[Plugin update] Store Exporter Deluxe 1.9.7 for WooCommerce

Hi WooCommerce store owners, the 1.9.7 Plugin update is a minor Plugin release with new export fields and fixes for Filter Orders by Order Status as well as flow-on issues of integrating Select2 dropdowns. There are no security fixes or critical changes in this release.

Here’s the full changelog broken down.

Added

  • Added: Hide option within Field Editor for the Orders export type to hide excess export fields
  • Added: Since last export to scheduled export engine
  • Added: Has Downloads to Orders export
  • Added: Has Downloaded to Orders export
  • Added: Disable SFTP scheduled export option if required PHP module is missing
  • Added: Barcode to Order Items within Orders export
  • Added: Barcode Type to Order Items within Orders export

Fixed

  • Fixed: Empty Order exports since introducing Select2 Enhanced
  • Fixed: Export buttons on Edit Orders screen not working
  • Fixed: Filter by Order Status not working in Orders export
  • Fixed: PHP warning notices for json_ids on Filter Orders by Product
  • Fixed: Failed export notice showing for non-last_export Orders

Changed

  • Changed: Using WP_Query by default for Subscriptions export

Download the latest Plugin update from My Account, or via Dashboard > Updates within the WordPress Administration and for more information visit the Plugin detail page for Store Exporter Deluxe.

[Plugin update] Store Exporter Deluxe 1.9.5 for WooCommerce

Hi WooCommerce store owners, the 1.9.5 Plugin update is a minor Plugin release with new export filters, export support for more WooCommerce Plugins.

In this release you can now:

  • Filter Order by Product using Select2 and AJAX
  • Do not include Variations by default in Product exports
  • Export Orders since last export under Filter Orders by Date
  • Detection of failed export and reset of export flags

Here’s the full changelog broken down.

Added

  • Added: Filter Coupons by Discount Type
  • Added: Usage Count to Coupons export
  • Added: Used By to Coupons export
  • Added: Usage Cost to Coupons export
  • Added: Export Orders since last export under Filter Orders by Date
  • Added: Export Status column to Orders screen
  • Added: Detection of failed export and reset of export flags
  • Added: Export support for Barcodes for WooCommerce
  • Added: Biographical Info to Users export
  • Added: AIM to Users export
  • Added: Yahoo IM to Users export
  • Added: Jabberr / Google Talk to Users export

Fixed

  • Fixed: Formatting of prefix/suffix within PDF Invoice Number export field

Changed

  • Changed: Filter Order by Product using Select2 and AJAX
  • Changed: Filter Order by Product in scheduled export using Select2 and AJAX
  • Changed: Do not include Variations by default

Download the latest Plugin update from My Account, or via Dashboard > Updates within the WordPress Administration and for more information visit the Plugin detail page for Store Exporter Deluxe.

What’s ahead?

Now that PHPExcel is baked in I’ll be keeping an eye out for export issues arising from the new file generation engine. Development focus for the 1.9 series are:

  • multiple scheduled export support
  • [included in 1.9.2] scheduled export frequency scheduling (e.g. run export A at 5:00pm each Friday)
  • export an XML feed in RSS 2.0 format compatible with Google Merchant (we’re getting there)

Happy exporting!

[Plugin update] Store Exporter Deluxe 1.9.4 for WooCommerce

Hi WooCommerce store owners, the 1.9.4 Plugin update is a minor Plugin release with new export filters, export support for more WooCommerce Plugins and support for dealing with serialized arrays within custom meta.

In this release you can now:

  • Automatically generate an Order export after each New Order received
  • WPML integration for exporting Products
  • Export details from EU VAT Number, Hear About Us and Wholesale Pricing Plugins
  • Show/hide columns on the Archives tab
  • Custom User meta support for Customers export
  • Additional filters for the Scheduled Export and CRON engine

Here’s the full changelog broken down.

