SunShop 4.4 is right around the corner and we are very excited about what is coming in this new release. The official release date for SunShop 4.4 is going to be Wednesday, 6-26-13. If all goes will with the final stages of development, we may be able to get it released sooner to our current users.

So What's New?

Here are some of the new features you will find in SunShop 4.4. A few of these have been long overdue and we eagerly anticipating making them available to our users.

Fully Responsive Themes: We have 2 new fully responsive and easily modifiable themes available. When we say "responsive", we mean that they will actually adjust to the screen size of the device that they are being viewed on. This means that your customers can now view your shop and checkout easily from any device. But the new themes will not stop there. We will be releasing 1 new responsive theme every few months as well until SunShop 5 is made available. We are excited to be able to give our customers more options when it comes to themes.

Check out one of the new themes in action now and be sure to adjust your browser size to see how it responds.

Cloud Zoom: Each of the new themes has been integrated with "Cloud Zoom". This means that that your customers can see a zoomed version of your product images by simply putting their mouse over the existing images.

New Admin UI: Although the current admin interface gets the job done, a new interface is a little overdue. The new admin theme is 100% fluid so it will utilize your entite viewing area. This will make managing your shop even easier.

Slider Plugin: For those of you that wish to remain on yoru current theme, we have added a slider plugin that will work on any of the older themes. We will also include new welcome message layouts for the older themes that can utilize the new slider.

Closed Shop Updates: We have added some new abilities when setting your shop to a closed status. A message now displays letting your customers know that the shop is closed. Additionally, if you are logged into the admin area, you have the ability to bypass the closed status and test the site without being redirected or prompted.

True 404 Not Found: In the past, when a customer reached a page that was not available, the shop simply displayed a generic message that the page was not available. We have now added the proper headers so that search engines can pick up these 404 pages as well.

Various Bug Fixes & Improvements: As always, SunShop 4.4 will also include some various minor bug fixes and improvements. These will all be listed in the change log for review once SunShop 4.4 is released.

If you should have any questions about the latest version of SunShop, please let us know. Discussion of SunShop 4.4 features can be viewed at

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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