EDD Recently Viewed Downloads
  • Enhances sales conversion rates
  • Greatly improves site navigation
  • Only products of interest to the visitor
  • Widget or Shortcode
  • Fully customizable

EDD Recently Viewed Downloads in a carousel/slider display disabling the downloads description

Plugin’s Purpose

  • 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:

  1. 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
  2. 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.

Widget Customization
  • 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
Widget Features of the EDD Recently Viewed Downloads
Sidebar Widget

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).

EDD Recently Viewed Downloads
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

Hide/Unhide Price

Plugin Layout

Plugin Customization

Widget Settings

Plugins & Snippets




Easy Digital Downloads




Frequently Asked Questions


Please refer to the plugin documentation here:

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Note: All paid subscriptions below includes the latest plugin version as well as plugin support and updates for 1 one year.

Single Site License

$29.95/ Year

3-Sites License

$44.95/ Year

10-Sites License

$74.95/ Year

  • Current Version 1.0.4
  • WordPress: Tested up to Version 5.3
  • Easy Digital Downloads: Tested up to Version 3.0 Beta

Version 1.0.4 - November 18, 2019

  • Fixed Carousel Bug
  • Compliance checked for WordPress Version 5.3 and EDD Version 2.9.20


Version 1.0.3 - July 23, 2019 Fixed W3 Total Cache Js Minify

Version 1.0.2 - July 23, 2019 UI updated for Downloads > Settings > Extensions > EDD Recently Viewed Downloads

Version 1.0.1 - April 29, 2019 Fixed typos

Version 1.0.0 - April 24, 2019 Initial release


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