Added

  • Added: Option to split Product Gallery over multiple rows
  • Added: Support for Field Editor within unique Order Items Formatting
  • Added: WordPress Filters to override XML nodes
  • Added: WordPress Filters to override associated Categories to Products
  • Added: Coupon Description to Orders export
  • Added: WPML integration for Post and Term counts
  • Added: Filter Products by Language
  • Added: Filter Categories by Language
  • Added: Filter Tag by Language
  • Added: Filter Orders by Sequential Order Number via CRON
  • Added: Filter Orders by Sequential Order Number Pro via CRON
  • Added: Support for WooCommerce EU VAT Number in Orders
  • Added: Support for WooCommerce Hear About Us in Order, Customer and User exports
  • Added: Support for WooCommerce Wholesale Pricing in Products export
  • Added: Filter Products by Status via scheduled export engine
  • Added: Filter Products by Status via CRON engine
  • Added: Warning notice to Enable Archives
  • Added: Trigger export on new Order to Settings pane
  • Added: Option to enable/disable trigger on new Order
  • Added: Option to control export format of trigger export on new Order
  • Added: WordPress Filters to override WP_Query, WP_User_Query and get_terms
  • Added: Show on screen tab options for columns within the Archives tab
  • Added: Filesize column to Archives tab
  • Added: Rows column to Archives tab
  • Added: Custom User field support to Customer exports
  • Added: Filter Orders by Pr  oduct to scheduled exports

Fixed

  • Fixed: Serialised arrays now export array values
  • Fixed: Variations within Filter Orders by Product include Attribute values
  • Fixed: Field escaping formatting in CSV export files
  • Fixed: Column mismatch for unique Order Items Formatting rule in Order exports
  • Fixed: Compatibilty sharing PHPExcel class with other WordPress Plugins
  • Fixed: Detection of duplicate store to hide prompts after dismiss

Changed

  • Changed: Filter Orders by Product includes Variations
  • Changed: Filter Orders by multiple Customers
  • Changed: Enable Archives is disabled by default

Download the latest Plugin update from My Account, or via Dashboard > Updates within the WordPress Administration and for more information visit the Plugin detail page for Store Exporter Deluxe.

What’s ahead?

Now that PHPExcel is baked in I’ll be keeping an eye out for export issues arising from the new file generation engine. Development focus for the 1.9 series are:

  • multiple scheduled export support
  • [included in 1.9.2] scheduled export frequency scheduling (e.g. run export A at 5:00pm each Friday)
  • export an XML feed in RSS 2.0 format compatible with Google Merchant (we’re getting there)

Happy exporting!

We’ve moved our storefront from Jigoshop to WooCommerce

Hey there WordPress e-Commerce community, we’ve completed our in-house storefront migration from Jigoshop to WooCommerce and other than taking a lot longer to complete than initially planned it’s done without a hitch!

We are now proudly running WooCommere on our storefront for the sale and distribution of our free and Premium WordPress e-Commerce Plugins!

A little bit of history

We cut our teeth on WordPress e-Commerce store migrations back in 2013 moving our storefront from WP e-Commerce to Jigoshop, Product, Coupons and Orders came over but we screwed up download permissions which meant customers could see their purchase but couldn’t download Plugins… *head smack*

Fast forward a year and we’re stuck with an e-Commerce platform that we had hard-coded changes into Jigoshop core making updates harder and harder to maintain. In hindsight we should have never, ever, ever made core Plugin changes and instead raised queries with the Jigoshop team so we could maintain custom WordPress Plugins to extend Jigoshop.

From July 2014 plans were drawn up, we were moving to WooCommerce. We announced this in our end of year address but had no idea what was involved.

Migrating to WooCommerce

While the explosion of Plugin development riding the popularity wave of WooTheme’s WooCommerce has produced hundreds, if not thousands, of e-Commerce extensions store migration between platforms is a niche point with few options available, in our case none supported migrating Order download authorisations which is critical to our store needs as a Plugin distributor.

