Stable 3.2.17

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 05:30
Viewed:
65 times

This is a bug fix and maintenance release. All users are advised to update to this latest version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

Joomla 3.5, Joomla 3.6.x and PHP 7 compatible

Requires Joomla 3.4.x, 3.5.x, 3.6.x or higher

This version of J2Store is compatible with 3.4.x or 3.5.x. It is not compatible with end-of-life Joomla! 1.x, 2.5, or 3.0 to 3.3 releases (inclusive) due to major security issues in them. If you are using an old Joomla! version please upgrade to the latest Joomla! 3 version available from Joomla.org.

Joomla 3.5, Joomla 3.6 and PHP 7 compatible

Requires Joomla 3.4.x, 3.5.x, 3.6.x or higher

New Features and Improvements in 3.2.17

  • Log out button added to My Profile section
  • Additional email / invoice template short code: [CUSTOMER_GROUP]
  • Coupon and voucher moved from session to cart table

Bug Fixes

  • While creating an order in the backend, orderinfo table was not updated when address section was skipped
  • Content plugin now prevents j2store from saving data to the attribs column of content table. It is not necessary to have the data dumped in the column
  • Notify customer should be called after download permissions are granted. Otherwise, remote storage plugins could not function effectively
  • Language strings in the administrator menu module are fixed
  • Missing language strings in Curreny switcher module added
  • Common main image for variable product is now possible
  • Zone ordering in the front end made alphabetic
  • Hiding quantity field causes the field to be shown above the cart.
  • Voucher total calculation should exclude unpaid orders
  • Router issue when quick view is called from product display module
  • Product / catalog search feature in backend fixed

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Stable 3.2.16

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 05:30
Viewed:
638 times

This is a bug fix and maintenance release. All users are advised to update to this latest version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

Joomla 3.5, Joomla 3.6 and PHP 7 compatible

Requires Joomla 3.4.x, 3.5.x, 3.6.x or higher

This version of J2Store is compatible with 3.4.x or 3.5.x. It is not compatible with end-of-life Joomla! 1.x, 2.5, or 3.0 to 3.3 releases (inclusive) due to major security issues in them. If you are using an old Joomla! version please upgrade to the latest Joomla! 3 version available from Joomla.org.

Joomla 3.5, Joomla 3.6 and PHP 7 compatible

Requires Joomla 3.4.x, 3.5.x, 3.6.x or higher

New Features and Improvements in 3.2.16

  • Added Support for Joomla 3.6.3

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Stable 3.2.15

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Thursday, 22 September 2016 05:30
Viewed:
391 times

This is a bug fix and maintenance release. All users are advised to update to this latest version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

Joomla 3.5, Joomla 3.6 and PHP 7 compatible

Requires Joomla 3.4.x, 3.5.x, 3.6.x or higher

This version of J2Store is compatible with 3.4.x or 3.5.x. It is not compatible with end-of-life Joomla! 1.x, 2.5, or 3.0 to 3.3 releases (inclusive) due to major security issues in them. If you are using an old Joomla! version please upgrade to the latest Joomla! 3 version available from Joomla.org.

Joomla 3.5, Joomla 3.6 and PHP 7 compatible

Requires Joomla 3.4.x, 3.5.x, 3.6.x or higher

New Features and Improvements in 3.2.15

  • Added support for Image Popup App. Now, Product Image section customisation is made easier.
  • Admin Customers section list all custom fields in customer address
  • Editing of customer addresses in admin customer section
  • Apply Voucher now supports shipping fee
  • Conservative caching excluded for all front-end views

Bug fixes 3.2.15

  • [HIGH] Email templates language filter fails in some cases
  • [MEDIUM] Variant image change zoom support
  • [MEDIUM] Sometimes fails to recognise customer groups and change pricing
  • [MEDIUM] file upload script response hides the checkout link
  • [MEDIUM] Coupon creation: product and category filter fields type changed to text
  • [MEDIUM] Quickview popup button not working in certain browsers
  • [LOW] Cart module Detailcartonhover layout shows wrong line item price
  • [LOW] Coupon filters not applicable in admin order creation
  • [LOW] Cannot select a User in admin Order creation
  • [LOW] Coupon applies even if disabled
  • [LOW] Quantity field display does not recognise the menu options (bug appeared in 3.2.14)
  • [LOW] Existance of the date and time picker elements are checked in JS before loading datetime scripts
  • [LOW] Cart module to dispaly original filename of uploaded file option
  • [LOW] Callback controller also excluded from caching
  • [LOW] customer address deletion in Customer section

 

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Stable 3.2.14

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 05:30
Viewed:
510 times

This is a bug fix and maintenance release. All users are advised to update to this latest version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

Joomla 3.5, Joomla 3.6 and PHP 7 compatible

Requires Joomla 3.4.x, 3.5.x or higher

This version of J2Store is compatible with 3.4.x or 3.5.x. It is not compatible with end-of-life Joomla! 1.x, 2.5, or 3.0 to 3.3 releases (inclusive) due to major security issues in them. If you are using an old Joomla! version please upgrade to the latest Joomla! 3 version available from Joomla.org.

Joomla 3.5, Joomla 3.6 and PHP 7 compatible

Requires Joomla 3.4.x, 3.5.x, 3.6.x or higher

New Features and Improvements in 3.2.14

  • Falang SEF URLs support added with an option to control
  • optimised query and inventry for menu items
  • Plugin events added for Tax Calculation
  • Special pricing data is now made available in product pricing object.
  • Cache expires header is sent in cart module
  • payment custom field edit
  • DisplayPrice event now has the price variable.
  • Displaying Product quantity through j2store library and provide flexibility through plugin events
  • History entry for email notification improved
  • magic_quotes backward compatibility added.

Bug fixes 3.2.14

  • [HIGH] filter undefined router issue fixed
  • [MEDIUM] Save Email template issue fixed
  • [MEDIUM] Cart cleared on confirmation of free order
  • [MEDIUM] price filter currency position
  • [MEDIUM] when group is public must send email to every one
  • [LOW] fixed default zone set
  • [LOW] filter group name in default template fixed
  • [LOW] show / hide image in email template params in configuration
  • [LOW] variant paginantion image popup fixed
  • [LOW] delete and duplicate address
  • [LOW] Notify customer method now checks for JMailer object

 

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Stable 3.2.13

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Saturday, 16 July 2016 05:30
Viewed:
547 times

This is a bug fix and maintenance release. All users are advised to update to this latest version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

Joomla 3.5, Joomla 3.6 and PHP 7 compatible

Requires Joomla 3.4.x, 3.5.x or higher

This version of J2Store is compatible with 3.4.x or 3.5.x. It is not compatible with end-of-life Joomla! 1.x, 2.5, or 3.0 to 3.3 releases (inclusive) due to major security issues in them. If you are using an old Joomla! version please upgrade to the latest Joomla! 3 version available from Joomla.org.

Joomla 3.5, Joomla 3.6 and PHP 7 compatible

Requires Joomla 3.4.x, 3.5.x, 3.6.x or higher

New Features and Improvements in 3.2.13

  • Page cache management plugin: Now you can use page cache and exclude just the J2Store pages from page caching.
  • Free shipping plugin now has User group exclusion filter
  • Variants can have unique main image. When changing vairants, the main image can also change
  • You can set a re-direct url when cart is empty
  • You can now add an Empty cart button to your cart view
  • Auto cleaning of cart records that are very old and not necessary.
  • CoD payment plugin can now be turned on / off based on Minimum / maximum order value

Bug fixes 3.2.13

  • Save2copy method in variable product removes variants from source products
  • Edit button produces layout error in the backend
  • If dupliate alias found in multi-lingual site, product defaults to first found article
  • Surcharge applies even if the order total is 0
  • Product list price filter logic rewritten to include variable items too
  • Price range does not apply to variable products correctly.
  • Numbers ware not displayed in payment screen line item title
  • Sorting payments produces an error
  • When all variants are out of stock product id is missing from the ajax request
  • Rmeoved $.browser code. Not required any more
  • Input filtering save does not work
  • Product edit form checkbox fields cannot be unset once set
  • Cart module params are not passed in ajax request
  • Display Linebreak in customer note and textarea custom fields hotfix
  • Stock management misleading help text fixed
  • Error in sending error email in paypal
  • Order download expiry problem fixed

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Stable 3.2.12

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Monday, 09 May 2016 05:30
Viewed:
648 times

This is a bug fix and maintenance release. All users are advised to update to this latest version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

Joomla 3.5 and PHP 7 compatible

Requires Joomla 3.4.x, 3.5.x or higher

This version of J2Store is compatible with 3.4.x or 3.5.x. It is not compatible with end-of-life Joomla! 1.x, 2.5, or 3.0 to 3.3 releases (inclusive) due to major security issues in them. If you are using an old Joomla! version please upgrade to the latest Joomla! 3 version available from Joomla.org.

