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.
"This is by far the best Shopping Cart ever. It's so easy my wife can even use it!! Way to go guys.."William Haggans
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.
Permalink | 23rd April 2015 12:06
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!
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).
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!
CEO/MD & Founder CubeCart
Permalink | 2nd April 2015 09:09
We are pleased to announce the arrival of CubeCart 6.0.2.
- 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.
Permalink | 24th March 2015 13:53
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.
- 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?!
I'd like to personally wish you all the very best of success with your CubeCart powered store!
Al Brookbanks - CEO/Founder of CubeCart