We happy to announce the release of new CheckItOut! extension version 1.3.0. It is our new Major release with such new features:
- New Layout Implementation
- Possibility to change layout of elements with ease
- Possibility to choose different type of layout
- Flexible way to specify more then one layout handle for a page
- Possibility to inlude own css file and choose one from the existent
- Possibility to hide payment method if it can be omitted:
- Shipping Method Selection
- Payment Method Selection
- Coupon Code Form
- Possibility to preselect such default values:
- Default Payment Method
- Default Shipping Method
- Possibility to enter coupon code on checkout page
- Redirect customer to checkout if shopping bag is not empty
New Layout Implementation
This feature allows you to choose or arrange the items on your checkout page without changing HTML or CSS styles in the your theme. Everything can be done via Layout. For making the admin user even more happier we implemented to Layout Types, so you can choose checkout look & feel from the Dropdown in configuration.
Some Preconfigured Layout Types
Two Column Layout
Re-factored CSS Files
With the new layout implementation we also introduce easier way of CSS styles applying to you webshop.
All the time the base style is included and only color, sizing are changing depending on preselected color scheme (it is also new configuration field). In addition to possibility of choosing color scheme you can specify CSS file name that will be applied on checkout page. For this purpose just specify the file path in your theme into appropriate configuration field.
Less Steps, More Sales
CheckItOut! also makes possible to reduce the number of checkout steps on the page. Now customer don’t need to click shipping method or payment method radio button if you have only one of them available. For making it possible just choose default shipping or payment method in configuration and change flag for hiding the method you want to hide. If you disable both of them, you customer need just to enter his address and click on “Place Order” button to complete the online purchase.
Example of Less Steps Checkout
Even Less Steps
Now it even possible to skip shopping cart step if customer’s shopping bag is not empty. If you turn on this feature your customer will see checkout page instead of shopping cart and can complete the purchase much more faster!
If your customer forgot to enter a discount code in shopping cart, now it is possible to enter it at checkout page as well. Just turn off hiding of coupon code step in extension configuration.
Compatibility with latest Magento features
We are always keeping the aim to make our extension as much compatible with Magento Community and Enterprise versions and this new version is not an exception form this rule. As usual our extension is fully compatible with core implementations of checkout customizations. Some major highlights per Magento version:
- Persistent Shopping Cart
- Gift Messages
- All Core Payment Methods
- All Core Shipping Methods
- Checkout Agreements
- Customer Address Book
- Store Credit
- Reward Points
- Gift Options
- Customer Address Attributes
- Gift Cards
Something Sweet for Developers:
For adding your own layout type or css color scheme just specify such XML in your config.xml:
<config> <ecomdev> <checkitout> <layout> <!-- node for custom page layouts --> <custom_layout_name translate="label" module="custom_module"> <label>Custom Layout Name</label> <handles> <default>ecomdev_checkitout_layout_default</default> <custom>your_custom_layout_handle_name</custom> </handles> </custom_layout_name> </layout> <css> <!-- node for custom color schemes --> <custom_color_scheme translate="label" module="custom_module"> <label>Your Custom Color Scheme</label> <css> <base>css/ecomdev/checkitout/base.css</base> <theme>your/custom/color/scheme.css</theme> </css> </blue> </css> </checkitout> </ecomdev> </config>
Some New Practice
In the new CheckItOut! version we implemented dependency injection for interception of onepage checkout model calls and make it compatible with all existing customizations to it. Hope you will enjoy it!
You can try our new CheckItOut! version on our demo:
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