- January Free Plugin of the Month: EDD Variable Pricing Descriptions
- February Free Plugin of the Month: Shortcodes for Easy Digital Downloads
- March Free Plugin of the Month: WooCommerce Pay Per Post
- April Free Plugin of the Month: EDD Coming Soon
- Free Plugin of the Month: Set Minimum Checkout Amount for EDD
- July Free Plugin of the Month: Add Size Charts to WooCommerce
- September Free Plugin of the Month: View Customer List by Product
This month’s featured free plugin allows you to add a “Coming Soon” message to a download on your Easy Digital Downloads store. This removes the price and disables the purchase option from the download so that it cannot be added to cart.
The EDD Coming Soon extension allows you to replace the add to cart button and price with a custom message. You can list upcoming products on your store to build hype and run marketing campaigns.
Since you create the download itself, the link remains the same after the product is launched by disabling the Coming Soon toggle. This makes it easy for customers to share the upcoming product and navigate to it for purchase after it’s launched.
You can mark any download as “Coming Soon” or a custom text by activating the plugin and selecting the option under the Download Settings within the Edit Download page.
By default, the message displayed will be “Coming Soon”, which will replace the price and the add to cart button.
When you select the Coming Soon in the backend, additional options appear where you can set custom text that’s displayed. Here you can put in the launch date or any other information pertinent to the upcoming product.
You will also have the option to enable voting on each of the downloads for which the Coming Soon is enabled.
Sometimes, you may have more than one digital products in development that you may want to list on your store. To help prioritize your development effort, and gain customer feedback on the products, you can enable voting within the Coming Soon options.
You have the option to enable voting only on your digital product’s page only, or anywhere the download is listed using the
When customers click to vote, they are taken to the download page with a brief message acknowledging their interest. In the backend, you will be able to see the number of votes in the Download Settings area.
With the EDD Coming Soon extension for your store, you can mark certain Downloads as “coming soon” or in the development phase without giving a purchasing option. This allows you to create hype about your upcoming products on your store.
Since you create the download and fill in the description, all the links and information remain intact when you launch the products with the purchasing option by disabling the Coming Soon on the download. Customers will be able to share the links to the products even before they’re launched.
Lastly, if you have a number of products in development, you can gauge interest in each by adding a vote button that can help in prioritizing your launch schedule.
What steps do you take on your store before launching a new product? Tell us in the comments below.