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What is CubeCart?

Whether you are a retailer looking for an online store or a webmaster seeking an ecommerce solution for a client… CubeCart is a powerful free ecommerce solution enabling thousands of merchants globally to sell digital or physical products online.

"I love the flexibility of CubeCart. Out of all the rest, I know I made the right choice this time for my shopping cart."Cyle Philipson

Latest News


Reminder: Software License Switch Off (15/Feb/16)

Our software license server will be switched off at 9am (GMT) on Monday 15th February 2016.

Please refer to the following announcements:

Numerous other announcements have been made via Twitter and facebook and a bulk email has been sent to all customers with a legacy software license key (no longer sold). 

Permalink | 5th February 2016 12:40


CubeCart 6.0.10 Released

We are pleased to announce the availability of CubeCart 6.0.10 which fixes a couple of issues in 6.0.9 concerning error reporting and remote server requests. 

Download: CubeCart-6.0.10

Permalink | 21st January 2016 12:08


CubeCart 6.0.9 Released

We are pleased to announce the availability of CubeCart 6.0.9 which is a maintenance release further improving stability and reliability

What's new?
73 issues have been resolved. 
- redirect from admin/ to admin.php has been removed.

Example:
https://www.example.com/store/admin.php - Correct
https://www.example.com/store/admin - Incorrect

Download: CubeCart-6.0.9
 

Permalink | 13th January 2016 10:55


Successful year for CubeCart and plans for 2016

I thought it would be appropriate to write a short piece to reflect on the successes of this year and to let you know our plans for CubeCart in 2016.

Statistics for 2015

  • CubeCart has been downloaded 72,000 times (excludes web hosting auto installers).
  • Well over 6,000 new CubeCart version 6 stores have been recognised.
  • There have been 209 new extensions with over 48,000 downloads.

Moving to an open source model was not without risks and to switch from a business model that was already working to something calculated to be better was a big deal. CubeCart's future is dependant on the success of the company backing it and from the support of our highly valued developer community. We are pleased to say that after just six months the company started trading at a profit again. This is about 200% faster than we forecast. CubeCart is now in a period of sustained growth and we are looking forward to sharing the fruits of this with you.

What's new for 2016?

We intend to continue developing CubeCart under the free open source GPL 3.0 software license. In particular 6.0.9 will be made available in early January before our development roadmap for 6.1 is finalised. We'll also be hiring extra support technicians to join our small friendly team and plan to extend our businesses operational hours. 

I'd like to personally thank all of our merchants and developers for helping to make 2015 such a fantastic year. I wish you all a very happy holiday and for all the best for 2016. 

 

Alistair Brookbanks
CEO/Founder CubeCart Limited
 

Permalink | 22nd December 2015 09:02


License system switch off deferred to 15th Feb 2016

Due to the significant level of traffic our software license server is still receiving we have put off the software license system switch off until 15th February 2016.

Our staff will reach out to any stores that have still been logged calling the software license server over the next few weeks.

For more information please see the original announcement below:

https://forums.cubecart.com/topic/49845-important-software-license-system-switch-off-7dec15/

 

Permalink | 4th December 2015 07:43


Crucial Reminder: Software license system switch off (7/Dec/15)

For more information please see our announcement from June 2015.

Permalink | 4th November 2015 09:32


CubeCart 6.0.8 Released

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CubeCart 6.0.8. This is a maintenance release which includes three low risk security patches for issues 795845 and 846.

Download: CubeCart-6.0.8

Permalink | 5th October 2015 14:25


Introducing the £1,750 Skin Design Competition Winners!!

We are thrilled to announce that the following three responsive skins have been chosen as the winners of our recent design competition. These are available to download now in the extension marketplace.

Developing a new theme is a massive amount of work and we would like to give a huge thanks to all those that entered.

1st place (winning £1,000) - Galaxy X Premium Skinmaster.jpg
 

2nd place (winning £500) - Clean Skinmaster.jpg

3rd place (winning £250) - Minimaliser
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Permalink | 1st October 2015 11:16


PayPal SSL Endpoint Upgrade to SHA-256

We are aware that many of our merchants received a message today from PayPal concerning service upgrades. 

PayPal is upgrading the certificate for www.paypal.com to SHA-256. This endpoint is also used by merchants using the Instant Payment Notification (IPN) product.

What do I need to do?

The good news is that you shouldn't need to do anything. Your CubeCart powered store should continue to work fine with your existing PayPal extension. For those who would like reassurance we have released new version of both the PayPal Standard and PayPal Pro & Express Checkout extension which has a new IPN test tool. 

You can obtain the latest version of each extension below:

Once installed please navigate to the extensions configuration screen where you will find a "Test Endpoint" tool as shown in the screenshot below.

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If you have any questions or concerns please do submit a technical support ticket.

Permalink | 11th September 2015 08:17


CubeCart 6.0.7 & 5.2.17 Released

In the light of today's security announcement we have two new releases.

What's New?
CubeCart 6.0.7 - This is a maintenance release with 88 issues resolved including a patch for today's security announcement. 
CubeCart 5.2.17 - This only patches today's security announcement

Download
Both of these releases are now 
available in the download area of our website. 

