This is stage II of the break up of the WooCommerce Email Inquiry and Cart Options family of plugins. As you may recall Stage I was the removal of WooCommerce Quotes and Orders and rewriting it as a stand alone plugin. Having done that left us with 3 plugins in the ‘Family’.
Stage II – Discontinue WooCommerce Email Inquiry and Cart Options PRO
In stage II we have discontinued development of the WooCommerce Email Inquiry and Cart Options Pro version. This involved a 3 step process.
Step 1. Free Upgrade for all Active Subscribers
This was the most important step – upgrading all WooCommerce Email Inquiry and Cart Options Pro active Lifetime and Annual Subscriptions holders to the Woocommerce Email Inquiry Ultimate Plugin. Once that was done we then set about informing all subscription holders about the end of development of the Pro version and the upgrade to the Ultimate version. To do this we have taken the following steps.
On a3rev customers account in the My Subscriptions section each subscriber will see that the name of their active Subscription has changed and the explanation text below it.
Next we created a detailed Call Out from the a3 Dashboard > Manage menu with detailed steps to follow for running the final WooCommerce Email Inquiry and Cart Options Pro version 1.6.0 upgrade. See quick video of that.
Update / Upgrade Instructions
These are the instructions that show in the Call out
Free Upgrade to WooCommerce Email Inquiry Ultimate
IMPORTANT! This is a Free upgrade of your WooCommerce Email Inquiry and Cart Options subscription to the WooCommerce Email Inquiry Ultimate plugin. Be sure to follow these steps to avoid any data loss in the upgrade.
1. First as always please backup your sites database for safety. 2. Go to WooCommerce > Email & Cart Menu and open the + Plugin Framework Global Settings option box. Ensure that the Housekeeping option is switched OFF. This will ensure your existing email inquiry settings are not deleted. 3. Now run the WooCommerce Email Inquiry and Cart Options Pro version 1.6.0 upgrade. 4. The upgrade will tidy up and deactivate itself 5. Now Go to a3 Dashboard > Plugins menu, to the WooCommerce section 6. There you will see that the Woocommerce Email Inquiry Ultimate plugin is available and ready to install. 7. Install and activate the Ultimate version. 8. All the settings you had in the old plugin will be preserved in the Ultimate version – please check. 9. Once you are satisfied everything is good – then go to your WordPress plugins menu and Delete the deactivated Email Inquiry and Cart Options Pro version.
Lastly we have also sent an email to all active WooCommerce Email Inquiry and Cart Options Pro subscribers about the upgrade
Step 2. Move some features to the free version
The next step in the process was over a 6 week period moved some of the WooCommerce Email Inquiry and Cart Options Pro version to the Free version.
2.0.0 – 2018/06/14
This Feature upgrade adds the modal pop up tool and and Default Forms fields.
2.1.0 – 2018/07/09
This Feature Upgrade adds a new Product Page Rule, Hide Product Price
2.2.0 – 2018/07/23
This Feature Upgrade adds options between show email inquiry on front-end as a Button or Hyperlink text with full style options.
Step 3. The Final Release.
WooCommerce Email Inquiry and Cart Options Pro version 1.6.0 was released on the 23rd July 2018. This is the final release of the plugin and development and support are ceased.
What used to be a family of 4 plugins is now simplified down to just 2, a Free version and the WooCommerce Email Inquiry Ultimate Premium upgrade. Makes life simpler and better for all of our users be they Free version users or Premium version subscribers.