An even better way to handle free downloads

Our Free Downloads extension just hit its second major milestone and, since it was first released, it has grown to become one of our most popular official extensions. In the last year and a half we have been working to bring you new features and more flexibility with the goal of making Free Downloads the perfect platform for managing free products through Easy Digital Downloads. With this latest release, we’ve pulled all the stops and brought you a completely reimagined download manager. Take a look and tell us what you think!

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Introducing EDD Message

Communicating with customers and vendors just got a whole lot easier and more convenient. EDD Message is the latest extension for Easy Digital Downloads and it allows store owners to send messages from their dashboard, directly to individual customers and vendors as well as giving vendors the ability to message their own customers too. This will be super handy for stores selling any kind of custom service which requires a followup with the customer and delivery of additional information or even custom files.

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Bookings update adds integration for Frontend Submissions

Our Bookings extension provides a complete booking system for Easy Digital Downloads that allows customers to schedule meetings, appointments, consultations and other calendar and time based events. Today we’re excited to announce an update to the Bookings extension that adds an integration with Frontend Submissions, our full-featured marketplace extension. This means that store owners can now operate multi-vendor marketplaces with bookings!

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Reviews 2.0 released

After over a year in development, we’re super stoked to announce the release of Reviews 2.0! This is a major release with a lot of improvements, so let’s take a quick look at what’s new. Reworked reviewing system In Reviews 1.x, we extended upon the WordPress commenting system and took over the comment form on Downloads. We’re now […]

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Custom checkout forms with Gravity Forms Checkout

No eCommerce system is complete without a checkout form. In most cases, checkout forms go hand in hand with shopping carts, allowing customers to purchase the items they have selected. But what if you need a checkout form that serves one specific purpose?

Together, Easy Digital Downloads and Gravity Forms do just that. In this article, you will learn how to make checkout forms that include features like dynamic price display, conditional field logic, and custom product grouping.

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Automated follow-up emails with Zapier

Email marketing has been proven over and over again to be a fundamentally important aspect of running successful eCommerce businesses. One particular part of email marketing is the process of sending post-purchase emails to customers to thank them, provide them extra assistance, and to encourage them to come back and become repeat customers.

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What is a Payment Gateway?

In eCommerce, there are several fundamentally important aspects of the online store, and one of the most important of those is the process of accepting payment from customers for the goods or services offered by the store. The system through which the payment is processed is often called a Payment Gateway, which is nothing more than a label used to describe the system that handles the transfer of money from the customer to the store owner.

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A Preview of Recurring Payments 2.4

Recurring Payments has been a staple in our extensions catalogue since it was released almost exactly three years ago. When first released, it provided some of the basic and necessary functions for processing recurring subscriptions through Easy Digital Downloads. It was not, however, without its limitations and shortcomings. We would like to show you a preview of the next version of the Recurring Payments extension that is the result of reevaluating the platform from the ground up and building the plugin how we wished it had been built from the beginning.

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Version 2.5 released

Easy Digital Downloads version 2.5 has been released! This update is a culmination of six months of development and the work of 14 different developers. We’re thrilled to bring this release to you today; let’s take a quick look at what is new.

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Recover lost revenue with CartHook – We recovered over $2,400 in two weeks

According to the Baymard Institute, 68.55% of all online shopping carts get abandoned before the order is completed. As an e-Commerce store owner, one of the best things you can do for your business is start working to decrease the percentage of carts that get abandoned on your own site. CartHook is a service built specifically for that purpose and they recently released support for Easy Digital Downloads.

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