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    Translations

    Rene - if you could help us with that, we would be ever so grateful
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    Translations

    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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    main page banner issues

    Jaanus, as was advised, any URL of your website should have been put into the "Banner URL" field. This should have been resolved now.
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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

    At this time we can only say that osCommerce v4 is going to be a much more modern and powerful (feature-rich) Ecommerce platform than osCommerce v2 or any of its editions has ever been. We will be posting updates and previews on this Forum to gradually explain its benefits to the members of osComemrce community. There are real benefits for small businesses, medium and large businesses, B2B companies, designers, developers, consultants, accountants - you name it! The future is bright with osCommerce!
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    New management and osCommerce v4

    @milkman45, thanks Renato. We will be happy to consider how OSCPM can be connected to the new version of osCommerce v4. osCommerce definitely can benefit from a strong featured product management solution. By the way, there's a very cool import/export feature in osCommerce v4 that may be useful and also powerful API. We will be posting about those in the next few weeks on this forum.
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    New management and osCommerce v4

    Sure, Loki, we will be working on creating an import tool that imports a lot of system data and some settings as well into the new version. It is our aim to make the migration process as easy and quick as possible. At the same time, we want to give osCommerce users update to the new modern technology and solution they have been so patiently waiting for, and so deserve.
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    New management and osCommerce v4

    Thank you, Fredi! Looking forward to bringing new osCommerce to the community and the world!
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    New management and osCommerce v4

    Thank you, Pete! It has been great working with you before, and even better to meet you here in our new capacity. Please do not hesitate to post any and all questions on this Forum. As to v2.x modules - they will not work on v4 as those are two different codebases. HOWEVER, v4 will come with a lot of features built in by default, or available via the App store (and a lot of them will be free), and also we will be encouraging our development partners to create new or recreate apps for v4. When the time comes, we hope you will be able to help us by reviewing the Beta version and providing valuable feedback.
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    New management and osCommerce v4

    Than you, Valquiria! That is EXACTLY our intentions. We were sad to see all the missed opportunities for osCommerce and its Community, and are very happy that now we will be able to start fixing the situation and improving it, both for the platform and for the shop owners, designers, and developers of osCommerce. Agreed. Please kindly note this account is to be used for "official" communication mostly. It is currently operated by Vadym Gurevych, you can "google" the name. But it is likely that it will be operated by different members of our team in the future. We are not going to eliminate anything as such, at least such plans do not exist at the moment. V2 and CE(s) content on the Forum will be left intact. We hope that more and more users will switch to v4 because it will be: better more powerful more modern easier to manage etc However we recognise that there will be cases when people will want to keep using V2 or CE(s) for a bit longer - and we are going to respect that. There's not going to be anything forced upon users and developers of osCommerce. V2 and CE(s) apps will stay for the foreseeableble future, at least until we see no more interest in them from the osCommerce community. The only thing that may change is the URL, that is if we decide to call them "apps" in the new version. V4 apps will be made available in the new App store. We hope the development and design partners of osCommerce will find it very beneficial for them to create apps and offer them, for free or at a price, in the new App store. We fully recognise the benefit of having a strong community, and want to offer community members various opportunities to not only contribute to the platform but earn a fair fee doing it. It will be very beneficial for shop owners as well - for a business, supported solutions are almost always better than non-supported. Keep them for the foreseeable time. Agreed. But it is not just about "like" or "not like". It is about common sense and convenience for osCommerce users of all types. Thank you very much! We will be happy to know you and everyone else as a development partner or osCommerce store owner - in either capacity. If you "google" "osCommerce" as Google Trend, you will see a very painful picture. We are here to change that trend!
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    New management and osCommerce v4

    @Philo2005 thanks for your question, David! osCommerce v4, its further versions, the App store, will be the focus of osCommerce development team. There will be tools available to migrate store data from older versions of osCommerce and their community editions to osCommerce v4. Phoenix will not be developed by osCommerce. We hope you will enjoy using the latest osCommerce version when it becomes available.
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    New management and osCommerce v4

