3.7.0.2 - 27th July 2023


Hotfix Update

  • Fixed potential IDOR issue
  • Fixed website backup function not working as expected
Added Fixed
7 months ago

3.7.0.1 - 20th July 2023

Security Patch

  • Added new global security measure to sanitise inputs and protect all forms from malicious input
  • Fixed Reflected XSS CVE-2023-37742
  • Fixed Reflected XSS CVE-2023-39098
  • Fixed old error logs being accessible
  • Fixed search sometimes taking a long time processing
  • Fixed IDOR CVE-2023-36339
  • Fixed bug with shop front filters not working
  • Fixed error on social share buttons
  • Fixed white label not detecting correctly
Added Updated Fixed
over 1 year ago

3.7.0 - 25th October 2022

New Features
  • Stock Channel Control 
    • You can now create multiple stock channels and set stock per channel
  • Popup Creator 
    • This allows you to easily create popups on your website with various trigger options
  • White-Labeling 
    • Certain packages can now add custom branding to the WebBoss system. Get in touch if you require this

Added
  • Added new Related/Similar Products options 
  • Added ability to add videos to products like images
  • Added date and time options to addon products
  • Added new cost price option for products
  • Added new eCommerce reports to show stats, including orders and profits
  • Added new today opening hours tag
  • Added new button to clear server CDN cache
  • Added setting to define additional email addresses for eCommerce order emails
  • Added new image rotate button to galleries
  • Added TikTok icon to social media icons
  • Added new sticky menu option to Theme Designer
  • Added new Website Redirects page
  • Added new function to sort products within categories
  • Added show/hide functions to menu dropdown links
  • Added and updated new Gateways 
    • Added PayDough and QuickPay gateways, added latest PayPal integration and updated WorldPay gateway

Updated
  • Updated Order Generator to allow using existing products
  • Updated Order Export to give more information
  • Updated FontAwesome to version 6
  • Updated shop images to allow WebP's
  • Updated WebP mass conversion to convert shop images
  • Updated lists for pages, products and files with new search and pagination
  • Updated product overlays to show on main product page
  • Updated shop frontend to hide categories when only one exists
  • Updated payment gateway settings

Fixed
  • Fixed issue with AdBlockers incorrectly blocking resource
  • Fixed Image Editor not working for WebP files
  • Fixed issue with detecting email provider
  • Fixed issue exporting "In Progress" orders
  • Fixed issue with addon domain creating redirect loop
  • Fixed issues with responsive website tester
  • Fixed notification sound playing when disabled
  • Fixed issue with stat graphs not always displaying correctly
  • Fixed issue with shop front product list "All Categories"
  • Fixed 301/302 redirects not working
  • Fixed some minor SEO issues
  • Fixed various other issues

3.6.8.2 - 1st August 2022

Following on from the previous release, we've identified a few more potential minor security vulnerabilities, which have been resolved in this update.

3.6.8.1 - 8th July 2022

Fixed

  • Security hotfix
Updated Fixed
about 2 years ago

3.6.8 - 1st Feb 2022



Updated

  • Updated FileManager modal to select image on double-click
  • Updated support page form to properly assign tickets to email address
  • Updated recurring products to display more information
  • Updated Facebook products CSV
  • Updated Page Editor File Manager to show more folders and files

