Featured packed Jigoshop V1.0 released

01 February 2012 comment icon0 | Categories: plugins

It looks like the folks over at Jigoshop have not been slacking off in January with today’s announcement that Jigoshop V1.0 is out! Dan the team have clearly been listening to the community and have delivered in spades for V1.0.
Key highlights

Complete overhaul of the Products UI – This is a biggie – many WordPress based shop plugins often struggle with the plugin management UI. The best plugins strike a balance of maintaining the consistent design patterns recommended by the WordPress dev team while ensuring the specific use cases for the plugin are as simple as possible to complete. I think the Jigoshop team have done a top notch job on this front.
As someone who has …

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Hello WooCommerce, Bye bye Jigoshop?

25 August 2011 comment icon17 | Categories: opinion, plugins, theme news

Hmm…this is an interesting one.  WooThemes have pulled off a pretty spectacular move today and forked Jigoshop (our favourite new WordPress eCommerce plugin) into WooCommerce, which will replace it’s heretofore unsuccessful attempts at creating a WooCommerce platform off their own bat. The possibly bigger news is not only have they forked Jigoshop but they’ve brought in the 2 main guys responsible for making it in the first place – Jay Koster & Mike Jolley from Jigowatt. This move by WooThemes raises all sorts of emotions.
Has this move effectively killed Jigoshop?
I’m sure Jigowatt will not be too pleased. In one swoop, WooThemes have forked their project and nabbed the 2 guys responsible for most of the work that …

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New free WordPress eCommerce plugin JigoShop released – jaw drops

31 May 2011 comment icon19 | Categories: featured, theme news

Jigoshop from Jay Koster and the rest of the Jigowatt team shipped it’s first public beta today. Jigoshop is a free eCommerce plugin for WordPress. As someone who has played with just about every eCommerce plugin for WordPress, and who does a lot of work with other eCommerce platforms like Magento, OpenCart and Prestashop, I couldn’t wait to take Jigoshop for a spin. WordPress eCommerce plugins to date have always come up short in key areas like UI design, core Admin UI integration and at best were just ok – and a worst a maddening heap of crap.
I’ve just spent the last hour playing with Jigoshop.
Well let me tell you boys and girls – eCommerce …

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