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AbanteCart New Version 1.1.5 is now available

  • Sunday, 26 May 2013 03:59
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AbanteCart version 1.1.5 and new responsive default storefront theme

We are very exceeded to present new AbanteCart version 1.1.5 and upgrade package. Distribution package can be downloaded or upgrade can be ran inside your existing AbanteCart.
This release contains large number of new features, updates and fixes. We recommend to try upgrade in a test copy of AbanteCart first before applying to production sites.

Release Notes:  Version 1.1.5

New Features and improvements summary:

  • - HTML5 Responsive Storefront template
  • - Basket (shopping cart) page quick tax and shipping estimate (On HTML5 template only)
  • - Basket (shopping cart) page coupon apply (On HTML5 template only)
  • - Subscription for news letter
  • - Customer's account balance and money movement transactions support.
  • - Customers' file uploads and management interface in admin. 
  • - Administrators Act on behalf of customer feature
  • - Various improvements to extension control. Global settings and ability to build custom setting pages for extensions (admin)
  • - Page load improvement 
  • - PayPal payment settings improvement related to PayPal partnership and certification.

Many more small features added listed blow:

Core:

  • - default extension's setting bugfix related to serialized values for multivalue form fields + Refactoring.
  • - applying tax for shipping bug-fix.
  • - ALayout bugfix of wrong selection of page for layout related to a few installed templates.
  • - Unsubscribe page added to storefront. Link for this page added to sale->mail page on Control Panel
  • - session settings by ini_set moved to index.php
  • - Fixed multiselected extension settings.
  • - handling fee total extension now supports percent fees
  • - engine/utils.php. Process of <disabled/> entity of config.xml of extension changed.
  • - APagination moved back for old extensions support. Will be removed in major version
  • - Warning message added to log for case when tpl file for controller not found .
  • - now using has_value() function in AResource::getResources method to be able to get resources with id = 0.
  • - default sorting setting for product listing on storefront pages added.
  • - added column 'settings' in global_attributes table, updated demo data, fixed type in sql queries.
  • - now seo-keywords for products, categories, brands and content pages are multilingual.
  • - processing of additional config items for extensions added.
  • - Customer's account balance and money movement transactions support.
  • - Language manager translation of description bugfix.
  • - bug fix for template debugger. Now info contain actual template(tpl) of block instead requested.
  • - added methods addVirtual and removeVirtual into ACart class
  • - Windows server strptime() fix
  • - Add Northern Ireland to country list with "zones"
  • - Fix for extra prefix problem in Data import/export. (v1.1.4 bug only)

Control Panel:

  • - Act on behalf of customer feature
  • - resource library popup's preview image size bugfix.
  • - fixed bug when description text for extension settings fields (type resource) was missing.
  • - custom block edit form changed. Wrapper list changed and now based on list of tpl-files that placed inside sub-directory of directory blocks.
  • - custom block edit form changed. Wrapper list changed and now based on list of tpl-files that placed inside sub-directory of directory blocks.
  • - layout_manager xml import bug fix related to positions of blocks and language of description of block
  • - model for data of manufacturers changed. (cache check bugfix)
  • - extension settings saving bugfix related to multivalue grouped checkboxes.
  • - layout saving bugfix related to priorities of children blocks of placeholder. (if delete first from list of few blocks other blocks disappeared)
  • - block edit form changes rollback(tpl selecting)
  • - layout saving bugfix related to priorities of children blocks of placeholder. (if delete first from list of few blocks other blocks disappeared)
  • - money transaction management added
  • - added hook to extend field set at 'sale/order/history'.
  • - Extended custom blocks to have any block's tpl as wrapper
  • - now ckeditor use <br> as break line instead <p> tag
  • - package installer bug fix related to deleting by empty extension_txt_id
  • - added hook 'list_more_product_last' to extend products list. Storefront: added hook 'list_more_product_last' to extend products list.
  • - permission checks bug fix related to prefixes "r" and "p" of rt-variable 
  • - updater bug fix related to inaccessible updates.xml on abantecart-server
  • - bugfix related to requests for updates.xml from abantecart.com.
  • - removed unnecessary debug output in controller tool/files Core: removed unnecessary debug output in helper utils.php
  • - html block edit form. ckeditor startup mode changed to "source"
  • - Package installer bugfix related to ftp install procedure
  • - Package installer bugfix related to ftp install procedure
  • - added System -> Data -> File Uploads interface. Storefront: all info about uploads is now stored in datasets.
  • - added model tool/files.php, updated sale/order controller to build download link for uploaded files in order details. Storefront: updates for "file" field type.
  • - extension settings page small refactoring
  • - fixed update of the file type field in global attributes. Storefront: fixed validation of the uploaded files in product options.
  • - implemented interface for adding 'file' type global attribute, added admin/system/uploads directory. Core: added column 'settings' in global_attributes table, updated demo data, fixed type in sql queries. Storefront: implemented file uploading and file validation for product options.
  • - package installer by ftp mode improved. Release notes now shows before cart upgrade.
  • - added hook "virtuals" into order details template to show virtual products added by extensions. Storefront: template variables for cart top block are now available from extensions, added hook "virtuals" into order summary and checkout confirm template.
  • - package installer by ftp mode improved.
  • - mail settings. help text changed

Storefront:

  • - default_html5 template added
  • - Added hooks to buttons at the cart page to be able to add buttons before and after cart buttons.
  • - controller common/menu.php changed. cache write rebuild
  • - now listing blocks can show external resources in default_html5 template
  • - sample data size optimized
  • - model catalog/products bugfixes related to listing block's calls. Refactoring and checks of parameters added. Phpdocumentor comments added.
  • - now maintenance page can have own layout in template.
  • - Added title popup for description of the shipping method at checkout.
  • - APagination is not needed anymore in "default" template.
  • - fixed guest checkout when order total is 0 (no payment required).
  • - products are now accessible from extensions and can be hooked, fix for emailed order details with virtual products.
  • - added hook 'virtual' for virtual products at account/invoice.tpl and hook 'payment_extensions_hook' for checkout/guest_step_2.tpl
  • - Default template. hookvars to pages/account/account.tpl added
  • - Default template thickbox(js-gallery) IE bugfix related to position of popup.
  • - support for account creation for newsletter subscribers only added. Now you can use get variable subscriber=1 to open this type of form.
  • - bug fix of hard set tpl for content block
  • - added hook into cart.tpl
  • - Added hook vars "pre_contents" and "pre_contents" to have ability to add links into "Information" block
  • - skipping of payment checkout page for orders with zero total amount added.
  • - Add storefront icon support for shipping and payment extension. Support default and defaultHTML5 templates
  • - Added "Continue shopping" button for the default template.
  • - Fix for thumbnails in listing block
  • - Apply coupon and estimate shipping add taxes in the cart

Extensions:

  • - Add support for extension custom settings templates
  • - custom settings template for default_pp_pro_uk extension, language fixes for default_pp_pro.
  • - Royal Mail rates moved to config.xml and not managed in extension
  • - Created custom settings pages for PayPal Standard and Pro
  • - updated icons for Default PayPal extensions
  • - now ckeditor turns on in "source" mode on banner manager form
  • - "Handling fee" core extension now have ability to set fee per payment method.
  • - Small banner extension fixes
  • - Add min and max settings for payments. Improve extensions settings to have defaults


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