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- We mentioned last week that WooThemes is releasing Canvas child themes (which support WooCommerce!). You can check out the first two in their announcement post.
- WooThemes has also just partnered with FreshBooks to provide a discount for their customers. If you’re a WooThemes customer, you can sign up for a FreshBooks free trial with your WooThemes ID and get 10% off FreshBooks services.
- There are a few new WooCommerce extensions available that you should check out:
- PayPal Adaptive Payments, which allows you to pay multiple vendors automatically with each checkout purchase.
- Order Status Control, which lets you autocomplete all paid orders, not just virtual ones.
- 2Checkout Inline Checkout adds an iframed 2Checkout payment form to your WooCommerce checkout.
- WooCommerce Nested Category Layout changes the shop page to show products sorted by category and subcategory.
- We’ve written about why product reviews are important, but they’re not built into every eCommerce plugin. There’s a new Easy eCommerce Reviews plugin available that adds this functionality to all major plugins with a free lite version available as well. Want the pro version already? We’re hooking you up: use
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- Our favorite plugin for affiliate programs is AffiliateWP. Developer license holders for it now have a new option for the Recurring Referrals add-on: Paid Memberships Pro (Remember, we’ve got a coupon for this too – checkout the special offers page).
- Our friends over at Prospress wrote up a list of cool business ideas using WooCommerce Bookings that we recommend checking out.
- iThemes Sync is a handy way to maintain multiple WP sites, and they just released a free iPhone app so that you can manage sites directly from your phone.
- Chris Lema has written a handy series on what to do if you’re developer goes missing, which gives some solid advice on how to handle site customizations and updates.
Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your weekend!