New site for AbleCommerce 7 modules, add-ons and customization

by Joe Payne 23. February 2011 10:49

Joseph Anderson recently announced the grand opening of a new site for AbleCommerce 7 plug ins, modules and custom features.  This is a one-stop shop for AC7 customizations combining several different developer products into a single, easy-to-use online store.   Check it out at !


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New reports available

by Joe Payne 14. February 2011 14:32 is proud to announce the release of four new custom reports available for AbleCommerce 7. 

Check them all out in our new Reports category of our website.

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Upgraded to BlogEngine v2.0

by Joe Payne 12. February 2011 09:53

Finally took some personal play time and installed the upgrade to my blog engine app.    The upgrade went surprisingly smooth.   I expected it to blow up the blog, blow up my site or blow up both.

In reality the only error I ever got was the missing theme files.   I had forgotten to copy over the custom theme I was using from the previous install.  Aside from that one minor issue, I can honestly say the upgrade process was smooth and painless.

I think I like the new version.  The admin side/dashboard is vastly improved.  I think it'll be a good improvement over the v 1.6 I've been running for so long.


2011 Projects and Ideas for AbleCommerce 7 Customization

by Joe Payne 8. February 2011 10:17

Well it's been a while since I did any blog work, so I'm taking a few minutes to update what's on the horizon.

Projects in the works:

Reports - there has always been a shortage of reports in AbleCommerce 7.  Specifically reports that subgroup on logical data like State or Country.  Look for some new reports coming to the store very soon.

Quickbooks module - this module will be getting some much-needed love this spring.  First I'd like to see it handle sub-groups in QB.  Currently a General Ledger setup that uses sub-grouping like Sales:Merchandise and Sales:Clothing etc isn't compatible with my module.  That will soon change, along with some better handling of foreign characters that like to mess up the transfer.  I'd love to map up products so a two-way sync could be done, but every time I look at the idea the effort involved completely turns me away.

Loyalty Points module - I'd love to write a new module that handles loyalty points (aka reward points) for your AC7 customers.  If you have any ideas on how it should work, drop me a note on my Contact Us page - I'd love to have your input on the design.

Returns Manager module - this module saw great success in 2010 and I want to continue that with some improvements in 2011.  First I need to add support for automatic re-ordering.  Then I want to add automatic credits with choices like A) To Original Payment Method B) Gift Certificate C) Manual Check etc.


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