Archive for February, 2012

CS-Cart 3 Upgrade FAQ

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Monday, February 27th, 2012 in Articles

CS-Cart UpgradeHi,

We receive many questions about the upcoming release of CS-Cart 3 and today I would like to cover some of them concerning the upgrade procedure and in particular about Pro-to-Ultimate edition upgrade.

General Questions

Q: After CS-Cart 3 is released, how can I upgrade my CS-Cart to this version?
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CS-Cart 3 RC Released

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 in CS-Cart releases, News and announcements

G’day everybody! And the topic does not lie — the 3rd version of CS-Cart has reached the release candidate stage! Which means that the final release is on its way pretty soon.

New Storefront Design

The release candidate includes all the features that will be present in the final version:

  • Completely new storefront look and feel
  • New 960.gs based layout manager
  • RSS Feed add-on
  • Watermarks add-on
  • Import/export subscribers
  • Refreshed installer
  • Lots of small improvements

Also, CS-Cart 3 RC is already available in Ultimate edition with multi-store functionality. Basically this is the final version, the work to be done further is mostly bug fixing and flaw polishing.

Try

You can try CS-Cart 3 RC in action in 3 demo stores:

Download

The RC download links are available in this thread on our forum. You should be registered and logged in to be able to access this page and download the installation package. There will be several RC updates in the future, which all will be available for download in the same thread. Keep up with the news in our Twitter and Facebook to know when the latest RC update is on.

CS-Cart 3 Ultimate Edition configuring is explained in detail in the configuration guide.

The official CS-Cart 3 RC Reference Guide is also very helpful. This is still a work in progress so some articles can be not finished.

Please, remember that this is not the final release and the RC is not supposed to be installed on live stores.

Feedback

The release candidate may contain bugs. We do our best to find and fix them all, but the bug reports from the users are priceless: they usually reveal some things we couldn’t've even thought about.

The best place to post any bug reports is our special bug tracker. Use your regular forum login data to sign in.

We are happy to get any feedback in Twitter and Facebook too, as well as on our forum.

Good luck trying the new release! Let’s make CS-Cart a better tool together.

UPD: When the final release is out, we will introduce a special script to migrate database from CS-Cart 3 RC RC to the final version.
So you can start filling up the database in the RC — you will be able to transfer it to the final version when it’s released.

Twigmo: New Release and Pricing

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 in News and announcements, Twigmo releases

Hello everybody,

Twigmo

Today we are happy to announce a new version of Twigmo — a set of tools to make CS-Cart stores mobile-friendly.

Along with bug fixes Twigmo brings forth several new features:

  • With the “Home page category” setting it is possible to configure Twigmo Mobile Front-End to display products from a particular category on the home page.
  • The “Use mobile front-end” option has been extended and applies mobile skin only for phones, only for tablets, for all supported devices or deactivates mobile front-end.
  • Tab bar appearance and position has changed. Also the search products feature is now available on the home page.
  • Added support of payment methods available in CS-Cart except Paypal Express Checkout & Google Checkout.

New Pricing Policy

From now on Twigmo Mobile Front-End is available under several different plans.

UPD: The plans have been updated, check out the new pricing:

  • Free — for stores with less than 100 1000 products.
  • Basic$9 per month — for stores containing 101–5,000 1,001–10,000 products.
  • Plus $19 per month — for stores with 5,001–50,000 10,001–50,000 products.

There is a 30 day free trial available for every plan.

The sales will start in March, 2012.

Twigmo Mobile Admin and Twigmo Add-on are absolutely free as they were, no matter how big the store is.


Read more about Twigmo on our website and keep up with the latest Twigmo news on its official Facebook page.

As usual, your comments are very welcome!