New features in OXID eShop version 4.5

OXID eShop 4.5.0 comes with a revamped store front and more great enhancements such as

  • Introduction of themes
  • Theme and module specific configuration
  • Unlimited multi-lingual shops

Screencast

Length: 4:07 minutes

This video introduces you to the new additional theme called ‘azure’.

Revamped Store Front Design

OXID eShop 4.5.0 start page

New home page design.

OXID eShop 4.5.0 category page

Category overview page.

OXID eShop 4.5.0 product view

Product details view.

Check out the completely redesigned store front that ships with the 4.5.0 beta release. Beautiful, isn’t it?

It includes

  • a clean layout,
  • interactive roll-overs,
  • a grid and line view switch for lists,
  • image carousels,
  • tag clouds,
  • support for user-generated content (UGC),
  • easy social media and multi-media integration,
  • cross-sells of related products,
  • and more.

Introduction of Themes OXID eShop 4.5.0 Beta themes in admin

Additionally to the basic theme you already used in former versions, we introduced a new template set (theme) called ‘azure’. You can now switch between this themes from the admin panel. It is possible to adapt an existing theme by inheriting it to a new one or you can create a new theme from scratch.

Learn more in the Wiki page about themes.

Theme and Module Specific Configuration

Theme and module specific configurations can now being stored in the database. Learn more in the release notes.

Unlimited Multi-lingual Shops

Due to limitations of MySQL database tables, the number of languages for multi-lingual shops has been limited in former versions. By changing the database architecture, we implemented a high-performance solution for this issue.

Beta Version

For the first time, we have released beta versions prior to a stable release and it worked out really well. Thanks to all the beta users and testers who helped us finding bugs and making the final release better! Thanks also to Shoplupe and Trusted Shops to help us with usability and legal aspects. During the beta phase we informed the beta users about the latest developments in a newsletter for beta testers.

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