Release – Download Prestashop 1.6 alpha editions

Prestashop 1.6

Good news. Since few days now, you can download Prestashop 1.6 alpha version. And now Prestashop 1.6.0.2 !

We tried it and it looks very good so far.

https://github.com/PrestaShop/PrestaShop/tree/1.6.0.2

It is not quite stable yet for a production environment at all. Though, it is not finished yet. For example, the theme options are not yet fully working. Some of the buttons are too large as well as the pictures and the banner. We found many more defects in the Prestashop 1.6 admin area.

We have downloaded this version for testing and we are already updating Easy Retail Manager to make sure it will be compliant with Prestashop 1.6 right at the beginning.

Have fun.

We will provide pictures or screencast of Easy Retail Retail Manager working with Prestashop 1.6.x.

Find out more about how to configure Easy Retail Manager with Prestashop

Prestashop 1.5.6 new release

The latest version of Prestashop 1.5.6 is available for download now.  This release is mainly to provide fixes. Easy Retail Manager is already compatible with  Prestashop 1.5.

Here is the changelog

Fixed bugs:

Installer : added the missing default tab in the employee
INSTALLER : Fix bug #PSCFV-8289 bad orders vouchers total after update
INSTALLER: Wrong SQL query for PS_LEGACY_IMAGES to 0
INSTALLER: short_description for PREFIX_manufacturer_lang is now type TEXT
INSTALLER : Fix infinite loop when order message has additional ampersand
INSTALLER : Fix fatal error in upgrade, could not load configuration class
INSTALLER : no update value in fix_download_product_feature_active
INSTALLER : Fix fatal error when upgrading

FO : isVirtualCart was forced to false
FO: Fix display of quantity discounts on product pages if the customer is allowable for multiple discount for the same quantity #PSCFV-10580
FO: packages should be splitted with advanced stock management when carrier is not associated to multiple warehouse
FO : Fix #PSCFV-10480 again, css fix
FO : Fix #PSCFV-10480 again css fix
FO : Fix bug #PSCFV-10478 could not see auto added cart rule voucher on product page
FO: Fix #PSCFV-10461
FO : Fix bug #PSCFV-10328 Set country currency if defined when geolocated
FO: Fix Product::getAttributesGroups() minimal_quantity/weight/available_date should be multishop
FO : replace ucfirst by ucwords for the customer firstname #PSCFV-10396
FO : 301 Redirect /iso_lang to /iso_lang/ url
FO : Fix bug #PSCFV-8917 taxes calculation when changing delivery address
FO: Fix SSL links on domain_ssl instead domain
FO : fixed chinese search with multiple symbols #PSCFV-10322
FO : Partial fix of adding gift on cart rule on the same entity in the cart rule
FO : Fix bug #PSCFV-10118 quantity not updated when cart […]

Prestashop 1.6 sneak peek

Prestashop is a free and open source  e-commerce platform. There are many open source carts out there and Prestashop is one of the most popular. The fact that it is a free will be a great interest for many people but it wouldn’t matter it wasn’t a great quality. With over 300 features, Prestashop is then a great way to start out your online business.

You may have heard that Prestashop has revealed the next version 1.6. No doubt the video and the screenshots are great!

Key things: Prestashop will go responsive for both the default Prestashop theme and the backend.
Here is a sneak peek at Prestashop 1.6.
Default Theme Prestashop 1.6

Next responsive theme Prestashop 1.6

prestashop 1.6-theme-responsive-ezrm-2

Next Prestashop 1.6 backend

 

You may still be running a Prestashop 1.4 shop and reluctant to migrate to Prestashop 1.5. Prestashop 1.6 could make you change your mind.  At this moment there is not so much to say. New posts to come soon as soon as play with it.

 

 

Easy Retail Manager is a prestashop module to manage effectively and efficiently your Prestashop web store. Easy Retail Manager was designed to extend the capabilities of the Prestashop native admin area, not only to save you time but to help you integrate seamlessly your web store into an existing IT infrastructure including a Point of Sale module, a barcode generator, and many more. It comes with many advanced and powerful features to automate routine tasks and is the most user […]

New Release Prestashop 1.5.5

Take advantage of the new release tagged as Prestashop 1.5.5.  It comes with many bugs fixes.  Prestashop provides now a fresh new shipping configuration wizard.

For your convience, Easy Retail Manager is already compatible with Prestashop 1.5.5.


Most wanted Prestashop module on the Codecanyon marketplace.

Free themes prestashop

Here are 2 free ecommerce prestashop themes,  good quality design and suitable for any Prestashop webstore. But you should buy paid themes if you would like to get a long term support.

 

Leo Sport Shoes is a free theme for your Prestashop Store. It will be a great solution for online Fashion Shop, Shoes Shop, clothes Shop, Bags Store.

Prestashop template

Prestashop theme

 

Using free themes prestashop helps you to start your webstore and to save money. As your business grows you will need support to tweak your shop’s frond end or to migrate to the latest version of Prestashop and make sure your template is compatible. Find more premium Prestashop themes at http://themeforest.net/category/ecommerce/prestashop

Prestashop free module to improve your SEO

Lesley Paone  is an expert in Prestashop and SEO related to e-commerce sites. He is the owner of Nashville based Designhaus42, a leader in Prestashop development with clients all over the world. He came along this month with a SEO module  I would like to share with you.