    @PupStar thank you, Mark! To answer your questions and comment on your post: - we are happy to be leading osCommerce for many reasons, one of them, and not least - we have always had some very high regard for it (same as many on this Forum) and now we can make a real difference and develop it further - we will always invite as many shop owners, developers, designers, consultants, and everyone to use osCommerce and be a part of osCommerce community. We will NEVER squeeze out any existing member (unless they do something utterly wrong or unethical) - we value everyone's contribution and are looking forward to working with as many partners as possible in the future - osCommerce v4 will be indeed "related" to TrueLoaded, however it will be its next iteration. It will be compatible with the latest server software (PHP 8), much more modular, etc. As to the features - there will be plenty of the features that will be included by default, much more than ever before in osCommerce, and most of them will be available as modules (or add-ons or apps) - i.e. it will be possible to add or remove them. We are working on finding balance between providing users with a modern feature-rich solution and not overcomplicating it at the same time, and will be happy to hear feedback from the active members of the osCommerce Community reg. this when v4 Beta is available (or preview for development partners before then). It shall be said that TrueLoaded has been in development for about 5 years now, and runs many very successful online stores of different complexity across the world. - you and everyone else will be very welcome to use osCommerce v4, for your own needs or for such of your clients - osCommerce will continue to be free and open source. We will be of course recommending that changes are implemented in modules rather than the core, to make it easier to upgrade it to 4.1 and so on. - we will launch the App store (working title) and invite all members of the community to offer their apps, widgets, design themes, etc in there - free and paid; we want to give osCommerce community a way to earn fair fee for their amazing solutions and services Have more questions - please post them here too. osCommerce is about communication and transparency!
  13. Please kindly post Phoenix-related content under the Phoenix club. Thanks!
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    New management and osCommerce v4

    @swguythanks for your interest. Scott, they are not connected. osCommerce v4 has new concept and codebase. Import facility will be provided to move data from osCommerce v2.x and Phoenix to osCommerce v4
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    New management and osCommerce v4

    Thanks for these questions too! As to the timing of the new release - it is our intention to do it as soon as possible, but we will not sacrifice usability, speed, and features of the new version for the sake of releasing it sooner rather than later. Still, we are aiming for June/July this year, actually. Pictures - there will be plenty We will be demonstrating our progress on these Forums, and will be always happy to answer questions. We are also thinking of doing videos, and, likely, webinars. Totally understand the compatibility challenges! From 4.0 to 4.1 and so on - that should not be a problem at all. For 2.x - we will be looking to implement import features to allow for smooth transition from old sites to new ones. Plugins and developments - it will need to be checked on an individual basis. You will find a number of good features readily available in version 4 be default or available as extensions for it.
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    App Store or Add-on Store or...?

    Interested to know your thoughts on how to best call it. Please share your ideas and explain why you think it is best to call it this or that way. Thanks!
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    Marketing features

    osCommerce v4 has an extensive set of Marketing tools designed to help businesses grow, and at the same time - making it easier for Marketing managers and consultants to run their day-to-day activities. First of all, websites based on osCommerce v4 come with advanced on-site SEO modules. Each instance, like categories, products, content pages, home page, etc automatically receives an SEO-friendly title, URL, description, etc which can be overridden in the back end. Site speed is of the paramount importance, hence most osCommerce v4 websites can reach 95+ in Google Page Speed tests (providing product, content, and banner images are properly optimised for web use). osCommerce comes with Discount Coupons and Gift Vouchers pre-implemented. Same goes for Abandoned Shopping Carts (or Recover Carts). There’s a difference to the previous implementations though, as now it is possible to convert an abandoned shopping cart into a new order directly from the back end of the website. Banner management comes by default, with facilities to create and manage text, image, or HTML banners. Advanced Promotions program allows creating various special deals and publishing them on the website. The likes of “Buy X, get Y cheaper” or “Buy any of the X category and get special price on Y category”, or “Spend X and get Y free of charge” and many more are now available. There also exists pre-integration with TrustPilot, Give away feature, Product Collection management, Testimonials, web Chat (based on Tawk.to), and Newsletter management (via integration with Mail Chimp). Have questions or comments? Post them here!
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    Marketing features

    Kym, we hear you! It will be our aim to find a balance between supplying a feature-rich solution, that will be fast, and at the same time not overcrowded with add-ons. It is very likely that some of the features you've mentioned will find their way to the add-on/app store, free or paid
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    Multiple Sales Channels

