VoucherPress: Version 1.0

I have to admin being a bit of a wimp when it comes to choosing version numbers for my WordPress plugins. Just like Google my work is constantly in a state of development, in flux. Although it isn’t, not really.

I don’t have anywhere near enough time to spend on open source software as I’d like (the bank manager wouldn’t be happy if I wanted to pay my mortgage in a new currency comprising of nice emails). So rather than commit and say “Yes! This is version 1.0, the definitive point in this plugins development!” I wimp out and start from 0.1 … moving to 0.2 when I add some features or fix a load of bugs.

However, one of my most popular plugins – and, incidentally, the one that I get by far the most amount of ‘thank you’ messages for – has just had it’s version 1.0 birthday.

VoucherPress allows you to create vouchers or coupons for download from your WordPress site. The list of features is now pretty extensive:

  • Large range of pre-built templates
  • The ability to add your own templates
  • Limit the number of vouchers available (e.g. only allow 1000 to be downloaded)
  • Set a date when a voucher will expire and not be available any more
  • Require visitors to provide their name and email address to download a voucher
  • Use shortcodes to provide a link to a voucher, a list of all your vouchers, or the registration form
  • Each voucher has a unique code in one of four formats:
    • A random code from 6-10 characters long
    • Sequential codes (1, 2, 3 etc) to which you can add your own prefix and suffix
    • Your own custom codes, one per voucher
    • A single code, the same for every download of a voucher
  • Simple statistics on the number of downloads of each voucher
  • A CSV export of all registered names and email addresses

As you can see, I’ve been a busy boy. Lots of people have asked for the custom codes thing, and a way to style the registration form easier, and both of those things are in this version.

So I think, quite rightly, this deserves to be the official Version 1.0 of the VoucherPress WordPress Plugin. Download it here (once the WordPress plugin administrators have checked all the t’s are dotted and i’s are crossed).

6 thoughts on “VoucherPress: Version 1.0

  1. what is wrong

    The system was not able to set the right permissions on the folder where your custom templates are stored. You may not be able to upload your own templates. Please contact your system administrator for more information.

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /wp-content/plugins/voucherpress/voucherpress.php:251) in /wp-content/plugins/voucherpress/voucherpress.php on line 1499

  2. Hi. If the plugin can’t set the right permissions you’ll have to do it yourself. CHMOD the folder /wp-content/plugins/voucherpress/templates/ to be 766.

  3. Hello,
    I have a problem using voucherpress. When I try to download a voucher, the download stops at 5 KB (on a simple template) and 50 KB on a template with airmail stripes. I guess there may be an issue with tcpdf settings. I don’t see any errors. Please advise how to debug it. Thank you.

  4. Thank you so much for the plugin! It works like a charm.
    I’m wondering if you can add the IP address check, limiting the download per person.

    Thank you!

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