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  • 17 Years Young!

    We're 17 today! 17 years working on Open Source. 17 years working with you. Trusting us for 17 years.

    Thank you!

    We're not only celebrating just today, but this whole month! New releases coming soon. New websites coming soon.

    #celebratingwithyou

    Happy Birthday osCommerce!
  • Happy Holidays!

    We wish everyone a great holiday season and a fantastic start in 2017!

    Special thanks to the team, our community members, and our partners - thank you for your continued support in not only helping us, but also continuing to welcoming and helping new store owners joining the community.

    Our highlights during 2016 include the launch of our new Live Sites website, our new German website, and the development of a new osCommerce Online Merchant v2.4 Joli release series currently in beta.

    The upcoming v2.4.3 version will include a tool that inspects the database schema to display the differences with the installed database structure compared to what is expected from the core database structure of the release. This plays an integral role in supporting upgrades and migrations from our earlier v2.3 release series, and also supporting database schema changes Apps need to perform.

    Our awesome community members of the month for 2016 are:



    The 10 most active Add-On developers for 2016 are:

    1. raiwa
    2. auzStar
    3. kymation
    4. Tsimi
    5. Jack_mcs
    6. Shopgate
    7. f.figue
    8. Gyakutsuki
    9. PiLLaO
    10. dp.ramone


    Our plans for 2017 include the production ready releases of our v2.4 and v3.0 release series, using Crowdin to manage the osCommerce Online Merchant language definitions, launching our new Apps Marketplace website, launching a new website showcasing your community profile highlights across our websites, launching our websites in more languages, merging and supporting multilingual communities, relaunching our social media presence, and more exciting endeavors to be announced throughout the new year.

    We look forward in making 2017 your best year yet!

    Happy holidays!

    , osCommerce
  • osCommerce Online Merchant v2.4.0 Joli Beta

    We're extremely proud to announce the next osCommerce Online Merchant release series is rolling out now starting with the beta release of v2.4.0 Joli! This is a developers release that has a rapid weekly release schedule to finalize the framework API and to build on to the v2.x series with quality production ready releases.

    v2.4.0 Joli Beta includes the community led effort by Gary Burton to modernize the frontend with a responsive Bootstrap template called Sail. This not only aims to improve the customer experience on the site frontend to encourage and improve sales, but also on the site backend with a more user intuitive interface to work with the business side of sales.

    The OSC\OM framework that was introduced in the v3.0 developer series has been backported and invites developers to start migrating their add-ons to the new self-contained App infrastructure that not only allows for more secure and easier installations of third-party software, but also online installations and updates through the Administration Dashboard (coming in a later beta release). This involves a tight integration into our new App Marketplace that will be launched in the near future.

    v2.4.0 will be the only public release of the v2.4 beta series - all weekly updates during the beta phase will be delivered through the online update feature to get the online update feature tested on as many server configurations as possible.

    There are still a lot of changes planned during the beta phase that will break the framework API and is the reason for the beta release series. All changes between releases will be documented to keep developers up-to-date and to help them finalize their Apps for the production ready release.

    We're committed to Open Source and are continuing our goal of moving from the GPL license to the MIT license. This is the first release in the v2.x series to be completely licensed under the MIT license.

    osCommerce Online Merchant v2.4.0 Joli Beta can be downloaded at:

    https://www.oscommerce.com/Products

    The PayPal for osCommerce Online Merchant App is bundled with this release. The Braintree for osCommerce Online Merchant App can be downloaded separately at:

    https://apps.oscommerce.com/?Download&paypal&Braintree&2_4_0

    It will be possible to install and upgrade Apps directly in the Administration Dashboard in an upcoming beta release.

    Documentation for this release series is available at:

    https://library.oscommerce.com/Online&oscom_2_4

    Discussions on this release series can be found at:

    http://forums.oscommerce.com

    Known issues and bug fixes can be found at:

    https://github.com/osCommerce/oscommerce2/issues

    An online demonstration of v2.4.0 Joli Beta can be found at:

    https://demo.oscommerce.shop/24/

    We'd like to thank the community for helping us out with the development of this release and for their continued dedication and support, and especially thank Joli for the good times he shared with all of us in the community. This release series is dedicated to you pal, you will always be remembered.

    , osCommerce
  • PayPal App for osCommerce Online Merchant

    We're proud to announce the introduction of a new App endeavor with the release of PayPal App for osCommerce Online Merchant!

    We've worked in close collaboration with PayPal to not only bring you updated PayPal payment modules but have also bundled all PayPal modules, including Log In with PayPal, into a single App package for an even tighter integration with osCommerce Online Merchant to enhance both sellers and buyers experiences with PayPal.

    The PayPal App is optimized for and will be bundled with the upcoming osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.5 release and can be installed on existing installations from v2.2RC2a to v2.3.4.

    The PayPal App has been architectured to preview and showcase the direction we are taking the new osCommerce Online Merchant v2.4 series in and how the new series will allow you to install and update Apps on your online store through the Administration Dashboard. The PayPal App includes an online update feature that can update itself with a click of a button that will be part of the core in v2.4 for all Apps to take advantage of.

