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  1. Last Mod date should never be blank on the Products as this information is used on the sitemap xml. Even if the field is imported as blank.

    Last Mod date should never be blank on the Products as this information is used on the sitemap xml. Even if the field is imported as blank.

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      1 comment  ·  Potential Quick Fix  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      The LastModified date should now be properly populated whether updating via tableviewer, individual product or category page, CSV import, or XML import via the API.

    • Make the checkout with PayPal more prominent in the basket or add it to the checkout page

      Lots of customers contact us because they can't figure out how to checkout with PayPay. The button isn't prominent enough, so they miss it, go to the standard 'checkout' and phone up frustrated that they can't pay with PayPal.

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      • Pop up windows for EVERY PAGE??? STOP them, please!!!

        Pop up windows are now being used for EVERY window. "Are you sure you want to leave...?". There used to be pop ups only when I had made a change on a page and it was helpful, i knew I had an unsaved change. Now you have popups on EVERY page and it will not even let me close a page without clicking on the pop up. Then a second pop up window pops up and asks if I don't want to see this message anymore, click the box. Clicking the box does nothing except give me a second pop…

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        • Search Button within Product Page - Admin - NOT the grid

          (Posted on Janet's behalf - Jeff R)

          I'm talking about the actual product page on the back end. Once you click into a product, where settings can be updated, there needs to be a search button from this page. So we don't have to go back to the products table.
          https://www.screencast.com/t/ZN5WmGd96oxW

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            0 comments  ·  research  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Restrict users the import feature without the ability to "clear entire table (delete all records)

            Hello, I have a question, is there anyway we can restrict the user to use the import feature without the ability to "clear entire table (delete all records), and replace with this import file"

            It can potentially delete everything if this user accidentally selected this option.

            I have included a picture showing this, please let me know asap.

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              0 comments  ·  Potential Quick Fix  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hello!

              When the option to ‘Delete all existing data…’ is selected when importing data on the Inventory > Import/Export page, a modal now displays with the following content:

              Delete all existing data (there is no undo for this function), then replace with the contents of this file

              This will permanently delete the entire contents of the selected table and replace it with your file. Should your file be rejected, the contents of the selected table will still be deleted as the first step.
              0 Yes, I am certain I wish to delete the contents of this entire table
              0 No, I wish to cancel and select another import option
              [ ] Don’t warn me again

              Thank you!

            • Add H1 tags to Product Names Automatically for better SEO

              This is standard across the board for all the other major eCommerce platforms. Seems like a super simple fix.

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                7 comments  ·  Potential Quick Fix  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                A new config variable has been added to the Settings > Config Variables options called ‘Use H1 Element for Product Details Title’. This will be checked by default for all new stores (and demos, once the switchover to the reskin is completed). It was left off for existing stores as many merchants have manually added H1 tags to their product pages and we didn’t want the tags to be duplicated.

              • Fix it so we can again use the Marketing/Social feature to send messages to Facebook business pages.

                I was able to send messages to my Facebook personal profile page via the Marketing/Social page. BUT, it failed to send messages to the business page associated with my personal profile. YES, the business page was created from within my personal profile. In fact, the Marketing/Social logs in to both just fine. Facebook just won't accept the messages to the business page.

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                  0 comments  ·  research  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hello!

                  The issue preventing posting as a business page through Volusion has been resolved. It MAY be necessary to remove and re-add the Volusion Social application in Facebook to completely address this issue.

                  1: Go to Marketing > Social and Sign Out of your Facebook account via the Sign Out link.
                  2: Go to your Facebook account and log in.
                  3: On the top right, click the drop down arrow next to the lock symbol and click SETTINGS
                  4: On the left side, click Apps
                  5: Find the Volusion Social app (it may be necessary to click the ‘Show All’ link) and click the X next to it. Follow the instructions to remove the app.
                  6: Go back to the Marketing > Social page in your store. Click Sign In for the Facebook option.
                  7: A popup from Facebook will be presented to you. Select the account from which you…

                • Allow specific customers be able to pay with different methods.

                  Our local customers like to use our website to place orders but some have an open account with us already. If you could make it so the payment option "PO #" shows up as an option BUT ONLY for specific customers, and not everyone. I don't want to confuse my other
                  customers that we accept PO #'s from just anyone.

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                    13 comments  ·  Potential Quick Fix  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Incorrect Product Schema for Pricing

                    When analyzing all of my products pages, I noticed the Schema.org/price is not correct on the backend code. The Price is defined like this:

                    <span itemprop="price">$57.00</span>

                    This is incorrect.

                    It needs to be set up like this
                    <span itemprop="priceCurrency" content="USD">$</span>
                    <span itemprop="price">57.00</span>

                    A simple code fix but I am not able to do this as it appears elsewhere in a file im do not have access to. Google does not like incorrect schema and it is restricting my pricing to display properly on SERPS. Please fix this.

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                    • Restrict the import overwrite option of "Clear entire table (delete all records), and replace with this import file"

                      Please restrict the feature of "Clear entire table (delete all records), and replace with this import file" in the import.

                      It is kind of dangerous if I want one of my staff to perform the batch update of the product inventory.

                      If he clicked this option, it will wrap off my entire data.

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                        0 comments  ·  Potential Quick Fix  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hello!

                        When the option to ‘Delete all existing data…’ is selected when importing data on the Inventory > Import/Export page, a modal now displays with the following content:

                        Delete all existing data (there is no undo for this function), then replace with the contents of this file

                        This will permanently delete the entire contents of the selected table and replace it with your file. Should your file be rejected, the contents of the selected table will still be deleted as the first step.
                        0 Yes, I am certain I wish to delete the contents of this entire table
                        0 No, I wish to cancel and select another import option
                        [ ] Don’t warn me again

                        Thank you!

