Posted Dec 15, 2009 by Qetzal, Head of Product

Ecwid v2.0 Has Been Released

We’re pleased to announce that a new major Ecwid version(2.0) has been released. All Ecwid users have been upgraded.

This upgrade brings many highly anticipated features. Main of them are:

New modes of displaying products: grid and table

The first one is used when you want to show a part of product description on a list of products. The second one is used when the product images are not necessary and you want to show many product on one page.

The list of available currencies is greatly extended. More than 160 currencies are available now, so you can use Ecwid in any country.

Ecwid is now available as Google Gadget. It allows hosting Ecwid store on free Google Sites and easily adding it to any platform that supports gadgets, for example, iGoogle or Google Wave.

Integration with Google Analytics. Track your visitors and sales with powerful GA reports.

Support of Australia Post real-time shipping rates.

Ability to import products from CSV files in X-Cart and LiteCommerce formats. It will be helpful for merchants with existing X-Cart or LC stores.

“Duplicate” button on product details page. It allows cloning any product easily and avoiding entering the same details, e.g. product options.

Other improvements that are worth being mentioned:

  • Ecwid now scrolls page when you drag-n-drop items
  • “Delete all products/categories not present in import” — option is now available. So it allows updating the store inventory quickly, removing sold out items and adding new ones.
  • the speed of Ecwid control panels initial loading is improved. Now it loads twice faster.
  • some additional CSS classes were added to the storefront for more convenient CSS customization
  • “alt” attributes were added to the product images
  • now it’s possible to specify an URL of the page where your product browser is installed. It is very helpful when you have Ecwid minicart, vertical categories or search box on each page of your site. Now if the URL is specified and you are trying to use such a widget, Ecwid doesn’t raise the popup with product browser anymore, but redirects your to the store page.

And many other minor tweaks and improvements.

We want to thank all Ecwid users who voted for suggestions in our ideas base. If you voted for the features that are already implemented in this release, you will get your votes back. So you will be able to vote for the new ideas.

Feel free to use and enjoy the new features. If you have any questions on how to use them, ask your questions on our forums.

About the author
Qetzal is Head of Product at Ecwid. He loves to create new things to make people's lives easier.
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