Latest Updates
9.12.00 introduces a new JSON API
Posted by Wayne Smith on 30 October 2018 08:32 AM
9.12.00 introduces a new JSON API for building external integrations:
  • Access control can be configured on the API Tokens tab of the Users screen
  • Full documentation is available at

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Miva Merchant 9.12 is Now Available
Posted by Wayne Smith on 30 October 2018 08:27 AM
Miva Merchant 9.12.00 Release Notes New Features
  • New Order Workflow module allows orders to be segregated into queues based on user-configured criteria, and for automatic actions to be performed in response to order creation or modification.
API Changes
  • Feature not_ordr (API version 9.12 or newer):

Urgent for All Admin Users — Two-Factor Authentication is Here
Posted by Wayne Smith on 29 October 2018 11:33 AM
Action Required — Set Up Two-Factor Authentication for All Miva Admin Users

The upcoming Miva 9.12 release enables two-factor authentication for all Miva administrator accounts. This is an important security feature that helps to keep your store and your customer data safe from external
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New Blog | It’s Time to Bring Your Catalog Business Online
Posted by Wayne Smith on 23 October 2018 08:52 AM
Your catalog-based business could be costing you customers.

Are inch-thick wholesaler catalogs wasteful, tree-killing doorstops or irreplaceable business tools? The answer may vary depending on who you ask, which is why many B2B wholesalers are wary of moving their catalog-based business online.

Businesses that manage complex products and high SKU counts are often skeptical that an eCommerce store can handle their B2B sales. While this concern is certainly valid,
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Miva Blog - How To Convert Your Entire Miva Store to HTTPS
Posted by Wayne Smith on 05 May 2016 10:18 AM

HTTPS has always been a core part of any ecommerce website. If you’re accepting personal information online, including credit cards, you must have an SSL Certificate to encrypt the data. Typically, a website was only served over securely (HTTPS) on Account and Checkout Pages. General shopping and browsing was done over unencrypted HTTP. Over the past couple of years, that is starting to change. Google now prefers the entire site to be served over HTTPS to protect the visitor.
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End of Life Software and Non Compliance Fee Change Updates
Posted by Wayne Smith on 06 May 2015 02:54 PM

As Miva has evolved, we’ve built a unique, hybrid Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that allows our customers to retain the control and independence of distributed software, while having the easy upgrades we’ve all come to expect from SaaS platforms. It’s time we refine and formalize our policies on when software is officially EOL (End of Life), and update our Non-Compliance Fee (NCF) policies accordingly.

Most Software-as-a-Service platforms
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ReadyTheme Developer Videos
Posted by Wayne Smith on 27 October 2014 09:30 AM

For anyone looking to build ReadyThemes (or you just want to learn more about how the new ReadyThemes works) We just released 5 new developer videos which walk through the Base Developer Framework as well as a overview of the main ReadyTheme features and functionality

We'll be continuing to add new ReadyTheme videos however, if you have any
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Miva Merchant 4.x PA-DSS Update and End Of Life Announcement
Posted by Wayne Smith on 13 July 2010 07:35 AM

Dear Miva Merchant 4.x Customers,

As many of you already know, July 1, 2010 was the mandatory deadline for all payment applications to become PA-DSS Validated. This requirement impacts all payment gateway providers, swipe terminals, and shopping cart vendors like Miva Merchant.

PA-DSS Validation is different from PCI-DSS Compliance. Both are implemented and governed by the PCI Security Council, but in order to maintain your PCI-DSS Compliance as a
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Credit Card Security Code ( CVV2 ) explained
Posted by Jim McCormick on 21 July 2009 10:11 AM

Credit Card Security Code ( CVV2 ) explained

What is the CVV2?

The CVV2, Credit Card Security Code is the number found on the back of most cards. It's usually a three digit code, and it's purpose is to ensure that the person using the card for a purchase actually has that card IN THEIR HAND.

Why ask for the CVV2?

There are LOTS of ways that criminals can get their hands on lists of stolen credit card numbers. Getting hold of matching CVV2
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