That's right, folks, we are now reaching the final stage of beta...... the final beta.
Thanks for all of beta testers' hard work and dedication, I hope the script will be useful for everyone, and I hope this has been an experience for all of us
The script will be released for free, once no more bugs are reported by the testers. So, stay tune, and keep in touch!
Posted on: Monday, December-09-2013More
Today I have just sent Cart Engine Beta Update 2. If you haven't registered as a beta tester, you can do that easily by contacting us. More fixes in Beta Update 2, including: Unicode Support (you can now open your shop in Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, etc), Unicode URL Support, some fixes, and more.
As soon as no more bugs are reported, I will release the Cart Engine to the public for FREE!
So, keep in touch, and visit this site regularly!
Posted on: Sunday, December-01-2013More
Just now, I've sent a new update to all Cart Engine beta testers. Even after some rigorous internal beta testing, some bugs are reported by CE's beta testers. This proves that beta testers are important parts of a software development. So, I would like to say big thanks to all CE's beta testers; thank you for your time and effort!
Once no more bugs are reported by CE's beta testers, I will release the script to public. So, stay tune, and keep in touch. Remember you can follow me in my facebook page for most recent updates.
Posted on: Tuesday, November-26-2013More
The wait is almost over! Cart Engine is almost here! But I need your help to test the script. If you are interested to be a part of (my ) history, you can now be a beta tester for Cart Engine 3.0.
It's as simple as submitting your email address, then I will send you the link to download the script. The beta version will be available to download in 1-2 days, but reserve your seat now!
By being a beta tester you will receive an early copy of Cart Engine, so it (should be) buggy, but don't worry, that's what a beta version for. Please inform any bugs you encounter during using the script.
In return, I will fix the bugs; give you really big thanks... and a copy of final version of Cart Engine 3 with a commercial license intact (terms & conditions applied)!
So, what are you waiting for? Be a part of (my) history, and submit your email address now!
Posted on: Tuesday, November-19-2013More
Yesterday, I have done coding the Cart Engine (CE) 3. And currently I'm beta testing the script internally, later I will release the beta version so you can test it yourself. Keep up the spirit!
Posted on: Wednesday, November-13-2013More
Good bye Cart97 PRO v3, welcome Cart Engine 3. Well, the confusing name of Cart97 PRO is now gone.
I decided to rename Cart97 PRO to Cart Engine, no more numbering, just plain simple name. Also I decided to not reset the versioning back to 1.0, but continuing the current versioning. So the next Cart Engine to be released is v3.0, or Cart Engine 3, or CE3 for short.
So, what am I doing with CE3 now? Well, basically CE3 is almost finished. Yes, it's right, almost finish. Currently I'm fixing and tidying up old features, such as Tell a Friend, Newsletter, etc. Later, I will start alpha testing. Then beta testing, and finally, public release.
Posted on: Friday, October-25-2013More
As I have promised, in C3 you will see more modules. Now, I want to show you just how much modules you will see in C3. For example, this is the home page (index.php) of C3:
Anything with red outline are modules. Including, slide show, welcome message, best seller list, slider and new product list. So, almost anything is module! Only site logo, login link & search box are not modules.
The benefit of using modules that you have greater flexibility in using such features. For example, in above image, the "Best Sellers" is displayed in grid. But you can change the module configuration to display it as a simple list, a slider or even a slide show easily, you can even limit number of items to display without touching the C3 script at all!
Currently I'm working on the new skin & some core modules; hopefully everything will be ready before the end of the year .
Posted on: Tuesday, October-01-2013More
In Cart3 (C3), I'm trying to use modules as much as possible instead of Cart2's inline features. I believe this approach will allow future expansion of C3 to be much easier than C2.
For example, in C3, shipping & payment gateways are modules. This means you can add new shipping or payment gateways without touching the C3 codes or waiting for C3 new version.
But, why stop at shipping & payment gateways? In C3, most of the features are modules, including: shipping, payment gateway, custom fields, product options, sub products, feature products, new products, popular products, random products, comments, etc. Basically, I want to create a shopping cart engine that can run without modules as a simple & basic shopping cart. But add some modules, and it will transform to modern & powerful shopping cart.
Rest assured, I will keep the administration panel to be user friendly, I don't believe with great features comes complicated administration panel .
Posted on: Friday, September-20-2013More