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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.

New EDD 3.1 Release: 10 New Core Blocks and More
Introducing 10 New Core Blocks, Email Summaries & More…

At Easy Digital Downloads (EDD), one of our main goals is to make digital eCommerce as simple as possible. With this in mind, we’re incredibly excited to announce the release of EDD 3.1! 🎉 This is a HUGE update with a handful of significant changes and additions that make working with Easy Digital Downloads easier

The Recurring Payments logo.
Important update for Recurring Payments and PayPal

Today we have released an important update for our Recurring Payments extension to account for an upcoming change to merchant accounts by PayPal. If you sell subscriptions through PayPal, please update to version 2.9.3 of Recurring Payments.

Strong Customer Authentication and EDD
Easy Digital Downloads SCA update

Today, we’re announcing the beta of our initial wave of support for the Strong Customer Authentication (or SCA for short). This initial beta consists of support for the Stripe payment gateway. Update: Stripe Gateway 2.7 and Recurring Payments 2.9 are officially released, offering SCA Support for Stripe payments. I’m pleased to let you know that

Easy Digital Downloads Blocks released
Easy Digital Downloads Blocks released

With the arrival of the new WordPress editor (also known as Gutenberg), we have released a free plugin that adds a Downloads block to any post or page. Learn more about Easy Digital Downloads Blocks!

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.

The Mailchimp EDD extension logo.
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.

Easy Digital Downloads Slack
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.

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