Fixed

  • Fixed error with checkout when using the subscribe checkbox
  • Fixed page limit on page list
  • Fixed newsletter subscribe form not working
  • Fixed TinyMCE FileManager being too big
  • Fixed a couple of issues with the dashboard graphs
  • Fixed WebP conversion issues
  • Fixed bug with shop categories breaking if more than 1 link in menu
  • Fixed shop product import creating long permas if not set
  • Fixed communicate page trying to send with wrong from address
  • Fixed error when creating email address
  • Fixed minor layout issue on sitestats banned etc pages
  • Fixed a couple of issues with checkout confusing delivery/collection address
  • Fixed product page price displaying wrong if variants all the same price
  • Fixed variant products not inheriting price from main product if blank
  • Fixed broken image on a few system emails
  • Fixed issue with notifications if they contain HTML
  • Fixed bug with using the wrong username for shop log
  • Fixed PayPal price issue when using promo codes
  • Fixed WorldPay 3DS errors from submitting twice
  • Fixed variant price storing as integer
  • Fixed minor dashboard and sidebar styles
  • Fixed some pages in the admin being slow
  • Fixed bug with meta_title using page_title
  • Fixed parent product show £0.00 price instead of "From" lowest child price
  • Fixed wrong link for Facebook and Bing CSVs on shop export page
  • Fixed issue with account details modal
  • Fixed bug with banner not saving correctly
  • Fixed PayPal not recognising recurring products
  • Fixed product edit page not showing correctly in admin sidebar
  • Fixed error with order generator
  • Fixed File Manager modal search being case-sensitive
  • Fixed error on Edit Profile page
  • Fixed encoding errors causing weird characters in custom header/footer
  • Fixed checkout not validating email address
  • Fixed issue with adding donation products to cart
  • Fixed issue with addon products on orders
  • Fixed issue with old JS cookie functions not working

Added Updated Fixed
over 2 years ago

3.6.7 - 18th Nov 2021


There are so many new features in this update, so here are a few highlights:


New Admin Dashboard


We've completely rebuilt the admin dashboard (the first page you see when you login) to make everything cleaner and display useful information straight away.
This is largely customisable so you can choose what's important to you so you can access it all easily.


Page Editor Restructure


We've restructured the Page Editor to give you more space to edit the content of your pages.
All the existing page options have been moved to a new sidebar.

Product Variants (Beta)


We're working on a new feature to allow the creation of product variants.
Product variants mean you can have multiple different options like size and colour, which will generate all the different variants, which can have their own prices, stock counts and SKUs

Stripe Payment Gateway


We've added Stripe as a new payment gateway


Added

  • Added new shipping option information to product page
  • Added new function to print orders in plaintext
  • Added new FileManager Dialog to TinyMCE Page Editor
  • Added option to determine starting order number
  • Added option to enable a subscribe popup on blog posts
  • Added new page_category template tag
  • Added option to exclude Europe from Worldwide delivery
  • Added new option in the Blog Settings to enable a blog subscribe prompt
  • Added new Themes page to install new themes
  • Added new tutorials


Updated

  • Updated admin login page with new design and more information
  • Updated Advanced Code Editor UI
  • Updated Image Editor UI/UX
  • Updated product list to show "from" price for products with required addons
  • Updated VAT number validation
  • Updated admin sidebar for ease of use
  • Updated some UI for cleanness and usability
  • Updated FAQs page
  • Updated system for new server compatibility


Fixed

  • Fixed a few issues with payment gateways
  • Fixed a few issues with shop searching/filtering
  • Fixed issues with digital products in checkout
  • Fixed shop checkout form validation
  • Fixed product search not working for words less than 3 characters
  • Fixed order emails showing map when location not set
  • Fixed mobile menu not displaying for legacy menu
  • Fixed issue with add to cart button styling
  • Fixed VAT calculations on zero VAT products
  • Fixed exporting eCommerce subscribers
  • Fixed communicate emails to specific emails being blank

Added Updated Fixed
over 2 years ago

Version 3.6.6 - 10th Mar 2021


New Shipping Options

You can now configure multiple different shipping options with different prices and restrictions
For example, economy delivery, next day, international etc all with different prices
This also allows you to have a shipping option of "Click and Collect"
Your customers can choose which shipping option to use within the checkout process

Added

  • Added new setting to define the text that appears for the shipping information
  • Added new option for shop catalogue mode to define text to replace buy button on product page
  • Added new tag attributes for forms tag to define size, title and even hide the form and add a show button
  • Added new option for form inputs to prefill input with page name, product name or blog name
  • Added new function to detect email provider on admin emails page

Updated

  • Updated forms plugin in page editor with new UI and new settings
  • Updated file manager dialog UI and added display and sort functions
  • Updated blog header image to use new file manager
  • Updated image editor to use new file manager
  • Updated product overlay text to allow line breaks
  • Updated order invoice generator for shop v2
  • Update PayPal IPs for security

Fixed

  • Fixed gallery covers not working with webps
  • Fixed gallery webp conversion not resizing correctly
  • Fixed error on exif data for webps
  • Fixed "mobile" social icon colour
  • Fixed Facebook moderator option for comments
  • Fixed minor styling issue in shop product list
  • Fixed child products not showing draft status on admin product list
  • Fixed child product accordion on product page
  • Fixed VAT calculations on addon products
  • Fixed minor error with shop_products tag
  • Fixed minor warnings with plugins
  • Fixed issues with gallery thumbnails

WebBoss.io Update: Multiple Shipping Options

One of the most recently requested features for our eCommerce module was that of multiple and more flexible shipping options.

