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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 1.6 release today, plus new Klarna gateway

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Jigoshop 1.6 will be available today, Tuesday March 5, 2013, with new features including automatic handling of VAT for EU-based companies. That means Jigoshop is now an even better solution for shops with European business customers.

The change means that EU-based businesses will no longer pay VAT on purchases via any Jigoshop store, if the shop owner allows them to provide a valid EU VAT ID number.

When enabled, customers will be prompted to enter a VAT number during the checkout process. Jigoshop will then check the number is valid, and if so, remove tax from the purchase price. An invalid number will generate a warning, and without any VAT number tax will be charged as normal.

Jigoshop-1-6-EU-VAT-Field

Jigoshop 1.6 includes new EU VAT handling

Other great new features include a new ‘Shop Manager’ role for users, and authenticated customers can now log in via different devices and still access their current Shopping Cart – which is great if you started shopping via your PC at work and want to complete the purchase when you’re at home, for example.

Jigoshop’s translations have also been updated for Brazilian, Ukrainian, and French languages, plus default attributes for variable products can now be pre-selected to appear on product pages.

Jigoshop 1.6 Changelog: 5.3.2013.

  • New: VAT reduction -after- processing an Order for customers out of the Shop Base Country and with a valid EU VAT Number for EU Countries
  • New: Authenticated customers can now log out and back in again on a different device and get their cart back
  • New: Added default attributes for variable products to be pre-selected on front end Product page
  • New: Added a WordPress ‘Shop Manager’ role for Users
  • New: Support for WP-PageNavi plugin
  • Tweak: Added 2 options on Settings->General for displaying certain messages on the Checkout
  • Tweak: Updated Brazilian translations courtesy of Raphael Suzuki
  • Tweak: Updated Ukrainian translations courtesy of Anatolii Sakhnik
  • Tweak: Updated French translations courtesy of Laurent Dinclaux
  • Fix: products on sale shortcode now accurately displays simple products on sale
  • Fix: internal product attributes and variations saving of custom text attributes
  • Fix: Adding products to the Cart if not sufficient stock available
  • Fix: Variations now check for sufficient stock available
  • Fix: Reports date range selectors now work in all browsers

If you’re an existing Jigoshop user, you’ll see the update notification within your WordPress dashboard, and the new download will become available via WordPress.org shortly. We test every update prior to release, but always recommend updating to a test site, or during a low traffic period for any live sites.

 

Klarna Payment Gateway:

Klarna is a great payment service which is particularly suited to new and small eCommerce businesses. It currently operates across Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the Netherlands.

The way it works is customers can order and receive their products and services by paying Klarna, meaning you don’t need to establish the same level of trust required for a new consumers to share their credit card details with you. And Klarna will cover the risk of non-payment to ensure you get paid whatever happens.

Our Klarna Payment Gateway covers Klarna Invoice, which allows customers to only enter their basic details, meaning less abandoned purchases, and allowing them to pay for goods when they have been received.

Klarna-Payment-Gateway

It also includes Klarna Account, which allows customers to aggregate their Klarna purchases and pay with installments, being used by more than 700,000 customers for bigger and more numerous purchases.

You can also use Klarna Special Campaigns, which allows you to offer deals, such as ‘buy now, pay later’, so you can allow customers to pay at defined times in the future, rather than making their purchases up front.

Take a look at the Klarna Payment Gateway now – it’s a great option for any business selling to Scandinavian, German and Dutch customers. And you can sign up for an account with Klarna, here.

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.

Launching Jigoshop V1.1 and celebrating 50,000 downloads

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We’re celebrating today, as not only has Jigoshop topped 50,000 total downloads, but we’re also releasing version 1.1, which includes some new features and languages, in addition to fixing some of the bugs which affected a small percentage of users after the previous release.

JigoshopDownloads

Jigoshop downloads are continuing to grow every day, week and month

And every download gives us a huge boost in motivation as it means another business could find success using Jigoshop as an eCommerce platform, which is incredibly inspiring.

 

 

Jigoshop V1.1 new features

We now support a radical new payment gateway called ‘Cash on Delivery’ which allows you to be handed currency when you deliver a product, as well as adding an innovative shipping method for ‘Local Pickup’ if someone collects their purchase from you!

In addition to those radical innovations, we also now support the following languages: Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese Brazilian, and Turkish. There’s a new shortcode for Products Search, a new setting for showing stock amounts, and guest purchases can be made.

Fixes include stopping products appearing as ‘Out of Stock’ on upgrading to the previous version, allowing a full uninstall of Jigoshop (although we hope you never need it!), and reducing the overall file size by 1MB.

Jigoshop V1.1 Changelog:

  • New gateways:
    Cash On Delivery [payment gateway]
    Local Pickup [shipping method]
  • New languages:
    Italian
    Norwegian
    Polish
    Portuguese
    Portuguese Brazilian
    Turkish
  • New shortcode:
    Products Search
  • New settings:
    Show stock amounts [to show or hide stock left in a product on front-end]
    Allow guest purchases
    Show login form
    Allow registration
  • Allow products to be sorted in wp-admin All Products page by:
    Featured
    Price
    Visibility [a new column]
  • You can now fully uninstall Jigoshop
    Updated uninstall.php to remove all database entries, pages & roles Jigoshop created on install
  • Fields now saved to WordPress user profiles on checkout when creating an account:
    First name
    Last name
  • Add prefix `jigoshop_` to all Jigoshop setting pages
  • Bank transfer information now included with ‘processing order’ emails
  • Images tab on settings page now takes up less space
  • Reduced total Jigoshop file size by at least 1mb
  • Jigoshop.pot updated include latest strings and remove obsolete strings
  • Remove `bulk actions` on variable products that didn’t have any variations
  • Update admin order page to use pretty titles for payment & shipping
  • Update Spain provinces (thank @dimitryz)
  • Update readme.txt and readme.md files
  • fix order-status’ not being allowed for translation
  • fix widgets:
    featured product widget
    top rated widget
    recently viewed widget not showing products
    on sale widget not displaying correct amount of products
  • fix variable products not showing a ‘grouped’ tab in order to set a ‘sort order’
  • fix taxes not being calculated correctly if your Base Country/State is set to “All of xxx”
  • fix `price not announced` not being shown when `price` field is left empty
  • fix product edit `sale` and `regular` price fields so they don’t allow currency symbols (and non numeric values)
  • fix pagination on shortcodes, now only displays if you tell it to by adding `pagination=”yes”` to your shortcode
  • fix emails not sending from the address specified for Jigoshop emails
  • fix showing purchased variations in email
  • fix emails not showing pretty titles for payment and shipping methods ie, won’t show “via bank_transfer” or “via flat_rate” anymore instead, shows the Method Title you set in your settings page for those methods
  • fix out of stock products appearing randomly on upgrade
  • fix empty selectbox on Norway and some other countries for checkout page
  • fix session conflicts with other plugins by forcing Jigoshop to start sessions first before all other plugins
  • fix coupons not applying to variations
  • visit the variation to use the individual product ID for the coupon
  • fix coupons showing ‘no products in cart’ on valid coupons
  • fix some international users not being able to add shipping or tax rates (Italian & French)
  • removed dash from cart on downloadables until a more solid solution can be found
  • fix attributes slug when editing attribute names
  • fix for using the newer screen API on older WordPress’

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