Joomla 3.5 and PHP 7 compatible

Requires Joomla 3.4.x, 3.5.x or higher

Bug fixes 3.2.12

[MEDIUM] Flickering in detail cart on hover
[MEDIUM] Mailer exception handling
[MEDIUM] Wrong currency position in the price filter
[LOW] Line breaks shown in email / invoice templates
[LOW] improved order stock update
[LOW] improved getting a default variant and better variable stock management
[LOW] edit order user field popup fixed
[LOW] admin order search by customer data
[LOW] order download expiry in certain cases
[LOW] Better handling of multiple records save
[LOW] Language friendly entites (countries, zone, product options, manufacturers etc)

Improvements in 3.2.12

- Important : Update cdn URL changed to j2store.net. The warning in admin dashboard will now disappear.
- Joomla user profile autosync with customer address during checkout.
- ACL implemented for orders and reports.
- Print order and print shipping address buttons added to backend order view
- Display Shipping tracking id in admin order details
- When all of the variants are outofstock the product by default shows outofstock
- Ajax requests script re-written in GET method.
- Login on enter key press in checkout.
- Clear cart button added

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Stable 3.2.11

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Saturday, 09 April 2016 05:30
Viewed:
919 times

This is a bug fix and maintenance release. All users are advised to update to this latest version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

Joomla 3.5 and PHP 7 compatible

Requires Joomla 3.4.x, 3.5.x or higher

This version of J2Store is compatible with 3.4.x or 3.5.x. It is not compatible with end-of-life Joomla! 1.x, 2.5, or 3.0 to 3.3 releases (inclusive) due to major security issues in them. If you are using an old Joomla! version please upgrade to the latest Joomla! 3 version available from Joomla.org.

Joomla 3.5 and PHP 7 compatible

Requires Joomla 3.4.x, 3.5.x or higher

Bug fixes 3.2.11

[HIGH] If J2Store system plugin was left when uninstalling or installing, it will cause a fatal error.

[MEDIUM] Address pre-fill from user profile is fixed

[MEDIUM] Router issues with wishlist and compare products

[MEDIUM] Filter loading image does not hide

[MEDIUM] orderitems template path is corrected. In store front it will look for the override in the active template, while in backend, it will be from the default template.

[LOW] Filter group ordering issues fixed

[LOW] Unpublishing filter group does not reflect in the frontend

[LOW] Category ordering is now inherited from the categories manager

[LOW] Line breaks shown in email / invoice templates

[LOW] Profile return url is wrong

[LOW] Shipping list ID duplication for standard shipping

[LOW] Add css class to body tag while viewing single product

Improvements in 3.2.11

- Item stock adjustment on editing / deleting items from an order

- An article can be linked to the brand

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Stable 3.2.10

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Thursday, 24 March 2016 05:30
Viewed:
1110 times

This is a bug fix and maintenance release. All users are advised to update to this latest version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

Joomla 3.5 and PHP 7 compatible

Joomla 3.5 and PHP 7 compatible

Bug fixes 3.2.10

[HIGH] Product images could not be added in Joomla 3.5

[MEDIUM] Added native Falang support

[LOW] Breadcrumb in product list not consitant

NOTE: The previous version 3.2.9 archive was damaged during the upload process. So please update to this version in case you have updated to 3.2.9 earlier.

New Features since 3.2.7

Shipping troubleshooter wizard

Having issues with shipping ? You can now troubleshoot using this wizard. The Wizard helps you find out the most common mistakes made during the setup.

Test email connection

You can now test the email connection from your store settings. If you are not getting any emails from your store, then this will help you detect the issue.

Improvements

- Bootstrap compatibility has been improved thanks to the excellent work by Waseem :-)

- Related products search now shows SKU along with title

- Switch to hide / show category name in breadcrumbs.

- Address from Joomla user profile will be pre-filled if available

- Page title can be shown now at the category listing page.

 

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Stable 3.2.8

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Monday, 21 March 2016 05:30
Viewed:
571 times

This is a bug fix and maintenance release. All users are advised to update to this latest version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above.

Bug fixes in 3.2.8

[HIGH] SQL error when adding indexes in the dashboard.

New Features since 3.2.7

Shipping troubleshooter wizard

Having issues with shipping ? You can now troubleshoot using this wizard. The Wizard helps you find out the most common mistakes made during the setup.

Test email connection

You can now test the email connection from your store settings. If you are not getting any emails from your store, then this will help you detect the issue.

Improvements

- Bootstrap compatibility has been improved thanks to the excellent work by Waseem :-)

- Related products search now shows SKU along with title

- Switch to hide / show category name in breadcrumbs.

- Address from Joomla user profile will be pre-filled if available

- Page title can be shown now at the category listing page.

 

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Stable 3.2.7

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 05:30
Viewed:
604 times

This is a bug fix and maintenance release with a couple of new features and enhancements. All users are advised to update to this latest version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above.

New Features in 3.2.7

Shipping troubleshooter wizard

Having issues with shipping ? You can now troubleshoot using this wizard. The Wizard helps you find out the most common mistakes made during the setup.

Test email connection

You can now test the email connection from your store settings. If you are not getting any emails from your store, then this will help you detect the issue.

Improvements

- Bootstrap compatibility has been improved thanks to the excellent work by Waseem :-)

- Related products search now shows SKU along with title

- Switch to hide / show category name in breadcrumbs.

- Address from Joomla user profile will be pre-filled if available

- Page title can be shown now at the category listing page.

Bug fixes in 3.2.7

[HIGH] Subcategories are not included when used with  CW Multi-categories extension

[HIGH] Cart and wishlist objects conflict when published in the same page

[MEDIUM] Error when importing product options due to wrong object call

[MEDIUM] User id not passed when fetching user's language

[MEDIUM] Shipping name comparison is wrong 

[LOW] Removed escaping option name as it causes issues with translation overrides

[LOW] loader image and menu id have wrong path

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Stable 3.2.6

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Saturday, 27 February 2016 05:30
Viewed:
779 times

This is a bug fix and maintenance release with a couple of new features and enhancements. All users are advised to update to this latest version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above.

NOTE: The coupon and voucher usage history is backed up when you update from 3.1.x to 3.2.x in order to support the new discount structure. If you downgrade to a lower version after updating, it  result in your coupon / voucher usage history data missing. You will have to manually restore two backup tables (ordercoupons and voucherhistories) via phpmyadmin. So please avoid downgrading after updating to 3.2.0

If you have template overrides for cart, checkout, ordersummary & orderitems, please compare the override files and update, if necessary.

New Features in 3.2.6

SEF Friendly product list urls

The urls of products in the J2Store product list layout are SEF friendly. The ID has been removed.

Auto apply lowest shipping option

The lowest shipping option can be auto applied. It has a control in the backend now. It is particularly useful when you have a lone shipping method.

Improvements

- Password strength validation added for checkout. It can also be turned off.

- Reset download access expiry date is implemented

Bug fixes in 3.2.6

[HIGH] Router conflicts with wishlist and compare apps. Causing changes to the urls.

[HIGH] Wrong table name for product filters

[MEDIUM] Shipping name comparison found wrong

[MEDIUM] Bootstrap 3 classes added to checkout login layout

[MEDIUM] Added missing AED currency

[MEDIUM] onAfterDelete removed as it was not necessary in product model

[MEDIUM] introtext and fulltext added to search in product list

[LOW] Product filter deletion not working correctly

[LOW] cart estimate form prevent enter key form submit event

[LOW] show_thumbnail and show_mainimage params are reset before being set.

[LOW] Unnecessary > closure found

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Stable 3.2.5

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 05:30
Viewed:
1676 times

This is a bug fix and maintenance release with a couple of new features and enhancements. All users are advised to update to this latest version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above.

NOTE: The coupon and voucher usage history is backed up when you update from 3.1.x to 3.2.x in order to support the new discount structure. If you downgrade to a lower version after updating, it  result in your coupon / voucher usage history data missing. You will have to manually restore two backup tables (ordercoupons and voucherhistories) via phpmyadmin. So please avoid downgrading after updating to 3.2.0

If you have template overrides for cart, checkout, ordersummary & orderitems, please compare the override files and update, if necessary.

New Features in 3.2.5

Order Creation / Editing (PRO version only) - Feature is in BETA stage. So use it with Caution.

You can now edit or create an order from the backend administration. This allows the store owners to create an order manually and notify the customer.

Import Options from other products

The UI of the Import option is improved with a product search feature. You can search using SKU and import the options.

Improvements

- Bank transfer information is now stored in order params. It can now be called using a short code.

- Minimal Bootstrap support CSS is now built into J2Store.

- Support for CW Multi-categories is added in product list

- RSS feed support added for product list view

- Url of product list view made more SEF friendly.

- HTML email improved.

- Do not display cart option added for content category view

 

Bug fixes in 3.2.5

[HIGH] Fatal error due to loading of content router helper class without checking its presence. Occurs only in a few hosts. But Fixed in the core

[HIGH] Fatal error due to double calling of the j2store helper class in the update model

[MEDIUM] Ajax url for price update not working

[MEDIUM] Non-indexed email slows down the customer records view. Fixed.

[MEDIUM] Update quantity does not work as the shipping calculator has an unclosed form tag

[MEDIUM] Calculate fee method takes wrong payment element

[MEDIUM] TCPDF check is removed because the old virtuemart tcpdf library produces fatal conflict.

[LOW] Date formatting (timezone) issue fixed

[LOW] Up-sells and cross-sells show even if product is not enabled

[LOW] Items table wrapped in div with page break avoid. Solves PDF formatting issue.

[LOW] currency rates are refreshed on viewing the list

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Stable 3.2.4

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Thursday, 26 November 2015 05:30
Viewed:
5036 times

This is a bug fix release fixing a corrupt version file. All users are advised to update to this version

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above.

