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osCommerce 4.07 release
October 26, 2022
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FREE osCommerce Design Webinar
October 18, 2022
osCommerce is looking to have a Webinar to demonstrate how to modify existing and create new designs. All interested parties, businesses, designers, and developers, are welcome to indicate their interest to participate by commenting on this post in our Forums: https://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/497631-webinar-oscommerce-design/ See you online soon! ...
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osCommerce Apps - free until 1/1/23
October 13, 2022
While the osCommerce team are working hard on adding apps to the App Shop, we have decided to make ALL available osCommerce-made applications free in the App Shop until the 1st of January 2023.  You're welcome to download any app via the App shop, and use it to build your own osCommerce site or such for your client. Your feedback is highly appreciated.  With best wishes, osCommerce team ...
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osCommerce 4.05 release
September 21, 2022
osCommerce 4.05 has been released! Read more to find out how to upgrade to the latest version and what has changed ...
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Hybrid Ecommerce
August 16, 2022
osCommerce brings a new type of Ecommerce platform to the market - a so called Hybrid Ecommerce. So what is Hybrid Ecommerce? We see it to be the best of both worlds - an open source (and free) Ecommerce solution that is also hosted as if it was SaaS (or EaaS - Ecommerce as a Service). This means users (businesses and developers) do not need to worry about hosting requirements and at the same time have full access to the source code and can change or implement any custom features, integrations, etc. Of course, it is always possible to host osCommerce on your own server! It is just so much easier (and quite likely more cost effective!) to use osCommerce's own hosting solutions.  Hybrid Ecommerce from osCommerce Users can choose to have osCommerce installed for free on one of our servers to try osCommerce before use.  Once satisfied with its features, speed, robustness - they can choose to move to a paid osCommerce hosting account or to download and use osCommerce site on their own server. Move to an osCommerce-managed server is done automatically. Server environment is optimised for osCommerce, allowing it to give the best performance. It is also managed and upgraded with the latest server software. Most importantly, osCommerce installation can be automatically updated to the latest version of osCommerce (and Applications) as well. Any customisations, done right, will stay but all the standard modules and the core of osCommerce will be regularly updated, bringing fixes, changes, new features. Full FTP and mySQL access are offered to businesses and developers should they require such.   ...
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osCommerce 4.03 release
August 16, 2022
osCommerce 4.03 has been released. Read more about what's new in the latest version of popular open source free shopping cart! ...
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osCommerce 4.02 release
August 09, 2022
osCommerce 4.02 release, update notes, download instructions ...
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osCommerce 4.01 release
August 04, 2022
osCommerce 4.01 is available from https://www.oscommerce.com   Changes are available from osCommerce Wiki:  https://wiki.oscommerce.com/index.php?title=Change_Log We will continue working on fixing issues and adding features, osCommerce will be regularly developed and updated. ...
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osCommerce 4.0 Interview
August 03, 2022
What is osCommerce 4.0? How it was created and why? What is the team behind osCommerce? How was osCommerce released during the war in Ukraine?  All of this and more in the video interview, done by David Goodale of Merchant Accounts (Canada):     Visit Merchant Accounts Canada  for the full video and transcript ...
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osCommerce proudly developed in the UK and Ukraine
July 27, 2022
As many readers would know, osCommerce is headquartered from the UK but the majority of our team members are in Ukraine. Same as it was for Magento btw, and for many other amazing technological solutions. What many readers perhaps do not realize is that osCommerce continues to be developed while the war is raging in Ukraine.  For example, the final touches to version 4 were made in the evening, while air raid sirens were wailing in many locations in Ukraine where our colleagues are located. We would like to once again express our appreciation and applaud the strong spirit of our colleagues who managed to complete their task (be it with a delay) and release osCommerce 4.0! Those men and women who continue to work hard on adding more features, enabling the App Shop, fixing those teething problems that users of osCommerce report to us. We are working hard to release more features and solutions, and will be updating you in due course! ...