    One of the core features of osCommerce v4 is support for multiple sales channels, including support for Multiple front ends. Sales channels can be of three types - web, virtual, and marketplace. Web sales channels are effectively multiple front ends. Each one can have its own URL (domain, sub-domain, etc), design template, product range, payment and shipping method, content, banners, and many many more.. Virtual sales channels are used to track affiliate sales and to allow sale agents to track their sales better and more transparently. Marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, CDiscount, and similar can be integrated with osCommerce to help list products and process orders automatically. osCommerce v4 will come pre-integrated with the marketplaces however additional app or add-on will be required to enable this functionality. Effectively with osCommerce v4 it is possible to successfully manage several businesses from the same back end, and efficiently process orders and support customers.
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    Multiple Sales Channels

    Good question! We do not have it available yet, in any capacity, but it will be either created by osCommerce or could be created by the development partners and made available in the App store - we are going to be working hard to ensure the App store (or Add-ons store - to be confirmed) has plenty of cool solutions in it, and allows businesses and developers to work together.
  21. osCommerce v4 is coming with support for Multiple Design Templates and built in Template Builder. Template management doesn't require any PHP coding, and is done via the back end of the website. It is possible to create, import, and export multiple design templates. This opens ways for professional designers and developers to offer their osCommerce templates for sale in the future App Marketplace - announcements to follow. Design templates are managed and modified via the back end of osCommerce, using a special built in Designer. It is possible to edit template settings in several ways (visual editor and CSS editor). It is possible to add, move, and delete various widgets from any page of the osCommerce website. Additionally, all documents (invoices, packing slips, emails) can be edited if required. It is also possible to create copies of the existing pages. For example, there can be 2 or more product pages, and different products can be assigned different designs of the product page. Support for Responsive design is implemented, as well as an additional optional Mobile view for each template. The system allows both professional designers and end users (i.e. shop owners) change the look and feel of the osCommerce online store without going deep into the code or even without HTML knowledge. Of course designers and developers are able to modify widgets or create new widgets to extend functionality of osCommerce v4 Have any comments or questions? - please feel free to post them here. Interested in becoming a Beta tester - sign up via the Contact Us form on osCommerce.com website to be added to the list, get notified about the releases quicker, and get access to the Beta version as soon as it becomes available. Would you like to learn how to create beautiful osCommerce templates and offer them on this website to shop owners? Sign up via our Contact page. Watch this space!
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    Multiple Design Templates and built in Designer

    Thanks, same here! Can't wait to be able to offer it to the community!
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    New management and osCommerce v4

    @ozEworks thanks, Kym! @Yurius thanks for your questions, Yuri, happy to answer them! osCommerce official is what it says in the name - official osCommerce forum account for announcements. osCommerce is indeed under new management, you can find contact details here: https://www.oscommerce.com/Contact We are not new to osCommerce. Our first store we created almost 19 years ago, in May 2002. Since then we worked with hundreds if not thousands of osCommerce-based online stores. We had been a sponsor and then partner of osCommerce under the business name of "Holbi". We even wrote a book on how to use osCommerce in the best possible way, available on Amazon. Our team will continue development of osCommerce Ecommerce platform, by releasing version 4 this year - open source and free, as always. It will not use v2 or v3 codebase; development of v4 will be done by our own team in-house. If you like, get in touch via the Contact page to register your interest as a Development partner and/or Beta tester. The goal is to make osCommerce into a modern powerful featured popular Ecommerce platform. The goal is to increase the number of businesses using osCommerce, and the number of developers working with it. The goal is to make osCommerce a solution that helps shop owners grow their business through automation and clever optimisation of their businesses, and helps designers and developers grow their business by offering solutions and services. Feel free to ask more questions here or via the Contact form. osCommerce is also about prompt communication and transparency now.
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    Marketing features

    Thank you! It is very likely to have filters based on attributes and so called "properties". Whether it will be a part of the core version or will come as an add-on - this is to be confirmed. We are talking to osCommerce shop owners to understand what would be the best "default" package, aiming to deliver as much functionality as possible and at the same time to not overcomplicate osCommerce v4. SEO Filter Landing pages - this is to be confirmed. It is currently possible to create SEO-friendly landing pages, with custom URL, page title, META description, etc. and of course rich-text content. Again, we will confirm if such a feature will be included by default or will be available via the App store, free or paid. Our goal is to deliver a robust capable Ecommerce platform that osCommerce shop owners or their web agencies can use to grow online businesses.
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    New management and osCommerce v4

    Thanks, could not agree with you more!
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