NOTE: The coupon and voucher usage history is backed up when you update from 3.1.x to 3.2.x in order to support the new discount structure. If you downgrade to a lower version after updating, it  result in your coupon / voucher usage history data missing. You will have to manually restore two backup tables (ordercoupons and voucherhistories) via phpmyadmin. So please avoid downgrading after updating to 3.2.0

If you have template overrides for cart, checkout, ordersummary & orderitems, please compare the override files and update, if necessary.

Bug fixes in 3.2.4

[HIGH] Version file found corrupt. Leading to blank pages instead of PRO notification in the free versions

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Stable 3.2.2

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Monday, 02 November 2015 05:30
Viewed:
1847 times

This is a bug fix and maintenance release. All users are advised to update to this version

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above.

NOTE: The coupon and voucher usage history is backed up when you update from 3.1.x to 3.2.x in order to support the new discount structure. If you downgrade to a lower version after updating, it  result in your coupon / voucher usage history data missing. You will have to manually restore two backup tables (ordercoupons and voucherhistories) via phpmyadmin. So please avoid downgrading after updating to 3.2.0

If you have template overrides for cart, checkout, ordersummary & orderitems, please compare the override files and update, if necessary.

Important New features in 3.2.2

1. New Coupon value types

Value types in coupons are extended with two more options. Now a coupon can be used to apply a fixed or percentage discount either cart wide or for selected products

2. Finder and search plugins

Links in the search results can now be pointed to j2store's product detail pages.

Key Improvements in 3.2.2

Prepare content event fired for T&C and Thank you page articles

- Vendors and manufacturer filters can now be restricted to products on display

- Coupon user group restriction added

- Tax profile is displayed to product list view (backend)

- Custom Module positions added to product list

- Product name added to breadcrumb

Bug fixes in 3.2.2

[HIGH] Fatal error while saving filter ordering

[MEDIUM] Weight values is overwritten due to multiple extending of behaviors

[MEDIUM] Weight field missing in the product option value screen

[LOW] Strict standard errors with coupons and vouchers fixed

[LOW] Variable product / price filter conflict fixed

[LOW] Character set issue in product browse

[LOW] Add products in coupon have a pagination issue

[LOW] Child options are not updated when parent changed

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Stable 3.2.1

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Monday, 19 October 2015 05:30
Viewed:
1873 times

This is a major release with substantial changes in the tax and discount structures. A lot of under the hood changes were implemented to ensure the proper application of discounts and support the promotional API in a better way. Plus, the cart and order summary templates are stabilized with the dynamic totals coming from the order object.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above.

NOTE: The coupon and voucher usage history is backed up when you update from 3.1.x to 3.2.x in order to support the new discount structure. If you downgrade to a lower version after updating, it  result in your coupon / voucher usage history data missing. You will have to manually restore two backup tables (ordercoupons and voucherhistories) via phpmyadmin. So please avoid downgrading after updating to 3.2.0

If you have template overrides for cart, checkout, ordersummary & orderitems, please compare the override files and update, if necessary.

Important New features in 3.2

1. Discounts Structure - Re-written

The discount structure has been re-written to support a variety of discount types (apart from coupons and vouchers). The promotional plugins can now take advantage of the new structure to build complex discount models.


2. Tax structure improved

Tax structure is now improved. The discounts are now always calculated BEFORE tax and the discount total and discount tax are stored separately. This improves the calculations when prices are inclusive of tax.

3. Fees Plugin API

Additional costs can be added to an order using the Fees plugin API. The usage of surcharge is moved to the fees api as it offers more flexibility than the surcharge field.

4. Coupon history

You can now view the usage of coupons.

5. Update notifications

Updates to payment and shipping plugins, apps are now notified in the dashboard. And a separate Updates section is introduced to list all available updates. So you can stay informed and keep your J2Store plugins up-to-date.

6. Centralized inventory management

You can now manage inventory / stock for your products in a single page. No need to open each product to update the stock. You can update in a single page itself.

Besides, there are numerous UI improvements. A number of new event triggers are introduced to help third party developers to extend J2Store.

Key Improvements in 3.2

- Order totals are now neatly formatted and fetched from order object

- Voucher history moved to list page.

- Maximum quantity limit added to coupon

- Maximum value field is removed from coupon because its logic requires numerous loops, affecting performance.

- Article state is now displayed in product list

- Most of the relative urls are now converted to JRoute urls as SEF

- Plugin trigger added for Content prepare form

- doMinicart deprecated. Custom event triggers are used.

- Options and variants tabs merged in Variable product

- Excl tax text can now have a rate percentage

Bug fixes in 3.2

[HIGH] JBrowser library is not loaded in some servers

[MEDIUM] Filter pagination issue in the product list solved.

[MEDIUM] AfterContentDisplay parses tags twice in product list

[LOW] Router issue in the Checkout results page fixed

[LOW] Product stock checked when adding item to wishlist. Removed.

[LOW] Money order information missing

[LOW]  My profile field goes out of the template.

[LOW] Quantity restriction validation error fixed

[LOW] Issues with the country import

[LOW] Option values should not be translated in the backend

[LOW] Cart button text missing in variable product

[LOW] Fixed date comparison issue

[LOW] Option weight was not added to product weight

[LOW] Default weight and length classes set

[LOW] Date picker localisation added.

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Stable 3.1.10

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Monday, 24 August 2015 05:30
Viewed:
3984 times

This is a bug fix and maintenance release. All users are advised to update their J2Store to this version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above

New features in 3.1.10

1. Pricing calculator (A developer feature)

Custom calculators can be now developed as an app to J2Store. This would allow store owners can have specific pricing calculation rules for certain products. Only for developers. Check how the standard pricing calculator works.

Improvements in 3.1.10

Postpayment menu type added. This helps people to have better control of return / cancel urls of payment gateway. A menu can be added and modules can be assigned

- Customer emails can be changed at a single place

- Shipping address can be printed now.

- Product filter AND / OR conditions added

- Date and time picker are now called dynamically. Format of date and disabling of past dates is possible now.

Bug fixes in 3.1.10

[HIGH] Issue in storing variants leads to Product you are trying to access is disabled error

[MEDIUM] Variant selection does not update price due to issues with sorting

[MEDIUM] Variant_id field in inventory table made unique. Earlier it was just a key

[MEDIUM] Forced email validation for guest

[LOW] Postal codes with spaces throw validation error

[LOW] Backorder notification fixed

[LOW] Missing dashboard logo fixed

[LOW]  Availability check added to singleton cart

[LOW] Filter states in orders backend is now saved

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Stable 3.1.9

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Monday, 10 August 2015 05:30
Viewed:
1682 times

This is a bug fix and maintenance release. All users are advised to update their J2Store to this version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above

New features in 3.1.9

1. Detail cart and mini cart layouts for Cart module

Now show detail cart on hover or simply publish a mini cart module with an icon and the number of items in cart.

2. Quick view

Allow users to view product quickly in the Product List layout by enabling the Quick view

Improvements in 3.1.9

- Sorting of shipping rates by cheapest first is implemented

- Top / bottom special module positions added to checkout and cart views

- Switch added to make postal code a required option

Bug fixes in 3.1.9

[HIGH] Statistics in dashboard becomes 0 due to wrong state in order model

[LOW] Added missing language string J2STORE_BANK_TRANSFER_INSTRUCTIONS

[LOW] Order info varchar length changed to 255

[LOW] More search filters added to customers view

[LOW] All checkout html plugin events are moved to the template file.

[LOW] Fixed division by 0 in length and weight

[LOW] Missing quote to href added in products views

[LOW] Method added to get a singleton cart html

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Stable 3.1.8

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Saturday, 01 August 2015 05:30
Viewed:
1209 times

This is a bug fix and maintenance release. All users are advised to update their J2Store to this version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above

New features in 3.1.8

1.Quick edit for variants (variable product)

Editing variants is now much simpler. The model window based UI has been replaced with a simple, quick editing interface. So managing variants will be much easier.

2. Voucher history

Now you can view the usage history of each voucher and the orders for which the voucher is used.

3. Cart block in onContentAfterDisplay event

If you use Joomla article layouts like Category blog, now you have the option to show the cart using the onContentAfterDisplay event. Check the Plugin manager - Content - J2Store plugin parameters.

4. New Short code: cartonly

Use this to display just the add to cart button and the quantity box.

Improvements in 3.1.8

- Back to product list link is added as an option

- Backend product list display improved to show fields: Shipping and visibility

Bug fixes in 3.1.8

[HIGH] Order status does not change when changed from the backend.

[HIGH] Fatal error when sorting options

[HIGH] Related products price is also getting updated while the main product is updated.

[LOW] SagePay protocol changed to 3.0

[LOW] Language file added for Paymill

[LOW] Stock status is by default set to In Stock

[LOW] Paymill amount field name changed in the bridge

[LOW] Token generation shifted after saving the order.

[LOW] Date range based prices now uses local time.

[LOW] Terms and conditions validation error now displays next to the label.

[LOW] Whitespace in email field throws validation error.

[LOW] Search by amount does not work

[LOW] Removed type casting of order id at the ConfirmPayment

[LOW] Fixed sorting by customer in backend.

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Stable 3.1.7

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 05:30
Viewed:
2285 times

This is a security and bug fix release, which resolves an important SQL injection vulnerability. All users are advised to update their J2Store to this version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above

Improvements in 3.1.7

1. Cart item storage and handling

In previous versions, a single table has been used for storing both common cart information and the cart items. Now, we have introduced a separate cart items table that will store only cart items. This opens up a lot of possibilities for the app developers.

