Although these two apps aren’t WordPress-specific I have found both of them to be quite useful and have simply loved the sheer simplicity of the user experience as well as the obvious effectiveness that’s been created. In a ever-increasing world of eCommerce for WordPress the temptation is to continue to add features instead of pull back slightly or at least think critically about what is needed and what is not needed. Many of them are bloated and simply too large to be much use for many people. That’s why these two inspire:
Galleries. Who doesn’t love galleries? We use them all the time here and with some of the new carousel options for thumbnails and the like it’s getting pretty slick to use it via Jetpack and the many other plugins out there that’ll give you those features. But WordPress isn’t the only one thinking galleries, some like Posthaven are introducing their version and it’s not too bad, right?
Squarespace is one application that we, as a community around WordPress, need to stay abreast of because they are building something both impressive and innovative. Recently they released an ecommerce portion to their offering that really brings their blogging solution into a much more impressive sphere: Giving our customers the ability to manage and sell products on their websites has been the most requested Squarespace feature of all time. Thanks to the powerful architecture of Squarespace 6, we’ve built a truly integrated commerce solution that gives our customers amazing power and flexibility within a single platform. With seamless integration with […]
Pippin has announced the release of the newest module and extension available for his very successful Easy Digital Downloads plugin – recurring payments! With this module you’ll be able to have people sign-up for subscriptions for recurring revenue on a daily, weekly, monthly, or even yearly payment cycle. You’ll get payment tracking, reporting, limitation for downloads for users, and even find integration with the Restrict Content system that he has. Although it’s only available for PayPal Standard at this time he’s looking into bringing PayPal Pro and Stripe integration soon.
I got a notice the other day about signing up for an email list that I had completely forgotten about – how many times do you do that? It was from Memberful which is an easy way to sell digital goods, whether it’s software, graphics, fonts, icons, templates, themes, and plugins. Oh my! Anything really. Memberful is really easy (like point and click) to set up. It also optionally integrates quickly with WordPress via a plugin. The guys over at The Theme Foundry have been using it for over a year to sell their WordPress themes and integrate with their WordPress powered website. And, […]
This has been a pretty light week in terms of news and breaking stories which is natural because of the holidays. I actually appreciate it because it makes my life a bit easier as an editors job is really never quite done and never really stops, especially if you’re attempting to launch a new venture in the news vertical. Which is what we’re trying to do! So my team has taken some time off but we’re working (just like a lot of you) and keeping our eyes on our inboxes. It’s not incredibly ideal but it is what it is, […]