Archive for September, 2013

CS-Cart 4.0.2: Store Import, CDN Support, and More

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Thursday, September 26th, 2013 in CS-Cart releases, News and announcements

CS-Cart 4.0.2

Hello,

Today we introduce the long-awaited CS-Cart 4.0.2 and Multi-Vendor 4.0.2 releases.

For a minor release, it has lots of new features, apart from the regular polishing and improvements.

Here are some of the great new features available in version 4.0.2 (see the full list in the changelog):

  • Store Import tool
  • Widget mode
  • CDN support
  • Fluid storefront layout out of the box
  • On-site text translation
  • UK cookie law support (read more about the law here)

Let me talk in detail about some of them.

Store Import

CS-Cart 2.2.4, 2.2.5, and 3.0.x users now have the opportunity to import the data from their stores to CS-Cart 4.0.2.

The Store Import add-on in CS-Cart 4.0.2 can transfer orders, users, products, settings, and other data from CS-Cart 3.0.x and 2.2.4/5. Since the storefront skin has been significantly reworked in CS-Cart 4, the skins from the previous CS-Cart versions cannot be imported via this add-on.

Store Import

We know that our clients have been waiting for this feature since the CS-Cart 4.0.1 release, and it is a great pleasure for us to present it to you now.

Learn more about the Store Import add-on in our Knowledge Base.

Widget Mode (Beta)

A CS-Cart-based online store can now be easily embedded into any web page. Just copy a few lines of the JavaScript widget code from a CS-Cart admin panel (it’s under the menu Design → Layouts) and paste it directly into your web page’s HTML source code.

Take your CS-Cart store with you, anywhere: to your blog, personal site, or company web page.

CS-Cart Widget Mode

Please note that some websites don’t allow external JavaScript files, so the CS-Cart widget will not work on such sites.

CDN Support

CS-Cart 4.0.2 allows you to use the Amazon CloudFront CDN to store your static content, like images, CSS stylesheets, and JavaScript files.

Content-delivery network (CDN) is a very useful technology that makes for faster content loading and better reliability. With this technology at hand, a CS-Cart 4.0.2 store loads faster because the CDN servers located all around the globe are closer to customer.


Active upgrade subscription holders (check the subscription statuses of your licenses in your Help Desk account) will be able to upgrade their CS-Cart 4.0.1 stores directly from the admin panel during the following 2 weeks.

CS-Cart 4.0.2 has a lot to offer, and we are very proud of it. There will be more posts explaining the features of this release in this blog, so stay tuned!

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Twigmo 2.6: New Skin, Option Combination Images, and More

By Denis Borisov (CS-Cart), Thursday, September 19th, 2013 in Twigmo releases

Hi,

Today, the Twigmo team is happy to announce the new version of the CS-Cart mobile-friendly kit— Twigmo 2.6.

Twigmo 2.6 includes the new skin (we called it CupCake):

The new skin can be selected on the Twigmo add-on settings page (in the CS-Cart admin panel) after upgrading to version 2.6.

Furthermore, support for the “option combination” feature was added.

This feature enables a store owner to specify a unique image for each product option combination, such as color and size. It is available under Products→[Product name]→Options→Option combinations in the CS-Cart admin panel.

Also, a number of small changes and bug fixes were made. See the full changelog for the complete list of changes.

Add-on Upgrade

If you are a Twigmo 2.3 or above user, you will receive a notification about the available add-on upgrade in your CS-Cart admin panel. You can start the upgrade from the Twigmo add-on settings page; the rest is done automatically.

To upgrade the Twigmo add-on from version 2.2 or earlier, follow the manual upgrade guide.


You are very welcome to help us improve Twigmo by proposing new features and reporting issues.

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CS-Cart Licenses September Discount

By Denis Borisov (CS-Cart), Thursday, September 12th, 2013 in News and announcements

Hello,

Today we’d like to announce a unique opportunity for our clients to get an additional CS-Cart (formerly CS-Cart Ultimate) license with a 30% discount off its regular price ($345) and save $100.

Beginning September 11, 2013 each CS-Cart license owner who wants to run more than one CS-Cart instance, can purchase another, a so-called “additional” CS-Cart license just for $245 (make sure you are logged in to see a discounted price).

But that’s not the half of it. If you would like to have more than one storefront in your CS-Cart installation, you can also save $50 with the purchase of each CS-Cart Storefront license that is available at a 20% discount and costs just $195.

This offer is valid till September 18, 2013, so do not miss out the opportunity to purchase an additional CS-Cart license or a CS-Cart Storefront license at special discounted prices.


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