We had two options:

  1. use the Jigoshop to WooCommerce extension to migrate our Products over to WooCommerce and start over with a fresh WooCommerce instance with no existing Orders, or
  2. build a custom WordPress Plugin to take all that is Jigoshop and paint it WooCommerce

After all the hard work generating thousands of Orders, developing our Plugin distribution platform to extend Jigoshop to deliver Plugin updates it was clear we weren’t starting over. Had we gone with a fresh WooCommerce instance we would have been killed resource wise re-building existing Orders and download permissions for over 10,000+ existing Orders, our customer base would have been pissed. We needed to migrate everything and make sure it worked.

We teamed up with Gaetan Ouandja in November 2014 and went to work on migrating each detail from Jigoshop to WooCommerce on a per feature basis, starting small with basic Product details that used simple custom Post meta (e.g. Price, Sale Price, Sale Price Dates) before moving onto Custom Term Taxonomies (e.g. Product Types) and when we were confident moving onto the heavy stuff (Jigoshop custom tables, Product Attributes, Order Items, Download authorisations).

The migrator Plugin was built so that it could run in the background while the new WooCommerce storefront continued to operate and could accept new Orders, another important aspect of the Plugin was that it would continue running as a server process even if the browser session timed out. Having the migration process running as a server process was a life saver as we regularly hit browser time outs running some migration processes and had the process ceased midway through a step it would poison that portion of the WordPress database and require us to take the storefront down while we restore the backup database.

Migration Day

Ater testing and testing and testing on staging sites and local development instances of our storefront it finally was time to to do it on the live site. After a full backup and short notice of scheduled maintenance it was go time.

As of midnight the Jigoshop to WooCommerce migrator has successfully migrated:

  • 10,000+ Orders
  • 105,000+ Order Items
  • 10,000+ download permissions assigned to Orders
  • 50+ Products with Variations, electronic download files assigned to both Simple and Variable Product Types
  • 50+ Coupons with usage

To say this has been hard work is an understatement but it was so worth it!

The future

We will add a friendly wizard UI as well as an advanced view to the migration Plugin with a goal to distribute this Plugin as a free basic offering on the WordPress Plugins repository and as a Premium Plugin in the next quarter.

For our storefront we will continue to tweak our VLShop Theme to optimise it for WooCommerce as it was originally developed for Jigoshop. With the move to WooCommerce we can offer a better experience to customers by enabling PDF invoicing, multiple currency support, affiliate opportunities, the list goes on… :)

[Plugin update] Store Exporter Deluxe 1.9.3 for WooCommerce

Hi WooCommerce store owners, the 1.9.3 Plugin update is a minor Plugin release with export to SFTP support, new Order filters, fixes for price formatting in the latest WooCommerce release and UTF-8 encoding formats. If you are a non-English store owner or using UTF-8 encoding this is a recommended upgrade.

In this release you can now:

  • Send scheduled exports via SFTP (FTP over SSH File Transfer Protocol)
  • Filter Orders by Payment Gateway, Shipping Method
  • Show/hide export action buttons from the Orders screen
  • Control the number of recent scheduled exports that show on the WordPress Dashboard
  • Most filters now support multiple options (e.g. Filter Orders by multiple Billing Countries, not just one)
  • Scheduled exports will be paused if we detect a cloned WordPress installation (e.g. WP-Engine’s staging environments)

Here’s the full changelog broken down.

Added

  • Added: SFTP protocol for scheduled exports
  • Added: Filter to override path to sys_get_temp_dir()
  • Added: Filter Orders by Payment Gateway
  • Added: Payment Gateway count to Filter Orders by Payment Gateway
  • Added: Configure panel to Recent Scheduled Exports widget on WordPress Dashboard
  • Added: Number of recent scheduled exports form field to Dashboard widget
  • Added: Disable scheduled exports on duplicate site or staging site detection
  • Added: Orders Screen section to Settings screen
  • Added: Actions display fields to show/hide export actions on Orders screen
  • Added: Filter Orders by Shipping Method

Fixed

  • Fixed: Saving Default e-mail subject within Settings
  • Fixed: Encoding issue affecting UTF-8 in PHPExcel formats
  • Fixed: Currency symbol beside price fields in latest WooCommerce
  • Fixed: Strip HTML from price fields in latest WooCommerce

