Miva Merchant 9.8 (9.08.00) is Now Available!
Posted by Wayne Smith on 08 March 2018 02:14 PM
· New Square payment module
· New Combination Facets module allows facets to be constructed from multiple component parts. For example, it could be used for an auto parts application (Year/Make/Model), etc.
· The Custom Fields module now supports multiple-value fields. These fields can store more than one value per product.
· The Braintree payment module now supports advanced fraud filtering through their Kount service.
· The Template Based Emails module now supports pending subscription emails, which are sent N days before a subscription is scheduled to be processed.
· The CHASE Orbital Payment Gateway payment module now supports username/password authentication.
· Apple Pay now provides better error messages/handling when used with iOS 11 devices.
· Facet Rules now allow a facet to be displayed, hidden (but active, if a value is passed) or disabled entirely.
The buySAFE module has been removed.
22469: Payment: Unable to complete checkout using PayPal express when limiting payment methods to PayPal express.
25066: MMTextEditor: Make 'URI' & 'Display' fields bold when inserting hyperlink
25076: MMTextEditor: 'auto' & 'Auto' do no behave the same when editing image dimensions
25200: Specifications: Subscription Reminder Emails
25312: MMTextEditor: Feature Request: MMTextEditor: Add ability to enable/disable spell check on a per-editor basis
25441: Module: marketplaces: Marketplaces: Google Shopping: Variants which have images and are using the selected variant Google Shopping image do not get uploaded
25452: MMTextEditor: Feature Request: MMTextEditor: Add local/global setting management
25454: MMTextEditor: Feature Request: MMTextEditor: Add ability to change displayed font size/color/family for source mode
25480: Module: mvga: Subscription orders display zero quantity in Google Analytics
25484: MMBatchList: MMBatchList: MMBatchList_Column_TextArea: Inline editing multiple records and changing the first record's textarea updates the last records textarea instead
25486: Module: applepay: ApplePay: International postal codes are not handled correctly
25492: Module: marketplaces: Marketplaces: Etsy: Listing descriptions should not be limited to any character limit
25493: Facets: Facets need to account for products hidden when out of stock.
25500: Database Layer: Setting a product to inactive should update Product.lastupdated/cache_ver values
25523: Module: applepay: Apple Pay transactions fail to complete on iOS 11
25525: Module: marketplaces: Marketplaces: Google Shopping: Duplicate product images should be shown on the product settings screen
25526: Module: marketplaces: Marketplaces: Google Shopping: Product images and how they are built and handled need to be reworked
25527: Module: marketplaces: Marketplaces: Google Shopping: Deleting a product does not delete all associated sNN_MP_GoogleShoppingXXX data
25566: Module: marketplaces: Marketplaces: Google Shopping: Add image_id back to the sNN_MP_GoogleShoppingItemImages table so it can track image records
25583: Module: marketplaces: Marketplaces: Etsy: If creation of listing variants fails, the entire listing should be deleted
25584: Module: marketplaces: Marketplaces: Etsy: Item image type records are not deleted when a product is deleted
25594: Module: mailchimp: MailChimp: Multiple incorrect currency codes
25595: Administrative Interface: product_update_lastupdated_relatedproduct slows down batchlist product deletion considerably.
25601: Module: upsxml: Update API endpoint URLs 25602: Module: mailchimp: Full sync task should delete the webhook when everything has been synced OR on error
25605: Module: cmp-cssui-addressfields: CADE, g.Address_Default_Shipping and g.Address_Default_Billing do not get set correctly
25606: Subscriptions: Subscriptions: Next order date gets saved to midnight server time, but displayed in admin as merchant local time
25652: Module: discount_volume: Volume pricing table becomes duplicated on products when more than one price group is assigned to a category.
25653: Module: discount_saleprice: Sale Price input field is duplicated on the edit product screen
25656: Module: cmp-cssui-prodlist: In advanced mode, the "Calculate Predicted Discounts and Sale Price" checkbox must be checked to get sale prices
25891: MMTextEditor: MMTextEditor: Z-Index issue causes line numbers of other editors to be displayed above table settings overlay
25894: Database Layer: Scheduled tasks, Perform Module Cleanup Tasks, takes too long when there are a lot of baskets.
