Easy Digital Downloads

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Sell digital downloads through WordPress with this complete digital downloads management plugin

Author:Easy Digital Downloads (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:4.4
WordPress version tested:5.8.1
Plugin version:2.11.2.1
Added to WordPress repository:10-04-2012
Last updated:18-10-2021
Rating, %:94
Rated by:358
Plugin URI:https://easydigitaldownloads.com
Total downloads:3 562 183
Active installs:50 000+
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Easy Digital Downloads is a complete eCommerce solution for selling digital products on WordPress. Learn more at EasyDigitalDownloads.com.

Sell effortlessly

Whether it is software, documents, photos, ebooks, songs, graphics, videos, or any other type of media file, Easy Digital Downloads provides a complete system for effortlessly selling your digital products.

Easy Digital Downloads is an invaluable tool that I use throughout my business and for my clients. I love its simplicity yet powerful features and library of useful extensions. EDD stands out as one of the only affordable options for scaling a business centered around providing digital ecommerce sites to its clients.

Mark Hunter – Mark of Approval

All the eCommerce features you need

Do you prefer an eCommerce solution which is simple and intuitive or one which is rich in features? Too often that tradeoff is one online sellers need to make. Fortunately, Easy Digital Downloads manages to be easy enough for eCommerce beginners to configure without sacrificing any important functionality.

EDD gives me a solid platform out of the box, with the flexibility of being able to customize anything I want or need to. The best of both worlds!

Brian Hogg – SellingPlugins.com

Here are some of the features supported out-of-the-box:

  • Frontend shopping cart – Customers can browse your product catalogue, add items to their cart, and checkout when they are ready. Or they can bypass the cart using Buy Now buttons.
  • Highly customizable and clean checkout – Buyers can complete their purchase with ease, directly on your site’s checkout page.
  • Payment flexibility – Accept credit card payments using Stripe as well as PayPal payments. Apple Pay and Google Pay are also included via Stripe’s Payment Request Buttons.
  • Complete customer management – View and manage detailed records of all customers and their purchase history.
  • Detailed eCommerce reports – Keep track of your earnings, refunds, sales, and more.
  • Protect product files – Prevent unauthorized visitors from accessing your product files without paying.
  • Discount codes – Boost sales by offering potential customers coupon or discount codes which can be applied at checkout.
  • Works with any theme – Let your chosen WordPress theme handle the design. Easy Digital Downloads will fit right in.
  • And much more!

Localized for your language

Easy Digital Downloads has been translated into more than two dozen languages and new translations are being added all the time, letting you have a natural, native experience, regardless of where you live. If your language is not available, we welcome translation contributions! See our FAQ.

Support for many payment gateways, including Stripe and PayPal

The internet has made it possible for anyone to sell their products to a world-wide audience. No matter where you live, Easy Digital Downloads can be your eCommerce solution. We offer integrations for the most common merchant processors and, through 3rd party extensions, support for many, many more as well.

Payment gateways supported in the free Easy Digital Downloads plugin:

  • Stripe
  • PayPal
  • Amazon Payments

Payment gateways supported through free or premium extensions:

  • Stripe Pro (reduced fees and preapproved payments functionality)
  • PayPal Commerce Pro (unbranded card payments and additional payment methods)
  • Braintree
  • Authorize.net
  • 2Checkout
  • SOFORT Banking
  • BitPay
  • Coinbase

What can I say? Stripe is my go-to payment processor and without this [integration] I don’t know what I would do. Connect EDD to your Stripe account in seconds and you’re done! Having a simple test mode toggle is also a valuable development tool.

Matt Whiteley – Whiteley Designs

See our payment gateways category in the extensions catalogue for a complete list of supported merchant processors. There are also a large number of additional payment gateways developed and supported by 3rd party developers.

Easy Digital Downloads is a verified member of the Stripe partner program. This program recognizes software that meets Stripe’s strict quality requirements and provides users of Easy Digital Downloads and Stripe with the confidence they need to trust us both with their payment integrations.

Take your store further with extensions

With add-on plugins from our extensions catalogue you can super-charge your digital store. Some of our extension highlights include:

  • Stripe Pro removes the additional 2% processing fee as well as adds the ability to accept pre-approved payments (extension must be installed and activated)
  • PayPal Commerce Pro allows customers to pay by debit or credit card as well as alternative payments such as Sofort, iDEAL, Bancontact, and Giropay (extension must be installed and activated)
  • Software Licensing provides a complete solution for selling software license keys and distributing software updates to customers
  • Recurring Payments allows store owners to sell recurring subscriptions for digital products using payment gateways like Stripe and PayPal
  • Frontend Submissions transforms your store into a full-featured multi-vendor marketplace
  • Commissions enables store owners to easily track earnings for product vendors
  • Free Downloads allows free products to be purchased more easily by bypassing the standard checkout form
  • Zapier automates your store by connecting Easy Digital Downloads with more than 700 other web services and products
  • Reviews allows customers to leave reviews and feedback on the products they have purchased
  • Recommended Products increases revenue by showing customers recommendations on additional products to purchase based on real sales data
  • Content Restriction allows site owners to restrict access to page content to paying customers
  • Mailchimp connects your store to your Mailchimp account so you can easily subscribe customers to email lists based on which products they purchase
  • AWeber connects your store to your AWeber account so you can easily subscribe customers to email lists based on what they purchase
  • Amazon S3 lets you securely host files on Amazon S3 for more reliable and secure file delivery
  • Dropbox File Store lets you securely host files in your Dropbox account for more reliable and secure file delivery

These are just a few of the extensions we offer to help you optimize your store and sell more files. See our complete extensions catalogue for more. There are also hundreds of extensions created by Easy Digital Downloads community members, which can be found on our 3rd Party Extensions page.

Built with developers in mind

Extensible, adaptable, and open source — Easy Digital Downloads is created with developers in mind. Consult our detailed developer documentation to learn how you can extend and customize your Easy Digital Downloads powered eCommerce store.

The Easy Digital Downloads API makes it possible for developers to make customizations such as:

  • Modifying the checkout form
  • Overriding default plugin behavior
  • Generating custom ecommerce reports
  • Extending native features
  • Creating new product page templates
  • Integrating with other plugins and web applications

…and much much more!

As a developer, Easy Digital Downloads is very pleasant to work with since you can absolutely extend anything available within EDD.

Yudhistira Mauris – WP House

Get help

Easy Digital Downloads is backed by top-notch technical support from our globally distributed full-time support team. We also have an extensive documentation site available. If you’re looking for faster support via email, we encourage you to purchase an Easy Digital Downloads pass or premium extension.

Meet the team

Easy Digital Downloads is built by Sandhills Development. We make popular WordPress plugins used by hundreds of thousands of people just like you. Get to know us here!

EDD has been a long standing, rock-solid e-commerce solution for WordPress. The team lives and breathes WordPress, understands the platform, and is embedded in the community.

Joe Casabona – Creator Courses

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Contribute to Easy Digital Downloads

Development for this plugin happens in a public GitHub repository to better facilitate contributions from an active community of users, developers and designers. If you have a suggestion, bug report, patch, or pull request, please feel free to contribute here or to our code snippet library.

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