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  VrCommerce v1R3 - Released
Posted by: vwdesigns - 09-09-10, 07:11 AM - Forum: Latest News - No Replies

After further testing of VrCommerce we are proud to release the next beta version v1R3

This version will only be available to register members, for testing. Please use our forums to report any bugs, etc.

We are planning to have the final release late September 2010

• Frontend not viewable in Maintenance Mode, even when logged in as admin.
• Adding items to cart shows no products in cart
• Deleting Downloads from Admin does not remove file
• Paypal warning about Receiver Email doesn't match
• Cart sidebox checkout button is HTTP instead of HTTPS
• Paypal Standard not passing Handling and other order fees.
• Paypal Standard not setting state for Authorization mode.
• Transparent PNG Images not always working.
• Unchecking all user group options gives foreach error when logging in with a user in that group
• Product report grouped by product_id instead of model since that is a not a unique field
• Maintenance mode bypass for payment callback updates
• Product stock restore on order delete
• Restored the default --None-- option in the order status list (added in Beta 1 and lost in Beta 2)
• Improved default confirm message to be clear about the action
• Fixed Search page bookmark
• Added support for + in email addresses
• Fixed page total for filter by customer group on admin customer list
• Admin user and Customer email logins were case-sensitive
• Fixed account/invoice error when no order id is supplied
• Fixed HTTP to HTTPS in breadcrumb for account related pages
• Partial fix for & in storename and contact form

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  VrCommerce v1R2 - Released
Posted by: vwdesigns - 03-09-10, 07:12 AM - Forum: Latest News - No Replies

After further testing of VrCommerce we are proud to release the next beta version v1R2

This version will only be available to register members, for testing. Please use our forums to report any bugs, etc.

We are planning to have the final release late September 2010.

• Fixed additional email for loop issue causing "Please Wait" and "Error Send To Required"
• Improved featured products query to make all status checks and return all pertinent data to match latest and bestseller queries.
• If no shipping, tax zone set to buyer's payment zone instead of default store zone
• Session uses full path for session to prevent session sharing
• Removed unneeded products variable from admin order.php
• Removed error on empty language file
• Admin/controller/catalog/review.php double text validation cleaned up
• Admin Order Edit now supports product options & updated grand total
• Coupon discount check only for flat value coupons
• Pagination in search & specials
• Worldpay not updating order
• Admin Country, Zone, & Download pagination
• Thickbox agree to terms fix on checkout payment page
• Continue button with ajax add to cart off goes to not found
• Division by zero if catalog/admin item limit set to 0 (tho it should not be possible)
• UPS error scenarios weren't showing properly
• UPS weight display at the title instead of redundantly per-rate
• UPS Test mode confusion cleared up
• USPS weight display at the title instead of redundantly per-rate
• removed "source" for ckeditor to cut down filesize
• Add $config->set('config_language', $languages[$code]['code']); to index.php
• Changed new tables for product_tags and stuff to utf8_bin
• Order Comments not included in email
• Added default invoice id & prefix to install/upgrade.sql
• Added conditional check for the admin header base path: (HTTPS_SERVER) ? HTTPS_SERVER : HTTP_SERVER;
• restore all languages in backend even if disabled
• replaced add to cart javascript: $('#add_to_cart').removeAttr('onclick'); to allow handling by other scripts.
• sort arrow images were reversed
• Perpetual Payments Test mode confusion cleared up
• Featured limit default - add (int) to limit in model to prevent error
• Specials fix for limit in sidebox
• Going to wrong page while using SEO now shows error page
• Fixed Combined Tax rate issue
• Fixed Low Order Fee order total typo for tax setting
• Fixed Sales tax issue for non-shipped products to use payment address
• Install admin email not populating the user table
• Update royal mail rates or make them editable from admin
• Fix pp standard to use the update statuses and so that curl and fsock both use the proper "else" options.
• Changed default success message "2-5 working days" to be more vague
• Reordered the children for "common/header" to appear last so that document class methods can be called from within modules.
• Fix default weight/length to default to what the setting has.
• Bestsellers wasn't updating immediately after purchase because the cache wasn't cleared on purchase

