As always, the new version is released on the same day for all our products:
CS-Cart Store Builder for single-seller stores
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor for marketplaces
It means that when you download On-Premises software from our site, you get version 4.16.1. The availability of upgrades from version 4.15.2 to 4.16.1 in the Upgrade Center may vary:
For our On-Premises line of products (Store Builder and Multi-Vendor), upgrades to version 4.16.1 will initially be available in small batches, on the “first downloaded, first upgraded” basis. In a few weeks, we’ll lift the restriction.
For the cloud Multi-Vendor No-Code, these new features are coming as well, but at a later date. Since we are the ones who upgrade all No-Code marketplaces, you’ll just find the new features in your marketplace one day, without the need to run an upgrade.
Improved vendor panel for markeplaces, where you can change the content of the home page, as well as the structure and styles of the sidebar.
Stripe Checkout support with over 20 new local payment methods, ability for customers to pay in instalments, and multiparty payments for marketplaces.
Stripe and Stripe Connect support in the Mobile application
Access to all our resources in one place through the Help Section.
The ability to select add-on and themes from the Market by name, vendor and price in the admin panel.
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The full list of changes with bug fixes is in the changelog.
For everyone using stripe. Stripe just cancelled our account because we sell cosmetics with cbd oil in the ingredient list. These have absolutely nothing to do with drugs and every cosmetics store sells this now. I heard they even cancelled account that sold bags made from hemp.
So a quick warning. Be very careful having them as your payment provider. In the 12 years I run my store I have not had this issue before.
I think there is a security issue (probably limited to shared computer, as long as session is current). I have installed a couple of add-ons so wonder if anyone reproduces this in a fresh install …
Clear cache, log out of store, go to store page … admin bar becomes available and you can get back into store.
There also appears to be retention of previous customers data in shipping details … still testing that (clears cart, but when add item and go to check-out last address there, which in my case didn’t match marketplace, vendor or regsitered customer details).
Yes if sign out of storefront after signing out of admin panel then the admin bar disappears.
I do note the behaviour in 16.1 is different to 15.2 (in 15.2 signing out of admin panels signs out of both).
I have not tested what impact the signing out of both has on the retention of shipping info. There is a separate ticket in helpdesk for that … I think the retention of the customer information is more likely related to the confirmed bug with respect to billing address (earlier in the same ticket).
We only label a PHP version as “recommended” once it’s gone through lengthy and thorough in-house testing. Because we do a lot of testing during development (for features old and new), it makes sense to just have our QA specialists use PHP 8.1 in their everyday process.
CS-Cart 4.15.1 didn’t work at all with PHP 8.1, and compatibility was added to our roadmap for 4.16.1 rather late. So our main goal was to ensure that CS-Cart 4.16.1 could be installed, and it’s main functionality (such as checkout or adding products) worked properly.
The current plan is to do more testing with PHP 8.1 before version 4.17.1 (scheduled for release mid-2023), and hopefully make it the recommended version.
To my knowledge, there haven’t been any changes to refunds related to Stripe Checkout. The changes basically are as follows:
You select “Stripe Checkout” instead of “Credit card” in the payment method settings on the CS-Cart end.
You get rerouted to the Stripe Checkout page after selecting a shipping method and submitting the order.
Thank you! If you already reported the issue to Customer Care via Help Desk, they’ll get to the bottom of both issues (and will involve developers if they deem it necessary). I wish I could say more here, but there is only so much time I can dedicate to investigation at the forums. That’s Customer Care’s bread and butter
Where is the documentation for new Stripe features. I am using the previous version of Stripe add-on, did it get upgraded automatically or do I install a new add-on or new type of Stripe payment method or do nothing? How do I add checkout features like Klarna, Afterpay etc?