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Release Notes


From time to time, Easy Digital Downloads and specific extension or theme updates will require that we disclose a bit more information about the nature of the update. The Release Notes posts are a great source of that information.

If you are a developer, you should also consider following our Development Blog where we post more detailed, in-depth notes about changes in the codebase across the ecosystem.

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.

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.

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.

Deliver custom files to your customers with the Custom Deliverables extension

If you’re a freelancer or do custom work for clients like logo design, modifying video templates, touching-up photos, copywriting, custom music, or any other digital work that requires the delivery of custom files, the brand new Custom Deliverables extension for Easy Digital Downloads is the perfect solution for you. It empowers freelancers to run their

Easy Digital Downloads 2.8 released

After a month long beta period, Easy Digital Downloads 2.8 has finally arrived! This most recent version of Easy Digital Downloads closes nearly 60 issues including 18 bugs and 34 enhancements, many of them refining some of the core behavior of the platform.

Save as Draft and other improvements for Frontend Submissions 2.5

Frontend Submissions is one of our most widely used extensions and is the foundation for many digital marketplaces around the web. Today we’re happy to announce the release of a new version of Frontend Submissions that brings some significant improvements to the plugin, including a new option for vendors to save draft submissions, improved frontend markup throughout the plugin, new template files, and more. Version 2.5 was released as a beta two weeks ago and after extensive testing, we’re confident it is ready for everyone.

Faster, frictionless purchases with saved cards in Stripe payment gateway 2.6

One of the best things store owners can do to help improve their conversion rates is to make the checkout process as simple and smooth as possible. In today’s update of our Stripe payment gateway, we’re happy to introduce a new feature that can significantly reduce friction during checkout: saved cards. This allows returning customers to easily complete new purchases without requiring them to enter their credit card details again.

Sell All Access Memberships with EDD All Access

Have you ever wanted to sell memberships which provide access to all of your store’s products? If so, the All Access extension is the one you’ve been waiting for. All Access Pass memberships will give your customers access to download any products in your digital shop with a single purchase. With duration periods, download limits, the option to include all products or restrict-by-category, and powerful integrations, it’s an extremely useful extension which allows for entirely new business models and opportunities.

A better Commissions plugin

We’re thrilled to announce the release of a major new version of our Commissions plugin. This release includes new and improve interfaces, better compatibility with several other extensions, an improved developer API, and more!

Easy Digital Downloads 2.7 released

After more than three weeks of beta testing, we are thrilled to announce the release of version 2.7 of Easy Digital Downloads. This update includes a lot of significant improvements that bring better performance, improved interface designs, enhanced export options, numerous developer-focused enhancements, and more. We have been running 2.7 on our own sites for several weeks and now we are ready to release it to all of you.

A new and improved Software Licensing

Software Licensing is one of our essential extensions that truly sets Easy Digital Downloads apart. It is what makes it possible for so many great software products to be sold and managed by developers and product creators around the world. It is also one of our oldest extensions and was first released on September 12, 2012. Many parts of the plugin have begun to show their age. Today, however, we’re thrilled to announce the release of version 3.5 of Software Licensing, an update that makes dramatic improvements throughout the entire plugin.

iOS App 2.0 Released

Today we are super stoked to announce the complete overhaul of our iOS app. We’ve been working on it for nearly a year now and we are very excited to showcase the easiest way to see how your EDD store is doing on an iPhone or iPad. The app has been completely redesigned to make it easier to see store stats and view a variety of store metrics. We’ve made the app be compatible with our entire REST API (including Recurring Payments, Commissions and Reviews). EDD iOS bring full support for iOS 10 along with a Watch app. An Apple Watch app has been bundled with the main app so that you can see your store’s stats with a flick of the wrist!

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