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What's new in nopCommerce 3.50
What's new in nopCommerce 3.50

NopCommerce 3.50 was released on Monday Dec 8th. We have compiled a list of the more important features in the new release. So do read on to see how nopCommerce 3.50 builds upon an already great system and makes nopCommerce even more functional and fit for more and more ecommerce businesses.

Rental products

One of the most notable new features in nopCommerce 3.50 is the support for Rental Products. Any product can now be a rental product. The price of such a product is not final but is for a specified period of time.
If you edit a product in the administration you will see a new Is rental set...

Some of the coolest nopCommerce websites use Nop-Templates products! - vol. 2
Some of the coolest nopCommerce websites use Nop-Templates products! - vol. 2

Since our last blog post “Some of the coolest nopCommerce websites use Nop-Templates themes and plugins! vol. 1”, many new websites has been added to the extensive nopCommerce showcase. We are happy to see some really good additions to the nopCommerce family and equally proud that many of them use our themes and plugins

We have decided to keep a regular update of these websites as they are an excellent showcase for nopCommerce and Nop-Templates products.  If your nopCommerce website is as cool as these, drop us a line in the comments or share it on the nopCommerce show case page. If you are...

Should I start from scratch or use nopCommerce?
Should I start from scratch or use nopCommerce?

At Nop-Templates.com we often get asked by developers and companies looking into nopCommerce how good the system is from a development and architectural point of view? Is it pleasant to work with? Is it extendible? And ultimately is it the right platform to use for an e-commerce project or even to base my ASP.NET business on? All these questions really boil down to:

If I am a .NET developer/company should I use nopCommerce or start from scratch?

Here goes our answer to this.

1. .NET developers new to nopCommerce would worry first and foremost about the code base and the architecture.

Since...

Google Launches “Mobile - Friendly “ Labels in Mobile Search Results.
Google Launches “Mobile - Friendly “ Labels in Mobile Search Results.

Just two days ago Google has officially launched the mobile friendly label in the mobile search results sending a clear message to webmasters that they need to go mobile friendly if they haven’t done this yet.  A text label “mobile friendly” is added under the URL for the websites which are mobile optimized. 

This will help mobile searchers know which sites are mobile friendly and which are not and decide whether they want to click on a search result and end up on a web page which is hard to navigate. In other words mobile searchers have an advantage now.

This is how the label looks like:

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Nop-Templates.com has a new look!
Nop-Templates.com has a new look!

We are celebrating our third anniversary with a new brand identity and a great new responsive site running on nopCommerce 3.40. Redesigning the site was only one of the many requirements we highlighted at the beginning of this six-month project. We also wanted to add new features which will help our visitors find all about our products, have access to a detailed and user friendly administration, and be able to get a timely support. The result, a site with a great new look and feel, which can be accessed on any mobile device.