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New to Iconic: Plugin Updates for August 2021

It’s been a busy month for us here at Iconic. We’ve been prioritizing some big plugin updates and some highly requested features from you.

As always, if you’d like to request future plugin updates and/or changes, you can submit a feature request. We review these regularly and the ones with the most votes, go to the top of the list.

If you want to jump ahead, you can check out specific plugin updates by clicking one of the links below:

Updates to WooCommerce Attribute Swatches

We just released version 1.3.4 of WooCommerce Attribute Swatches, and with it comes a couple of key updates:

Attribute Swatches and Currency Switcher

WooCommerce Attribute Swatches can now be used with WooCommerce Currency Switcher (WOOCS). 

This means your attribute fees will now change to the currency that’s selected by the user on your site.

Swatch groups with Linked Variations

We’ve also added an update that allows you to create swatch groups when Attribute Swatches is used together with WooCommerce Linked Variations.

If you have a number of different swatches, swatch groups can help you group together similar attributes.

For example, say you have one set of matte colors and another set of glossy colors. Groups let you divide them to help your shoppers see the difference on the product page.

grouped swatches

Of course, that’s not all. We’ve made a number of other fixes and updates. You can read all of these in the WooCommerce Attribute Swatches Changelog.

How to get the updates

If you’re already using WooCommerce Attribute Swatches then you can update from the WordPress Dashboard as usual. 

If not, you can get these new features by starting a free trial of WooCommerce Attribute Swatches:

Start your 14-day free trial of WooCommerce Attribute Swatches

Start your free trial now and instantly add color and image swatches to your WooCommerce store.

or learn more

Updates to WooThumbs for WooCommerce

We just released version 4.8.8 of WooThumbs for WooCommerce, and with it comes a few key updates:

Parent product’s image gallery for variations

When a customer selects a product attribute on the product page (with WooThumbs installed), the image gallery changes to show the individual variation’s images only.

If you want to keep the parent product image gallery for variations instead, you can already do so with WooThumbs for WooCommerce.

However, up until now, you’ve needed to do this on a per-product basis. With the latest WooThumbs update, you can set this site-wide and refine it for each individual product.

use parent gallery for variations

Our guide on using the parent product’s image gallery will show you how.

Maintain the slide index

If a customer is sliding through the images of a blue t-shirt in your product gallery (using WooThumbs), they might land on the second image and decide to change the blue t-shirt, to a red one.

Usually, they would be shown the first image in the gallery by default. However, if you’d like the slide index to remain in place and show the customer the second image instead, you can now do so with WooThumbs for WooCommerce.

maintain the slide index woocommerce

To maintain the slide index in your product gallery, follow our step-by-step guide.

Of course, that’s not all. We’ve made a number of other fixes and updates. You can read all of these in the WooThumbs for WooCommerce Changelog.

How to get the updates

If you’re already using WooThumbs for WooCommerce then you can update from the WordPress Dashboard as usual. 

If not, you can get these new features by starting a free trial of WooThumbs for WooCommerce:

Start your 14-day free trial of WooThumbs

Start your free trial now to instantly improve your WooCommerce product gallery.

or learn more

Updates to Flux Checkout

We’ve just released version 1.4.0 of Flux Checkout for WooCommerce, here are the updates:

Use Flux with Fast Checkout and/or Klarna

With the latest update of Flux Checkout, you’ll now be able to use it alongside Fast Checkout. 

This means if you install Fast Checkout’s button, you’ll save customers hassle with auto-filled fields. You’ll also have the added benefit of Flux’s distraction-free and super-fast checkout. 

In this update, Flux has also been adapted to be compatible with Klarna. This means your customers can shop now and pay later, all within your existing clean checkout with Flux.

Search in dropdown fields

Previously, if a customer needed to select their country/region in Flux, they’d need to scroll to find it. In this update, we’ve added a search feature for all dropdown fields. 

