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New to Iconic: Plugin Updates for November 2021

Here at Iconic, we have some big updates in the works, and this month, we’re sharing a few we think you’ll love. Plus, read until the end because we’ve got a new team member we’d love to introduce you to.

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 WooThumbs for WooCommerce

We just released version 4.9.0 of WooThumbs for WooCommerce, and with it comes a couple of updates:

Woostify compatibility

We know the impact a really good theme makes on your WooCommerce store. So it’s our mission to make sure WooThumbs works perfectly, no matter which theme you’re using.

Usually, WooThumbs has no problem working as it should. But sometimes, we need to add a few little bits of code to fix any small problems that might pop up. 

This is a top priority for us, so this month we made some changes to make sure WooThumbs is compatible with the theme Woostify.

Add compatibility with ShortPixel Adaptive Images

One of the things WooCommerce store owners always have top of mind is their site’s speed. Your product images are a big part of this. If they’re large and high-quality, their file size could easily add to your store’s load time.

To combat this, many store owners use something like ShortPixel Adaptive Images to optimize their images and therefore speed up their site.

Before now, WooThumbs didn’t work with ShortPixel Adaptive Images, but now it can. This means you can use this plugin in combination with WooThumbs to have a beautiful product gallery that’s even faster. 

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 Changelog.

How to get the updates

If you’re already using WooThumbs 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 WooCommerce Account Pages

We just released version 1.1 of WooCommerce Account Pages, and with it comes a key update:

Compatibility with Wishlists for WooCommerce

If you own both WooCommerce Account Pages and Wishlists for WooCommerce, previously there was no way of adding customer wishlists to their my account pages.

You now can! If you want to add your wishlist page to the my account area, all you have to do is make sure the parent page of your wishlists page is set to ‘My account’.

wishlists my account page woocommerce

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 Account Pages Changelog.

How to get the updates

If you’re already using Account Pages 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 Account Pages:

Start your 14-day free trial of WooCommerce Account Pages

Start your free trial right now and instantly add new pages to your customer account area.

or learn more

New at Iconic HQ

Now for the exciting team news! 

We’ve recently added a brand new member to our team. So we thought we’d introduce them to you with a few questions.

We also have a new job opening for a Senior WordPress Developer. You can see all the details of that and how to apply here: https://iconicwp.com/jobs/ 

Okay, onto the interview. 

Introducing the newest member of the Iconic team, Dave Green.

Dave lives with his wife and two kids in Manchester, UK. He’s been a developer in the WordPress space for just under 11 years. His interest in developing started in the mid-to-late 90s with the ‘dot com’ craze. Since then, he’s moved from theme development to back-end roles in a variety of agencies. 

Dave has always wanted to move out of the agency world and into products, which is why he’s joined Iconic. We’re very happy to have him!

Hey Dave, let’s lighten the mood – what’s one unusual thing about you?

I can’t ride a bicycle, nor can I do a forward roll. I never learned how to do either and never will!

For the non-developers out there, how would you describe your role?

My role involves leading support and development for the ‘Blue Team’ here at Iconic, which is responsible for WooThumbs, Attribute Swatches, and Product Configurator. I’m the person who investigates and resolves any support tickets for bugs or compatibility issues that arise with these plugins, and I will also take the lead on developing new features and generally maintaining the plugins. 

On top of this, I will contribute to other products such as Orderable, helping out with fixes and features where needed!

As the newest member of our team, what are you looking forward to most? 

I’m looking forward to getting stuck into improving our existing products with new features, bug fixes, and quality of life improvements, as well as contributing ideas for new features and potentially new products! 

I’m also keen to do what I can to help modernize and enhance our plugins under the hood as much as I can, possibly including test coverage for our PHP code!

Go on, give us your best dad joke…

I am terrible at jokes, but I’ll give you a development-themed one.

“Did you hear about the guy who made a number one best-selling single about JavaScript? His name is JSON Donovan…”

That’s it for this month’s news from Iconic. If you have any questions about the updates, please leave us a comment. Oh, and say hi to Dave – I’m sure he’d love to hear from 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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