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Spree 2.3.2 Released

Posted on August 29, 2014 by Jeff Dutil

Summary

Spree has issued new 2.3.2, 2.2.5, 2.1.8, and 2.0.12 releases which are available now! These releases are primarily all focused on bug fixes.

Version 2.3.2 has also received many API improvements as well.

You can review the Github Compare for a complete list of 2.3.x changes.
You can review the Github Compare for a complete list of 2.2.x changes.
You can review the Github Compare for a complete list of 2.1.x changes.
You can review the Github Compare for a complete list of 2.0.x changes.

Other Versions of Spree

If you are using Spree versions 2.0.x and older you should consider upgrading as soon as possible. Our current Release Policy is to only maintain the latest two versions of Spree along with the current master.

Spree 2.4.x will be released in the near future, and will mean the end of official 2.0.x support.

Happy Labor Day Weekend Everyone :)

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Red Badger, Spree Commerce Meetup

Posted on August 26, 2014 by Alexander Diegel

Red Badger to Host Spree Commerce Meetup in London

After a successful debut of the London Spree Commerce User Group this past May, plans were quickly set in motion for the sequel. Now, the time is here to make your arrangements and attend Red Badger’s September 3rd Meetup!

The night will start off with pizza, beer and networking at 6:30PM London time. After everyone is settled, Red Badger Sotware Engineer Joe Stanton will kick off the presentations around 7:00. After Joe’s “Use of Spree in Backend Development” discussion, Spree Commerce Developer Wes Ketchum will detail the finer points of using dashing to build a Spree dashboard. Red Badger’s Paul Skarseth and GoDynamo’s Bryan Mahoney will wrap up the night with talks on secure 3D integration and results-driven ecommerce best practices.

The partnership between Spree and Red Badger began with a Hackathon this past March. The goal of the Hackathon was to see how quickly Red Badger could build a new ecommerce storefront from scratch, using the Spree Commerce platform as the base for the storefront. Incredibly, the team on the scene was able to build the store in just two days, and Spree and Red Badger have been coordinating events ever since.

We hope to see you at the Meetup for a night of pizza, beer and collaboration. Just in case you can’t make it, the night will be streamed live, so keep an eye out for updates on how to join remotely!

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Store Spree Images on AWS

Posted on August 25, 2014 by Peter Berkenbosch

How to Store Spree Images on AWS S3

A concern for some Spree users is that the backend no longer gives you the option to configure s3 for storing images. Fortunately, there is now a workaround which we’ll detail in this blog post.

The first step is to add AWS-SDK to your gemfile with this command: gem ‘aws-sdk’. Once you’ve done that, install the gem by running bundle install.

Once you’ve completed that, you’ll need to configure Spree to use s3. You can add an initializer, or just use the spree.rb intitializer, which can be found at config/initilizers/spree.rb.

It’s important to recognize that the url: “:s3_domain_url” setting is used in order to enable the DNS lookup for your images, without specifying the specific zone endpoint. You would need to use a bucket name that makes the subdomain valid. Don’t use dots if you’re planning on using the DNS lookup configuration.

About the Author

Peter is an early Spree adopter. He launched his first Spree Commerce storefront for a client back in 2008. Since then he has written a number of Spree extensions and contributed a lot to the Spree open source community. Since July, 2013 Peter has worked full time on the Spree open source stack and supports customers on the edge of Wombat and the Spree storefront code. You can access this blog in its original format on his website.

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FuturePay Extension for Spree Commerce

Posted on August 20, 2014 by FuturePay

FuturePay Announces Extension For Spree Commerce

FuturePay, a payment option that lets shoppers buy now and pay later, is now integrated with Spree Commerce, one of the most popular ecommerce platforms in the world. As part of the partnership, FuturePay is now seamlessly integrated with the Spree Commerce online shopping cart, allowing thousands of ecommerce merchants to instantly offer FuturePay as a payment option to their customers.

FuturePay provides shoppers with a new payment option that is secure and convenient, with no credit card required. Instead of entering multiple fields and credit card information, FuturePay shoppers can checkout in one step, putting purchases on their FuturePay Tab with just their username and password.

“With more than 45,000 online stores using their platform, Spree Commerce is an exceptional partner. We are thrilled to offer Spree Commerce merchants another payment option for their cart,” said Bobbi Leach, CEO FuturePay. “Now, with FuturePay, it’s easy for Spree Commerce merchants to provide their customers with the convenience and security of shopping without a credit card.”

About FuturePay

FuturePay is a payment option that enables consumers to shop online without a credit card. Shoppers simply put purchases on a FuturePay tab, making it easy to buy now and pay later. Instead of entering multiple passwords, credit card information and many fields, FuturePay only requires customers to enter their username and password to complete a purchase, greatly streamlining the checkout experience.

To view this blog in its original format, visit FuturePay, or click here to visit the full press release.

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