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    New management and osCommerce v4

    osCommerce is under new management. We thank Harald Ponce de Leon and the historical development team, wholeheartedly, for creating osCommerce and will now work hard to develop it into a modern successful Ecommerce platform. osCommerce v4 is to be released in 2021! osCommerce will continue being open source and FREE to use. There will be an opportunity for developers and designers to offer their commercial products (apps) and services in osCommerce Shop. osCommerce v4 is about: business growth for shop owners new revenue streams for designers and developers modern, powerful, and secure Ecommerce platform for small, medium, and large B2C and B2B businesses API-based integration with 3rd parties osCommerce that is easy to support, maintain, and upgrade mobile and SEO friendly platform smooth migration from osCommerce 2.x and other Ecommerce solutions Discussions on this release are welcome at the Forums, where a new section for osCommerce v4 has been created. Questions about osCommerce shall be emailed to hello@oscommerce.com Development Partners and Beta Testers are always welcome! Please sign up via our Contact Page. We will notify you when the Beta version becomes available (likely in June 2021). Development Partners - we will make preview versions available to you, please indicate your interest when signing up for the Beta Program. Thank you to everyone who has been patiently waiting for a new release of osCommerce!
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    New management and osCommerce v4

    First Beta was released in November. Second Beta is about to be released in early December. Depending on the feedback we will be receiving we will release osCommerce v4 as soon as it is possible.
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    osCommerce v4 Beta 1

    osCommerce v4 Beta 1 has been made available to a limited number of first reviewers today. We will work with the feedback we receive over the next couple of weeks, and will release Beta 2 to registered Beta-testers in early December 2021. Want to become a Beta tester? Contact us via the main website to register your interest now and receive access to Beta 2 in December! Providing we continue to receive reasonable feedback from the Beta testers we are looking to launch osCommerce v4 in early 2022. The wait is over!
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    osCommerce v4 Beta 1

    We have received multiple requests from various members of this esteemed community. However we gave the first Beta to a very, very limited number of people as we just could not afford to be overwhelmed with the feedback at this stage. Current feedback is being processed and new Beta, Beta 2 will follow in early December. Beta 2 will be made available to all those who registered their interest via the Contact Us form of the main osCommerce website. We thank everyone for their enthusiasm and assistance!
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    osCommerce v4 Beta 1

    Please refer to the terms and conditions and license as per the installation - which is GNU GPL - the rest of it will be updated accordingly before the launch.
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    osCommerce v4 Beta 1

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    osCommerce v4 Beta 1

    Hi Jack, Will try to send you an invite for Beta 1, and will definitely send one for Beta 2. There is no secrecy whatsoever, but we need to be cautious of the number of people testing it, as otherwise we may be overwhelmed by the all the feedback and comments. Please bear with us while we are working on rolling v4 out.
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    osCommerce v4 Beta 1

    Let us send you the invite to the Beta 1 to try it!
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    osCommerce v4 Beta 1

    Oscommerce v4 is not a fork of osCommerce v2. It is a brand new solution made for modern day use. In the past it was called trueloaded. There were no promises to any previous owners of osCommerce, and especially no lies as, being business professionals, we don't lie. That's the end of your comments here.
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    osCommerce v4 Beta 1

    Craig, osCommerce v2 is dead. Development stopped many many years ago, unfortunately. OsCommerce v4 is a new solution based not on the fork but a platform developed from scratch and used by multiple businesses globally. You can either embrace it or ignore it, but be factual about it, please. You were offered a phone conversation, and a meeting to do a demo, which you didn't respond to. The offer still stands and we will be happy to discuss it with you.
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    osCommerce v4 Beta 1

    Would like to suggest that you try the new osCommerce when it is available in January before posting such comments Oscommerce v4 is a modern day Ecommerce platform for real business.
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    osCommerce v4 Wiki

    Looking for contributors to the new osCommerce wiki. We need to create usable manuals, real-life "how to" instructions for merchants. We also need to create manuals for designers and developers. Please comment here to indicate your interest or contact us via the website. Thanks!
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    osCommerce v4 Wiki

    https://wiki.oscommerce.com Is where we have currently existing manuals. More to be added shortly. Please ignore references to the old name of the system if you notice one in a Wiki page, these are being worked on. It is in the read-only mode at the moment, but community access will be enabled in the future.
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    New management and osCommerce v4

