
  • Automatically include 0% tax rate for customers outside of tax base
  • Calculate tax based on billing address when item is not shippable or shipping is disabled
  • Variable and grouped products now show both regular and sale price on the Shop
  • Completed orders are now final, only refunds can be issued

As you can imagine, an enormous amount of work has gone into this release by the team, led by Rob, Jeff, Michael and Matt. But now we need your help to find any kinks left to iron out.

Jigoshop V1.2 Beta Download Details

Please do download the developer release for testing, and please do report back any issues via the Jigoshop repository on Github, here. Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with Github, as reporting issues is simple once you’ve registered an account. We’re also working with all developers and designers of themes and plugins which are built to work with Jigoshop to minimise any disruption when Jigoshop 1.2 is officially released, and your help not only helps your own store, but those of around 70,000 Jigoshop downloads to date.

And as a thank you, when the Beta period ends, we’ll pick out one contributor of an issue or fix at random to receive a free official Jigoshop plugin or theme of their choice.

Jigoshop V1.0 is now available to download

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The long-awaited Jigoshop V1.0 has been built, tested and released with a number of improvements to speed up running your WordPress eCommerce shop and make your life easier.

So if you haven’t already tried Jigoshop, now is the time to join 45,000+ others, and download V1.0 for free to see how cool running your own online store can be

And if you’re an existing Jigoshop user, you’ve probably already had an alert to upgrade in your WordPress dashboard, and you’ll have already noticed some significant changes. But just in case you missed some, we’ve compiled the list of the major differences.

 

New Products, Tax and Shipping Sections:

We’ve taken time to tear down and rebuild the Products, Tax and Shipping sections from the ground up. This means we’ve been not only able to make them more stable and efficient, but also more flexible for future developments.

Hopefully you’ll have seen the massive change to the user interface for Products, allowing much more product information to be displayed on one screen – essential for stores with larger inventories. In addition to contextual help, you can also search all your products by ID and SKU, order by date, and use product IDs to search through orders.

JigoshopVersion1ProductsScreen

And there’s more…

Products can also now have multiple tax classes, and taxes can apply to shipping or compound tax (retail plus shipping). We’ve also made the shipping class even more accurate and it also supports some distribution APIs.

Product Variations can now include virtual and downloadable options, your downloads now support external storage resources, and you can upload them via the standard Windows Media Uploader. Plus you can now mass-edit and remove variations to save time updating masses of items.

A number of other smaller issues have now been solved, and we’ve ramped up the Security levels of Jigoshop with our own improvements and by working with WordPress Lead Developer Mark Jaquith.

We’ve also halved the query time in the admin section which should help to make things faster depending on your server, so combined with the changes to the user interface and bulk editing, using Jigoshop to manage your inventory should be quicker and easier than ever.

 

Jigoshop V1.0 Changelog:

  • Redesigned Products UI
  • added new feature for downloadable products: external URL or internal downloads
  • added new widget Jigoshop Login
  • added new widget Recently Viewed products
  • added new widget Recently Reviewed products
  • added new widget Best Selling products
  • added new widget Top Rated products
  • added new shortcode Add to Cart Button
  • added new shortcode Add to Cart URL
  • added new dimension options to products (Length / Width / Height)
  • added Admin Product List display products by Category
  • added currency symbols for all countries
  • added a couple new currencies
  • added Romanian and Croatian translations
  • added multi-lingual functionality with the WordPress WPML plugin
  • fixed cyrillic characters & accents in attribute / variation names
  • fixed fancybox overlay
  • fixed users creating a new account now only if WP registration is allowed
  • fixed several 404 Jigoshop links
  • fixed My Account page not showing Address 2
  • added calculable shipping so that services such as FedEx, UPS, etc. can be plugged in
  • added brand new tax features including
  • multi-tax classes can be specified on product (good for Canadian, US tax laws)
  • ability to define tax label for view
  • shows tax percentage in view
  • minor bug fixes