Welcome to the November edition of the Ecommerce Templates Newsletter where we announce the release of Version 6.2.4 along with other ECT related news.
Although not one of our famed major releases, we decided to add some extra goodies to the 6.2.4 updater just in time for the festive season.
Here’s an overview of the great new additions available…
PayPal Payments Advanced
PayPal Payments Advanced lets you accept all major credit cards, PayPal and PayPal Credit online. In addition to a merchant account and gateway in one, PayPal provides you with a secure checkout template to integrate within your website. Customers stay on your site for the entire checkout process, and they won’t know that PayPal is processing their payment, making your business look more secure and professional … read more
Dynamic shipping recalculation
You can now recalculate shipping when editing an order in the admin, works with online and your own custom rates … online demo - Demo store login: User: mystore – Password: changeme
Clickable quantity boxes
It is now possible to use clickable graphics to raise / lower the quantity of a product to add to cart. To use this feature you need to add this parameter to the
Graphics for the up / down buttons are available in the updater images folder … view demo
Magic Toolbox features
The Magic Toolbox can now be used in conjunction with the Magic Scroll (purchased separately) thumbnail viewer. This means you can sex up your product image presentations with combinations of Magic Thumbs + Magic Scroll, Magic Zoom Plus + Magic Scroll etc. …read more
SEO Feature! - Use product name instead of product id on dynamic detail pages
You can now use the product name for dynamic product detail page links instead of the product id. So your page extension could now be prod=My-Product-Name rather than prod=prodid – this makes for cleaner looking URLs and may well help for seo purposes … read more
More new additions
Updaters as always are available from our updaters page - it doesn't matter which version you are currently running, you can always update to the latest and greatest without going through all previous versions first.
Since the Summer we have added two new Responsive Designs and continue to work on new ones. If you’re not familiar with the concept you can read up on them here but in short it's a great new way to make your site automatically adapt to mobile and portable devices. The two new designs are called Monochrome and Lifestyle.
We have also made an image slider available separately which is included in both those layouts. That can be downloaded from our downloads page.
To coincide with the release of 6.2.4 we have started a discussion thread on the support forum dedicated to SEO tips. Please feel free to join in the discussion here.