    We are also extremely proud to be one of the first self-hosted e-commerce solutions to allow the PayPal App to configure itself by securely retrieving the PayPal account API Credentials for you. This is currently available for US and UK sellers and allows you to sign into or create a PayPal live or sandbox account to retrieve the API Credentials from. This makes it extremely easy for new PayPal sellers to start experiencing the PayPal payment methods through a sandbox account and to create a live account as soon as they are ready to accept payments - directly from the osCommerce Administration Dashboard.

    In addition, the PayPal App includes:

    - Updated payment modules
    - Payments Standard: Support for Payment Data Transfer (PDT) payments
    - Payments Standard: Stock management in IPN notifications
    - Order Administration: Capture full or partial authorizations, refund full or partial transactions
    - API Logging: All parameters sent in and received from API calls are logged

    Documentation for the PayPal App is available at:

    http://library.oscommerce.com/Package&paypal

    The PayPal App can be downloaded for free at:

    http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/9184

    We look forward to your feedback on this announcement!
  • osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.4

    We're proud to announce the release of osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.4! This release introduces a new Content Modules feature, secures the Administration Tool if SSL is enabled, and includes new and updated payment modules.

    Content Modules

    Content Modules is a new feature that builds and loads the content of a page through modules. The My Account, Login, and Checkout Success pages have been updated in this release to utilize Content Modules and can now be customized and manipulated through modules without editing source code files.

    Other pages will soon be updated to utilize Content Modules in following releases and improved on with your help and feedback.

    Log In with PayPal

    The first featured Content Module being introduced is Log In with PayPal which can be added to the Login page. This allows customers to authenticate themselves through PayPal without needing to create a local store account.

    Log In with PayPal supports a seamless checkout experience with PayPal Express Checkout where customers don't need to log in again when purchasing and starting the PayPal Express Checkout flow.

    HTTPS Administration Tool

    The Administration Tool now loads in HTTPS if SSL has been enabled on the store.

    Payment Modules

    The following payment modules have been updated to utilize the latest payment gateway APIs and to have each secured API call verified through CA public certificates.

    Some payment modules have also been updated to support stored card tokens where customers can securely store their card payment information at the payment gateway and to reference their cards in later purchases without needed to retype their card information again. These include:

    • Sage Pay Direct
    • Stripe
    • Braintree

    PayPal

    The following modules have been updated:

    • PayPal Express Checkout v3.0
    • PayPal Payments Standard v3.1
    • PayPal Payments Pro (Direct Payment) v3.0
    • PayPal Express Checkout (Payflow Edition) v3.0
    • PayPal Payments Pro (Payflow Edition) v3.0

    The following modules are being introduced:

    • PayPal Payments Pro (Hosted Solution) v1.0

    The modules can be downloaded separately for existing stores at:

    http://addons.oscommerce.com/service/paypal

    Sage Pay

    The following modules have been updated:

    • Sage Pay Direct v3.0
    • Sage Pay Form v2.0
    • Sage Pay Server v2.0

    The following modules are being introduced:

    • Sage Pay Cards Management Page (content module)

    The modules can be downloaded separately for existing stores at:

    http://addons.oscommerce.com/service/sage_pay

    Authorize.net

    The following modules have been updated:

    • Authorize.net Server Integrated Method (SIM) v2.0
    • Authorize.net Advanced Integration Method (AIM) v2.0

    The following modules are being introduced:

    • Authorize.net Direct Post Method (DPM) v1.0

    The modules can be downloaded separately for existing stores at:

    http://addons.oscommerce.com/service/authorizenet

    Stripe

    The following modules are being introduced:

    • Stripe.js v1.0 (payment module)
    • Stripe Cards Management Page (content module)

    The modules can be downloaded separately for existing stores at:

    http://addons.oscommerce.com/service/stripe

    Braintree

    The following modules are being introduced:

    • Braintree v1.0 (payment module)
    • Braintree Cards Management Page (content module)

    The modules can be downloaded separately for existing stores at:

    http://addons.oscommerce.com/service/braintree

    WorldPay

    The following modules have been updated:

    • WorldPay Hosted Payment Pages v2.0

    The modules can be downloaded separately for existing stores at:

    http://addons.oscommerce.com/service/worldpay

    General Updates

    This release also includes the following general updates:

    • Orders can now be blocked when no defined shipping rate is available for the destination
    • Session management improvements
    • Payment Acceptance box introduced
    • jQuery libraries updated
    • and minor bug fixes and improvements

    Download

    osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.4 can be downloaded in full and update packages from:

    http://www.oscommerce.com/Products

    Thank You!

    We'd like to thank the community for their feedback on our releases. In addition, we thank the following people who participated in the development of this release.

    Reference

    The osCommerce Online Merchant release notes and upgrade guides can be found at:

    http://library.oscommerce.com/Online&en&oscom_2_3&release_notes