Zen Cart 1.5.6b
29 May 2019
Zen Cart version 1.5.6b is now available.
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What's New in Zen Cart 1.5.6b
- Core - Updated dozens of files for compatibility with PHP 7.2 and also 7.3
- Admin - Sales-Report graphs on Admin dashboard
- Checkout - customer confirmation emails now include customer delivery telephone number
- Checkout - Square Payment support is now built-in. Start taking credit card payments in just 5 minutes! See www.zen-cart.com/partners/square_setup
- Admin - Reworded "in stock"/"out of stock" to "enabled"/"disabled" on product-edit pages due to popular request
- Admin - Most of the Admin pages have received styling updates for consistency and improved support for smaller screens (credits @Zen4All)
- Admin - Admin pages now show their name in browser tabs, instead of generic "Admin"
- Admin - Order pages now have some observer hooks to allow plugins to display "more data" with less code-changes
- Admin - GV Queue indicator in Admin Header bar can be enabled/disabled in GV Module settings
- Coupon new features added: search, export, reactivate, delete duplicates, clone existing coupons
- Coupons can now be restricted to amount of an order or of a specific product
- Coupons can now be restricted to customers having a specified number of previous purchases
- Coupons can now be restricted to products not on sale
- Coupons restrictions can now be bulk-added via manufacturer filter
- Coupon Usage Report added
- Template - CSS spans added around product-qty min/max/unit output, so that these items can be selectively hidden if needed. (Credits @lat9)
- Template - Compatibility updates to accommodate OnePageCheckout plugin integration
- Core: Added language-change notifier hooks
- Enhancement - Updated database to store more order-related data for easier order-reconstruction. This can help allow plugins to do more with completed order details.
- Enhancement - File-Uploading now gives more detailed feedback about failures related to invalid file types.
- Fixed - date display on Admin warning about log data is now formatted with store's default date format
- Mobile - Updated embedded MobileDetect to latest version
- Email - Updated embedded PHPMailer to latest version
- Utility - CurlTester has more links to external diagnostic tools, including TLS Testing verification
- Utility - Plugin version-check utility optimized to allow specific version-comparisons, and adapt to timeouts more quickly.
- DB: Remove unused basket 'final_price' field from database
- Removed old sagepay_form payment module, and old authorizenet_echeck payment module
- All known v1.5.5 bugfixes and security fixes are included in v1.5.6
- Admin: Fix problem with creating coupons with percent off
- Admin: Fix broken attribute-copy-to-whole-category
- Admin: Improve whos-online session_decoding
- Admin: Fix deletion of multilingual ez-pages when deleting a language
- Admin: Fix validation of products_url in collect_info
- Admin: Add notifier for categories-products-listing, allowing an observer to insert an additional status-type icon.
- Admin: Fix geo-zones editor: wasn't saving inserts/edits due to wrong parameter
- Admin: Fix Spiffycal issues in Products Price Manager
- Admin: On config pages, only show the first 40 chars of a long config value so screen won't get messed up
- Modify notifier for zen_get_products_stock
- Prevent error: Cannot change session id when session is active
- Show default quantity of 1 in products_quantity_discounts if product doesn't have a discount quantity.
- Fix missing EMAIL_TEXT_TELEPHONE in email
- Avoid errors when restoring cart while cart has product with attibutes without a text attribute.
- Clear strict notifications based around shipping and shipping estimates.
- Update and consolidate error handler code
- Prevent ezpages "countable" warnings in logs
- Fix error in perweightunit module
- Added missing 'zen_updated_by_admin' function
- Tax: Additional tax-handling notifications
- Tax: Allow override of zen_get_tax_rate return value.
- ot_coupon.php: Let an observer know that the coupon has been removed.
- ot_coupon.php: Indicate that the coupon processing is starting and then, for each product, notify whether/not the product qualifies for the discount.
- ot_shipping.php: Allow override of the shipping tax, since it can vary from one location to another.
- Template: Auto scroll-to-top on ajax confirmation page
- Template: Update the EN flag icon (previous gif was bad)
- Template: Added back language define which will be used by older templates
- zc_install: Handle old date_added zero dates
- zc_install: handle ezpages migration to multilingual where table-prefixes are used