C97net https://www.c97.net/rss.php?w=news News From C97net en-us Tue, 22 May 2018 07:17:54 +0700 C97net RSS c97net@gmail.com Cart Engine 7.0 is Now Available For $39 https://www.c97.net/news/cart-engine-7-0-is-now-available-for-39.php https://www.c97.net/news/cart-engine-7-0-is-now-available-for-39.php <p>I happy to announce that Cart Engine 7.0 is now available to <a href="https://www.c97.net/buy-now.php">purchase for $39</a>.</p> <p>Cart Engine (CE) is a small yet powerful online shop script based on PHP &amp; MySQL with latest web technology, such as HTML5, CSS3, Ajax, Responsive Web Design, WYSIWYG editor, File Manager; featuring unlimited products, unlimited categories, custom fields, digital products, and more. Learn about <a href="https://www.c97.net/cart-engine-features.php">CE's features here</a>.</p> <h2>New in CE7</h2> <p>CE7 is basicaly a rebuild of Cart Engine. I fixed many bugs from previous versions, optimize the script, even alter lots of database structure. Resulting the best, fastest and most reliable CE release ever.</p> <p>I also streamline lots of area of CE. More new features is good, but I think creating an easy to use script is even better. So I removed some cluttered designs, and simplify lots of things, such as simplify area management by removing city list, state list, etc. Simplify tax editor. Simplify order ID options, and more.</p> <p>I hope you can enjoy CE7 as much as I'm working on it. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to <a href="https://www.c97.net/contact.php">contact me</a>.</p> <h2>Change Log</h2> <p>[CE] Mostly rebuild everything from scratch to improve performance<br />[CE] Mandatory bug fixes which may cause new bugs :)<br />[CE] Change custom field table structure to allow more flexible management<br />[CE] Simplify area management (country, state, city)<br />[CE] Simplify tax rate<br />[CE] Simplify order ID generation, no more random ID<br />[CE] Simplify manufacturer info<br />[CE] New: Multiple tax rate<br />[CE] New: Smart search<br />[CE] New: Price filter slider<br />[CE] New: Display price with tax<br />[CE] Drop: Product Option feature<br />[CE] Drop: Multiple currency support<br />[CE] Drop: Shipping fee by area<br />[CE] Drop: Store wide discount<br />[QE] Updated to qEngine 16.2, there are too many changes to list, please refer to qEngine Changes log to see them</p> Sat, 03 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0700 Cart Engine 7.0 Beta https://www.c97.net/news/cart-engine-7-0-beta.php https://www.c97.net/news/cart-engine-7-0-beta.php <p>After almost&nbsp;two years, I have finally updated Cart Engine to version 7.0 with lots of change under the hood.</p> <p>My aim with Cart Engine 7.0 is to simplify things by removing unnecessary features, rearranging options, more ajax, and so on.</p> <p>For now, I have provided a beta version which can be accessed in <a href="http://cdemo.c97.net">http://cdemo.c97.net</a>.</p> <p>If you found any bugs, or have any questions, please contact me.</p> <p>I will release final version of Cart Engine 7.0 next week. So, stay tune!</p> Sat, 03 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0700 First Ever Add On: Simple Newsletter https://www.c97.net/news/first-ever-add-on.php https://www.c97.net/news/first-ever-add-on.php <p>I have released my first ever add on for qEngine family (qEngine CMS, Cart Engine &amp; Kemana Directory). This add on allow you to add a simple newsletter to your web site.</p> <p>As you may have realized, I have removed newsletter feature starting in qEngine 6.1 (and Kemana 3.2). But there are some requests to re-add the feature in qEngine, so I created this module.</p> <p>You can learn more about this <a href="https://www.c97.net/simple-newsletter.php">add on here</a>.</p> <p>Add ons are free to download. I try to release at least one add on (module or skin) a month.</p> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0700 Kemana Directory 3.1 Updater to 3.2 is Now Available! https://www.c97.net/news/kemana-directory-3-1-updater-to-3-2-is-now-available.php https://www.c97.net/news/kemana-directory-3-1-updater-to-3-2-is-now-available.php <p>You can now download Kemana 3.1&nbsp;to 3.2 updater now for free!</p> <p>Updating is very easy, but please follow these important informations:</p> <ol> <li>ALWAY BACK UP FIRST! Including your MySQL database!</li> <li>If you have modified the script or the skin, please back up them first and update, then use differencing program to re-apply your modifications.