Hello X-Carters, It’s a wonderful spring day today, and the major release of X-Cart 5.2. stable makes it even brighter and better for everyone in the X-Cart HQ. We hope that this news is equally exciting for you, too.
First and Foremost: the list of main changes in v.5.2First of all, we polished all those improvements, which were announced when we were speaking about X-Cart v5.2.0 Beta:
New modules: Wishlist, Site map, NetBanx
This extension is for easier customers’ navigation. The “Sitemap” link will appear in the footer, at the bottom of every page. The sitemap includes categories and static pages, as well as shopping cart page and checkout, “My account”, “My orders” and Address book. It does not include products.
With “My Wishlist” module enabled, your customers can collect their favourite products into a single list. They can buy these products later, track them in the catalog and email the list to friends. Both in-stock and “coming soon” items can be added to the wishlist. The “Add to wishlist” link is available for non-logged in users too, however if these customers press it, they are prompted to sign in or sign up first.
Available in the US, Canada, UK, Europe and many other countries, NetBanx (Optimal Payments) integration enables you to process all major credit and debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover, JCB and Carta Si. The payment page is hosted by NetBanx.
Important Upgrade Notes
- To complete the upgrade successfully, you will need to modify your .htaccess file manually. This is required, because the Clean URLs feature was improved, and the rewrite rules from this file are necessary for the correct functioning of this feature. At the same time, this is very likely that you have added lots of other rules to this file, so we will not take risks and replace the file with a default one. Please follow the instructions your store will show at the last step of upgrade (see screenshot).
- If you purchased a commercial license for X-Cart 5 Business before March 24th 2014 ( more than a year ago), you will need to pay for another year of access to upgrades. This is not the full cost of a license, but $99.00 only.