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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.

"Having tried many many free and commercial carts in PHP, ASP and ASP.NET I finally discovered CubeCart. It has to be the best one I've ever used. Easy to administer and easy to modify."Keith MacCutchan

Latest News

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)

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.


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).
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!
Al Brookbanks
CEO/MD & Founder CubeCart

Permalink | 2nd April 2015 09:09


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