Release of 3.0.10

Release of 3.0.10

The last stable version vm3.0.8 was 5 months ago. Development has continued during this time, we just spent additional time testing and checking to deliver a more stable version.

We added the ajax script to the cart, so that the new cart is almost like an OPC, you will still add/edit addresses in a separate page. It is backward compatible as long any 3rd party developer/templater uses our javascript handler http://docs.virtuemart.net/tutorials/development/196-the-vm-javascript-handler.html

The ACL (Access Control List) has been extensively extended and modified. It now supports seperate settings for frontend and backend management.

Summer promotion for Amazon Payments

amazon christmas promotionYou still have until the end of this week to secure your first Christmas present!

Amazon Payments have launched their summer promotion, offering merchants their first Christmas present in August.

Merchants that register an account by 15 August and make the payment solution commercially available on their websites by 30 September do not pay any processing fees during December 2015. More information on the program is available.

Amazon Payments offer payment solutions that enable millions of customers to login to your website and pay with the details stored in their Amazon accounts.

The VirtueMart Pay with Amazon plugin is quick and easy to configure. Widgets ensure that a customer never leaves your site during the checkout process, ensuring a consistent brand experience. A complete tutorial is available to help you to configure the plugin.

If you have questions about the Pay with Amazon payment solution, please do not hesitate to contact Amazon Payments.

The VirtueMart Pay with Amazon plugin is available for VirtueMart Version 2.6.18 compatible with Joomla 2.5 and VirtueMart 3.0.8 compatible with Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.

VirtueMart 3.0.6 with completely redesigned 'Multi Variants'

In VirtueMart 3.0.6 we fine tuned the completely redesigned Multi Variants which were introduced in our previous release. Let me give you a short introduction.

One of the most advanced feature of an ecommerce store is the possibility to display different variants of one product in a clear structure. The typical example are the T-Shirt product variants. We have created a small example here: http://demo.virtuemart.net/default-products/vm-t-shirt-multi-variant-detail.

Not all colours are available for any size and due to aesthetic reasons the "blue" imprints are not available for the "blue" coloured T-Shirt. Any drop-down combination points to a real product. The handling is easy as most important product attributes are accessible from the parent product (variant attributes, Sku, price). So you can easily configure more than 50 product variants in a single view, with different stock levels, price and images. If you select an already existing attribute like length, weight, etc, then you can change the value directly using the drop-down matrix in the parent product. You can also modify the display (for example rounding).

Variant Matrix

We added a new configurable automatically selected shipment and payment if more than one is available. Also the long desired feature "register as admin in the frontend" got added. We also cleaned up the Custom Fields tab in the Product Edit view to give more room for Custom Field configurations. VirtueMart 3.0.6 is also a lot faster, due to new mysql keys and more caching. The administration menu is now still usable while being collapsed.

There is a new keepAlive script, which automatically extends the session for your shoppers if there is a product in the cart. It also automatically extends the session lifetime in all backend views. It is checking for input, so it is not running endlessly. As an example, if your session time is set to 30 minutes and your guest is checking out, leaving the computer (with open browser) and returning after 50 minutes, he is still logged in. If the user is now interacting with the screen (clicking, typing), then the keepAlive scripts directly fires a keepAlive and extends the session again. Lets assume the user stores his data after 70 minutes (searching for his/her credit card), the session is still alive.

We strongly recommend anyone using an older version of VM3 to update. The release is heavily tested and some changes and fixes were done especially for 3rd party developers.

There is also a small update for vm2.6 series. There are also new keys for the sql joins to speed up your store. Also the new js handler got added for easier compatibility between vm2.6 andd vm3 extensions.

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