CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.1.1 Released, CS-Cart Facebook App Is Coming

Hello,

We are delighted to kick off 2014 with an exciting announcement: the major release of CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.1.1 with several important improvements and additions.

Let’s see what improvements and new features are introduced.

CS-Cart 4.1.1

According to our roadmap, this version is an important milestone in the CS-Cart software evolution, a basis for future development and the community-driven Marketplace. This is why we’ve focused strongly on stability and features that will be necessary in the long run.

UPDATE: We’ve just released minor version 4.1.2 with three important improvements: 4.0.x theme compatibility, XSS vulnerability fix, and Google Chrome compatibility issue fix. The upgrade to 4.1.2 will ship shortly after 4.1.1.

Still, version 4.1.1 has some cool new features to show, apart from improvements and fixes:

  • Add-ons and themes can be installed from stand-alone archives
  • Order placement page has been improved (no more “Placing order…” blank page)
  • Graphic banners can now be language-specific, so you can show different banners for different storefront languages
  • eBay product sync add-on is available for purchase
  • 5 brand new storefront styles:

CS-Cart 4.1.1: New Storefront Styles

See the full changelog on our site.

Upgrade

CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.0.x stores can be upgraded right from the Upgrade center in the admin panel. Also, an installation distribution package can be downloaded from the File Area of your Help Desk account.

Please note that to avoid server overload, we will be limiting the number of upgrade package downloads within the first few days. All CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor storeowners should have their upgrades available in the Upgrade Center within several days.

Important: It was announced earlier that five add-ons (Affiliate, Gift Registry, Product Configurator, Recurring Billing, and Statistics) were going to be removed during 4.1.1 upgrade. Instead, we decided to preserve these add-ons during upgrade and just make them Disabled.

Note that these add-ons are not included in the default 4.1.1 distribution packages downloaded from the Help Desk. From 4.1.1 on, they are considered deprecated, and no technical assistance will be offered in their regard.

In addition, all these add-ons have been published under an open source license on GitHub; feel free to fork and take over their development!

Bonus-Track: CS-Cart Facebook App is Coming Soon

Among the new styles in CS-Cart 4.1.1 is the one called Facebook. It has been designed especially for the upcoming CS-Cart Facebook app. It will allow you to embed a CS-Cart or Multi-Vendor store right into a Facebook page with a simple copy-paste.

The official release and pricing announcement are soon arrive, so stay tuned!

CS-Cart Facebook App


Feel free to share your ideas on our UserVoice. You can report any issues on the bug tracker.

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Thanks!

34 Responses to “CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.1.1 Released, CS-Cart Facebook App Is Coming”

  1. Hao Nguyen says:

    Great news! Good job ;)

  2. Jim says:

    When will CS-Cart SaaS be coming out?

  3. Helmi says:

    I haven’t finished the Actualize Data phase in the Store Import Addon. Is it safe to upgrade to 4.1.1?

    • Dear Helmi,

      You haven’t finished the Actualize Data step in the CS-Cart 3.0.x to CS-Cart 4.0.x upgrade process, is that correct? If so, then upgrading to CS-Cart 4.1.1 from 4.0.3 should not cause trouble, but remember that your data will not be actualized, i.e your CS-Cart 4.1.1 store will not have all the data from your CS-Cart 3.0.x store.

      Feel free to contact our support team if you have any questions or need assistance during the upgrade.

  4. Yes, Great news! Good job and I like CS-Cart!

    But:
    This version is killer for themes of version 4.0.3?
    Now folder “presets” has name “styles”.

    Thank you ….

    • Dear Katrin,

      Yes, CS-Cart 4.1.1 has the directory “presets” renamed to “styles” since we preferred this title as more clear.

      Themes from CS-Cart 4.0.3 should work in CS-Cart 4.1.1 after a simple directory renaming.

      Thanks!

  5. Andres says:

    Can we update cs-cart version 4.0.3 to 4.1.1 ?

  6. Sal says:

    It always seems to take forever before I can upgrade!

  7. Themes for CS-Cart version 4.0.3 does not work for CS-Cart version 4.1.1.

    Installing Themes in admininistratore (?dispatch=themes.manage) was successful.
    Click the button “Activate” on the Theme. On the tab “General” message “This theme doesn’t have styles.”.
    Click the button “Visual Editor”.
    Page opens with empty columns: the left (theme editor) – gray, right (site content) – white.

    Developers Change the folder name from “presets” to “styles”.
    And Themes for CS-Cart version 4.0.3 becomes inoperable for CS-Cart version 4.1.1.

