The last time an update was pushed to the Voguepay Woocommerce Payment plugin was two months ago, exactly on the 19th of February, 2014, that’s over two month ago.

When I released this plugin way back in January, I decided that this plugin will be updated regularly and supported.

I am pleased to announce v.1.3.0 of the Voguepay Woocommerce Payment Gateway plugin.

In this new version v.1.3.0  two new features were added and one fix was done to the plugin, they are listed below.

  • New: Better support for digital product stores
  • New: Set correct order status for orders that contains downloadable products
  • Fix: Changed deprecated Woocommerce functions

Before this version stores that sells downloadable products and process payment using the Voguepay Woocommerce Payment Gateway plugin, all order status are set to processing, setting an order status of processing after payment is made is suited for stores that sells physical products and needs to package and ship products once payment is received after which the order status can be changed to completed once the order is delivered and received by the customer.

But for stores that sells downloadable (digital) products, this isn’t the case as orders are not packaged and shipped after payment is made but a link to download the product is sent to the customer or via the customer’s account page once payment has been received. So there is no need for an order that contains downloadable (digital) to have a status of processing after payment is made rather it should have an order status of completed.

So this version fixes that. For stores that sells physical products after payment an order status of processing is set but for stores that sells downloadable (digital) products an order status of completed is set.

I also changed some deprecated Woocommerce function.

You can view the entire changelogs for the plugin since when it was released here.

The update will have appeared in your WordPress admin area. So kindly update to the latest version or download the latest version from the plugin directory


Contributions are always welcome. If you will like to contribute to the plugin, feel free to fork the repo on GitHub and submit a pull request with your changes.

If you have any issue using the plugin or want a feature to be added to it feel free to contact me via the Get In Touch link at my site or by clicking here.

And lest I forget I would like to say a big thanks to everyone that uses the plugin.

Happy Easter to you all even though it’s late.

Some weeks back I released a Voguepay payment gateway for Woocommerce for free on the WordPress plugin directory more information about it can be found here.

As at the time this post was published the plugin has been downloaded 105 times. To everyone that downloaded and used it I say a big thank you. I still haven’t gotten a mail or a comment or a support ticket opened on the plugins support forum for any issues that arises from using the plugin. This is good news to me.

The plugin just got updated to (v1.1.0), this update fixes some issues and added some features to the plugin which include

  • New: added support for Woocommerce 2.1
  • New: only load the functions (tbz_add_my_currency & tbz_add_my_currency_symbol) whcih add the Naira currency and symbol on WordPress sites running Woocommerce version that are less that 2.1, as it has been added to Woocommerce from version 2.1.
  • New: added verification checks to ensure the right amount is paid by the customer
  • Fix: fixed Naira currency not displaying properly.
  • Fix: check if tbz_add_my_currency & tbz_add_my_currency_symbol functions exist before declaring it.

I will like to say a big thanks to ORILOGBON Joseph Taiwo (@logbon72)  for having the time to review the code of the plugin, he pointed out some issues which has been fixed in this update.

Note that the issues addressed in this update doesn’t in any way endanger your site before they were fixed.

The update will have appeared in the WordPress admin area. So kindly update or download the latest version from the plugin directory


If you will like to contribute to the plugin, feel free to fork the repo on GitHub.


Before I go, I will like to show a sneak peek of what am currently on, Paga Payment Gateway for Woocommerce.

sneak peek paga payment gateway for wc

It’s 70% completed. So watch out for the release and be ready to paga it via Woocommerce on WordPress.

Around this time last year, I wrote an article on WPDaily now TorqueMag  titled “My Journey (and Love) for WordPress from a Nigerian View” you can read it here.

In that article I shared how I got introduced to WordPress and a lot of other things regarding WordPress, you can read the article to get the full information.

One of the things I talked about was starting a WordPress Meetup group in Nigeria (Lagos for a start).

A lot of things happended between then and now, I graduated from school, started working with Cart! and went for my NYSC which am currently doing. So have been very busy.

The last time a WordPress centered event was held in Nigeria was in 2010 when a WordCamp happened. I didn’t know what happened but that was the first and the last time it held. Even though a lot of WordPress centered session are being held once a while (usually you pay to attend), but this was still different from what I wanted to see in Nigeria.

