Altima Lookbook Free for WooCommerce released

lookbook free for woocommerce plugin

Today we have officially released the first version of our lookbook plug-in for Woocommerce/Wordpress.

It’s based on the most popular lookbook extension for Magento eCommerce, so now Woocommerce merchants can provide “shop the look” experience to their customer. Essentially Altima Lookbook allows merchants to create sliders with several clickable markers/tags/hotspots per slide, each of them can be linked to product or any arbitrary URL. That way you can place for example a photo of the room with hotspot on a chair a bed and a sofa or photo of models with tags on their dresses, handbags and hats.

Lookbook for WooCommerce screenshot

First of all lookbook can be useful for fashion/apparel and homewares/furniture retailers, while we have examples of uses across many other sectors including gifts, auto spare parts, bicycle traders.

To see Altima Lookbook for Woocommerce in action – visit our demo webiste

The plug-in is available free of charge at official WordPress plugin website.

We plan to release a professional version of Altima Lookbook for WordPress with extended functionality shortly.


SUPEE-6788 compatibility patches for Altima Lookbook issued

Altima Lookbook Magento Extension SUPEE-6788 update

As most of the people in Magento community know last week Magento issued a new security patch SUPEE-6788 that does a good job to harden Magento against cyber criminals. This patch however changes admin routing that leads to the lost of back compatibility with many extensions, including our Lookbook (both Free and Pro versions).

To address this issue we’ve released new versions of the extension and prepared patches for old releases. The references and recommendations are below.

Altima Lookbook Professional

A new minor update version 1.6.2 compatible with SUPEE-6788 is released, that is what a new customer gets when purchases Altima Lookbook Pro from our online store.

We’ve also prepared patches for 3 previous versions, the links to download them are below:

You just need to download patches and replace the files they contain.

If you run older than 1.5.2 version of Altima Lookbook Pro it is probably time to upgrade. Aside of SUPEE-6788 there are number of great features available in newer releases.

Altima Lookbook Free

We’ve released a minor update version, 1.1.1 that is compatible with SUPEE-6788, you can download it from our online store (free of charge). We’ve submitted new version to Magento Connect, hopefully it will be approved there soon.

Also you can apply the patch to your existing install (latest previous version  1.1.0) – PatchFixSupee6788-Free1.1.0

If you have an older version we suggest you to upgrade.




Sell on Twitter from Magento

Yes, it is possible now to sell directly on Twitter: users don’t have to leave their Twitter mobile app to complete the purchase.

Sell on Twitter from Magento Store with Altima extension

We think that Magento merchants needs that functionality and have started to develop the extension that integrates Magento with Twitter via Stripe Relay API.

One the extension is ready, it will allow Magento merchants easily list products from their store on Twitter with synchronisation of orders and inventory.

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Lookbook Pro version 1.6.1 is released

Today we’ve released a new version of the most popular lookbook extension for Magento eCommerce – Altima Lookbook Professional. The version 1.6.1 has number of improvements:

  • Better single slide presentation. We’ve removed annoying Pause button and transition bar, so nothing now distract your customers from single slide lookbooks. You can check it in action at our demo website

Altima Lookbook Pro Magento extension single slide

  • Pinterest integration, your users now can share images they like on Pinterest
  • Special treatment of hotspots for smaller sliders – we hide there non essential information, so lookbooks now are more user-friendly

Altima Lookbook Pro Magento Extension Small Screens hotspots

  • Reduced size of Javascript files
  • No error for hotspots with deleted products. In the past situation when the product used on sliders is deleted caused error, now we handle it better
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

To get the latest version of Altima Lookbook Pro you are welcome to visit our online store.

As always we provide 30 days money back guarantee to our products.


Better credit card form free Magento eCommerce extension is released

Entering payment information is a critical part of purchase process and even slight improvement there can help significantly lift online retailer’s revenue.

Some time ago we’ve discovered a great jQuery library developed by Jesse Pollak that makes the process to fill credit card details much more intuitive and user-friendly. It basically guide a user through the process and provides true WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) experience. The image below (credits – J.Pollak) illustrates how it works better than words

Better credit card form for Magento eCommerce


The library is completely open-source (released under MIT) licence and we decided that it would be great to have a Magento eCommerce extension based on this library, so even not very technical savvy merchants can install it and benefit from much better credit card forms.

We were a bit busy with our other Magento extension, so it takes some time, but finally, Better Credit Card Form extension for Magento eCommerce is ready! We decided to release it under MIT licence, anybody can download it, use for commercial and non-commercial projects, improve and modify.

You are welcome to download the extension from our online store or Github and share your feedback with us.


New version of Altima Lookbook Pro released with number of great improvements

New version of Altima Lookbook Professional announcement

We are happy to announce the release of new version of Altima Lookbook Professional. This new version has number 1.6 and contains number of significant changes, both in underlying technologies and in functionality.

1. Move to new jQuery slider library.

In previous versions of Altima Lookbook we had been using Camera library for slideshow functionality. Camera was a great solution couple years ago and still works fine, but the project looks a bit abandoned, there are no new releases for a long time. New version of Magento (CE 1.9+ and EE 1.14+) includes responsive theme that contains Cycle2 library, which is now recommended to be used for carousels/sliders/slideshows, so we decided to migrate our extension to this new library. In addition to working with more up-to-date technology your store in many cases will have less libraries included that is good for both performance (faster load time) and technical complexity of the solution.

We’ve worked hard to replicate the functionality missed in Cycle2 library, namely all that nice transitions that existed in Camera, so new version of Altima Lookbook didn’t lose any nice feature.

