CS-Cart 2.0.9 is out!

We would like to announce the release of CS-Cart 2.0.9. The latest version includes significant enhancement of free built-in modules set, as well as notable additions to the existing ones.

Recurring billing

Recurring billing is a new tool for creating subscription-based products with the ability to define initial product prices, billing frequency and time period. Such an approach is especially useful for membership fees, subscription services, hosting plans and other items where customers receive ongoing value. Recurring plans can be applied to any number of products, and each individual product can also be associated with several subscription plans.

Recurring plan creation
Recurring plan creation

Google Sitemap

Google Sitemap module, as it can be seen from the name, generates the XML site map which makes website indexing easier for Google (and other search engines). A site map allows search robots to define the location of website pages, the time of their last update and its frequency in order to index the website more effectively. This is especially important for big stores with a large number of pages.

File upload for products

There is now a possibility to use a file upload field as a product option. It is especially useful for customizable products (like t-shirts, mugs or postcards) where a customer can use his own graphic image to order a custom product.

Custom image upload for a product
Custom image upload for a product

Data feeds

Another new add-on, Data feeds, allows administrators to create any number of product data formats for export (using various data field sets). Such an approach allows to work with shopping directories (like Google Product Search, Shopzilla, Shopping.com, etc.) and adjust the field configuration (in case of a format change) accordingly through the easy to use interface.

However, the main idea here is allowing to either upload a resulting export file to FTP server, save it on a web server or simply download it (like in a regular export). Moreover, it is possible to create CRON tasks for individual feeds in order to generate and upload them via FTP on a regular basis (for example, daily or weekly).

Price list

The Price list add-on provides the opportunity for customers to get the product catalog in a convenient price list format (similar to those available in PC stores). A price list can be downloaded as a PDF or Microsoft Excel file, and the format of information can be customized by the store administrator. It is also possible to add product images into a price list (for PDF format only).

Creation of a price list
Creation of a price list

User groups

Membership levels are now called User groups and provide an extended functionality: a user can now be a member of several groups (not only one, as before). Besides, customers are able to unsubscribe from groups or, on the contrary, send applications for inclusion. Objects can also be associated with several groups, and (besides categories, payments, shippings and attachments) pages and products can now be made available only for particular user groups.

Other improvements

Other noteworthy features (related to previously available add-ons) include: the new type of design block (HTML block) and the ability to change the order of product tabs and add new ones. For example, you can create a new tab called “shipping details” for a particular product and describe the corresponding information within it.

6 thoughts on “CS-Cart 2.0.9 is out!

  • November 13, 2009 at 13:22

    Здравствуйте ! при обновлении у многих возникли определенные проблемы. Вы прокомментируете это?

    Hello! the upgrade, many had some problems. You comment on this?

  • November 13, 2009 at 20:11

    Добрый день! При обновлении пропали блоки слева. Пришлось вернуть старую версию.
    During upgrade blocks on left side are disappeared. We had to restore previous version.

  • November 16, 2009 at 14:38

    Thank you all for your feedback. We apologize for any possible inconveniences caused by the errors you have reported.

    The release of version 2.0.10 will be out within the next few days. The entire team of our architects is working on the bugfixes and testing, and all the recent problems will be fixed in the new version. Prior to the release, the upgrade to 2.0.9 has been temporarily disabled.

    We will post an additional announcement as soon as the release is ready.

    In addition, we would appreciate if you could use Help Desk for problem reporting in order to achieve faster processing and resolution.

  • November 16, 2009 at 21:11

    This should have been thoroughly tested before even being considered to publicize. I hope you keep this in mind for future releases. It will make you an even better company.

    Keep up the good work. CS-Cart is awesome!

  • November 17, 2009 at 18:03

    About DATA FEED, have you planned in addition an XML import feature? I’m very interested in integrating IceCat.biz feeds in our CS-Cart shop. Best regards.

  • November 23, 2009 at 16:39

    the cart lack a selling module to allow multi-vendors to sell on the portal

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