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Posted Feb 25, 2016 by Bulat Fazlyev, Ecwid Team

Ecwid Features: Why You Need the “What’s New” Section and How to Use It

Our team rolls out new Ecwid updates every day with bug-fixes and improvements that make Ecwid better, stronger, and faster. That’s one of the cool things about Ecwid — you don’t need to think about all the technical stuff, we manage it for you.

Not every new feature is enabled automatically

Depending on how you run your store, you won’t always need every new feature we roll out. Some of them require you to opt in on the “What’s new” page in the control panel.

We set it up this way because we care about your store and your business.

Our merchants amaze us every day with the level of creativity that goes into how they use and customize their stores. If we feel that an improvement can somehow affect your business processes or the look of the store, we don’t enable this change automatically for existing merchants. You should do this manually.

New merchants will get the improvements enabled by default.

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For example, more than a year ago we released improved order statuses and renamed them. The new names of order statuses are much more descriptive and clear. However, imagine that you wake up one morning and don’t see any well-known order statuses. It would cause a lot of confusion, no? We certainly don’t want Ecwid to confuse you, we want it to help you. So this change wasn’t enabled automatically for existing merchants. They needed to explicitly enable it in the control panel. Under this system, everyone has time to prepare for the change and enable it when ready.

How to stay up to date with all features

To stay up-to-date with the latest improvements, just log into Ecwid, go to “Settings” → “What’s new” and check out the list of features available to you. Enable them when you’re ready. If you have questions on how the change will affect your store, please contact us! We will be happy to help.

If you don’t see “What’s new” page, it means you already have all features enabled and your store is up to date.

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About the author
Bulat is a technical writer at Ecwid with over a decade of experience in e-commerce. He loves reading, exploring and learning new things.