• Feature Module uses category-style selector for products
• Extension install/uninstall hook. Now when you install/uninstall extensions, if they have their own install/uninstall functions, they will be triggered.
• Logout destroys session completely.
• sort by model
• Cache for featured products
• Cache for categories
• Image class supports proper extension name on resize and transparency for png and gif.
• Extensions will "self-clean" if the files are deleted without uninstalling the extension first.
• Restored "Show Out Of Stock warning" option in setting
• Parent Category pages show image next to description
• Select All / Unselect All to all checkbox lists
• Postcode required option added to countries. Now postcode can be required on a per-country basis.
• Coupon code can be entered on Payment AND Confirm page, for those payments that skip the payment page
• New Paypal Improved. Itemised products, PDT support, debug messaging and more.
• Added Northern Ireland zones to UK
• FilesMatch check in htaccess to prevent viewing of tpl and ini files
• Category Description Name to be longer than 32 (255)
• SEO proper "not found" redirect
• mail parameters field to mail tab (useful for adding authentication "-f" options and more)
• Full Customer Details in admin
• Manual Order Edit
• Additional checkbox for order update (Notify = send email, Update = add history)
• confirm delete added to admin delete/uninstall actions
• Longer email fields (96)
• Added product tags to bottom of product page for easy cross-referencing.
• Auto-select first radio button for shipping or payment
• increased contact form character count from 1000 to 3000
• Fixed bug in thickbox js to allow use of rel tag for prev/next additional images with main image in popup
• Show category description info even where there are no products
• add customer email to invoice under the payment address
• added order comments on invoice
• moved some inline javascript to external files (ajax add to cart now in ajax_add.js)
• moved coupon box to the payment page to allow coupons to change the possible payment options (i.e. freecheckout for 100% discount coupons)
• Comments to order invoice
• Counts for all tabs on product page
• Optional checkbox to push updated downloads to all previous customers upon new version save
• Added current download filename under the input box on admin download form
• Options -Indexes and tpl file disallow to default .htaccess file to prevent showing directory listings
• CSRF Fix for new admin user insert (captcha on user edit form)
• Additional Images & Related products count added to tab on product page by default
• Fixed LIQPAY confirm button
• Disable Reviews option
• Enhanced Order Email (HTML Admin emails)
• Guest Checkout separate addresses
• Enter key for Product filter in admin
• Telephone number on invoice
• Validation check to Product Copy (Daniels request)
• Add model to the related products in product edit
• Automatic Copyright in admin footer
• Added Meta Keywords to products and categories
• Added return on language load to allow simple array merge for language files
• Added Send Newsletter By Products Purchased
• Lots of improvements to cart sidebox (ajax delete item, all totals, view/checkout links)
• GET method for add to cart
• Add to cart button in all modules? small + button?
• Stock decrease option moved to product level
• Minimum Order Qty (per-product)
• Product "cost" field
• Add back default sort order
• Individual zone/country/postcode for products
• Cross-linked related products (relationship goes both ways now). Relating product A to B also relates B to A
• Maintenance Mode
• Multiple Email address for store email
• remove/combine the Show Out of stock. Just show it when Stock checkout is no and product is out of stock
• Add IP Address to order view
• Freecheckout integrated into core.
• Low Order Fee only applies if there is a subtotal, allowing free products to remain free
• Homepage is now modular and new "home" position for modules configurable in admin
• Additional ability to use "modularized" sideboxes on main page (3 across) by adding the module to the $this->children list.
• Free Checkout as part of the core
• Comments saved if payment checkbox not checked
• Added customer email, telephone, ip to order email to make it more complete
• Admin Token system for CSRF security
• Royal Mail rates update

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  VrCommerce v1R1 – Released
Posted by: vwdesigns - 22-07-10, 12:31 PM - Forum: Latest News - No Replies

After 8 months of development to make the most robust and feature-rich eCommerce system, Virtual Web Designs are proud to announce a beta release of our new eCommerce software called VrCommerce. This version will consist of Multi Shops and B2B functions and will also be compatible with PHP 5.3.x.

This version will only be available to register members, for testing. Please use our forums to report any bugs, etc. We hope to have the final release late August / September.

VrCommerce will be a major new release to our exiting range of eCommerce software, and addresses a number of key issues, adds a lot of new functionality, and further increases the power of our eCommerce range of software.

Features – Summary (Not a full list)

• Newly designed admin interface, very clean and more visual impacting and very fast
• Very fast frontend loading and very clean looking
• A lot more use of Ajax / JQuery within the software.
• Compatible PHP 5.3.x
• Full Documentation
Full B2B integration
Full Multi-shop integration
Full Modular System
• Unlimited Categories
• Unlimited Products
• Unlimited Manufacturers
• Full Template System
• Multi-Language
• Multi-Currency
• Product Reviews
• Product Ratings
• Downloadable Products
• Automatic Image Resizing
• Multiple Tax Rates
• Related Products
• Unlimited Information Pages
• Shipping Weight Calculation
• Discount Coupon System
• Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
• Module System
• Backup & Restore Tools
• Export / Import
• Printable Invoices
• Full Reporting System

We will also give a full list of all the features of VrCommerce, once the beta testing has been completed.

