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CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.5.1 Are Here!

CS-Cart 4.5.1 Released


Meet a new big release—CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.5.1!

The new version fixes issues and brings new features. This time, we focused on Multi-Vendor: added an automatic vendor payout system and incorporated new cool demo data. CS-Cart got improvements, too: promotions aren’t reapplied on order editing now.

Here are some details on the new stuff.

Multi-Vendor Improvements

When working on version 4.5.1, we tried to make it easier for store owners to work with vendors. Here’s what we did new to Multi-Vendor:

No Automatic Reapplication of Promotions on Order Editing

CS-Cart has a flexible promotion system. You can give discounts on certain products, offer free shipping on orders, coupon codes, gift certificates, and more. When a customer places an order that falls under the existing promotion rules, the promotion is applied to that order.

Also, an admin can edit customer orders in the admin panel: edit the payment info, prices, taxes, and other details.

In earlier versions, when an admin edited an order, promotions were reapplied to that order according to the existed promotion rules.

We received some complaints about it, so now automatic reapplication of promotions is disabled on new installations. When you upgrade from the earlier versions, you’ll have to disable it manually in the config.local.php file.

PayPal Payment Method Settings

We’ve rearranged the settings of payment methods that use PayPal processors.

If you use PayPal Standard Payments, you can now choose, which status an order will get initially, right after a customer submits an order and proceeds to the payment page.

Google reCAPTCHA as the Primary Means of Anti-Bot Protection

As you may remember, spambots could bypass the old default CAPTCHA. So, we introduced the Google reCAPTCHA add-on in the previous version.

Starting with the new version, we have totally removed the old CAPTCHA and the Settings → Image verification page. All the relevant settings are now in the Google reCAPTCHA add-on. It is now the only default means of the anti-bot protection.

Find all other changes in the changelog.

How to Get Version 4.5.1?

There are two ways as always:

We hope that you’ll like version 4.5.1. Please let us know what you think—as usual, we’re looking forward to your feedback in Help Desk or our forum.

Report any bugs to our bug tracker and we’ll deal with them.

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Yan Anderson
Yan Anderson is the Social Relations and Content Manager at CS-Cart. He's passionate about creating content that explains complicated things in simple terms. Yan loves writing and making videos about the ecommerce industry and technology trends. He manages this blog as an editor.
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