Bug fixes in 3.1.7

[HIGH] Product filters are now cleaned up properly to prevent SQL attacks

[HIGH] When two orders are placed at the same hour, minute & second (highly impossible), then order items are saved with wrong orderID.

[HIGH] [ITEMS] short code ignores template overrides when called from backend.

[LOW] Grand total can now be formatted and dynamically used in plugin events

[LOW] Date format applied to order list in front end.

[LOW] Reducing stock from backend can go to negative value

[LOW] Fixed custom fields parsing issue

[LOW] Spinner added to configurable option selection

[LOW] Customer address formated.

[LOW] ALL link added for category filter

[LOW] Quantity is now in a separate column

[LOW] Surcharge fields added to bank transfer and money order plugins

[LOW] Low stock notification trigger improved

[LOW] Search in orders list by full name gives empty result

[LOW] Brand restriction added to coupons

[LOW] Shipping amount shows when it is zero and shipping name is empty

[LOW] Inserting short codes does not work in 3rd party editors

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Stable 3.1.6

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Thursday, 18 June 2015 05:30
Viewed:
2831 times

This is a maintenance and bug fix release. All users are advised to update their J2Store to this version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above

Improvements in 3.1.6

There are two important improvements in this version:

1. Order creation process

In previous versions, a new order will be created if customer makes a change after reaching the final step of the checkout (order summary page). This led to the creation of duplicate orders, which confused many store owners.

Now there wont be any duplicate orders from now on :-)

2. New Admin menu module for J2Store

Now access all J2Store menus from the top menu in the administration section. Quickly reach any section of J2Store.

Other improvements

- Open / close toggle added for product filters and category filter

- You can now prevent customers from checking out if they did not select a shipping method

 

Bug fixes in 3.1.6

[HIGH] Voucher email method found missing (PRO feature)

[HIGH] Export order function improved. Custom fields are now included correctly.

[HIGH] Stock status does not change to In-stock when restoring stock

[MEDIUM] Filtering of categories leads to pagination issues in product list view

[LOW] Emails are sent twice when confirming order in the backend.

[LOW] Shipping amount shows as 0 when no method is selected

[LOW] Email / invoice short codes selection not working in a few editors

[LOW] Adding option values not working when working in French language

[LOW] Thumbnail path corrected in order summary

[LOW] Seperate [ITEMS] template included. Helps better management

[LOW] Fixed Create / edit link in shipping methods list page.

[LOW] Auto calculate shipping cost (using store address) when reaching the cart page

[LOW] Price slider issues in a few templates

[LOW] Method added to parse plugins on short and long descriptions.

[LOW] Solved possible overwriting of default email template

[LOW] Order date is parsed for timezone offset.

[LOW] No need to reduce stock for orders with NEW status.

[LOW] Check implemented for unpublished related products.

[LOW] billing / shipping country name and zone name not visible in the order detail page in the backend.

[LOW] Deleting upsells and crosssells not working

[LOW] Disabled products shows up in search result

[LOW] Fixed canonical url in product view

[LOW] Main image added as FB Image

[LOW] is_int changed to is_numeric in thank you article display.

[LOW] Product option name wrapped in jtext

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Stable 3.1.5

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 05:30
Viewed:
2090 times

This is a maintenance and bug fix release. All users are advised to update their J2Store to this version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above

Improvements in 3.1.5

- Email templates now have advanced styling options. You create different email template files with custom styles and associate them. (PRO feature)

- Test emails can be sent to check the integrity of your email templates (PRO feature)

- You can now select a default payment method in j2store configuration

- You can prevent the display of orders with new status in the frontend.

Bug fixes in 3.1.5

[HIGH] Voucher email method found missing (PRO feature)

[HIGH] Export order function improved. Custom fields are now included correctly.

[HIGH] Wrong address type in the Register validation.

[MEDIUM] Issue fixed in view_images additional images array_filter

[LOW] Module title not showing in custom positions.

[LOW] Customer language is forced to the one saved in order while sending email

[LOW] Fixed issue in displaying Long description in product detail view.

[LOW] Terms and conditions modal box has an issue in BS3

[LOW] Fixed category filter issue in product list layout

[LOW] Added clear cache to product list view

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Stable 3.1.4

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Thursday, 21 May 2015 05:30
Viewed:
2067 times

This is a maintenance and bug fix release. All users are advised to update their J2Store to this version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above

Improvements in 3.1.4

- Cache has been improved. Now dynamic contents are not cached even if the page cache was enabled

- Order view in the backend gives more information now. Language, guest, token are visible

- Manual permission for download is now possible from the order view.

- Product ordering in the list layout is much easier.

Bug fixes in 3.1.4

[HIGH] Variant table and other tables mentioned in update schema xml would be removed during uninstall. Now the removeSchema method had been removed to preserve tables even after uninstall

[HIGH] Fatal error when country field is disabled during the registration

[HIGH] Fatal error when adding per product limit in coupons

[MEDIUM] Sanity check added for auto-update currency

[MEDIUM] Downloadable expiry not working correctly

[LOW] Update Schema is called in cpanel. its better not to depend on the Joomla updater.

[LOW] Product title moved below the image in the category views

[LOW] Admin notification is separated. mailer cloned and sent separately. Because some servers do not like to send BCC.

[LOW] Language strings were missing for time picker

[LOW] Added more control for images in default articles view

[LOW] onDisplayCartItems event implemented properly

[LOW] Added article ordering options. (What a relief)

[LOW] Removed model header static text

[LOW] Continue shopping url - menu type now respects language association

So what is new in J2Store V3?

To start with, it is completely re-written using the Framework on Framework (Big thanks to Nicholas of Akeeba Backup for this wonderful rapid application development tool).

V3 includes the following New features:

Product types: Simple, variable, configurable, downloadable.

Configurable / Chained / Dependant Product Options : Choosing the configurable product type, lets you create a set of dependant product options. Example: Visiting Card. You can first ask the customer to choose the Type of Paper and based on the selection, you can display its Colour options. The chaining can be done for all product option types.

Variant Generator: Choosing the variable product type, you can generate product variants automatically based on associated options. Each variant can be managed separately and can have a price, inventory, shipping parameters.

Front-end editing: You can now add / edit products from the front end.

Advanced Pricing:  Pricing is more flexible now. Advanced pricing allows you to set prices for a date range, quantity range, per user group.

Example, you can offer special price for two months. Or you can offer a discount price for customers ordering 10 nos and above.

You can enter prices including tax or excluding tax. Earlier, you will have to enter prices without tax. This restriction is now removed.

In the configuration, you can set how you will be entering the prices.

Vendors : A simple vendor concept has been introduced. You can allow your vendors to add products from the front-end and allow them to view the orders of their products. (This is a work-in-progress)

Vouchers : Gift vouchers are now part of J2Store Version 3. You can create vouchers from the backend and send to your customers.

Promotions : A new plugin API has been introduced for carrying out promotions. We have come up with this plugin interface because each store carry out different, sometimes unique, promotional offers. Some might offer Buy 1 Get 1 Free. But other will offer 50 % off on subsequent purchases. The Plugin API will help developers create customised plugins that fulfils store owner's requirements.

Filters for backend order management : An array of filters has been provided in the backend order management

Edit orders from backend: Store owners can now edit the orders now. We are working on to allow creation of order from the backend itself

Invoice templates: Now you can create customised invoice templates. No need to write template overrides. You can include your store logo, any  information you want to convey to the customers.

Plugin interface for integrating with multiple CCKs and extensions :  The interface allows integrating J2Store with CCKs like K2, SobiPro, Zoo, Sebold through a plugin. Unlike the 2.x versions, creating an integration in V3 is pretty straightforward. We will be coming up with a developer documentation.

Abandoned Carts : The cart items are now saved in the database. So it is possible to get reports on abandoned carts and a whole lot of information. (A report plugin for abandoned carts is under development )

If the user is logged in, the customers can continue shopping from where they have left. Example: if a registered customers adds a few products to his cart and abandons, when he visits next time, he can see the items he has previously added to his cart.

Product Filters / Attributes : You can now have customer filtering attributes for products. This will allow your customers to search their products more effectly. However this feature will be made available only in J2Store's Product layouts. If you are using the Article layout or any others, then this feature will not apply because of the limitations posed by the catalog sources.

Product Relations : Define and display cross-sells and up-sells of your product. Again, this feature will be made available only in J2Store's Product layouts. If you are using the Article layout or any others, then this feature will not apply because of the limitations posed by the catalog sources.

Key improvements

The cart and order management has been improved a lot. The order object is created when the customer visits the cart and a same data structure is maintained throughout the checkout process. This allows the developers to modify the cart items or order items via plugins. Developers can even build a plugin to offer a completely customised checkout experience to the customer.

Custom product types can be added via plugins. For example, a developer can build a plugin to offer Booking as a type of product. The product form can have customised input fields as well. More on this will be in the Developer documentation

Inventory management has also been re-written. You can now set a product out of stock from the backend. Stock can be kept on hold for new orders for a particular period, before they are released.

We have made a number of other improvements in terms of User Interface and performance as well.

Overall, J2Store Version 3 will offer more flexibility and power at the same time allowing you to use the power of Native Joomla articles and other content construction kits.

