CURRENT VERSION PHP : 2.1312 (December 2013) (Posted December 2, 2013)
CURRENT VERSION ASP : 2.1206 (June 2012)
Below is the version release history of Site Store Pro. There have been 28 release versions of Site Store Pro since the original public release in January 2006.
Your current Site Store Pro version number is listed on the footer of the store's web-based admin system. If you are using an older version and would like to upgrade to the current release, login to your account to download the latest version. Purchasing a Site Store Professional license entitles you to 1 year of free upgrades/updates for the PayPal and Enterprise versions and 3 years of free upgrades/updates to the Developer Version. Information and instructions on upgrading Site Store Pro to the latest release version is available here. For upgrade assistance or questions about upgrading custom installations, please submit a support ticket.
PHP Version: Updated Admin Product Search To Fix Non-Active Items For Search Exclusion
PHP Version: Updated Customer Manager Header Include Not Showing Correct # Of Past Orders
PHP Version: NEW Highlighting Feature On Customizations Page To Highlight Records Of Custom Files
PHP Version: Updated Order Sales Report Feature
PHP Version: NEW Products Duplicator Feature - Accessible via Product Manager Screen
PHP Version: Updated Home Page Gallery Display To Fix Height Value Not Reading Admin Value
PHP Version: Updated Jquery Include File On Store Display From Reloading On Certain Linux Installs
PHP Version: NEW Basic Password Validation Option (password_validation_simple.php) For Customer Registration Passwords
PHP Version: Replaced Wholesale Registration Module To Automatically Remove Cart Items During Wholesale Registration
PHP Version: Updated Billing Form Initialization To Fix Free Item Checkout Bug
PHP Version: Updated Dynamic Menu Include File To Fix Bug With Brands Menu Not Disabling
PHP Version: Updated Order Review Page Bug To Prevent Real-time Shipping Rates To Not Refresh On Page Load
ASP Version: Updated Products Search Engine For Enhanced PCI Compliance Requirements
ASP Version: Updated Products Import Module (Faster Engine / Greater Server Compatibility)
ASP Version: Updated Testimonials Page To Pass Certain XSS Scripting PCI Compliance Tests
ASP Version: Updated USPS Shipping API To Use V4
ASP Version: Updated FedEx Shipping API To Use Lastest FedEx API Service.
(PHP Version Only)
Store customizations are now logged and excluded from upgrades and new version releases. All files are recorded and logged in the MySQL database and upgrading an existing install with a new release will not affect any past design changes, coding additions or administration system modifications.
Cart now includes fully customizable store generated emails. The store administrator can control the content from the admin (like the ASP version) and also add install specific content directly to the email design files without breaking any other functionality. All emails are separate HTML templates in PHP version so changing one email will not affect all the other email types in the system.
Dynamic top navigation menu includes user-defined tabs and all tabs can be turned off/on via the web-based admin system.
Mobile store version can now be turned off/on via the admin and the mobile/desktop version view switcher bar is now dynamically controlled content via the web-based admin system.
Testimonials Form contents now managed via web-based admin. Form can also be turned off/on via admin while keeping testimonials display still active.
Logon/Logoff link bar now included in default sample store layout.
Hover highlighting of search results items. Can be turned on / off via the web-based admin.
All sections on the item view page are independent include files and can be moved around for easy layout changes from the default sample store features layout without breaking the functionality of the page.
Administrator can now specify the exact sort ordering of the images on the item view display (for products with multiple pictures).
Zoom image (magnifier) feature for high-definition views of product images. Feature can be turned on/off from the web-based admin.
Product Reviews "Summary Bar Display" on both search results and item view pages showing average review score and star levels. (Can be enabled / disabled for either display via the web-based admin).
Product Reviews display content now managed via web-based admin.
In addition to sorting by price, title, product id, brand, category, sub-category and collection, customers can now sort their catalog results by highest or lowest rated (reviewed) products, most or least viewed items, most or least popular (sold) items, most recently added or oldest items and most recently edited (updated) or oldest updated items. (All sort features can be turned off / on via the admin).
Designer can apply different search results, item details, cart display, checkout, and my account layouts to the install without affecting any design files.
Multiple discounts of the same type can be now active and applied at the same time. For example, you can have multiple Coupon Code promotions active at the same time with different codes and order criteria / filter requirements
Store discounts can now have both category filters and order filters applied at same time.
Free shipping discounts now available on ALL discount types.
