Pro2Store 1.4.0 Available Now

Ray Lawlor
16 March 2021

Hi Pro2Store community. We are happy to announce the immediate availability of Pro2Store Version 1.4.0. This release marks a new direction for the frontend of Pro2Store as well as addressing a ton of bugs reported by you and our diligent Beta Testers.

This new update bumps us to V1.4.0. The changes are mostly "under the hood" but you will notice that there is much more "reactivity" in the frontend elements. This is due to the introduction of the Vue JS Javascript framework. Vue is an extremely advanced and lightweight frontend framework that is already a favourite of the YOOtheme developers (see: https://yootheme.com/blog/2019/12/09/vuejs-meetup-2019) and although for a long time I preferred Angular to other frontend JS frameworks, Vue is particularly suited to small "modular" like aspects of frontend layouts - working a little bit like jQuery... allowing developers to manipulate small aspects of the frontend independently. 

This makes Vue the perfect solution for adding reactivity to the Pro2Store frontend. Now, all Pro2Store elements "speak" to each other and react to each others changes. This allowed me to remove all the unmaintainable and buggy vanilla JS and also remove a few bottlenecks that meant I had to force a page reload in some circumstances. Now everything is reactive!

What's more...

This update paves the way for a few big updates coming next for Pro2Store. Firstly, the new Variants System is almost ready, and the Vue Frontend facilitates how they work so expect this update in the coming weeks. Remember, Variants will eventually cause the current product options system to be deprecated. Read the blog about it here. 

Secondly, there is a new element in development called "Grid and Filter". This element relies heavily on the new Vue JS framework and it will introduce a new filtering system to Pro2Store. This will be a huge leap forward for Pro2Store websites and the initial feedback from our Beta Testers has been hugely positive. Again, expect this to be released in the coming weeks not that V1.4.0 is released.

So get updating and be sure to leave feedback and bug reports in our Discord 

 

Read the Changelog

See the updated RoadMap

 


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