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Ecommerce Templates Newsletter April 2022

Welcome to the April 2022 Ecommerce Templates newsletter

Welcome to the April edition of the Ecommerce Templates Newsletter where we are pleased to announce the arrival of v7.5 and v7.4 becoming the new Stability Version. We've highlighted the Accessibilty updates that are part of v7.4 but this release has so many other great new features it's hard to know where to start.

Updaters Forum

v7.4 is the new Stabiity Release

The v7.4 release is now the new Stability Release so for those that prefer an easy life, now is the time to update. This release will now just receive bug and security fixes with new features being added to v7.5

v7.4 has had many, many great new features added as well as all the latest bug fixes, security fixes and enhancements to make sure your store runs smoothly so it's well worth updating if you haven't already done so.

  • Accessibility code improvements for those using assitive technology.
  • Email Friend / Ask a Question / Contact Us matching other popups.
  • Overhaul of PayPal, Square and Stripe payment systems.
  • DOS attack protection
  • Plural / singular product name search improvements.
  • Click outside of popup windows to close.
  • More efficient product option code.
  • Better option tooltips.
  • Unlimited Custom Product columns.
  • Include PHP file in the product / detail page layout.
  • WordPress version improvements.

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Accessibilty Updates for Assistive Technologies

Accessibility really is a big deal for many reasons. Firstly as I'm sure you would like your sites to be open and navigatable for those who need a little extra help. Secondly as it means you have a greater number of customers who can view your products. And finally because more and more websites are becoming subject to legal action when they do not have the necessary Accessibility changes incorporated. The final major feature for the v7.4 line was to adapt the cart output as per the guidelines of the WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool.

All these changes are included in the v7.4 updater.

Split Shipments

v7.5 has hit the ground running and the first major new feature is the ability to ship order lines individually, marking items shipped, setting Tracking Numbers and sending out Order Status Emails. View what's coming and what is already included in v7.5 in this forum here...

New features for v7.5

Updater Services

Some people like to have control over the update process and it's as simple as copying the files and running the script in your browser. But if you want us to perform the update for you we can do and we'll also make sure everything is running smoothly while we are there. There is also an option when purchasing updaters for us to give the site a CSS Check while we perform the update. This will make sure your website is looking as good as it can and everything is well oiled and functioning perfectly.

Not only does updating give you a bunch of great new features but it will also protect against the future as Payment Processors and Shipping Companies alter their interfaces or programming languages such as PHP evolve. If you need to renew your updaters just follow the links below…

ASP Updaters

PHP Updaters

Updater Discounts for Developers

If you have purchased the Developer License we now have a Discount Code that can be used for the purchase of Updaters, giving a whopping 40% off. And that is along with the quantity discounts for purchasing updaters for multiple websites. Please send us an email if you want to take advantage of this.