We are pleased to announce that as of version 3.6.6 of the WebBoss system, you can now create multiple and flexible shipping options to cater for all your needs!


How does it work?

The basic idea of the new shipping options is that you can create multiple different shipping options, all with different configurations, including restrictions.

When the user goes through the checkout process, the website will check all the available shipping options you have configured (based off of the shipping address, cart products etc.) and show buttons in the checkout to select which option to use, or if only one is available it will select that one automatically.

Stay COVID-19 safe with Click & Collect

One of the main new features is to allow collection, or “Click & Collect”, and to be able to create locations for this.

If you have a shipping option with the type set to “collection”, then the checkout process will allow to you choose between delivery and collection. When the user chooses collection, instead of entering a shipping address, they will choose a collection location, which can also be displayed on a map.

To configure your shipping options in your website admin, from the sidebar navigation, go to Modules > eCommerce > Shop Settings > Postage Settings.

The “Default” tab holds some general postage settings, and the basic settings to use if you’re not yet ready to use the new shipping options.

The main tab to use here is the “Postage Types” tab. Here you can create new options and click the “Configure” button to change the settings like the restrictions and free conditions.

If you’re using the collection option, you will need to create locations for customers to collect from, which can be done under the “Locations” tab. 

The last tab is “Price Charts”, which can be used to create a table used to calculate shipping price based on weight, which can then be applied to shipping options.

Configuration Examples


Standard and Next Day delivery

If you want users to have the option to choose between various delivery types, create two different shipping options; for this example we will use “Standard” and “Next Day” delivery.

For the Standard delivery, don’t add any restrictions so this will always be displayed as the default option.

When configuring the Next Day delivery however, you may decide to add restrictions to it so for example you could set it so next day delivery is only available on orders over a set amount. Alternatively, you could also set this option to be free if the order is over a set amount.

Then when a customer goes through your checkout, this is what they will see when they get to the point of confirming their order:

Local, National and International Delivery

If you want to have different prices for local and international delivery, you could create a different shipping option for each area.

Your first option could be your local delivery, so for this option you could restrict it to specific postcodes, and then you could have another option for national delivery by restricting it to only the UK for example.

Depending on how you want to handle overseas shipping, you could create an option for Europe and an option for International, but excluding UK.

Alternatively, you could even have different options for different countries if you wanted to be more specific.

Different Couriers

If you wanted to deliver through multiple different couriers, you could create a shipping option for each one, each with their own restrictions and prices.

You can set up a price chart for each courier so you can configure the price based on weight ranges and apply each price chart to a shipping option.

You could also restrict each courier to specific shop categories, so if you have different products dispatched by different couriers, it will automatically select the correct courier.

How will you use it?

As you can see, the new shipping options are very flexible and allow for various ways in which you can charge for postage, or restrict items based on weight, price, location or country!

How do you get these features on your website?
If you are a customer of WebBoss, then you will automatically get these new features added to your eCommerce module (for free!) when you update your system in the admin dashboard.

See more detail and images on the blog: WebBoss.io Update: Multiple Shipping Options
Added Updated Fixed
about 3 years ago

Version 3.6.5 - 17th Dec 2020

The platform has recently launched a new update, version 3.6.5, which contains a few new features that will be sure to increase the performance of our client’s websites.

What is New?

