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7 more WooCommerce extensions

May 24, 2012 - 60 Comments

This week we’ve prepared 7 brand new extensions including 3 gateways, product comparisons, sequential order numbers, email follow-ups and chained products. Take a look:

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Helping you sell digital goods

May 17, 2012 - 62 Comments

Today’s drop is a significant one as it’s geared around targeting a particular niche that we feel deserves some attention. Designed in-house by pixel wrangler Jay Koster ‘Capital’ is a WooCommerce theme which has been designed specifically to sell digital products. There are options to strip functionality right back which makes this the perfect theme for boutique software agencies. Capital has also been fully optimised for use on hand-held, touch screen devices.

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WooCommerce Episode 1.5.5: Return of the Ninja

May 10, 2012 - 39 Comments

The fires in the WooLabs have been little more than glowing embers these last couple of weeks. We’ve put aside our lab coats and been up on deck helping steady the mothership. But in our time of need we heeded a great man who once prophetically exclaimed “I’ll be back!”… and now, so are we. And we’ve brought gifts!

This week we’re releasing 4 payment gateways (including the much anticipated PayPal Express), a brand new and much enhanced product importer suite, as well as two nifty product extensions.

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The fun continues, WooCommerce 1.5.4, bundle and Merchant child theme!

April 17, 2012 - 22 Comments

We launched some great new projects last week and the WooLabs are keen to extend that excitement into this week too! Today we’ve 3 announcements for your enjoyment:

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Incoming: WooCommerce extension drop!

April 5, 2012 - 14 Comments

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated 100,000 downloads of WooCommerce and promised to maintain the momentum we’ve generated in our first 6 months. On monday we welcomed Coen to the Labs and while we’ve been helping him learn the ropes this week, we’re still excited to deliver 4 new extensions taking us very close to a milestone 100 total!

This week we have 2 new payment gateways, a Brazilian shipping method and an exciting enhancement to our layered navigation widget.

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WooCommerce 1.5.3 & more extensions!

March 29, 2012 - 24 Comments

Last week we celebrated a landmark achievement – 100,000 WooCommerce downloads. But we’re not resting on our laurels, the WooCommerce train is shifting into high gear with some exciting announcements coming soon with regards to the WooLabs team.

Today we’re releasing WooCommerce 1.5.3 which as usual packs a bunch of new features and bug fixes as well as a host of new extensions.

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WooCommerce 1.5.2 & 3 new extensions

March 15, 2012 - 18 Comments

Happy Thursday WooCommerce fanatics! This week we’re serving up another core update (1.5.2), a new gateway, 2 new extensions and updates & improvements to some previous extensions.

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WooCommerce 1.5.1 generation (and some more extensions)

March 8, 2012 - 47 Comments

If you can tear yourself away from the excitement of yesterday’s iPad announcement (and our Flexslider acquisition), we have some launches of our own for you to enjoy. It’s like having your birthday the day after Christmas!

This week we deliver WooCommerce 1.5.1, 3 new extensions, updates to product add-ons and store credit as well as a brand new category of WooCommerce extensions…

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More extensions, more power

March 1, 2012 - 44 Comments

It seems every thursday WooCommerce just gets more and more powerful thanks to our community of WC developers and  the efforts of our in-house team. Today sees the release of 7 extensions AND WooCommerce 1.5.

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More yummy WooCommerce treats

February 23, 2012 - 69 Comments

You might be forgiven for thinking that the delicious aromas arising from the WooLabs this week were due to the frantic cooking & tossing of Pancakes – but you’d be wrong! We’ve been cooking up tasty treats of a different sort which we’re happy to report are now ready for consumption.

This week we have five brand new extensions as well as some nifty updates to two old favourites.

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More power to the people

February 16, 2012 - 58 Comments

It’s been only 2 weeks since the release of WooCommerce 1.4 and our download stats have clocked over 65,000. We are all for keeping this momentum powering WooCommerce forward and that is why we are releasing another pile of powerful extensions today. What is important to note is that these aren’t payment gateway extensions either, all catering for different requests by the community!

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Happy Thursday – 6 new gateways & dynamic pricing

February 9, 2012 - 49 Comments

The third WooCommerce drop of 2012 has arrived and it’s a big ‘un! Dynamic Pricing, 6 gateways and a chance for more developers to get involved in the WooCommerce project.

There have been a few grumbles about the relentless Payment Gateway onslaught, and this week is no different with six new gateways (we know you love them really). But we’re also extremely excited to launch Dynamic Pricing, developed by Lucas Stark.

Payment integration is one of the single biggest barriers to some users choosing WooCommerce. Established companies rarely want to change banks / service providers so if we don’t have a gateway which suits a users business, they can’t choose WooCommerce – which we think is a crying shame! So while they may not be so exciting, they’re absolutely vital to the ongoing growth and development of WooCommerce as an eCommerce platform.

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WooCommerce 1.4 is released

February 1, 2012 - 145 Comments

We couldn’t wait any longer for our usual Thursday drop, especially seeing we’ve been quiet on  the WooCommerce front the last few weeks with Mike and Jay coding up an absolute storm in their bunker in the UK! With that said we are HUGELY excited about today’s release of WooCommerce 1.4!

Version 1.4 is perhaps not a massively exciting release for the end-user, but for developers it’s a biggy. We’ve re-written large chunks of code, made all round refinements to the plugin for our plans going forward, and optimised performance levels. Of course we’ve added some more bells and whistles too, but a lot of the changes are under the hood.

Important note: Version 1.4 of WooCommerce requires WordPress 3.3+, as well as updates to various WooCommerce extensions, shipping methods, and themes (for compatibility reasons). If you see an update available for your product please update accordingly, otherwise small modules of your shop might not work. As always, we also recommend you backup your site.

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New WooCommerce support resources

February 1, 2012 - 6 Comments

An all new user guide

Along with the release of WooCommerce 1.4 today also see’s the release of our new plugin documentation and user guide, efficiently housed in a Wikeasi theme installation. It’s a work in progress that we plan to constantly update, but already it’s a huge improvement over our existing user guide and codex pages.

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More WooCommerce goodies & an update on 1.4 progress

January 19, 2012 - 62 Comments

From the outskirts it probably seems a little quiet compared to our usual lightening pace of WooCommerce development? Never fear though, inside WooLabs things are seriously heating up with a HUGE amount of time going into version 1.4, that will be one of our most noteworthy updates in our track history. That’s still a couple weeks away, with the exact release date kept mysteriously vague for now. We do however have something to tide you over. 4 exciting new extensions.

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WooLabs Wants You!

January 11, 2012 - 10 Comments

We’d like to think that the early success of WooLabs (and in particular that of WooCommerce) isn’t so much of a surprise to our users – the people who have been downloading it, and extending it with our themes and extensions. After all it’s your support and continued feedback that has helped make WooCommerce what it is today!

45,000 downloads, 52 premium extensions, 16 premium parent / child themes and a growing number of additional free plugins on the WordPress.org repository have helped WooCommerce grow at an incredible pace since launching last September.

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