Changed

  • Changed: Filter Orders by Billing Country supports multple options
  • Changed: Filter Orders by Order Status supports multiple options
  • Changed: Filter Products by Product Type supports multiple exports
  • Changed: Hide Filter Products by Brand if Brands are unavailable
  • Changed: Filter Orders by Order Status supports multple options
  • Changed: Filter Orders by User Role supports multiple options
  • Changed: Filter Products by Product Type supports multiple options
  • Changed: Filter Products by Product Status supports multiple options
  • Changed: Increased maxlength on Once every x minutes interval

Download the latest Plugin update from My Account, or via Dashboard > Updates within the WordPress Administration and for more information visit the Plugin detail page for Store Exporter Deluxe.

What’s ahead?

Now that PHPExcel is baked in I’ll be keeping an eye out for export issues arising from the new file generation engine. Development focus for the 1.9 series are:

  • multiple scheduled export support
  • [included in 1.9.2] scheduled export frequency scheduling (e.g. run export A at 5:00pm each Friday)
  • export an XML feed in RSS 2.0 format compatible with Google Merchant (we’re getting there)

Happy exporting!

 

[Plugin update] Store Exporter Deluxe 1.9.2 for WooCommerce

Hi WooCommerce store owners, the 1.9.2 Plugin update is a minor Plugin release with improvements to our scheduled exports scheduling support, there’s WooCommerce Bookings support and fixed export filenames for FTP exports.

In this release you can now:

  • schedule exports to run daily/weekly/monthly/custom frequency
  • schedule exports to begin exporting at a given date and time (e.g. 31/03/2015 at 23:59)
  • use the Field Editor to override XML nodes
  • export WooCommerce Bookings details within Order exports
  • send scheduled exports to FTP with a fixed export filename
  • export Subscriptions from large stores using a fallback export engine with Volume Limit and Volume Offset support

Here’s the full changelog broken down.

Added

  • Added: Order Items Booking ID to Orders export
  • Added: Order Items Booking Start Date to Orders export
  • Added: Order Items Booking End Date to Orders export
  • Added: Scheduling section for Scheduled Exports
  • Added: Export daily/weekly/monthly to Scheduling section
  • Added: Commence exports from now option to Scheduling section
  • Added: Commence exports from date option to Scheduling section
  • Added: Override XML nodes via Field Editor for exports
  • Added: Notice to indicate where is_large_store flag is set within Subscriptions
  • Added: WordPress filter to override Order Shipping ID
  • Added: Time support to scheduling exports
  • Added: Support for custom Product Add-ons in Orders
  • Added: Fixed filename support for Export to FTP scheduled exports

Fixed

  • Fixed: Variable date ranges in Order exports
  • Fixed: Leading 0’s being stripped from numbers in CSV, XLS, XLSX
  • Fixed: Subscriptions exports for stores with the is_large_store flag set
  • Fixed: Links to WordPress Plugins Search using Term filter instead of Tag

Changed

  • Changed: Moved “Once every (x) minutes) to Scheduling section
  • Changed: Hide Add New button on Export screen
  • Changed: Error styling within Recent Scheduled Exports widget on WordPress Dashboard

Download the latest Plugin update from My Account, or via Dashboard > Updates within the WordPress Administration and for more information visit the Plugin detail page for Store Exporter Deluxe.

What’s ahead?

Now that PHPExcel is baked in I’ll be keeping an eye out for export issues arising from the new file generation engine. Development focus for the 1.9 series are:

  • multiple scheduled export support
  • [included in 1.9.2] scheduled export frequency scheduling (e.g. run export A at 5:00pm each Friday)
  • export an XML feed in RSS 2.0 format compatible with Google Merchant (we’re getting there but it didn’t make it into 1.9)

Happy exporting!

