Easy Digital Downloads, which is my take on an eCommerce plugin for selling digital products, has been growing rapidly over the last couple of months. In just over three months, it has passed 11.4 thousand downloads and has grown from just 24 downloads per day to nearly 200 per day. Due to this growth, and the sheer number of awesome things I have in mind for the plugin, I’m finding it difficult to maintain the entire thing myself, so I’d like help.
There is a lot to do in terms of development on the plugin. As it sits right now, there are 38 open bugs and enhancements in Github, and that does not include the countless number that I have sitting around that haven’t been added into Github’s Issue tracker.
Along with bug fixes and general improvements, there is also a lot of development needed for extensions to the plugin. There are currently 26 published add-ons for Easy Digital Downloads, and I have at least 15 to 20 additional ones that I would like built. There are add-ons to be built for payment processors, newsletter systems, CRMs, and many, many more.
On top of bug fixes, enhancements, and extension development, there is also theme development and design. In order to truly promote Easy Digital Downloads, having a nice selection of themes that have been optimized for the plugin is extremely important. At this time there are five published themes that boast complete support / integration with EDD. I’d love to see this number grow exponentially in the coming months.
Whether you are a hard core developer, just starting out, or even just a designer, I’d love your assistance. The plugin itself is distributed for free, so I am mostly looking for users who wish to volunteer some of their time and get credit for their work. If you are looking for a great way to help gain exposure in the WordPress development world, this could definitely help you in that area.
If you want to jump into theme or add-on development, there are some good opportunities to bring in some real cash. Extensions sold through the Easy Digital Download’s website are sold on a commission basis, with the developer (you) getting 70% of every sale. Add-ons are priced (currently) between $12 and and $59 USD.
Here’s a list of some of the enhancements EDD is in need of:
- Import / Export system for products and customers
- Conditional discount codes that can be applied to individual products
- Recurring payment options
- Advanced error logging system for payment gateways
- Improved file security
- Improved out-of-the-box templating
Here are some add-ons that need built:
- Dropbox integration for storing source files in a Dropbox account
- Highrise CRM integration
- InfusionSoft CRM integration
- PDF Invoice and report generation
- Text message sales notification
- bbPress integration with purchase verification
- Zombaio payment gateway
- Amazon payment gateway
- SagePay payment gateway
- Constant Content integration
Interested in any of this? Head over and check out the Developer’s Intro, and/or leave a comment below!