An April Shower of WooCommerce goodies

Written by James Koster on April 25, 2013 Blog, Product News.


It’s that time again, more WooCommerce extensions comin’ atcha!

This week we’re excited to release our Checkout Field Editor which we know has been high on peoples request list for some time. There is also URL Coupons to link customers directly to active coupons, Cost of Goods Sold to generate profit reports and 4 new payment gateways. Check em out!

Buy now $79.00

Westpac PayWay API Payment Gateway

This extension allows you to use Westpac PayWay API as a credit card processor, using their fully integrated API process.

Buy now $79.00

Westpac & St. George PayWay NET Payment Gateway

This extension allows you to use Westpac PayWay Net as a credit card processor, using either Trusted Frame or Hosted Page.

Buy now $79.00

Cost of Goods

Easily track profit by including your cost of goods in your orders and reports.

Buy now $89.00

Cart Reports

Get real-time reports on what customers are leaving in their cart.

Buy now $49.00

URL Coupons

Add a unique URL to a coupon code to automatically apply discounts and (optionally) add products to the customer’s cart.


25 Responses

  1. webjump
    April 25, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    Jeeeez!! Don’t you guys ever sleep?

    Some brill toys here. I reckon the Cart Reports will be smash!!

    Hey guys, we could really do with a product page editor extension (so we can remove the image, jiggle a few things around so the product page looks unique).

    Big congrats and expect some orders pronto!


    • Ryan Ray
      April 25, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

      Seems our WooCommerce guys are going ’round the clock. 😉

      Feel free to submit the idea over on our ideas board here. –

      I would say though that this can easily be done by modifying the single product template and a little CSS. That’d be the preferred method!

      There isn’t any sort of advanced foundation within WooCommerce to create any sort of interface to re-arrange a product page.

      • webjump
        April 26, 2013 at 8:55 am #

        Thanks Ryan, I’ll check that out now.

        Hey what about some tutorials. You guys should commission the guys at Pootle Press 🙂

    • leepeterson
      June 9, 2013 at 4:05 am #

      I’ve actually had some success with this feature request by using a plugin called Visual Composer. While I can certainly adjust the page templates, it is my clients who want unique product page layouts sometimes. Visual Composer helps them do this.

  2. lapatente
    April 25, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    The checkout plugin is awesome and completely a must. Thanks god. I dont know why ever decided to move to shopify but now Im back!!!

    • Ryan Ray
      April 25, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

      Glad to hear you like that extension! We’ll always welcome you back from Shopify. 😉

      • smashingdesign
        April 26, 2013 at 11:25 am #

        Great extension. But why no file upload? I had to get a un official extension to allow it for someone who needed a file upload on cart.

    • webjump
      April 26, 2013 at 8:53 am #

      Totally! Shopify is nice but soooooooooo expensive.

      VIVA Woocommerce!

  3. michaelstrauss1
    April 25, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

    some really nice stuff! I’m glad your back to your thursday drops again!

    • Ryan Ray
      April 25, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

      We are as well! Getting 2.0 out and supporting that was priority, but it’s definitely time for some new extensions!

  4. air jordan
    April 25, 2013 at 11:35 pm #

    estoy teniendo un problema como con una clase similar de theem que el problema ocurre con venido

    April 26, 2013 at 7:12 am #

    This is awesome. Any extensions/updates planned for Sensei ?

  6. Johnny
    April 26, 2013 at 9:09 am #

    Thanks for the nice extensions. I wonder, however, whether you’re going to consolidate some of the WooCommerce extensions at some point.

    There is always a question about granularity and in the case of Checkout Field Editor, for example, we’re paying $29+ to edit fields of just one of the forms. Are we going to have to buy an extension for every single change that we want to do? If so, then WooCommerce is starting to be a very costly offering…

    Also, having too many active plugins slows WordPress down and it’s always advised to keep the number of running plugins to a minimum.

    • Coen Jacobs
      April 26, 2013 at 11:45 am #

      You don’t need to use this extension to change your checkout fields. We also have a tutorial on how to change the checkout fields by code. This extension is just a little tool that makes this easier and done through an UI for you.

      Also, it’s not true that you always need to keep the number of active plugins to a minimum. It is true though, that you need to keep the number of poorly written plugins to a minimum, preferably to 0. If plugins are written right, there is nothing that will stop you from using them. For example, here on we are using a collection of close to 50 plugins. I’ve also seen lots of websites using even more plugins and still have a great performing website.

      • Johnny
        April 26, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

        Hi Coen,

        Thanks for your reply. The Checkout Field Editor plugin was used more as an example to illustrate my question about your future strategy, i.e. how big functionality will the WooCommerce plugins handle and whether you’re considering to merge plugins that address (or will address) certain functionality area into one plugin at some point.

        And thanks for the information regarding the usage of number of plugins! It turns out that what I’ve read on that matter was not entirely correct.

        • James Koster
          April 28, 2013 at 12:21 am #

          We have a fairly simple method of deciding whether a feature should be in core or an extension. If we feel the overwhelming majority of stores need the feature then it goes in core, if not, it’s an extension.

          This allows us to keep WooCommerce core lean and mean. Well, as lean and mean as an eCommerce plugin can be…!

          With regards to merging extensions; we would definitely rather release fewer, more comprehensive extensions (thereafter expending them with more features) and that’s what we’re aiming for. But you have to remember that we’re working with many third party developers and getting them to work together on a single extension isn’t always possible.

          Of course there is nothing forcing you to use extensions at all. If you’re a competent wp dev then there’s nothing to stop you building the functionality yourself, either by aid of our tutorials or off your own back entirely. That’s one of the best parts about WooCommerce core being totally open source.

  7. sweetbeats
    April 26, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    the Woo site regularly crashes so not sure that’s entirely reassuring…

    With the checkout fields plugin – we are so desperate to have a delivery date picker (have you see the holy grail of ecommerce list on seo moz) but there has to be some practical solution to actually then managing the delivery dates. Ie – can we sort the orders by delivery date? If not, I don’t understand how a shop with say 30 orders a day is supposed to keep track of when orders are supposed to be delivered?

    • Ryan Ray
      April 26, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

      We’ve not had any downtime after we did some maintenance on our site, and our downtime issues weren’t related to the amount of plugins we were running on our site. 😉

      At the moment the extension only shows these as custom fields on the order, see the bottom screenshot here. –

      I do agree with what you are saying though, that it would be ideal to have it here to sort by. –

  8. Elise
    April 27, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    Hey Guys;

    Just wanted to clarify before I buy this extension as I’ve been waiting for it for awhile because it was recommended for what I am needing. So with this extension I can make a required text box, referred by box, at checkout that the customer has to write in at least one word where they heard about us ? Please let me know asap as I want to instal today.

    Thanks, Elise

    • James Koster
      April 28, 2013 at 12:23 am #

      Hey Elise,

      Yes, you will be able to do that 🙂

  9. smashingdesign
    April 29, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    Why now file upload box?

  10. Max
    May 1, 2013 at 4:21 am #

    What is the difference between an open cart and an abandoned cart? If a customer adds something to his cart, leaves my site for a week and then comes back, is that cart considered open or abandoned? When does an open cart become an abandoned cart?


    May 3, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    Checkout Field editor was AWESOME.

  12. rtwlabs
    May 26, 2013 at 11:55 pm #

    Hey guys love the look of the checkout field editor. one thing I’d like to know is can it be conditional so only show certain fields for certain products. So say I need to ask specific details for one product but don’t need them for the rest?