Today, I am happy to announce the next release of EShop Shopping Cart extension, version 3.0.0 with some big improvements:
1. Compatible with Joomla 4
Joomla is planned to release version 4 sometime this year (it's still ALPHA version now), so I decided to go ahead to work and make EShop compatible with Joomla 4. Whole of source code of EShop was reviewed and improved to make sure that it works well with both of latest Joomla 3.x and Joomla 4.
So basically, you should still build the your website with EShop and Joomla 3 now. However, this should be a good preparation once Joomla 4 release.
2. Support Twitter Bootstrap Version 4
Twitter Bootstrap version 4 was released at the beginning of this year and there have been a few of template clubs build the templates base on this latest version of Twitter Bootstrap. So I have worked to make EShop support Twitter Bootstrap version 4.
If you built new sites using a template base on twitter bootstrap 4, you can configure EShop to use this twitter bootstrap version now.
Beside supporting Twitter Bootstrap 4, EShop also still supports Twitter Bootstrap 2 and 3. So basically, EShop supports full of Twitter Bootstrap versions 2, 3 and 4 now.
If there are more requirements needed related to EShop, please let me know here, and I will be happy to review and implement it into EShop if it is useful.
4. Cache Compatible
From version 3.0.0, EShop can fully work well with default Joomla System Cache plugin and other third party cache plugins.
5. Layout improvements
Whole of layout and style of EShop on the back-end side and front-end side are also reviewed and improved to make it work perfectly with Bootstrap Framework.
6. Other improvements:
- Batch products improve: Empty the default date for product available date.
- Add Randomly sorting option: So products list on the front-end side can be sorted by randomly now.
- Indexing EShop database tables to improve the speed.
- Fix Google financian link to update currency rate.
- Add New First Data Payeezy payment plugin.
Thanks for using our EShop Shopping Cart extension and continue supporting our developments.