Archive for May, 2012

CS-Cart 3 Final Released

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 in CS-Cart releases, News and announcements

Greetings,

We are very happy to announce that CS-Cart 3 is finally finished and released!

It’s been a huge work and we are very proud to accomplish our goal — develop a modern, stylish and powerful eCommerce solution to suit the needs of any online business.

We thank everybody who helped us improve CS-Cart by submitting bug reports, sharing feature ideas and providing us with feedback.

CS-Cart 3 Final

What’s new?

Oh, a lot :-)

Firstly, there is a new edition — CS-Cart Ultimate (formerly known as Multi-Store). It’s a powerful and scalable tool to allow you to control many stores from 1 admin panel.

Then it is the new page layout that brings flexibility to store look and feel. Thanks to the 960.gs grid system your store will look the same on all types of monitors of any size, saving designers from the headache of deploying different designs for different screens.

CS-Cart 3 Storefront

Editing blocks in the new block manager has become more flexible, yet more transparent and logical. And it just looks great!

CS-Cart 3 Block manager

The default storefront skin has been totally remade. It looks and feels modern and smooth.

There are tons of small improvements and bug fixes as well as new features in this new release. Among them are such items as RSS and Watermark add-ons, integration with Robokassa, DirectOne, Paysite Cash, eMerchantPay payment systems and EMS shipping integration.

See the changelog to get the full list.

CS-Cart 3 Storefront

Developers

Add-on development will be easier for CS-Cart 3 than it was for older versions. We have improved and enhanced the addon.xml scheme, and the new block scheme will give developers more freedom in embedding their add-on functionality within store front-end.

We have also improved the Developer Documentation. It is yet to be worked on further, but it already contains lots of up-to-date information necessary for successful add-on development and adapting.

CS-Cart 3 Storefront

How do I get it?

You can download a free 30-day trial of any commercial edition (Professional, Multi-Vendor or Ultimate) from our official website.

Ready to buy a full commercial license? You can do it on the this page.

If you are already a license owner, you can download your own installation package directly from the File Area in our Help Desk system.

Upgrade from CS-Cart 2.2.4

CS-Cart 3 is a major release with many significant differences compared with CS-Cart 2.2.4, which makes a plain straightforward upgrade process from via the Upgrade center impossible.

There is a special upgrade tool being developed right now that will handle the upgrade. It will take some time to develop a reliable instrument, so we just ask all store owners for patience.


Feel free to share your opinion and ask questions regarding CS-Cart 3.0.1 right here in the comments, we’ll be happy to answer.

As always, you are welcome to post your and vote for others’ improvement ideas in our UserVoice.

If you happen to find any bugs, please use our bug tracker to submit the information about them. With your help we can make CS-Cart even better.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter to get the latest CS-Cart news.

Twigmo 1.9 Released

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Thursday, May 10th, 2012 in News and announcements, Twigmo releases

Hi,

Twigmo 1.9

Twigmo mobile kit is evolving and hits another release today.

Twigmo 1.9 contains mostly internal changes, but there are some nice additions that will be noticeable by the users:

  • The latest jQueryMobile 1.1.0 is used now making Twigmo Mobile Front-End work faster and smoother;
  • You can now reset your password via Twigmo Add-on right from your CS-Cart admin panel;
  • It is now possible to force Twigmo to switch between mobile and desktop versions using a special URL parameter no matter what operating system and browser are used;

Download and install

Twigmo Add-on is available to download for CS-Cart 2.1.4 and 2.2.x (older versions are not supported). Follow the official guide to download and reinstall the new version of the add-on in your CS-Cart installation.

Note: After the new files are copied to your CS-Cart installation you should go to the Add-ons page in the admin panel to uninstall and install the Twigmo add-on. It is necessary for the update to be applied.

Twigmo 1.9 will be included in CS-Cart 3 Final by default. It will be supported by CS-Cart 3 Professional, Multi-Vendor and Community editions. CS-Cart Ultimate support is to be added later.


We are happy to answer all your questions about Twigmo right here in the comments and on the official Twigmo Facebook page.

Follow Twigmo on Twitter to get the latest service news.

As always, we are keen to know your suggestions and ideas, as well as bug reports to improve Twigmo.