/ Work in progress

Work in progress / 28 July


  • Admin: Customers, Products, Options
  • Filesystem and code library - delete files and details not necessary (from previous changes done)
  • Product details - Additional images slider - added option to choose navigation : dost and/or arrows. Default - dots
  • Product listing - allow Brand description and image to be shown (if enabled in backend)
  • After change Product listing -> What products you wish to be shown as "New", system automatically set the flag "New product" accordingly.
  • Set the new layout/functionality  for like products, categories etc. for Global discount, Shipping methods and Payment options.
  • Addon -> Global discounts totally redone. There are two categories: applied to products value and to shipping value. Can be in value/percent, allow interval, allow multiple constraints: day of week, time interval, countries and price level.
  • Addon -> Rewards points. Admin area and partial front end. Not yet enable to you.
  • Addons -> Gift certificates & coupons: database and partial admin area . Not yet enable to you.

Above two coming next upgrade in August.

  • Localization is started, the Italian version will be the first non-English implementation.


  • Admin - Edit variant - prices areas - fields related wit tax were shown even the shop was set "NO TAX PAYER" - fixed
  • Admin - Wrong setting name in Servicing - fixed
  • Admin - Spelling mistake : Prices break down => Prices break down
  • Admin - Variant details - If you have more than one variants and you delete all of them except one the system did not show hide automatically variant name - it is not shown and not relevant but you may need to change it - Fixed - Message warn you that name is NOT in use for this specific circumstance
  • Admin - product details - If you use brands for one or more products and then set "NOT USE BRANDS" switch you are not able to un-using a brand from a product. - Fixed. Brand selector and brand drop down are shown and available admin as long as any brand is assigned to one or more products
  • Featured product - not shown into sidebar even it was set to be shown - fixed
  • Front end - product details - multiply images create dysfunctionality sometimes, JavaScript library does not finish loading. Took out "fill additional image area with images" - now any additional image is shown only once, if there are more images than can be shown consumer can browse through them (on mobile just frag slider)
  • Footer - allow empty value for Contact email, if empty  email detail ill not be shown
  • Bulk Import and update area: if previous operation has error and or success and the next operation has not one of previous files then the previous one was shown as a Success or error results  - False - Fixed
  • Take out strict reference to "image" in "Brow / Upload because now system allows more files type not only images
  • If attach image to a product, the image size (WxH) was not shown immediately in attached  files list - fixes.
  • Spelling mistake attachment - multiple areas - fixed   
  • Company was restricted to 16 characters in multiple areas (My account) - Fixed, allow 254 characters
  • Upcoming icon was not shown in: Home listing sliders and non sliders,  product category listing - Fixed
  • New "featured" icons were not applied to Cart and checkout. - Fixed
  • Checkout and cart : left as icons only Free shipping and Upcoming - take out bulk discount and special icons because prices shown are more relevant,
  • Spelling mistake in Settings., multiple areas: "aftre","baground","Waranty","succesfully" . Fixed
  • Fix ambiguous/wrong variable name in Settings - Servicing area / 04 July


  • Front end:
    • Allow user to change background colour for header and all options top menu colour are automatically adjusted
    • Revamp all in home page, product listings and product description:
      • Added sliders for Ne, Special, Featured etc in home page and allow admin to select how all will be shown: slider or grid
      • Allow admin to select at item level what to be shown in "Links area" side bar
      • Allow user to add Face book stream in sidebar
      •  Added sliders in additional images
    • Changed core listing - replace all listings with Grid system (last technology allow  low perfect look on mobile devices) while your website is still shown correct in previous generation of browser (Internet explorer 9)

However by the end of this year IE9 will not be supported anymore.

  • All front end layouts was redone - all images are bigger and icons are consistent an all website areas.

Bug fixes:

  • Front end
    • - Mobile - main menu - under slide
    • Home page: No of items shown for special, new etc. did not consider values setup in admin settings
  • Admin
    • Settings - two switches with wrong type - fixed / 28 June


  • Add GTIN (Global Trade Item Number to variants, include switch use/not use in settings

It will be used to generate/print barcode for any item

  • Product bulk import:
    • Included product code and GTIN into bulk import products
    • Included tax and tax value(%) - new switch allow admin to select what [Tax ] he want to use: global or per product from csv file used.

