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Social Discounts extension re-released as version 2.0


EDD Social Discounts was one of our more popular extensions up until it was pulled from the marketplace due to bugs, inconsistent behavior, and it being abandoned by its original developer.

Tonight we are thrilled to announce the re-introduction of EDD Social Discounts back into the marketplace as version 2.0.

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The new version of Social Discounts is an entirely new plugin that has been written from the ground up with a new developer, our very own Andrew Munro (known as Sumobi in the forums). He’s the author of several other top-notch extensions, such as Conditional Success Redirects, Download Email Attachments, Per Product Emails, and EDD Cross-sell and Upsell.

Version 2.0 is clean, efficient and works exceptionally well. You can see a live demo on Andrew’s site.

Note: since version 2.0 is a completely new plugin, it also looks entirely different, has a new settings page, and will behave exactly like a different plugin. If you are upgrading from v1.x, do not expect the plugin to look or behave the same way on your site. It is highly recommended that you test version 2.0 on a development site before putting it on your live site if you were previously running 1.x.

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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12 comments

  1. Pippin Williamson

    This makes me really happy. High five, Sumobi!

    Also sad, as my EDD-powered sale is over, and I didn’t get to use the new version.

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      Only 1 discount can be selected in the settings, however if you setup your discount code to be 100% off, and then limit the discount code to apply to the specific downloads that you want to unlock then yes, it will essentially be “pay with a tweet” (or pay with a share if you use the other networks). Great idea.

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    Great! I modified the code a bit to add a tracking variable to the url. I found each instance of the URL for my page, and added ?source=social_share to the url being shared. This way I can track sales from the tweets/likes, etc.

    Is it possible to do this without hacking your code? Can I hook into a filter or something to modify the URL which is sent to the social media services?

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  6. Pippin Williamson

    This is definitely on my list of to-buy addons…

    I see an opportunity between this addon and the Social Login one… i.e. it would be great to be able to give a discount if the user logs in via a social network and an additional discount if he then shares the download with his network…

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