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#177925 Four Community-Suggested Features To Land In Cs-Cart 4.2

Posted by kmolchanov on 21 February 2014 - 08:34 AM

Canonical URL and Duplicate Content fixed.. This is a major flaw in Cs-Cart.. It would be nice to see this fixed finally so we don't have to buy additional addon's to fix it. If your going to fix SEO then fix it completely.


Sure, this will also be fixed. Generating canonical URLs will, in fact, resolve the duplicate content issue.


#177877 Four Community-Suggested Features To Land In Cs-Cart 4.2

Posted by kmolchanov on 20 February 2014 - 01:46 PM

Hi!

Today, I’d like to tell you about some cool new features to land in our next major release, CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.2. These goodies will bring more user- and SEO-friendliness to CS-Cart, to help your business bloom and your profits grow.

Since these features have been suggested by the members of our awesome community, we are extremely happy to include them in our software.

Responsive Design

Making CS-Cart’s storefront more mobile-friendly was suggested in April 2013, back when CS-Cart 3 was the latest major version and the visual framework behind our storefront was 960.gs.

A lot has changed since then. We’ve switched to Twitter Bootstrap, which has made it much easier to develop a responsive storefront theme, and we’re happy to announce that CS-Cart 4.2 will play well with screens of all sizes.
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Google’s Rich Snippets

You’ve probably seen those little chunks of text under every Google search result. They’re called “snippets,” and they help users better understand what a particular site is about and why it’s relevant to their search term.

If you mark up your webpage in a certain way, Google can go further and create a rich snippet—a special widget that will show detailed information specific to your page. For example, a product page can contain its rating and reviews. This information can be shown in a rich snippet.

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Adding the support of rich snippets in CS-Cart was suggested long ago, and we’re happy to finally implement it in our next major version.

Improved SEO Name Policy

As for now, if an item in your store has an SEO name, this name must be unique across the whole catalog and across all types of items. Some users have reasonably pointed out, however, that this behavior can be somewhat restricting.

For example, currently, you can’t have two subcategories with the same SEO name—even if they are in different categories—because the resulting URLs would be unique (e.g., mystore.com/men/pants and mystore.com/women/pants).

Starting with version 4.2, the SEO name policy will be improved to allow duplicate SEO names; only the whole URL will have to be unique.

UPD: Automatic Canonical URLs to Avoid Duplicate Pages

Another great improvement in our SEO add-on in version 4.2 are automatically generated canonical URLs. This info will help Google and other search providers avoid duplicating pages during indexation.

E.g, mystore.com/pants and mystore.com/pants?size=M will be considered the same page, not two different ones.


The 301 Status Page Redirection

CS-Cart 4.2 will introduce an easier way to move a product, category, or page from one URL to another. Using the standard 301 HTTP status, your store will be able to seamlessly redirect a visitor to the new item location, as suggested in our UserVoice.

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You are very welcome to share your ideas about how to improve CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor. If you happen to find a bug, please report in on our bug tracker.

Stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook, as well as our YouTube channel, for the latest news about CS-Cart software.


#176162 CS-Cart And Multi-Vendor 4.1.2 Released, Brings Google Chrome Fix, Security I...

Posted by kmolchanov on 28 January 2014 - 08:59 AM

Hello,

We are happy to announce the first minor release after the recent 4.1.1 major one—CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.1.2.

This release includes only 3 changes compared to version 4.1.1, but the changes are quite important, and it is strongly recommended to upgrade to 4.1.2.
  • In 4.1.2, we have resolved the recently reported Google Chrome issue, which lead to the CS-Cart admin panel unavailability.
  • Another important thing is that older CS-Cart 4.0.x themes are now hassle-free imported during a 4.0.x-to-4.1.2 upgrade.
  • In addition, an XSS vulnerability has been resolved.

Upgrade

As usually, the upgrades will become available to all CS-Cart 4.1.1 storeowners within the following several days. You can upgrade in the Upgrade center in your CS-Cart admin panel.

Those storeowners who haven't received their 4.1.1 upgrades yet should receive both 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 upgrades just one after another. After you have upgraded to 4.1.1, you should see your 4.1.2 upgrade ready. If this doesn't happen, try clicking Refresh packages list (the gear-menu at the top-right corner of the page).

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If you have any questions, feel free to ask here in the thread.

You are welcome to report issues on our bug tracker, and feel free to share your ideas on the UserVoice.

Stay tuned to the CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor news on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Thanks!


#175182 CS-Cart And Multi-Vendor 4.1.1 Released, CS-Cart Facebook App Is Coming

Posted by kmolchanov on 15 January 2014 - 11:25 AM

Hello,

Today, we are happy to present a new major version on our CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor software - 4.1.1.

