Tag: Easy Digital Downloads

Easy Digital Downloads is the eCommerce plugin that we use to power PublishPress.com. This is a complete eCommerce solution for selling digital products on WordPress. We use it for selling software, but you could use it for selling any digital product.

Easy Digital Downloads has 10,000’s of users and is built by some of the most experienced and trusted developers in WordPress.

PublishPress Capabilities Can Clean Up Your Post Editing Screens

Clean Editing Screen

If I had to pick a word to describe my experience with large WordPress sites, it's “overwhelming”.

There are so many admin notices, plugin alerts, review requests, and other demands for your attention. In the post editor, and particularly in Gutenberg, there are a ton of sidebar, tabs, settings, metaboxes, and configuration options.

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How to Hide WordPress Dashboard Widgets

Hide Widgets Dashboard

When you log in to a WordPress site, you will see boxes full of information. These are called “Dashboard Widgets”.

You will probably see a “Welcome to WordPress!” widget with lots of useful links. There's also a “WordPress Events and News” widget with official updates. There's an “At a Glance” widget so you can quickly see key statistics for your site.

Those are only some of the default widgets. And when you add plugins, they will also add extra widgets. In the image below, you can see a widget called “Easy Digital Downloads Sales” which comes from a plugin.

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Solve WordPress Problems With The save_post Hook

Save Post Hook

Why does it always happen on a Friday afternoon?

One recent Friday afternoon, we had a panic here at PublishPress.

We made a minor change to one of the options in Easy Digital Downloads – that's the eCommerce plugin we use on this site. Suddenly, all the subscription plans were broken. Whenever anyone tried to login, they couldn't download their purchases. Every account was marked as “invalid”.

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We Moved our WordPress Plugins from Add-ons to Pro Versions

At the beginning of 2019, we had one business model for the plugins here at PublishPress.

At the beginning of 2020, we have a completely different business model.

For a few months now, I've been thinking about writing this post. It will hopefully be helpful to our customers who saw the changes happen. Plus, it will also be useful to developers who are considering the same change.

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