                      • Sitewide HTTPS

                        As part of continuing SEO improvements, https sitewide is becoming more of a requirement. I believe it was being looked at, but thought would just add this here. Not many ecommerce platforms offer this, so could be a real bonus for Volusion merchants all round!

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                          9 comments  ·  research  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          The feature Christopher noted has been released. The config variable can be accessed via:

                          https://www.domain.com/admin/TableViewer.asp?table=ConfigSetup&IsASearch=Y&submit.search.x=search&FriendlyName=secure+storefront

                          Keep in mind that:
                          This only applies to Volusion-managed ASP files (including the SEO Friendly versions of those pages).
                          It will not automatically redirect:

                          Custom ASP, .NET, or HTML files that have been uploaded via FTP
                          - properly coded, ASP and .NET pages can be designed to automatically redirect to secure pages. HTML files cannot.

                          image files (images uploaded via the software, such as product photos, category photos, logos are not impacted by this)
                          JavaScript files
                          CSS files
                          font files

                          If these are hosted on your Volusion store, making sure your references are:
                          -absolute references to the secure URL (src=“https://www.domain.com/v/filename.jpg”; vs src=“http://www.domain.com/v/filename.jpg”;)
                          -leave off the protocol entirely (src=“//www.domain.com/v/filename.jpg”;)
                          -use relative links (src=“/v/filename.jpg”)

                          If you have hard-coded links to third party sites in your template, articles,…

                        • Account validation via email

                          I don't want to give customers access as soon as they sign up for an account. I want them to click on confirmation link before they account is valid. That allows for a quick verification of email account (and we can avoid all the scammers)

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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Hello!

                            You may now utilize the Google reCaptcha on all storefront submission forms, including email subscriber. Additionally, even when not using the new reCaptcha feature, our old captcha is now present on the email subscriber page.

                            For information on implementing this new feature, please review this knowledge base article:
                            http://helpcenter.volusion.com/design-your-website/do-it-yourself/using-recaptcha-to-block-spam-on-submission-pages

                            Based on the initial comment, it sounds as if you would rather use the members only option for your store. This prevents making purchases until after you have approved an account. For more information on members only storefronts, please review this knowledge base article: http://helpcenter.volusion.com/run-your-business/other/members-only-purchasing-and-browsing

                          • I have made my "process orders" page as small as I can, customized my columns and I still cannot see all the columns. I have to scroll all

                            I have made my "process orders" page as small as I can, customized my columns and I still cannot see all the columns. I have to scroll all the way to the bottom then use the slide to move far enough right that I can see everything. PLEASE make changes to the page.

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                            • captcha verification for account registration

                              We are getting dozens of spam customer sign ups every day through the new customer registration form. This is making it difficult to manage our customer database and has a flow on effect of spam details going into our MailChimp and Salesforce platforms.

                              Please add a captcha verification as we do not have access to change the fields in the registration form.

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                                6 comments  ·  Potential Quick Fix  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Hello!

                                You may now utilize the Google reCaptcha on all storefront submission forms, including email subscriber. Additionally, even when not using the new reCaptcha feature, our old captcha is now present on the email subscriber page.

                                For information on implementing this new feature, please review this knowledge base article:
                                http://helpcenter.volusion.com/design-your-website/do-it-yourself/using-recaptcha-to-block-spam-on-submission-pages

                              • Volusion Https Nightmare

                                We Switched our store to https several years ago only to find out that volusion do not redirect http to https and resulted in duplicate content being created. This result in our site loosing seo ranking, we then switch back to http with hopes of fixing duplicate content issue, but now that https is becoming a requirement volusion still have not fix this issue, This feature is a simple fix it's a matter of only installing a simple script to redirect http to https. That Volusion tech support refuse to do instead volusion rather see your site suffer from duplicate…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hello!

                                  Under Settings > Config Variables, perform a search for:

                                  Force Secure Storefront

                                  in the name field. Check the box and save changes. If your store has an SSL installed and the ‘Full Secure Store URL’ is set to https://www.yourdomain.com/ , any access to Volusion-supplied storefront pages (products, category, articles, shoppingcart.asp, one-page-checkout.asp, etc) will automatically redirect to the secure https page if accessed on the http page.

                                  Please note that custom pages (those you have uploaded via FTP), images, CSS, and JavaScript files that are directly accessed or referenced in user-defined code will NOT be redirected.

                                  To further clarify, this does not impact product or category images uploaded via the storefront software, but would access any third-party hosted images to which you provide links.

                                  Thank you!

                                • Add Search link onto Inventory->Products default grid page.

                                  There used to be a search button on the main Products page. Now, to search for a product you have to go to the list view which is an extra step and very time consuming when editing many products.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Potential Quick Fix  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Could you add date-timestamps to your ideas/postings?

                                    I would find it incredibly useful if I could see when a discussion was started and when replies and/or solutions were posted in these fora. It would help me to know whether my concerns are new or have been decisively dealt with at some point in the dim and murky past.

                                    It would also implicitly give an idea how active the discussion topic is being monitored.

                                    Thanks in advance!

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                                      completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Potential Quick Fix  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Date and time on order page

                                      When a customer places an order online there should be a date and time stamp. Customers who use purchase order or payment other than credit card for payment, so we should be able to see when an order is created. In this example, you will see it says customer place order "Today"

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                                      • Coupon counter

                                        Add a field in the coupon area that displays how many times a certain coupon has been used.

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                                          6 comments  ·  Potential Quick Fix  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow PNG photos to upload for product display. It is limited currently to JPG and GIF.

                                          Allow PNG photos to upload for product display. It is limited currently to JPG and GIF.

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                                            completed  ·  Abhinav Kumar responded

                                            You can now upload PNGs for product photos. Thanks to everyone who supported this idea.

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