Update Guide Shopware 5.2 to Shopware 5.3

Before updating

Same procedure as every update: update your installed plugins and make a backup of your environment! Make yourself familiar with the most important changes and the area of "What will break", so you can delete deprecated stuff and directly use new functions

Important changes

Shopware Login Token

The Shopware Login Token, called SLT, is a cookie which makes recognition of your customers possible and is required for using Customer Streams and the "My Account"-Menu. Updating your shop, this function is disabled by default. More informations will be liked here soon.

Customer Streams

With Customer Streams it's possible to group customers by inidvidual filters like the Product Streams. You can use these groups to display them deviant content like shopping worlds, vouchers, newsletter or promotions. More informations can be found here.

My Account menu

The My Account menu will automatically activate by activating the SLT cookie. When this function is active, your customers will be greeted by name and clicking the My Account button will open the account menu. By clicking a menu item, the customer must sign in, before he will see his account details.

Shopping world presets

With Shopware 5.3 it's possible to save existing shopping worlds as presets and export shopping worlds to import them in other shops. More informations will be linked here soon.

New filters

In Shopware 5.3 you can add your own listing filters, hereby you can choose from many possibilities, more informations will be linked here soon.

Buy from the listing / QuickView

From now it's possible to buy items directly from the listing or the QuickView, how it works, will be described soon.

Cookie notice in the core

Shopware now provides a cookie notice in the core product, which will integrate perfectly in the responsive theme. Updating your shop, this function is disabled in order to not disturb your current solution. Further information will be linked here soon.

Load JavaScript asynchronously

In order to continuos performance improvements JavaScript now can be loaded asynchronously, this will be described in detail soon.

Plugin Safe mode

The new Safe mode deactivates all plugins, which are not made by Shopware, which helps you debugging at problems. How it works will be linked here soon.

Further news

  • Media exchange: In the media maanger media can now be exchanged: LINK
  • Shopping world performance: Shopping worlds will now be collected in less database queries and will be delivered to the frontend at once.
  • Shopping world preview: The preview of shopping worlds is now a real preview, it will not be saved anymore.
  • Delete orphaned thumbnails: Using the shell command sw:thumbnail:cleanup will check the whole shopware filesystem for orphaned thumbnails and delete them.
  • CAPTCHA refactoring: The Captcha methods were expanded and can now also be used at the registration and the newsletter subscription.
  • Attribute types varchar will change: Yet in VARCHAR saved attributes will now be changed to TEXT to remove the existing restrictions.
  • Signing the cart: To protect the cart from manipulation it will be signed.
  • Item reviews: Item reviews now can be restrict to it's shop, so you can use a strict seperation of them if you want to.
  • Infinite scrolling on search result listing: Inifinte scrolling now is available for the search result listing.
  • Multiple item slider in shopping worlds: If multiple item sliders are used in a shopping world, they now will show different items instead of the same items.
  • Media manager: The media manager now saves the display settings for each user permanently.
  • Free text field management: Labels, help- and support texts are now translatable for different backend languages.
  • Library updates: The following libraries were updated: jQuery, Grunt, grunt-contrib-clean, grunt-contrib-copy, FPDF, FPDI

What will break?

  • Removed old Import/Export module: The discontinued import/export module is now removed and will be replaced by the former Import/Export Advanced module.
  • Own shipping cost calculation: If you use own shipping cost calculation, you may adjust it: "userID" is replaced by "user_id", "countyID" is replaced by "country_id" and "stateID" is replaced by "state_id".
  • Delivery tracking:
  • SEO: _escaped_fragment_ was removed from the shoppwing worlds.
  • Deprecations: The old datenbase tables s_user_billingaddress, s_user_shippingaddress and s_core_engine_elements now are deprecated.
  • Browser compatibility: Internet Explorer < 11 is not supported anymore. Every styling is removed.

After updating

After updateing, check your Plugin Manager for plugin updates, because now you have a new Shopware version and the Plugin manager may offer further updates. Only with the newest updates the updated shop will work correctly.

Informations for developers

If you are a developer you can take a look at our developer upgrade guide at: Shopware Developers - Upgrade Guide.

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