This means, instead of scrolling, customers can simply type in the selection they want – saving them even more time.

flux checkout search field

Of course, that’s not all. We’ve made a number of other fixes and updates. You can read all of these in the Flux Checkout for WooCommerce Changelog.

How to get the updates

If you’re already using Flux Checkout then you can update from the WordPress Dashboard as usual. 

If not, you can get these new features by starting a free trial of Flux Checkout:

Start your 14-day free trial of Flux Checkout

Start your free trial now and instantly create an optimized checkout page in WooCommerce.

or learn more

Updates to Custom Fields for Variations

We just released version 1.2.5 of Custom Fields for Variations, and with it comes a new update:

Default value for custom fields

When creating custom fields for your product variations, you might find it frustrating to have to type and re-type the same field content for each product. 

With the latest update of Custom Fields for Variations, you can add a default value to the fields you create. This means, if you have information that repeats itself across many different products, you’ll save yourself a ton of time. 

default value custom fields

When entering the custom field information on a per-product basis, it will override the default text you’ve set – allowing you the freedom to change it as you see fit.

custom fields for variations default value

Of course, that’s not all. We’ve made a number of other fixes and updates. You can read all of these in the Custom Fields for Variations Changelog.

How to get the updates

If you’re already using Custom Fields for Variations then you can update from the WordPress Dashboard as usual. 

If not, you can get these new features by starting a free trial of Custom Fields for Variations:

Start your 14-day free trial of Custom Fields for Variations

You can start your free trial right now and instantly add custom fields to your product variations in WooCommerce.

or learn more

Updates to WooCommerce Linked Variations

We just released version 1.1.0 of WooCommerce Linked Variations, and with it comes a new update:

Backorder linked variations are visible

Previously, if you had ‘Hide out of stock items from the catalog’ checked in your WooCommerce settings (WooCommerce > Settings > Products > Out of stock visibility), even if your linked variation product was on backorder, the swatch would grey out.

Now, if you have your stock status set to on backorder, swatches won’t grey out and customers can order as usual.

backorder linked variations

Of course, that’s not all. We’ve made a number of other fixes, updates, and a few things for developers too. You can read all of these in the WooCommerce Linked Variations Changelog.

How to get the updates

If you’re already using WooCommerce Linked Variations then you can update from the WordPress Dashboard as usual. 

If not, you can get these new features by starting a free trial of WooCommerce Linked Variations:

Start your 14-day free trial of WooCommerce Linked Variations

Start your free trial right now and instantly link your products together with attributes.

or learn more

New at Iconic HQ: Flux Checkout sneak peek

This month we also have an exciting sneak peek for you!

We’ve been working to make Flux the most efficient, feature-rich, yet super fast checkout you can get for WooCommerce.

So coming this year will be a huge update for Flux.

We’re giving you the option to use our fresh new design (or keep the current ‘classic’ one):

Flux Checkout sneak peek
Sneak peek: Flux Checkout’s new design

Plus, we’ll be introducing some of the following exciting features:

  • A cart review area directly in the checkout, removing an additional step for customers (as seen above).
  • The ability to keep your own site header, or use the new and improved Flux logo area.

Interested in more than one of our plugins now you’ve read these updates? Or want to add an additional plugin/s to the ones you already have?

Get all our WooCommerce plugins, plus every plugin we make in the future.

Increase conversions, optimize your store, and get access to special discounts and offers.

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Love the new features we’ve listed throughout this round-up? Have any questions or comments? Leave them below and we’ll get back to you.

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Gina is our in-house content creator and partnership manager. She’s passionate about working with plugin companies with copywriting/storytelling, content creation & marketing.

She can typically be found tending to her vegetable garden, writing, and travelling to mainland Europe.

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The new Flux design is perfect, well done. I'll definitely purchase it when that update is implemented.

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Kenneth admin 2 weeks ago

Hi Tim,

Thank you for your interest in our plugins!

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