Archive for May, 2011

The second part of the new CS-Cart release features preview

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Thursday, May 12th, 2011 in News and announcements

Hello everybody!

In my previous post I wrote about the new functions and improvements that will be included in CS-Cart when the new release is out. Those things were great, but the features I’m going to tell you about now are hardly less important.

But before we start, I’d like to thank everybody who commented on the first part of the preview. Getting feedbacks (and especially such positive ones) is really important, I appreciate it very much. Please keep on doing so :-)

And now, let’s get on with it!

Customer login via Facebook, Twitter, OpenID and others

CS-Cart is becoming more socialized! The coming release brings on social login — the feature allowing customers to log in to CS-Cart-powered stores using their accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Google and many other social services. Well, ain’t that great?

This feature became possible with the help of Janrain Engage, web-service that gives social networking flavour to arbitrary web-sites with user login. We’ve powered CS-Cart with a special add-on that connects your shop with a Janrain account. Just activate this add-on in the CS-Cart administration panel and perform some initial setup to let your customers enjoy social login right away.

social_login

Adding social login is a huge step forward in the evolution of CS-Cart. We’re sure our clients will appreciate it at its true value. You can find full list of the supported services here.

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New features in the upcoming CS-Cart release

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 in News and announcements

The next CS-Cart release is on its way to make us and our clients happy with a set of new shiny features. And while we are waiting for it to come, I am going to give you a short preview of some of them.

New look-n-feel of the admin panel

Administrator area is an essential part of any online store. We do our best to keep the admin panel in CS-Cart an easy yet powerful tool. And we also want administrating to still be fun for the users.

The new admin area design is aimed to present all store functions in an elegant and smart manner while having a nice stylish look.

new redesign overview

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Easy migration to CS-Cart

By Alex Vinokurov (CS-Cart & Twigmo), Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 in News and announcements

We at CS-Cart understand that transferring data from existing shopping carts is often the only obstacle for some prospective users of our software. We help them with migrating data to CS-Cart as a part of our custom development service and it is useful when a source database is huge or its structure is deeply modified.

Cart2CartIf it is required to transfer only major entities, it is faster and cheaper to use online shopping cart migration service. One of the most popular is Cart2Cart. This service allows a user to migrate his categories (and their images), products (with attributes and images), customers, orders, currencies and manufacturers from one shopping cart to CS-Cart automatically.

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