How to update our plugins without hassle?

Install Envato Marketplace (installation instructions can be found on plugin’s url) plugin for auto updating plugins and themes purchased on Envato and CodeCanyon. There is also always manual way to do update – deactivate plugin, delete it and upload latest version via Add Plugin form in WordPress.

Having latest version of plugins and themes ensures compatibility with latest WordPress and WooCommerce also most recent versions are bug free (at least they should be!) and with all latest features we implemented.

Last user’s order for WooCommerce

Some time ago we searched for simple plugin which would show user’s last order timestamp in wp-admin -> user list because searching through orders could be a tedious task. There was nothing simple just big complete CRM solutions and we decided to try code something. We created free plugin which can be downloaded on plugin repository here which does exactly that – shows order timestamp with a link to order in orders list. Try it, could be handy tool for your WooCommerce store too.

Get this free plugin.

Real 1 minute cronjobs alternative – how to

We had inquires from users of our plugins that are hosted with hosting companies without support for proper 1 minute cronjobs (contact us if you need suggestion about hosting companies supporting real 1 minute cronjobs).

There is alternative service EasyCron – and here is nice tutorial how to setup cronjobs on EasyCron for our WooCommerce Simple Auctions plugin.

We do not use WordPress cronjobs for our plugins which have time sensitive events like ending something on exact time because they are not reliable and depend on visitor accessing your website, meaning event would end once user access your website and triggers cronjob instead of really ending event set time in details.