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Aelia plugins – Performance improvements and PHP 8.2 compatibility

In this post, we’re going to discuss the improvements we made to our products to deal with the breaking changes introduced by PHP 8.2, as well as the possible issues that you might encounter. If you’re not familiar with the PHP programming languages and the technical aspects of WordPress and WooCommerce, we recommend to involve your developer to fully understand the topics we will cover.

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Multi-currency Points and Rewards and Product Feeds with Aelia Currency Switcher

WooCommerce Points and Rewards, by wpweb

The WooCommerce Points and Rewards, developed by wpweb, now includes full support for the Aelia Currency Switcher. Thanks to this new integration, introduced in version 1.0.6 of the Points and Rewards plugin, it will be possible to reward your customers and allow them to spend their earned credit in multiple currencies. Credits to the wpweb Team for the great job they did in implementing this integration.

Product Feed PRO for WooCommerce, by AdTribes

The WooCommerce Product Feeds Pro for WooCommerce, developed by AdTribes, has also been updated to support our Aelia Currency Switcher. This new feature, available from version 4.2.2 of the Product Feeds plugin, will make it possible to generate product feeds in multiple currencies, quickly and easily. The plugin authors sent us a few screenshots that show how easy it is to use this new feature:

We would like to thank the AdTribes Team for implementing this new integration.

Would you like to contribute?

If you have a plugin, or a custom solution, that you would like to update by adding multi-currency support to it, please feel free to get in touch. We are always happy to assist developers who would like to write integrations with our solutions, and we can send you guidelines and technical information to make the job easier.

Thanks for being with us, see you soon with more great news!

The Aelia Team

WooCommerce PayPal Standard Multi-Account – WooCommerce 3.2.6 Compatibility fix

PayPal Multi-Account for WooCommerce – What’s new

Our PayPal Standard Multi-Account Gateway for WooCommerce has been updated to version This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Fixed refund logic in WooCommerce 3.2.6.

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.

WooCommerce First Data/Authipay Gateway – WooCommerce 3.x compatibility improvement

First Data/AIB Authipay Gateway for WooCommerce – What’s new

Our First Data/Authipay Gateway has been updated to version This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Improved support for WooCommerce 3.x. We cleaned up the code, to leverage the new functions and features provided by WooCommerce 3.0 and later. This makes the gateway more compatible with future WooCommerce versions.
    Note: starting with this update, the First Data/Authipay plugin requires WooCommerce 3.0 or newer. Older versions are no longer supported.

How do I get the new 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.

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!


Aelia – The Internationalisation Experts