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Easy Digital Downloads – Better Purchase Receipts – Documentation

Here you find all relevant information, instructions and tips for installing, configuring and using the Easy Digital Downloads – Better Purchase Receipts plugin. This site will be kept up to date and offers you a comfortable and smooth start.


Technical requirements

Please ensure that your web hosting meets the following requirements:

  • PHP 5.6 or later
  • MySQL 5.0.3 or later
  • WordPress 3.4 or later (tested up to the current version)

In general the above-mentioned requirements are easily met by all web hosting providers. For a fast Wordpress WebHosting we recommend Bluehost.

Activating the plugin

To use this extension, Easy Digital Downloads and their Software Licensing add-on must be installed and activated.

Installation via Uploader

  • Login to your WordPress dashboard
  • Navigate to Plugins and click Add New
  • Click “Upload Plugin”
  • Select the previously downloaded zip file and confirm by clicking Install Now

Installation via FTP

  • Extract the edd-better-purchase-receipts.zip file on your computer
  • Upload the edd-better-purchase-receipts directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Login to your WordPress dashboard
  • Navigate to Plugins and activate the plugin

That’s it!

Inside the following chapters you learn how to configure and use the plugin correctly.


Plugin settings

The plugin settings page can be found when navigating as follows: Downloads – Settings – Tab “Emails” – Section “Purchase Receipts”.

License Key
To receive automatic plugin updates, you must enter your personal license key.

Send Receipts
Activate the checkbox, if you want to send our plugin’s receipt for license renewals and/or upgrades instead of the default purchase receipt coming from EDD.

By default, EDD sends purchase receipt emails for manual license renewals only. For automatic renewals, you have to use the emails coming with Recurring Payments.

Email Subject
Enter the subject line for the purchase receipt email.

Email Heading
Enter the heading for the purchase receipt email.

Email Text
Enter the text for the purchase receipt email. Our plugin makes use of EDD’s template tags which can be used in this context as usual.


Our plugin automatically determines if a purchase is a license renewal or a license upgrade.

If so, the purchase receipts set up via our plugin will be sent. In this case, the standard receipt from EDD will not be sent.

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