Magento World Newsletter (May 5, 2009)

This is April newsletter of aheadWorks Magento World store – the place to look for the best Magento extensions. We have more and more products, so try to use our renewed extensions map in order not to get lost. As always, we recommend to subscribe to our blog or to any specific tag or category to stay tuned.

One more introduction – we officially launch 3 programs:

  • 30 days money back
  • 6 months free customer support
  • Lifetime bugfree guarantee

Now you just don’t have any chances to be unsatisfied with any purchase from our store, so why wait?
This month wasn’t full of new releases since we are concentrated on sophisticated booking module which must come out in a private beta very soon. Hope to finish it in May, so everyone who are going to sell tickets, hotels, car rentals and such – stay informed.

New Extensions

Please do not forget to check product page of the extensions that might interest you – there is much more information like tips, FAQ, changelog, demos, videos etc.

AJAX Cart Pro

AJAX Cart Pro extension removes annoying page reloads on add to cart and delete from cart user actions. Items added instantly with animation effects. Simple and attractive way to improve your customers experience.

  • Progress animation – defines progress block position
  • Cart animation – defines cart update animation effect
  • AJAX activity indicator – you may override activity image with your own using this option

An absolute must have for all modern shopping carts.

Review Rotator

Review Rotator displays random set of product reviews from your store. A random review intrigues visitors and entices them to learn more about subject of the review. With “Consider category” option enabled Review Rotator would take reviews from the current category only, helping customer make a wiser choice or attracting their attention to alternatives. Current features are:

  • Unlimited number of extension instances within a Magento installation
  • Can restrict reviews to the products from current category and subcategories
  • Configurable number of reviews
  • Ability to set minimum rating for reviews to show
  • Ability to display last X added reviews
  • Ability to display only specified reviews
  • Ability to display reviews of specified products only
  • Reviews rotation to avoid displaying the same results
  • Flawlessly integrates into any design and layout

A good solution for creating automated related content, increase time on page and attract cross-sells.

Who Bought This Also Bought

Who Bought This Also Bought module is a Magento implementation of a well known Amazon.com invention. This is the very first version, we’ll release a number of free updates soon. Everyone is welcome with ideas to the future release, the roadmap is still open. Never the less right now we’ve got a lot:

  • No occasional items – we display only items with the highest rate of cross selling, creating a perfect and mistake-free related products set
  • Considers all your existing orders during the installation process – you can see the results immediately after copying the extension files!
  • Super-fast extension cache which excludes page load time penalty
  • Integrated into standard Magento template – looks and acts like a native code
  • Easy 2-minutes installation
  • Meets Magento programming practices for most versions and customizations compatibility

Enrich your store content for a less and attract more cross sells – this could be a kinda slogan for this extension 😉

Updated Extensions

Don’t forget to check full changelog on the product pages.

Advanced Menu

Current version: 1.7
Upgrade: Recommended
Upgrade cost: free for all versions
What’s new:
+ Magento 1.3 flat catalog compatibility
+ Left folding menu view mode
* Layout troubles for IE8 in “plain” mode
* Bug with partially incompatibility with flat catalog

AJAX Cart Pro

Current version: 1.2
Upgrade: Recommended
Upgrade cost: free for all versions
+ plain add to cart links support
+ Magento 1.2.1 support added
+ JS code size optimized
* setAttribute bug is fixed
* IE tabs focus bug fix
* Multi-select processing fix

Help Desk Ultimate

Current version: 2.2
Upgrade: Recommended from any previous version, highly recommended for non-english speaking customers
Upgrade cost: free for all versions
What’s new:
+ E-mail Headers storage
+ SSL support for POP3 service
+ UTF-8 characters support
* Fixed key length install causing troubles on some servers
* E-mail binary attachments fixed
* Non-text attachments now are sent
* HTML tags in customer’s area
* Minor security bugs
* New e-mail parsing mechanism
* Correct MS Outlook 2007 support
* Double-escaped characters in quotes
* Fixed signatures parsed from emails format

Help Desk

Current version: 2.2
Upgrade: Recommended from any previous version, highly recommended for non-english speaking customers
Upgrade cost: free for all versions
What’s new:
+ Minor DB changes
+ UTF-8 characters support
* Minor bugfixes
* Fixed key length install causing troubles on some servers
* HTML tags in customer’s area

Product Questions

Current version: 1.0.10
Upgrade: Recommended
Upgrade cost: free for all versions
What’s new:
* Layout troubles for IE8 in “plain” mode
+ Magento 1.3 flat catalog compatibility

Review Rotator

Current version: 1.2
Upgrade: Recommended
Upgrade cost: free for all versions
What’s new:
+ Ability to specify IDs of review which should be displayed
+ Ability to specify IDs of products which reviews should be displayed
+ Now reviews being displayed of visible products only.
+ Restriction to reviews with average rating less than
+ Two model of review sorting: random and recent
* Bug with one default option (was undefined)
* Bug with review numbers
* Bug with ignoring parameter ‘count’
* Some minor changes and memory usage optimization

Z-Blocks

Current version: 1.2
Upgrade: Recommended
Upgrade cost: free for all versions
What’s new:
+ a number of new blocks added
* customer-content-top block for address page fix

Promotion of the Month!

Enrich your store content with our Review Rotator and Who Bought This Also Bought extensions, today we give 30% discount when purchasing them both. Please use the following coupon:

WBABRR30AP

The offer expires 17 May 2009!

That’s all what were going to inform you about. Do not forget stay in touch, leave ratings and all kinds feedback, we are always happy to hear your thoughts. If you need a new feature in our product – just let us know – it has good chances to be implemented.

Thank you for being with us and good luck to your busines,
Sincerely yours,
aheadWorks Magento department

2 Comments

IStvano

about 7 years ago

Hi, We are interested to hear more about this extension. Can you provide more info what is the status of development of the ticketing / booking extension ? Please use the email I gave below. Thanks a lot,

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Stasia

about 7 years ago

IStvano, It is not exactly clear which extension did you mean: Help Desk Ultimate – the customer care and support solution converting email messages into tickets or ticket responses or Booking and Reservations that helps you efficiently manage your booking and reservation work All aheadWorks extensions are periodically updated and new features added. If you want to get all the news immediately, just join aheadWorks Magento Group.

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