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Version 1.6 Released


Easy Digital Downloads v1.6 is here! We have been working for more than a month to bring this release to you all, and we’re thrilled to announce that it is finally here.

This version introduces several major new features, many, many bug fixes, and a lot of other minor features.

One of the things I’m most proud of with EDD v1.6 is that we had 10 different individuals contributing to this release alone. As we are constantly working to involve more and more WordPress community members, having 10 contributors to a single release is just awesome.

Bundled Products

bundles

A bundled product is a group of other Downloads in your store that are purchased as a single item, usually at a discount.

Prior to Bundles, you were forced to create a new product and then manually add all of the necessary files from the other Downloads to it. No longer! Bundled products automatically grab the file downloads from products included in the bundle.

Improved Order Details

By doing away with the View Order Details pop up, we’ve made it possible to present the order details in a much more clear manner.

The new Order Details display is much more developer friendly with several hooks that make it possible to easily add additional data about the order via extensions.

Better Tax Options

tax-rates

You can now setup tax rates for specific countries and states / provinces in those countries.

No more local tax opt-in.¬†Taxes are now automatically calculated based on the customer’s billing address. If you have taxes enabled, billing detail fields will be automatically added to the checkout form.

Discounts API Endpoint

The EDD RESTful API now includes a /discounts endpoint that can be used for retrieving details about the available discounts in your store. Want to create a feed on another website of the discounts available? You can now do that.

Additional Important Updates

EDD_Cron Class

The new EDD_Cron class provides a simple way to hook into routinely scheduled events in Easy Digital Downloads.

Improved Country and State / Province Fields

We have added drop down fields for the states / provinces of 12 additional countries, providing customers in those countries a much better checkout experience.

More Reliable File Download Methods

EDD now supports delivering file downloads via X-Sendfile, X-Lighttpd-Sendfile, and X-Accel-Redirect depending on your server config.

Lookup Previous Guest Purchases on User Registration

Anytime a new user is added, EDD will look up any purchases the user may have made as a guest and attribute them to the newly created account.

Itemized PayPal Purchases

Purchases made through PayPal will now show itemized details in the PayPal order summary box.

SKU Support

Adding product SKUs to Downloads is now supported and can be enabled in Downloads > Settings > Misc.

Want to see a complete list of changes, here it is.

Pippin Williamson

About Pippin Williamson

Pippin Williamson is the founder of Sandhills Development, the parent company for Easy Digital Downloads, AffiliateWP, WP Simple Pay, 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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6 comments

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    Just started using EDD for my theme store. At octothemes.com. Wil test and update EDD to this version

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  6. Pippin Williamson

    Thank you to all those involved in shipping v1.6. Very excited about the bundled products

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