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WooCommerce Currency Switcher – WC 2.5 Maintenance Release

WooCommerce Currency Switcher – What’s new

Currency Switcher for WooCommerce has been updated to version 3.9.1.160118. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Fixed edge condition in handling of variable product prices. The condition caused the “from” price to appear as zero if a variation was set to use a base currency for which no prices were specified.
  • Improved compatibility with WooCommerce 2.5. Added logic to take advantage of the new filter we added to WooCommerce. The filter’s purpose is to ensure the correct calculation of shipping formulas when they depend on cart total.
  • Updated clearfix CSS for better compatibility with 3rd party plugins.
  • Fixed bug in Yahoo Finance exchange rates provider. The bug caused some currency codes to be misinterpreted and prevented the related FX rates from being fetched.

How to get latest version

New customers

Simply place your order and you will get the latest version.

Existing customers

You should be able to download the updated file using the link you received with your order. If the link doesn’t work, please contact Support to receive the latest version. Thanks.

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Wholesale Pricing plugin now supports our Currency Switcher for WooCommerce

The Wholesale Plugin joins the multi-currency family

We have been informed by our colleagues at Rymera Web Co that their Wholesale Pricing plugin now includes native support for our popular Currency Switcher for WooCommerce. This means that you will be able to take advantage of the multi-currency features provided by our plugin when setting wholesale prices, making your pricing strategy more flexible than ever.

Your wholesale clients will be pleased to see prices in their own currency, and you will be able to give them tailored offers. Now, that’s fantastic news!

Would you like to help? You can!

If you are a customer, and would like to enjoy the benefits of a multi-currency shop, but you use one or more incompatible plugins, simply contact the plugins’ authors. Let them know how important it is to support multiple currencies, in a global market, and ask them to add support for it in their products. Tell them that they can contact us at any time, and we will help them getting started in no time.

If you are a plugin developer, and would like to make your plugin multi-currency aware, simply get in touch. We will be happy to provide you with instructions, suggestions and examples to get you started. It’s easier than it seems!

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the Rymera Web Co team for the effort they put in developing the integration with our Currency Switcher for WooCommerce. Having their product join the ever growing family of multi-currency plugins surely involved a lot of work, and it will contribute to strengthen our cause. We are steadily growing, and soon having multiple currencies will become the standard.

Thanks to you all, customers and developers, for your invaluable support and efforts!

The Aelia Team

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WooCommerce 2.5 – Product Compatibility Status

WooThemes released WooCommerce 2.5 on the 18th January 2016. We started our testing process with WooCommerce 2.5 Beta1 and repeated it with RC2, to ensure the best possible compatibility with our plugins.

As of today, we haven’t encountered specific issues. We will keep testing new versions of WooCommerce in the next weeks, to check if any change could cause compatibility issues.

Important

It’s important to install WooCommerce 2.5 on a test site first. Check that all installed plugins are working correctly, run some end to end test and verify that all orders are processed correctly. If everything works fine, you can update your live site.

Compatibility status

Currency Switcher

Our WooCommerce Currency Switcher is compatible with WooCommerce 2.5. We recommend to update it to its latest version, 3.9.1.160118, to take advantage of a new filter introduced in WooCommerce. The filter will hook into shipping calculations, to ensure that formulas involving cart totals are processed correctly.

Currency Switcher Add-ons

Tax Display by Country

Compatible. The changes added to WooCommerce 2.5.x should not affect this product.

Prices by Country

Compatible.

Payment Gateways

EU VAT Assistant

Compatible since version 1.5.0.151109.

Blacklister

Compatible. This plugin should not be affected by the changes in WooCommerce 2.5.

It’s our policy to continuously test our products to make sure that any issue which might still exist is found and fixed quickly. Should you find any, please feel free to report it using our support portal: Aelia Support Portal. Thanks for your time and collaboration.

