It’s been a while since we’ve given you an update on the progress of Easy Digital Downloads 3.0. While this update is taking longer than we expected, stability, performance, and backwards compatibility are driving our focus while in the final phases of development. We are down to the last remaining issues before we ship a beta, and felt it was time to give you a sneak peek of what’s to come. In the past we’ve talked about the major focuses and possible breaking changes that we needed to make to move forward.
All new reports
In one of our earlier updates we discussed the new Reports API. We’ve made some great progress on these APIs and have introduced a brand new Reports View for Easy Digital Downloads. It includes many of the same features you enjoyed before, with the added benefit of better filters, more in-depth reports for products and categories, improved gateway reports, relative data, and a new concept called ‘Tiles’.
Tiles are a away of displaying small amounts of information in your reports overview that give store owners a snapshot of metrics, and in some cases give relative data to the previous date range, in order to help store owners identify trends in their stores. Below are some screenshots of our new Reports views.
Enhancements to the UI
We’ve made some minor enhancements to other user interfaces within Easy Digital Downloads 3.0. While mostly cosmetic, they should provide a much more consistent and functional experience. You’ll notice updates to our admin sidebar menu that make it easier to find what you are looking for, updates to the ‘card’ view for customers (and by proxy licenses, commissions, and other object management interfaces), and improved settings interfaces.
- If you have
true, you’ll continue to use the full source versions (non-minified versions) of the assets.
npm installso that all the proper dependencies are installed.
npm run dev. This will start listening to the assets for changes and rebuild the minified sources as you make changes.
What is left?
We’re striving to complete the final touches on Easy Digital Downloads 3.0. We have a few things needed before we ship off the first public beta.
- Finalize the View, Edit, and Refund Order experience — With the new APIs for orders and refunds will come some changes to the user interface around orders.
- Continue to do extensive testing with our extensions — This will ensure that we don’t have any major issues on as we release these updates.
- Keep you updated — We’re committing to publishing an update on the progress of Easy Digital Downloads 3.0 every 2 weeks from here on out. This will hopefully keep developers in the loop so they also can reduce the possibility of bugs once the release is live.