Permalink | 7th September 2015 11:02


Critical Security Issue: Admin account hijack

A critical security vulnerability has been brought to our attention by Fernando Camara. If an administrator's email is known to a hacker it may be possible to take control of the account and have complete access to the store's control panel.

Affected Versions: 5.2.12 to 6.0.6 

To patch please download the following files and replace them over your existing ones. It is then recommended to login and change all administrator passwords.

CubeCart v6 Patch: classes/admin.class.php (GitHub commit: 2bee289)
CubeCart v5 Patch: classes/admin.class.php (GitHub commit: 353d39b)

CubeCart 5.2.17 and 6.0.7 will be released later today patching this vulnerability.

Many thanks to Fernando for reporting this issue in such a responsible manner. At CubeCart we take security as our number one priority. We apologise sincerely to anyone who has been victimised by this issue. The issue was first reported to us at 12:50pm on Sunday 6th September and patches have been released in less than 24 hours.

Permalink | 7th September 2015 09:30


CubeCart 6.0.6 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of CubeCart version 6.0.6.

What's New?

What's Memcached?

Memcached (Mem-Cache-D) is a general-purpose distributed memory caching system. It is often used to speed up dynamic database-driven websites by caching data and objects in RAM to reduce the number of times an external data source (such as a database or API) must be read.

Our demo store uses Memcached but CubeCart also supports Memcache, APC, XCache and native "Files" cache. If any of these systems are available CubeCart will use them automatically. Please turn debug mode on in the "Advanced" tab of your stores settings to find out what cache engine CubeCart is currently using. 

Download: CubeCart-6.0.6.zip

Permalink | 23rd June 2015 11:19


Important: Software license system switch off (7/Dec/15)

!!! THIS HAS BEEN DEFERRED UNTIL 15TH FEB 2016 !!!

In just over six month time (Monday 7th December) we will be switching off our software license key server. This means that the admin panel of your store will cease to function if;

  • your current store is powered by CubeCart 5.2.14 or below.
  • you current store is powered by CubeCart 4.4.7 or below.

CubeCart version 6 and version 3 will be unaffected.

How can I tell which version I have?
Please login to the admin side of your store. On the dashboard (the first page after login) there may be a "Store Overview" tab. Clicking this should show your specific version number. If this tab doesn't exist there should be a "Store Overview" box on the dashboard which shows the specific version number. Alternatively it is possible to find the version number in the ini.inc.php file which should be found in the root folder of your store.

If your store is powered by version 5 or version 4 and lower than the version numbers specified above please read on as action is required.

There are two options available.

Option 1:
Upgrade to version 6 (recommended), version 5.2.16 or version 4.4.8. Please find instructions on our helpdesk. This will bypass the software license system.

Option 2:
Download the latest version of the major version you are on (v4 or v5) and replace the admin.php file (found in the store's root folder) with the one from the newer package. This will bypass the software license system.

All versions of CubeCart can be downloaded here: https://www.cubecart.com/download

Permalink | 5th June 2015 09:19


CubeCart 6.0.5 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of CubeCart version 6.0.5.

What's New?

  • 69 Resolved Issues
  • Removed support for SSL on "Sensitive Pages Only".
  • Optional field added for short description for products.
  • Quick shipping quote on basket ("Foundation" skin only).

Download: CubeCart-6.0.5.zip

Screenshot below shows how shipping quote can be obtained before check out process is initiated.

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Permalink | 1st June 2015 11:16


CubeCart 6.0.4 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of CubeCart 6.0.3 and the subsequent release of 6.0.4. This is a maintenance release which has a number of bug fixes to improve stability.

Download: CubeCart-6.0.4.zip

Permalink | 23rd April 2015 12:06


CubeCart £1,750 Template Design Competition

EDIT: The deadline for entry has been extended to 1st September 2015

With the release of CubeCart v6 and its open source model our popularity is increasing rapidly. We want to celebrate this with a template design competition giving away some really generous cash prizes! 
 
The Prizes
1st Prize: £1,000 GBP (approx $1,500 USD)
2nd Prize: £500 GBP (approx $750 USD)
3rd Prize: £250 GBP (approx $375 USD)

 
The brief is to develop a responsive CubeCart v6 theme that will work on small, medium and large devices. To qualify for the prize it must be added to our CubeCart Extensions Marketplace by July 1st 2015.
 
The prize draw will be judged by our staff on 1st August 2015. Reviews and user feedback will play an important role in our decision. Prizes will be paid out by CubeCart Limited in early August (UK company number 5323904).
 
FAQ
How do I create a custom template for CubeCart v6?
We recommend downloading the latest build of CubeCart v6 here. Then follow stage 1 of our helpdesk article but using the "Foundation" skin (instead of the old "Vanilla" template) as a starting block for your design. This article was written for CubeCart v5 but the exact same process can be used for v6. There is no requirement to use "Foundation" as a starting block this is just a recommendation but if you do please refer to their documentation for support. 
 
