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Hotcakes Version 1.8.1 Released

Hotcakes staff relaxing after another awesome release!

We simply can't fit everything we want into a single release.  Sometimes we have to remember that we're simply humans - just like you. It was a very short time span between 1.8.0 and today's 1.8.1 release because we already were hard at work on a few updates that just had to wait.  We think you'll like them.  Overall, 1.8.1 is a minor upgrade, but it packs a powerful performance and stability punch, along with some multi-lingual goodness for our friends overseas.


As always, please test your upgrades on a development version of your site first. Be sure to back-up prior to upgrade, and merge anynoted viewset changes as desired. We are not responsible for any Hotcakes that get spilled on the floor.

Download: Install/Upgrade

You can always download the latest Hotcakes release andother related downloads from our download page.


15798 - PI: Page Localization Configuration Options - The e-commerce pages can now be saved for each enabled language making for even more powerful multi-lingual sites.

17742 - SI: Customer Report - Easily view and/or download a report that shows which customers bought a specific product during a specific time range.

17744 - PI: Edit Products from Order Manager - Editing product details based upon order activity has never been easier since you can now click through from directly in the order manager details.

Bug Fixes

16656 - SI: Customer search is slow and can cause a YSOD in large stores.

15943 - PI: Order manager search gives YSOD when searching by order number in large stores.

17671 - Merchant new order validation usability issues.

17335 - Missing label in tax schedule table.

17707 - Adding promotional code validates addresses.

17717 - SI: Cannot import products using client import file.

17720 - CI: Setting inventoried products to active does not allow them to show.

17723 - Deleting product type properties without name causes YSOD.

17724 - CI: Taxes are not accurately calculated the first time.

Viewset Changes

This release doesn't have any viewset changes, but you should always perform a comparison of your viewset to the default viewset anyway to ensure that you have any desired updates from prior releases.

In the very least, you should always review the Cart, Checkout, CSS, and JavaScript updates when there are any. These are areas that can directly affect how well your store is performing.

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