The Aelia Team

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Easy Digital Downloads Currency Switcher – EDD 2.5 improvements

Easy Digital Downloads Currency Switcher – What’s new

Currency Switcher for Easy Digital Downloads has been updated to version 1.3.9.160115. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Rewritten and improved integration with EDD 2.5:
    • Added new logic to load order data in order currency, in Admin section. The latest version of Easy Digital Downloads includes new hooks that make it easier to load the correct data for display in the Admin section. We took advantage of these new hooks to improve the user experience.
    • Fixed bug that prevented the saving of tax totals. Tax totals are now saved in a separate field. We added some extra checks to make sure that these new fields are handled correctly.
    • Fixed display bug that showed the incorrect details in the payment history page. If you enable the “Show order amounts in both order currency and base currency in Payment History” option, which you can find in Downloads > Currency Switcher > Options, the Payment History page will show you the order totals in both the currency in which the order was placed, and the shop’s base currency. A bug due to a change in EDD 2.5 caused the total in base currency to show the wrong figure.

How to get latest version

New customers

Simply order the plugin from the product page and you will get the latest version.

Existing customers

You should be able to download the updated file using the link you received with your order. If the link doesn’t work, please contact Support to receive the latest version. Thanks.

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Easy Digital Downloads Currency Switcher – EDD 2.5 orders fix and support for dynamic caching

Easy Digital Downloads Currency Switcher – What’s new

Currency Switcher for Easy Digital Downloads has been updated to version 1.3.8.160115. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Fixed bug in tracking of order amounts in Easy Digital Downloads 2.5. The bug was caused by a radical change in EDD 2.5. The new architecture caused EDD to unexpectedly trigger events related to new orders multiple times in a row (version 2.4 and earlier don’t have this issue). As a result, the order amounts were converted multiple times, resulting in incorrect figures.
  • Fixed conflict with new EDD_Payment class. This new class, introduced in EDD 2.5, is a rough equivalent of the Order class that our Currency Switcher introduced in 2014. While it’s a welcome addition to the EDD architecture, it caused conflicts with our plugin. This update addresses such conflicts.
  • Changed storage of selected currency to use cookies. This new system will allow to use dynamic caching, like it’s done with the Currency Switcher for WooCommerce.
  • Fixed display bugs in Admin area with EDD 2.5:
    • Fixed display of currency symbol in Dashboard.
    • Fixed display of order currency in Order Edit page.

How to get latest version

New customers

Simply order the plugin from the product page and you will get the latest version.

Existing customers

You should be able to download the updated file using the link you received with your order. If the link doesn’t work, please contact Support to receive the latest version. Thanks.

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Remember to update your EU VAT rates!

If you didn’t do it already, it’s time to update the VAT rates on your system. From the 1st of January 2016, Romania cut its standard VAT rate from 24% to 20%. This quite good news, as the change will make your products cheaper to your Romanian customers, therefore we would recommend to update your tax settings as soon as possible.

How to update the tax rates

Updating tax rates is a simple operation:

  1. Go to WordPress Admin > WooCommerce > Settings > Tax.
  2. Click on the tax rate you would like to update (e.g. “Standard“), at the top of the page.
  3. Change the rate in the row with the country code “RO” to “20”.
  4. Save the changes.

If you are using our popular EU VAT Assistant, you can also refresh all EU tax rates with a single click. Simply select the rate type at the bottom of the page and click on Update EU VAT Rates.

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With our EU VAT Assistant you can update all VAT rates with a single click

All tax rates will be updated automatically to their most recent value. No risk to forgetting any of them behind!

Now all that’s left is double checking that all tax rates are correct. Our plugin updates the rates related to EU countries, therefore you will have to review the rates that refer to countries outside the European Union. If you don’t have any, then you’re done. WooCommerce will now use the new rates for orders placed from now on, and our plugin will collect the tax data automatically.

It couldn’t be easier! 🙂

The Aelia Team