Bug fixes:

  • [Product add] was missing =fixed
  • On delete / edit details product - filters reset and admin / shop owner loos previous filters - fixed

1.3.5 / 18 May


  • Addon -> Sliders
    • Finalized admin area
    • Change front end slider to  allow HTML text into every slide. You can even YT videos.
    • Database is ready to manage 6 areas where sliders can be used.
  • SEO improvements
    • Home page title and description & keywords  are under admin control via Settings->SEO
    • About , Contact & resellers page are automatically created using Home page meta tags, see above
    • Use Hope page title in every single page related with products
  • Scheduled job run via server "cron based mechanism ". Preparation for  newsletter. This is the single reliable way  to run specific jobs at specific times
  • Admin - Change top right menu: take out all about front end menu except [Home] and [Logout] - new window open and added link to OLALA Shopping cart docs (new window open). More to come here.
  • Newsletter
  • Admin - Files - redone layout & functionality :
    • allow  management  for compressed files: .zip (windows) and .gz (apple /linux)
    • included very last web technology: fluid pagination + bootstrap and edit details in "pop up"  
  • Admin - Orders - redone layout - included very last web technology: fluid pagination + bootstrap and edit details in "pop up"
  • Front end - Orders includes add very last web technology: fluid pagination.
  • Admin: Orders, Customers, Brands, Categories, Options and Products 
    • redone layout - included very last web technology: fluid pagination + bootstrap
    • edit details - redone: in "pop up", on close automatically update listing and does not reload current page -> it means after edit an item admin is in exactly the same position.
  • Admin - Categories
    • allow management of icon top images (if it is enabled) and automatically set an image as main if it is the single image attached
    • Always main image is on top
  • Customers :   Added "Customer code" - to be use when creating "custom variant code" when importing orders in accounting. Applicable if product you sell is customised for example: custom made suits or items with embroidery
  • Products :   Added "Product code" - to be use when creating "custom variant code" when importing orders in accounting.  Applicable if  your accounting is / will be done using [Product code]-[Variant/item code]

Your product code may start with  an abbreviation for product supplier. 

Bug fixes:

  • Upgraded the website editor to last version. It works now nicely with twitter bootstrap.
  • Reseller page was empty - Previous upgrade broke functionality - fixed.
  • Admin customers - pagination listing fixed
  • Admin product options - Options name could not be updated - fixed
  • Admin product details
    • Variants prices: the 6th level of price not possible to set - fixed
    • Basic Details : incorrect tax value when switch from "with tax" no tax and back to "with tax" - fixed / 17 Apr


  • Tools -> Maintenance:
    • Added " get products with 0 (zero) price"
    • Add check product codes (find items that use the same  code and with no code) - Product code is the unique identifier that allow bulk operations on products.
  • Product details - name of label for "Brand/Manufacturer" can be setup in admin.
  • Sign in - added two more switches in [Settings & Layout] that allow a message to be shown just above [Sign In] button. Useful when you  transfer an old system to a new one based on OLALA shopping core. Default message instruct old customers to reset their password.
  • Place holder - search box - front end: does not refer "product code" if [Use product code] is disabled in [Settings & layout]->[Products] , admin area
  • Admin - change "shop at a glance" to Overview,  took out "Options - variants" (not relevant from marketing/ financial perspective) and prepare area for visual representations (graphs)
  • Reorganize the admin left menu:
    • add new section "Addons"
    • Moved here  "Support requests",  "Global discounts" and Newsletter
    • Added new  section: Site alerts & Sliders )will be taken out from Settings and layout - make far more flexible and usable)
    • Create/adjust database structure for: Newsletter, Site alerts & Sidebars 
  • Admin - settings & customers: Take out any relation between "resellers & military"(generic names) and Access levels. It was confusing. It is defined a new term; account type that can be: consumer, reseller and military. See docs for full details. It classify users based their details & show or on  reseller page. Access level is strictly related with what data a user can see and price level is about prices an user can buy.
  • Home page - Featured, New etc.
    • added links to corresponding listings.
    • All are ordered by date when were crated (last one  it is shown the first)

Bug fixes:

  • Update NZ states- fix one zone name spelling and add one zone.
  • Small fix in layout - top area on product details - description
  • Take out from customer details - admin (until will be fully implemented) all about : points, default shipping & base currency. 
  • Fixed many spelling mistakes - settings - database
  • Delete not in use settings - database
  • Footer home page:
    • allow auto for height (full loaded text went over very bottom line)
    • Skype name was not shown even it was setup in settings
    • Changed Contact US  with Contact Us
  • Product listing - category description not shown for when open a subcategory (subcategory can have products or other subcategories) - fixed, category description is shown for all categories and subcategories.
  • Settings - show / not show quote request was not considered in backend and front end - fixed. / 12 Apr


  • Product details - front end - added "share buttons on major social media networks"
  • Add SEO metatags for specials, new, featured, bulk discounted, upcoming & free shipping pages
  • Add model and unit measure to product details. They can be used or not based on value of corresponding switches (Settings->Products)
  • Brand, model & unit  measure are shown in product details (front end) in description tab (if enabled in admin area and values are given, otherwise not shown)

Bug fixes:

