WooCommerce expands, adds 2 new team members, 8 new extensions

Written by James Koster on November 8, 2012 Blog, Product News.

WooCommerce continues to grow day by day, and as it does we need to react in order to keep up with the ever challenging support demand. Along with our impending switch to zendesk, to improve our WooCommerce support further we’re delighted to announce that we’ve recruited two talented developers who will be focusing on WooCommerce as part of our support team. Everyone please give a warm welcome to Daniel Espinoza (who you may have already met in UserVoice) and Gerhard Potgieter who starts officially on December 1st.

Both developers are seasoned WooCommerce extension developers and their general eCommerce experience will be fantastic assets to the WooCommerce arm of our support team.

But the excitement doesn’t end there…

8 new extensions

Today we launch 8 new extensions including several payment gateways (two of which have been built by Daniel), Mad Mimi & Twilio integration, a custom tab manager and a kick-ass brands module.

Buy now $99.00

WooCommerce Tab Manager

Gives you complete control over your product page tabs, create local and global tabs using a visual drag-and-drop interface, and more.

Buy now $49.00

Twilio SMS Notifications

Send SMS updates to customers when their order status is updated and receive an SMS message when a customer places a new order.

Buy now $79.00

TrustCommerce gateway

TrustCommerce is a US based payment processing company which maintains one of the highest security standards in the industry.

Updates, updates everywhere

In addition to these 8 brand new extensions, today we also release updates to some old favorites;

Woo Subscriptions 1.2

Subscriptions sees a huge update including several exciting improvements such as:

  • Support for sale prices on subscription products
  • On the Manage Subscriptions page, store managers can now search for subscriptions by subscriber username, email, order ID, product ID or subscription item name (subscription product name at time of purchase)
  • Any payment gateway with a WooCommerce extension can now be used to purchase and renew subscriptions via manual payments each billing period.

View changelog Buy now

Add sliders to product archives

Product Gallery Slider 1.1

Product Gallery Slider now allows you to transform the product thumbnails on archive pages into sliders. FlexSlider has been updated and several new options have been added to give you more control over the sliders.

View changelog Buy now


25 Responses

  1. allmyhoney
    November 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    Delicious 😉

  2. Bexxie
    November 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    That tab manager looks perfect for what I need on my site redesign. Great job as usual!!

    • Ryan Ray
      November 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

      Be sure to let us see the redesign when it’s ready!

  3. a.holligan.bf3
    November 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    Welcome guys, I hope you increase power in WOO! Yiihhhaaa

  4. Estella
    November 8, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    “WooCommerce Subscriptions 1.2: Any payment gateway with a WooCommerce extension can now be used to purchase and renew subscriptions via manual payments” 🙂 Thanks Ninjas!!

    • thenbrent
      November 9, 2012 at 12:53 am #

      You’re welcome. 🙂

      • Ryan Ray
        November 9, 2012 at 7:27 am #

        Heh, yes! We really should be thanking Brent here. Awesome stuff!

  5. markdeldegan
    November 9, 2012 at 12:52 am #

    Ok, I just bought and installed the Tab Manager plugin. It works beautifully.

    What a time saver, my client (and I) will be very happy. This is a great level of functionality to add to my WooCommerce arsenal. Some uses are for a dedicated support tab that you see in some other larger ecommerce stores, as well as a video only tab. Very very versatile. Great job guys.

    • Ryan Ray
      November 9, 2012 at 7:28 am #

      That’s perfect Mark, great to hear of all the uses you’ve got in mind already! 🙂

  6. Davys Marchiori
    November 9, 2012 at 1:39 am #

    I cannot believe that I wasted so much time and financial efforts with wp-ecommerce…. I am in love with woocommerce more and more…. You guys ROCK….. Keep up with the good work…
    PS: Let`s come up with some new woocommerce themes.. 🙂
    Just a suggestion…


    • Ryan Ray
      November 9, 2012 at 7:38 am #

      Thanks for the awesome comment Davys!

      We’ve got some updates coming to our existing WooCommerce themes, to make them have more business theme features.

      This is also will be happening, in reverse to our business themes. WooCommerce being included in new business themes.

      Have you seen any awesome ecommerce sites out there we should make a theme inspired from? 🙂

  7. Maire
    November 9, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    It’s distressing me that you keep forgetting to give your posts a featured image. It makes the tabs in the sidebar look unfinished.

    • Ryan Ray
      November 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

      This is distressing to me too, I’ll see if I can fix it! 😛

      • Maire
        November 14, 2012 at 3:16 pm #


  8. Ken Bass
    November 9, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Is there a release date for WooCommerce 1.7? There are several features/bug fixes I would like that are already in 1.7.

    Also, is it safe to simply pull from github and start using that version?

    • Ryan Ray
      November 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

      No official ETA at the moment I believe. I think I can tell you we’re using 1.7 on WooThemes though. 😉

      • electroset
        November 16, 2012 at 1:27 am #

        Hi Ryan, sorry, don’t understand your message.
        You “Will” be using 1.7 with them when it’s released?
        or you “Are Currently” using 1.7 with them.
        Im deciding on whether to tweak the current release to do what I need, but your 1.7 release notes appears it will make all those changes for me.
        Im sure you guys will do a better job at it than me!

  9. shwn
    November 9, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

    I currently use a plugin ‘pro-sites’ from wpmu-dev for WordPress multisite hosting. It controls my ability to ‘sell’ sub-domain websites and also charge for different levels which include access to specific themes and plugins.

    I SO WISH, that there was something like prosites for WooCommerce. Has it even hit the radar to have a woocommerce extension that would allow us to manage subscriptions like this? (user gets website, controls space, bandwidth, plugin-theme access, etc?

    I just see WooCommerce running so far past all of the competition out there, and I want to use it so bad, yet to date, I don’t see an extension anywhere near like prosites. Hoping it is on the radar as I know the model works. Heck the entire business model of wpmu is based around prosites, whether they admit it or not.

  10. elames
    November 10, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    Great News about Daniel E joining the team. He really helped me recently by creating a new Woo Commerce Extension. Don’t know what I would have done without him!!! Yeah!

  11. allmyhoney
    November 12, 2012 at 1:24 am #

    Any news on when a full fixed release of commission king will be back – its a key one for myself.

  12. onlyshawn
    November 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    i love y’all. seriously…keep doing a great job; coming to the blog on a regular basis is, honestly, fun–who knows what new things I can find to make my shop better. the tab manager is a great helper for me….

    would love it if someone would implement a better gallery/variation image manager…the current one is a bit cumbersome and time consuming to use. I’ve found woocommerce ‘dynamic gallery pro’ (not available on the woo site, external) to be a great add-on; would be great if it was rolled in & implemented as tightly as possible…or even a better system.

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