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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:25 AM #1

Hi!

The CS-Cart team is proud to present CS-Cart 4.2.1 Release Candidate. This is the first release in the upcoming major 4.2.x branch.

Feel free to download and test the new release using this download link. Please share any kind of feedback including bug reports in the bug tracker for v4.2.1RC.

Note that this is not the final version, and it’s not intended for production use. There will be no update available for this Release Candidate to upgrade it to the final 4.2.1 either.


Features
Here are the main features of CS-Cart 4.2.1 RC:
  • Contact list synchronization with the MailChimp and Mad Mimi e-mail marketing services.

    We’ve added a special Email marketing add-on that lets you sync your store subscriber lists with your MailChimp or Mad Mimi account.
  • SEO improvements, namely support of 301-status redirects, Google’s rich snippets, and canonical URLs.

    HTTP 301 status stands for Moved Permanently and tells the browser to immediately redirect the user to the new location. Now you can safely move or rename a product or category, CS-Cart will keep the old URL alive and take care of seamlessly redirecting your customers to the new location.

    Google introduced rich snippets to allow websites show useful information right in the search result list. In CS-Cart 4.2.1, we’ve extended the SEO add-on to automatically turn your store pages into proper Google rich snippets.

    URL normalization, or canonicalization, is a process of making URLs consistent with a certain standard. It helps eliminate duplicate URLs pointing to the same location. In CS-Cart 4.2.1, URLs are normalized automatically.
  • Responsive theme has been set as default. Also there are two new styles for it.

    The Responsive theme allows CS-Cart stores to look awesome on all screen sizes, and we’re happy to offer more variety in storefront appearance.


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  • New translation service.

    We’ve moved from our own GlotPress-based system to the popular Crowdin service. It provides a much more convenient interface for translators and is trusted by major players like Microsoft and Reddit.

    As for now, you can download the latest translations for CS-Cart 4.2.1 from http://translate.cs-cart.com, but we plan to make the langpacks downloadable directly from the CS-Cart admin panel.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:40 PM #2

Great job guys! looks awesome! :grin:

I will install it right now in my hosting to try it.
edit: --> here 4.2.1 installed and running in VPS :-) (only for some days) Posted Image

I can't wait to the release of the final version!

 
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:12 PM #3

Is there a full changelog?

 
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:19 PM #4

Is there a full changelog?

Not yet, will post it till Saturday.
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:13 PM #5

amazing product!!! can't wait for the final product...

 
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:32 PM #6

This is great news. Regarding rich snippets: do all elements now have microdata tags? Or is it a partial implementation of the most important elements?

Can you update the demo please?

 
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 03:25 PM #7

We are tired of waiting
Now, tell us this is not the issue is not official

When is the official release?

 
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 03:43 PM #8

here 4.2.1 installed and running in VPS :-) (for some days) Posted Image

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:02 PM #9

We are tired of waiting
Now, tell us this is not the issue is not official

When is the official release?


You are joking RIGHT ?

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:12 PM #10

this is how looks in 4.2.5 in the product pages: (look the quantity selector)

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and this is how looks in 4.2:

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Is not better if the "+" its located in the right side?

 
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:14 PM #11

here 4.2.1 installed and running in VPS :-) (for some days) Posted Image


looks good on mobile too, quite responsive, decent speed

this is how looks in 4.2.5 in the product pages:

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and this is how looks in 4.2:

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Is not better if the "+" its located in the right side?


DEFINATELY

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:47 PM #12

This is great news. Regarding rich snippets: do all elements now have microdata tags? Or is it a partial implementation of the most important elements?

Can you update the demo please?


Only products have microdata tags, as customers usually look for a products.

As for the demo - you can try the latest version at http://labs.cs-cart.com/cscart (use you forum login and password). We will update the demo.cs-cart.com after the official release.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:52 PM #13

When the new official release for 4.2.1?

 
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:53 PM #14

this is how looks in 4.2.5 in the product pages: (look the quantity selector)

Posted Image

and this is how looks in 4.2:

Posted Image

Is not better if the "+" its located in the right side?

Thanks Usernames, you are right - of course the "+" should be on the right side. We will fix this.
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:54 PM #15

When the new official release for 4.2.1?


andemh,

There is no official release date.
Approximately it will be in a two weeks.
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 05:19 PM #16

andemh,

There is no official release date.
Approximately it will be in a two weeks.

you mean after two weeks there is 4.2.1 official ?

we can upgrade to 4.2.1 ?

 
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 06:42 PM #17

The new translation tool is excellent. Like that you have included the add ons. Very good job.

And to make it even better - or perfect, would it be possible to include translations for: Blocks, Profile fields, Order Statuses, Menus and Product tabs in a future release?

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 06:46 PM #18

Spanish is not included either. why?

 
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:00 PM #19

please include google+ ;)

 
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Posted 03 July 2014 - 05:55 AM #20

Yes, please include google+ and pinterests buttons