Where to discuss V3

Your feedback is very important to us. It will help us improve J2Store and release a stable version.

Feel free to post your feedback at the V3 forum topic here: http://j2store.org/forum/j2store-version-3-feedback.html

It is still a work in progress as a few more features are being added. So if something does not work as you expected, please let us know. 

View files

Stable 3.1.3

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 05:30
Viewed:
1448 times

This is a maintenance and bug fix release. All users are advised to update their J2Store to this version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above

Improvements in 3.1.3

- Switch added to show / hide download area

- Sidebar / topbar filter controls split into two. Now they can be controlled separately

- Switch added to turn on / off tabbed description display

- SKU auto generation added

Bug fixes in 3.1.3

[MEDIUM] Coupon categories de-selection was not possible

[MEDIUM] User restriction field missing in the coupons table

[MEDIUM] Configurable options was not able to load child options

[LOW] Unpublished articles when sku is searched in product list

[LOW] Fixed issues with parsing short codes

[LOW] Price based per order shipping method has a bug in total

[LOW] Cart summary image path fixed

[LOW] Payment custom fields are not saved

[LOW] If email field not present, no emails will be sent to the customer in guest checkout

[LOW] Table stripped class removed for cart items table

[LOW] Fixed missing data attribute in item_withoutoptions template file

So what is new in J2Store V3?

To start with, it is completely re-written using the Framework on Framework (Big thanks to Nicholas of Akeeba Backup for this wonderful rapid application development tool).

V3 includes the following New features:

Product types: Simple, variable, configurable, downloadable.

Configurable / Chained / Dependant Product Options : Choosing the configurable product type, lets you create a set of dependant product options. Example: Visiting Card. You can first ask the customer to choose the Type of Paper and based on the selection, you can display its Colour options. The chaining can be done for all product option types.

Variant Generator: Choosing the variable product type, you can generate product variants automatically based on associated options. Each variant can be managed separately and can have a price, inventory, shipping parameters.

Front-end editing: You can now add / edit products from the front end.

Advanced Pricing:  Pricing is more flexible now. Advanced pricing allows you to set prices for a date range, quantity range, per user group.

Example, you can offer special price for two months. Or you can offer a discount price for customers ordering 10 nos and above.

You can enter prices including tax or excluding tax. Earlier, you will have to enter prices without tax. This restriction is now removed.

In the configuration, you can set how you will be entering the prices.

Vendors : A simple vendor concept has been introduced. You can allow your vendors to add products from the front-end and allow them to view the orders of their products. (This is a work-in-progress)

Vouchers : Gift vouchers are now part of J2Store Version 3. You can create vouchers from the backend and send to your customers.

Promotions : A new plugin API has been introduced for carrying out promotions. We have come up with this plugin interface because each store carry out different, sometimes unique, promotional offers. Some might offer Buy 1 Get 1 Free. But other will offer 50 % off on subsequent purchases. The Plugin API will help developers create customised plugins that fulfils store owner's requirements.

Filters for backend order management : An array of filters has been provided in the backend order management

Edit orders from backend: Store owners can now edit the orders now. We are working on to allow creation of order from the backend itself

Invoice templates: Now you can create customised invoice templates. No need to write template overrides. You can include your store logo, any  information you want to convey to the customers.

Plugin interface for integrating with multiple CCKs and extensions :  The interface allows integrating J2Store with CCKs like K2, SobiPro, Zoo, Sebold through a plugin. Unlike the 2.x versions, creating an integration in V3 is pretty straightforward. We will be coming up with a developer documentation.

Abandoned Carts : The cart items are now saved in the database. So it is possible to get reports on abandoned carts and a whole lot of information. (A report plugin for abandoned carts is under development )

If the user is logged in, the customers can continue shopping from where they have left. Example: if a registered customers adds a few products to his cart and abandons, when he visits next time, he can see the items he has previously added to his cart.

Product Filters / Attributes : You can now have customer filtering attributes for products. This will allow your customers to search their products more effectly. However this feature will be made available only in J2Store's Product layouts. If you are using the Article layout or any others, then this feature will not apply because of the limitations posed by the catalog sources.

Product Relations : Define and display cross-sells and up-sells of your product. Again, this feature will be made available only in J2Store's Product layouts. If you are using the Article layout or any others, then this feature will not apply because of the limitations posed by the catalog sources.

Key improvements

The cart and order management has been improved a lot. The order object is created when the customer visits the cart and a same data structure is maintained throughout the checkout process. This allows the developers to modify the cart items or order items via plugins. Developers can even build a plugin to offer a completely customised checkout experience to the customer.

Custom product types can be added via plugins. For example, a developer can build a plugin to offer Booking as a type of product. The product form can have customised input fields as well. More on this will be in the Developer documentation

Inventory management has also been re-written. You can now set a product out of stock from the backend. Stock can be kept on hold for new orders for a particular period, before they are released.

We have made a number of other improvements in terms of User Interface and performance as well.

Overall, J2Store Version 3 will offer more flexibility and power at the same time allowing you to use the power of Native Joomla articles and other content construction kits.

Where to discuss V3

Your feedback is very important to us. It will help us improve J2Store and release a stable version.

Feel free to post your feedback at the V3 forum topic here: http://j2store.org/forum/j2store-version-3-feedback.html

It is still a work in progress as a few more features are being added. So if something does not work as you expected, please let us know. 

View files

Stable 3.1.2

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 05:30
Viewed:
2652 times

This is a maintenance and bug fix release. All users are advised to update their J2Store to this version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above

IMPORTANT:

Please read the following before you install J2Store Version 3 in your website.

- You cannot install J2Store V3 over a 2.x version. A migration tool will be made available this week.

- The is built for Joomla 3.3 + versions. Please DO NOT install it on Joomla 2.5

Improvements in 3.1.2

Shipping Tracking ID

Store owners can now enter a Tracking ID in the backend and include the Tracking ID in the email / invoices.

Incl. / Excl. of tax (in Product pages)

A switch added to show if the price includes tax or excludes tax. The text comes from the language file.

Bug fixes in 3.1.2

[MEDIUM] Guest order view causes 103 access forbidden

[MEDIUM] Product selection issues with Coupons Fixed

[LOW] Undefined property ID in tag views

[LOW] Model undefined error

[LOW] Model window always show up if template does not support bootstrap

[LOW] Missing filter hide check for right side filter

[LOW] Router fixed for category

[LOW] Support added for billing zipcode based tax rates

[LOW] Fixed missing tags value [SHIPPING_STATE],[BILLING_STATE] in email / invoice templates

So what is new in J2Store V3?

To start with, it is completely re-written using the Framework on Framework (Big thanks to Nicholas of Akeeba Backup for this wonderful rapid application development tool).

V3 includes the following New features:

Product types: Simple, variable, configurable, downloadable.

Configurable / Chained / Dependant Product Options : Choosing the configurable product type, lets you create a set of dependant product options. Example: Visiting Card. You can first ask the customer to choose the Type of Paper and based on the selection, you can display its Colour options. The chaining can be done for all product option types.

Variant Generator: Choosing the variable product type, you can generate product variants automatically based on associated options. Each variant can be managed separately and can have a price, inventory, shipping parameters.

Front-end editing: You can now add / edit products from the front end.

Advanced Pricing:  Pricing is more flexible now. Advanced pricing allows you to set prices for a date range, quantity range, per user group.

Example, you can offer special price for two months. Or you can offer a discount price for customers ordering 10 nos and above.

You can enter prices including tax or excluding tax. Earlier, you will have to enter prices without tax. This restriction is now removed.

In the configuration, you can set how you will be entering the prices.

Vendors : A simple vendor concept has been introduced. You can allow your vendors to add products from the front-end and allow them to view the orders of their products. (This is a work-in-progress)

Vouchers : Gift vouchers are now part of J2Store Version 3. You can create vouchers from the backend and send to your customers.

Promotions : A new plugin API has been introduced for carrying out promotions. We have come up with this plugin interface because each store carry out different, sometimes unique, promotional offers. Some might offer Buy 1 Get 1 Free. But other will offer 50 % off on subsequent purchases. The Plugin API will help developers create customised plugins that fulfils store owner's requirements.

Filters for backend order management : An array of filters has been provided in the backend order management

Edit orders from backend: Store owners can now edit the orders now. We are working on to allow creation of order from the backend itself

Invoice templates: Now you can create customised invoice templates. No need to write template overrides. You can include your store logo, any  information you want to convey to the customers.

Plugin interface for integrating with multiple CCKs and extensions :  The interface allows integrating J2Store with CCKs like K2, SobiPro, Zoo, Sebold through a plugin. Unlike the 2.x versions, creating an integration in V3 is pretty straightforward. We will be coming up with a developer documentation.

Abandoned Carts : The cart items are now saved in the database. So it is possible to get reports on abandoned carts and a whole lot of information. (A report plugin for abandoned carts is under development )

If the user is logged in, the customers can continue shopping from where they have left. Example: if a registered customers adds a few products to his cart and abandons, when he visits next time, he can see the items he has previously added to his cart.

Product Filters / Attributes : You can now have customer filtering attributes for products. This will allow your customers to search their products more effectly. However this feature will be made available only in J2Store's Product layouts. If you are using the Article layout or any others, then this feature will not apply because of the limitations posed by the catalog sources.

