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DJ-Catalog2 update to version 3.9: new features

26 November, 2021

We are happy to announce that the new version of DJ-Catalog2 - shopping cart and catalog Joomla extension has been released. The update brings plenty of new features that many of the extension's users have asked for.

Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the reading.

We have also made a video about new features. Click here or scroll down to see the video.

Important: If you are an existing DJ-Catalog2 user, please read carefully what has changed before updating the component, remember to do the backup first and if you encounter any issues during the update, contact us to get assistance.
The most important changes you should check are user extra fields and templates for email notifications as in these areas the biggest changes appeared.

7 Most Important Changes in DJ-Catalog2 v. 3.9

#1. User Extra Fields

In former DJ-Catalog2 versions, all user attributes such as name, address, the phone used to be hard-coded, and it was not possible to create custom attributes without changing the code of the application.

Now it has changed, and we introduced a system that allows controlling customer attributes more flexibly and creating custom fields.

You can change the order of these fields; you can set where a given field is to be displayed, there is much more flexibility of the component. 

Although the change is seemingly invisible from the front of the page, there are big differences in the component settings.

Learn more about Customers / Users attributes and extra fields

dj-catalog2 user extra field

#2. Multilanguage Support

Specific categories, products, producers, or extra fields can now be assigned to different languages. And also, you can associate the contents of a different language between themselves.

Core support for multilingual sites

dj-catalog2 multilanguage list

#3. Custom Order Statuses

There is a new feature allowing administrators to manage order statuses more flexibly. You can now change their names, title, or description. 

Order statuses can have a specific meaning, such as sending e-mail notifications dedicated to individual statuses (it's possible to assign an order status to a specific email notification), display a more detailed description for each status, or generating an invoice when the order has been paid.

Other additional features include the ability to indicate the default status for paid and the status for new orders (logged-in users or visitors on the site).

Learn more about order statuses

dj-catalog2 order statuses

#4. Templating System for E-mail Notifications

You can now easily modify the contents of the e-mail notifications and create your own templates.

Previously, templates for email notifications were already defined, and the introduced change gives the possibility to create and edit their content (HTML code) in the Joomla backend.

What's more - you can access the log of all the messages sent by the component. For this, there is a database of sent emails, where you can find them.

Learn more about Email templates & messaging

dj-catalog2 message template

#5. Action Log Support

The component is integrated with Joomla!'s logging system. The "action log-DJ-Catalog2" plugin is used for this purpose. You can monitor different types of activities performed by your users.

Learn more about the User Action log plugin

dj-catalog2 action log support

#6. Stats Module for Administrators

The Admin Stats module displays e-commerce statistics in the back-end panel.

Learn how to use stats module for DJ-Catalog2

dj-catalog2 admin stats example

#7. Slider Layout for Items Module

The new version of the DJ-Catalog2 "Items Module" received an alternative layout (slider). You can select how many products should be displayed per slide, per row, and column.

Learn more about the Items module

dj-catalog2 slider layout module

Remaining Changes & Improvements

  • Automatic labels / badges

Products can now be labeled automatically when a pricing rule (e.g., discount) has been applied to them.

Labels - badges & automatic labels

  • Possibility to disable invoices or send them via e-mail

Invoices, proformas, waybills - PDF documents

  • A new type of field - Textarea - in Product customizations
  • "Catalog mode" (i.e., simplified/limited version of the component) has been removed

Video Walkthrough

JM Zone Store Joomla Template Update

Along with the DJ-Catalog2 version 3.9 release, we've updated the JM Zone Store eCommerce WCAG and ADA Joomla template from Joomla-Monster.

The template's update brings some improvements including updated overrides for DJ-Catalog2 3.9.0, CSS style adjustments for the new version of DJ-Catalog2, and few bug fixes.

This template is based on the DJ-Catalog2 extension and offers a responsive store experience (inspired by Amazon marketing tricks) across the full range of devices. 

Use it to sell your products online easier than ever.  

Know more about JM Zone Store Joomla template

Check JM Zone Store demo site

zonestore joomla template

More About this Update

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