Administrator can now exclude all or specific states from free shipping discounts (i.e. Puerto Rico, Hawaii).
Administrator can now exclude all or specific countries from free shipping discounts.
Category based discounts can have description text on item details page.
Item-specific coupon info now displayed in cart line items.
% based line item discounts now deduct percentage off option fees as well base price of item.
Unlimited Registration Fields and Lists!!! Completely new registration form builder system. HTML content and Image headers on any field. Custom HTML form fields now supported.
All fields on registration forms now sortable (can appear anywhere on registration forms via admin-defined ordering (position) values).
Canadian Provinces now included in default registration forms.
Admin can turn off/on any country for registration forms/shipping via admin interface now.
Go "Direct to Order Checkout" after verifying account via email activation link. Customers are also auto-logged into site when verifying email address via activation link.
Customers can be permanently disabled (deactivated) even if they re-verify their account.
User passwords are now encrypted and can be reset by customer. (Forget Password is now password reset feature).
All order options (comments, shipping, gift-wrapping) now combined on order review page for a more streamlined and simplified checkout process.
Direct Media Viewing and Item Downloads From Emails (No Login Required - secure URL link.)
Check Order Status From Order Confirmation Email Directly Via Status Link. (no login required - secure URL link)
Checkout system now displays different purchaser text labeling for downloadable, shippable and alternate shipping address | order types.
Downloadable items that use the download + ship feature (using special delivery settings) can now be included/excluded for tax calculations in addition to shipping calculations.
Purchase Order (P.O.) or post pay checkout (payment) option now included in default release. Administrator can assign PO status to individual customers and then can select to pay by PO or check (post pay) instead of having to pay via credit card, PayPal, etc.
US Sales Tax rate can be set to different rates for different states. Unlike the ASP version that by default sets the sales tax rate to only one state, the PHP version can be set to accommodate multiple state tax rates for stores with shipping location in different national locations.Customer can download items directly from order confirmation page instead of having to go to their account manager to download items.
Unified Order Details Formatting Manager allows for management of the order details display settings via one admin area instead of multiple formatting tools in ASP version. (Formats the order confirmation page details area, account manager order details, email order confirmation display.)
Alternate shipping address opens as jQuery modal window on same page as order review instead of going to separate page entirely in ASP version to simplify adding gift/alternate addresses during checkout.
Canada and Europe VAT (Value Added Tax) calculation now included in default configuration.
Order Payment & Order Payment History now shown on order details in both admin
and customer receipts. (Can be turned on/off in admin system for customer displays.)
Printable receipt feature now standard in PHP version. Site Administrator can include own custom company info and header on printable order receipt via web-based admin as well
Administrator can now have installation-specific (custom) shipping drop-down selections in addition to FedEx, UPS, USPS real-time rate selection(s) and flat-rate shipping options. The install specific drop-downs allow the admin to specify customer-selectable flat-rate shipping choices such as "Standard Shipping" or "Overnight Shipping". The custom selections can be used in place of or in combination with the real-time service provider rate selections (FedEx, UPS, USPS).
Flat-Rate or User-Selectable Rates (custom list selections or real-time service provider rates) can now be used together at the same time. Therefore, the store can use customer-selectable rates for domestic shipments and flat-rates for international shipments or vice-versa.
All admin features can be turned off/on to enable certain features on different installations. Custom admin features will not be overwritten with new upgrades since all links and feature activations are controlled by the MySQL database instead of via FTP file upgrades.
All web-based administration logins (failed and successful attempts) are now logged and available for review/auditing by Master Administrator(s).
Master Administrator can now define the number of failed login attempts that will disable an admin user (login) account. (Default setting is 5 attempts before account is disabled.)
Administrator can now upload images directly to the server and embed them in their HTML content when using the form WYSIWYG editor(s).
Completely new item search to make is easier to find items in large store databases. New sorting features and search filters. In addition to the previous advanced item search features available in the ASP admin system, with the PHP version the administrator's can now easily search for which items are turned on for the home page displays, featured items, specials and the sort results by the following choices: active, disabled, price, title, product id, brand, category, sub-category and collection, customers can now sort their catalog results by highest or lowest rated (reviewed) products, most or least viewed items, most or least popular (sold) items, most recently added or oldest items and most recently edited (updated) or oldest updated items.
New Customer Manager with a tabbed interface like the products manager.
New Product Manager tabs system with a cleaner, more initiative interface.
