Archive for September, 2012

Twigmo 2.2 is up!

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Thursday, September 27th, 2012 in News and announcements, Twigmo releases

Hello everyone,

Twigmo — a mobility kit for the CS-Cart software — has reached version 2.2.

This minor release brings forth a regular pack of optimizations and improvements.

Also, several new features are introduced:

  • Discount coupon and gift certificate support
  • Support of PayPal Express Checkout, Google Checkout and Checkout by Amazon
  • It is now possible to deactivate the geolocation feature
  • Product features tab added to the product details page

Twigmo 2.2 Features

Visit www.twigmo.com/d with your iOS, Android or Windows Phone 7 device and check out Twigmo mobile skin live.

The new version can be installed manually by this guide.


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Help us make Twigmo better by submitting bug reports on our bug tracker.

If you need any technical assistance, feel free to contact Twigmo developers via the Help Desk.

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New CS-Cart Logo is Coming Soon

By Vladimir Kalynyak, Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 in News and announcements

Hi guys,

Today we want to share some exciting news with you! CS-Cart branding and styling are about to be completely revamped and this post introduces the first step of this challenge.

Please welcome the new CS-Cart logo:
New CS-Cart LogoWe love its simplicity and solid geometry at the same time. And this clearly reflects our main focus for the future of CS-Cart platform – being simple to use yet solid to operate and evolve.

Stay tuned and get ready for many other amazing updates soon!

CS-Cart 3.0.3

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 in CS-Cart releases, News and announcements

Greetings!

CS-Cart 3.0.3

Today we introduce to you another regular minor version — CS-Cart 3.0.3.

It’s been about a month since the last CS-Cart minor release, and the time was well-spent on collecting the feedback and intensive bug fixing. All the fixes and improvements are included in this version.

In this release the Store Import add-on add-on functionality has been extended: it is now possible to import a CS-Cart Community 2.2.4-2.2.5 database as a separate storefront in CS-Cart Ultimate 3.0.3. Import of CS-Cart Professional 3.0.3 databases to Ultimate 3.0.3 is also supported.

You can find more information about this and the other changes in CS-Cart editions in this blog post.

Community Edition Discontinued

Starting from this version Community edition is unavailable for download anymore. New CS-Cart Community licenses are no longer issued either.

This is the 1st step of our big plan to simplify CS-Cart product line and make choosing and purchasing CS-Cart licenses easier.

Later we will announce the opportunity to use CS-Cart Ultimate edition on a free basis, as a replacement for CS-Cart Community.

Russian Build

CS-Cart Russian Build has also been upgraded and received some new features (note that some of the sites listed below are available in Russian only):


You are welcome to ask any questions about the new release right here in the comments. Also, we are always open for contact via Twitter and Facebook.

Edition Changes

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 in News and announcements

Good day,

Today I’d like to tell you about the changes in the CS-Cart product line, which are to come in action soon.

As CS-Cart Ultimate has been released the total count of CS-Cart editions has grown up to 4. Such a variety allowed us to cover the needs of a wide range of customers, but as a side effect choosing a proper edition has gotten more complex for our clients, and we had to spend more time and human resources on the whole line maintenance and cross-edition upgrades.

Eventually, we’ve come to the decision to simplify the edition set by reducing their number to 2. This measure will make it easier to find the right product edition and will positively affect the development process of the new CS-Cart versions.
New CS-Cart Editions

Free Mode instead of Community Edition

The 1st change to come, which will be announced together with the CS-Cart 3.0.3 release, is the Community edition discontinuation.

Starting from version 3.0.3 no new Community licenses will be issued. Neither CS-Cart 3.0.3 nor any of the aftercoming releases will include Community edition. Though all current Community license owners will be able to continue using the software according to the license agreement.

As a replacement for CS-Cart Community, in the near future we will introduce the opportunity to use commercial CS-Cart Ultimate edition on a free basis, with functionality limitations identical to the ones currently present in Community edition.

In other words, there will be a distribution package (CS-Cart Ultimate), which will include the possibility of free usage. This will make switching to the full-featured commercial version much easier — just enter a valid commercial license key to unlock all the paid store features — no more edition upgrade needed!

Professional and Ultimate Editions United

The 2nd change will result in Professional and Ultimate editions being merged into a new united edition. Probably, we will keep the name “Ultimate” for it.

The new edition will collect the best out of the existing CS-Cart Professional and CS-Cart Ultimate to provide a more handy and versatile solution for all our clients. At the same time the edition will include the possibility of free usage, which is described above.

Here are some of the advantages of the new united edition:

  • a license can be purchased with any number of storefronts starting from 1 (like having 1 CS-Cart Professional license)
  • easy extending with additional storefronts (like in CS-Cart Ultimate)
  • no more complicated license manipulations like converting Professional licenses to Ultimate Storefront ones
  • no more painstaking choosing between Professional and Ultimate — you can start with a single storefront and then easily increase their number if you need to
  • simple switching from free mode to commercial one with no need of the full-blooded software upgrade
  • opportunity to try multi-store functionality for free

As for now the release date for the united edition is not defined, but we will do our best to get it released this year.


We’ll be happy to answer all your questions about the changes in CS-Cart editions. You can contact us via Twitter, Facebook or right here in the comments.

UPDATE: Converting Professional Edition licenses to additional storefronts of existing Ultimate licenses will be possible only until the release of the united edition.

As soon as the united edition is released, all the existing Professional licenses will be automatically converted to Ultimate core licenses with 1 storefront.

Note that it is not possible to merge multiple Ultimate licenses together in order to join their storefronts under a single Ultimate license.