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  Server Upgrades
Posted by: vwdesigns - 13-07-10, 03:03 PM - Forum: Network Status / Server Upgrades - Replies (1)

Dear Valued Customers,

We apologies for any inconvenience caused, by these server upgrades. There will be no downtime in this server upgrade, and there will be no loss of emails. This will allow us to expand our other hosting businesses, within the Webnetics UK group.


1. Server Upgrades
2. eCommerce Users – Important Information
3. Spam Filters, Personal SSL and Shared SSL
4. Hosting Accounts – Upgraded
5. Server Backup

Server Upgrades

Following on from our system announcement in May 2010:-

If you do not know your server number, please login to your control panel. You will find this information on the first page, or just contact us and we will tell you.

We are planning to transfer all customer accounts in three (3) batches. The first (1) batch will be database driven websites the second batch will be non-database websites and the third (3) batch will be eCommerce websites.

Batch 1 (Database driven websites) – These will be transferred on Tuesday 13th July 2010
Batch 2 (Non-database websites) – These will be transferred on Thursday 15th July 2010
Batch 3 (eCommerce Websites) – These will be transferred on Tuesday 13th July 2010

eCommerce Users – Important Information

There may be a cross over point when the IP addresses are being updated, from the old server to the new server IP addresses. This can take anything up to 24 hours for the IP addresses to filter through to each ISP. Customers would still be able to place orders as normal, except these may appear on the old server. You will still receive email notification of any orders as normal, except this may not tie up with the current database on the new server.

NOTE: If you are a busy eCommerce website, we would advise you to take down your website while these IP addresses are being updated to stop any cross over orders.

If customers wish to have their website taken offline while the IP addresses are being updated, please let us know?

Spam Filters, Personal SSL and Shared SSL

Spam filters and personal SSL will automatically be updated to the new server IP addresses, as each account has been transferred to the new server.

Customers who use our shared SSL, this will be changed at the same time as we transfer all the eCommerce websites.


Customers who currently store their emails on this server, will have to download there mail by the 13th and the 15th July. These will not be transferred to the new server.

Hosting Accounts - Upgraded

All hosting accounts on this new server have been upgraded. We have now doubled the amount of pop accounts, disk space and bandwidth.

Server Backup

Please remember all our server(s) are backup 24/7/365. If you ever need your website to be restored, please drop us a email. These tapes are rotated every 3 days.

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  Resellers Accounts - FREE VrHosts Software
Posted by: vwdesigns - 24-05-10, 02:51 PM - Forum: Latest News - No Replies

We are now offering FREE client management software and domain resellers accounts to all our resellers accounts.

VrHosts is a highly customisable client management system for our Resellers, allowing you to sell web hosting, domains and add-on products to end users through your website. As well as registering and transferring domains; activating hosting packages and domains in real time and selling a range of add-on products. VrHosts will allow you to reduce costs while at the same time increasing profitability, efficiency and customer satisfaction.

All customers who are currently on our resellers plans can have this software installed on to there hosting account and also have access to a resellers domain account free of charge. This software can be accessed from within your account area.

Registrars supported by VrHosts

Webnetics (own resellers accounts)
Email (No Registrar)

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  Leased Software – eShop B2B XL5
Posted by: vwdesigns - 24-05-10, 02:49 PM - Forum: Latest News - No Replies

Virtual Web Designs are now offering additional leased software, starting with eShop PRO XL5 and eShop B2B XL5

Leasing software has become the preferred method for businesses of all sizes looking for an effective method of budgeting software solutions. If the software is going to help your business save money or make more of it, Virtual Web Designs will help you.

We are currently offering:

eShop PRO XL5 as leased software, for only £ 10.00 per month
eShop B2B XL5 as leased software, for only £ 15.00 per month

What are the Benefits of Leasing?

• Fixed monthly payments for the life of the lease
• Improve cash flow and preserve working capital
• Expense the software rather than capitalising and depreciating over a longer period
• Leasing payments can be fully tax-deductible
• Flexible payments
• Better budgeting controls
• No commitment fees
• No additional charges

What you get…

• Install Software & Setup eShop PRO*
• Latest Version of eShop PRO XL5 or eShop B2B XL5
• Software Licence for 1 Domain Name
• Domain Name - .co.uk (2 Years) or a .com (1 Year)
• eShop PRO XL5 or eShop B2B XL5 Software (Full Version)
• Hosting & email account (eCommerce) – See our hosting page for full details.
• Personal 128 Bit SSL i.e https://www.yourname.com
• Lifetime support
• Lifetime Software upgrades
• No minimum contract term
• Full Template Control, you have complete control over your shop from design to email templates, etc.
• Full Manual online
• Control Panel - Client Management System
• FREE Lifetime membership to ‘YourLocalPages.biz’
• A demo can also be arranged, if required.


Leasing for only £ 10.00 per month or £15 per month and a *one-off setup fee £ 49.99, No minimum term.

