Archive for April, 2014

Twigmo 3.4: Speed Boost, Google Analytics full support and more

By Alex Vinokurov (CS-Cart & Twigmo), Monday, April 28th, 2014 in Twigmo releases

Hello!

Today, our Twigmo team released a new version (3.4) of Twigmo Mobile Storefront with many improvements.

Speed Boost

In new Twigmo 3.4, we dramatically changed the function that loads the content of the mobile store pages. Also, we optimized the JavaScript code as well as improved caching of CSS and JavaScript files.

As a result the loading now takes less time than before and in whole the mobile sites generated by Twigmo 3.4 have become much more optimized for mobile browsers. The Google Page Speed tool now grades our demo mobile site as high as 91 out of 100! For comparison, the mobile sites of Amazon and eBay score 67 and 79 accordingly.

Google Analytics full support

The full support of Google Analytics was the most popular request in Twigmo Idea Tracker. And we added it to Twigmo 3.4! The previous versions of Twigmo supported Google Analytics, but the tool captured only the first page visit (because the further mobile site pages were loaded via AJAX without the whole HTML page reload) and it resulted in misleading bounce rate in the statistics. Now this problem is solved.

New theme: Frushop

Twigmo 3.4 also includes a new theme called Frushop (available on the plan Plus only). Like the other Twigmo themes the new theme can be additionally altered via Twigmo Visual Editor.

You can see it in action on the demo page.

Prices including taxes

Finally, the new release has another long-awaited feature – displaying prices with taxes.

Add-on Upgrade

If you are a Twigmo 3.0 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.

You are very welcome to help us improve Twigmo by proposing new features and reporting issues.
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CS-Cart 4.1.4 Released with Responsive Design

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 in News and announcements

Hi,

Today, we’d like to present to you another minor release of our e-commerce software—CS-Cart 4.1.4 and Multi-Vendor 4.1.4.

CS-Cart 4.1.4

As a minor release, it brings mostly just fixes and improvements, but it also offers one big feature—responsive storefront theme. The responsive design is currently released in a beta phase for all the merchants to try; it is not yet recommended for production use, however.

CS-Cart 4.1.4 Responsive Theme

Also, 4.1.4 is the first version to offer the first step to the integration with the recently announced CS-Cart Marketplace, where you can find add-ons and themes for your store. You can access CS-Cart Marketplace right from your admin panel:

You can find the full list of changes in the new version on our site.

We will be rolling out the updates for existing CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor stores within the next several days, and all merchants with active upgrade subscriptions should have them available by the end of this week.

You can also download the installation package from your Help Desk account’s File area if you have an active upgrade subscription.


Feel free to share your ideas about how we can improve our software on our UserVoice, and report issues on the bug tracker.

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Thanks!

CS-Cart Marketplace is on!

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Thursday, April 10th, 2014 in News and announcements

Hi,

The CS-Cart software has always been praised for its feature richness and its flexibility. We are proud to be able to offer one of the widest e-commerce toolkits on the market.

And today we want to introduce something new for you—something that will let you power up your online store with even more cool features.

Please welcome CS-Cart Marketplace!

CS-Cart Marketplace

On the Marketplace, you can find useful add-ons and cool themes for your CS-Cart or Multi-Vendor store, or find a developer to create a new extension specifically for your needs.

No registration is required. Marketplace is open to all Multi-Vendor and CS-Cart users, including those who use CS-Cart in Free mode.

CS-Cart Marketplace Catalog

Search through a variety of extensions, rate them, and share your experiences with other community members by writing reviews. To guarantee that the reviews are trustworthy, we accept them only from the owners of commercial CS-Cart or Multi-Vendor licenses.

CS-Cart Marketplace Reviews

Join the Marketplace

For an independent developer or development team, CS-Cart Marketplace is a perfect spot to promote their work to the CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor community.

If you are a developer and want to offer your add-ons or themes via CS-Cart Marketplace, you are welcome to apply for a developer account (it’s free) and start submitting add-ons and themes right away.

If you are new to CS-Cart development, please refer to the CS-Cart Developer Documentation. It will help you learn how to customize CS-Cart and develop new add-ons.

See you on the Marketplace!


We hope that both our customers and our partners will love CS-Cart Marketplace. We believe it will become a bridge between our customers’ demand and partners’ supply.

CS-Cart Marketplace is a community-driven resource, and we hope the community will help it grow and prosper. We’d love to hear your ideas and suggestions. So feel free to share your thoughts right here in the comments section.

Thanks!