Archive for December, 2013

Translate CS-Cart the Easy Way

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 in Inside CS-Cart, News and announcements

Hi,

In this post, we’d like to tell you about a new and more convenient way to translate CS-Cart. We present to you CS-Cart Translator—a brand new tool for collaborative translations for the CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor software.

CS-Cart Translator

Why?

In short, it’s because we love our clients. Our clients come from 170+ countries around the world. We want our software to be easy to use for anyone, and in their native language. This is why having a robust and convenient translation tool is so important—it’s our key to better customer service.

Previously, introducing a new language to CS-Cart meant that some contributor would take the full responsibility of translating all text in CS-Cart. Then, that person would submit an SQL dump for the CS-Cart team to validate and include in the next CS-Cart version. If there were errors, we would return the dump to the contributor and ask them for a correction. The contributor would resubmit the translation, and the process would repeat until no more errors were found..

If that sounds complicated, it’s only because it is. Apart from that, there was no reliable way to verify the translation quality for some languages (nobody in our office speaks Greek or Chinese, for example).

With the new CS-Cart Translator, contributing to a CS-Cart translation is much easier. Now, anybody can add a new translation for a particular text bit or correct an existing one right in the browser. No more messing with SQL or needing to have a special CS-Cart installation just for translating. All you need to use CS-Cart Translator is an account on the CS-Cart Community Forums.

All submitted translation suggestions will be regularly checked by native-speaking validators, and every new CS-Cart & Multi-Vendor release will include the latest approved translations. You can also download the latest translation for any available language in the .po format right from the project website (switch to the language and click Export at the bottom of the page). A downloaded .po file can be imported into CS-Cart or Multi-Vendor 4.0.2 and later.

By the way, we plan to give free licenses annually to validators and most active contributors, so get involved!

Check out our quick guide to CS-Cart Translator in the developer docs.


This project has just been released, and there will surely be lots of room for improvement. This is where we need your help. Feel free to share your opinion and suggestions here in the comments section.

We also encourage willing contributors to apply for a validator status, which will give you the right to approve (or disapprove) and edit the submitted translation suggestions. Also, your own translation variants will be approved by default. If you’re interested in becoming a validator, contact us at sales@cs-cart.com.

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Thanks!

New Twigmo Plans & Pricing and Upcoming Version 3 Release

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Friday, December 6th, 2013 in News and announcements, Twigmo releases

Hello,

Today, we would like to introduce to you the new Twigmo plans & pricing as well as the upcoming Twigmo 3 release.

Twigmo 3 will be based on a new framework (AngularJS) for better performance and faster development in the long run. Also, it will include a powerful visual editor (available on selected plans only) that will allow you to customize the mobile store look’n'feel easily and quickly so that it matches your desktop store design.

Together with the Twigmo 3 release this December in January 2014, the new plans & pricing will come into effect. The main point is that all Twigmo plans will no longer be product quantity dependent and will differ only in features. The new Starter free plan will be limited to one default skin and a mobile product catalog without checkout. The visual editor and all skins (up to 10 soon) will be available in the plan Plus and above. In 2014, we will offer the option (see the plan Platinum below) to have your own store application for iOS and Android.

Twigmo 3 Plans & Pricing

The new plans will be applicable to all Twigmo 3 users while Twigmo 2 service will be shut down after January 10 30, 2014. We ask all Twigmo users to upgrade to version 3 after it is released in December January 2014. A release notification will be sent by email, via the CS-Cart admin panel and published in this blog.

The paid plan users will be switched to the plan Plus at no additional charge.

Feel free to ask any questions below in the comments.

Thank you for using Twigmo!