  •  Breadcrumb (navigation -top) was empty if you land in product details from cart or search. Because a product can be shown in multiple categories (virtually unlimited)  no possible to show in this area all of them. Will be shown only product name. It will be improved based on users feedback.
  • Currency selector was shown on mobile devices with very small and small screen and overlap categories menu - fixed;
  • Search box overlap category icon menu on very mobile small screens - fixed
  • If a category was disabled products under that category were still visible to website users in home page : new, specials, quantity breakdown price & featured - fixed
  • Product details - multiple variants - variants not shown as "show order"  setup in admin - fixed
  • Postage computation - Australia post - Domestic - If one of the values for weight or any size are ZERO, shipping is estimated based on default values from  values from: Shipping options - Australia Post (it was NOT), Computation error is received only for uncaught computations or faulty connection with Aust servers. / 30 Mar


  • Allow consumers who did not bought a product direct from website to place repair/replacement. This is useful when shop has resellers and products are sold via resellers shops or websites. An account is automatically created for any user who use the system in this way.

Create a new section under [Shop configuration]->[Settings & layout] named [Servicing] It allows to manage behaviour and all messages related with above.

  • Replace the "send out emails" addon with a new one. All emails are sent using SMPT protocol. System is more reliable, less probable emails sent out to go in SMAP/JANK folder and allow embedded images into email body => on recipient side all emails will load images native when email is open. (very useful for newsletter module that will be available in version 1.3.5 (next weeks)
  • Create a new section under [Tools]->[Maintenance] named [Check email (system can sent out emails or not) ] and one under   [Shop configuration]->[Settings & layout] named Email smtp configuration]. Both allow to manage all about send out email via SMTP and to test if the sending out email is working (include debug parameters). Can be use as SMTP server any mail server including Google (gmail)
  • Sign up, Reseller application, Reseller application
    • Move password tooltip from top (it obstructs field value above)  the left.
    • Email address is checked after email field is left: is email already in use and it is valid email address format
    • After signup or place an application, the form that was submitted is hidden and clear message of what user should do is shown or user is redirected as per settings set in admin area.
  • Product listing - select a category : you can show or not category description, category image is shown only if exist.  Category description can be collapsed in or out. All fully manageable from admin area
  • Changes layout & functionality of settings area: database, content, functionality & layout - allow granular control over type of settings and make it more human (shop admin can  manage very easy 320 website settings, there will be more)  

Bug fixes:

  • Shop Configuration -> Settings & layout => initial load was long and some browser shown "un responsive script" message. Fixed.
  • My account - If user is military he could not access "Military details". Fixed
  • Admin - Orders list - orders no shown to shop admin - Fixed (bug generated by previous changes into database structure)
  • Signup, Reseller application & Military application area:
    • Ambiguous information on rights side - fixed
    • Spelling mistake and ambiguous  settings name (redirection area) - fixed
    • Wrong redirection (it was page reload not redirect to  other page as per settings info and data) - Fixed. / 23 Mar


  • Add [warranty & repairs] as addon to [Support requests] module
  • Admin - customers list - add Access level, Access levels columns are shown or not based on  global settings use/not  use access level / price levels
  • Admin - customer details - all data about price level and access level are shown or not based on number of price/access levels set and based on  global settings use/not  use access level / price levels. Move common data (right side) on top.
  • Start "bulk processing" - admin area )products, categories, files)
  • SEO - improve home page listing from search engines robots (all in this page is coming in conventional way not via asynchronous requests)

Bug fixes:

  • Sidebar- if categories have not setup "show order"  they were order by #ID - now if sort order is missing they are sorted by category name (alphabetically)
  • Admin - products details - fixed behaviour about variants prices if you switch a product from "with TAX/ with NO TAX)
  • Front end & admin - support - create support request - select order, were shown in drop down orders of all consumers - should be only current user orders. Fixed.
  •  Admin - support requests - shop owner cannot see support request list if he act like a consumer in front end  - Fixed.
  • If "Do not buy" or "do not show prices" was sent ON in admin - Home page : new, specials etc show prices -> Fixed, prices are not shown.
  • Site wide - modal box (pop up widow) that allow collect and process data in multiple areas did not allow scroll into the box in specific circumstances (browser/OS) - Fixed.
  • Reset password - after user press [Rest password] button, a message was shown but what happened it was ambiguous because user may not notice the message. Now all reset password area is cleared and a relevant message is shown.
  • Admin - customer detail - take out temporary "rewards point" data - module is not implemented in checkout (not finalised yet)
  • Admin- add product - if global settings about TAX is set TAX = 1 ad value tax = 10% for example, tax percent value was NOT set to new created product - Fixed

1.3.4 / 04 Mar


  • Support tickets - front end and admin - finished.

Made this module to be able to support any further requests, it integrates all about conversation with website customers regarding orders.

  • Added granular control for maintenance mode or if you wish to disable "buy": if "Disable buy" = 1 you can set do not show prices : set "Do not show prices = 1". This switch is "global", overwrite anything else and is considered only if "Disable buy" = 1.