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This release includes numerous improvements and fixes, as well as introduces some new features:
  • 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
See the full changelog on our site.

Upgrade

4.0.x stores can be upgraded to 4.1.1 via the Upgrade Center in the CS-Cart admin panel. The upgrades should be available to all CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor storeowners within several days.

You can also download an installation distribution package from the File Area in your Help Desk account.

Important: It was announced on the forum earlier that we were going to remove five add-ons during the 4.1.1 upgrade process. Instead, we have decided to keep the add-ons during the upgrade, and just make them Disabled. In addition, these add-ons are not included in the 4.1.1 distribution package.

The add-ons are available on GitHubunder an open-source license. Feel free to fork them and take over their development.

CS-Cart Facebook App

We are also excited to announce that the CS-Cart Facebook app is soon to be released.

This app will allow you to embed an existing CS-Cart or Multi-Vendor store in a Facebook page.

We will publish a special announcement about the app soon, stay tuned to our blog.

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We would be happy to hear your thoughts about the new version in this thread.

You are welcome the share your ideas in our UserVoice and report issues to the bug tracker.

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for the latest updates and news.

Thanks!


#168761 CS-Cart 4.0.2 Released: Store Import, CDN Support, Widget Mode, More

Posted by kmolchanov on 26 September 2013 - 01:09 PM

Hello,

We are happy to announce another CS-Cart release today.

CS-Cart 4.0.2 includes numerous improvements and introduces some new features:
  • Store Import tool
  • Widget mode
  • CDN support
  • Fluid storefront layout out of the box
  • On-site text translation
  • UK cookie law support (read more about the law here)
For the full list of changes, see the changelog on our site.

One of the most important new features is the Store Import add-on that allows you to import data from CS-Cart 2.2.4, 2.2.5, and 3.0.x to 4.0.2. Learn how you can use this tool in our Knowledge Base.

The upgrades from 4.0.1 will be available for all subscribed users during the following week.

Read more about the release in our blog.

P.S. Widget mode how-to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RseUfuFdctg
Thanks!


#164438 CS-Cart 4 Final Released

Posted by kmolchanov on 27 June 2013 - 12:31 PM

Hello, In previous versions, language options was easily manageable at front and admin panels. We couldnt find this option at V4. Can you please let us know how can we translate the missing phrases.


Just go to Administration → Languages in your admin panel.


#164370 CS-Cart 4 Final Released

Posted by kmolchanov on 26 June 2013 - 02:47 PM

I would think that not having a store import tool in this release will be a big impediment to people upgrading.

Hello,

We understand this may be an issue for those willing to upgrade immediately; we really hate to make those people wait.

We will do our best to release the import tool as soon as possible.


#164359 CS-Cart 4 Final Released

Posted by kmolchanov on 26 June 2013 - 12:33 PM

Hello,

Today, we are very happy to announce a new major version of the CS-Cart shopping cart—CS-Cart 4.0.1.

We have been working on this release for a long time. It is packed with awesome new features and works faster than any previous CS-Cart version.

CS-Cart 4.0.1 is available in Ultimate and Multi-Vendor editions; Professional edition has been discontinued.

We have re-introduced the opportunity to use CS-Cart free with the new Free mode in CS-Cart Ultimate. In the Free mode, you have access to the basic eCommerce features (see the comparison chart.)

Russian Build is also available, though we temporarily to not sell new Multi-Vendor Russian Build licenses.

See the changelog for the full list of changes in CS-Cart 4.0.1.

You are welcome to post bug reports in our Bug Tracker.
Download CS-Cart 4.0.1

Read more about this release in our blog.

UPD: Professional license is not accepted in CS-Cart 4.0.1 Ultimate yet. We'are working on it.
UPD: CS-Cart Professional license can now be used to activate the Full mode in CS-Cart 4.0.1 Ultimate


#162709 CS-Cart 4 Beta is Released

Posted by kmolchanov on 30 May 2013 - 07:54 AM

I've asked for a sandbox/publication area for years to no avail. Real-time updates to storefronts are only useful when you're done, not while you're in process of change. So if the theme editor were allowed to be valid based on a parameter value or had a property to be able to name the theme, then one could do something like::
mysite.com?theme=18
Which would use theme_id 18 for that session only allowing someone to edit/play with theme 18 until it's ready. Then to tell the site to use theme_id 18 as the default.

But since they don't run real stores, they never really get these concepts.


Hi!

I am very happy to reply to this one :-)

In CS-Cart 4, we have exactly what you are asking for—a real-time sandbox with as many layout presets as you like. Picking a layout for a session is as easy is mysite.com?s_layout=3.