  • SEO Tools – LazyLoad Integration
  • Google Analytics Trigger
  • Shop Catalogue Mode
  • CSV Options
  • Header Images
  • Business Information

SEO Tools – LazyLoad

LazyLoad is now something featured within the WebBoss CMS. LazyLoad is a way to optimise a website and decrease page speeds. The way in which this works, is by not allowing the whole page to load all at the same time, this includes images and content. It will mean that when the user accesses the webpage it will only load what the user sees, meaning that the page loads quicker because there won’t be as much to load all at once. This can be hugely beneficial to websites that contain a lot of large images that take quite a long time to load. This is also very beneficial for user experience, as it means less time for the pages to load and therefore reduces frustration and waiting times.

Although this seems like a very beneficial feature for SEO, our development team decided that our clients could have the option to enable this on their website, rather than including it as a standard feature within the CMS. This is due to the fact that clients may not want this feature enabled as it can delay the loading times of some images. This can also depend on the design of the website, as some images may need to display straightaway to the user.

In order for you to enable this on your WebBoss Website, simply go to your side bar and then choose 'SEO Settings' then choose 'SEO: Image Optimisation'. From here, you will be able to enable LazyLoad on your website by ticking the box, and that's it, your website speed will definitely improve using this feature.

Google Analytics Trigger

A new Google Analytics trigger has been added to send information to Google Analytics regarding web forms. For this to work, you have to make sure that your website has been set up with Google Analytics beforehand and then the system will automatically start to send information to Google Analytics. This is already a feature within our eCommerce module, where it will send information about your cart and products over to Google Analytics, making it very easy to track how your clients are using your checkout process. This has now been added to our Web Forms module, meaning that if you include a contact form on your website, you will be able to track how many people have submitted the form over on Google Analytics. This can be hugely beneficial for your marketing efforts and conversions.  

CSV Options

We have now added basic and advanced CSV templates within our eCommerce module. This will make uploading mass shop products a lot simpler. You will now have the option to download our basic shop CSV, which contains simplified essential columns for basic product upload. If you have more advanced shop products, then our advanced CSV template will be the best option to use.

To access the CSV import section on your website, simply go to your 'eCommerce Module' and choose 'Import & Export Products or Categories'. From here you will be able to easily download the CSV by clicking on the one that is suitable.

Shop Catalogue Mode

Our shop catalogue mode is a very useful tool in our eCommerce module, that allows you to showcase your products on your website, without your users being able to purchase online and so your product list becomes a catalogue. This is ideal for showroom websites, to give the users a real feel for what you sell and also encourage them to visit your shop/ showroom. We have since updated this feature to allow individual categories to become set to catalogue mode, meaning that you can sell your products online and also choose a category as just a catalogue for your users.

There are a few ways you can use this feature:
  1. To set your whole website as catalogue mode. To do this, go to your ‘eCommerce Module’ then select ‘Shop Settings’ from here you can click on the tab ‘Display Settings’ or alternatively choose ‘Display Settings’ in the side bar. The top setting is 'Display Shop as Catalogue'; from here you can set your shop to show the prices or to hide the prices. Once this has been saved, your whole online shop will be viewed as a catalogue and your products will not be able to be purchased online.
  2. Alternatively if you prefer the majority of your website to be an online shop, you can add just one of your categories as a catalogue. To enable this, go to ‘eCommerce Module’ then ‘Manage Shop Categories’ from here you can either choose an existing category or create a new one and use the setting 'Catalogue Mode' to make that category a catalogue.

Header Images

We have added a new feature to the page editor, to allow you to set a header image of your choice that will override the header image chosen in the theme designer. When a website is designed, there is usually a header image that features on most of your pages and this is usually added in the theme designer. You can now change this in the page editor, so that you can choose a different header image on each of your pages.

To do this, go to 'Edit Pages' and choose the page you would like to add a new header image too. You will then see the new 'Header Image' section where you can select a new image to feature as the header image. Don't forget to upload your image first in the 'File Upload' section. 

Business Information

We have added extra options to our all new Business Information section that featured in our last update. This part of the system creates that very important Structured data that Google uses to feature information in their search results. This section now features an area for you to write a bio for any people that have been added, this could be team members, owners, etc. There are also new features added to the ‘Business Type’ section. If you are a food establishment, you can now have the option of adding which cuisine you specialise in and also add your menu URL and booking URL. This will provide Google with detailed information that they can feature within the search results, making it even easier for your users to understand your business and see your menu or book a table.


