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PrestaShop’s New v1.5 RC1 is Now Available!

For those who have been anxiously awaiting the release of PrestaShop v1.5, take a deep breath and… exhale a sigh of relief. That’s right everyone! You guessed it. Our Team is proud to announce that v1.5′s Release Candidate is now available to download!

This means our Community can begin to develop modules and build their e-commerce shops with the v1.5 software, it will take just a little bit longer before the final version 1.5 goes public. Please keep in mind that the most important thing for us is your feedback as it will help to make our new software perfect!

Some of the new features you can expect with PrestaShop v1.5 are:

  • Multistore Management – Multistore will allow any merchant, regardless of shop size, to manage multiple stores from a single Back Office.
  • New Modules API – API structure has been revised to help you simply and efficiently manage updates to all of your modules. The API’s automatically check to ensure you always have the latest versions.
  • Cart pricing rules – Manage your cart’s pricing rules easily, with an ergonomic interface for any merchant. Now it will be easy to provide discounts on items in your customer’s cart. A convenient way to make promotional offers stand out to your customers (e.g. Buy two items, get the third for one dollar…)
  • Place or modify orders from the Back-office - This feature allows merchants to help customers over the phone and place the order for them.

Tons of additional features and optimizations are also available with the version 1.5; including a new design for the admin panel, a more advanced stock management tool and an improved customer service system… just to name a few!

Don’t wait! Download PrestaShop 1.5 RC1 to start developing your store, or new modules, before the Final version release!

  1. This is the second birthday! :)

  2. Friendly URL generating not working with special characters like “éáűőúóüö etc.”. In addition everything great in the new version.

  3. I’ve been waiting for this release for a long time. I think that the best thing about it, is that it’s more secure than the previous versions.

  4. Hi
    Anybody know where is the paypal module for new prestashop 1.5RC1 ?

  5. So great, pls give the second cheers to prestashop team!!!!!!!!

  6. Author: logical it

    Date: June 12, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Thank you PrestaShop! I’m looking forward to testing the new Multistore feature. I have several clients who have been anxiously waiting for the multistore feature. Thanks again!

  7. Author: susik

    Date: June 12, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Great! Thank you PrestaShop!
    I’m looking forward to launch my shop in August/September. Can i count on a final version? Or is it advisable to start with the previous version?

    • Author: Bryan Shaw

      Date: June 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      I’d say start with a previous version and when the final 1.5 software becomes available, you can update your shop with one simple click! Happy Selling!

      • Author: zengraph

        Date: June 13, 2012 at 8:17 am

        so you confirm that all modules, templates and configuration will be upgradable from 1.4.x to 1.5.x in one click only ? That sounds amazing , greatings to prestashop team !!!

  8. Great! Thank you very much!
    Do you plan to make calculation of final sale price based on a percent (margin) of the original price?

  9. Author: carlosse

    Date: June 13, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    This is a great news, hope to start developing some nice themes very soon

  10. Hi Bryan,

    can you indicate based on your internal timeline when version 1.5. will leave the RC-phase?

    Best,
    Martin

    • Author: admin

      Date: June 15, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Martin,
      To be honest, that’s entirely up to our community!
      The more feedback we get, the quicker we will be able to release the final version of 1.5!
      Best,
      Bryan

  11. Author: Kashif

    Date: June 22, 2012 at 6:40 am

    I has download this version, where i can find the multi-store functionality in backend.

  12. Hi
    I am interested, where is the paypal module for new PrestaShop 1.5.0.17 ???

    Help please!
    Modules can be used of the previous version?

    Thanks!!!
    Jordi.

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