</li> <li>After updating, there will be some additional steps to be taken manually.</li> </ol> <p>Steps:</p> <ol> <li>Before starting:<br />&nbsp;a. Login as administrator<br />&nbsp;b. Change the skin to default skin. Go to Admin Panel &gt; Tools &gt; Site Configurations &gt; Engine Settings &gt; [tab] Look &amp; Feel &gt; [option] Template &gt; Default.<br />&nbsp;c. Disable debug mode. Go to Admin Panel &gt; Tools &gt; Site Configurations &gt; Engine Settings &gt; [tab] Site Info &gt; [option] Debug Mode &gt; No.</li> <li>Copy or upload the contents in /upload to your Kemana installation. This should overwrite old Kemana files.</li> <li>Go to your web site URL followed with /upgrade.php, eg: <a href="http://www.example.tld/upgrade.php">http://www.example.tld/upgrade.php</a></li> <li>Follow the on screen instructions.</li> <li>Done!</li> </ol> <p>Kemana 3.2 is a free PHP link directory script which can be used for multiple purposes other than link directory: classified ads, school yearbook, product catalog and more.</p> <p>Download <a href="https://www.c97.net/files/kemana-updater-from-v3-1-to-v3-2-updater-only.php">updater here</a>.</p> <p>Or if you need full installation, <a href="https://www.c97.net/files/kemana-main-file.php">download here</a>.</p> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0700 Kemana 3.2 is Now Available For Free Download! https://www.c97.net/news/kemana-3-2-is-now-available-for-free-download.php https://www.c97.net/news/kemana-3-2-is-now-available-for-free-download.php <p>I'm very pleased to announce that today, Kemana 3.2, is available for free download!</p> <p>Kemana 3.2 is a free PHP link directory script which can be used for multiple purposes other than link directory: classified ads, school yearbook, product catalog and more.</p> <ul> <li>Learn more about <a href="https://www.c97.net/kemana-the-ultimate-php-directory-script.php">Kemana here</a>.</li> <li>Download it for <a href="https://www.c97.net/files/kemana-main-file.php">free here</a>.</li> <li>See the live <a href="https://www.c97.net/kemana-demonstration.php">demo here</a>.</li> <li>Support my <a href="https://www.c97.net/buy-now.php">development here</a>.</li> </ul> <h2>Changes</h2> <p>Changes in version 3.2 including:</p> <p>[KE] Mandatory bug fixes, many thanks to Mario K&auml;stner (<a href="https://www.notdienst24.help/">notdienst24.help</a>)<br />[KE] English language tidied up, many thanks to Peter Walker (<a href="https://www.rifeforum.com">rifeforum.com</a> )<br />[KE] Much better search, visitors can search anything (title, description, custom field) and provide more accurate results<br />[KE] Category list in welcome now have clickable thumbs<br />[KE] Replace circle rating with classic but trustworthy rating star<br />[KE] Lock menu editing for directory related items<br />[KE] Shortened description text in grid mode, you should use grid mode for image focussed listings<br />[KE] Removed site wide features as it overlapped with directory features<br />[KE] 'No Detail' mode, when clicked will open the target web site instead of detail page<br />[KE] New custom field types: URL &amp; Video (Youtube &amp; Vimeo only)<br />[KE] Ke_core module allows visitors to change view mode (requires DIV ID)<br />[KE] Allow URL masking to hide real URL (useful for referral)<br />[QE] As always, bug fixes<br />[QE] Add more permissions<br />[QE] Tidy up image library<br />[QE] Drop Newsletter feature. You can use mailchimp or yahoogroups to manage newsletter.<br />[QE] Drop country table, replaced with /includes/countrylist.php file.<br />[QE] Admin can no longer login from front end. This will defeat the purpose of renaming the ACP.</p> <h2>Bootstrap Navbar</h2> <p>Kemana 3.2 is built on qEngine 16.1 which replaced Superfish menu with Bootstrap Navbar menu. While there are some limitations to the Bootstrap Navbar, but I really like how it looks on mobile devices.</p> <h2>Smarter Search</h2> <p>There were some serious weakness in the previous version of Kemana (Kemana 2, 3.0 &amp; 3.1) which makes searches to return unexpected results.</p> <p>For example a listing with a title: "Pizza Delivery 24h" and custom field city: "New York". Thus searching for "pizza new york" will not return any results. Current fix will return correct results.</p> <h2>More Compact Grid Mode</h2> <p>Grid mode now has a more compact design. Grid mode is suitable for picture focused web site. If you prefer a classical view, you can use list mode.