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Width & Height

A new option control was added in product settings. Width & Height allows to create a price matrix for different sizes and calculate price according to it.

Settings: Go to Dashboard > Products > Products & Categories > Options & Components where click on Option and select for Option Control Width & Height. Please note, on this page you can also find a new checkbox to hide option name which is especially useful for Width & Height option control.

Width & Height

Next scroll down and specify the Measurement Unit. There are three types available: mm, cm and in. This value doesn't influence anything except for displaying on the front end so you can rename the units anytime at Settings > System > System Static Messages.

Below the Measurement Unit is a Price Matrix table. It consists of the two rows Width and Height and Price in the middle. For each Width and Height combination you should specify a price or put zero. To add a new column click Add and to remove one click on Cross button.

Width & Height

After you finish editing go to products list or product details page to see the new fields for putting Width and Height. By default system puts it brackets the highest and lowest values and gives an error when wrong values are inserted. Please note it's allowed to use values in between, for example when in price matrix there are 50 and 100 cm length, customer can insert 80 cm and in this case price will be calculated as for highest value (100 cm).

Width & Height

Past Orders in Coupons

Past Orders is a functionality for setting the limit how much customer had to buy in the past to deserve a discount. Before you could set only general amount, for example customer needed to spend $500 the last 3 months and now you can select exactly what products customer had to buy. This opens possibilities for coupons like "Buyers of iPhone 5 will receive iPhone 5s with 20% discount" or "Owners of VideoGame1 can buy new missions for half the price" etc.

Settings: Go to Dashboard > Products > Coupons and select the type of coupon you want to add (Order Coupon, Product Coupon or Gift Voucher). Navigate to the Past Orders tab and use Past Products section to set the discount. There are two main settings: select the products or product type and select the rule for calculating discount. The rules are the following:

  1. 'any products purchased in the past' - means no limit is applied
  2. 'all selected products purchased in the past' - means customer had to buy all products you specify, for example Lord of Rings 1,2,3
  3. 'any of selected products purchased in the past' - means it doesn't matter what of those products customer bought before as long as he bought at least one, for example iPhone 3, iPhone 3s or iPhone 4

Past Orders

Serial Numbers pagination

If you're using Predefined Serial Numbers sooner or later you will reach PHP limit for number of values on the same page and it will take more and more time to open and save the product page. To avoid this problem there was added a pagination on Downloadable tab. Every one hundred serial numbers receive a new page and thus don't overload the system.

Serial Numbers

Serial Numbers Reminder

When almost all predefined serial numbers are used there is a possibility to send a notification to administrator with a reminder to add more serial numbers.

Settings: Go to Settings > Products > Downloadable Products > 'Serial Numbers' and specify the Serial Number Limit when notification should be triggered by the system. For example if you put 1000 serial numbers in the product you can set notification for 50th serial number to have enough time for getting more serials.

Serial Numbers Limit

RSS in Forums

On demand of many customers there was added an RSS support in Forums. Now it's possible to subscribe on favorite topics and receive regular updates in the RSS Reader. This option was also added on viart.com's Patches 4.2 forum.

Forum RSS

Settings: Go to Dashboard > Forum and click 'Edit' next to some Category name. In the RSS Settings activate RSS, select where to show RSS sign and specify how many records should be shown.

Forum RSS

New Manuals display

Manuals now have a new improved category tree structure. Ajax helps to navigate through categories and articles much faster and visualizes the manual tree for administrator.


Article Category Redirect

There was added a new option Redirect to Category in Article Categories. If you you need to reference outdated category to the new one this is the setting you need.

Article Category Redirect

Other improvements

  • integrated two new payment system methods Stripe Direct and Stripe
  • added Shipping method in Credit Notes
  • added Hide Name setting for all options
  • changed Article Latest logic to display system date if no Date was specified by administrator
  • improved Select category display in articles

Enjoy the new version and don't hesitate to contact our support team if you have any questions about new features or upgrade.

Best Wishes,
ViArt Team.

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