This Week in devot:ee #7 - March 1, 2012
March 1, 2012
by Ryan Masuga
This week we report on an interesting use of the devot:ee orders API by a developer to visualize sales, and some sales report updates.
Recently Rolled Out
Changes to Sales Reports for Commercial Devs
We made all the sales report queries consistent in the reports area. Some of you were noticing discrepancies and that's because some data was pulled out with custom queries and some was coming from channel entries loops. The way these were working with the entry date led to inconsistent results. We're no longer doing sales reports off the entry date. In order to "solidify" the date an item was sold, we're now using the year/month/day columns.
We also added one small stat to your sales report pages: Total Items Returned. This way, although you may have received 30 sales notification emails, but there are only 29 items in your reports, you'll know that the 1 item was returned. Don't forget you can opt-in to be notified about returns of your add-ons. This option is found under "Edit Your Profile."
Visualize Your devot:ee Sales
Ben Croker (@ben_pylo) has written an article on visualizing his devot:ee sales using data from the Orders API. He is making this script freely available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License so if you sell add-ons on devot:ee, you can grab his script and start visualizing your sales in no time.
This Week in Add-ons
- Wygwam Entries ($, for EE2) by Toby Evans
This is an extension to Wygwam using the new config hook. It adds support for linking to any channel entry (not just from the Pages module)
- Social Sign On ($, for EE2) by Laisvunas
'Enables to login and register to ExpressionEngine website using popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Yahoo etc. Allows you to grab much info about user from his social account. Based on Hybridauth library.
- Clone Layout Module (for EE2) by Ted Geving
Clone / Copy a Publish Page Layout from one channel for a different group and/or channel.
- Forms ($, for EE2) by DevDemon
Forms are finally simple and powerful in ExpressionEngine. Delivering like no other module seen before in ExpressionEngine we make the job of creating forms simple for you and your content admin. Previously forms were a hassle in ExpressionEngine, tucked deeply within the modules system, they were cumbersome and extremely difficult for a non-developer to use. These days are over, Forms is about to set you free!
- SugarMembers ($, for EE2) by Atcore Systems
SugarMembers is a SugarCRM module and Expression Engine addon the enables the creation of new ExpressionEngine users from the SugarCRM interface. This is a great solution when looking to create a user portal in Expression Engine that is integrated with SugarCRM.