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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Plugin development ceased, all plugins made available freely (GPL)

With great sadness we have to announce that we are ceasing development of all our VirtueMart, WooCommerce and Joomla plugins. Effective immediately, all our plugins -- even those that were paid downloads -- are made available for free from our homepage (GPL license still applies), but we cannot and will not provide any support anymore.

It has been a great pleasure to be part of the thriving development communities of VirtueMart as well as WooCommerce. However, during the last year it became painstakingly clear that in addition to a full-time job, a young family and several other time-consuming hobbies at professional level (like being a professional singer) the plugin development and the support that it requires is not sustainable and is taking its toll. It has been an honor, but it is now time to say good bye!

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TOPIC: Invoice numbers not shown

Invoice numbers not shown 27 Apr 2017 18:25 #1

  • Crisbustelo
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Hi, i purchased your plugin and have a question about it:

My installation has wordpress 4.7.4, Woocommerce 2.6.14, and WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips 1.6.0.2 (and some other non-related plugins). After activate your plugin and configuring only the invoices as [country]-# (i don't want to change the order numbers), the invoice numbers are not shown in woocommerce order page (the column is empty). The invoce numbers are only generated when i download the invoice pdf, using the next secuence number available, but thats not good because i need to respect the existing number sequence i had before installing the plugin.

When i set the initial secuence number in plugin config, results are the same. All invoice numbers are missing until invoice download and when you download the invoice, the plugin uses the next secuence number, no matter which order you click, and older or a newer one. For example, if i download the first order in the shop, the number is 1, thats fine - but if you download the last, the number is 2, and thats wrong because the the number 2 should belong to my second order, chronologically speaking.

How do i set the invoice numbers to be created BEFORE downloading the invoce pdf?

Another thing i've noticed is in versions less than 3.0.x of woocommerce, the number options you set cannot be disabled from plugin config (you can disable it, but has no effect, you have to disable the entire plugin). What's the minimal woocommerce version needed for this plugin?

Thanks in advance.

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Invoice numbers not shown 02 May 2017 18:42 #2

Dear Chrisbustelo,
This is a general issue with all invoice plugins: Our plugin simply hooks into the invoice number generation whenever an invoice is generated. If the invoice plugin generates an invoice as soon as an order is finalized, then the numbering scheme you desire is created. However, many/most invoice plugins do not automatically create an invoice as soon as a order is finalized, but only crate the invoice (and thus also the invoice number) when you manually crate the invoice in the admin backend or try to view the invoice for the first time.

Technically, our plugin creates the invoice number as soon as the invoice plugin uses an invoice number. In many cases, this is later than you desire.

Best regards,
Reinhold

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