Mike and Jay are working tirelessly around the clock, ensuring some great momentum with more significant upgrades to WooCommerce and more extensions that we are pleased to report on.
WooCommerce Version 1.1
The most important feature of Version 1.1 is that it is fully compatible with the beta versions of WordPress 3.3, ensuring no hiccups and complete peace of mind when it comes time to upgrade.
Noteworthy new features:
- Allow users to add thumbnails for product categories that can be reserved for brand logos, or generic product images.
- Optional product dimension fields can be filled in to provide further product information.
- Drag and drop term ordering so that variation options can be sorted.
- Filters for tax rates, and a hook for payment complete order status.
- Hard crop option for product images.
- Ability to change product permalinks to include category.
- General JS & CSS revisions for faster, more stable usage.
As like last week we have been working on even more payment gateways. WooCommerce can now take payments via DIBSÂ with the DIBS Form extension, and with theÂ eWAY (Australia) extensionÂ one can use theÂ AustralianÂ payment gateway eWAY.
We also have released the Disability VAT Exemption extension for store owners selling to charities or customers with disabilities whom are exempt from paying VAT. The extension adds a simple form to the checkout process which allows the customer to enter details which are attached to the order, and exempts them from paying VAT.
Lastly, we’ve released a newsletter subscription extension that allows you to easily integrate with MailChimp and CampaignMonitor via bespoke options screen in the WooCommerce settings.
The extension adds a dashboard widget which displays recent subscriber activity and a sidebar widget for placing a signup form in your sidebar or any other widgetised area. On the checkout page a subscribe checkbox is also inserted automatically.