Archive for November, 2011

CS-Cart 2.2.4 is Released

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 in CS-Cart releases

Hello,

SearchaniseToday we bring before you CS-Cart 2.2.4. As a minor release it contains a number of bugfixes and improvements, but not only them! Now all CS-Cart editions are integrated with the beta version of Searchanise – a SaaS project we developed to make the in-store search faster and more informative. More details about it will be announced later whis week. UPD: The service will be announced after the 21st of November.

TwigmoThe Twigmo add-on has been updated too. Now it allows you to enable a mobile front-end in your CS-Cart! Visit the Twigmo official Facebook page for more details.

Also, we added PayLeap to the list of the supported payment systems.

As usual, the full changelog can be found on our website.

Update

You can download the latest CS-Cart release on the File area page in your personal Help Desk account.

The upgrade package will be available for downloading in your CS-Cart admin panel soon. Please pay attention that we limit the download number from our server within the first 48 hours.

You are welcome to submit your suggestions and ideas to the CS-Cart Idea Tracker and report bugs to our bug tracker.

Small things that do matter: new features in CS-Cart 3

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 in Inside CS-Cart

Hi!

Major CS-Cart 3 is currently under super-intensive development. Although our main forces are now concentrated on the major features like multi-store functionality and new look and feel of the customer area, there will be a number of smaller yet quiet interesting features I’d like to mention. Those features mainly aim to improve usability of the admin panel and give more control in some specific occasions.

Color Coded Order Screen

Color coding is a very convenient way to speed up order processing. It’ll be possible to assign any color to a particular order status. Having orders coded this way you are far less likely to make unintentional order modifications.

Color Coded Orders

Subscribers Export/Import

Having a huge mailing list transferred may be a real mess as far as there is currently no way to automate it. Luckily, in the upcoming release this problem will be solved: it’ll be possible to save a newsletter subscribers list as a CSV file as well as restore data from such a file.

RSS Feed Add-on

This add-on explains it all by itself. The long-awaited feature, it’s been among the top requests in our UserVoice. It will be a customizable add-on that’ll make it possible to provide customers with the latest news and product information in RSS 2.0 format.

Show Bought Products from Selected Orders

This is another highly-user-voted feature to be included in the next version. It will allow to select multiple orders and get the list of products purchased within them. It’s super-convenient, for example, when you need to see how many and what items have been sold in a particular period of time. But not only in this case: orders are flexibly filterable and so are the purchased products!

Get Purchased Products for Selected=

Taxes for Payment Surcharges

It came to our attention that the powerful CS-Cart tax system does not cover some specific situations. In some European countries taxes must be applied to surcharges by law, and in CS-Cart 3 it will be possible to set up taxes to fit that condition.


Unfortunately, it’s impossible to develop all top-voted features at once. Features differ in scale and resource-consumption, and normally the dev team does one major and a number of smaller minor tasks simultaneously. The main large-scale task for now is Multi-Store functionality, so the others like Invoices and Packing Slips Editing have to be put in queue.

Stay tuned to our blog to get the latest dev news about CS-Cart. Good bye and take care!