25902: Discounting Subsystem: Product variants are not excluded from discounts when the master product is excluded.
25903: Module: discount_addon: Product added to the basket via the Add on product discount are missing the sku value.
25909: Administrative Interface: Edit order, order items, discount line item shading is not consistent across the table.
25915: Module: stdschtasks: Precalculating discount prices generates too much i/o and does not complete with a large number of discount signatures
25938: Administrative Interface: Admin: Orders: Need to add check to see if the inline edit button exists before calling Show/Hide
25939: Administrative Interface: Admin: Customer Orders: Need to add check to see if the inline edit button exists before calling Show/Hide
25946: Price Groups: PriceGroupCategory_Update_Assigned returns as blank when logged in as a non-admin user
26035: Facets: Attribute template facets that overlap with product attribute facets can cause 0 records to be returned when selected.
26037: MMTextEditor: MMTextEditor: Source Mode editor does not position cursor correctly when typing
26070: Facets: Facet codes that contain & in them do not get properly encoded for page numbers
26124: Template Import/Export: TUI_HTML_Parse_Tag_Start does not read the last character in the buffer
26125: Template Import/Export: Page Import will fail if two items that have an external file template are located too close to each other
26147: Gift Certificates: Fatal error during checkout when purchasing a Gift Certificate in MYSQL strict mode.
26150: Administrative Interface: User Preferences: Stores are not visible for administrators who are not store managers
26174: Module: canvat: Wizard_CanVat_Content_GST: g.Wizard_CanVat_GST needs output encoding
26175: Module: devat: Wizard_DEVAT_Content_Add_Rate: g.Wizard_DEVAT_Add_Rate needs output encoding
26176: Module: devat: Wizard_DEVAT_Content_Product_Rate: g.Wizard_DEVAT_Product_Select needs output encoding
26177: Module: vat: Wizard_VAT_Content_Product: g.Confirm_Rate_Message needs output encoding
26178: Module: vat: Module_Wizard_Summary_Field: g.Wizard_VAT_Prompt needs output encoding
26179: Module: readytheme: ReadyTheme: Product Listing in Advanced Mode does not properly export image settings to frameworks
26181: Facets: Duplicate facets appear at runtime when 2 or more product list items are assigned to the same page.
26262: Module: chasepaytech: CHASE Paymentech Orbital Gateway: Mode provisioning tag sets the outputted values backwards
26266: Module: customfields: Custom Fields: Missing security preamble in JSON functions
26330: Facets: Attributes facets with mixed case don't work at all in MivaSQL
26332: Module: customfields: Facets with mixed case are handled differently in MivaSQL than in MySQL
26355: Facets: Category Facet Rules List displays incorrect value for Handling
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Miva Empresa/Mia/Script Compiler v5.31 Release Notes
Posted by Wayne Smith on 08 March 2018 10:10 AM
New Builtin Functions
miva_joinstring( input var, join_with, flags )
25940: crypto_base64_decode should not require padded "=" in order to successfully decode
26092: The compiler outputs an invalid engine version for every command line parameter
26134: Output::Write_Compressed_Full can read past the end of the buffer
26186: FunctionManager::Read should validate all values read from the binary
26188: Dictionary::Read should validate all values read from the binary
26189: VariableHash::Read should validate all values read from the binary
26190: LocalizedIndex::Read should validate all values read from the binary
26191: LocalizedDictionary::Read should validate all values read from the binary
26192: SegmentManager::Read should validate all values read from the binary
26193: TaggedFile::Header_Read should validate all values read from the binary
26194: TaggedFile::Directory_Read should validate all values read from the binary
26204: config3x_setconfigvalue leaks memory 26216: TaggedFile::Section_End doesn't grow directory entries properly
26221: LocalizedLanguages::Read should validate all values read from the binary
26310: MivaVM::localize / MivaVM::localizev need to ensure the dictionary is loaded
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Miva Blog - Shadows | Revolutionizing Miva ReadyThemes
Posted by Wayne Smith on 07 March 2018 01:44 PM
Over the last year, our team has been working diligently to engineer a brand new framework for our ReadyTheme website templates. Last quarter, we introduced you to Elements, the revolutionary new raw foundation for which all of our new ReadyThemes will be based upon.
