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Ecommerce Templates Newsletter August 2014

Welcome to the August 2014 Ecommerce Templates newsletter

Welcome to the August 2014 edition of the Ecommerce Templates Newsletter where we bring news of the Version 6.4 release.

Version 6.4 released and out of beta

Version 6.4 came out of beta earlier this month and if you're not one of the many ECT store owners who have already downloaded and applied the updater, you might want to take a look at the fabulous new features available.

ECT Side Filter Bar

One of the great new additions in Version 6.4 is the Side Filter bar, available to purchase from our Store Tools page, the side filter bar allows you to provide a series of configurable filters on your product pages. It means that your customers can filter the product listing by price, keyword, product order, number per page and the attributes of your choice....read more

Conditional Product Options

This was one of the most requested features from our Suggestions Forum and we've now been able to make it available in Version 6.4. Dependent product options make it very easy to have options based on a previous option choice. Implementation is also extremely simple so you can get the new options set up in no time...view example

Search engine friendly extension-less URLs

If you have visited our demo store recently you may have noticed that the pages have no .asp or .php extension, no "?" or "=" - just good cleans URLs reflecting the page content.

A product page can now have an URL like http://ectwp.com/product/Baseball a category page like http://ectwp.com/category/Sports-equipment and a detail page like http://ectwp.com/Basketball

To simplify integration we have revamped the Search Engine Friendly help page...read more

Custom per page meta tags and titles

You can now set titles and meta description tags on a per page basis giving you complete control over the content of the tags provided to search engines...read more

Tagged keywords linked to product search on the product detail pages

Showing clickable keywords is great for both search engines and users alike. Search engines will love the extra keywords you can tag your products with and your customers can easily find related products...view example

Even more goodies

We have listened to the input you have provided on the suggestions forum and added a few extra features to make your store even more productive.

We have overhauled the Modify / Clone / Delete buttons in the product admin making them easier to use and also greatly reducing the amount of HTML produced which has made performance significantly better.

You now have the ability to enter multiple store email addresses in the admin main settings page, separated by a comma. Each of these emails will receive a notification of new orders at the store and the first one in the list will be used as the store email.

The Notify Back in Stock pop-up has been redesigned, giving it a more modern and compact appearance.

There are also new additions to the quick entry fields and csv files.

Updaters

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. If you want to be informed automatically of the new features included in the updaters you can subscribe to the ASP updater forum or PHP updater forum - that means you'll receive an email each time a new post is added.