Full Changelog:


Added

  • Added option to set header background image on page editor
  • Added option to LazyLoad images to increase load speed
  • Added styling guide for WorldPay BG350 gateway
  • Added Google Analytics trigger to form submissions
  • Added option to set shop catalogue mode per category
  • Added bio option to people section of business info page
  • Added food type and menu options to business info page
  • Added new tag attributes for business info phone and email tags
  • Added new section to show your DNS and check email provider

Updated

  • Updated Theme Designer images to use small versions for smaller screens
  • Updated shop import/export page and added simple CSV option
  • Updated YouTube plugin with new attributes
  • General improvements for better speed scores

Fixed

  • Fixed shop product tags not working
  • Fixed shop product "Total Price" showing incorrectly
  • Fixed product image thumbnails not working on product page
  • Fixed admin FAQs page
  • Fixed batch WebP conversion
  • Fixed PayPal IPN URLs
  • Fixed shop low stock notification
  • Fixed shop list styles making last image wider
  • Fixed system emails not responsive on some email clients
  • Fixed bug with form data CSV export columns going mis-ordered
  • Fixed shop filters when using categories_products display mode
  • Fixed issue with content displaying on members/passworded pages

Version 3.6.4 - 07th Nov 2020

Our New Business Information Feature Can Help Improve Your Search Engine Results


This update gives you a new feature in your admin dashboard to set up all your business information in a nice, organised way. This is then fed into your website in such a way for Google and other search engines to read to make you appear in search results much better than before, giving your site a small SEO boost!

You may have noticed that when you type in a company name or specific search term into Google, a variety of different search results will appear. A few years back, when you searched for a company or something similar, you only had the choice from a list of webpages that would appeared on the Google search results page. Back then it was incredibly important that your website appeared at the top of the first page, or that was the goal at least. However, now we are provided with a lot of different search options when we conduct a Google search. One of which is a rich result, which goes beyond just bringing up a webpage link on the search results page. This information is far more useful for the user and often includes images, telephone numbers, locations etc. When you are searching for something specific, often the information that you are looking for will be displayed in one of these rich results, making it far easier to find what you are looking for.  You may have also noticed that when you search for a specific company, on the right-hand side of the search results is a box of information, this is called a ‘knowledge panel’. This type of rich result can be hugely beneficial to the user, as they can easily find exactly what they are looking for.

Is a Knowledge Panel Important for SEO?

Absolutely! A knowledge panel can be hugely important for your visibility on a search results page. If your target audience is searching specifically for your brand name, then you will pretty much dominate the top of the search results page on both mobile and desktop searches, with easy to find information like your phone number, where your business is located and your opening hours. This type of information is going to be very beneficial to you, as your business will be able to stand out from others and make you easy to find. This can help with your SEO, as you are more likely to gain clicks through to your website from your Knowledge panel.

How Does Google Find this Information?

Google bots love structured data when they crawl a website, this information highlights exactly what the webpage is about, and makes it easier for the search engine to identify relevant data for different search terms. This data is what Google will pull from a website and show in their rich results. The way in which the code is structured, means that each element must be filled out to describe what is on that webpage, for example, a recipe may have a name/title, author, ingredients list, cooking method, etc. All of this information will be pulled by a search engine to feature in the rich results as a rich snippet, again meaning that you as a user can gain all of the information that you require by doing a single search. However, filling this information out on a regular webpage can be a struggle not only for you as the user, but also for the search engine to find all the information that it needs.

Our New Feature

We have created a ‘Business Information’ feature within our CMS, that will allow our clients to fill out the important information that they want the search engine to see, such as opening times and amenities. Our developers have designed this feature to mimic the structured data that Google and other search engines will be looking for on your website, which will fulfil the rich results shown on the search results page. This will make the information provided far more likely to be visible in the rich results on Google and also within the Knowledge panels. This section of the CMS is also extremely easy to use, and will only take a few minutes for you to fill out all of the necessary information.

