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MijoShop v.2 released, made in Mijosoft

Written by Denis Dulici on Tuesday, 25 June 2013. Posted in MijoShop, Releases, Coupons . Hits: 15979

MijoShop v.2 released, made in Mijosoft
Today I'm proud to announce a new millestone for the leading Joomla Shopping Cart component, MijoShop. This major release includes an important structure change beside several new features so that from now, MijoShop will be totally developed by Mijosoft and not rely on OpenCart.

(I'm not adding any screenshot as most of these changes are structural and not in interface level.)

OMG... I'm scared...

Calm down, nothing to worry. We're dropping the integration with OpenCart and not it's extensions so from now, we're going to develop the eCommerce part of MijoShop ourselves. The main reason that pushed us to do this is the individual decissions made by the OpenCart developer and so on the delay of new versions. The latest (minor) version of OC has been released about 6 months ago and the new version won't work with any of the current extensions, none of them.

In short, we won't add any further OpenCart version into MijoShop and make all of the future developments by ourselves.

What about the extensions?

As I said, all of OC extensions will still work fine. We're also working on an extension directory for MijoShop where just the MijoShop compatible extensions will be listed. It's almost done and hope to announce it within a couple of weeks.

Template override

MijoShop already have a template override system but we've improved it by adding the possibility to override the MijoShop output through your Joomla template. This will keep your overrides even if you uninstall MijoShop and easy the job for Joomla template developers. Here you can find more info (subscription required).

Joomla language packages

This is one of the most wanted features, Joomla language packages for MijoShop. We've prepared a tool that will convert the OpenCart language files into Joomla ones and will create an installable language package so you could install it from the Joomla back-end. Here you can find the details and required info(subscription required).

Customer migration

We've also improved the migration tools so that now you can migrate your customers and their data (address, fax etc.) from other components (VirtueMart, HikaShop, redShop and Tienda) to MijoShop.

We've also made some small changes such as beautifing the admin menu (Joomla 3 like) and adding the extra themes into the package.

What is new in MijoShop v.2

  • # : CSS issues in the frontend admin panel
  • # : Session problem on some systems
  • + : Joomla template override system integrated
  • + : Tool to convert OC lang files to Joomla lang packages
  • + : Migrate customers from other components
  • + : Extra themes added into the package
  • ^ : eCommerce development passed to Mijosoft from OpenCart
  • ^ : MijoShop library is now installed separately
  • ^ : Admin menu beautified
  • ^ : Category browsing optimized
  • ^ : Performance improved

Changelog: http://mijosoft.com/joomla-extensions/mijoshop/changelog
Details: http://mijosoft.com/joomla-extensions/mijoshop-joomla-shopping-cart

How to upgrade to MijoShop v.2

As this is a major release, you will have to make the upgrade manually. Download the package, unzip it and install the extensions one by one. Here you can find more details. Also, don't forget to clean the vQmod cache and refresh the admin panel page a couple of times. And finally, as always, you're highly recommended take a back-up before upgrading.

Get 20% discount

Don't you have MijoShop yet? Feel yourself lucky as we offer 20% discount for 2 days (until the end of 27th June 2013) to celeberate this release. Coupon code: mijoshop2

Enjoy it!

About the Author

Denis Dulici

Denis Dulici

Denis joined the World Wide Web in 2006 with SMF forum and continued with Joomla and WordPress. Due to his education, his all job was to write and maintain code. His professional field is PHP & MySQL but due to his job & education he also masters XML, Java and C# languages.

Denis is a citizen of Albania, bachelor of Marmara University Technology Engineering, Senior PHP Developer, founder of Miwisoft, married and father of a teenyweeny girl.

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amaral webdesigner
#31 amaral webdesigner 2013-06-25 21:27
Hello Denis. My name is Amaral Web Designer. I am a user, supporter and a big fan of Mijoshop, I am Brazilian, and I created a website in honor until the Mijoshop www.mijoshop.com.br. My big concern is the following: modules payments and couriers use today, due to OpenCart, I'll always be able to use or after a certain time, I will have to build special modules for MijoShop. I do not know if I understand, but after a while, the Mijoshop tera own extensions and not use modules OpenCart.
 
 
Denis Dulici
#32 Denis Dulici 2013-06-25 21:31
@Mike
Yes

@amaral
Thank you for all of your great work, we do appreciate it. As I said, OpenCart extensions will continue working.
 
 
Steve H
#33 Steve H 2013-06-26 18:34
I think what everyone is worried about with the extensions is that if Opencart 2.0 has extensions requirements that are different from MijoShop, all the new extension development is going to go towards Opencart 2.0 standards. While we'll still have access to all the Opencart 1.5 extensions, there will be little new extension development. Of course, this is all based on Opencart 2.0 ever being released!
 
 
Denis Dulici
#34 Denis Dulici 2013-06-26 19:09
@Steve
Believe me, that was the #1 concern when this idea raised, about 2 months ago. We did intensive analyses, researched for days & weeks before making this decision. I suppose we agree that we're not so mad to shoot ourselves in the foot.
 
 
Dmitry Chernov
#35 Dmitry Chernov 2013-06-26 19:18
@Denis
Well, concern or not, but to be on top you should make something between OC 1.5 and OC 2.0 to maintain decent compatibility level. Basically, you have to take 2.0 features and implement'em in your "fork". To combine both OC versions. Am I right or you got better idea?
 
 
Denis Dulici
#36 Denis Dulici 2013-06-26 19:20
@Dmitry
Not at all, we have better plans that you will see soon.
 
 
Jonny N
#37 Jonny N 2013-06-27 11:09
I think what will help with the confusion is by giving us a "general" idea of what were the compatibility issues (don't need all the details).....

was it stopping Mijo to add new features? Security issues? you mentioned extensions not working - but then working in the Blog....that was a little confusing.
 
 
Denis Dulici
#38 Denis Dulici 2013-06-27 11:15
@Jonn
The blog post clearly says that the extensions will continue working, see the "What about the extensions?" part plz.
 
 
Dmitry Chernov
#39 Dmitry Chernov 2013-06-27 12:20
Actually, the main point of John's comment was about compatibility issues you've mentions and general idea. You post doesn't say anything in particular - just some stuff about possible problems with new version of OC and new course of MijoShop. No details at all. Mind to provide any?
 
 
André Milani
#40 André Milani 2013-06-28 18:41
I think the question is, moving forward will the new extensions developed for the new opencart version work with your modified version? I believe that's the general concern.
 

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