2. Automatic jQuery inclusion recognition

Around 75% of issues our customers reports to us when they install our extension are related with double jQuery inclusion. If it happens Altima Lookbook and often other extensions using jQuery don’t work as they should. To tackle this we’ve added and automatic recognition, is there jQuery already included on the page where lookbook slider should appear and if it is we don’t include jQuery. So there will be less conflicts and easier installation.

3. Improved work with vertical sliders

In the previous versions if your slider contains both portrait (vertical) and landscape images the slider may look a bit odd: portrait/vertically oriented slider occupies less horizontal space, so rendering of such sliders were not ideal. In new version we transform all slides in the slider to have the same dimensions, so such portrait slides look much better.

4. Call specific slide in slider

We had several requests from the client about making a link to lookbook slider such a way that it starts not from the first slide, but from slide #3 for example. Now it is possible, you can add a parameter in URL and people who click URL will see your lookbook starting from the specific slide.

Aside of these major changes we’ve fixed number of small bugs and made other little improvements, so we hope that you’ll enjoy using a new version of Altima Lookbook Professional.

To purchase Altima Lookbook Pro visit our store

You can also visit product page on Magento Connect to check what our customers think about the extension


New Free Magento extension – Payboard Conversion Optimisation

If you own online store you know that increasing your store conversion is an important source of additional revenue and profit. Event slight conversion increase can significantly improve both top and bottom lines of your online business.

Today we introduce a new extension that can help Magento eCommerce store owners in this never-ending quest: Payboard Conversion Optimisation extension for Magento.

Payboard - conversion pathes

Payboard is an innovative solution that helps your website visitors navigating through websites using “boosters”. Boosters are small overlay windows that appears on top of your website content and recommend the next step. The system is self-learning, so the next step is the one that based on past users behaviour provides the best conversion.

Payboard boosters

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Payboard works on subscription model, they have both free and paid plans.

Altima has developed official Payboard extension for Magento eCommerce, so installing Payboard to your Magento store is easy and doesn’t require to tweak the code.

The extension is free and available in Altima online store, so you are welcome to install it, get Payboard account and drive your Magento store conversion.


Lookbook Pro version 1.5.2 is released

Altima Lookbook Professional version 1.5.2 is released today.

Altima Lookbook Pro screnshot

Altima Lookbook Pro screnshot, click to the image to enlarge

What is new in the latest version:

  • support of real-time hotspots placement for better responsiveness. Now hotspots are placed on right positions on fly, without page reload, which is especially useful for mobile users who switch from portrait to landscape mode or vice-verse;
  • support of single slide mode. Some customer uses lookbook with just one slide. For example it can be used to display a scheme with many small products linked. We have improved usability for this case, right now if you have just one slide the navigation and transition effects will be automatically disabled, you may check single slide in action here (link to our demo-site);
  • support of default link. Right now you can define a default link for each slide. It is linked with the whole slide and works when user clicks to the slide area not related with any hotspots or in the case when the slider is degraded to simple gallery on very small screens. Effectively it also allows to use our extension for simple slider, when you need just one link per slide, so you don’t need to install multiple extensions;
  • small fixes and minor improvements;

You can check new version in action on demo website.

To purchase Altima Lookbook Professional – visit our online store.


Altima Lookbook Free is now responsive and supports Magento CE 1.9

Altima Lookbook Free Magento extension mobile screenshot

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Less than 2 months after upgrade of Altima Lookbook Professional we are happy to announce that a new version of Altima Lookbook Free is issued. New version changes:

  • Support of responsiveness, lookbook slider now adopts to the screen size. The same notes we had for Pro version responsiveness are relevant for free one too
  • Compatibility with Magento Community Edition version 1.9
  • Minor bug fixes

To download and install Altima Lookbook Free – go to our online store or to Magento Connect.

If you like our extension – spent couple minutes and give a review. Your comments and suggestions are welcomed too, you can connect with us via Twitter, Facebook or just drop email via contact form


Altima Lookbook Pro is responsive now!

We’ve just issued new version of Altima Lookbook Professional, an extension for Magento eCommerce that allows online retailers to create interactive sliders for their store.

Altima Lookbook Pro slider mobile screenshot

The demo is available at

New version, numbered 1.5.0 is released August 11 and has the next important updates:

  • Lookbooks are responsive now. We have been asked about that numerous time by our clients and finally that feature has arrived – size of Altima Lookbook Pro sliders now can adopt to screen size and therefore can be used easily with responsive themes like new one that supported by default in Magento CE version 1.9
  • Naturally the extenison is compatible with Magento CE version 1.9 now;
  • Support of jQuery 1.10
  • Minor bugfixes;

Few notes about responsiveness.

First, placement of hotspots is defined on the load of page, so if you just resize browser window you’ll notice that hotspots are getting wrong. It isn’t ideal but shouldn’t affect most of the users who just load the website and don’t play with its window size. After page reload the placement is corrected.

Second, if the area for lookbook becoming equal or smaller that certain size (400 pixels wide now) it degrades to the simple slideshow, without hotspots. The reason of that is that our tests indicated that it isn’t a good user experience to operate hotspots on small screens. It is possible however to change that limit in configuration file if you really want it.

To purchase Altima Lookbook Pro – visit our online store.

We will continue work under new version of Altima Lookbook, stay tuned, there are lot’s of idea we have to implement, but if you have your thoughts about how we can make the extension better – drop us a line to!

Altima Lookbook Pro slider mobile screenshot


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