Ecwid v5.0 Has Been ReleasedAug 29, 2010 by Qetzal,
We’re excited to announce the next release of Ecwid, the
So what’s new in Ecwid version 5.0?
Protected download links
The most essential feature for
These features provide greater security so that even if a customer tries to share a link to your file, it cannot be downloaded by unauthorized persons.
UPS negotiated rates and Time in Transit API
Now it’s possible for Ecwid to retrieve
With these new features now implemented, we’re positive your customers will appreciate the lower shipping rates and more exact information about how soon their package will be delivered to them.
eSelect Plus Hosted Paypage, HSBC Secure ePayments and Network Merchants gateways
Ecwid now supports three more payment gateways. Our Canadian and British users can use them to accept credit cards.
Two of these gateways were sponsored by Ecwid users — Thank you Andrej and James!
Five new storefront
Thai, Indonesian,Estonian, Chinese and Greek languages are
We’d like to give a big Thank You to Karan, Alekos, Silver, Iks_vincent and Yahya for your invaluable help with the translation.
It’s now possible to use Ecwid backend in other languages. At this moment Russian, French and German translations are available. These translations are still in beta, so if you find any typos or grammatical errors, feel free to contact us. Please refer to this instruction for the details how to enable these translations in your store:
We’d like to give a big Thank You to Thomas and Pascal for translating backend labels.
Would you like to see Ecwid in your language? It’s possible! Please contact us for details.
New Minicart views
Ecwid now has two new views of the Minicart: Mini and Mini attached to Product Browser. These new views are great for those who would like to show the order total in the Minicart and don’t like the large Minicart widget.
New Shipped order status and tracking numbers
A new order status option has been added to Ecwid. It can be used when the order has shipped, but hasn’t been delivered yet.
Also, it’s now possible to assign tracking numbers for all orders regardless of which shipping method was used.
Sort by name and default sorting for categories
It’s now possible to sort products by name and set the default sorting order for all of your categories. No more manual sorting of your products, just set a necessary option in Ecwid backend and your products will be sorted instantly.
— Now it’s possible to hide the Continue Shopping button from all pages including the last Thank you for your order checkout page.
— The new Ship to a residence FedEx option.
— The new Authorize only option for the Authorize.Net SIM gateway.
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 these new features. If you need any assistance or have any questions on how to use them, just post your questions on our forums and we will be happy to help.
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