    Developers plan to fix this defect, when upgrading from version 4.0.3 to 4.1.1?

    • Dear Katrin,

      It seems like you have attempted to move a CS-Cart 4.0.3 directly to CS-Cart 4.1.1 without renaming the “presets” directory to “styles”. With this simple renaming, your theme should work all right in CS-Cart 4.1.1.

      So, please just rename the directory and see if the theme is working. If it isn’t, please contact our support team via Help Desk.

      This issue should be resolved automatically during an upgrade.

      Thanks!

      • Thanks for the answer, Konstantin.
        I tried to upgrade theme to the new version as a simple online store owner.
        Now, we changed all our 8 themes for version 4.1.1. Work required almost one week. Many of the new styles. Read more at the forum.
        In our opinion, version 4.1.1 is faster.
        We hope that the developers will take the problems with adaptation themes for new versions, especially in SaaS version.

  8. Sal says:

    Upgrade is still not available after 6 days?

    • Dear Sal,

      We have postponed the 4.1.1 upgrade rollout due to an issue with Google Chrome, which was recently discovered.

      It is fixed in 4.1.2, and you will get both upgrades together in a few days.

      Sorry for the inconvenience.

      Thanks!

  9. Jim says:

    Anyone else still waiting for the upgrade to show up in the admin panel? Currently on 4.0.3.

  10. Mia says:

    Could you please clarify this point for me?
    [*] Export/Import: Files and images can now be imported only from /path/to/cart/var/files/.

    • Sure!

      You see, previously, a path to a product image or attachment could be anything—even something terribly insecure like /etc/passwd. Under certain circumstances, this could be exploited as a security breach.

      To avoid this potential threat, we’ve restricted possible image and attachment paths with the ones inside CS-Cart’s installation root directory, namely var/files.

      Thanks!

  11. Haris says:

    It seems that the upgrade procedure from 4.03 to 4.1.1 is a unsuccessful never ending procedure for me. I press the install button , but the proceess never ends (browser keeps being busy all time and nothing is done).

    There were no php erros in the log.

    Please advice.

    Thanks

    • Marco says:

      My Upgrade of 4.1.1 to 4.1.2 in the admin panel when I press install appears
      Fatal error: Class ‘PharData’ not found in /home/xxxxx/public_html/xxxxxx/app/functions/fn.fs.php on line 187

      • Dear Marco,

        We are really sorry the upgrade didn’t go well. I’m not personally qualified to provide technical assistance, especially without looking at the actual code, so please contact our tech support team via Help Desk. I’m sure they’ll find a way to fix this in no time.

        Thanks!

    • Dear Haris,

      We’re sorry you’re having this issue. Please contact our support team via Help Desk, they’ll help you upgrade.

      I hope the problem will be solved quickly.

      Thanks!

  12. Wentzel says:

    is there anyway we can still download 4.1.1 if we wanted to?

  13. Rahul Singh says:

    Hi

    We provide Website designing and development services. Currently we are working on CS cart 4.1.1 version Please let us know Is CS Cart support Royal Mail Shipping methods? If yes then and Addon for the same..Please suggest

  14. Andy says:

    Great news again. I follow now since almost 5 years what cs-cart do and i like it very much. But hey Cs-Cart Team this functions to remove is a step backward (Affiliate, Gift Registry, Product Configurator, Recurring Billing, and Statistics)!!!

    In my option very important!
    Affiliate, Product Configurator, Recurring Billing, and Statistics

    I hope you reconsiders your decision. This message is the worst message since i am a Cs-Cart client within the last years! Frankly do yourself a favor and take this decision back!!!

    • Dear Andy,

      We really appreciate your long commitment with CS-Cart, and it’s important for us to satisfy our older users as well as newcomers.

      The decision to discontinue these add-ons was not an easy one and I assure you is was accurately thought through. Whether it’s a step forward or backward, is a controversial matter. Or, in the words of Obi-Wan Kenobi, it is true, from a certain point of view :-)

      From the strategic point of view, this is definitely a step forward. These add-ons were by far not among the most popular, but our team had to spend a lot of valuable time on supporting these add-ons. Time is a limited resource in our business; spending time on one area means taking it from some other area. We just had to prioritize for the sake of keeping CS-Cart moving forward and evolving.

      Also, the way we dealt with these add-ons leaves opportunities for their future development. Since they’re published under a free license, any interested developer is welcome to fork any of these add-ons and continue its development the way they want.

      In addition, note that the add-ons are only disabled but not removed from CS-Cart or Multi-Vendor 4.1.1, so you’re free to continue using them (but the support is no longer provided).

      Thanks!