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:
This is your WordPress weekend roundup – blog posts that we couldn’t entertain fully in the past week but that might still be worth your time. We spend our weekend curating this list so that you don’t have to! We hope that by spending a few hours (or more than a few hours) that we save hundreds if not thousands of our own community’s time! It is an opportunity we can’t pass up! And at this point we’ve done over 20 of these at this point! Ready? Here we go!
What a week. What a week. With a number of tragedies being reported all over the world it’s hard not to get pessimistic about the continuation of the human race. Actually, it’s hard to find motivation at times if you think about it too long. But great work is being done and there is more good out there than what’s being reported. So let’s keep it up folks! Stay positive – this too shall pass!
Crazy week, right? It’s been one for the record books for me personally as I’ve been attempting to finalize a Kickstarter campaign and project that has pretty much hijacked my entire life. At some point I’ll have a massive retrospective, but I’m exhausted with only a day or so to go. But naturally there’s been more news than just Kickstarter project – here are some of the things that happened this previous week that you may not have gotten to see. Oh, and by the way, make sure you’re aware of the big super bot that’s attempting to access your […]
Yet another incredibly busy week for us at WP Daily and the rest of the 8BIT team – as much as we hate to admit it, we’re still somewhat recovering from WordCamp Atlanta that finished a few weeks ago – all those calls and meetings and things that we had hoped to get done were pushed back and we’re finally knocking them out, one-by-one. But we’ll get there. I’m sure of it. Without further ado, here’s a look at the past week and some of the stories that we weren’t able to cover explicitly:
The largest update so far in the history of Pippin Williamson‘s Easy Digital Downloads plugin was released this morning – and the epic list of revisions and additions is intense. As he shares, the biggest change is the checkout page which sees a much improved user interface and experience. A new RESTful API has also been introduced with new fee classes, improved ability to provide discount codes, reporting and export capabilities, and smaller less noticeable changes. Many of this community is already aware of the quality work that Pippin does and are already updating as we speak – if you […]
It seems like it may be so. We got an inside look into an upcoming plugin and theme that can help others using WordPress to crowd fund/source there next great project. It looks like they’ve created both a theme and an add-on via Pippin Williamson’s plugin Easy Digital Downloads and it might just be amazing. So we touched based with Adam Pickering and he gave us a real 411. Check it:
Sometimes I really hate Twitter. For all that it is it’s still very limited in many, many ways, especially when trying to hash out or discuss opinions. Or have an argument (or two). It’s just not healthy and it’s far too contextually-unaware for my taste. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve used Twitter as a platform for argument and it’s never worked out very well. You may be better suited, but oh no, not me. It just fails in that way. That’s why I much prefer blog posts. It’s cleaner, more concise, more accurate, and can be edited post-publication […]
The idea of having a WordPress-centric IndiGoGo or Kickstarter is just enough of an idea for me to fully support it 100%. The announcement of WP Fund It was shared via Pippin and highlights the intentions and goals for the community-backed project: The entire idea is to better improve the entire WordPress ecosystem, whether that be WordPress core, plugins/themes on WordPress.org, the WordPress codex, tutorials hosted on individual’s sites, WordPress events, etc. This will include both free and commercial projects, but a large emphasis will be placed on projects that contribute to the betterment of the WordPress community. Pippin shares pretty explicitly […]