I recently tried to upgrade a Nopcommerce 3.4 site to 3.6 and had some issues. After I ran the upgrade scripts, the upgraded site came up, but had multiple customer roles for the system roles. Administrator was duplicated about 10 times, and the guest roll had a couple dozen repeats. You can not delete duplicate system roles inside of nopcommerce, so to fix would require directly making changes on the database. NOT GOOD. After looking at a similar issue posted on the nop forum, I can be fairly certain that the cause of this was due to plug-ins. I do have a couple other plug-ins installed that are not NOP-Templates, however I wanted to check to see if it is recommended to uninstall all plugins BEFORE doing a nop upgrade on a live site. This certainly adds to the pain of performing an upgrade!
Let me guess. Your hosting provider is Arvi$$? Good luck with them. I had same issues, and never got NopCommerce to work with Nop-Templates plugins installed with their hosting plans even after upgrading my plan. They refused to increase app pool memory to needed level even with their best hosting plan. Would have to go to VPS plan to get required app pool memory (they tried to upsell me to VPS after all else failed). Lots of $$$ for that (like $250 per month to start!!!). Now I host all my nopcommerce sites on MY OWN SERVERS (I have a rack of 8 servers). I figured that I would rather invest in my own equipment than pay for VPS from a provider, since I am a certified network engineer, and a Bizspark Partner. Invested over $30K in equipment, and now have my own hosting business. rlmec.us. My servers have plenty of horsepower and bandwidth to run about 500 nopcommerce sites WITH ALL NOP-TEMPLATES INSTALLED! WE SPECIALIZE IN NOPCOMMERCE HOSTING. Also offer Azure hosting if desired. One way or another, you will need to find a provider who will give you adequate app pool memory.
A customer wants to have the Nop-Sliders display below a small text block on the home page. I thought the easy way to do this was to create a HTML Widget, have it display on home-top zone with display order of 0, and then set the NOP Slider to display on home-top with display order 1. This did not work, as the slider still displays on top of the HTML Widget. Does the display order not work between widgets? What would be another way to accomplish this?
One of the reasons I mention this is because I have licensed the developer version of the Ultimate Plug-In Pack, and I manage and host a number of client sites using your plug-ins. I know that you guys are very active in fixing bugs and updating your software, so I want to keep all my client sites up to date with current plug-ins as a matter of routine maintenance, just as I do with patching my servers.
Thanks. I was aware of how to check the loaded assemblies, but it was good to mention it here as reference. I was referring to the current version available for download from your website. The version number and/or the version release date on the my downloads page would be great. The release date would probably be even more helpful than the version/build number to see at a glance if a download would be required.
A "Check for new Version" feature in the plug-in itself would be pretty cool as well, but would take quite a bit more to implement. Having the info on the my downloads page will suffice.
It would be very helpful if you would show the current software versions on the My Downloads page along with the license status, so one could see at a glance if an update is available. I have not figured out how to even find out what the current product versions available are, without doing a download.