Total cost £ 69.99, then £ 10.00 per month or £ 15 per month, your can your shop up and running in 24 hours.


To Design a bespoke template for your shop will start from £ 100.00, or you can design your own template.

Personal 128 Bit SSL

With a Personal SSL your site will be accessed securely via its own domain name i.e. https://www.yourdomainname.com. A static IP address with its own secure server is configured for your site and up to 256 Bit SSL certificate registered for your organisation and installed upon it. After 1 year your personal SSL will have to be re-registered, this is already included in the monthly price.

Domain Names

All domain names are registered to you for two years or 1 year; once the domain name has been registered you will then become the legal owner (NOT VIRTUAL WEB DESIGNS). After 1 year or 2 years these will then have to be re-registered, this is already included in the monthly price.

All prices included VAT

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  eShop B2B XL5 v1.0 – Released
Posted by: vwdesigns - 24-05-10, 02:45 PM - Forum: Latest News - No Replies

After months of development to make the most robust and feature-rich eShop system even better, Virtual Web Designs are proud to announce a new release eShop B2B XL5

eShop B2B XL5 is a major new release to the eShop range of eCommerce software, and addresses a number of key issues, adds a lot of new functionality, and further increases the power of eShop range of software.

See below for a full list of improvements and additions to eShop B2B.


• All the features of eShop PRO XL5
• Customer Discount Groups
• Full Contents Management System
• New improved download manager
• Members approval system updated
• Set different price levels for customers
• Suppliers System
• Recommend Retail Price field
• Multi Product Shipping
• PDF Invoices
• Log admin actives
• Log user actives
• Log internal keyword searches
• Log External Searches
• Customer Discount
• Next / Previous Links on products pages
• Call for price option
• Admin Login as customer
• QuickBooks Export
• Batch Order Updates
• Batch Printing for invoices and packing slips
• Reports – Profit margins against sales and suppliers costs
• Google Checkout
• Amazon Payment
• Security Issues - SQL injection closed
• eShop has now been upgraded to support PHP 5.3.X
• Customer Edit Page - Now includes all information fields, including the new "voucher" entries.
• “Free Shipping" logic enhancements
• Admin Home Page content modules
• Admin Session Length control
• Admin Menus - Redesigned
• Admin Language Editor clean-up
• Purchase without an account
• Image Upload into folders
• VVC Configuration (on/off and settings)
• Email Verification (on/off and settings)
• Product Sort enhancement
• Voucher Redemption enhancements
• SMTP mail server option
• Admin URL return after login
• Shop URL return after login
• Price Formatter update (general enhancements)
• Admin Template section and header clean-up
• Full Contents Management System
• One-Page Checkout
• Newsletter Filter Criteria expanded
• Recover Abandoned Baskets
• Product Info Tabs
• Return Products System
• Product Listing blurbs
• Quantity Price Break
• Improved Export / Import System
• FAQ System
• Article System
• Events System
• Multi Products Manager
• Shop by Price
• Encrypt & Decrypt System
• Google Feed System
• Google Analytics
• Google Sitemap
• Survey / Poll System

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  Server Upgrade
Posted by: vwdesigns - 25-01-10, 08:07 AM - Forum: Network Status / Server Upgrades - No Replies

All server(s) have now been upgraded with the following:

PHP 5.2.10 to PHP 5.2.12

Subosin has also been added to the PHP for extra protection.

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  Sold - Mil-Tech Computer Systems Ltd (Virtual Web Designs)
Posted by: vwdesigns - 19-12-09, 08:16 AM - Forum: Latest News - No Replies

Dear Valued Customer,

We would like to inform all of our customers as of the 14/12/2009 Mil-Tech Computer Systems Ltd, has now been sold with it's all related internet businesses and all it’s associated trading names to Webnetics UK Ltd. Who will be taking over on the 1/01/2010. All websites associated with Mil-Tech Computer Systems Ltd. have now been updated to show Webnetics UK Ltd as the new owner.

There will be no change in your terms & conditions.

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  Power Maintenance – Sunday 6th Dec 2009
Posted by: vwdesigns - 05-12-09, 06:24 AM - Forum: Network Status / Server Upgrades - No Replies

The facility engineering team will be conducting power maintenance beginning at 02:00 GMT lasting until 06:00 on Sunday 6th Dec 2009.

Scope of work: Functional test of the new equipment installed during the maintenance on the 4th Dec 2009.

The commercial supply will be disconnected in a controlled manner by power engineers. This work will ensure the correct operation of the breakers in the Low Voltage equipment in switching the power source on to the Generators. A full risk assessment has been carried out and as an additional precaution; manufacturers will be onsite along with our data-centre engineers.

Outage: We do not anticipate any downtime during this testing.

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