</p> <h2>New Custom Fields</h2> <p>I have added two more custom field types: URL &amp; Video. URL is useful to enter more URL in addition to primary site URL. You can use video to show embedded video on the web site. Currently, video custom field supports YouTube &amp; Vimeo videos.</p> <h2>Updater from v3.1</h2> <p>I will make an updater for Kemana 3.1 to upgrade to Kemana 3.2. Expect it to be available in a week or so. Once it ready, I will post an update on this web site.</p> Sat, 09 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0700 Kemana 3.2 for Public Trial https://www.c97.net/news/kemana-3-2-for-public-trial.php https://www.c97.net/news/kemana-3-2-for-public-trial.php <p>I'm currently testing Kemana 3.2 in <a href="http://kdemo.c97.net">http://kdemo.c97.net</a> which is open to public, so you can also test and preview what Kemana 3.2 will look like.</p> <p>There are many bug fixes in Kemana 3.2, thanks to everyone for submitting bug reports. I will put some credits to the people who have helped fixing Kemana to be a better script.</p> <p>Kemana 3.2 will be available for download soon. Please stay tune!</p> Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0700 Got Ideas for Kemana 3.2? Tell me here! https://www.c97.net/news/got-ideas-for-kemana-3-2-tell-me-here.php https://www.c97.net/news/got-ideas-for-kemana-3-2-tell-me-here.php <p>I'm currently working on Kemana 3.2 (sort of). Some of planned updates (apart from bug fixes):</p> <ul> <li>Ability to skip detail page entirely. So clicking on 'Details' will bring visitors to the destination web site instead.</li> <li>New custom field types.</li> <li>Some design tweaks.</li> <li>Ability to switch between grid &amp; list view in ke_core module.</li> <li>Much smarter &amp; faster search.</li> <li>Finally comes with an upgrader from Kemana 3.1.</li> <li>And since it will use qEngine 16.1, it will adopt all new features &amp; changes from qEngine 16.1, including Bootstrap NavBar instead of Superfish.</li> </ul> <p>If you have any ideas for Kemana, please send them to me. You can use this comment form, <a href="https://www.c97.net/contact.php">contact me form</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/C97net/" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>.</p> <p>Expect Kemana 3.2 in next month or two.</p> Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0700 qEngine 16.1 - Now comes with surprises! https://www.c97.net/news/qengine-16-1-now-comes-with-surprises.php https://www.c97.net/news/qengine-16-1-now-comes-with-surprises.php <p>And I mean, 'surprises'!</p> <p>qEngine 16.1 is now available for free download!</p> <p>qEngine (qE) is a lightweight, fast, yet feature packed CMS script to help you building your site quickly. Using template engine to separate the php codes from the design, you don't need to touch the codes to design your web site. qE is also expandable by using modules.</p> <p>Learn more <a href="https://www.c97.net/qengine-lightweight-fast-powerful-cms.php">about qEngine here</a>.<br />Download it <a href="https://www.c97.net/files/qengine-files.php">for free here</a>.<br />And, donate to <a href="https://www.c97.net/buy-now.php">encourage me more!</a></p> <p>(yeah, I copied above paragraph from previous blog).</p> <h2>No More Newsletter</h2> <p>The first surprise is that I decided to drop newsletter feature from qEngine 16.1. My reasonings are:</p> <ol> <li>More and more web host are now limiting number of email sent per hour. You can <a href="http://www.bing.com/search?q=web+server+bulk+email+policy" target="_blank">Bing it here</a>. Most web hosts only allow 200-500 emails per hour. Now, if you have 1,000 members, and use qEngine to send newsletters, your first 200 newsletters are sent accordingly, but the rest 800 will not be delivered.</li> <li>This may someday raises some questions from site owners on why their newsletters are not delivered. And I really want to avoid that.</li> <li>Also, I want to focus qEngine more on CMS features instead of as promotional tools.</li> </ol> <p>If you need to send newsletter, I recommend you to use <a href="https://mailchimp.com/" target="_blank">mailchimp</a> or <a href="https://groups.yahoo.com/neo">yahoogroups</a> both are available for free.</p> <h2>No More Country Database</h2> <p>Well, country table to be precise. Country table used to contain list of country names in the world. But since it is rarely used by qEngine, I decided to drop the table, and moved the content to a file. You can still access country table in /includes/countrylist.php file.