Can my skins be commercial or does it have to be free?
It can be free or commercial. That's up to you.
 
How do I receive the prize money?
All prizes will be paid via PayPal or bank transfer if UK based. 
 
Can anyone enter?
Yes anyone at all from anywhere in the world can enter so long as the work submitted is yours or you have written permission to submit it on behalf of someone else. 
 
Do you have any other tips?
If you can create sub colour themes it would be beneficial. Sub-themes can be defined in the config.xml file of the skins root folder.
 
How do people review my design and how will it be judged?
Once submit to the extensions marketplace it is possible to click a link to "Write Review" on its main listing page. User feedback and reviews here will play an important role in our decision. We can't promise that the review with the most feedback and highest rating will win but it will help us a great deal. 
 
That's it.. I'd like to personally wish you all the very best of luck!
 
Sincerely,
 
 
 
 
Al Brookbanks
CEO/MD & Founder CubeCart

Permalink | 2nd April 2015 09:09


CubeCart 6.0.2 Released

We are pleased to announce the arrival of CubeCart 6.0.2. 

What's New?

  • Foundation Framework upgraded to 5.5.1
  • Depreciated "Orbit" slider replaced with "BXSlider".
  • Backup tool can now skip images and downloads files.
  • Three new code hook locations.
  • Low risk XSS security vulnerability patch.
  • 40 GitHub issues resolved.

Download: CubeCart-6.0.2.zip

Permalink | 24th March 2015 13:53


CubeCart 6.0.0 - Available Now!

It is of great pleasure to announce that CubeCart v6 final is now available to download. This means the beta testing period is over and it is considered ready for use in live environments. Since the first beta released approximately nine weeks ago 321 bug fixes and enhancements have been made.

I would like to give a huge thank you to all those who have been involved in the beta testing period as this would not have been possible without you. 

Key Points:

  • CubeCart v6 is Open Source and 100% Free!
  • You can upgrade from v3, v4 & v5 to v6.
  • Technical support plans are available for experienced web masters and those with little or no technical expertise at all.
  • Developers can submit their extensions into the CubeCart >Extensions Marketplace.
  • CubeCart v6 is ported from v5 which means existing v5 skins and extensions are forward compatible. 

So... what are you waiting for?!

Download: CubeCart-6.0.0.zip

Download: CubeCart-6.0.1.zip - (Fixes upgrade skipping beta SQL changes .. >more)

I'd like to personally wish you all the very best of success with your CubeCart powered store!

Al Brookbanks - CEO/Founder of CubeCart

Permalink | 10th March 2015 09:44


CubeCart 6.0.0b7 Released

CubeCart 6.0.0b7 is now here. It has 41 bug fixes and feature enhancements. Many thanks to all those who have taken the time to report any issues found. 

Download Here

Permalink | 4th March 2015 12:59


CubeCart 6.0.0b6 Released

CubeCart 6.0.0b6 is now here. It has 60 bug fixes and feature enhancements. It has been given a lighter and fresher look with expand/collapse memory added to the main navigation.

Download Here

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Permalink | 23rd February 2015 16:48


CubeCart 6.0.0b5 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of CubeCart 6.0.0 Beta 5 which has 34 more issues resolved. 180 issue have been resolved since first beta which is an average of 45 per release.
 
Many thanks to all those who have reported and assisted with any issues found so far. If you do find a problem please help us by reporting them in our GitHub Issue tracker.
 
Download: CubeCart 6.0.0b5.zip

Video Tutorials

We are in the process of making a number of video tutorials. If there are any in particular you would like to see please do let us know.

Permalink | 10th February 2015 16:26


CubeCart 6.0.0b4 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of CubeCart 6.0.0 Beta 4. All reported bugs have been fixed and a number of enhancements have been made. 

If you haven't tried v6 yet now is a great time to do so. It's very close to final but we need your help to find any remaining trivial bugs prior to this. At the time of writing this there are no bugs reported at all. 

Thanks to everybody who have take time to report any issues found and for your continual support. 

Download: CubeCart 6.0.0b4.zip

Permalink | 29th January 2015 15:41


CubeCart 6.0.0b3 Released

We are pleased to announce the launch of the third beta release of CubeCart v6 which includes 40 bug fixes and enhancements.
 
Again.. a huge thanks to all those who have contributed.
 
Download: CubeCart-6.0.0b3

Permalink | 22nd January 2015 19:27


CubeCart 6.0.0b2 Released

We are pleased to announce the launch of the second beta release of CubeCart v6 which includes 39 bug fixes and enhancements

Many thanks to all those who have tested it and contributed to any issues found. 

Download: CubeCart-6.0.0b2

Permalink | 13th January 2015 12:07


CubeCart v5.2.16 Released

CubeCart 5.2.16 has been released which overcomes a critical bug in 5.2.15 concerning the display of product options. This bug should not found its way into this release and we apologise sincerely for any inconvenience caused. 

A full changelog can be found in our v5 GitHub account.

Download: CubeCart-5.2.16

Permalink | 8th January 2015 18:42

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