Custom List Menu Functions in the Product Manager have been combined on a uniform screen to make it easier and faster to manage the custom item list menu selections
The Product 'Delete' function is now on every screen in the product manager instead of just on the 'General Info' screen which some administrator's found difficult to locate.
Master Administrator now can define the admin user account's login expiration / password change duration. (Default 30 days) (Required for some payment processor's PCI compliance requirements.)
Process Phone, Mail and PO payments for customers direct from admin.
Administrator can specific order refund / credit reason (notes) when processing order credits. (This feature helps the administrator when looking back at the order in the future to determine why there was a credit applied.)
Add | Delete Order Payment Information directly from the order details page.
Update order status information directly from the order details page without having to go to another page.
New "One Page Checkout" With Registration, Billing Information, Credit Card Entry And Comments Combined On One Form.
New MOBILE Version Of Sample Website | Online Store With Support For Both Basic And Commercial API Device Detection/Redirection. Mobile Version Can Be Applied To Any Previous Version Of Site Store Pro Including Custom Installs.
New Jquery Modal Status Display On Registration And Billing Processing (i.e. Please Wait Dialog)
New Failed Order Logging System And Failed Order Reports / Convert Failed Order To Valid Order Feature.
New Auto-Inventory Check To Item View For Items Without Inventory Record(s).
New "Featured" Items jQuery/CSS Item Scroller (Can Be Placed Anywhere On Site)
New "Special" ( Sale) Items jQuery/CSS Item Scroller (Can Be Placed Anywhere On Site)
New "Add To Cart Via URL Link" Feature. Can Add Direct Links On Facebook, Twitter, etc to have item directly added to shopping cart. Can also use Direct Link feature to place static "Buy Now" buttons (links) on non Site Store Pro enabled sites or HTML only pages that do not load the Site Store Pro cart framework.
New Video Player That Supports HTML 5 and Falls Back To Flash On Non-Supported Browser. Application Now Supports H.264 Encoded Video Playback For Media Purchases. (MP4). (Based On VideoJS HTML 5 Video Player)
New Developer API Framework with XML and Spry Examples. Complete Developer API Guide And API Code Sample Coming In October 2011 Release.
Modified Admin Product Sales Reports With Date Range Filter Options.
Added Captcha Verification On Item Detail's Product Review Submission Form
Added Captcha Verification On Admin System Login
Modified Admin "Remember' Me Feature To Prevent "404 Error" and Redirect Back to Admin Home Page If Accessed Directly In Same Login Session.
Fixed Typo Where "SMTP" (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Abbreviation) was spelled "STMP" on various admin files
Download Items Via Email Order Confirmation: Allows The Merchant To Include A Direct Download Link In The Order Confirmation Email Instead Of Having The Customer Login To Their Account Manager To Download Their Item(s). Feature And Download Link Texts Are Controlled Via "Order Details Content In Auto-Generated Order Messages" Under Store Setup > Email Configuration Setup In Web-Based Admin.
Added Minimim Order Quantity Per Item Feature. Managed Individually Via Products Manager In Admin.
USPS Version 4 XML Update : Updates USPS Processing Code To New USPS Version 4 XML Specification.
International Region Shipping Fix : Fixed Issue Where Empty Billing Region Caused Billing Authorization Failure.
"Free" Downloadable Item (Products) Feature Works With All Payment Processors Now.
Fixed Bug Where Item Personalization Info Was Not Showing Up In Customer Order Confirmation Email Display.
Fixed Bug Where Merchant Could Accidently Leave 'Special Price' Value Empty (Null) Which Could Break Product Display On Website.
Added New Report To Show Last 100 Customer Account Manager Logins
Added New Report To Show Last 100 Product Downloads
Added Secure Digital Download System (Media On-Demand) Feature.
Added Store Usage Tracking Option.
Added Item Gift Wrap Option.
Added Item Special Handing/Preparation Fees Option.
Added Dreamweaver Extension To Installation Package.
Added Browser-Based Setup Wizard For Master Admin And Primary Store Configuration.
Added Server Email Component Configuration Via Admin Control Panel Instead Of Static Configuration File.
Added Disable/Enable Wishlist And Tell-A-Friend Features Via Admin.
Versions prior to January 2006 were customized per client/ installation and not offered as an stand-alone (turn-key) product. Previous versions of Site Store Professional (prior to January 2006) were branded as the 'eStore' system from eDirective.com. The core shopping cart features from the eDirective eStore system were integrated into the Site Store Professional stand-alone shopping cart package (zip file) in January 2006.
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