We are glad to announce that Sitefinity 6.3 Alpha is available for download here.
This build contains: Subscribing to Notifications for Comments, new features in Ecommerce– Tier pricing, Import of Taxes, and Product image thumbnails. Details are below.
Please try to upgrade your project and let us know of your feedback and comments!
Important: Note that this build is for preview purposes only and upgrades from it will not be supported.
Via a link in the Comments section on the public site, users can subscribe to receive email notifications for posted comments.
To enable the feature, go to Advanced Settings> Comments Module, select the content type for which you want to enable notifications, and click on “Enable email subscription”
Note: You need to configure your SMTP server first.
Batch Operations in Backend
In Backend>Comments users can select multiple comments and apply to them actions such as: Delete, Publish, Mark as spam, etc.
Tier pricing allows store managers to set different prices depending on the quantity of the ordered product. Thus, customers can order bigger quantities at reduced price per item.
To enable this functionality, log in to Sitefinity back-end, open a product and create a tier price rule. After the changes are published, the tier price rule will take effect.
Taxes import and export
Taxes can be imported from a CSV file, thus saving the time for manual update via the Backend interface.
Note: To create a CSV import template, create a sample tax and export it to a CSV file.
Products image thumbnails allow store admins to reduce the loading time of ecommerce pages by using smaller optimized image files. The following widgets can be set to use thumbnails: Product list, Shopping cart, Shopping cart summary, Checkout, Wish list, Buy now, Orders list, and Order invoice.
To apply a thumbnail, open the respective widget designer and select the desired thumbnail to be displayed by the widget.
Note: Please, note that image thumbnails ARE NOT generated automatically after selecting them from the widget designer. You need to generate the image thumbnails first by going to Content -> Images -> [library with product images] -> Actions -> Thumbnail settings.