Sell digital downloads with WordPress, for free

Recently, Panic (The software company behind popular OSX Apps Coda and Transmit), released an iPad app called Status Board. I don’t, myself, own an iPad but I know a lot of people who do. I also can’t turn down the opportunity to build something useful that integrates multiple apps, plugins, and data points. Seriously, I think I need help.

I use Jetpack and Easy Digital Downloads daily, and know both of them have very ‘statistical’ driven data sets, so I figured, “What the heck. Why not build some Status Board graphs for the people who use these plugins and own an iPad!”

Enter, EDD – Status Board and Jetpack Status Board. These two plugins for WordPress will give you the ability to integrate Easy Digital Downloads’ Sales & Earnings and Jetpack daily views into a beautiful Status Board bar graph.

Here are some screenshots:

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Graphs of two sites running Jetpack Status Board

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Graph of a site running Easy Digital Downloads and EDD – Status Board

If you have either of these plugins and the Status Board app on your iPad, it would be great if you could give them a shot and provide some feedback. So far the EDD – Status Board plugin has a great review from the Creator and Lead Developer of Easy Digital Downloads:

It is integrations like this that validate the entire idea behind building the Easy Digital Downloads jSON API.

Being able to quickly glance up and see my store’s stats on my iPad display is just awesome.

Huge props go to Panic for building Status Board, and a big thank you to Chris for taking the time to build the integration.

– Pippin Williamson ()

A big thanks to Pippin Williamson and Curtis McHale for helping me test out the early versions of these plugins.

If you do happen to try these Status Board plugins out, and find a bug, please report it on the WordPress.org support forums for the plugin, this will help consolidate any bugs you find into one place.

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Posted by Chris Klosowski

Hi, I'm Chris Klosowski. Currently I am a Lead Developer of Easy Digital Downloads, where we build the easiest way to sell digital products with WordPress.

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6 Comments

  1. I was totally happy to help out. Thanks for the work.

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  2. Great! But do i have any way to view my stats if my blog is hosted on WordPress.com?

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    1. Unfortunately this plugin is only available with a self hosted WordPress installation using the Jetpack plugin. WordPress.com doesn’t have a way to install plugins like this, at this time.

      In order to see visits in Status Board for WordPress.com sites, they would need to build that functionality.

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  3. […] while back I wrote about integrating WordPress plugins with Panic’s Status Board iPad App, and while the plugin has been soft launched for about a month while I listen for user […]

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  4. Has anyone managed something similar for WooCommerce? Would love to get live stats to a board with a ceo-friendly (i.e.idiot level) graph.

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    1. I haven’t seen one yet but it shouldn’t be too hard to get going. I’ll look into that one.

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