So here we are,
Friday afternoon, 14months after the first changes were made for 3.8, 2 weeks since the last 3.8 beta 3, a ton of bug fixes later and I think we can say 3.8 is finally Release Candidate ready!
What does this mean? Well, we still do not recommend you run this on a live website. we do however recommend you try this out on your test and staging sites,,,
Some of the more important changes:
- Fix Category Titles
- Fix shipping same as billing – (almost #blamevales)
- More localization fixes
- New Filters for breadcrumbs
- Removed a ton of css so that the default template inherits more WordPress Themes css
- Fix descriptions so you can use the more button in tinyMCE
- Some permalinks fixes
- Media gallery Image fixes – (#praisesvales)
- Tax fixes
- Paypal Standard tax / shipping fixes
There are a ton of other fixes in there, and we look forward to getting this Plugin out the door, what does this mean for us here at Instinct HQ? Well, we have been on a feature freeze for the last few weeks, but we have been busy doing a lot of bug fixes.. too busy infact to do any upgrade tests,, so next week while we will still be reviewing the 3.8 Beta Forum Thread we will be concentrating a lot of our resources on upgrading different versions of WP e-Commerce 3.7 to 3.8.
It won’t be long now till 3.8 is release as a stable version but before you ask WHEN let me say it all depends on what we find in the next few weeks, we have a lot of testing to do, and a lot of refactoring of premium plugins to begin.. Gold Cart has been refactored to work but a lot of the Gold Cart Merchant Gateways are not ready for 3.8…. so that will be our next big mission before we release 3.8 as well,,
Ok, enough ranting, I will leave you with one little fact,
Did you know Wp e-Commerce 3.7.8 was a hefty 7~8MB and the new 3.8 RC is a mere 4~5MB? Now you do!
So fellow readers:
- Backup your Files and Database
- Make sure you are on your staging server
- ? Download the latest RC
And have yourself a very good weekend.
The GetShopped Team