Welcome to the November 2014 edition of the Ecommerce Templates Newsletter where we bring news of latest version and theme releases as well as some important security news.
You may have recently received emails from your payment provider or read online about the so called Poodle Vulnerability. Basically this is an exploitation that could allow hackers to extract data from apparently secure connections on web servers using older SSL 3.0.
Your Ecommerce Templates shopping cart software isn't directly affected as this is a hosting issue, and we do strongly recommend checking your SSL version. There are a number of online tools available such as s https://www.poodlescan.com where you can check. If a problem is detected you should contact your host and / or SSL certificate provider immediately with the results. Companies such as PayPal and authorize.net will shortly discontinue support for SSL 3.0 so it's doubly important that SSL 3.0 should be disabled as soon as possible.
ECT Version 6.4.2 was released on November 4 2014 ? it's a roundup of fixes and performance enhancements but does also include some extra features and functionality that you wouldn't want to miss out on.
All the input fields and labels on the billing and shipping stage of checkout have their own css classes. This makes styling the display much more flexible and we've set up an example on our WordPress demo store if you'd like to take a look ? http://ectwp.com ? all the new classes are listed on the shopping cart help page https://www.ecommercetemplates.com/help/shopping-cart.asp
In the same way that Dazzle files can be uploaded to automatically update tracking numbers for USPS shipments, WorldShip files can now be uploaded for UPS shipments. The customer tracking number will be updated and status emails automatically sent. We have set up a dedicated help page https://www.ecommercetemplates.com/help/shipping-labels.asp where you can learn how to use the new feature as well as using WorldShip to print shipping labels.
The search page has been improved to return more relevant matches first (say where the product name or id matches) without duplicating results.
If you want to switch to a new design we have a Replacement Software download available at https://www.ecommercetemplates.com/upgrades.asp - this will provide you with the latest full version of the design of your choice.
We also now provide a Site Makeover service. This is based on approximately three hours' work and includes the addition and tweaks of css classes, implementation of the software search engine friendly features, the tidying up of code and layouts amongst other things. Please get in touch if you have any questions about this service or any of the others we offer...read more
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.