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Old 11-30-2016, 06:47 AM
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Default Important: Update your Mailchimp Integration until January 1st, 2017

Mailchimp API 3.0 is now live and all prior versions won’t be supported starting from January 1st, 2017. So, make sure you update your Mailchimp integration modules as soon as possible.

If your store runs X-Cart 5:

Updates for the Mailchimp Integration module are already available both for v5.2.x and v5.3.x. Click on the “Updates are available” bar on the top of the page in your X-Cart back-end, install the Mailchimp update and start using new cool features.
At the beginning of December, upgrade to new X-Cart v5.3.2 will be available in all live stores. It will also include the Mailchimp Integration module update. So, if you plan to upgrade your store to 5.3.2, you can skip the module update now and do it together with the store upgrade.

If your store runs X-Cart 4:

Apply ‘x-mailchimp-adv-v3updates’ to your Mailchimp module. If you don’t have Mailchimp (don’t confuse with MailChimp Basic) installed yet, please find the installation package for your version in File Area -> X-Cart 4 Addons -> X-MailchimpIntegration and install it.

To apply the update, go to your File Area -> X-Cart 4 Addons -> X-MailchimpIntegration, download x-mailchimp-adv-v3updates-x.y.z.tgz (x.y.z - your current version of X-Cart) and install it following a standard module installation procedure. Currently, the package is available for versions 4.7.х, 4.6.х and 4.5.5. If your store runs an older X-Cart version, contact us in your Help Desk account.

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This update will not only switch the Mailchimp API from v2.0 to v3.0, but will also extend the module functionality (for both X-Cart 4 and X-Cart 5), providing you with powerful marketing tools, such as emails automation and product recommendations. Let me tell you about the new features.

The integration module will send information on your customers’ purchasing activity to Mailchimp and based on the gathered information you can set automatic campaigns. i.e.:
- Just subscribed customer follow-ups
- Abandoned Cart single email or series of emails follow-ups;
- First purchase follow-up;
- Specific or any product purchase follow-up;
- Category follow-ups (this feature is available only in X-Cart 5).

As for the Mailchimp Products Recommendations feature, it helps you to personalize emails to your customers. Just add a Product Recommendations block into the email template and based on the previous customer purchasing activity, Mailchimp will add products, that may be interesting to the email recipient, into that block. The information on this activity as well as on the recommended products is available in the subscribers’ profiles in Mailchimp.

Other changes are available only for X-Cart 5. Thus, the store administrator have got an opportunity to import list groups (or interests) into X-Cart. Also, now there is only one subscription option during registration or on checkout. If selected, a customer is subscribed to all existing lists and can manage subscriptions to lists and groups in his profile in the customer area later. In X-Cart 4, a customer will see all available lists on registration and checkout pages and can choose the lists to subscribe to.

Mailchimp has already demonstrated its efficiency to X-Cart users and the updated integration brings even more power and flexibility into your marketing campaigns.
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Old 12-01-2016, 01:02 AM
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Default Re: Important: Update your Mailchimp Integration until January 1st, 2017

Hi Anna

Thanks for this update.
However, I've downloaded the update for 4.7.6 and all the actual patch files are empty/0k in size.
The normal php files are fine, it's just everything in the "x-mailchimp.patches" folder.
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Hi Anna

Thanks for this update.
However, I've downloaded the update for 4.7.6 and all the actual patch files are empty/0k in size.
The normal php files are fine, it's just everything in the "x-mailchimp.patches" folder.

It is correct for 4.7.6 version.

Just point your browser at the location of your store with the addition of /install-mailchimp-updates.php to launch the Installation Wizard.
For example, if your domain name is www.example.com and your X-Cart-based
store is installed in the directory /xcart off your web root, you should enter
http://www.example.com/xcart/install-mailchimp-updates.php into your browser address line.

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OK, so have you updated the files in the filearea?
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OK, so have you updated the files in the filearea?

You can use the current x-mailchimp-adv-v3updates-4.7.6.tgz archive.
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Default Re: Important: Update your Mailchimp Integration until January 1st, 2017

Right, but all the patch files are completely empty - there's not a single bit of code in them.

e.g.
mailchimp_import.tpl.patch

has a file size of 0Kb.
And when I open it, it is completely empty.

So how is it going to actually update anything?
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Right, but all the patch files are completely empty - there's not a single bit of code in them.

e.g.
mailchimp_import.tpl.patch

has a file size of 0Kb.
And when I open it, it is completely empty.

So how is it going to actually update anything?
Same here, all the .patch files are 0kb in size & have no content.
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Old 12-01-2016, 06:44 AM
 
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Default Re: Important: Update your Mailchimp Integration until January 1st, 2017

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Originally Posted by pauldodman
Right, but all the patch files are completely empty - there's not a single bit of code in them.

e.g.
mailchimp_import.tpl.patch

has a file size of 0Kb.
And when I open it, it is completely empty.