[Plugin update] Store Exporter Deluxe 1.9.1 for WooCommerce

Hi WooCommerce store owners, the 1.9.1 Plugin update is a minor Plugin release with additional filters, some new export fields and various fixes, it is a recommended upgrade. In this release we’ve added a shutdown notice that explains why the exporter fails due to memory/timeout/permission issues instead of the famous “white screen”, there’s also fixes affecting our integration of PHPExcel for generating Excel files and suppressing warning notices that can affect exports for some users.

In this release you can now:

  • Include the Booking Date against Order Items from WooCommerce Bookings
  • Export XLSX reports from the Edit Orders screen
  • Generate scheduled exports of Orders with Billing/Shipping Country and by Product filters
  • Added a new Order Total Tax export field for Orders
  • Added a new Order Tax Percentage export field for Orders

Here’s the full changelog broken down.

Added

  • Added: Filter Orders by Billing Country to scheduled export
  • Added: Filter Orders by Shipping Country to scheduled export
  • Added: Filter Orders by Product to scheduled export
  • Added: Notice when fatal error is encountered from memory/timeout
  • Added: WooCommerce Bookings integration for Booking Date in Orders export
  • Added: Booking to Filter Products by Product Type in Products export
  • Added: Booking Has Persons to Products export
  • Added: Booking Has Resources to Products export
  • Added: Booking Base Price to Products export
  • Added: Booking Block Price to Products export
  • Added: Booking Display Price to Products export
  • Added: Booking Requires Confirmation to Products export
  • Added: Booking Can Be Cancelled to Products export
  • Added: Export to XLSX to Orders screen
  • Added: Order Total Tax to Orders export
  • Added: Order Tax Percentage to Orders export

Fixed

  • Fixed: Filter Orders by Coupon not working
  • Fixed: Subscriptions export not working
  • Fixed: Default empty Order Items Type to Line Item for CRON Order exports
  • Fixed: Conflict of XML class name
  • Fixed: Order Items: Stock missing in individual Order Items Formatting of Orders export
  • Fixed: Scenario where open_basedir is enabled and ./tmp is off limits
  • Fixed: Delimiter override not working in CRON exports* Added: order_items_types support to CRON attributes
  • Fixed: Order Discount not being filled in WooCommerce

Changed

  • Changed: Exclude Variations from Filter Orders by Product dropdown
  • Changed: Renamed Order Excl. Tax to Order Subtotal Excl. Tax
  • Changed: Filter Subscriptions by Subscripion Product uses jQuery Chosen

Download the latest Plugin update from My Account, or via Dashboard > Updates within the WordPress Administration and for more information visit the Plugin detail page for Store Exporter Deluxe.

 

What’s ahead?

Now that PHPExcel is baked in I’ll be keeping an eye out for export issues arising from the new file generation engine. Development focus for the 1.9 series are:

  • multiple scheduled export support
  • scheduled export frequency scheduling (e.g. run export A at 5:00pm each Friday)
  • export an XML feed in RSS 2.0 format compatible with Google Merchant (we’re getting there but it didn’t make it into 1.9)

Happy exporting!

[Plugin update] Store Exporter Deluxe 1.9 for WooCommerce

Hi WooCommerce store owners, the 1.9 Plugin update is a major Plugin release and recommended upgrade from 1.8.* or earlier. In this release we’ve integrated PHPExcel support for generating native Excel spreadsheets and baked in jQuery Chosen support for long list filters.

In this release you can now:

  • Export native Excel spreadsheets in XLSX (Excel 2007+)
  • Export an XML feed in RSS 2.0 format
  • View the status of recent scheduled exports from the WordPress Dashboard
  • Choose to strip out HTML formatting from the Description/Excerpt fields of exports

Here’s the full changelog broken down.

