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WooCommerce Currency Switcher – Fixes for WooCommerce 3.0.4

WooCommerce Currency Switcher – What’s new

Currency Switcher for WooCommerce has been updated to version 4.4.16.170424. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Improved performance of reports and dashboard. The dashboard now loads up to three times faster!
  • Fixed handling of coupons. Coupon values are now converted correctly in WooCommerce 3.0.4.
  • Fixed issue of stale data displayed in the mini-cart. Added logic to refresh the mini-cart when the currency is selected via the URL.
  • Added logic to ensure that orders created manually, from WordPress Admin area, keep the correct currency.
  • Improved handling of exchange rates
    • Fixed bug in logic used to retrieve exchange rates. When the configured exchange rate provider could not be determined, the original logic tried to load an invalid class.
    • Set default provider to Yahoo! Finance, to replace the unreliable WebServiceX.

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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WooCommerce Currency Switcher – Re-release of version 4.4.12.170407

We re-released WooCommerce Currency Switcher 4.4.2.170407

Yesterday we released a hotfix for the Currency Switcher for WooCommerce, to address the glitches suddenly introduced by WooCommerce 3.0.1. The plugin we released contained a small glitch that prevented sale prices from being displayed and processed correctly on the frontend. We fixed the glitch as soon as we found it, but it might be possible that you had already downloaded the update at the time we re-released the plugin.

If you are experiencing an issue related to products’ sale price, we would recommend that you download the Currency Switcher again. The latest version is still 4.4.2.170407, but the plugin now contains a fix for the glitch with the sale prices.

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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WooCommerce Prices by Country – Fixes for WooCommerce 3.0.1

WooCommerce Prices by Country – What’s new

The Prices by Country plugin for WooCommerce has been updated to version 1.7.11.170407. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Fixed issue caused by the new WC_DateTime dates. WooCommerce 3.0.1 introduced class WC_DateTime to handle dates, instead of “raw” timestamps. This update can detect when such new class is used and handles the dates correctly.

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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WooCommerce Currency Switcher – Fixes for WooCommerce 3.0.1

WooCommerce Currency Switcher – What’s new

Currency Switcher for WooCommerce has been updated to version 4.4.12.170407. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Fixed issue caused by the new WC_DateTime dates. WooCommerce 3.0.1 introduced class WC_DateTime to handle dates, instead of “raw” timestamps. This update can detect when such new class is used and handles the dates correctly.

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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WooCommerce Prices by Country – Subscriptions 2.2 maintenance release

WooCommerce Prices by Country – What’s new

The Prices by Country plugin for WooCommerce has been updated to version 1.7.11.170405. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Improved compatibility with Subscriptions 2.2. The latest version of the Subscriptions plugin was released on the 3rd April (two days ago) and it introduced a new logic and a set of “legacy” product types, for compatibility with WooCommerce 2.6 and 3.0. This update for the Prices by Country plugin is designed to ensure that the regional prices are applied to the new subscription product types as well.

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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WooCommerce 3.0 “Bionic Butterfly” has just arrived!

WooCommerce 3.0, the Bionic Butterfly, is here!

WooCommerce 3.0 is now available for download. This is a great update, which lays the foundation of a more powerful, flexible and scalable e-commerce system, and it will greatly improve the e-commerce experience for millions of merchants and buyers worldwide.

Still, “with great change comes great responsibility”. Yes, the original sentence was slightly different, but it applies nevertheless. The improvements that WooCommerce 3.0 brings can have side effects, therefore we would like to repeat our invitation to being careful with the upgrade.

Below you can find a summary of the information we sent to our newsletter subscribers. We recommend to keep this information handy, as it will make the update process easier and smoother.

What you should do before updating WooCommerce

In the past few weeks, we sent a step by step upgrade guide to our subscribers, describing our recommended way of upgrading WooCommerce. You can find it below, if you missed our email, or if you are not registered to our newsletter.

The most important concept to keep in mind that you should not update your live site immediately. It looks like a tempting shortcut, but we strongly recommend not to do that (you can take our word on this). Instead, you should follow a few simple steps:

  1. Take a full backup of the live site.
    Tip: if you don’t have a strategy for automated backups, we would strongly recommend to prepare one as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us if you need more information.
  2. Ensure that the backup is usable and ready to be restored in case of emergency.
  3. Create a copy of your site on a staging/test server. Work only on the test copy.
  4. Update all the plugins, except WooCommerce, to the latest versions.
    Note: some updates might not appear in the WordPress Plugins page.You can always get the latest versions of the Aelia plugins from the My Account section on our site.
  5. Update your theme to the latest version.
  6. Update WooCommerce.
  7. Test the site extensively, to make sure that all the plugins you are running, as well as your theme, are compatible with WooCommerce 3.0.
  8. If you spot any issue, contact the authors of the affected plugin or theme before updating the live site.
  9. Apply any fix provided by plugin authors and repeat the testing from step #7.

When you are comfortable that the test site is working correctly, you can repeat the above steps on the live site.

This process may look long and boring, but it’s worth spending some time to double check that the shop will work fine after an update, as that will prevent unexpected crashes and downtimes.

Recommended reading

The WooCommerce Team also wrote a useful article to guide you through the upgrade process: How to prepare your WooCommerce store for any release. We recommend to read it and familiarise yourself with the steps required for a smooth upgrade.

Compatibility status of the Aelia plugins

We updated our plugins to work with WooCommerce 2.7 a couple of months ago, and tested them again with WooCommerce 3.0. Below you can find a list of the plugins that you will have to update before installing WooCommerce 3.0, together with their version number and release date:

Our tests showed that plugins such as Shipping Country, or the Blacklister, should already be compatible with WooCommerce 3.0. We will keep reviewing them as updates for the new version are released, to ensure maximum compatibility.
Of course, should you find any issue, please report it, and we will look into it as soon as possible.

Important
Our licensing system is still undergoing maintenance, and you might not receive an update notification in your WordPress Admin Panel. We would recommend you to follow our our site, our Twitter account or our Facebook page, where you will find the information about new releases there. You will then be able to download them from our site, or from the download link you received with your email.
Once our licensing system will be back up, you should start receiving update notifications from within WordPress.

Need assistance, or have any questions?

Should you need help, or have any questions about our plugins and how to update them before installing WooCommerce 3.0, please get in touch. We will get back to you as soon as possible, with the information you need.

Thanks for your time, and have a great day and an amazing weekend!

Sincerely,

Aelia – The Internationalisation Experts