WooCommerce extension updates & releases

WooCommerce Amazon FPS 2.0 Release (and New Features!)

We all know that Amazon is customers’ favorite online retailer. If you take payments using the WooCommerce Amazon FPS Payment Gateway or another Amazon payment service (stand by – we’ve got another one coming out next week!), you know that the trust you gain by associating with Amazon helps convert customers, and the simple pricing structure saves you headaches when it comes to your bottom line. Now we’ve made integrating Amazon payments into WooCommerce even…

Timezones

Down the Rabbit Hole: WordPress and Timezones

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland A few months ago, we were working on the WooCommerce Pre-Orders extension and had to think about how we wanted to store the release date & time. Like most concepts that look simple and easy at first, this turned out to be somewhat complex. Throughout development, I ended up learning quite a bit about working with timezones…

How to Add a Custom WooCommerce Email

WooCommerce 2.0 introduced a lot of new features to the core plugin, one being a new class-based implementation for emails. This makes it really easy to add your own custom email types to WooCommerce. In this article, we’re going to create a sample custom email that’s sent when an order with expedited shipping is received. A lot of larger sites disable new order emails if they receive a lot of orders, but most will still…

Introducing the WooCommerce XML-RPC API

We know you’ve been waiting for a full-fledged WooCommerce API, and while that particular piece of greatness is still a few months away (see this Github issue for details), we’ve developed a simple XML-RPC API to help you start integrating WooCommerce with your backend systems today. This has been tested over the past few months with a handful of clients and we’re ready to release it to the world. Currently it only supports updating order…

Our Thoughts on the New WooCommerce Pricing

UPDATE 2013-08-05: Since we published this, WooCommerce has decided to offer the choice to existing customers whether they want to grandfather their unlimited licenses in or not. Read the update post Full Disclosure: Our company derives the majority of its income from sales of WooCommerce plugins we’ve written, and by performing WooCommerce-related client projects. Still, we think we can be fairly impartial as it’s not like we have someone ordering us around to build WooCommerce…

WooCommerce extension updates & releases

New WooCommerce Plug-in: Authorize.net Reporting

Maybe this sounds a bit like you: You use an Authorize.net Payment Gateway, (maybe WooCommerce Authorize.net CIM or WooCommerce Authorize.net AIM) to process payments for your WooCommerce store, but it’s really difficult to get transaction information. If you want to get a simple list of transactions, you need to login to your account and run all sorts of complex reports. You spend hours pulling those reports and carefully massaging the data so it fits the…

WooCommerce extension updates & releases

WooCommerce First Data Upgrades!

First Data lovers, we may have just made your day. We’ve updated our First Data WooCommerce extension and added some new functionality that will probably knock your socks off. Just be prepared. ???? First, we’ve used an updated API so that you get more stable, reliable performance and a future-proofed extension. We’ve also made sure you can capture more sales and reduce cart abandonment by taking advantage of First Data TransArmor credit card tokenization, allowing…

WooCommerce extension updates & releases

New and Improved WooCommerce Braintree Payment Gateway!

We know you’ve all been waiting for this moment! Okay, maybe not, but we’re really excited to share some news with you. Were you unsure of which Braintree extension you needed to make your WooCommerce store complete? Problem solved! We’ve merged the Braintree and Braintree Transparent Redirect extensions to support shiny new braintree.js, which means you now get the simplicity of a direct gateway with the reduced PCI compliance of a redirect gateway, giving you…

How to Use WooCommerce 2.0 Lightbox

WooCommerce 2.0 comes with prettyPhoto, a Lightbox implementation, bundled as part of the core. It’s used on the product pages to display the image gallery pictures, and a common question is “How do I use WooCommerce’s lightbox to do X”. This article will walk you through how to do just that. Enable Lightbox The first step is to ensure that the Lightbox is enabled by going to WooCommerce > Settings > General > Styles and…

WordPress development tutorials

Translating a WordPress Plugin on the Command Line Step by Step

The purpose of this article is to provide a quick and easy to follow step-by-step guide to extracting text strings from a WordPress plugin for translation from the command line. Although this is documented in the codex: I18N for WordPress Developers and Translating WordPress, those articles are somewhat lengthy and the first time I was asked to internationalize a plugin it took me some time to find the actual steps to generate my POT file….