To allow people to buy some products and do not buy other then set "Call for price" @ product level

  • Allow shop admins to have (on top of administrative rights) exactly  the same behaviour like any normal consumer: they can have specific access level & price level, add to cart and place orders and can see "my account area". Extremely useful if they want to see front end from different access levels and prices.
  • Admin - Orders - Search by date - allow to search filling in only start or only  end date.
  • Checkout - After order is submitted user is not taken to checkout if  a second identity and validity order checks fail. To external payment gateway is sent the order unique identifier and not only order no. It will help to identify for real the order and know exactly if however someone try to make a face payment.
  • Add mode details to help shop owner to fill in "settings" details:
    • Countries and taxes:

Currencies computations depend of datils below.

If you have business registered in multiple countries please fill in [Apply tax], [Tax name] and [Tax %] if you are TAX payer in any of these countries.

If you are TAX payer (VAT,GST, etc.) in a specific country all users from that country who will purchase products from a warehouses located the country, will be charged with TAX.

Otherwise they will not be charged with TAX.

  • Websites:

Currencies computations and date/time related data depend of datils below.

Country and state here are where your company is registered.

If you are TAX payer (VAT,GST, etc.) all users from this location (country/state) who will purchase products from a warehouses located the same location, will be charged with TAX.

Otherwise they will not be charged with TAX.

  • Admin- Tools - Bulk price update: automatically fix possible human errors related with TAX (system automatically fix not only prices but TAX value (%) based on "has/has not" TAX value in source csv file )
  • Home - top slide - It is fully configurable:  show more than one image per slide, speed, autopay timer, show/not show navigation dots & arrows
  • Footer fully customisable (show hide most of links from Information, Customer service, Extras and My account
  • Admin - product edit - added a switch so you can hide/show [Quote request]  tab for any product, anytime.

If you disable this tab globally in settings then this switch is not shown at all.

Bug fixes:

  • Footer Pinterest icon not shown - Fixed
  • Global (admin and front end) -
    • if products has NO TAX


  • value inherited into database from bulk price update or because shop set with TAX and on product creation it was set with  TAX


  • All computation ignored "NO TAX" flag of this product and all prices were shown "WITH TAX"
  • Front end - Unusual long product name (>90 characters)  create mess in layout in product listing - grid - Fixed.
  • Two debug checkpoints left active one in front end and one in backend. Took them out.
  • Footer - Help & Support - user not login pointed to home page , made it to point to login page (only logged in users can use this area
  • Home top slide - fix the background (it was transparent and when left/side images were shown it was messy layout.
  • Product details, some products did not shown [Quote request tab] - Fixed. / 02 Mar


Add "Amazon web services" line in footer - increase trust.

Bug fixes:

  • Admin - Edit product -  Options:
    • Cannot delete an option value assigned to current product if that option was in use by any other product - Fixed (an option value cannot be delete only if it is in use on current product - is un-assigned from that product)
    • If options value name of two different option were the same for example : Option = COLOR has an option value = BLUE and option = Background colour has an option value = BLUE then was a totally mess when was about adding both Options with the same option value name to a product. - Fixed You can have now a product with: Colour: BLUE and Background colour: BLUE
  • Front end - if "show sidebar on home page" was setup FALSE - the [categories] button was shown however on mobile devices. When user land in home page and click on it and nothing happen (error) because that area was disabled. I took out this button in this specific circumstances. User use top right menu button to navigate.
  • Reseller and military application confirmation email was sent to website_admin_email - Fixed.
  • Quote request was not finalised - quote request data was stored in database but emails were not sent out (build email templates and finalised emails sent out). Checked - all is good now.

1.3.3 / 23 Feb


  1. Add Payway - Westpac payment gateway
  2. Allow to show / hide currencies selector (header)
  3. Add Support & Help quick link in footer
  4. Allow to show hide most links from footer area: shipping, new, special, featured, bulk discounted, upcoming and order history & support
  5. Set new switches to quick allow/disable login & registrations (overwrite granular access to signup and registration for users, resellers and military)
    • Allow login only for shop admin
    • Enable disable global user registrations and applications
  6. Allow user to customise footer and add his SSL provider logo, website must have an setup SSL (all data transfer between website and user browser has to be encrypted)

Bug fixes

  1. Admin - Product details - if product is marked as "have tax" the filed "tax value" on screen had value taken from "settings" but into database was zero. - Error generated by buggy "price import" and/or "product creation" - Fixed all areas: product details, import , product create.
  2. Take out "Add to cart" from home listing (specials, new …) make it like in product listing - avoid problems related with top button summary cart and products with variants.
  3. Consistency - Footer - change: Bulk discounted to Bulk Discounts, Upcoming  to Upcoming Products / 22 Feb


  1. Make access level system more coherent:
    1. "Consumer" access level is predefined and cannot be deleted. It is automatically assigned to any user when user is created.
    2. A user can have assigned at a moment of time ONE only access level. 
    3. A products or a document attached to a product can have assigned ONE OR MORE access levels, it means that product or document can be visible to users that has assigned different access levels.
    4. To be visible to not logged in users, a product must be made visible to "Consumer" (have assigned consumer access level.