Now available for download, Shadows is the newest addition to our extensive ReadyTheme library and is undeniably, our most polished ReadyTheme yet. Each component of the Shadows ReadyTheme has been artfully crafted for desktop and mobile shoppers to provide the best user experience possible from the sleek storefront design, to the robust product pages, and all the way through to the checkout process.
The Shadows ReadyTheme elegantly showcases the sophisticated capabilities of our native faceted search functionality along with a collection of other new features designed to help ecommerce storeowners build the best online shopping experience possible. Learn more about the new, native ReadyTheme functionality below.
New Out of the Box Functionality in the Shadows ReadyTheme
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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. They are even giving sites that are all https a small ranking boost.
While serving every page over HTTPS adds some additional server overhead and can cause the page to load slightly slower, the additional time should be unnoticeable to the visitor.
This tutorial will walk you through step by step how to convert your Miva store to be entirely served over HTTPS. While the actual implementation and changes are relatively simple, making sure everything is done correctly is extremely important. If done improperly there are negative customer experiences which can occur, such as getting insecure warnings on pages and negative SEO consequences which can damage your rankings – both of which you want to avoid.
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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 don’t give you a choice when it comes to upgrades – you simply login one day and your platform has been upgraded for you, whether you like it or not, and whether it negatively impacts your business or not.
Miva has chosen a different path. While providing the type of seamless upgrades and updates people have come to expect from Software-as-a-Service, we don’t force you to upgrade before you’re ready. The downside to this path is that, often times, people will choose to run out-of-date software; and in this day and age, it’s simply not a wise, safe or prudent choice to run out-of-date software.
We specifically created and use the Non-Compliance Fee program as an economic incentive program to encourage people to update their stores regularly.
For example, in my opinion, it is simply not safe to run any version of Miva Merchant prior to 5.5 Production Release 8 Update 7 (which was released on October 16, 2012, over two and a half years ago), yet we still have many customers who choose to run Miva Merchant 5.5 PR8 Update 6 or older (including people still running 2.x stores, which was released way back in 1999).
Going forward, Miva Merchant software will be considered EOL (End of Life) when either of these 2 circumstances are met:
1. Software has been officially Non-Compliant due to normal software releases, from the perspective of PCI software updates, for more than 12 Months. In other words, 15 months after the release of a new update, software will officially become EOL.
2. Software that is Non-Compliant due to a security release, from the perspective of PCI software updates, for more than 3 months. In other words, if we mark an update as a security-focused update, per the terms of PCI compliance, older software will be considered EOL 4 months after the security update is released.
What impact does Miva marking a product as End of Life have on you, the merchant?
First and foremost, it means we will not, under any circumstances, release a patch, update or upgrade for that version. The most common use cases would be either an API change by a provider (say for example USPS changes its rating API, we will not be releasing an updated USPS module to work on any EOL version of Miva Merchant).
Second, when there are system-level security changes (such as POODLE in 2014), we will not be releasing a patch or engine upgrade to keep EOL software fully operational on modern Operating Systems.
Non-Compliance Fee program changes:
Currently, we have a varied Non-Compliance Fee program that means you pay a different fee depending on if you’re hosted by a third party or directly with us; and, if you’re hosted with us, your fee varies based on the plan you have.
Going forward, we’re standardizing our Non-Compliance Fee program to a flat rate program. Your NCF will be $50 per month, if you’re running Non-Compliant but non-EOL’d software; or, it will be $100 per month, if you’re running Non-Compliant and EOL’d software.
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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
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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,
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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
# Innovative Gateway
What if you process your orders through a terminal and it NEEDS CVV2
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