As we pride ourselves on providing universal system updates to our clients, this brand new feature is not a plugin, it has been built directly into the WebBoss CMS system and will be available to all of our clients as standard. Making improving your SEO available to all, without any technical know-how, stress-free and at no extra cost! Not a WebBoss client yet? No problem! If you'd like to get a new or updated website that works for you/your business and your SEO, get in touch with WebBoss today!

Full Changelog


Added

  • Added new option for default placeholder image in eCommerce
  • Added new option to hide images in eCommerce
  • Added new option to display child product selectors in product list
  • Added new option to define what countries the free shipping discount applies to
  • Added "Stay Logged In" checkbox on admin login
  • Added function for WebBoss staff to request support access externally
  • Added new tags attribute for "blog_preview" tag for order, direction, align and featured

Updated

  • Updated select image icon in Theme Designer
  • Updated structured data for better SEO

Fixed

  • Fixed issue sending emails on Communicate page
  • Fixed shop category product display to include sub-categories
  • Fixed "Add to Cart" button displaying when addons are required
  • Fixed form data exports going wonky
  • Fixed reply-to on contact form emails
  • Fixed "Stay Logged In" on frontend membership
  • Fixed issue with saving new sections in Theme Designer
Added Updated Fixed
over 3 years ago

Version 3.6.3 - 5th Aug 2020


Added

  • Added new price discount option to promocodes
  • Added new plugins page (WebBoss staff only)
  • Added new "multiple" option for email inputs in Form Designer

Updated

  • Updated admin load speed through caching
  • Updated auto firewall API to run in background to prevent timeouts

Fixed

  • Fixed issue with emails not sending to multiple addresses
  • Fixed percentage promocodes calculating VAT wrong
  • Fixed shop_front_tag not working
  • Fixed issue with blog images on blog archive page
  • Fixed issue with font modal loading twice in Theme Designer
  • Fixed issue with uploading shop image
  • Fixed issue with dragging new form elements in blank forms
  • Fixed issue with attributes incorrectly selected in Form Designer
  • Fixed issue with WorldPay
  • Fixed minor issue with jQueryUI styles

Added Updated Fixed
over 3 years ago

Version 3.6.2 - 15th July 2020


Added

  • Added new options for form submit emails
    You can now choose to send either a standard user-defined "Thank You" email or confirmation email including all of the form data
  • Added new system email function options
    You can now configure the system to send automated emails through SMTP, meaning they are less likely to be marked as spam
  • Added RSS Feed and Group Links to blog mobile sidebar dropdown menus
  • Added new category display option in shop to display all products under category headings on category list

Updated

  • Updated forms to allow template tags in form submit text and form submit emails
  • Updated form emails styling and layout
  • Updated gallery to default to classic viewer
  • Updated redirects on membership register/login
  • Updated colours on world stats for clarity
  • Updated cPanel APIs to latest version
  • Updated blog post-dating to be more accurate using cron jobs
  • Updated shop product page to not display an image if there are no images set
  • Updated Payzone gateway to TakePayments
  • Updated Shop T&Cs to fall back to general T&Cs if not set
  • Updated display of addon products in shop
  • Updated admin order confirmation email to include customer email and phone number
  • Updated access to Main Controls for WebBoss accounts

Fixed

  • Fixed issue with captcha not working on membership signup
  • Fixed issues with blog cmd page
  • Fixed issues with postcodes in shipping restrictions
  • Fixed bug with checkout details not saving and loading correctly
  • Fixed pagetitle tag not working correctly for shop pages
  • Fixed timeout in admin when adding/saving/deleting products (product feeds now update at midnight)
  • Fixed custom 404 page not working
  • Fixed shop minicart displaying on left, rather than right
  • Fixed gallery displaying on shop pages
  • Fixed blog archive mobile styling
  • Fixed issue with thumbnails on file upload list
  • Fixed error on WorldPay Online gateway
  • Fixed error with WorldPay BG350 gateway
  • Fixed "Shipping Address" text on checkout not changing
  • Fixed "Change Order Status" in admin defaulting to "Unpaid" when status was "Shipped"
  • Fixed issue with SCSS font variables
  • Fixed beta update available message displaying when not support
  • Fixed form failing to load or save if too many inputs
  • Fixed bug with font SCSS variables not working from Theme Designer
  • Fixed error with "Do Not Track"
  • Fixed external blog images breaking
  • Fixed issue with searching products in a category
  • Fixed hidden required form fields still being required
  • Fixed error loading images in Theme Designer
  • Fixed error saving theme in Theme Designer
  • Fixed error with H1 colour in Theme Designer
  • Fixed "Out of Stock" text on frontend not changing
  • Fixed timeout error on blog list when lots of blog posts from lots of years
  • Fixed submit button class in Form Designer not working
  • Fixed updater sometimes installing wrong version if beta enabled
  • Fixed custom plugins not displaying in admin sidebar
  • Removed Google Plus as no longer supported

