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:
Perennial WooCommerce bundle
Both our Christmas and 100k WooCommerce bundles were met with fantastic responses helping many users dip their toes into the WooCommerce world at a bargain price. And now, with the vast number of extensions and themes presently available, we’ve decided we’re able to put together the ultimate ‘Getting Started’ bundle and offer it for sale permanently.
From today onwards you can purchase an amazing bundle of 2 themes (developer versions) and 5 extensions, plus a payment gateway of your choosing for just $250. That’s almost $150 of savings!
We’re extremely excited to offer this opportunity and lower cost barrier of users getting more intimately involved with WooCommerce. Find out more about the bundle and buy now.Buy now – $250
Hot on the slipstream of last weeks theme release, we’re also launching Merchant Commerce – a child theme which integrates the Merchant parent theme with WooCommerce.
Users of our other child themes will know what to expect here. All core WooCommerce elements have been styled to match Merchants aesthetic and we’ve added some extra functionality allowing you to display your latest products on the Merchant homepage too.View theme and purchase
As well as todays awesome new child theme, we’ve been hard at work on WooCommerce core – 1.5.4 has been released today.
The new version contains many tweaks and improvements, several new features based on user-feedback, and a few minor bug fixes. It’s also been tested for WordPress 3.4 beta compatibility so when that drops WooCommerce will be ready!
One notible improvement is the variations interface. We’ve improved the layout of variation data to make it more extensible and more user friendly.
The variation bulk edit has also been simplified to make it less bulky:
Looking at the attributes panel you’ll also notice a subtle change; it’s been enhanced with the ability to add a new attribute right from the edit product page. Very handy!
On the frontend, we’ve added a new shortcode for displaying your product category thumbnails on any page. This is a useful addition we saw requested on many occasions.
Finally, we’ve improved a few core shipping methods based on user-feedback – a minimum fee option has been added to flat rates, and local delivery now lets you charge a fee per-item.
If your interested you can view the full changelog here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/woocommerce/changelog/