Bug fixes

  1. Show product files/documents attached did not consider document level of visibility (access level) - fixed

1.3.2 / 13 Feb (end rollout)


  1. Add on " Top icons categories" (front end and backend)
  • Can be disabled / enabled -> changes in admin area categories listing and category details
  • Being enabled:
    • icons can be shown or not in front end
    • There are two modes:
      • static icons(& links);  the same for all pages and does not matter if it is selected a category with subcategories, with products or product details
      • Dynamic; top icons are different based on what page / category user select
  • Being disabled, does not matter what was setup in categories area icons are not shown
  1. Add new switches (improve functionality):
  • Sidebar can be shown or not on home page
  • Big (wide screen) image to be show just above footer
  1. Allow extra html content to be added just above and under home page content (at this moment it needs our assistance)
  2. Enable Military applications (settings)
  3. Sign up, apply for reseller and apply for military account - system capture and store IP where user perform this action.
  4. Admin - customer details:
  • Compact address area and allow admin to see all addresses used by the consumer (were shown only the first two)
  • Show :
    • the IP The where user signup, includes a link to retrieve geo location of that IP (details and map location) -useful to compare with shipping/billing - anti fraud.
    •  last order details (no., date, status, value and link to order pfd
    • No and total value of orders (status: paid, shipped and received by consumers) and link to orders of current customer
    •  how many times customer  login into the system
    • Last login: date & time, from what IP and link to details about that IP 
    • Shop owner can reset user password, emails are sent out to both user and shop owner and action is recorded (includes date/time, the IP and who reset password)
    • Add military details
    • Add reseller details
    • Add all data related with reseller page including map (if enabled in settings)
  • Admin - Shop configuration->offices, websites, warehouses:  write details about how to get lat/lon for contact page, google map and how to disable google map on contact page, get time zone and give brief details about what means access level and price level
  1. Admin - [Shop configuration] - Settings - Multiple improvements, make easy to understand and set switches and values (signup, applications, global and more
  2. Front end - My account
  • Add company to profile details area
  1. Front end (global) - add option to hide / show line just above footer
  2. Front end - Contact page - add option to send contact form without any protection against spammers

Bug fixes

  1. Site wide - wrong access level per user computation - fixed
  2. Query database error on "Fix products breakdownbyqty filed" - fixed.
  3. Emails sent out - broken links for password reset, sign in and sign up - fixed.
  4. Admin -Sort by and way to show products (listing) were displayed and have no functionality when subcategories of a category were listed - Fixed (they are shown only when products are listed)
    • Subcategories listed were sorted by category name - different order from those in sidebar. - Fixed. Are sorted by category order (set in admin) , the same order -> sort by name, ascending
  5. Admin - Price level - "Consumer" access level cannot be changed/deleted (it was possible). It come preloaded.
  6. Admin - ambiguous option name in [customers] All users (enabled & disabled) changed to  [All statuses]
  7. Admin - when delete option and option value, the  system did not check if it is or not in use (products variants)  - fixed, error message is shown if applicable.
  8. Front end - if a link to a product is known, a user can see it does not matter if it is disable or he has no access level to see it.  It is fixed (admin can see it in any circumstances - allow product preview before making it enabled for example)
  9. Front - My account - reseller - update,  was obsolete code.
  10. Fixed spelling mistake "This" to "This"

Known bugs/under development areas (none of them is critical)

  1. Admin - customers - listing buggy - does not search in customers, problem if more than 50 customers - high priority bug, will be fixed next days. - Temporary fix - list all users (no pagination).
  1. Product additional images - Number of additional images shown on mobile = 4 and or desktop =6 (scrolling slide is under development).

Finally it will include one video (from YouTube)

  1. Admin - file attached to product - If you attach a PDF document and if you wish that in frontend the default "pdf image" to be replaced by your image you cannot upload that image in this area. To work around please go to Files and images - admin main menu, upload your image and then come in product files area , select your document, find the uploaded image and click on [Set] button.
  1. When applying for reseller or military user must be able to use his current email address (DO not be required to create a new account)
  2. If Home page is set - "no sidebar", when turn a mobile device from portrait to landscape active width area does not adjust. To show correct,  home page has to be reloaded.

1.3.1 / 07 Jan (rollout)

Known bugs/under development areas:

  • Product additional images - Number of additional images shown on mobile = 4 and or desktop =6 (scrolling slide is under development).