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osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.2
osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.2 is a security improvement release which improves the customer password forgotten routine and generation of random strings. Previously, the customer password forgotten routine would automatically generate a random password and e-mail it to the customer. The code was based on tep_create_random_value(), the PHP mt_rand() function, and a weak seeding of the random number generator. Now, tep_create_random_value() uses Phpass' stronger get_random_bytes() method to generate random strings, and the customer password forgotten routine e-mails a personal link to the customer and gives them 24 hours to change their password. If they do not, they can continue to use their existing password and their personal password reset link is discarded. The customer password forgotten routine is also now protected with a new Customer Password Reset Action Recorder module which, by default, limits the generation of personal password reset links to once every 5 minutes. Changes The following changes are included in this release: Changed customer password forgotten feature to e-mail a personal link to the customer where they can change their password up to 24 hours, instead of directly changing the password to a random string and e-mailing it to the customer. Added new password_reset.php page to manage personal password reset links. Added new ar_password_reset.php Action Recorder module to log and limit the request of personal password reset links to once every 5 minutes Improve logic of tep_create_random_value() by using Phpass' random number generator. If function parameter $type is not 'mixed', 'chars', or 'digits', return a 'mixed' string instead of false. Add openssl_random_pseudo_bytes() and mcrypt_create_iv() to Phpass' get_random_bytes() class method. These are used if /dev/urandom is not available. Only seed the random number generator if PHP < 4.2 is used. Upgrade from v2.3.1 to v2.3.2 A detailed upgrade guide is available online at: https://forums.oscommerce.com/page/docs/_/oscom/23/release-notes-v2/oscommerce-online-merchant-v232-r12 Download Full and Update Packages of osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.2 can be downloaded at: https://www.oscommerce.com/solutions/downloads Acknowledgements We'd like to thank  Gary Burton  and  George Zarkadas  for testing and reviewing the upgrade guide, and George Argyros and Aggelos Kiayias for bringing the issue of insecure random number generators to our attention.  
Live Chat Now Open on the Forum
We‘re proud to announce a new Live Chat extension to our Community Support Forum! The Live Chat facility serves to host live discussions between community members to not only directly communicate with friends, store owners, developers, and service providers around the world, but also to quickly receive and provide support in urgent matters. The tight integration with the support forum opens the Live Chat facility to over 250,000 registered community members ready to participate in live chat sessions. In addition to our  Corporate Sponsorship  program, commercial developers and service providers now have an additional channel to reach out directly to community members seeking direct and professional support with their online stores. One-On-One discussions can be held in private chat rooms to discuss potential deals. The Live Chat facility will also be used to host official events to discuss our future goals and receive direct feedback from our users. Our first events will occur with the next releases we push out and for our upcoming bug hunting days that will soon be announced. We‘re excited to provide this new channel in communicating even closer to our users and look forward to the discussions being held. The Live Chat facility is available on our Community Support forum at: https://forums.oscommerce.com Don‘t by shy - get in touch! We‘re all looking forward to it!  
osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0.2
We are proud to announce osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0.2! This is a minor release that focuses on bug fixes, framework improvements, and introduction of new Applications. New in this release: New Admin Applications: Categories Customers Services Verify Session IDs - if requested Session ID does not exist, create and use a new Session ID. Only call for Administration Dashboard Shortcut Notifications when shortcuts exist. Support sub-domain URLs for Sites. ErrorHandler messages now formated in UTF-8. Allow configuration parameters to be retrieved by their key. New Administration Dashboard Customers module. New jQuery Plugins: Buttonset Tabs - UI widget BlockUI - to use on modal forms SafetyNet - to warn when leaving a form with unsaved modifications. Image Selector - to show images to choose from. Update jQuery to 1.6.1 Update jQuery UI to 1.8.13 Replace Admin ErrorLog delete page with a modal dialog. Update DataTable to support draggable rows. New public/upload directory where files and images can be manually copied to. New Javascript File Uploader script to handle single and multiple file uploads. New Upload class supports PUT and POST file uploads. After a CoreUpdate update package has been applied, refresh the administrator's session access list to show new Applications. Allow CoreUpdate to run code after an update package has been applied (incl. SQL queries). Show CoreUpdate logs. Also seek new Applications and Languages in the Custom directory. Remove case-sensitivity when filtering extensions in DirectoryListing. Allow PDO_MySQL to connect to sockets. Lock the Setup Site after a new installation has been performed. v3.0.2 is available as a full download package, an automatic upgrade through CoreUpdate, and as a manual v3.0.1 to v3.0.2 upgrade package. Existing v3.0.1 users can upgrade to v3.0.2 through CoreUpdate via the Administration Dashboard -> Applications -> Tools -> Core Update application. The update package may take up to 6 hours to become available. The download packages for v3.0.2 are available at: https://www.oscommerce.com/solutions/downloads The releases notes for v3.0.2 is available at: https://www.oscommerce.info/confluence/x/PoBH  
osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0.1
We're proud to announce osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0.1! This is a maintenance release that focuses on bug fixes and improvements. v3.0.1 is available as a full download package, a manual v3.0 to v3.0.1 upgrade package, and as an automatic upgrade through CoreUpdate. Existing v3.0 users can upgrade to v3.0.1 through CoreUpdate via the Admin Dashboard -> Applications -> Tools -> Core Update application. The update package may take up to 6 hours to become available. Please note that under certain server environments CoreUpdate will report a successful upgrade when no files have in fact been updated. This can be confirmed if after the upgrade CoreUpdate still shows v3.0.1 is available to upgrade to. This is due to incorrectly detecting certain file permissions and has been fixed in v3.0.1. We apologize if this affects you and direct you to the manual v3.0 to v3.0.1 upgrade package that can be extracted and copied over to your installation. We've taken this opportunity and have greatly improved CoreUpdate to now perform non-destructive updates. If any type of error is encountered during an upgrade procedure, CoreUpdate automatically reverts the changes it has performed and returns to the original state. The download packages for v3.0.1 are available at: https://www.oscommerce.com/solutions/downloads The releases notes for v3.0.1 is available at: https://www.oscommerce.info/confluence/x/C4BH We look forward to pushing out v3.0.2 soon with new Applications and user features!  
osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0
We are extremely excited and proud to announce the release of osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0! This conquers our largest milestone yet of building a new framework to base our future goals and releases on. This is our first release that abstracts user features from the core framework to allow customizations to be easily applied, to improve existing and introduce new core framework API features, and by installing and managing Add-Ons for exciting new user features in a flexible and modular manner. This abstraction no longer limits us to just providing only a shop frontend and a shop backend, but now introduces the opportunity to build entire websites with the framework. Our focus remains on e-commerce and cannot wait to see what the community builds in addition. osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0 is optimized for and requires PHP 5.3+, supports real database abstraction to support native database server features such as stored procedures, contains a separate namespace to override and perform customizations in, and can easily and securely be upgraded via signed Phar update packages. Our focus on this release is to stabilize and freeze the framework API and to start building on user features with the community. It does not contain a complete base feature set to start running an online shop on. We are continuing to work hard on completing the base feature set and will push out each completed feature as an update package during April. osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0 is now completely released under the BSD license to help drive innovation in the open and commercial markets. We welcome you to explore the new possibilities of osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0 and to participate in its development to help and improve the core framework and introduce exciting new user features. Our future goals and roadmap are published at: https://countdown.oscommerce.com osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0 can be downloaded at: https://www.oscommerce.com/solutions/downloads The hard work continues! We look forward to working with the community in improving the framework, and to deliver new features with a regular release cycle. Thank you!  for your continued support! We wish you the best of fun and business with this release!  
osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.1
We're proud to announce the quick release of osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.1! This release is a maintenance release bringing bug fixes and minor improvements. Changes The following changes are included in this release: Confirm new Product Reviews to the customer Fix a PHP notice in Phpass Fix Reviews Box language definition Fix pre-defined Australian Dollar currency code Label the HTML Content field for large product images XHTML fixes for pop-up pages Files Updated catalog/admin/categories.php catalog/admin/currencies.php catalog/admin/includes/classes/passwordhash.php catalog/admin/includes/languages/english/categories.php catalog/includes/classes/passwordhash.php catalog/includes/languages/english/product_reviews_write.php catalog/includes/modules/boxes/bm_reviews.php catalog/includes/version.php catalog/info_shopping_cart.php catalog/popup_image.php catalog/popup_search_help.php catalog/product_reviews.php catalog/product_reviews_write.php Upgrade from v2.3.0 to v2.3.1 A detailed upgrade guide is included in the release and can also be read online at: https://www.oscommerce.info/confluence/display/OSCOM23/v2.3.0+to+v2.3.1 Download osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.1 can be downloaded at: https://www.oscommerce.com/solutions/downloads  
osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3
We're extremely proud to announce the release of osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3! This release is an advancement to the previous v2.2 release series bringing security improvements, bug fixes, and new and exciting features to help strengthen and optimize your online store. Features New features in this release include: Modular Action Recorders to log and limit certain functions, including: Administration Tool login attempts Tell A Friend e-mails Contact Us e-mails Security Directory Permissions for the Administration Tool shows which directories are writable Version Checker for the Administration Tool to check for new versions Modular Social Bookmarks to share products on social sites, including: Facebook and Facebook Like Twitter and Twitter Button Google Buzz Digg PayPal Express Checkout pre-configured for new store owners Guest orders through PayPal Express Checkout Modular Header Tags for optimizations, including: Google Analytics and E-Commerce Tracking MailChimp E-Commerce 360 OpenSearch New separated XHTML/CSS based template jQuery UI design 960 Grid System CSS Framework Password hashing algorithm changed to Portable PHP hashing for customer and administrator passwords Security Check modules for add-ons to check on server requirements Administration Tool Dashboard widgets, including new charts Modular Boxes to inject content anywhere in the HTML layout Multiple Product Images with large images and HTML content for Flash videos New Payment Modules, including: PayPal Website Payments Pro and PayPal Express Checkout Moneybookers Sage Pay Download Information on downloading osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3 can be found at: https://www.oscommerce.com/solutions/downloads Add-Ons We've strived to keep compatibility with over 6,000 existing add-ons for v2.2, and are now welcoming v2.3 optimized add-ons to the osCommerce Add-Ons site at: https://addons.oscommerce.com Thank You! We'd like to thank each and every store owner, developer, enthusiast, and partner in the community for your continued support!  Thank you!  We wish you the best of business with this release!  
Special Promotion for osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3
We're excited to announce a special promotion for our Community and Corporate Sponsorship programs in anticipation of osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3 to be released this Friday, 12th November. The Community Sponsorship program is now available for new and existing community members with a 50% discount for up to 12 months sponsorship. This opportunity is of great interest to community members where member profiles are specially highlighted in the community. Click here to participate in the Community Sponsorship program. The Corporate Sponsorship program is also now available for new and existing partners with a 50% discount on all levels for up to 3 months sponsorship. This opportunity is of great interest to developers, hosting providers, and service providers where e-commerce related services are promoted to the community. Click here to sign up for the Corporate Sponsorship program. This special promotion runs until the 30th November 2010. Don't miss out! New features for osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3 include: Security Additions Template based CSS Layout Multiple Product Images and HTML Content (incl. Flash Videos) PayPal Express Checkout preconfigured for new store owners Header Tag Modules (incl. Google Analytics E-Commerce Tracking and MailChimp E-Commerce 360) Social Bookmark Modules (incl. Facebook Like, Twitter Button, and Digg) .. and more! Click here to find out what's new in the pre-release announcement. Click here to discuss the osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3 pre-announcement.  
osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0 Alpha 5
We are proud to announce the fifth and final alpha release of osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0 codenamed "Vanillekipferl". The focus with this release has changed from implementing additional core features to, instead, concentrate on the core framework and to add new features to future releases. This allows v3.0 to be finalized and released much sooner with a stable framework and allows for a much faster release cycle to introduce new features. This release is a stable production-ready release and will be the first supported release in the v3.x series. This release is still marked as an Alpha release due to framework changes that are still planned. We therefore recommend the installation of this release to those that are performing it themselves, and for hosting and service providers to wait until the final release of v3.0 before making it available to their customers. The community add-ons site is now accepting uploads for this release and discussion channels are open in the community support forums. The osCommerce Online Merchant v2.2 to v3.0 migration tool will be made available by the end of March for existing installations to use, and is only recommended to those that will be updating their installations leading up to the final v3.0 release. New Features Some of the new features in osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0 Alpha 5 include: New object-oriented framework (alpha 1) New installation routine (alpha 1) register_globals and magic_quotes_gpc compatibility (alpha 