osCommerce has been actively released new versions of their popular ecommerce platform – currently at 3.3.4 which came out September 26, 2013. While all plugin updates are made to fully support 3.3.4 – I went ahead and updated the Elefante App Installer featured with all the Rapid Purple Hosting plans to osCommerce 2.3.3. This way you start off with a stable install – and can update further as you wish. Once all testing is finished with 2.3.4 – I will update the Elefante App Installer once more.
What’s new in osCommerce 2.3.3?
The latest version of osCommerce – osCommerce 2.3.3, offers updates of more than 30 features. Here are some of the most notable updates:
- SEO improvements. With the new Robot NoIndex and Canonical Header Tag Modules, you can quickly tell search engine bots to index or not to index a page, or you can set canonical links. This will save you a lot of time, since you won’t have to set everything manually.
- An improved social network integration. In osCommerce 2.3.3 you will find Google+ +1 and Google+ Share buttons, which can be added to any page in a matter of seconds. Pinterest Social Bookmark Modules have also been made available.