Turn your search pages as Google landing page with this  prestashop seo module free of charge.

More details about this module at http://bit.ly/181sLgB

Info:

Prestashop 1.5

Download link:: http://blog.dh42.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/searchterm.zip

Prestashop paypal error

Prestashop paypal module

This post introduces a serie of Prestashop tutorials. Because you need various type of addons to keep your Prestashop online store running, we will not talk not about Easy Retail Manager but also about other related topics we think could help.

Paypal is a worldwide payment gate allowing both electronic payment and money transfer. It is a good alternative to traditional paper methods such as checks and does not require a subscription to start. Paypal is now probably the most famous payment gate in the world.

Prestashop comes with a free Paypal plug-in. Last month I was setting up a Prestashop web store to one of my customer. When I came to the payment gate configuration and test. I kept getting this message at the end of checkout just before payment. I have an ssl cert but can’t understand why this kept coming up. I have spent  few hours trying to work it out so far and it was driving me mad.

PayPal response:
TIMESTAMP -> 2013-06-25T19:52:02Z
L_ERRORCODE0 -> 10002
L_SHORTMESSAGE0 -> Security error
L_LONGMESSAGE0 -> Security header is not valid
L_SEVERITYCODE0 -> Error

Well It has a link with my module configuration. In most cases, this error is caused by human mistakes. This error indicates that something goes wrong with your Paypal account information(API user/signature) to authenticate you to communicate with Paypal server. So the solution is pretty much simple. In the one hand side, make sure you have input correct information.  Then go to the Settings tab in the PayPal module page. Make sure that the first line that says: Sandbox mode (tests): is set to “Inactive” .  I had mine set to “Active” […]

Prestashop 1.5 free module slider

prestashop free modules

This is a free slider module for Prestashop v1.5+. It’s really awesome and easy to use for anyone. In the configuration page, find a step by step guide and tooltip so easy usage is guaranteed.

IMPORTANT!
Moving the module from one hook to another is very easy.

Features:

16 unique transition effects
Simple clean & valid markup
Title & Caption text (can be HTML)
Linkable images
Configuration via backend
Publish, Delete, Edit each slide separately
Multi language support
Responsive
4 module position (top, content, left and right sidebar)
Now you can send Bugs and Feedback in the module (for easier development and support)

Browser Support

Internet Explorer v7+
Firefox v3+
Google Chrome v4+
Safari v4+
Opera v10+

Installation:

Upload/move the minicslider directory (dont forget to remove the -master from the name of the directory) into your modules folder and install the module from the back office as usual.

Github Download

Get the paid version

EZRM grows with your business

Prestashop free modules to advanced paid ones

When starting out an online business, it is sensible to start small but a business should always be looking to grow and develop. There will always be people who are happy to keep things at a minimal level but if your business is successful, it is inevitable that demand that will rose and more and more people will flock towards your products or services. This is where online retailers have a decision to make. Do they want to keep ticking along at the same level or do they decide to scale upwards and offer improved services and more options for their customers?

If it is the latter, help is definitely at hand for any online retailer to make the move upwards. It is important to be able to have the right system in place that will allow upward growth. This is where many online retailers decide to look at Prestashop as a way of providing a reliable online outlet for their business. For many firms, this free to use software is ideal but if you want to start scaling your business upwards, you will soon start to find that Prestashop has limitations. It is an excellent service for what it provides and of course having no cost but in the business world, customers won’t accept poor quality service just because you are running a free software service as your back and front-end of the business.

If your business grows, make sure your operations grows with it

The Easy Retail Manager system has been created to provide support for Prestashop users when they find […]

Prestashop bulk price update for sales season

Prestashop bulk price update for sales

Easy Retail Manager is suitable for any business. Here is an example of a success story with EZRM. This case study shows how Easy Retail Manager helped our customer to prepare his shop for the summer sale in France.

Thomas owns an Italian suite shop. He runs his business online from his house. He sells shoes, trousers, socks, shirts and suites for men. He has been using Prestashop since 2 years now. A local service provider (basically a web developer) helped him to migrate his web store to the latest version Prestashop 1.5.4.0.

While maintaining his Prestashop store, Thomas wanted to prepare his web store for the Paris Summer sales 2013 where he allowed 20% off all products. He may also need to increase the prices right after the sales season or maybe due to an increase in supplies. This activities could have been tedious and a time consuming process if Thomas has a handful of products. Since he has thousands, this seems downright impossible.

Thomas was locking for a module to reflect the new prices the day before the sales started. Since Prestashop 1.5 is a brand new version only few modules are available. Fortunately, Thomas contacted the Easy Retail Manager team. We advised Thomas to buy the bundle catalogue management for the time being. We showed him how he could decrease/increase the product prices in only few seconds. Thomas used Easy Retail Manager for Prestashop to perform his catalogue update. This removed him the hassle of contacting a contractor.