On the first day of December, my true love gave to me…

Written by Mark Forrester on December 1, 2011 Product News.

Seems like everyone is wondering where this year has gone? Here at WooHQ we know exactly where it has gone for Jay and Mike in the WooLabs – in developing a wealth of value with WooCommerce extensions, themes and child themes for a fast growing community of users.

WooCommerce 1.3

Today see’s the release of WooCommerce version 1.3. A significant upgrade with a rewritten tax module, Schema.org markup for products and reviews (a standard used for Google to make products machine readable), free shipping coupons, improved interfaces for orders and various other improvements and fixes that can be viewed in the changelog.

The re-designed orders interface.

New Extensions

3 more payment gateways, a product converter tool, and sms notifications for WooCommerce.

SMS Notifications

Decide exactly what sms messages to send your customers.

This WooCommerce SMS extension allows you to choose what SMS messages to send, what order statuses to send them on, and what the message should say. You can customise SMS messages to include order totals, order IDs, shop name and add whatever text you like. The plugin works with Mediaburst, which means you can send SMS notifications to anyone, anywhere in the world. Developed by Simon Wheatley.

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WPEC to WooCommerce

This extension makes it really easy to migrate from WordPress E-Commerce to WooCommerce keeping all your products, product attributes and variations intact. Developed by Agus MU.

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Klarna was developed by Niklas Högefjord and is a great payment alternative for merchants and customers in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the Nederlands. Klarna Gateway is a plugin that extends WooCommerce, allowing your customers to get their products first and pay by invoice to Klarna later. This plugin utilizes the Klarna Invoice service (Standard Integration type).

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This is the payment gateway module for the Scandinavian payment gateway ePay. ePay is the leading payment system in Scandinavia, which offers payment solutions to both small and large companies. They focus on flexible, effective and user friendly payment solutions for extreme competitive prices.

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The Finnish payment gateway extension Checkout.fi extends WooCommerce allowing you to take payments via Checkout.fi payment portal. It was developed by Ilari Mäkelä.

With Checkout you can accept payments made with credit cards or let your clients pay straight from their bank account using internet banking. This plugin works by generating the payment buttons to your site and then redirecting the client to the payment method that they selected.

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11 Responses

  1. Garrett
    December 1, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    1.3 – love it! Getting to be a really serious ecommerce platform (that’s a compliment).

    • Ryan Ray
      December 1, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

      Thanks Garret, definitely glad you are liking the WooCommerce progression. We’ll be the king of WordPress Commerce soon! 😉

      • kshengelia
        December 2, 2011 at 12:22 am #

        If you work on Multisite feature of WooCommerce (like it’s competitor has), you truly will 🙂

      • Garrett
        December 2, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

        WordPress powers ~22% of the world’s websites. Keep positioning yourself as the leader in WP ecommerce and you guys are set.

        Just make sure to keep pushing the envelope on features. For any ecommerce folks (me included), our comparison point is Magento and, in the US, Volusion. Keep narrowing the difference in features and your support and WP upgradability win out.

  2. James
    December 1, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    Super once more – im getting sick of saying this 🙂 Question for you guys – are subscription payment on the radar of woo commerce? or is this a completely different kind of model? I am thinking in the digital product area of monthly subscriptions and so on? A bit like the monthly subscriptions I get here at woo 😉

    • Jay
      December 1, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

      Not really on the radar at the moment. As you allude to, membership sites are a rather different kettle of fish.

      • James
        December 1, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

        No worries Jay, I kind of assumed they are a slightly different operation so to speak! 🙂 Thanks for the woocommerce efforts – really exciting stuff each 😉 I was hoping for some kind of subscription model but maybe products like Gravity Charge will meet this need who knows.

  3. Will
    December 1, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

    Payment Express is a pretty big gateway in Australia & New Zealand… how about integrating WooCommerce with PX Pay? (http://www.paymentexpress.com/technical_resources/ecommerce_hosted/pxpay.html)


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