Finally it will include one video (from YouTube)

  • Admin - file attached to product - If you attach a PDF document and if you wish that in frontend the default "pdf image" to be replaced by your image you cannot upload that image in this area. To work around please go to Files and images - admin main menu, upload your image and then come in product files area , select your document, find the uploaded image and click on [Set] button.

Improvements / Addons

  • Front end - Product details
    • Variants area - improve layout (balanced all items)
    • Main image product - improve layout
    • Home page allow background image or colour to be set for main content sides areas
    • User know how many items from a product / variant are already in cart
    • Tabs area (descriptions, specifications  etc) hide anything that user insert and go over device wide allocated area.  Keep layout under control.
  • Font end - header cart :
    • Add total  quantity in cart (see settings)
    • Cart summary show full details about every item in cart: product name, variant name and SKU
  • Front end -  header - improve layout (balanced all elements)
  • Front end - if category has no image the image of the first product that has image assigned is shown.
  • Admin - Product details - allow to select or not supplier currency if shop owner select to use (it  was default shop default currency)
  • Admin - product edit - details - [upcoming date] was always shown - now it is shown only if you set [show upcoming] true
  • Admin - configuration
    • Global discounts - Free Shipping - Add Restrictions - can be applied to specific countries
    • Increase no of additional product image to 10 (from 5) - only
    • Add setting
      • allow shop admin to setup text colour of phone number (top header)
      •  home page slide can be set in 3 positions: right to sidebar, above sidebar in layout wrap,  above sidebar screen wide. One image per side can be attached (include links)
      • Cart area - what to show in variants listing in front end if variant image is not set : nothing, generic image "no image" or main product image
      • Cart area - set cart icon colour and background colour
      • Use stock control and messages - global switch. If set "false"  then stock control and messages ae disabled in product details, cart, checkout and order (include pdf)
  • Admin - Maintenance - Products - Fix listing issues (new, featured, specials etc.): improved functionality

1) Disable all products that have not any variant enabled

2) Update "is_new" product switch in all products based on value set in [Settings]>->[Products listing]->[Products marked as new ]

3)Set "upcoming" product switch in all products as following:

- Switch "Upcoming" @ product level (per every product) set on "NO" take precedence over upcoming date

- Set as NOT upcoming only those products set as upcoming but with upcoming date current date or in the past

- All products set as NOT upcoming stay always unchanged

4) Set "on special" product switch in all products as following:

- Switch "On special" @ variant level (per every products variant) set on "NO" take precedence over special dates: start & end - Set as variant "On special" OFF only those variants if current date is out of interval start / end setup for that variant (when that "On special" is valid)

- Set as product "On special" OFF only those products that has not any variant enabled and with "On special" set ON

- All products that have "On special" OFF stay always unchanged.

5) Set "break down by qty" product switch in all products as following:

- Switch "Breakdown price by Qty" @ variant level (per every products variant) set on "NO" take precedence over Breakdown dates: start & end

- Sets as variant "Breakdown price by Qty" OFF only those variants if:

 . current date is out of interval start / end setup for that variant (when that "Breakdown price by Qty" is valid)


 . there is no quantity range setup for this "Breakdown price by Qty"

- Sets as product "Breakdown price by Qty" OFF only those products that has not any variant enabled and with "Breakdown price by Qty" set ON

- All products that have "Breakdown price by Qty" OFF stay always unchanged.


  • Admin area - Multiple spelling mistakes
  • Admin categories:
    • can be edited any category (not only the first 8)
    • Listing - was shown the first image and not the main category image - fixed
  • Admin listing - was shown the first image and not the main category image - fixed
  • Admin brand - can be edited any brand (not only the first 8)
  • Admin variants - currency symbol in variants listing was wrong - fixed
  • Admin - files - file title not shown in listing - fixed
  • Admin - customers - select default shipping method  was not working due previous database change - fixed
  • Admin - search in categories was case sensitive - it is case insensitive
  • Admin - Way to create product variants was not implemented in "products area" and Product options was always accessible - fixed
  • Admin - product variants 
    • did not accept double quote (") in variants name - fixed. Variants name can contain /,' and "
    • Beak down by qty area ->layout
  • Admin - product edit -all areas - product preview was not working - fixed
  • Admin - if category is deleted, its data stay on screen. Fixed, after deletion you are taken to listing (filters & search are kept)
  • Resellers page was accessible even the reseller application was disabled. Add new switch in Shop configuration->Settings & layout and fix it.
  • When  a consumer place an order / try to pay an order he was not redirected to Paypal or "thank you" page. Bug generated by multiple  changes related with shipping/payment  modules - fixed
  • Take out [Add to cart] from product listing - it creates confusions and most important it is not possible to write in such small area all messages about stock management (low stock are delivery delays etc..)
  • Fixed subcategories listed under a category. Were listed all subcategories regardless access level or "has or not products enabled"
  • Fixed header - social media area (there were broken images)
  • Product details
    • on click on additional images or variants images main image was reduced - fixed
    • Resource tab - file title not shown- fixed
  • Sidebar - title for "new, featured, specials … " box has tile as it is input in Admin -Settings-Sidebar area (was shown an integer 0/1)
  • Orders details (front end & admin area) and order pdfs 0 add what shipping method was selected by customer during checkout (not only shipping value)

