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Anna_Shvetsova 04-29-2016 06:10 AM

X-Cart 5.2.14: Vendor rating, Order messages, Bugfixes
 
Hi friends! Today we've released X-Cart 5.2.14, now available in developer wave. Check our blog for more details on new features and improvements this version is coming with https://blog.x-cart.com/5-2-14-released.html. Your feedback is always welcome!

RichieRich 04-29-2016 06:53 AM

Re: X-Cart 5.2.14: Vendor rating, Order messages, Bugfixes
 
Quote:

2016-03-16 - [Change] Added vendor rating (calculated based on the average rating of all the vendor's products). #XCN-6232

It adds credibility and thus makes purchasing experience even more pleasant and safe for customers.

Really don't understand the logic here. First its not vendor rating is it? Its vendors product ratings average, two completely different things. So the vendor will get 1 star if all the customers rate the products 1 star? Why not have rate the actual vendor? The way they can decide on delivery time, how well the products were packed etc. You have company logo and company name and then you pull the product review data? It doesn't make sense. You should be listing product information in that case. It doesn't even state the reviews are based on the product reviews, it appears as though its company reviews. It just lists a total number of votes under the company name. Thats not fair on the vendor who sells DVDs that all the latest DVDs may be bad. The vendor will get 1 star review when they might be a superb seller.

xim 04-29-2016 11:07 AM

Re: X-Cart 5.2.14: Vendor rating, Order messages, Bugfixes
 
Very good notice, Richard!

Initially we implemented this functionality for our marketplace which we are going to use very soon for XC4 and XC5 addons. Since our vendors (developers) offer their own products (addons), it means that aggregate rating will show average rating of the addons (==developer) popularity.

So it works with e-goods and property rights (like painting and so on), but definitely doesn't work with manufactured products at all. However, we decided to add this mod available for all the customers, even it can be used for certain business only.

In further we will improve the rating behavior and will implement vendor rating itself.

kevinrm 05-11-2016 03:24 AM

Re: X-Cart 5.2.14: Vendor rating, Order messages, Bugfixes
 
Has anyone gone from 5.2.13 to 5.2.14? Did it go smoothly?

cflsystems 05-11-2016 08:45 AM

Re: X-Cart 5.2.14: Vendor rating, Order messages, Bugfixes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kevinrm
Has anyone gone from 5.2.13 to 5.2.14? Did it go smoothly?


You really should duplicate your site and run the upgrade on the copy. Test. If all works - run it on the live site. Even if it doesn't work on the live site for some reason you will have the dev one so you can swap them.

kevinrm 05-11-2016 07:47 PM

Re: X-Cart 5.2.14: Vendor rating, Order messages, Bugfixes
 
I have difficulties trying to make a development copy. My site is in the public_html directory. If I use ssh, I can do this:

tar -zcvf storebak.tar.gz -C /home/ocha public_html

Then I move it to a temp directory "/dev": mv storebak.tar.gz /home/ocha/public_html/dev

When I unpack from there, directory structure turns into this:

/home/ocha/public_html/dev/public_html/

Very confusing. Is there a guide anywhere that shows how to make a developer copy, step by step?

qualiteam 05-11-2016 10:34 PM

Re: X-Cart 5.2.14: Vendor rating, Order messages, Bugfixes
 
Code:

tar -zcvf storebak.tar.gz -C /home/ocha public_html

You create an archive of the public_html directory, that's why it creates public_html inside the directory where you try to unpack the file.

Try this:
Code:

cd /home/ocha/public_html
tar -zcvf [your-path]/storebak.tar.gz .htaccess *


kevinrm 05-12-2016 12:09 AM

Re: X-Cart 5.2.14: Vendor rating, Order messages, Bugfixes
 
Thank you, I will try that!

kevinrm 05-12-2016 02:48 AM

Re: X-Cart 5.2.14: Vendor rating, Order messages, Bugfixes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by qualiteam
You create an archive of the public_html directory, that's why it creates public_html inside the directory where you try to unpack the file.

Try this:
Code:

cd /home/ocha/public_html
tar -zcvf [your-path]/storebak.tar.gz .htaccess *



I did that, it created the file storebak.tar.gz in /home/ocha/public_html/dev

Now to unpack this, I assume I...

1) cd /home/ocha/public_html/dev

2) tar -zxvf storebak.tar.gz

Correct?

cflsystems 05-12-2016 08:11 AM

Re: X-Cart 5.2.14: Vendor rating, Order messages, Bugfixes
 
As Alex said yes. Yes you will unpack in the dev directory. Make sure after that you modify htaccess and config files for the change of root.

mgwashburn 05-12-2016 11:41 AM

Re: X-Cart 5.2.14: Vendor rating, Order messages, Bugfixes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kevinrm
Has anyone gone from 5.2.13 to 5.2.14? Did it go smoothly?

NO...it was a disaster...I have become so comfortable with upgrades and their ease that I didn't backup before doing the upgrade on one of my four XC-5.2.13 sites.

I was at first shocked at the sheer amount of updated modules...around 30 of them.

This is unheard of, usually its 2 or 3 modules at a time.

I suspect that the structural changes in 5.2.14 must require many modules to change in order to be compatible.

So, I did the upgrade of all the modules and the Core at once and it was a complete failure. The site went down and it couldn't even read the home page or the admin page. I had to restore from the last backup dated 30 days ago. :(

After 12 hours of struggling with this, I was able to figure out that I could install only '1' updated module at a time by using the 'advanced' and deselecting all of the other modules. After installing the modules one at a time, it would come of the the stupid 'OOPS' message, but after refreshing the page it would work and I could then select another single module and upgrade it.

