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Important news about Currency Switcher for Easy Digital Downloads

At Aelia, we aim to offer the best quality of products and services to our customers. We review our performance on a regular basis, and prepare a strategy to ensure that the high standards we set are met, or exceeded. One of the steps of the performance review is the analysis of areas that need improvement, as well as products that, for any reason, aren’t performing as well as expected. When such products are identified, we review past performance and take one of the following course of action, for each product:

  1. Evaluate the market demand of the product, as well as the challenges that may arise in the future, in relation to the product support.
  2. Compare the demand with our available resources, to ensure that we can dedicate sufficient time, to each product, to offer consistent results in terms of quality.
  3. Depending on the result of #2, take one of the following actions:
    1. If the demand is sufficient and can be met by our existing resources, adjust their allocation accordingly.
    2. If the demand is sufficient, but we have insufficient resources, prepare a plan to increase our availability.
    3. If the demand is insufficient to cover the resources dedicated to the product, we try to transfer it to a 3rd party who might be interested in it. In some cases, we might have to retire the product altogether.

During the reviews performed between 2018 and 2020, we identified a couple of products that have been underperforming. One of them appeared in each analysis, and it’s our Currency Switcher for Easy Digital Downloads. The market demand for that solution didn’t grow as we expected, despite our efforts. In addition to that, the demand for our WooCommerce solutions grew significantly, to the point that they become the main focus of our business. As a result, we find ourselves in the difficult position of not being able to dedicate sufficient resources to Easy Digital Downloads, and the Currency Switcher we developed for it.

Future plans for the EDD Currency Switcher

Through the course of 2020, we contacted a couple of parties who showed interest in the possibility of acquiring our Currency Switcher for Easy Digital Downloads and maintain it in the future. Although we’ve been asked not to disclose their names, we’re currently discussing with them how the transfer could take place, as well as the work involved in promoting, maintaining and supporting the existing solution. We hope that we can reach an agreement soon, so that the EDD Currency Switcher can continue to exist under another brand. Of course, we also have to take into account the possibility that the negotiations might fail. In such case, we will have to retire the Currency Switcher for Easy Digital Downloads.

Effective immediately, we will no longer be able to offer new or renewal licences, for the EDD Currency Switcher. Of course, we will keep providing support to all the customers with an active licence, until the end of their subscription. We will also release maintenance fixes, but we won’t release major updates for the plugin.

This was a difficult decision to take, but we came to the conclusion that we have to focus on what we can do best, to ensure that we can keep our offers to the high standards that our customers have come to expect from us. Our business evolved almost exclusively around solutions for WooCommerce, and we would like to hand over the portion related Easy Digital Downloads to someone who can dedicate to it the time it deserves.

Summary (tl;dr)

  1. Our performance reviews indicated that our Currency Switcher for Easy Digital Downloads has been underperforming.
  2. Due to the low demand and resource availability, we’re no longer in the position to dedicate sufficient attention to the EDD Currency Switcher.
  3. We’re currently discussing the possibility of transferring the EDD Currency Switcher to another developer who can keep maintaining it. Should the negotiations be unsuccessful, we will have to retire the product.
  4. We will keep supporting the EDD Currency Switcher for customers who have an active licence. We won’t be able to offer new licences, or renew existing licences.
  5. For the time being, we will only release maintenance updates for the EDD Currency Switcher. We don’t plan to release any major update. The last version of Easy Digital Downloads supported by the Currency Switcher will be 2.9.x.

What to do if you’re using the EDD Currency Switcher

If you are purchased a licence for the EDD Currency Switcher, you have a couple of options

  1. You can keep using the EDD Currency Switcher. The plugin is still working fine and, as anticipated, we will honour existing licences until their expirations, and keep providing support and bug fixes. If the negotiations with the 3rd party developers will be successful, they will take care of updating the Currency Switcher in the future and provide the support service afterwards.
  2. You can keep using the EDD Currency Switcher, while planning the switch to an alternative solution. You can find a list of the available extensions on the Easy Digital Downloads website: https://easydigitaldownloads.com/3rd-party-extensions/
  3. If you have some developers who can take care of technical aspects, you can  keep using the EDD Currency Switcher, and they can maintain it for you. All our code is 100% open source and documented, to make it easier for other developers to work on it. If they have any questions, they can also contact us directly. We’re always happy to share our knowledge and experience.
  4. If you purchased your licence on or after the 1st of September 2020, you can request a full reimbursement. Since this is an extraordinary scenario, we extended our money back guarantee for the EDD Currency Switcher, so that you will have time until the 31 December 2020 to avail of such option.

Of course, if you have any question about the Currency Switcher for Easy Digital Downloads, or the support plans, please feel free to contact us. We will be ready to answer and clarify any doubt you might have.

If you’re a developer and you think that could be interested in acquiring our product, we would also invite you to get in touch. We will be happy to share all the information about the product, and discuss with you the terms of the transfer. 👍

The Aelia Team

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Easy Digital Downloads Currency Switcher – Maintenance release, January 2019

Easy Digital Downloads Currency Switcher – What’s new

Currency Switcher for Easy Digital Downloads has been updated to version 1.5.0.190129. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Feature – Added shortcode aelia_cs_product_price.
  • Feature – Added shortcode aelia_cs_currency_amount.
  • Added compatibility with new version of the Aelia Foundation Classes framework.

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 – Support for Fees (Shipping and Recurring Payments)

Easy Digital Downloads Currency Switcher – What’s new

Currency Switcher for Easy Digital Downloads has been updated to version 1.4.3.160501. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Added logic to handle of EDD fees. We helped the EDD team extending the core of Easy Digital Downloads to allow the processing of fees, which may be added by 3rd party plugins. This new feature will make it possible to add multi-currency support to plugins like Simple Shipping and Recurring Payments.
  • Code cleanup. Conditionally removed filters that are obsolete in the new versions of EDD.
  • Improvements
    • Added logic to prevent double conversion of variations’ prices.
    • Fixed minor bug that could cause the historical order totals to appear as zero.

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 improvements and backward compatibility

Easy Digital Downloads Currency Switcher – What’s new

Currency Switcher for Easy Digital Downloads has been updated to version 1.4.0.160210. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Updated requirements. Now the plugin requires Easy Digitial Downloads 2.3 or later.
  • Fixed export of payment history. The total in base currency now shows the correct value.
  • Restored compatibility with EDD 2.4 and earlier. The compatibility was broken due to the changes required to support EDD 2.5.
  • Improved compatibility with EDD Licensing plugin. Fixed issue that would cause the licence upgrade options to be displayed with the incorrect currency symbol.
  • Fixed compatibility issues with EDD 2.5:
    • Fixed display of prices in base currency in `Admin > Payment History` page.
    • Fixed saving of the exchange rate saved with each order.
  • Fix for EDD issue #4523. Added logic to ensure that orders are always loaded in order currency.
  • Removed legacy “exchange_rate” field from order meta.
  • Added new logic to determine the conversion rate from one currency to another. This should prevent rounding issues during conversions.
  • Updated clearfix CSS for better compatibility with 3rd party plugins.

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 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.