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Smartstore 4.0.0

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Highlights

  • (NEW) Media Manager: Powerful and lightning-fast explorer/manager for media files (commercial plugin exclusively bundled with Pro Edition)
  • (NEW) Rule Builder: Powerful rule system for visual business rule creation
    • Dozens of predefined rules out-of-the-box
    • Supports logical operators (AND/OR) and unlimited grouping/nesting
    • Cart rules: can be applied to discounts, shipping and payment methods
    • Customer rules: used to auto-assign customers to customer groups for 1-to-1 content targeting
    • Product rules: used to auto-assign products to categories based on filter definitions (e.g. price, brand, color, stock etc.)
  • (NEW) New permission (ACL) system: Granular tree-based permission management based on customer groups. Supports inheritance to allow or deny entire permission ranges
  • (NEW) Personalized product recommendations: Replaces homepage products dynamically with personalized product recommendations based on customer interests. (commercial plugin)
  • (NEW) Geo Blocker: Restricts shop access based on visitor country or IP address ranges (commercial plugin)
  • (NEW) Dashboard with charts: New dashboard widgets display key data like orders, customers, bestsellers etc. in nice graphical charts.

Breaking changes

  • (Dev) Install\UninstallPermissions has been removed from IPermissionService. No longer needs to be called by plugins. Permissions are now automatically installed\uninstalled.
  • (Dev) IDiscountRequirementRule and IShippingMethodFilter has been removed. Discounts and shipping methods can now be filtered by rule sets.
  • (Dev) Customer navigation property CustomerRoles has been replaced by CustomerRoleMappings, a new entity for role mappings.
  • The search index must be rebuilt due to various enhancements.
  • (Dev) The wrong name of API endpoint LocalizedPropertys has been corrected and renamed to LocalizedProperties.

New Features

  • Granular permissions: All permissions of a customer directly visible on the customer edit page.
  • DEV: Added Visual Studio extension to create Smartstore Plugins
  • GDPR conform Cookie Consent Manager
  • SEO: XML Sitemap now includes blog, news and forum
  • SEO: do 301 redirect to URL without trailing slash
  • SVG support for image uploads.
  • Schedule tasks: new property "Priority" runs tasks with higher priority first when multiple tasks are pending.
  • #1805 Added XML Sitemap settings to backend UI.
  • #1598 Add published property to ProductTag entity.
  • #1669 Apply percentage discounts also on tier prices.
  • #1618 Implement ACL and multistore capability on menu item level.
  • #1683 Menu Builder items: implement support for icon (brand) color.
  • #1584 Show bundle item images in order details like in shopping cart details.
  • MegaSearch:
    • Added more text analysis options (e.g. Lucene.Net classic analyzer).
    • Added tool to display internal information about a search, such as Lucene.Net terms.
    • #1693 Find the grouped product when searching for the SKU, GTIN, MPN of a non individually visible, associated product.
    • #1711 Find product when searching for GTIN or MPN of an attribute combination.
    • Perf. Added option to ignore attribute filtering property on product level.
  • Web-API:
    • #1809 Added a parameter to start an import after uploading import files.
    • #1801 Added endpoints for ProductPictures, ProductCategories and ProductManufacturers to allow updating DisplayOrder.
    • #1858 Added endpoints for NewsLetterSubscription.
  • #1714 Direct links to variations on a product.
  • #1733 Add ability to hide products from catalog, but not search.
  • #1754 Implement hidden boolean setting that controls which catalog search engine implementation should be used in backend.
  • #1776 Enable images and color values for search filters to be stored for specification attribute options.
  • #1793 Add field for manufacturer bottom description like for categories.
  • #1116 Add new field for product condition.
  • #1790 ACL support for manufacturers.
  • #1616 Add new field for tracking URL to shipment entity to better track shipments.
  • (Page Builder) Added a Page Builder block to display blog posts.