WebBoss eCommerce Solution For Pubs, Bars & Restaurants

Owning a small business is hard work, especially with what is currently going on in the world right now. We understand that a lot of businesses are eagerly wanting to get back on their feet after this roller coaster ride we have all had to endure this year. So to help small businesses weather the current storm, we have added some updated features to the WebBoss platform, which will make it even easier for small businesses to get online. These new features will help get your small business up and running again; you could even be making sales online within 14 working days of your order. 

What Has Been Added?

WebBoss comes with a fully functioning online shop with a contact form, the ability to order online (perfect for table service, collection or delivery!), a newsletter creator, SSL, and is fully Gift Aid compliant! If that's not enough, then the built in GDPR module will help to simplify the collection, storing and deletion of personal data in line with both GDPR and NHS Track and Trace guidelines. As you may have heard, restaurants and pubs are required to collect and store customer data for a period of time for Track and Trace safety measures.

As this is a necessary step in the fight against COVID-19, we have added some features to our Content Management System (CMS) that may aid pubs, restaurants and many other businesses during this time.

Track and Trace

This is undoubtedly one of the most daunting elements for a lot of businesses, with many of them asking the question, 'How are we going to obtain and store data for NHS Track and Trace?' With this in mind, we have added a ‘Track and Trace’ page to our platform, this page has been designed to only show the relevant customer data that will be required for contacting customers in the event that a person has tested positive for Coronavirus after visiting your premises. This information will then be pulled from the eCommerce orders page on your website, and only the relevant data will be displayed.

You will also be able to filter this information by date, so finding the contact information that you will need will be quick and effortless. On top of this, the system will also only choose the orders that were made through the 'restaurant' section on your website, meaning that there will be no confusion as to who had ordered food inside your establishment; as delivery and collection will not be relevant for Track and Trace. You will also have the option of being able to download all of this information as a CSV, making managing this data an absolute doddle. 

Table Orders

Your website will offer your customers the opportunity to choose either ‘Delivery’, ‘Collection’ or ‘Restaurant’. The ‘Restaurant’ feature will enable your customers to order food and drinks from their table. This is a simple 4 step process:

  1. They choose what they would like to eat from your online menu and click checkout.
  2. Then they click to select the ‘Restaurant’ option in the checkout.
  3. Next they add their table number. 
  4. Finally they pay online and the order is sent straight to you.

Not only is this hugely important for the social distancing rules that are currently in place, but it will also massively reduce the amount of contact made between your staff members and your customers, ensuring that you are all as protected as possible.

Printed Orders

Our system allows you to print orders automatically (this will depend on which email client that you are using). The system can send orders to a specified email address, which you can set up to print in your restaurant, pub etc. So there is no need to keep checking your website for new orders, as these will printed and ready to pass on to the relevant staff members. We hope that this will be a huge help as restaurants become a lot busier, as you will be able to easily manage the orders made through your website.

