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.
We have been putting a lot of work and focus into our Recurring Payments plugin and today we’re excited to announce the next set of improvements. With the release of version 2.6 of Recurring Payments, subscription signups with free trials are now fully supported.
Recurring Payments is one of our most widely used extensions, for good reasons, and has been the focus of a significant amount of our development time in the last 12 months. In February, 2016, we announced the first release of the new Recurring Payments plugin; today we’re excited to announce yet another release with another set of sweeping improvements.
Three years ago, soon after the very first version of Easy Digital Downloads launched, we released our Recurring Payments extension. The extension quickly became one of the most popular and widely used of all the extensions in our catalogue. Today, I am excited to announce that the new Recurring Payments is here. And it’s awesome.
Recurring Payments has been a staple in our extensions catalogue since it was released almost exactly three years ago. When first released, it provided some of the basic and necessary functions for processing recurring subscriptions through Easy Digital Downloads. It was not, however, without its limitations and shortcomings. We would like to show you a preview of the next version of the Recurring Payments extension that is the result of reevaluating the platform from the ground up and building the plugin how we wished it had been built from the beginning.
The Recurring Payments extension is one of our most popular extensions, and today I’m thrilled to announce that it has had a highly requested feature introduced in version 1.1: signup fees. A lot of users have wanted the ability to charge their subscribers an extra signup fee for the first period, such as $30 for