Improvements

  • #1663 Make MeasureDimension and MeasureWeight localizable.
  • #1600 Show an example currency value for custom formatting value changes.
  • Card desk instead of a grid for customer addresses on customer edit page.
  • Display "price from" in product lists if any attribute combination price exists.
  • Reworked blog & news section.
  • #1718 Activated ReCaptcha without keys can cause the merchant to lock himself out of the shop.
  • #1752 Export: let a provider directly export to a file stream instead of a memory stream.
  • #1763 Topic editor should display all menu item nodes that reference the current topic.
  • #1665 UI: ACL, discount and store selection should be done via multiple select2.
  • Updated UserAgent Parser.
  • TinyImage: updated WebP detection patterns.
  • PayPal PLUS:
    • Apply order of payment methods in backend to the list of third-party payment methods in checkout.
    • #1848 Send the billing address when redirecting to PayPal.
  • Hide cart payment button for payment methods without match of applied rule sets.
  • #1839 MegaSearch: Support exact value match for numeric range filters.
  • #1920 Hide option prizes if "Call for price" is enabled.
  • Debitoor: added an option to force a price type on invoices.
  • BeezUp: export product costs.
  • #1915 RTL: fixed alignment of product art badge.
  • #1738 Sending of mails to customers uses generic message template now.
  • #1805 UI: Added XmlSitemap settings to backend
  • And many more other minor improvements

Bugfixes

  • Export: Fixed KeyNotFoundException when batch size was 1.
  • #1686 Fixed KeyNotFoundException when payment method friendly name ends with spaces.
  • Cart: Fixed ShoppingCartSettings.ShowProductBundleImagesOnShoppingCart hides the bundle item name.
  • MegaSearch:
    • Fixed the preset sorting order of products on a manufacturer page may be wrong depending on catalog settings.
    • #1716 Price facet filter bypasses Call for Pricing and shows the approximate price of a product.
    • The number of hits for product review facets was wrong in some cases.
    • Do not show facets for manufacturers or categories if they are limited to stores or subject to ACL.
    • #1823 Ghost facet filter groups will appear if a numeric value is assigned that matches to a different spec option.
  • Page Builder:
    • #1689 Block with z-index < 0 can not be selected in story view - Block tools can reduce z-index below 0.
    • #1691 Manually editing/removing block cols/rows does not refresh grid state correctly.
    • #1684 Edit Mode rendering bug in Mac Safari
    • #1836 Added "Order" property to page Builder block to control rendering order of blocks in HTML output
  • PayPal:
    • Fixed rare exception "Unsupported Media Type" (415) in PayPal PLUS.
    • Only process a partially refund IPN when the order refunded amount is zero. Otherwise the order refunded amount will be wrong.
  • Customer import:
    • VatNumber and other fields were ignored.
    • Customer roles sometimes inserted several times.
    • Changed billing/shipping address was added instead of updating the existing one.
    • Region assigned to an address was not updated.
  • Product tags:
    • #1730 Product tag count should filter also based on Visibility.
    • Product tag count sometimes not up-to-date due to missing cache clearance.
  • Debitoor:
    • Avoid errors due to invalid quantity unit Id of 0.
    • #1952 rework quantity units.
    • Sometimes the SKU was missing on invoices.
  • Multistore mapping was ignored for manufacturers in sitemap.
  • Categories limited to stores were not displayed in tree view.
  • Fixed InvalidOperationException in CreatePdfInvoiceAttachment when an order is placed by a guest.
  • The ShowDescriptionInSubPages setting should also be applied to the bottom category description.
  • #1774 Recaptcha: doesn't work for product reviews, blog and news comments if hidden captcha is activated.
  • #1766 Customer FullName is not populated after registration.
  • #1765 Web-API: fixed authentication error "Value cannot be null. Parameter name: name" when login type is email.
  • Payone: fixed wrong hash value if redirecting option is activated.
  • Azure: opening the configuration page resulted in an error.
  • Shipping by weight: the surcharge hint was not displayed correctly.
  • Off-canvas menu shows wrong product count for brand menu items.
  • Images of newly added variants could be deleted automatically due to wrong image transient state.
  • #1794 Menu display order is ignored for widget zone header_menu_special_after.
  • #1451 RTL: Manage categories tree view.
  • Biz-Importer: If the TaxRate table was missing, the assignment of the tax category to the product was not set.
  • #1832 Import: adding URL records requires cache to be cleared.
  • #1818 The order list summary do not respect all list filters and shows wrong aggregate values.
  • #1835 Removing gift card issue.
  • #1875 A delivery time cannot be deleted if it is assigned to a variant combination of a deleted product.
  • BeezUp: fixes ArgumentNullException, parameter name "source".
  • #1743 Avoid redirecting to the account activation page when trying to log in for the first time.
  • #1895 The checkout button disappears when moving a product from the shopping cart to the wishlist.
  • Menu builder: in case of system menus the template can changes accidentally when saving.
  • Structured data: Replace length with depth property.
  • #1701 'View All' button from the offcanvas manufacturer menu causes 404 on mobile.
  • Added missing sitemap task.
  • #1696 ESD: browser freezes when editing file changelog
  • And many more other minor fixes...