NitroSell – Managing Updates
Keeping your software up to date is a recommendation for all NitroSell users as we’re always updating our systems with new features. All changes to our software are carefully controlled and tested. We’re proud of the care we take to ensure the stability of our software.
Feature Listing by Server-side Version
Here is a partial listing of features that have been added by server-side version. Many of these features have been previously introduced and explained in our blog.
- Legacy Version (also called v3)
- jQuery v1.3.2
- Check/Money Order Payment Method
- SEO Updates Phase 2
- Guest Checkout
- Shipping & Tax Estimates
- Lightbox for Large Image Support (Pro Edition)
- Mainstream Version (also called v4)
- jQuery v1.4.2
- reCAPTCHA Support (Anti-Spam Protection)
- Support for RMS V2 Percent-Based Discounts
- UPS Negotiated Rates
- Enhanced User Notification For Shipping Errors
- Early Adopters’ Version (also called v5)
- jQuery v1.4.3
- SEO Updates Phase 3, with Configurable URLs
- Facebook Like Button
- PeriShip Rate Calculation
- Abandoned Cart Follow Up Email
- Beta Version
- jQuery v1.4.3
- One Page Checkout
- Ajax Add-to-Basket
- Multiple Departments and Categories per Item
- Enhanced, Rule-Based Promotion Codes
- Expanded RSS feeds with Editable Template
- Customer Who Registered But Have Not Purchased Report
- Option to Disable Subcategory Grouping on Listing Pages
What Do We Mean by Software Versions?
Our software versions are simply the stages in which we test and process new features. When a new feature is developed, it’s first included in the Beta version where further monitoring and testing occurs. Retailers’ webstores can be upgraded to the Beta version if they want to use new features right away, but there is a small risk of encountering bugs, which we always make customers aware of if a branch upgrade is requested. Once we are happy that new features are functioning exactly as expected, we move them to our Early Adopters’ version, where we continue monitoring. At this stage we actively encourage customers to try out the feature as there is a lesser risk of encountering bugs. Once it’s thoroughly tested by multiple retailers over a period of a few months, features will then be moved again to the Mainstream version. Ultimately, customers who are on the Mainstream version will find themselves on the Legacy version as the process repeats itself.
The process is dynamic – with every software upgrade, new features are added to Beta, and features are moved from Beta to Early Adopters’, Early Adopters’ to Mainstream and, finally, Mainstream to Legacy. Every time a software upgrade is performed our Beta customers will receive the new features as soon as they are added. Equally, for all customers on the Mainstream branch, they will receive the new features after the test process is completed when they receive a software upgrade.
The latest on-premise software version, i.e. PAM, Sync, etc., will be the same for everyone but some new features will require they be upgraded. The newest on-premise software will always work with any of the webstore versions, unless otherwise specified. For instance, you could use Sync v126.96.36.199 with the Legacy version of the webstore, but it also supports all the latest features on the Beta version. In contrast, if you are using v188.8.131.52 of the on-premise software, you would need to upgrade it to avail of the new features on Beta.
How to Determine Your Server-Side and On-Premise Versions
In the Partner Portal, navigate to WebStore Details page. You will see the versions listed under your webstore’s configuration information.
Make Sure You Are Up To Date
To upgrade to the latest on-premise software version – Go to “Downloads”. Select your Webstore in the dropdown and click “Go”. The upgrade will just take a few minutes to download and install. Please be sure not to uninstall your existing version and to close any open NitroSell applications before proceeding. Should you require assistance with the process, please feel free to open a support ticket on the Partner Portal.