We really want to ensure that small businesses within the hospitality industry are fully prepared and are as equipped as they can be for when they decide to re-open. We understand that this is going to be quite a stressful time for businesses, so we hope that offering these features will help the industry get back on it's feet. Contact us for more information.
Added Updated Fixed
almost 4 years ago

Version 3.6.1 - 16th April 2020

New Template Tag Format


Template tags now use attributes to control them, similar to HTML tags
[tagname attr="value" attr2="value2"]
{=tagname attr="value" attr2="value2"}
eg. use {=form id="1"} instead of {=form_1}
There are also a lot more options to use for each tag See new template tags guide in the advanced section for more details

Added

  • Added new template tags guide
  • Added WebP image support in File Uploads
  • Added option to convert existing images to WebP format individually or in batch
  • Added new SCSS mixins for font styles (eg. @include h1_font_styles)
  • Added font-face swap parameter to speed up loading
  • Added 'Enable Interlace' option to File Uploads to create progressive images

Updated

  • Updated gallery to new simplified structure with better interface
  • Updated shop product search algorithm for better accuracy
  • Updated blog_preview_box tag to blog_preview (both tags will still work)
  • Updated some other SEO caches in htaccess
  • Updated shop sidebar to be sticky on mobile
  • Updated some more image URLs in blog and shop to use static domain if enabled
  • Updated 'Add to Cart' button text on product list (now editable)

Fixed

  • Fixed weird scrolling bug on shop product page
  • Fixed editing blog groups 404ing
  • Fixed 500 error on membership register page
  • Fixed stay logged in checkbox missing label
  • Fixed filtering by category on admin product list
  • Fixed bug with pages/links being a dropdown instead of top level when there were hidden pages on the same dropdown
  • Fixed PHP error when updating PHP version
  • Fixed system font not always displaying
  • Fixed Advanced editor taking system font instead of monospace
  • Fixed edit profile so font changes after saving
  • Fixed TinyMCE not allowing <picture> and <source> tags
  • Fixed bug with static domain not always enabling
  • Fixed page search not finding memebers-only pages
  • Fixed form submitted on page title not working
  • Fixed communicate attachment bug

Added Updated Fixed
about 4 years ago

Version 3.6.0 - 12th Feb 2020


  • Major backend code restructure, cleaning up functions and template tag function

  • Added addon products to eCommerce

  • Updated PHP version to 7.2


Added


eCommerce

  • Added default sort option to product list
  • Added best sellers product tag
  • Added more currencies
  • Added Payzone gateway
  • Added "Same as Shipping Address" checkbox in shop checkout process
  • Added option to move shop categories into different parent categories

Other

  • Added mobile menu colour options in Theme Designer
  • Added tutorial videos to support page
  • Added code files now backup once a day on save
  • Added new function after form submit
  • Added new module switch to blog and shop homepage and settings page
  • Added max-width: 100% to textarea etc
  • Added support log page to track design/development time
  • Added new package API

Updated

  • Updated menu with minor SEO/W3C suggestions
  • Updated package limits in Main Controls
  • Updated privileges in backend

Fixed

  • Fixed issues with file uploads
  • Fixed bug with image editor breaking on template images and uploading SVGs
  • Fixed blog showing up twice
  • Fixed image editor breaking on template images
  • Fixed VAT calculations
  • Fixed some membership issues
  • Fixed minicart issues
  • Fixed related products slider showing when no products
  • Fixed gallery masonry layout
  • Fixed bug with product images in admin
  • Fixed parent and child stock check
  • Fixed bugs with shop product import
  • Fixed child products incorrectly showing in shop filtering
  • Fixed bug when filtering shop products
  • Fixed JSON structured data not being escaped
  • Fixed various other bugs

New GDPR Module

As you may or may not know, new General Data Protection Regulations are being implemented as of 25th May. This will mean that businesses will have to comply with new regulations and if they fail to do so then there are serious penalties in place. WebBoss have created a new, easy to use module to ensure that your website complies with the new GDPR rules.

Double opt-in for newsletters

When your users sign up for a newsletter, they will receive a confirmation email before they are added to your mailing list.

Data requests

New form where users can request a copy of the personal data you hold for hem or they can request their data to be removed in the admin. You can review these requests and action them with a single click.

Cookie policy generator

Generates the cookie policy for you.

Privacy policy generator

Provides resource links to receive templates and allows you to edit within the text editor.

Terms & conditions generator

Similar to the privacy policy generator, this provides resource links to receive templates and allows you to edit within the text editor.

For more information on GDPR

What the new regulations mean in 1 minute: [infographic].

For more comprehensive information on the GDPR regulations, see the Information Commissioner's Office website