Drupal Commerce Blog

What's happening in the world of Drupal Commerce.

Commerce Kickstart 2.0 Release Candidate

Bojan tagged a release candidate of Commerce Kickstart 2.0 on Monday before taking a well-deserved vacation. This releases solidifies the set of contributed modules and custom code we've built the distribution on, and it brings a high level of polish to visual elements like the customer administration theme.

This release also marks a milestone change in maintenance strategy for the project. Subsequent releases will contain an upgrade path for sites using the distribution in production, with new releases also being packaged up to accommodate contributed module updates.

Posted: September 21, 2012

Drupal Commerce Training at DrupalCon Munich

We're excited to offer our Drupal Powered eCommerce training at DrupalCon Munich on August 20, 2012. The training will be on location at the DrupalCon venue, but you don't have to attend the conference to attend the training. Naturally, we highly recommend you do both.

This is a beginner level training designed to introduce the key components and systems of Drupal Commerce. Read on to see if it's a good fit for you.

Posted: July 26, 2012

Welcome to the new DrupalCommerce.org!

We launched the new DrupalCommerce.org in the wee hours of the morning after a marathon migration sprint. As I mentioned before, the old site was created on Drupal 6 in late 2009 and was minimally maintained as a community forum. We always wanted to build a much more intentional user self-help community, but we were limited by the technology we were running.

The new site was built from scratch on Drupal 7 to give us a much more flexible foundation. Aaron Dudenhofer implemented the design you see as an Omega subtheme, and I built many of the features while Kris Vanderwater figured out how to use the Migrate module to move old content into the new systems.

There's still more content to flesh out and a little site building to be done, but let's take a quick look at the most prominent new features:

Posted: May 31, 2012

DrupalCommerce.org Redesign in Progress

This website has largely remained unchanged since its creation at the end of 2009. Despite Drupal 7 being released in January 2011, we still haven't updated to it to take advantage of its latest and greatest features to foster a better community here around Drupal Commerce. While the site saw active maintenance and incremental improvement under rfay for many months, we're finally going to bring a fresh coat of paint and revamped feature set to help build a better self-help and user support community on DrupalCommerce.org.

In late January and early February we commissioned a new design for the site, choosing to go with a bold, fresh design over a "tried and true" corporate look. It emphasizes in many ways the vibrant, friendly community we're seen growing and brings immediate focus to items of interest to new visitors.

Posted: May 23, 2012

Learn Drupal Commerce at DrupalCon Denver

It's that time of year again, and this announcement is long overdue here on DrupalCommerce.org... DrupalCon Denver is just around the corner, less than a month and a half away. I'll be there along with some other Commerce Guys to perform our regular Drupal Powered E-Commerce where we walk through building a Drupal Commerce store from start to finish.

Training is the full day of March 19th, 2012 and include 8 hours of instruction and hands-on exercises with catered lunch, snacks, and coffee. There are still spots available, and I'm happy to answer any questions you have up front here before you sign up! Topics covered include:

  • Adding multiple types of products for sale
  • Customizing Add to Cart forms, Shopping Cart views, and the Checkout form
  • Granting discounts and collecting taxes through Rules
  • Collecting and tracking payment of various methods

And of course much, much more. We've been refining our manual with each training, keeping it up to date with the latest releases of Drupal Commerce and ensuring the exercises and information given are as helpful as possible. In this training we won't dive into code as a class, but the trainers on hand will all be developers who are more than happy to give you the super-geek answer to your code questions during exercise time if you want to go deeper. ; )

Posted: February 15, 2012

Quick Books Integration

Hello from Webgility!

We have great news! Our eCC V3 is now compatible with Drupal Commerce. Now you can synchronize your orders and inventory from Drupal Commerce to your Quick Books company file without a keyboard!

Please visit this page for more info: http://www.webgility.com/quickbooks-integration-drupal-commerce.php.

You could also contact us at: 877.753.5373 ext. 1


Webgility =)

Posted: January 10, 2012

Tom Geller's New Drupal Commerce Training Video is Out!

[Tom Geller has announced](http://tomgeller.com/new-lyndacom-video-courses-about-drupal-commerce-an...) his new Lynda.com video on Drupal Commerce, [Create Your First Online Store with Drupal Commerce (3h12m)](http://www.lynda.com/Drupal-Commerce-1-0-tutorials/Create-Your-First-Onl...). He has a [free week pass to Lynda.com](http://www.lynda.com/freepass/tomgeller) for a trial visit, but their regular subscription is also well worth the price.

Posted: November 20, 2011

Drupal Commerce at DrupalCon Denver

DrupalCon Denver will be the first major DrupalCon to offer a Commerce track in addition to a full day of Drupal Commerce training before the conference. While it's a modest start at 5 sessions spread throughout the entire 3 day session schedule, it's an important step toward raising the profile of e-commerce on Drupal.

The Commerce sessions accepted include:

If you haven't attended a DrupalCon in the past, it's the premier Drupal event in the U.S. drawing upwards of 4,000 attendees. While there are only a handful of sessions dealing directly with Drupal Commerce or e-commerce topics, the variety of sessions presented at the conference will more than likely apply to your process of building a complete Drupal based website. Sessions pertaining to Views, Rules, Git, and other contributed modules and contribution processes are sure to help you.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Posted: November 19, 2011

Drupal Commerce at DrupalCon London

The annual European DrupalCon is coming to the U.K. on August 22-26, 2011. The venue for the event is Fairfield Halls in Croydon just south of London. If you're anywhere close, this will be the place to find out the latest happenings in the Drupal community. Come join us!

We'll have one Drupal Commerce session on the official schedule, a panel discussion titled Developing with Drupal Commerce. Several long time contributors to the project will be joining me to discuss what it takes to use Drupal Commerce on European projects of various sizes and complexities and how to best write code to add features or integrate with external services. I'm excited to lead the discussion and will take the opportunity to introduce each aspect of the modules and code that we talk about.

If you're looking for more in depth information on Drupal Commerce, join Commerce Guys for a full day of Drupal Commerce training on August 22, 2011. We'll be covering every aspect of the core modules in addition to introducing new functionality meant to improve the site builder experience around creating product displays and customizable Add to Cart forms.

Finally, expect to see a full schedule of "Birds of a Feather" (BoF) sessions that couldn't fit into the official conference program. With five times as many sessions proposed as were accepted to the conference schedule, it was inevitable that many Drupal Commerce proposals would be left out. BoF sessions provide a chance for interested attendees to still gather and discuss a topic of interest in a specially designated area of the conference venue.

We hope to see many of you there!

Posted: July 6, 2011

Vote for Drupal Commerce at DrupalCon London

With the call for sessions for DrupalCon London now closed, the proposals are now open for voting and commenting. Check out the list of session titles below and follow their links to vote them up. The more coverage we can get in the final conference schedule, the better. Thanks to all those who proposed Commerce related sessions, helping us promote e-commerce on Drupal to the rest of the community.

You can also check out proposals tagged Drupal Commerce on the site for a teaser list including a bit of introduction for each session topic. There are some great ideas being presented!

If you want to get some pre-conference learning in, you should also sign-up for Commerce Guys' Drupal Commerce training taking place on August 22, 2011 at a discounted DrupalCon rate, £325.

Posted: May 18, 2011


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