After hours of updating the modules one at a time, finally I am down to two modules that simply will NOT update for some strange reason:

Simple CMS and Webmaster Kit.

If I try to upgrade them individually in the 'advanced mode' it simply does not take the upgrade.

and if I do them together it says this:

These components require your attention

These modules may be incompatible with the upcoming upgrade. We do not guarantee that the store will operate correctly if the modules remain enabled. Please consider disabling the modules before you proceed to the next step.
Disable Special Offers (base) (by Qualiteam)
Disable Bestsellers (by X-Cart team)
Disable Coupons (by X-Cart team)
Disable Go Social (by X-Cart team)
Disable Sales Tax (by X-Cart team)
Disable Sale (by X-Cart team)
Disable TinyMCE integration (by X-Cart team)
Disable U.S.P.S. (by X-Cart team)
Disable PayPal (by X-Cart team)
Disable Theme tweaker (by X-Cart team)
Disable Product Variants (by X-Cart team)
Disable Pay with Amazon (by Amazon Payments)
Disable Flyout Categories Menu (by Qualiteam)
Disable Free Shipping and Shipping freights (by X-Cart team)
Disable News (by X-Cart team)
Disable Previous and Next product (by X-Cart team)
Disable Site Map (by X-Cart team)

So I cannot understand that those core modules are 'incompatible' with 1/2 of the other core modules? This is crazy...what are we supposed to do?

This has been a terrible upgrade and I am now at a loss what to do with my three other 5.2.13 installations.

please advise...

kevinrm 05-12-2016 09:12 PM

Re: X-Cart 5.2.14: Vendor rating, Order messages, Bugfixes
 
I unpacked into the /dev, no problem.
Then I copied the original database and made a new name for it, ocha_xc5214.
Then I changed etc/config.php following values:
database = "ocha_xc5214"
web_dir = "/dev"

After that, I tried to go to admin of development copy ( https://www.xyz.com/dev/admin.php?target=login ) and the site comes up, but I get a "page not found" for the admin….

I think I need to make some change to htaccess, but it's confusing - do I have to change the root htacess? The htaccess copy under the /dev?

ITVV 05-12-2016 09:25 PM

Re: X-Cart 5.2.14: Vendor rating, Order messages, Bugfixes
 
Hi,

I do not use XC5 (Yet) so only have a dev copy.

In my .htaccess two lines jump out - perhaps these apply to you?

1/
Options -Indexes
DirectoryIndex cart.php index.php
FileETag none
ErrorDocument 404 /MYSUBDIRECTORY/cart.php?target=page_not_found

2/
RewriteBase /MYSUBDIRECTORY

Hope that helps?

Kind regards

ITVV

kevinrm 05-12-2016 09:36 PM

Re: X-Cart 5.2.14: Vendor rating, Order messages, Bugfixes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mgwashburn
NO...it was a disaster...I have become so comfortable with upgrades and their ease that I didn't backup before doing the upgrade on one of my four XC-5.2.13 sites.
...



Thank you for your feedback, I'm glad I did not upgrade this yet. I've been trying to get a development copy going, almost there but still can't get it to work right.

I've learned the hard way myself about backing up with this cart -you absolutely must back this thing up because the chances of it not upgrading correctly are probably over 50%.

Yeah, I noticed that like, 30 mods upgraded. I"m probably not going to be able to do this myself, which kind of defeats the purpose of this cart.

kevinrm 05-12-2016 09:44 PM

Re: X-Cart 5.2.14: Vendor rating, Order messages, Bugfixes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ITVV
Hi,

1/
Options -Indexes
DirectoryIndex cart.php index.php
FileETag none
ErrorDocument 404 /MYSUBDIRECTORY/cart.php?target=page_not_found

2/
RewriteBase /MYSUBDIRECTORY



My copy doesn't have "ErrorDocument 404 /MYSUBDIRECTORY/cart.php?target=page_not_found"

I tried RewriteBase /dev where I have this thing located, that didn't work. Hmmm..

qualiteam 05-13-2016 03:43 AM

Re: X-Cart 5.2.14: Vendor rating, Order messages, Bugfixes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mgwashburn
NO...it was a disaster...I have become so comfortable with upgrades and their ease that I didn't backup before doing the upgrade on one of my four XC-5.2.13 sites
....
This has been a terrible upgrade and I am now at a loss what to do with my three other 5.2.13 installations.
please advise...


Please could you contact our support staff by submitting a ticket at https://secure.x-cart.com/ and naming it something like "For X-Cart 5 dev team as requested in the forums"? Also, please provide the engineers with an access to your server so that they could debug the problem there and find the cause.

Also, what is your MySQL version? Is it MySQL v5.1.13 or higher?

qualiteam 05-13-2016 03:47 AM

Re: X-Cart 5.2.14: Vendor rating, Order messages, Bugfixes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kevinrm
My copy doesn't have "ErrorDocument 404 /MYSUBDIRECTORY/cart.php?target=page_not_found"

I tried RewriteBase /dev where I have this thing located, that didn't work. Hmmm..


Please send me a PM with a link to download the backup file. I can check it locally and tell you what you are to do to deploy the dev copy from this file.

kevinrm 05-13-2016 03:08 PM

Re: X-Cart 5.2.14: Vendor rating, Order messages, Bugfixes
 
I was finally able to get the development copy working.

I did advanced upgrade and first did the core only - no problems.

Webmaster kit - I had that one disabled by default because I had read it slows down the cart quite a bit, when I went to upgrade it asked me to either turn it on or uninstall it- I uninstalled it.

I then upgraded the rest of the mods 3 at a time - no problems, including Simple CMS. This upgrade went pretty smooth on my development copy.


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