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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 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 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.
Altima Lookbook Professional version 1.5.2 is released today.
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;