In Africa I know that WordCamps have only been held in two countries consistently. WordCamp Cape Town South Africa was held in 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013 {lest I forget South Africa is home to Woothemes}, WordCamp Kenya was held in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
And as I mentioned earlier the last time a WordPress centered event was held in Nigeria was WordCamp Nigeria 2010, that was like three years ago.

Fast forward to the present day, after writing that article January last year, I started working towards making sure a WordPress meetup group is started in Nigeria.

WordPress is very popular in Nigeria a lot of blogs and websites are powered using WordPress some of which include,, ,,,,,,,, this site is also powered using WordPress and a whole lot of other sites.

This shows that WordPress is very popular in Nigeria. There are a lot of bloggers, designers, developers, enterpreneurs who uses WordPress. But the thing that we are lacking is a commmunity of WordPress users.

In fact we don’t have an active developers community in Nigeria. We all need to work towards changing this and start creating developer communities.


I am pleased to introduce to you Lagos WordPress Meetup Group. Lagos WordPress Meetup group is a group consisting of WordPress users whether you are a blogger, a designer, a developer or someone who uses WordPress this group is for you. So far you use WordPress you are welcome to join.

How this Works.

For those of us that don’t know how meetup works basically I will be working towards organizing monthly meetup events (with time this will likely change to twice or thrice monthly) where those of us that uses WordPress can all come together to talk about WordPress ranging from topics like, managing your WordPress blog, blogging tips, getting started as a blogger, designing WordPress themes, developing WordPress plugins, running a WordPress powered business, in fact everything that deals with WordPress.
These meetings can be anything from very casual get-together over a drink to more formal presentations and networking events. The main aim is to gets people who like WordPress or uses WordPress into a room together.

Speakers will always be around at this events to talk about various topics and share ideas.
The best thing about this is that the group is open to all who wish to join, regardless of ability, skill, financial status or any other criteria. Attending Meetup events is also free.

Any member of the group is allowed to organize events, just get in touch with me before you do so.

 Few Simple Guidelines With The Meetup Group

  1. WordPress Meetups are for the benefit of the WordPress community as a whole, not specific businesses or individuals. All actions taken as an event organizer are with the best interest of the community in mind.
  2. Membership in the local meetup group is open to all who wish to join, regardless of ability, skill, financial status or any other criteria.
  3. Meetups are volunteer-run with volunteer speakers. In cases where a modest attendance fee might be necessary, this fee should only cover the costs of the meetup and shouldn’t be used to pay speakers or organizers.
  4. Meetup groups allow events to be organized by any reliable/trusted member of the community.
  5. Meetups are welcoming places where everyone works to foster an accepting environment which is free of discrimination, incitement to violence, promotion of hate, and general jerk-like behavior.

Lagos WordPress Meetup Group is hosted on and is part of the official WordPress account which receive certain benefits, including having the dues paid by the WordPress Foundation.

The first Meetup event will hold in February or early March this year.

In the main time you can follow us on twitter @wplagos to get more information regarding the group.

Kindly click the button below to join the Lagos WordPress Meetup Group.

Presently I am serving (NYSC) in Jigawa state so I am looking for two co-organizers who are based in Lagos to help out with this.  Just contact me via the contact form on my website here  if you are interested.

Happy New Year!!!!

This is my second blog post since I launched my blog four months ago. 

Really sorry for the four months break. Just to let you know am fully back, I will be writing at least one new post weekly.

I just submitted my first WordPress plugin to the plugin directory and it was accepted. It is now available to download.

The plugin Voguepay Woocommerce Payment Gateway  allows you to accept payment on your Woocommerce powered site using Voguepay payment gateway.


Voguepay is a unique online payment processor whose vision is to offer buyers and sellers a secure and easy-to-use means of transacting business online.

VoguePay allows site owners to receive payment for their goods and services on their website without any setup fee using either Mastercard, Visa Card (VbyV), Verve Cards and eTranzact .

This plugin is free to download and use.


If you will like to contribute to the plugin, feel free to fork the repo on GitHub.


Better late than never

I finally decided to start a blog where I will share my thoughts about things, share tutorials, tips and answer questions related to WordPress {am a WP developer/designer}.  The journey to this very blog post took three years because I have been having doubts about having a blog or not. But as the saying goes;

Better late than never