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As I was in the office last week Sebastian showed me the new download section he was working on. With some mouse clicks you can customize yourself a download package with SilverCart and depending modules. You do not have to worry any longer how to rename module directories or where to put them because the package just has to be copied to your server or working directory. In the past, many problems were caused by wrong directories or missing modules or wrong module versions. Today I learned by browsing silvercart.org that this feature is online for a better user experience. Under all the project workload in the office Sebastian still finds the time to think about such problems and finding a solution for them.
Today we published our new documentation under "doc.silvercart.org", providing a much better experience for users and developers in search for information on SilverCart.
GroupViews are a very powerful concept in SilverCart. By optimizing how a bunch of product groups or products are displayed, you can greatly affect the conversion rate of your online store. A higher conversion rate means more turnover and more turnover means more profit. This is why you should take the time to master SilverCart GroupViews.
The last week I dedicated most of my worktime to the SilverCart handbook for end users. SilverCart became so feature rich that is is about time to tell shop owners how it works describing all details. The contents of the handbook reflects the structure of the backoffice: site tree, files and images, comments, reports, security, SilverCart administration, Silvercart configuration.
In our last projects, we realized that customizing while maintaining the ability to upgrade easily would be even easier if we had a plugin system for SilverCart.
The last weeks we all worked eagerly on the new version 1.1 of SilverCart. All the new features we added to our SilverStripe ecommerce module needed to be documented and so I dedicated myself to this job of diligence after all that brain work. The SilverCart Handbook offers the following new articles:
I just published a new docu page for the userbase: Shipping Fee Management. It should help you to add your own shipping fees to you installation. With our implementation of shipping fees we wanted to reflect the carriers shipping fee matrix consistent of zones, countries, shipping methods and shipping fees.
During the last week I spend a lot of time adding entries to the SilverCart documentation. Besides programming I like this work. It is not just writing down something I already know. Writing the documentation I get aware of features we actually have and features we should have, because I see SilverCart with the eyes of an administrator or shop owner. Another benefit of writing a documentation is that I learn how features work that Sebastian, Sascha or Ramon implemented. Reviewing the code might even lead to bug detection.