The past three weeks have been a blur- the release of 3.8.9beta, bursting at the seams with new features, bug fixes and refactored code… brand new support products and da da da da! WP e-Commerce hit the 2 million downloads mark on the WordPress repository.
What 2 Million Means
WPEC has come so far.. as WordPress has grown up, we’ve grown up alongside it; as WordPress has changed, we’ve adjusted to change with it- bringing custom post types, widgets, shortcodes and taxonomy to WPEC. We’ve helped 2 million people launch stores- launch new livelihoods, support their families, help pay for school, launch new ideas, raise money for important causes. We are so proud.. of YOU. We are just the tool, our users make our tool something greater.
We’ve helped 2 million people launch stores- launch new livelihoods, support their families, help pay for school, launch new ideas, raise money for important causes.
E-Commerce has grown up too- there are so many options that you can be easily overwhelmed and asking WordPress to become a full fledged store is not a small thing. That said- our team is as committed as ever to the idea that WordPress is still the easiest and most fully featured CMS available and that we can provide a free, fully featured store plugin for WordPress users. We’re not just the most popular because we’ve been around the longest- WP e-Commerce remains the most fully featured WordPress e-Commerce tool on the market. We are devoted to making our tool even easier to use this year with improved UI, features for both users and developers and a slew of new Add Ons.
Supporting Our Users
The rave reviews for our improved support system continue to roll in. While a full support staff tackles our Premium One on One Support questions, the community forums have new life. A month into our experiment, our developer network is actively engaging with our users and everyone seems happier! Now we want to make it even easier- you’ll notice new support avenues for WP e-Commerce… our support staff will happily upgrade your installation, install Gold Cart for you or any of our other Premium Add Ons. If you think you may need more help with your WP e-Commerce store, you can even purchase additional support tokens now. As always, our Premium support staff will work with you to get things up and running as fast as possible.
We’ve had tons of people testing 3.8.9 for us, and so far the reviews are awesome! People are loving the changes made to variations, and are discovering that the refactored code has solved all kinds of random issues users have had in the past. The shipping advancements have had a real impact on our store owners- its easier to set up than ever and our new presentation settings really impress our users. Colorbox integration seems to be a fan favorite- and the Google Analytics update is a win for everyone. We’re a week or two away from the final release, so keep testing!
Where Do We Go From Here?
The next year will be so exciting for WPEC users we almost can’t breathe trying to keep the surprises a secret. We know what we’re planning, but we’d love to know what YOU want. We get requests for features and plugins all the time and you’ve seen those requests turn into actual features and plugins. So… how can we better serve you as we make the long, final march to WP e-Commerce 4.0?