    We have just released the first Beta (Beta 1) to a limited number of first reviewers. Planning to do Beta 2 to all registered Beta testers in early December and launch v4 in early 2022.
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    Shipping methods

    Same as the Payment methods, Shipping methods in osCommerce v4 can be linked to: - a particular sales channel (website) - customer group - country or region and be available for the front end (checkout or quotation), back end, and POS. Shipping methods can be also linked with one or more tracking methods (to be described further). Same as the payment methods, Shipping methods can be installed, enabled or disabled. There exist a number of "offline" shipping methods, where prices are set manually in the back end. And a number of "online" shipping methods, which provide integration with the corresponding shipping provider's API. It is very likely that "online" shipping methods will find their way to a special section of the back end when osCommerce v4 is released. It is also likely that such "online" shipping methods will be made available through the marketplace, either for free or for a nominal fee (in the latter case it will be surely less than their analogues from WooCommerce, etc). And of course osCommerce developers will be very welcome to create new solutions and list them as apps too. One interesting new solution is Click and Collect shipping. It is possible to set Click and Collect locations in the settings of osCommerce v4, and then allow customers to choose Click and Collect as a shipping option on checkout. Here is the list of currently present "online" shipping modules, in no particular order: - FedEx - DHL - UPS - USPS - TNT express - NovaPoshta Another interesting new solution is a so called Zone Table method: - it allows for setting up various shipping zones, by country, by region of the country, or even a range of post/zip codes - it allows for setting up various shipping methods and naming them accordingly - and finally, it links zones and shipping methods together, allowing setting up delivery costs by order price, weight, volume, dimensions, etc
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    Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

    osCommerce v4 comes fully prepared with modern on-site SEO features. 1. Page properties Every entity like product, category, landing page, website pages have editable page URL, title, description, H tags, image alts, and so on. It is possible to set templates for each type of page in the SEO settings in the back end. And it is also possible to override those settings to make granular changes to, for example, product catalog. 2. Rich text snippets describe pages in a better way for Google and other search engines 3. Pre-integration with Google tools (Analytics, Tag manager, various Trackers), where only the account code needs to be specified in the back end to complete the integration 4. osCommerce v4 allows for redirects (301) to be set for particular entities (like products, etc) or through the whole website (SEO redirects functionality) 5. XML site maps are generated automatically by the website 6. Page load speed has been optimised to pass Google Page Speed test successfully SEO functionality comes "out of the box" and will be included into osCommerce v4 FREE and open source version. Watch this space, more updates to follow!
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    Estimated Timescale

    We will keep you updated on our progress soon!
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    Updating OSC 4.0

    We will be looking to have an import tool to move data from osCommerce 2.x to v4, and later other systems. Will keep you posted!
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    Progression of Osc into Osc4

    Mark, thanks for your interest! While you may indeed gain some ideas about the new osCommerce from looking into the code of True Loaded on github, please kindly note that is a very old code, and new osCommerce will have more features and its code will be quite different and compatible with the latest PHP
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    New management and osCommerce v4

    v4 of osCommerce will be made available through the main website at www.osCommerce.com and, likely, GitHub or similar in due course. We are working on rolling the Beta out and will keep you posted via the Forum. Thanks!
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    New management and osCommerce v4

    Thank you for your input guys. There has indeed been some delay in development, which has now been resolved. Will keep you posted about the release of the new version in due course.
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    V4 ETA ?

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    Looking for volunteers to help check and complete translations of osCommerce v4 into your native languages. To start with: - Dutch - German - French - Spanish - Norwegian - Italian - feel free to offer yours here! Besides our gratitude and mentioning in this Forum, will provide you with all possible features and apps for your online store on top of osCommerce v4 when it becomes available. Thanks!
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    Next osCommerce v4 demo

    Hi all, Going to have the next demo on Thursday the 13th of May at 4:30pm UK time. It will be a live demo of the current version of the platform, front end and back end. If you've already seen a demo last month, you probably wont find many differences there, but those who have not done it - you're VERY welcome to join. Will send a Google Meet invitation to anyone interested - please contact via the Contact Us form on the main website and provide email address to send it to. Have a nice weekend!
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    osCommerce v4 demo

    @Gyakutsuki nice talking to you today! Having reviewed a bit of new osCommerce v4, could you please provide your un-biased comments and opinion of what you've seen today? Thanks!