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.
Improved variable pricing
If you run an EDD store using extensions that add fields and options to the variable pricing, you’ve likely seen something like this when editing a download:
In version 2.8, the variable pricing rows have been completely rewritten to be more flexible and scale with most screen sizes. And the best part, it’s backwards compatible. This means that extensions using the existing hooks and filters will work seamlessly with the 2.8 release.
Developers: See this doc on how you can integrate with the new variable pricing rows.
With every release, we strive to improve the speed and stability of Easy Digital Downloads. There are a few of items resolved in Easy Digital Downloads 2.8 that should bring better performance to your store:
- Moved to document.body where possible for jQuery selectors
EDD_Customer_Queryto make getting customers easier and more efficient
- Prevented a duplicate call to get customer notes when instantiating
Purchase button quantity improvements
When selling products that support quantities, the purchase button will now update the price to match that of the quantity entered by the customer:
We’ve written this feature in such a way that it is flexible enough to work on most themes without any changes needed by theme and plugin developers.
This feature had to be reverted and was removed in version 2.8.1. We’ll be re-adding it after we can make some changes to improve backwards compatibility with customizations that were unforeseen.
Filter payments by gateway
From time to time, it’s useful to view payments made through a specific gateway. In Easy Digital Downloads 2.8, you now have the ability to choose a gateway and filter the Payments list table by the chosen gateway.
These improvements, along with more than 20 other minor improvements and 18 bug fixes, help to make Easy Digital Downloads better than ever before. The complete changelog for 2.8 can be viewed here.
The update for version 2.8 is available today and can be installed directly from your WordPress admin’s Plugins page.