1.3 / 31 Dec (rollout)

Improvements / Addons

  • Admin edit product:
    •  automatic SEO metatags are created for any product, category and brand based on product, category & brand name. Meta title, keywords and description can be improved (change it).
  • Admin - Shop configuration:  more easy to understand/use and consistent as following
    • Take out [Modules] area - not relevant for shop owner
    • Created 3 distinct options menus: [Shipping options], [Payment options] and [Global discount]
    • Eliminate all data redundancy in admin menu
    • Prepared database to allow shop owner to manage front end menus (user logged in or not)
  • Admin - Customers :
    • Allow filter by price level
    • Show price level in list
  • Admin - Products :
    •  Added [Preview] button in listing and details - new window open with product details in front end . Products is preview with the access level shop admin has assigned to himself. If not enable it is not shown.
  • Admin -Configuration - Currencies :
    • Write basic details how to use this area
  • Admin - Create new area [External APIs (codes)]
    • Allow shop owner to manage all tracking codes : google, Microsoft and more - SEO stuff.
    • Included into system Google analytics. However these codes must be generated by the shop owner on Google platform.
  • Admin - Maintenance - Create new area [SEO - Create, update and submit (using "ping") shop sitemaps ]:
    • Shop owner can create on demand and submit to Bing and Google sitemaps on for : products, categories &  brands. The robot.txt is created as well (for Ask search engine).

All details about manual submission and website monitoring via Webmaster tools are provided

  • Front end - Shipping estimation (cart not logged in, checkout, order pdf):
    • Changes to include new create shipping module/option (Store pickup) and allow easy to include further shipping modules / options.
    • If there is no shipping method available then relevant message is shown, consumer is advised to contact the shop owner.  
  • Front end - Checkout
    • Partially redone all checkout computation related with new area - [Global discount modules]. Here will be added more global discounts (points and value based)
    • for Pay by credit card - allow to add full message not only phone number to call
  • Meta data (SEO) not generated correct for categories and brands - bug generated by version 1.2.6 database alteration - fixed
  • Admin - Shop configuration -> Currencies -> set wait message and automatic data refresh when "Update rates" - It was  no message, operation may take longer and shop owner did not know what is happening.
  • Admin - access level - a not in use access level was not possible to be deleted - fixed
  • Admin - product variant  listing - if product has TAX in listing was shown RRP price was ex GST - fixed
  • Configuration - Currencies -> reload automatically page when  update rates and add/delete a base currency
  • Add currencies Id in Admin Currencies - this ID is still needed in Shop configuration where drop down currencies list names is not available
  • Admin - Configuration- Websites : State and Currencies labels were mixed up - fixed.
  • Checkout - Notes area - take out "save/undo" - make it the same like all My account area as behaviour.

1.2.7 / 20 Dec (rollout)


  1. Allow Admin setup how products has to be listed when user / admin select a category:
  • Show only products that are into that category (direct assigned)
  • Show products that are assigned to that category and all its subcategories


  •  there are distinct settings for admin and frontend
  • System allow a category to have assigned subcategories and products
  1. Product listing -> allow search by code in Admin area
  2. Search be code-> allow the word "code" to be not case sensitive. (Mobile device use to capitalise)  -Admin and front end
  3. Brands - admin -> allow to input meta tags for SEO
  4. Categories -admin
  • allow to input meta tags for SEO
  • allow assign image two images : one to be shown in product listing and one to be shown in top  icons bar (if that bar is enabled from admin)
  • allow write HTML formatted description (fully WYSIWYG editor)
  1. Create top bar - quick access to specific categories - what will be shown in this bar is set from every single category (admin)
  2. Items stock control and keep orders content under control:
  • Allow admin to select from Settings area all messages shown to user and related with "keep under control" the stock at variant level. 
  • [Cancel] & [Refund] are not reversible. On cancel or refund status you can choose to apply "restock". As long as items are still into website stock will be updated. You can change these two status with no restock. 


