WooCommerce Downloadable Product Update E-mails

WooCommerce Downloadable Product Update E-mails

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This plugin is a must have for any store which sells downloadable products such as e-books, courses, software etc. It takes out the tediousness of having to manually search for all buyers of a downloadable product and manually sending them an email about a new update to the product.

Lets say you upload version 1 of a file (e-book, music file, source file, software), 100 customers purchase this file, you now have a version 2 of that product. How will all 100 people who bought that item know that you have updated it?

Like this:

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This plugin removes the need of having both WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads or any other downloads plugin installed. It works 100% with WooCommerce and adds the missing piece to a 100% WooCommerce ran store.


If you previously had WCDPUE Lite installed on your website then be sure to delete the Lite version of the plugin and all it’s settings by selecting “Delete all plugin settings on uninstall?” on the WCDPUE Lite settings page and then deactivating and deleting it.

When downloading the CodeCanyon files make sure to download “All files & documentation”


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This plugin supports a full featured WordPress Editor like the one from your posts/page screen so you could design e-mails visually.

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Automatically generate user first name, surname, the name of the product they ordered, it’s direct link and also the “My Account” URL of your website! Everything is done automatically by using e-mail variables such as:

Dear {first_name},
Your product: {product_name} has been updated!
Please log into your account to download the latest version.


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Variable downloadable products are also supported.

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The plugin comes bundled with 4 beautiful premade HTML e-mail templates, use the e-mail variables to set the final touch! Checkout the screenshots for a view of the bundled templates.

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Schedule e-mails to be sent at a certain interval in batches. This helps prevent timeouts when stores have products with many buyers.

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See how many e-mails are in queue left to be sent when you schedule a product update e-mail!

How to update the plugin:

Method 1

Install this plugin: CLICK HERE after installing that plugin simply upload the new plugin zip file like with every other WordPress plugin.

Method 2

Extract the files of the freshly downloaded plugin then connect to your website via FTP using a FTP client like Filezilla and navigate to wp-content/plugins/wcdpue-pro overwrite its contents with the new copy you previously downloaded.

v1.4.1 – 8th November 2018

-New: reintroduced direct download magic tag {download_url} (user will not have access to new downloads they didn't already buy, this is a WC limitation)
-New: {download_name} magic tag (shows the updated download name(s))
-New: {full_name} magic tag (customer full name)
-Fix: show welcome screen only once
-Fix: Plugin's metabox will no longer show on non-downloadable products
-Info: Compatible with WooCommerce 3.5

v1.4.0 – 5th February 2018

-New: Product image magic tag
-New: Log feature
-Tweak: Removed immediate update sending feature by default, the option can be turned on in the settings page.
-Tweak: Settings page redesign
-Fix: wrong link to settings page on the welcome page
-Info: WP 4.9 compatible
-Info: WooCommerce 3.3 compatible

v1.3.1 – 23rd October 2017

-Fix: WooCommerce 3.2 compatible

v1.3.0 – 1st May 2017

-New: Clear queue button on settings page
-Fix: Scheduled emails were not being cleared from queue.

v1.2.0 – 10th April 2017

-Fix: Issue where plugin would count duplicate download permissions.
-Tweak: Changed "Buyers with access" text to "Unique download access count".
-Tweak: Removed {download_url} magic tag.
-Tweak: Removed {download_trim} magic tag.
-Tweak: Plugin will only send 1 email per buyer on product update. Even though a buyer has multiple active download permissions from purchasing the product multiple times; they will only receive one email about the update.
-Tested on WC 3.0

v1.1.0 – 27th December 2016

- New: 2 additional Email variables for direct download link: {download_url} and direct download link without protocol: {download_url_trim}
- New: Subject field now supports email variables.
- New: Setting to use default WooCommerce email styles for emails.
- New: Added admin notice for review.
- New: Plugin shows warning admin notice if WooCommerce is not activated.
- New: Variable downloadable products now show how many buyers each variation has next to the Variation ID
- Tweak: Changed settings page menu title to "WCDPUE Pro".
- Tweak: Code optimization.
- Fix: Email variables with trim now work on https sites also.
- Info: Tested with WP 4.7

v1.0.0 – 26th November 2016

-Initial release