Moreover, layouts are more flexible than just color schemes: you can change the actual blockset. This means that you can create a special layout for your store to be embedded as a widget into any page, e.g. Facebook or Wordpress.

By the way, the widget mode I have just mentioned is another big new thing coming, we will make a special announcement for it later in our blog.


#158369 EMAIL : Access to Your CS-Cart Help Desk Account Has Been Restricted

Posted by kmolchanov on 21 March 2013 - 01:55 PM

Hello,

Yes, this is an official statement, and this is an official broadcast to all registered Help Desk users.

Please follow the instructions in the e-mail and reset your password.

Thanks.


#153893 CS-Cart 3.0.5 Released

Posted by kmolchanov on 29 January 2013 - 07:48 AM

Remember that feature that disappeared? Suppliers. Where is it?!

UserVoice = "Under development" for Ultimate on November 26th 2012. Looks like everything is being ditched for a pointless new admin skin in 3.1, with no real core functionality updates.

Hello,

I would like to re-assure you that the Suppliers functionality is really under development, it is planned to be included in CS-Cart 3.1.1.


#149726 Unsupported Payment Methods to be Discontinued in CS-Cart 3.1.1

Posted by kmolchanov on 22 November 2012 - 12:24 PM

Good day,

In CS-Cart 3.1.1, the following payment methods will be discontinued:
  • 365 Billing
  • Cardia
  • Egold
We are publishing the source code of these payments for the general public, the archives are attached to this post.

In order to install a payment, just extract the respective archive to your store installation root directory and execute the correspinding SQL query in the directory var/database/backup. This can be performed via the admin panel (Administration -> Database -> Restore).

Please note that the source code is guaranteed to work only in CS-Cart 3.0.x.

Attached Files




#148510 CS-Cart 3.0.4 Released

Posted by kmolchanov on 07 November 2012 - 11:52 AM

Greetings!

We are happy to announce a new CS-Cart release.

CS-Cart 3.0.4 is mostly a bug fix and optimization release.

Among the more noticeable changes are the ability to store credit card data in orders (which has been removed earlier), updated GeoIP data, and the latest versions of Twigmo and Searchanise.

You can find more information in our blog.

The full changelogs for both the regular and Russian builds can be found on our site.

We are looking forward to getting your feedback. Use can contact us via Twitter, Facebook and leave comments in the blog.

If you happen to find a bug, do not hesitate to leave a report in our Bug tracker.

UPD: CS-Cart 3.0.4 Russian Build has been released on November 14, 2012.


#144335 CS-Cart 3.0.3 Released

Posted by kmolchanov on 05 September 2012 - 12:33 PM

Hello everybody!

We are happy to announce another minor CS-Cart version.

CS-Cart 3.0.3 is a maintenance release, it includes bug fixes and improvements introduced since the last minor release.

Among the most important is that the Store Import add-on now supports database import from CS-Cart Community 2.2.4-2.2.5 to Ultimate 3.0.3 and from CS-Cart Professional 3.0.3 to Ultimate 3.0.3. The database is imported in both cases to a separate storefront.

CS-Cart 3.0.3 is the 1st version without Community edition included. CS-Cart Community edition discontinuation is the 1st step in a program of our product line simplification. You can find more information on this subject in our blog.

CS-Cart Russian Build has also received some new features:
  • Unisender integration
  • Yandex.Market and Yandex.Metrica integration
  • Vse V Kredit integration
  • Kupi V Kredit integration
You can find the full changelog on our site for both regular and Russian builds.

We are keen to get your feedback. Use can contact us via Twitter, Facebook and leave comments in the blog. If you happen to find a bug, do not hesitate to leave a report in our Bug tracker.

UPD: As usually, the upgrades should be available for all users in their admin areas in the course of 48 hours.


#141593 Sorry, you was hacked - CSCart Demo Pro

Posted by kmolchanov on 27 July 2012 - 08:00 AM

Hello guys!

was prob pretty easy with access to the admin area accessible

You are absolutely right (did YOU do it??).

Although we are still investigating the issue, it is clear that someone used the "Upload files" feature in a 3rd party file browser we added to CS-Cart 3.0.2. Unfortunately, we forgot to disable this feature on our demo website. It seems it would be better to disable the feature completely in CS-Cart software, because anyone who has the access to your CS-Cart admin panel (including vendors existing in CS-Cart 3.0.2 Multi-Vendor Edition!) can do the same 'trick'.

We will publish a solution to block the upload files feature in CS-Cart 3.0.2 as soon as possible.