When Microsoft released ASP.NET Core 2.0 we’ve decided to implement it in our newest version of GrandNode. ASP.NET is an open source framework available on GitHub.
What’s the main plus? It’s cross platform. You can run GrandNode on Windows, Linux and Mac without problems! We’ve already tested it and it works!
More information about ASP.NET Core 2.0 are available here:
From GrandNode 4.00 you are able to calculate discounts by specified plugin. What does it mean for you? Each developer can create any kind of discount rule.
Discounts can be enabled or disabled by marking checkbox.
We've also decided to change the way of adding coupon codes. Now you are able to create multiple coupon codes in one discount. It's also possible to buy plugin which will automatically generate many coupon codes.
It allows you to assign individual prices to each products per customer. For example we have product XYZ:
Customer 1 has price 20$
Customer 2 has price 21$
Customer 3 has price 40$
It’s independent setting which can be specified in admin panel – Customer -> Individual prices.
From this version customers are allowed to write reviews for vendors. You can specify its description, image.
To the GrandNode we've decided to implement Amazon S3 CDN. Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). It's simple to move large volumes of image data into or out of Amazon S3 with Amazon's cloud data migration options. Amazon S3 has a simple web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.
We've made also some improvements in our Marketing Automation engine. From the newest version you are allowed to add products assigned to specified customer tag. So when your customer will have Customer Tag "Influencer", you can add products which will appear on their home page.
- Updates of third-party libraries
- Updates of tests
- Remove unused files
- Minor changes in admin panel
- A lot of optimization and performance upgrades
- Fixed allowed Qty dropdown in Public Store
- Specification attributes fixes
- Fixed „Export orders” feature
- Fixed problem with Boards
- Fixed problem with Discount Tab Info
- Fixed problem with newsletter category marking
- Deleting topic doesn't delete posts
- StoreScopeConfiguration is calling wrong route
- Can't view details of shipment
Theme is using Bootstrap 4 which offers exceptional shopping experience on every device. No more default GrandNode styles, template fully use only Bootstrap 4 what gives you possibility to easily create your own themes without problems and issues with compatibility with GrandNode. Theme creation never was so easy as with Bootstrap 4.0 Theme.
Accessibility is not the marketing babble. It's technical standard developed with individuals and organizations around the whole world. You may don't know but only in United States 57 millions of people (19%!) have disability issues. This number shows how important is to help them with website exploring. Current standard is Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (in shortcut WCAG) 2.0. Examples of Accessibility solutions? Text alternatives for non-text content such as sliders, product images, also consistent navigation. More information about WCAG 2.0 guidelines you can find on official W3 site here: http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/glance/
Store performance is the most important thing in e-commerce industry. We know it, so our template meets all requirements in accordance with the latest web standards. It has almost 100/100 performance and speed rate on site performance tools and optimizers. It has been successfully validate by W3C, Wave and the most popular web accessibility and performance tools. Future is here.
Mobile is the future of nowadays e-commerce, so all stores, websites, blogs need to be compatible with smart phones, tablets. Our theme was tested with all the most popular devices and browsers. What gives you guarantee that this theme will be fully compatible with them.
You are able to specify newsletter category. When customer will subscribe to the newsletter, he will be able to choose which category interests him, category A, B, C. Then you can export customers interested in specified categories and send them emails.
Totally new feature which gives you possibility to create custom forms which can appear when customer made specified action.
This new feature allows you to create new fields in shipping plugins. For example if developer wants to add in Shipping integration add field "Preferred hours of shipment" you can do it with this new feature.
From the 3.90 version you are able to add watermark image or text to your pictures in the store. You can specify where watermark should appear, specify its position.
In the newest version of GrandNode we've made some improvements. In the last versions when customer make an order GrandNode was calculating stock quantity from all available warehouses. From now you are able to select from which warehouse order should be send, if in used warehouse this product is out of stock, customer won't be able to order it.
From the 3.90 version when you are making an update only one thing which you need to do is open store and if application will check that you have old database - press "Run upgrade". It ease up process of upgrading, so even beginners are able to make this process fast and without any issues.
GrandNode Team puts the pressure on customers security. In the admin area appeared new settings.
Customer Actions – You can choose 5 different customer actions - for example - Add to cart, Add order, Viewed. Your next step is to determine which action conditions must be met to make specified reaction. Type of reactions in this feature:
Banner – Store automatically view banner which is assigned to a particular action.
Email – Store automatically send email to customer, who made particular action.
Assign to customer role – Store automatically assign customer to specified customer role.
Assign to customer tag – Store automatically assign customer to specified customer tag. (More on our blog)
Add FluentScheduler to the project – In GrandNode 3.80 you will be able to select time interval when Scheduled Task should run. You can select time interval (Every minutes, Every hours, Every days, Every weeks, Every months)
Cumulative discounts – In the process of creating discount you can select which discount should be cumulative and which shouldn’t be.
New way to create IDs in store – for the purposes of MongoDB we have to change way of creating IDs of products, customers, orders. Results are better performance and security of GrandNode
Google Analytics integration on dashboards – we’ve decided to implement many reports and statistics coming from Google Analytics. We know that it’s very important thing for every store owners. New reports available on dashboard (All traffic, Exit pages, Devices, Localization)
Now on dashboard you can also select a range of dates from which reports should be generated
Project started with all nopCommerce features but on MongoDB database system.