Hey Chaps. I’m sitting here thinking about all the good things to come. It occured to me that while know about all these cool things to come you probably dont. So here are some things outside of the Roadmap to look forward to;
Magento Store Importer
We have commissioned a Magento developer to create an importer tool for shop owners. Obviously WP e-Commerce is a lot younger the Magento, so people coming over won’t get “all” the crazy features (and sometimes bloat) that come with Magento but they will be back in their favorite Open Source CMS, WordPress, using WP e-Commerce. Its going to be nice to get to know you 🙂
Facebook Products Plugin
This Plugin is going to be the be all and end all of Facebook Plugins for your WordPress powered shop. Not only will be able to “like” products and “FB share” them but you’ll be able to display your products in your Facebook profile. This is being developed by some of our friends that we met at WordCamp UK. Can’t say who yet – We can’t have you poaching their time off us 😉
New Members / Subscribers Plugin
Our new Members Plugin is getting an overhaul. New features include integration with WordPress Roles and Capabilities, a flashy new interface, localization, and improved user management. We know you’re going to like it!
Rooms Available Plugin
We have commissioned a developer to make us a Plugin that lets you sell your rooms and beds online. Its essentially a booking system and its coming your way soon. Sheesh is there anything WordPress can’t be used for?!?
Ticketing Plugin – TikiPress
The TikiPress Plugin is going to get an update really soon. When running an event like WordCamp its important that the system handles attendees in the most modern way possible. In the old / present version if you are buying tickets you have to enter all the details for each attendee, which you might not know, so we’re creating a new system where the buy only needs to enter other attendees email address – invites are sent to the other attendee email addresses with a link to your site whereby they are prompted to enter in all their own details. This relies on WordPress users and BuddyPress profiles. Its going to be “hot”!
We’re also going to add a waiting list option and tidy up the UI. And should there be demand a couple of styles i.e. eventbrite theme etc we’ll do that. What else do you want us to put on the RoadMap for this bad boy?
The BuddyPress e-Commerce Plugin is ‘almost’ ready. This Plugin requires both BuddyPress and WP e-Commerce to be installed. The general idea behind this Plugin is to allow you to see what your friends are selling, to setup product listings within Groups, automated checkout completion via BP profiles. More to come on this one.
Drop Shop 2010 pack
We have recently commissioned a brand new Drop Shop 2010 pack. This update comes with a range of new styles, it now utilizes widgets and it requires less theme hacking. It’ll be ready soon.. actually within days.
If any of these new additions excite you let us know your thoughts. Meanwhile we’ve got about 20 bugs to fix in Google Code before we announce a public Beta of WP e-Commerce Plugin 3.8, stay tuned!