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How to sell graphics and digital art with WordPress

If you’re a graphic designer or digital artist, you might not feel 100% confident about how to utilize your artistic talents to earn a living. In this week’s edition of The Weekly EDDit we cover pricing, licenses, distribution, and more.

Migrating to Recapture FAQ

You might have heard the news last week — Jilt is shutting down their email marketing service and winding things down. Current Jilt customers will want to migrate to Recapture’s abandoned cart recovery ASAP. Here is a migration guide and commonly asked FAQ about migrating to Recapture from Jilt for Easy Digital Downloads.

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Abandoned cart recovery with Recapture for Easy Digital Downloads

Over the last few months, we’ve been using Recapture to recover abandoned carts on our own Easy Digital Downloads-powered stores. We switched to Recapture due to their tight integration with EDD and several unique, compelling features. The results have been quite positive, so we can now recommend them as the top solution for abandoned cart recovery for any Easy Digital Downloads store.

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Software Licensing 3.6.5 is now available for all license holders

The Easy Digital Downloads team has made a commitment to improving the performance of our platform by introducing custom database tables for relevant data over the past year. For the last few months, we’ve been slowly rolling out the latest version of Software Licensing to store owners.

Since this is such a major change, we wanted to phase in this release in order to work out as many issues as we could before making it generally available, and today is that day. Here are the big changes you can expect to see in Software Licensing 3.6.5.

Introducing new Easy Digital Downloads pricing options

Today we are excited to introduce a more comprehensive set of purchase options for Easy Digital Downloads. These new options complement our All Access Pass and include three new “Pass” options that allow you to purchase access to collections of extensions with a single purchase.

Easy Digital Downloads and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Privacy Policy updates, and the emails about those updates, are so common that they are often ignored. However, as of May 25th, 2018, it is important for our users, as well as your users, to understand a new wave of changes and what they mean for our businesses. Please take a moment to learn about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and why it matters to you as an Easy Digital Downloads user.

The Software Licensing extension.
Update for Software Licensing brings significant performance improvement

After an extensive beta period and four release candidates, Software Licensing version 3.6 is now available! This new version is the next iteration in a series of plugin updates we have been releasing that introduces dedicated database tables for eCommerce data. The migration of data into dedicated database tables significantly improves performance and adds greater flexibility and control for future enhancements.

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MailChimp extension updated for improved eCommerce tracking

The newest version of our MailChimp extension has been released after an extensive beta period. This new version introduces support for many of MailChimp’s latest eCommerce tracking features, giving store owners more valuable insights about the effect email marketing has on their store’s revenue performance. Along with the enhanced eCommerce reporting available, this update also introduces support for many of MailChimp’s automated eCommerce emails, such as order and refund receipts.

The Free Downloads EDD extension.
Free Downloads 2.2.0 improved with better performance and email verification feature

A little over a year ago, we announced a Easy Digital Downloads extension called Free Downloads that improved the customer experience when ‘purchasing’ a free item. Over the last year we’ve received substantial feedback from users and improved many existing aspects of the extension, as well as added some key features that will make distributing free products even easier for store owners.

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Introducing a feature rich integration between Easy Digital Downloads and Slack

These days, businesses can’t run without great software. No one knows this better than all of us at Easy Digital Downloads. After all, building awesome software to help businesses succeed online is exactly what we do. Every aspect of our business requires great software and every application matters. When it comes to impact though, there’s

Significant performance improvements in Commissions 3.4

Today, we’re happy to announce the next major update to the Commissions add-on for Easy Digital Downloads. Commissions for Easy Digital Downloads allows you to easily record and split revenue between multiple users. Version 3.4 brings many enhancements, including the migration to custom database tables, which will improve the performance of your commissions-enabled Easy Digital Downloads store.

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