Added

  • Added: Support for XLSX Excel 2013 export format
  • Added: RSS export format
  • Added: RSS Settings section to Settings tab
  • Added: RSS Title option to Settings tab
  • Added: RSS Link option to Settings tab
  • Added: RSS Description option to Settings tab
  • Added: Support for multiple function/class detection on Export Modules
  • Added: Total Order Items to Orders export
  • Added: Strip tags from Description/Excerpt to Export Options

Fixed

  • Fixed: Product Gallery exporting only Image ID
  • Fixed: FTP Host now strips out excess prefixes
  • Fixed: Default to Attribute Name if Label is empty
  • Fixed: Advanced Google Product Feed: Product Type not exporting
  • Fixed: Variant Products with empty Price
  • Fixed: Filter Products by multiple tax_query arguments
  • Fixed: Default Order Line Types for Orders export to Line Item
  • Fixed: Order Items: SKU empty for Product Variations in Orders export
  • Fixed: Exclude CRON exports from Recent Scheduled Exports Dashboard widget
  • Fixed: Delete multiple archives via bulk actions
  • Fixed: WooCommerce Checkout Manager Pro integration
  • Fixed: Empty SKU on Order Items in Orders export
  • Fixed: Filter Orders by Product missing loads of Products

Changed

  • Changed: Reduced memory requirements for Products export
  • Changed: Reduced memory requirements for Orders export
  • Changed: Using PHPExcel library for CSV, XLS and XLSX export file generation
  • Changed: Filter Orders by Product uses jQuery Chosen
  • Changed: Filter Orders by Product Category uses jQuery Chosen
  • Changed: Filter Orders by Product Tag uses jQuery Chosen
  • Changed: Filter Orders by Product Brand uses jQuery Chosen
  • Changed: Filter Orders by Coupon Code uses jQuery Chosen
  • Changed: Filter Products by Product Category uses jQuery Chosen
  • Changed: Filter Products by Product Tag uses jQuery Chosen
  • Changed: Filter Products by Product Brand uses jQuery Chosen
  • Changed: Filter Products by Product Vendor uses jQuery Chosen
  • Changed: Filter Products by Stock Status now takes Stock Qty into consideration

Download the latest Plugin update from My Account, or via Dashboard > Updates within the WordPress Administration and for more information visit the Plugin detail page for Store Exporter Deluxe.

What’s ahead?

Now that PHPExcel is baked in I’ll be keeping an eye out for export issues arising from the new file generation engine. Development focus for the 1.9 series are:

  • multiple scheduled export support
  • scheduled export frequency scheduling (e.g. run export A at 5:00pm each Friday)
  • export an XML feed in RSS 2.0 format compatible with Google Merchant (we’re getting there but it didn’t make it into 1.9)

Happy exporting!

[Plugin update] Store Exporter Deluxe 1.8.7 for WooCommerce

Hi WooCommerce store owners, the 1.8.7 Plugin update brings new export fields and some much requested filters including Filter Orders by Product, by Billing Country, by Shipping Country and additional Product filters for the Scheduled Export engine. Happy exporting!

In this release you can now:

  • Include Product Attribute columns in Order exports; limited to Global Attributes
  • Filter Orders by Product or Billing Country or Shipping Country
  • Filter Products by Product Category and Product Tag in Scheduled Exports
  • Order Date filtering is fixed for Scheduled Exports

Here’s the full changelog broken down.

Added

  • Added: Total Quantity export field for Orders
  • Added: Filter Orders by Billing Country for Orders
  • Added: Filter Orders by Shipping Country for Orders
  • Added: MSRP Pricing to Orders export
  • Added: Order Items: RRP to Orders export
  • Added: Product Subscription details to Products export
  • Added: Filter Orders by Product for Orders
  • Added: Download link to attachments on Archives screen
  • Added: Filter Products by Product Category to Scheduled Exports
  • Added: Filter Products by Product Tag to Scheduled Exports
  • Added: Reset Sorting link to Export Fields box
  • Added: Custom Order meta support to Subscriptions exports
  • Added: Order Item Attribute fields to Orders export

Fixed

  • Fixed: Filter Orders by Date radio options are selected via jQuery calendar or variable date
  • Fixed: CRON exports and scheduled exports not working with WOO_CD_DEBUG activated

Download the latest Plugin update from My Account, or via Dashboard > Updates within the WordPress Administration and for more information visit the Plugin detail page for Store Exporter Deluxe.