Product Relations : Define and display cross-sells and up-sells of your product. Again, this feature will be made available only in J2Store's Product layouts. If you are using the Article layout or any others, then this feature will not apply because of the limitations posed by the catalog sources.

Key improvements

The cart and order management has been improved a lot. The order object is created when the customer visits the cart and a same data structure is maintained throughout the checkout process. This allows the developers to modify the cart items or order items via plugins. Developers can even build a plugin to offer a completely customised checkout experience to the customer.

Custom product types can be added via plugins. For example, a developer can build a plugin to offer Booking as a type of product. The product form can have customised input fields as well. More on this will be in the Developer documentation

Inventory management has also been re-written. You can now set a product out of stock from the backend. Stock can be kept on hold for new orders for a particular period, before they are released.

We have made a number of other improvements in terms of User Interface and performance as well.

Overall, J2Store Version 3 will offer more flexibility and power at the same time allowing you to use the power of Native Joomla articles and other content construction kits.

Where to discuss V3

Your feedback is very important to us. It will help us improve J2Store and release a stable version.

Feel free to post your feedback at the V3 forum topic here: http://j2store.org/forum/j2store-version-3-feedback.html

It is still a work in progress as a few more features are being added. So if something does not work as you expected, please let us know. 

View files

Stable 3.1.1

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Thursday, 23 April 2015 13:21
Viewed:
1597 times

This is a maintenance and bug fix release. All users are advised to update their J2Store to this version.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above

IMPORTANT:

Please read the following before you install J2Store Version 3 in your website.

- You cannot install J2Store V3 over a 2.x version. A migration tool will be made available this week.

- The is built for Joomla 3.3 + versions. Please DO NOT install it on Joomla 2.5

Improvements in 3.1.1

Short codes

More short codes are now available for you to create beautiful product pages. Codes made available for the following elements: Price, thumbnail, mainimage, main and additional images, up sells and cross sells (related products)

Product Filters (in Product layouts)

Create filters to help customer find a product quickly. The following filters are implemented : Sort, search, price, specification filters, category.

Related products (In product layout)

You can now add cross-sells and up-sells (related products) and promote

Specification / Filter groups

Product specifications and filters have been improved and their structure was changed to ensure a better integration with products.

Bug fixes in 3.1.1

[MEDIUM] Catalog mode check added to product layouts

[MEDIUM] Terms and conditional modal show up in templates that do not have bootstrap support

[MEDIUM] Product images are not showing up correctly in category blog and item pages.

[MEDIUM] Plugin events to get cart / checkout urls standardised

[MEDIUM] All product filters are showing up. Should be showing only those related to the products on display.

[MEDIUM] Switch added to show / hide product specifications tab

[MEDIUM] Switch added to show / hide all filters

[MEDIUM] State /zone field missing in email tags

[LOW] My profile table not responsive

[LOW] Remove icon changed to font-awesome

[LOW] Fixed saving treat as product

[LOW] Ordering of products in catalog manager

[LOW] Language issues in Dashboard menus

[LOW] Wrong cart weight total

[LOW] Fixed additional image onhover not working

[LOW] Sub-template for view fixed

[LOW] Install script now removes old product template files

[LOW] Install script now removes only mycart and products template override files

So what is new in J2Store V3?

To start with, it is completely re-written using the Framework on Framework (Big thanks to Nicholas of Akeeba Backup for this wonderful rapid application development tool).

V3 includes the following New features:

Product types: Simple, variable, configurable, downloadable.

Configurable / Chained / Dependant Product Options : Choosing the configurable product type, lets you create a set of dependant product options. Example: Visiting Card. You can first ask the customer to choose the Type of Paper and based on the selection, you can display its Colour options. The chaining can be done for all product option types.

Variant Generator: Choosing the variable product type, you can generate product variants automatically based on associated options. Each variant can be managed separately and can have a price, inventory, shipping parameters.

Front-end editing: You can now add / edit products from the front end.

Advanced Pricing:  Pricing is more flexible now. Advanced pricing allows you to set prices for a date range, quantity range, per user group.

Example, you can offer special price for two months. Or you can offer a discount price for customers ordering 10 nos and above.

You can enter prices including tax or excluding tax. Earlier, you will have to enter prices without tax. This restriction is now removed.

In the configuration, you can set how you will be entering the prices.

Vendors : A simple vendor concept has been introduced. You can allow your vendors to add products from the front-end and allow them to view the orders of their products. (This is a work-in-progress)

Vouchers : Gift vouchers are now part of J2Store Version 3. You can create vouchers from the backend and send to your customers.

Promotions : A new plugin API has been introduced for carrying out promotions. We have come up with this plugin interface because each store carry out different, sometimes unique, promotional offers. Some might offer Buy 1 Get 1 Free. But other will offer 50 % off on subsequent purchases. The Plugin API will help developers create customised plugins that fulfils store owner's requirements.

Filters for backend order management : An array of filters has been provided in the backend order management

Edit orders from backend: Store owners can now edit the orders now. We are working on to allow creation of order from the backend itself

Invoice templates: Now you can create customised invoice templates. No need to write template overrides. You can include your store logo, any  information you want to convey to the customers.

Plugin interface for integrating with multiple CCKs and extensions :  The interface allows integrating J2Store with CCKs like K2, SobiPro, Zoo, Sebold through a plugin. Unlike the 2.x versions, creating an integration in V3 is pretty straightforward. We will be coming up with a developer documentation.

Abandoned Carts : The cart items are now saved in the database. So it is possible to get reports on abandoned carts and a whole lot of information. (A report plugin for abandoned carts is under development )

If the user is logged in, the customers can continue shopping from where they have left. Example: if a registered customers adds a few products to his cart and abandons, when he visits next time, he can see the items he has previously added to his cart.

Product Filters / Attributes : You can now have customer filtering attributes for products. This will allow your customers to search their products more effectly. However this feature will be made available only in J2Store's Product layouts. If you are using the Article layout or any others, then this feature will not apply because of the limitations posed by the catalog sources.

Product Relations : Define and display cross-sells and up-sells of your product. Again, this feature will be made available only in J2Store's Product layouts. If you are using the Article layout or any others, then this feature will not apply because of the limitations posed by the catalog sources.

Key improvements

The cart and order management has been improved a lot. The order object is created when the customer visits the cart and a same data structure is maintained throughout the checkout process. This allows the developers to modify the cart items or order items via plugins. Developers can even build a plugin to offer a completely customised checkout experience to the customer.

Custom product types can be added via plugins. For example, a developer can build a plugin to offer Booking as a type of product. The product form can have customised input fields as well. More on this will be in the Developer documentation

Inventory management has also been re-written. You can now set a product out of stock from the backend. Stock can be kept on hold for new orders for a particular period, before they are released.

We have made a number of other improvements in terms of User Interface and performance as well.

Overall, J2Store Version 3 will offer more flexibility and power at the same time allowing you to use the power of Native Joomla articles and other content construction kits.

Where to discuss V3

Your feedback is very important to us. It will help us improve J2Store and release a stable version.

Feel free to post your feedback at the V3 forum topic here: http://j2store.org/forum/j2store-version-3-feedback.html

It is still a work in progress as a few more features are being added. So if something does not work as you expected, please let us know. 

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Stable 3.1.0

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Monday, 13 April 2015 05:30
Viewed:
2100 times

This is a major update with a number of bug fixes. The release also includes the Product Layouts of J2Store.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above

IMPORTANT:

Please read the following before you install J2Store Version 3 in your website.

- You cannot install J2Store V3 over a 2.x version. A migration tool will be made available this week.

- The is built for Joomla 3.3 + versions. Please DO NOT install it on Joomla 2.5

Improvements in 3.1.0

Product Layouts

Present your products beautifully to the customers with J2Store Product layouts. It comes with tons of display control options and also implements a sub-templating feature.

Product Filters (in Product layouts)

Create filters to help customer find a product quickly. The following filters are implemented : Sort, search, price, specification filters, category.

Related products (In product layout)

You can now add cross-sells and up-sells (related products) and promote

Specification / Filter groups

Product specifications and filters have been improved and their structure was changed to ensure a better integration with products.

Bug fixes in 3.1.0

[CRITICAL] Advanced pricing customer group has a flawed behavior

[MEDIUM] utf8_substr Fatal error while updating currency

[MEDIUM] Checkout terms and conditions model fixed.

[MEDIUM] Fixed discount percentage not showing correctly

[MEDIUM] Fixed issues with notification email

[MEDIUM] Cart module improved to have quantity count

[LOW] Discount total logic not included shipping and tax

[LOW] Error while adding related products to an item

So what is new in J2Store V3?

To start with, it is completely re-written using the Framework on Framework (Big thanks to Nicholas of Akeeba Backup for this wonderful rapid application development tool).

V3 includes the following New features:

Product types: Simple, variable, configurable, downloadable.

Configurable / Chained / Dependant Product Options : Choosing the configurable product type, lets you create a set of dependant product options. Example: Visiting Card. You can first ask the customer to choose the Type of Paper and based on the selection, you can display its Colour options. The chaining can be done for all product option types.

Variant Generator: Choosing the variable product type, you can generate product variants automatically based on associated options. Each variant can be managed separately and can have a price, inventory, shipping parameters.

Front-end editing: You can now add / edit products from the front end.

Advanced Pricing:  Pricing is more flexible now. Advanced pricing allows you to set prices for a date range, quantity range, per user group.

