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    osCommerce-Official got a reaction from Smoky Barnable in 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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    osCommerce-Official got a reaction from Fredi in New management and osCommerce v4   
    Thank you, Fredi! Looking forward to bringing new osCommerce to the community and the world!
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    osCommerce-Official got a reaction from beerbee in 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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    osCommerce-Official got a reaction from pete2007 in 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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    osCommerce-Official got a reaction from beerbee in 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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    osCommerce-Official got a reaction from beerbee in 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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    osCommerce-Official reacted to valquiria23 in New management and osCommerce v4   
    Hello @osCommerce-Official, Congratulations on the changes!!!
    Hopefully you can give Oscommerce the leadership that it sadly lost many years ago. If it wasn't for the wonderful people of the CE, there would be no one left in that forum.
    First of all, it would be nice to know your real name since it's nice to know that behind a nick name there is a real person.
    I would like to know what will happen to the contents of the Forum and its posts that are not related to V4. are you going to keep or eliminate them?
    What will happen to all the apps that are in apps.oscommerce.com  ?
    Are you going to keep them on or delete them?
    If you are going to delete them, I think the community is not going to like it.
    Greetings and good luck.
    Valqui
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    osCommerce-Official got a reaction from blu3art in Multiple Design Templates and built in Designer   
    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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    osCommerce-Official got a reaction from Smoky Barnable in 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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    osCommerce-Official got a reaction from Smoky Barnable in 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!
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    osCommerce-Official got a reaction from Smoky Barnable in 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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    osCommerce-Official reacted to ozEworks in Multiple Design Templates and built in Designer   
    Looking forward to it! 
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    osCommerce-Official reacted to ozEworks in New management and osCommerce v4   
    Congratulations! 

    But let’s not say “rise  again” (for obvious comparison to the CE)  but “reinvented”. 
     
     
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    osCommerce-Official got a reaction from Smoky Barnable in 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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    osCommerce-Official got a reaction from Smoky Barnable in 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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