So how is it going to actually update anything?

This is the content of the 4.7.6 archive as you can see the new files will overwrite your files.
Modules's installer will ignore empty patch files.



Code:
........ ........ drwxr-xr-x 0/0 0 2016-11-30 09:02 x-mailchimp.patches/skin/common_files/modules/Adv_Mailchimp_Subscription/customer/main/ drwxr-xr-x 0/0 0 2016-11-30 09:02 x-mailchimp.patches/skin/common_files/modules/Adv_Mailchimp_Subscription/images/ drwxr-xr-x 0/0 0 2016-11-30 09:02 x-mailchimp.patches/skin/common_files/modules/One_Page_Checkout/ -rw-r--r-- 0/0 2429 2016-11-30 09:02 INSTALL.MAILCHIMP-UPDATES -rw-r--r-- 0/0 4586 2016-11-30 09:02 install-mailchimp-updates.php this file will overwrite your one 116 2016-11-30 09:02 modules/Adv_Mailchimp_Subscription/composer.json this file will overwrite your one 2157 2016-11-30 09:02 modules/Adv_Mailchimp_Subscription/composer.lock this file will overwrite your one 3998 2016-11-30 09:02 modules/Adv_Mailchimp_Subscription/config.php this file will overwrite your one 4783 2016-11-30 09:02 modules/Adv_Mailchimp_Subscription/configuration.php this file will overwrite your one 38088 2016-11-30 09:02 modules/Adv_Mailchimp_Subscription/func.php this file will overwrite your one 2700 2016-11-30 09:02 modules/Adv_Mailchimp_Subscription/init.php this file will overwrite your one 20593 2016-11-30 09:02 modules/Adv_Mailchimp_Subscription/install.php this file will overwrite your one142773 2016-11-30 09:02 modules/Adv_Mailchimp_Subscription/lib/MCAPI.class.php this file will overwrite your one 1080 2016-11-30 09:02 modules/Adv_Mailchimp_Subscription/lib/drewm/mailchimp-api/LICENSE this file will overwrite your one 647 2016-11-30 09:02 modules/Adv_Mailchimp_Subscription/lib/drewm/mailchimp-api/composer.json this file will overwrite your one 12616 2016-11-30 09:02 modules/Adv_Mailchimp_Subscription/lib/drewm/mailchimp-api/src/MailChimp.php this file will overwrite your one 117 2016-11-30 09:02 modules/Adv_Mailchimp_Subscription/lib/how_to_update.txt this file will overwrite your one 8429 2016-11-30 09:02 modules/Adv_Mailchimp_Subscription/mailchimp_news.php this file will overwrite your one 7716 2016-11-30 09:02 modules/Adv_Mailchimp_Subscription/mailchimp_news_manage.php this file will overwrite your one 5039 2016-11-30 09:02 sql/x-mailchimp.sql this file will overwrite your one 108 2016-11-30 09:02 sql/x-mailchimp_drop_tables.sql this file will overwrite your one 5040 2016-11-30 09:02 sql/x-mailchimp_lng_US.sql this file will overwrite your one 919 2016-11-30 09:02 sql/x-mailchimp_remove.sql -rw-r--r-- 0/0 14 2016-11-30 09:02 x-mailchimp.copy/.htaccess -rw-r--r-- 0/0 7562 2016-11-30 09:02 x-mailchimp.copy/include/payment_method.php -rw-r--r-- 0/0 824 2016-11-30 09:02 x-mailchimp.copy/skin/common_files/customer/main/checkout_notes.tpl -rw-r--r-- 0/0 1092 2016-11-30 09:02 x-mailchimp.copy/skin/common_files/modules/Adv_Mailchimp_Subscription/customer/mailchimp_news.tpl ........ ........

FROM INSTALL.MAILCHIMP-UPDATES file:

2. Decompress the distribution package archive to a local directory on your
system using your favorite compression program (any archiver with support for
TAR files).

3. Upload the resulting files to the server directory where your X-Cart is installed.
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Hi, I am a little confused as well.

Looking at the 4.7.6 files inside the subfolder 'x-mailchimp.patches' all the patch files are empty. (see screen shots attached)

Is this what we should be expecting?? No patching at all - just replacing files??

Appreciate some clarification. Thanks
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Hi, I am a little confused as well.

Looking at the 4.7.6 files inside the subfolder 'x-mailchimp.patches' all the patch files are empty. (see screen shots attached)

Is this what we should be expecting?? No patching at all - just replacing files??

Appreciate some clarification. Thanks

Yes, the 4.7.6 archive just replaces your files. Please ignore the 'x-mailchimp.patches' folder.

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