To date I've written 160 posts and in all of those posts I can't remember recommending a product on Code Canyon or ThemeForest. It's not because they don't have good products but because it's the wild west of programming. When you walk into town you don't know if you're going to walk out with supplies or a bullet in your gut. There's a plugin on Code Canyon I've been meaning to look into for over a year and I finally bit the bullet and gave it a go. All in all – it's actually pretty good.
WooCommerce Subscriptions is one of my favorite plugins. There developer has basically been working on it non-stop for the past two years and it's so feature rich, easy to use, and well made. It's really no surprise to us there are a ton of people that use Subscriptions for their business. It could be selling web hosting, selling toothbrushes every three months, or selling comic books every other week.
If you're using WooCommerce to handle all of the shipping and inventory logistics you should be good to go. If however, you're using another service which you feed all of your subscribers into then you have to have a tool to help you export all of your active subscribers. That's where the WooCommerce Subscription Exporter from CodeCanyon comes in.
Exporting WooCommerce Subscribers
The plugin is my favorite type of plugin: it does one thing and it does it well.
- Install & activate the plugin.
- In the backend of your site click on WooCommerce > Subscriptions Export
- Now pick the type of subscriptions you want to export in the Selection panel
- Press the Calculate Export Size and let your site calculate the size of the export. It should only take a moment.
- Click Export
And you're done. In just a couple of clicks you've exported all of your active subscribers. Awesome.
Nice to Have Features
There are some pretty nice features that aren't necessary but make the plugin a little more useful. Using the selection panel you could select all of the expired subscriptions, export them, sort them by date and grab the email of all of the subscribers that let their subscription expire in the last month. That's pretty neat.
There are some boring options to format your CSV but if you need that special format they're there for you.
Overall I think this is a great plugin. It compliments my favorite WooCommerce plugin and it doesn't add unnecessary clutter. It's only running when you need it to run and it's straight forward. It's so straight forward you don't even need to read the documentation. If you need to export your subscribers this is way to do it.
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