- If you are looking to increase sales conversion of your website, then the Easy Digital Downloads Recently Viewed Downloads Plugin is a must have plugin for your digital downloads store.
- This offers a convenient solution for visitors who might need just a little push to add an item to their shopping cart.
- Improves site navigation and makes it easy for the visitor to find the products he showed previous interest in.
- The goal of the plugin is to enhance your digital downloads store sales conversion this way.
Now, we will show you how the EDD Recently Viewed Downloads shortcode works in action. Just follow the instructions below and see for yourself how product you recently visited shows up in below screen.
Here is what you need to do:
- Visit several product pages just by e.g. clicking on the following product pages: EDD Mailchimp Abandoned Cart WordPress Plugin , EDD Enhanced Sales Reports Pro, EDD Landing pages for Categories and Tags
- Reload this page but through a full page reload without saved page navigation position by following the link here.
You will then see below how the shortcode updates the product selection below product which you have recently visited.
You can still configure this shortcode in whatever way you like.
Full Shortcode: [ edd_rvd heading=”Your Recently Viewed Products” number=6 image=true orderby=title order=”DESC” button=yes columns=3 exclude_purchased=true content=true content_words=30 slider=true slider_autoplay=true ]
You can do this by changing the attribute values of the shortcode which will be thoroughly explained in our Documentation page.
EDD Recently Viewed Downloads offers a lot of settings and customization that will better display the products your visitor showed previous interest in. Through this, your customer will get a higher chance to proceed with the purchase decision. Below, we will show you the main features of this plugin.
- Customizing the title for this widget displayed in the sidebar
- Determine the number of recently viewed downloads to show – we recommend up to 3 but you can show as many as you want
- Select the type of button: Purchase (takes you directly to the checkout page) or Add to Cart (adds the item to your shopping cart)
- Choose the display order of products by sorting by Last Viewed, Price, ID, Sales, Earnings, ID, Random or Post Date
- Select sorting order Ascending (ASC) or Descending (DESC)
- Disable/enable showing the featured product images
- Exclude already purchased products to show in recently viewed downloads
- Show/hide product description
- Select the length of the product descriptions to show by choosing the number of words to display
Your sidebar shows then the recently viewed products as per the settings you have chosen together with the respective Call to Action (CTA) Buttons such as Purchase, Add to Cart or Checkout (once its added to the cart).
Single Downloads Page Widget
Another great feature of this plugin is that while your visitor is continuously scrolling in your web site, the product he has previously viewed can be shown in a single downloads page he might be currently on. It could be a way of reminding him of the products he previously showed interest, letting him to easily proceed with his buying intentions and complete the purchase. This can definitely enhance your store sales conversion in the process.
Similar Plugin Comparison
There exists also another plugin available on the official Easy Digital Downloads Site which is EDD Recently Viewed Items. Here are the features comparison between the two plugins.
Shortcode for Pages/Posts
Hide/Unhide Downloads Image
Hide/Unhide Product Description
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. We provide a money back guarantee for 14 days should you not be satisfied with our product and we will issue you a refund.
You can show as many as you want, or you can just either choose to show it all by setting the value at -1.
Yes. By using the shortcode provided, you can insert it in any of your chosen page.
Yes. We have tested this plugin as good as we could and there is no reason it should not work. If you run into any problems, just contact us.
Yes. All plugins subscription will be renewed every year, unless cancelled.
There is a settings called “orderby” that determines at which order parameter recently viewed downloads will appear. There are many orderby options like: last_viewed, price, title, sales, earnings, id, random and post_date.
WordPress: Tested up to Version 5.2
Easy Digital Downloads: Tested up to Version 3.0 Beta
Yes. If you have suggestions in mind, we can discuss it. Just contact us and we will get back to you immediately.
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