</p> <h2>Administrators Can Not Login from Front End</h2> <p>The last surprise is that administrators now can no longer be able to login from front end. Because that would defeat the benefit of renaming your /admin folder.</p> <p>To login to your control panel, you have to manually enter the control panel URL to your browser. Once logged in, you can still visit front panel as admin to tweak your web site.</p> <h2>Other Changes</h2> <p>[QE] As always, bug fixes<br />[QE] Add more permissions<br />[QE] Tidy up image library<br />[QE] Drop Newsletter feature. You can use mailchimp or yahoogroups to manage newsletter.<br />[QE] Drop country table, replaced with /includes/countrylist.php file.<br />[QE] Admin can no longer login from front end. This will defeat the purpose of renaming the ACP.</p> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0700 Forum Updates https://www.c97.net/news/forum-updates.php https://www.c97.net/news/forum-updates.php <p>I have added some questions &amp; answers in the forum. Please <a href="https://www.c97.net/forum.php">visit the forum</a> first to see if your questions had been answered.</p> <p>As the questions are from the email you sent to me, I have removed the names and web site addresses from the forum. But if you don't want me to post your questions to the forum, please contact me so I can remove it, but I encourage you not to do so, so we can learn together.</p> <p>Visit the forum here: <a href="https://www.c97.net/forum.php">https://www.c97.net/forum.php</a></p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0700 qEngine 16 Now Available! Now even more secure! https://www.c97.net/news/qengine-16-now-available-now-even-more-secure.php https://www.c97.net/news/qengine-16-now-available-now-even-more-secure.php <p>qEngine 16 is now available for free download!</p> <p>qEngine (qE) is a lightweight, fast, yet feature packed CMS script to help you building your site quickly. Using template engine to separate the php codes from the design, you don't need to touch the codes to design your web site. qE is also expandable by using modules.</p> <p>Learn more <a href="https://www.c97.net/qengine-lightweight-fast-powerful-cms.php">about qEngine here</a>.<br />Download it <a href="https://www.c97.net/files/qengine-files.php">for free here</a>.<br />And, donate to <a href="https://www.c97.net/buy-now.php">encourage me more!</a></p> <h2>Better Security</h2> <p>In qEngine 16, you can rename administrator control panel (ACP, or backend) to anything you wish. For example, instead of the usual: <a href="http://www.mysite.tld/admin,">www.mysite.tld/admin</a>, you can rename it to <a href="http://www.mysite.tld/myadmin">www.mysite.tld/myadmin</a>. This can increase your web site security as hacker usually tries to find ACP folder which usually located in /admin folder. Please refer to /includes/db_config.php of your installation for more information.</p> <p>New in qEngine 16, permission editor. You can now assign different permission for different user or admin level. For example, you can allow User Level 3 (Gold) to download file from a page. Or admin level 2 (Super visor) to edit pages. You can access this editor in ACP &gt; Tools &gt; Site Configuration &gt; User Level.<img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://www.c97.net/public/image/qe16.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="532" /></p> <h2>Other Changes</h2> <p>While editing a page, and inserting an image, qEngine now display 'thumbnail' instead of old plain list of text. But you can always change the display though.</p> <p>And don't forget, starting from qEngine 16, I have replaced old super fish drop down menu with bootstrap navbar. This allow me to remove some more scripts from old qEngine. But remember, bootstrap navbar only allow two level of menu, so deeper menu will be discarded.</p> <h2>Changes List</h2> <p>[QE] Mandatory bug fixes<br />[QE] Image library now show thumbnails instead of just list of text<br />[QE] Users &amp; administrators privileges editor<br />[QE] Custom privileges to add more permissions<br />[QE] You can rename /admin/ folder to anything else to increase site security, don't forget to edit the settings in /includes/db_config.php<br />[QE] Replace main menu javascript from superfish, hoverintent &amp; tinynav to bootstrap nav menu<br />[QE] Updated Jquery to 3.2.1<br />[QE] Tweak the default skin design</p> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0700