Example, you can offer special price for two months. Or you can offer a discount price for customers ordering 10 nos and above.

You can enter prices including tax or excluding tax. Earlier, you will have to enter prices without tax. This restriction is now removed.

In the configuration, you can set how you will be entering the prices.

Multi-vendors : A simple multi-vendor concept has been introduced. You can allow your vendors to add products from the front-end and allow them to view the orders of their products. (This is a work-in-progress)

Vouchers : Gift vouchers are now part of J2Store Version 3. You can create vouchers from the backend and send to your customers.

Promotions : A new plugin API has been introduced for carrying out promotions. We have come up with this plugin interface because each store carry out different, sometimes unique, promotional offers. Some might offer Buy 1 Get 1 Free. But other will offer 50 % off on subsequent purchases. The Plugin API will help developers create customised plugins that fulfils store owner's requirements.

Filters for backend order management : An array of filters has been provided in the backend order management

Edit orders from backend: Store owners can now edit the orders now. We are working on to allow creation of order from the backend itself

Invoice templates: Now you can create customised invoice templates. No need to write template overrides. You can include your store logo, any  information you want to convey to the customers.

Plugin interface for integrating with multiple CCKs and extensions :  The interface allows integrating J2Store with CCKs like K2, SobiPro, Zoo, Sebold through a plugin. Unlike the 2.x versions, creating an integration in V3 is pretty straightforward. We will be coming up with a developer documentation.

Abandoned Carts : The cart items are now saved in the database. So it is possible to get reports on abandoned carts and a whole lot of information. (A report plugin for abandoned carts is under development )

If the user is logged in, the customers can continue shopping from where they have left. Example: if a registered customers adds a few products to his cart and abandons, when he visits next time, he can see the items he has previously added to his cart.

Product Filters / Attributes : You can now have customer filtering attributes for products. This will allow your customers to search their products more effectly. However this feature will be made available only in J2Store's Product layouts. If you are using the Article layout or any others, then this feature will not apply because of the limitations posed by the catalog sources.

Product Relations : Define and display cross-sells and up-sells of your product. Again, this feature will be made available only in J2Store's Product layouts. If you are using the Article layout or any others, then this feature will not apply because of the limitations posed by the catalog sources.

Key improvements

The cart and order management has been improved a lot. The order object is created when the customer visits the cart and a same data structure is maintained throughout the checkout process. This allows the developers to modify the cart items or order items via plugins. Developers can even build a plugin to offer a completely customised checkout experience to the customer.

Custom product types can be added via plugins. For example, a developer can build a plugin to offer Booking as a type of product. The product form can have customised input fields as well. More on this will be in the Developer documentation

Inventory management has also been re-written. You can now set a product out of stock from the backend. Stock can be kept on hold for new orders for a particular period, before they are released.

We have made a number of other improvements in terms of User Interface and performance as well.

Overall, J2Store Version 3 will offer more flexibility and power at the same time allowing you to use the power of Native Joomla articles and other content construction kits.

Where to discuss V3

Your feedback is very important to us. It will help us improve J2Store and release a stable version.

Feel free to post your feedback at the V3 forum topic here: http://j2store.org/forum/j2store-version-3-feedback.html

It is still a work in progress as a few more features are being added. So if something does not work as you expected, please let us know. 

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Stable 3.0.8

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Saturday, 14 March 2015 05:30
Viewed:
3025 times

Happy to announce the immediate availability of the stable release of J2Store Version 3.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above

IMPORTANT:

Please read the following before you install J2Store Version 3 in your website.

- You cannot install J2Store V3 over a 2.x version. A migration tool will be made available this week.

- The is built for Joomla 3.3 + versions. Please DO NOT install it on Joomla 2.5

Improvements in 3.0.8

Application interface

Application interface for third-party developers. Custom applications can be created for J2Store to add extra functionalities / features.

Spinner

Quantity spinner now defaults to number format. This eliminates the styling issues

Bug fixes in 3.0.8

[CRITICAL] Advanced pricing customer group is not working.

[MEDIUM] Router issues have been fixed.

[MEDIUM] Permission issues while editing, deleting address from my profile

[MEDIUM] SQL error while deleting cart items

[MEDIUM] Removed TCPDF inclusion as it conflicts with VM's TCPDF

[MEDIUM] Issues while saving product options

[LOW] Core order statuses found removable. Now core statuses cannot be removed.

[LOW] Language fix for Terms and conditions

[LOW] Email field added to checkout layout restore html

[LOW] Product opens in new window now

So what is new in J2Store V3?

To start with, it is completely re-written using the Framework on Framework (Big thanks to Nicholas of Akeeba Backup for this wonderful rapid application development tool).

V3 includes the following New features:

Product types: Simple, variable, configurable, downloadable.

Configurable / Chained / Dependant Product Options : Choosing the configurable product type, lets you create a set of dependant product options. Example: Visiting Card. You can first ask the customer to choose the Type of Paper and based on the selection, you can display its Colour options. The chaining can be done for all product option types.

Variant Generator: Choosing the variable product type, you can generate product variants automatically based on associated options. Each variant can be managed separately and can have a price, inventory, shipping parameters.

Front-end editing: You can now add / edit products from the front end.

Advanced Pricing:  Pricing is more flexible now. Advanced pricing allows you to set prices for a date range, quantity range, per user group.

Example, you can offer special price for two months. Or you can offer a discount price for customers ordering 10 nos and above.

You can enter prices including tax or excluding tax. Earlier, you will have to enter prices without tax. This restriction is now removed.

In the configuration, you can set how you will be entering the prices.

Multi-vendors : A simple multi-vendor concept has been introduced. You can allow your vendors to add products from the front-end and allow them to view the orders of their products. (This is a work-in-progress)

Vouchers : Gift vouchers are now part of J2Store Version 3. You can create vouchers from the backend and send to your customers.

Promotions : A new plugin API has been introduced for carrying out promotions. We have come up with this plugin interface because each store carry out different, sometimes unique, promotional offers. Some might offer Buy 1 Get 1 Free. But other will offer 50 % off on subsequent purchases. The Plugin API will help developers create customised plugins that fulfils store owner's requirements.

Filters for backend order management : An array of filters has been provided in the backend order management

Edit orders from backend: Store owners can now edit the orders now. We are working on to allow creation of order from the backend itself

Invoice templates: Now you can create customised invoice templates. No need to write template overrides. You can include your store logo, any  information you want to convey to the customers.

Plugin interface for integrating with multiple CCKs and extensions :  The interface allows integrating J2Store with CCKs like K2, SobiPro, Zoo, Sebold through a plugin. Unlike the 2.x versions, creating an integration in V3 is pretty straightforward. We will be coming up with a developer documentation.

Abandoned Carts : The cart items are now saved in the database. So it is possible to get reports on abandoned carts and a whole lot of information. (A report plugin for abandoned carts is under development )

If the user is logged in, the customers can continue shopping from where they have left. Example: if a registered customers adds a few products to his cart and abandons, when he visits next time, he can see the items he has previously added to his cart.

Product Filters / Attributes : You can now have customer filtering attributes for products. This will allow your customers to search their products more effectly. However this feature will be made available only in J2Store's Product layouts. If you are using the Article layout or any others, then this feature will not apply because of the limitations posed by the catalog sources.

Product Relations : Define and display cross-sells and up-sells of your product. Again, this feature will be made available only in J2Store's Product layouts. If you are using the Article layout or any others, then this feature will not apply because of the limitations posed by the catalog sources.

Key improvements

The cart and order management has been improved a lot. The order object is created when the customer visits the cart and a same data structure is maintained throughout the checkout process. This allows the developers to modify the cart items or order items via plugins. Developers can even build a plugin to offer a completely customised checkout experience to the customer.

Custom product types can be added via plugins. For example, a developer can build a plugin to offer Booking as a type of product. The product form can have customised input fields as well. More on this will be in the Developer documentation

Inventory management has also been re-written. You can now set a product out of stock from the backend. Stock can be kept on hold for new orders for a particular period, before they are released.

We have made a number of other improvements in terms of User Interface and performance as well.

Overall, J2Store Version 3 will offer more flexibility and power at the same time allowing you to use the power of Native Joomla articles and other content construction kits.

Where to discuss V3

Your feedback is very important to us. It will help us improve J2Store and release a stable version.

Feel free to post your feedback at the V3 forum topic here: http://j2store.org/forum/j2store-version-3-feedback.html

It is still a work in progress as a few more features are being added. So if something does not work as you expected, please let us know. 

View files

Stable 3.0.7

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Thursday, 05 March 2015 05:30
Viewed:
2891 times

Happy to announce the immediate availability of the stable release of J2Store Version 3.

J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above

IMPORTANT:

Please read the following before you install J2Store Version 3 in your website.

- You cannot install J2Store V3 over a 2.x version. A migration tool will be made available this week.

- The is built for Joomla 3.3 + versions. Please DO NOT install it on Joomla 2.5

Bug fixes in 3.0.7

- Fatal error when saving configuration

- Front-end article creation misses J2Store tab.

- Fixed SQL error while creating custom fields

- Fixed shipping method type selection issue

- Undefined variable html in content plugin

- In Shipping Default layout, "view" string replaced with  Create/ Edit / Link

- When opening a product, please open in new window.

- Search for product name doesn’t work.

- Filter price from and to doesn’t work with variable products

- Filter SKU with variable products doesn’t work.