1) New template structure implementation (alpha 1) Search-engine optimizations (alpha 1) Service modules (alpha 1) Checkout procedure cleanup (alpha 2) New language definitions implementation (alpha 2) Updated payment modules with post-transaction actions (alpha 3) Catalog front-end, administration tool, and installation routine combined (alpha 3) XHTML/CSS based default template layout for the catalog side (alpha 3) Multiple product images implementation (alpha 3) New action modules (alpha 3) Administration Tool access levels (alpha 4) Administrator Log (alpha 4) Administration Tool batch action capabilities (alpha 4) HTML Editor for product descriptions (alpha 4) Full zone entries for most countries (alpha 4; Anders Pamdal) Language injection feature for similar languages (alpha 4) GeoIP Modules for the Administration Tool Who's Online section (alpha 4) Product Attributes and Product Variants implementation (alpha 5) Dynamic Table Listings (Administration Tool) (alpha 5) Live Search (Administration Tool) (alpha 5) Administration Tool sections now self-contained Applications (alpha 5) Error Logging; both PHP and MySQL errors and warnings now logged (alpha 5) (forced runtime usage of PHP E_ALL and MySQL STRICT_ALL_TABLES) Stabilized Framework (alpha 5) Usage of JSON for RPC calls (alpha 5) Inclusion of jQuery v1.3.2 and jQuery UI v1.7 (alpha 5) osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0 Roadmap The roadmap leading up to the final v3.0 release is defined as: osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0 Beta 1 HTML E-Mails Purchase Without Account Frozen Framework Updated Frontend/GUI Upgrade from v2.2 and v3.0 Alpha 5 osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0 Finalize Updated Frontend/GUI Documentation Certified Modules Upgrade from v2.2 and v3.0 Beta 1 osCommerce Online Merchant v3.1 Backup/Import/Export Features osCommerce Online Merchant v3.2 Gift Vouchers and Coupons Social Coding on Github osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0 Alpha 5 is the first release using Git to attract an even greater wave of developers to help with the development of add-ons and core framework improvements. Git is a distributed version control system which allows developers to clone and create branches on their own local development machines. The Git development repository is hosted at: https://github.com/osCommerce/oscommerce/ Developers, feel free to fork the git master branch now and keep up to date with the changes leading up to the final v3.0 release. Be ready to show the world your creativity in making osCommerce Online Merchant an even better e-commerce solution! If you are new to Git, please review the guides available at Github to help get you started: https://github.com/guides/home Server Requirements osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0 Alpha 5 requires the following dependencies: PHP v5.2+ (with MySQLi extension) MySQL v4.1.13+ or v5.0.7+ Download Information on downloading osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0 Alpha 5 can be found here: https://www.oscommerce.com/solutions/downloads We wish you the best of fun with this release and look forward to your feedback! Release Errata osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0 Alpha 5 was released on the 14th March 2009. Since its release the download package has been updated to fix the following problems: Show server requirements during the installation routine Add a javascript check during the installation routine which is required for the installation routine and Administration Tool Fix the Administration Tool language import logic ( https://svn.oscommerce.com/jira/browse/OSC-832)
osCommerce Add-Ons Statistics for 2008
The osCommerce community were extremely busy throughout 2008 with over 700 new add-ons and features being made available for osCommerce Online Merchant v2.2. That includes over 2,500 updates made by over 1,200 community members in 2008 alone! There are currently over 5,200 add-ons for osCommerce Online Merchant made available for free by the osCommerce community! Statistics for osCommerce Online Merchant v2.2 New Community Add-On Packages Uploaded Files to Community Add-On Packages Most Popular Community Add-Ons for 2008   Ultimate SEO URLs Easy Populate & Products Attributes Simple Template System (STS) Register Globals Discount Coupon Codes UltraPics - MS2 Image Addon Pack! Purchase Without Account Order Editor Product Extra Fields osCommerce PayPal IPN Module v1.0 For 2.2MS2 "Dynamenu" for osCommerce - Dynamic Fly-Out, Drop-Down, Tree Category Menu Credit Class & Gift Voucher Featured Products More_Pics_6 for 2.2 ms2 'On the Fly' Auto Thumbnailer using GD Library   (view more) Most Active Contributors for 2008   Tod (lildog) Sam (spooks) Scott Olson (olsonsp4c) faaliyet (faaliyet) Jack (Jack_mcs) Olivier B (delete13) Richard (Deeogee) Olof Larsson (Olof Larsson) Kevin L. Shelton (wdepot) Jan Zonjee (Jan Zonjee) nic (FIMBLE) Nick Carter-Bond (hanuman) Alex. B. (rakimonmic) leirisset (leirisset) Luca (luckyno)   (view more) Thank You, osCommerce Community! Thank you, osCommerce Community, for the hard work put in that has extended the feature-set of osCommerce Online Merchant and making it available to the hundreds and thousands of osCommerce store owners worldwide. 2008 has been a great year for osCommerce Online Merchant v2.2 and look forward to making 2009 an even better year with osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0, with a production-ready release of the new core engine being made in February. The complete statistics can be viewed here: https://addons.oscommerce.com/stats  
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