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Easy Digital Downloads version 1.8 beta ready for testing


Easy Digital Downloads version 1.8 is ready for its first round of beta testing. This is one of our largest releases ever, in terms of the number of bugs fixed and the number of features improved or iterated on. Knowing that, everyone behind EDD would love the extra set of eyes to help catch any last bugs or upgrade conflicts that we have missed. A list of major changes (and the complete list) can be seen below.

Cart Saving

With Cart Saving, customers can save their shopping carts and then come back and restore then at a later point. This works exceptionally well to encourage customers and come back and complete their purchase at a later date.

By making it easier for customers to save their cart and return later, you can increase the conversion rate of the customers that need time to think about their purchase.

Better Purchase Button Colors

We have added several new button colors, so now with 8 beautifully button colors to choose from, you will almost certainly find the color to match your site. The buttons are now simpler and cleaner, and just all around better with Easy Digital Downloads 1.8.

By simplifying one of the most important aspects of your digital store, we ensure better compatibility with more themes and easier customization for advanced users and developers.

Better APIs for Developers

EDD_Payment_Stats – The new EDD_Payment_Stats class provides a simple way to retrieve earnings and sales stats for the store, or any specific Download product, for any date range. Get sales or earnings for this month, last month, this year, or even any custom date range.

EDD_Payments_Query – Easily retrieve payment data for any Download product or the entire store. EDD_Payments_Query even allows you to pass any any date range to retrieve payments for a specific period. EDD_Payments_Query works nearly identical to WP_Query, so it is simple and familiar.

Additional Updates

Retina Ready Checkout – Every icon and image asset used by the Easy Digital Downloads checkout is now fully retina ready to ensure your most important page always looks great.

Improved Settings API – The EDD settings API has been dramatically simplified to be more performant, provide better filters, and even support custom settings tabs.

Live Dashboard Updates – The Dashboard summary widget now updates live with the WP Heartbeat API, meaning you can literally watch your stats update live as sales come in.

Category Filters for Downloads Reports – The Downloads Reports view now supports filtering Downloads by category, making it easier to see earnings and sales based on product categories.

Tools Menu – A new Tools submenu has been added to the main Downloads menu that houses settings import / export, as well as other utilities added by extensions.

Bulk Payment History Update – The bulk update options for Payments have been updated to include all payment status options, making it easier to manage payment updates in bulk.

If you notice any issues with the beta version, please open a support ticket.

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Pippin Williamson

About Pippin Williamson

Pippin Williamson is the founder of Sandhills Development, the parent company for Easy Digital Downloads, AffiliateWP, Restrict Content Pro, Sugar Calendar, and others. When not writing PHP, he can often be found sipping coffee or brewing beer at Sandhills Brewing.

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