So what is new in J2Store V3?

To start with, it is completely re-written using the Framework on Framework (Big thanks to Nicholas of Akeeba Backup for this wonderful rapid application development tool).

V3 includes the following New features:

Product types: Simple, variable, configurable, downloadable.

Configurable / Chained / Dependant Product Options : Choosing the configurable product type, lets you create a set of dependant product options. Example: Visiting Card. You can first ask the customer to choose the Type of Paper and based on the selection, you can display its Colour options. The chaining can be done for all product option types.

Variant Generator: Choosing the variable product type, you can generate product variants automatically based on associated options. Each variant can be managed separately and can have a price, inventory, shipping parameters.

Front-end editing: You can now add / edit products from the front end.

Advanced Pricing:  Pricing is more flexible now. Advanced pricing allows you to set prices for a date range, quantity range, per user group.

Example, you can offer special price for two months. Or you can offer a discount price for customers ordering 10 nos and above.

You can enter prices including tax or excluding tax. Earlier, you will have to enter prices without tax. This restriction is now removed.

In the configuration, you can set how you will be entering the prices.

Multi-vendors : A simple multi-vendor concept has been introduced. You can allow your vendors to add products from the front-end and allow them to view the orders of their products. (This is a work-in-progress)

Vouchers : Gift vouchers are now part of J2Store Version 3. You can create vouchers from the backend and send to your customers.

Promotions : A new plugin API has been introduced for carrying out promotions. We have come up with this plugin interface because each store carry out different, sometimes unique, promotional offers. Some might offer Buy 1 Get 1 Free. But other will offer 50 % off on subsequent purchases. The Plugin API will help developers create customised plugins that fulfils store owner's requirements.

Filters for backend order management : An array of filters has been provided in the backend order management

Edit orders from backend: Store owners can now edit the orders now. We are working on to allow creation of order from the backend itself

Invoice templates: Now you can create customised invoice templates. No need to write template overrides. You can include your store logo, any  information you want to convey to the customers.

Plugin interface for integrating with multiple CCKs and extensions :  The interface allows integrating J2Store with CCKs like K2, SobiPro, Zoo, Sebold through a plugin. Unlike the 2.x versions, creating an integration in V3 is pretty straightforward. We will be coming up with a developer documentation.

Abandoned Carts : The cart items are now saved in the database. So it is possible to get reports on abandoned carts and a whole lot of information. (A report plugin for abandoned carts is under development )

If the user is logged in, the customers can continue shopping from where they have left. Example: if a registered customers adds a few products to his cart and abandons, when he visits next time, he can see the items he has previously added to his cart.

Product Filters / Attributes : You can now have customer filtering attributes for products. This will allow your customers to search their products more effectly. However this feature will be made available only in J2Store's Product layouts. If you are using the Article layout or any others, then this feature will not apply because of the limitations posed by the catalog sources.

Product Relations : Define and display cross-sells and up-sells of your product. Again, this feature will be made available only in J2Store's Product layouts. If you are using the Article layout or any others, then this feature will not apply because of the limitations posed by the catalog sources.

Key improvements

The cart and order management has been improved a lot. The order object is created when the customer visits the cart and a same data structure is maintained throughout the checkout process. This allows the developers to modify the cart items or order items via plugins. Developers can even build a plugin to offer a completely customised checkout experience to the customer.

Custom product types can be added via plugins. For example, a developer can build a plugin to offer Booking as a type of product. The product form can have customised input fields as well. More on this will be in the Developer documentation

Inventory management has also been re-written. You can now set a product out of stock from the backend. Stock can be kept on hold for new orders for a particular period, before they are released.

We have made a number of other improvements in terms of User Interface and performance as well.

Overall, J2Store Version 3 will offer more flexibility and power at the same time allowing you to use the power of Native Joomla articles and other content construction kits.

Where to discuss V3

Your feedback is very important to us. It will help us improve J2Store and release a stable version.

Feel free to post your feedback at the V3 forum topic here: http://j2store.org/forum/j2store-version-3-feedback.html

It is still a work in progress as a few more features are being added. So if something does not work as you expected, please let us know. 

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Release Candidate 3.0.6

Maturity:
Release Candidate
Released on:
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 05:30
Viewed:
1983 times

This is a Release Candidate which means you can start using in production websites. J2Store Version 3 is a flexible and modern ecommerce application for Joomla. Simple to set up and manage. Read the release notes for more information

IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 3.3.x and above

IMPORTANT:

Please read the following before you install J2Store Version 3 in your website.

- You cannot install J2Store V3 over a 2.x version.

- The is built for Joomla 3.3 + versions. Please DO NOT install it on Joomla 2.5

Bug fixes in 3.0.6

- Fatal error at the last step of the checkout in some servers

- Fatal Error while deleting the order

Important Improvements in RC

- Product model / EAN / UPC field added

- Inventory management and quantity restrictions are further improved

- Order management user interface has been improved.

- Spinner added to quantity box

- Add to cart animation / style added

- Adding items to cart before DOM ready is handled better now

- Cart items are now validated fully

- If cart items fail validation, checkout will not be allowed

- Component update handling via Extension Manager fixed

- A basic router has been added.

- Plugin events added for all checkout steps

- Fixed issues with upload file download

- Terms and conditions article is fixed.

So what is new in J2Store V3?

To start with, it is completely re-written using the Framework on Framework (Big thanks to Nicholas of Akeeba Backup for this wonderful rapid application development tool).

V3 includes the following New features:

Product types: Simple, variable, configurable, downloadable.

Configurable / Chained / Dependant Product Options : Choosing the configurable product type, lets you create a set of dependant product options. Example: Visiting Card. You can first ask the customer to choose the Type of Paper and based on the selection, you can display its Colour options. The chaining can be done for all product option types.

Variant Generator: Choosing the variable product type, you can generate product variants automatically based on associated options. Each variant can be managed separately and can have a price, inventory, shipping parameters.

Front-end editing: You can now add / edit products from the front end.

Advanced Pricing:  Pricing is more flexible now. Advanced pricing allows you to set prices for a date range, quantity range, per user group.

Example, you can offer special price for two months. Or you can offer a discount price for customers ordering 10 nos and above.

You can enter prices including tax or excluding tax. Earlier, you will have to enter prices without tax. This restriction is now removed.

In the configuration, you can set how you will be entering the prices.

Multi-vendors : A simple multi-vendor concept has been introduced. You can allow your vendors to add products from the front-end and allow them to view the orders of their products.

Vouchers : Gift vouchers are now part of J2Store Version 3. You can create vouchers from the backend and send to your customers.

Promotions : A new plugin API has been introduced for carrying out promotions. We have come up with this plugin interface because each store carry out different, sometimes unique, promotional offers. Some might offer Buy 1 Get 1 Free. But other will offer 50 % off on subsequent purchases. The Plugin API will help developers create customised plugins that fulfils store owner's requirements.

Filters for backend order management : An array of filters has been provided in the backend order management

Edit orders from backend: Store owners can now edit the orders now. We are working on to allow creation of order from the backend itself

Invoice templates: Now you can create customised invoice templates. No need to write template overrides. You can include your store logo, any  information you want to convey to the customers.

Plugin interface for integrating with multiple CCKs and extensions :  The interface allows integrating J2Store with CCKs like K2, SobiPro, Zoo, Sebold through a plugin. Unlike the 2.x versions, creating an integration in V3 is pretty straightforward. We will be coming up with a developer documentation.

Abandoned Carts : The cart items are now saved in the database. So it is possible to get reports on abandoned carts and a whole lot of information. (A report plugin for abandoned carts is under development )

If the user is logged in, the customers can continue shopping from where they have left. Example: if a registered customers adds a few products to his cart and abandons, when he visits next time, he can see the items he has previously added to his cart.

Product Filters / Attributes : You can now have customer filtering attributes for products. This will allow your customers to search their products more effectly. However this feature will be made available only in J2Store's Product layouts. If you are using the Article layout or any others, then this feature will not apply because of the limitations posed by the catalog sources.

Product Relations : Define and display cross-sells and up-sells of your product. Again, this feature will be made available only in J2Store's Product layouts. If you are using the Article layout or any others, then this feature will not apply because of the limitations posed by the catalog sources.

Key improvements

The cart and order management has been improved a lot. The order object is created when the customer visits the cart and a same data structure is maintained throughout the checkout process. This allows the developers to modify the cart items or order items via plugins. Developers can even build a plugin to offer a completely customised checkout experience to the customer.

Custom product types can be added via plugins. For example, a developer can build a plugin to offer Booking as a type of product. The product form can have customised input fields as well. More on this will be in the Developer documentation

Inventory management has also been re-written. You can now set a product out of stock from the backend. Stock can be kept on hold for new orders for a particular period, before they are released.

We have made a number of other improvements in terms of User Interface and performance as well.

Overall, J2Store Version 3 will offer more flexibility and power at the same time allowing you to use the power of Native Joomla articles and other content construction kits.

Where to discuss V3

Your feedback is very important to us. It will help us improve J2Store and release a stable version.

Feel free to post your feedback at the V3 forum topic here: http://j2store.org/forum/j2store-version-3-feedback.html

It is still a work in progress as a few more features are being added. So if something does not work as you expected, please let us know. 

View files

Looking for the old J2Store Version 2.x? Here is the download link

 

Version 2.x