The intricacies of WordPress are on the rise, and each day those who say WordPress is merely a blogging platform are getting ruled out. The ‘Content is king!’ philosophy, which tagged WordPress as a content management system, is now ready to rule the eCommerce world as well. With an influx of eCommerce themes and plugins, it’s now possible for business owners to sell their products and services easily by turning their websites into efficient online stores. WordPress has made this process so simple so that even if you’re not a programmer, you can still manage and own an online store. […]
Have a news tip or upcoming event you’d like to see in our This Week In WordPress roundup, write us at [email protected] News Highlights: WordCamp US Looking For Host City: Like the Olympics, WordCamp US will take place in a different city each year. They are currently accepting applications for 2015’s host city. Also worth noting there haven’t been any plans announced for when (or if) there will be any more WordCamp SFs. Ghost VS WordPress: I had not heard of Ghost before, but I have to admit their editing page and general UI look pretty slick. Easy Digital Downloads Themes Are Now Free: […]
Yesterday, Easy Digital Downloads announced a big change to its business model: all EDD themes will now be available completely free of charge. That’s right: any of the six official EDD themes—including the newly released, Vendd—can be downloaded for free from the EDD theme marketplace. This is great news for anyone looking to start a digital store, as EDD themes are fully compatible with their industry-leading digital downloads plugin, as you’d fully expect. Other than the new price tag, it’s business as usual over at EDD. All free themes will still be updated and will receive the same level of […]
One of the many things that WordPress excels at is eCommerce. There are lots of really great eCommerce plugins out there that not only make it easy to set up an online store, but can also be easily extended and customized in a lot of interesting ways. One of the most important ways to extend your eCommerce plugin is through marketing automation. Marketing automation is a powerful strategy that companies like Amazon have perfected to increase sales. This strategy encompasses everything from upsales and recommended products, to emails with bonus deals, additional information, and more product recommendations. While this may sound complicated, […]
To find more great plugins, check out Torque’s free eBook, The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Plugins. Download it here. Welcome back to our series on using WordPress for eCommerce. In the first installment, we looked at the different types of eCommerce sites and customer scenarios that you are most likely to encounter. In this article, we are going to look at some favorable eCommerce plugins for WordPress and discuss their basic installation. In the next article we will take an in-depth look at the settings you need to be aware of; and then finally, in the last article, we will […]
There is a future with those things called WordPress plugins, you know?!? I’m obviously being a bit facetious as many of us know that the plugin world is one that’s growing as well as the business marketplace around it. In fact, some like Pippin Williamson who’s been a part of this community here has made their entire living off of a handful of well developed plugins, like Easy Digital Downloads. So it’s not a surprise that you should seriously considering getting into the game if you haven’t already. Perhaps Joey Kudish could help you out in that department?
Today marks an important day for Easy Digital Downloads: we’ve reached 100,000 downloads! We’re super excited to announce this news and it’s a major milestone; it’s just been over a year since we launched EDD on the WordPress Plugins Repository!
I hope you all had a great weekend and are looking forward to a great next week. There are some plugin authors that really made their weekend count. There’s 56 new and updated plugins to share today. Check them all out after the jump!
Today, we’re super stoked to announce the release of Easy Digital Downloads v1.6 and we’ve spent over two months perfecting this release. If you’re not too familiar with Easy Digital Downloads, it’s a plugin built by Pippin Williamson who leads the development of the project and Chris Christoff and I are Core Developers of the plugin; our aim is to make selling digital downloads through WordPress super easy! We have dozens of extensions built to enhance the base functionality of Easy Digital Downloads. Version 1.6 brings so many awesome new features, here are just a few:
Need a quick, easy way to sell downloadable products? Shop Front is a free WordPress theme that includes everything you need to get setup to sell digital downloads. And we’re big fans of Pippin’s work, especially Easy Digital Downloads!