LiteCommerce:What's New in LiteCommerce 2.2

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LiteCommerce online store builder version 2.2 features an improved installer and brings numerous enhancements to the functionality and the user interface of the Administrator and Customer Zones. The following is a brief summary of major changes introduced in LiteCommerce version 2.2:

  • Improved installation mechanism;
  • Two beautiful W3C compliant design skins added;
  • A newer demo product set added;
  • High volume data processing procedures refactored;
  • Product import improved;
  • Global extra fields mechanism completely redesigned;
  • Taxation mechanism rewritten to correctly handle product prices that include VAT taxes;
  • 'Free' shipping method introduced;
  • Shipping rate calculation mechanism improved to include additional shipping and handling charges for both standard and real-time shipping methods;
  • Image support code refactored;
  • Credit Card handling procedures in the Customer Zone obtained new user interfaces, support for Solo and Maestro cards and Javascript validation;
  • Flexy template engine improved;
  • Possibility to use multi-tabbed dialogues added in the Customer Zone;
  • Summary of the store's general settings added in the Administrator Zone;
  • Possibility to review order history of a particular user added in the Administrator Zone;
  • Support for MySQL persistent connections introduced;
  • Cookies and Javascript support is now required;
  • Compatibility with PHP 5 added;
  • PHP memory limit option added in the 'config.php' configuration file.

Additionally, the new version of the software resolves many inconsistencies and brings numerous improvements to:

  • Overall stability and security of the software;
  • Compatibility with less used versions and configurations of PHP server software;
  • Database import/export procedures;
  • Stock management mechanisms;
  • Membership selection and handling;
  • Template Editor and HTML design import/export functionality;
  • Usability enhancements due to more user-friendly Administrator and Customer Zone interfaces;
  • Forgotten password recovery functionality;
  • Checkout procedures;

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