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Weekly Roundup – 2 July 2017

Here’s another post highlighting some of the most interesting new plugins from those released on WordPress.org this week.

Unless stated otherwise, I’ve not tested these, but am just highlighting those that stood out to me as being most interesting.

New Plugin Releases

YITH Advanced Refund System for WooCommerce

https://wordpress.org/plugins/yith-advanced-refund-system-for-woocommerce/
By YITHEMES
Hopefully customers wanting refunds is something you’ll have to worry about rarely, but making the process as easy as possible for both sides can help save time. This plugin is designed to help smooth the process.

Woo Direct Order Gateway

https://wordpress.org/plugins/woo-direct-order-gateway/
By Jomar Lipon
It may sound odd creating a plugin that allows users to checkout without paying, but for businesses that need to invoice their customers, this could be ideal.

WooCommerce Smart COD

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wc-smart-cod/
By FullStack
If you offer cash on delivery as a payment option in your WooCommerce store, you may be interested in this plugin that allows you to charge an additional fee.

Marketplace for WooCommerce

https://wordpress.org/plugins/marketplace-for-woocommerce/
By Algoritmika Ltd
You can convert your WooCommerce store into a marketplace where other vendors can sell their products with you taking a commission.

Display Order Details

https://wordpress.org/plugins/display-order-details/
By Pinal Shah
This plugin will just add a column to the orders screen of WooCommerce to show the order details, saving you from having to open every order.

Addons for Elementor

https://wordpress.org/plugins/addons-for-elementor/
By Elementor Addons
Plugins adding new widgets to the Elementor page builder plugin are becoming more common – there’s another one further down this list. I won’t list all the new widgets this plugin adds, but there’s an interesting selection and even more in their premium version.

WooCommerce to facebook shop

https://wordpress.org/plugins/woo-to-facebook-shop/
By premiumthemes
With this plugin it seems there’s no reason to not add your products from your WooCommerce store to your Facebook page.

woocommerce-jw-lpd

https://wordpress.org/plugins/woo-jw-simple-localpickup-and-delivery/
By Jonathan Wong
You can allow your customers to select a slot for local pick up or delivery using this plugin that extends WooCommerce.

Product Sorting for EDD

https://wordpress.org/plugins/product-sorting-for-edd/
By Catapult Themes
Easy Digital Downloads users who have been hoping for a plugin to add product filters are in luck this week. Here’s the first two plugins released this week that tackles adding product filters to EDD.

Elementor Button Plus

https://wordpress.org/plugins/fd-elementor-button-plus/
By FlickDevs
One for the Elementor page builder users here. This plugin adds additional features to the button widget.

Order Signature for WooCommerce

https://wordpress.org/plugins/order-signature-for-woocommerce/
By WORDPRESS HEROES
Probably a bit specialist this one and unlikely to achieve high demand. However, if you need to capture customer signatures on your orders, this adds a tool to the checkout page to do just  that.

EDD Ajax Filters

https://wordpress.org/plugins/edd-ajax-filters/
By Tsunoa
Easy Digital Downloads users can use this plugin to set up new controls to allow your site’s visitors to filter your products.

WooCommerce Order Navigation

https://wordpress.org/plugins/woo-order-navigation/
By FullStack
This is a silly simple plugin that just adds two buttons to your WooCommerce orders screens. These will allow you to go to the next and previous orders without having to go back to the orders list screen. Could be quite a time saver if you have to work through a lot of orders.

Gobot

https://wordpress.org/plugins/gobot/
By Gobot
If you’ve not been thinking about using a bot with your site, you’re probably a rarity. This plugin connects your WordPress site with the Gobot service. Sign up and it’s free in beta and you should get a discount on their premium service when it launches.

That’s the end of this week’s roundup. Please let me know if you’re going to give any of these new plugins a try.

Ian Pullen

Ian Pullen

Graphic designer, web developer and writer with experience working on projects for solo entrepreneurs and big businesses like The New York Times and Unilever. Lives in Spain with Kate and an eccentric number of dogs and cats.