New Responsive WooCommerce theme Sooperstore released

04 September 2012 comment icon0 | Categories: commercial themes, featured, theme news

Ok it’s pretty embarrassing how long it’s been since I posted a blog update here. My last update was early July saying that a new theme was on the way “within a week” if I recall correctly. Well fast forward a week or 8 and I’m happy to announce that Sooperstore has finally been released!
We actually released another theme in the interim which I’ll come back to you another time. Right now I’m excited to share details of Sooperstore.
What’s the skinny on Sooperstore?

It’s a WooCommerce theme. What’s WooCommerce? Only one of the best WordPress ecommerce plugins on the planet (along with it’s distant relative Jigoshop).
It’s responsive. A lot of time has been spent tuning the hell out …

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New WooCommerce theme on the way!

07 July 2012 comment icon0 | Categories: theme news

So it’s a month since my last post. While the blog has been quiet, things have been moving a thousand miles an hour behind the scenes. A lot of work has gone into a new commercial WooCommerce theme which I’m pretty excited about. It’s taking a bit longer than I hoped to get it shipped which is normally the way these things go – but I really hope it’s worth it in the end – time will tell! All the core work is done and now it’s down to the final stretch of testing, testing and more testing. What I like to call the final 90% 🙂
As an aside – some good news – themesforge …

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WooCommerce Payment Gateway for Realex Payments released

06 June 2012 comment icon0 | Categories: plugins

So the last couple of weeks of May and the start of June have been really hectic and my posting schedule here has suffered big time as a result. Today I’m delighted to announce the release of my first payment gateway for WooCommerce. Realex Payments is a leading European online payment gateway. It’s really well established in Ireland for merchants who don’t want to use an intermediary like Paypal. It’s also increasingly popular in the UK with customers like Vodafone, Virgin Atlantic and Aer Lingus (Irelands flag carrier airline). I’ve been putting this WooCommerce extension together for a few months now but other commitments prevented me from putting the finishing touches to it so it’s …

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WooCommerce launched by WooThemes

27 September 2011 comment icon0 | Categories: plugins, theme news

Wow a whole month with no posts! Sorry about that folks – you might think this means I’ve been hiding under a rock and not keeping up with whats going on with WordPress these days. Far from it – I’m still knee deep trying to ship a new WordPress theme which is taking forever with other customer commitments so blogging time has been the poor cousin of the family for a few weeks – all that should change real soon.
In the meantime WooThemes dropped a major announcement today which is worthy of a quick post. WooCommerce has just been released. Make no mistake – this is a big big day for WooThemes. The full release details can …

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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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