  1. Price update - include in sample details about inc./ex. TAX
  2. Direct deposit and Westpac payment gateways - database content
  3. Settings->Websites - time zone was not stored
  4. Admin - products details:
  • when upload product image always set new image as "main" - fixed
  • when upload image and this is the first one - set up main automatically
  1. Bulk discount TAB in product details was not showing correct content if product has multiple variants with bulk discount
  2. On submit an order the order date was date when the first item was added to cart (order), fixed to be date when consumer click on [Confirm order]

1.2.6 / 13 Dec (rollout)


  • Renamed the url:  /olalashop-account to /my-account
  • Add Pinterest to email header and website footer (configurable from Admin->Settings
  • Checkout, addresses -> change button name [Change] to [Update address]
  • On "Create new product" - "stock related fields" are automatically populated from default setting from [Settings warehouse]
  • Added email notification fully customisable for change order status and tracking shipping for orders (admin and my account)
  • Added "CC by the phone" as payment method
  • Allow customisation of payment method text shown in checkout for PayPal and pay by cc by phone (add text)
  • Product listing: show products not assigned to any category, that has not a brand assigned
  • Product listing: search by code: product and supplier


  • Do not allow browser to cache any page in : my account, cart and checkout (stop any error generated by upgrades applied to website). When a new version is applied - all js and css files are forced to be load from server
  • Implement "check valid addresses on order submission" - fix: even user has cached page and even they have basic issues with JavaScript order  is NOT submitted if any of addresses is not filled in correct.
  • [Order no] replaced the [order ID] in email subject: consumer & shop owner. It is included into pdf file name.
  • Take out temporary the "autocomplete search" in all areas where "brose files" where included -> files with names that contain ' and " broke that area. -> HAS to be fixed properly next versions.
  • Make resources with "consumer level access" visible to  [not logged in] users
  • Spelling mistake: [All type] ->  [All types]
  • Consistency: [File & Images] replaced with [Files and images]
  • Resource (Product details): file size: Size: Size: -> file size: Size:
  • Checkout - consumer note - delete default text "street address" in input box  
  • Checkout - any address change will  unselect any selected billing method - sometimes billing method shown selected even into database was not -> false error. This action empty the error message area as well.
  • Price update - display 2 digits after decimal point  (all prices were rounded to integer)
  • Sign in, Signup areas: Icon "!" changed when fill in fields
  • Top pdf image (company logo) - allow to setup specific  image for this area to fit perfect into that area. It was website logo
  • Generate order pdf - in specific circumstances the pdf was not generated because product images could not be located on server - fixed it.
  • My account: Profile and Addresses was not working properly on mobile (error generated by previous upgrade).

Simplified and made it to behave correct.

  • Admin and front end  - product listing: a product assigned to multiple categories was show in the first category only. Fixed.

1.2.4 / 07 Dec (rollout)

  • Improvements:
    • Clear specify on checkout that PayPal payment gateway accept CC, no need PayPal account to pay
    • My account addresses - made aware consumers what fields are mandatory in order to submit an order
    • Checkout - does not allow order submission if shipping and billing does not have:
      • Full name
      • Street address
      • City/suburb
      • State/District
      • Postcode
      • Country
    • Made [order no] independent of order record ID -> orders will be in sequence: 1,2,3 and so on. Applied to order details, listing and pdf in admin and front end
    • Settings->Prices level - easier to use and resilient to human error on adding new price levels
  • Finalised
    • Admin area "Tools -> Import"
      •  Brands
      • Products
      • Customers
    • Admin area "Tools -> Update"
      • Prices
      • Stock
      • Sizes/Weight
  • Fixed bugs:
    • not shown address street line#1 and full name in order details and order pdf
    • show summary shopping card and not detailed shopping cart content in checkout
    • Spelling keyord -> keywords
    • Spelling asigned -> assigned
    • Order - PDF generator ->  allow images with spaces into image file name.

1.2.3 / 06 Dec (rollout)

Import Customers, Brands & products

1.2.2 / 03 Dec (rollout)

Improve user experience:

  • Login, signup, application, lost password, change password -> navigation with tab key and submit from with Enter key
  • Clear specify which fields are mandatory
  • Show / Hide password entered - easier to use
  • My Account : Profile, Password & addresses -> navigation with tab key edit/save field content with buttons and go into/get out from any field (all extremely fluid)

1.2.1 / 28 Nov (rollout)


Make settings safe for admins/ allow changes for me


Made all main listings to be consistent (as layout and functionality): orders, categories, brands, categories, options, files


Added to all above the [Enter key] functionality – made far more convenient for user.


Make all about adding variants (myob records). admin can even add new options to a product and create new variants or have add variants in “free style” direct to a product.


Move check/fix products into Tools area

1.2 24 / Nov (start rollout)


Import, Update, Code check areas


Make settings safe for admins/ allow changes for me


Show payment methods in checkout only they are enabled


Direct debit - - domestic - do not show overseas bank details

1.1.1 / 16 Nov


1.1 / 13 Nov


Initial release, 02 Oct


Prior release / 03 Jan - 01 Oct



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