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RedCart 4.5.3 has been released!

RedCart v4.5.3 Notes:

  • Get ready to say GOODBYE to Flash Player. Forever! YES!!!
  • This release prepares your system and gets it ready for the NEW VERSION 5 major upgrade.
  • Installing this version will not upgrade your account to v5. It only gets it ready so that you can upgrade to v5 later.
  • Please feel free to install this version now. When we’re ready for you to upgrade your account, you’ll see a new upgrade notice on your Admin dashboard.
  • We’ll be rolling out v5 to accounts starting today (Dec 23, 2020) and will continue over the next week or so. So stay tuned!!!

RedCart 4.5.1 has been released!

RedCart v4.5.1 Notes:

  • Improved the mobile experience so SSL could be used without triggering insecure browser notices.
  • Added better detection for mobile devices.

RedCart 4.5.0 has been released!

RedCart v4.5.0 Notes:

  • Replaced the old and deprecated SIM integration with the newer Accept Hosted integration.
  • Fixed a bug where the install tests were failing on the GD library when using newer versions of the GD Library.

IMPORTANT: If you are using, after installing this update you will need to generate a new Signature Key from within your account and update your settings in RedCart. If you do not do this, you won’t be able to receive new orders and payments.

(If you’re not using to accept payments, you can ignore this.)

RedCart 4.4.3 has been released!

RedCart v4.4.3 Notes:

  • Fixed an SQL injection vulnerability with the index file
  • Fixed a bug with promo codes where multiple codes were not being applied correctly when a code was configured to not allow with other discounts.
  • Fixed a bug where some orders were missing from the order search results CSV export.
  • Fixed a bug where the % of Subtotal shipping calculation was using the subtotal AFTER discounts in the calculation when it should have been using the subtotal BEFORE discounts.

RedCart 4.4.2 has been released!

RedCart v4.4.2 Notes:

  • Fixed a bug where the event code login screen welcome image would not load .png files on mobile devices.
  • Fixed a security issue where a hacker could view a list of gallery titles and main images when they were not authorized. This was only an issue when using the event code style login screen.

How to send out a holiday promotion email to visitors from all galleries

RedCart’s email template / scheduling system was designed exactly for this purpose. Here are the steps in a nutshell:

  1. Create a new custom email template from Configuration -> Email Settings -> Create Custom Template
  2. Write your email template content and make sure to use tags for things like %GALLERY_TITLE%. You can see the full list of tags that you can use when hovering your mouse over the message area.
  3. Send yourself a test email by selecting a gallery from the dropdown and clicking the send test email button. This allows you to preview the email for any gallery.
  4. Once you’re happy with the template, you can schedule the template to send on a specific day, or you can send it manually from your Gallery Search screen in the Admin. If you’re only going to send the email once to multiple galleries, I’d recommend just using the manual send option instead of scheduling it.
  5. After your email is looking the way that you want it, visit your gallery search screen and reactivate any expired galleries that you’d like to send the email to.
  6. After all galleries are activated, from the gallery search screen, place a check mark next to each gallery that you’d like to send the email to and click the Send Notifications button at the bottom of your search results. It will take you to a new screen where you can select the email template that you just created from step 1, check the box to send to all gallery visitors, and hit send. The system will automatically replace any gallery specific tags from your template with the corresponding gallery’s info.

One thing to keep in mind is that your system will automatically throttle your emails based on your email throttle limit that you have set on your Configuration -> Email Settings -> Basic Settings & Templates page. For example, if yours is set to 50, it will only send out 50 emails per hour until all of the emails from the entire email batch have been sent. This throttle setting is needed to stay within your hosting provider’s terms of service since most shared hosting accounts weren’t really designed to send out hundreds or thousands of emails in a short period of time. If you don’t know what your throttle should be set at, check your hosting providers terms of service agreement and set the limit to the max that your hosting providers allows you to do. This only applies to Self-Hosted users. If you’re on a RedCart monthly or annual plan, your throttle limit has already been set for you.

If you want more info on how to send batch emails, please watch videos #7 and #8 in RedCart University here:

Happy Holidays!

RedCart 4.4.1 has been released!

RedCart v4.4.1 Notes:

  • Fixed a bug where sometimes sub gallery password authentication was being bypassed on mobile devices in favor of the standard gallery password authentication.
  • Sub gallery level password authentication was added in version 4.4 to help school photographers.

Check out the video from the 4.4 release notes which shows how the new sub gallery password authentication works!

RedCart 4.4 has been released!

RedCart v4.4.0 Notes:

  • Added support for sub gallery level password authentication to help school photographers.
  • Updated the order search algorithms on the Order Search screen in the Admin to include Print Packages and Store Products when searching on the Gallery Title field.
  • Fixed an issue where on some servers that had MySQL running in Strict Mode, a failed transaction was produced after submitting an image list order. The image list code was updated to conform to MySQL strict standards.

Check out the following video which shows how the new sub gallery password authentication works:

RedCart 4.3.1 has been released!

RedCart v4.3.1 Notes:

  • SECURITY UPDATE: Added new security mechanisms to the Admin to help protect against Brute Force Login Attacks.
  • Fixed an issue where on some servers the zip extractor was throwing a 119 error when uploading new galleries through RedCart Desktop.
  • Fixed an issue when using the First Data Global Gateway E4 payment gateway where it was displaying a warning with an MD5 hash mismatch notification.
  • Fixed a bug where the black and white or sepia settings were not saving correctly when editing multiple galleries at the same time from the gallery search screen in the Admin.
  • Fixed an issue that only occured on some servers where a user wasn’t able to log into a gallery after clicking the login button. Behind the scenes, a php warning was being issued which led to other errors in the RedCart gateway code. The warning was “Strict Standards: Only variables should be passed by reference.”

RedCart 4.3.0 has been released!

RedCart v4.3.0 Notes:

  • Added support for PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.6 while maintaining backwards compatibility down to PHP 5.3
  • Fixed a bug where the “Show on Homescreen” option wasn’t working when trying to edit multiple galleries from the gallery search screen.
  • Fixed a bug where the order details screen in the Admin wouldn’t load correctly if an image file download was queued for RedCart Desktop and the download was added to the cart with a color tone change.