Shopware 22.214.171.124 is here! The August release includes an extension of the bulk edit feature, dynamic linking for images, and much more. For commercial editions, there is also a new function that makes your sales via social shopping easier to monitor.
Learn more in the respective sections and watch the release video.
Bulk edit for documents and status mails
Last year we implemented the bulk edit with Shopware 126.96.36.199. Whether product data, orders, or customer data: You can edit multiple data sets at once with just a few clicks. With this release, we have extended the bulk edit again.
The new possibilities of the bulk edit feature:
- Create numerous documents at once
- Download multiple documents with one click
- Send several status emails with just a few clicks
Generate multiple cancellation invoices at once with the bulk edit function.
You can also enable or disable actions from the Flow Builder in this context to prevent actions from being executed duplicately.
Aligned payment method modules
In the Shopware administration, you can set up and manage different payment methods for your online store. The payment method modules in the SaaS or self-hosted variants have differed so far. We took a look at the module in both variants and combined the best of both worlds. So from now on, there is a unified payment method module that is easier and more intuitive to use.
Hard to tell the difference: between the payment method module in a SaaS and a self-hosted version.
Better for SEO and the shopping experience: Products now always have an active main category
Products can be assigned to multiple categories, but one category must be set as the main category. This one will be displayed on the product detail page. In addition, this is also useful for search engine optimization, because the main category defines the breadcrumb.
Excursus: What is a breadcrumb?
Breadcrumbs allow page visitors to get an overview of which level of the page hierarchy they are currently at. For example, if visitors have entered a sub-page, they can use breadcrumb navigation to jump to a higher level of the domain.
Breadcrumbs are also useful for search engines, as they can use a breadcrumb navigation to gain insight into the page structure and thus better classify subpages in the general page structure. Furthermore: If you use structured data, Google and other search engines can also display the navigation path in the SERP snippets.
Previously, you didn't have to define the main category. Then the first category in the category tree was automatically selected. However, it was not checked whether this category was active. So a click on a breadcrumb of an inactive category led to an error message. Now the automatic selection can only set active categories as the main category, thus avoiding errors. One more step towards an excellent shopping experience!
Automatic category assignment of new layouts
In Shopware 6, you can create appealing Shopping Experiences and assign them to your store categories. Until now, however, the assignment was a bit inconvenient. Because whenever you created a new layout from a category, you had to save it, navigate back to the category and then assign it there. From now on, the new layout is automatically assigned to the category in which you created it. This saves you a lot of clicks and time.
Now new: dynamic URL field for images
With the last April release, we've already improved the linking process, so that you can set links cleaner and faster since then. Now we've added another feature here: you can now not only create dynamic text links but also dynamically link images. So if you change products or categories after linking them via an image, the linked URL will automatically change and lead to the desired link target.
Watch the summary in the release video
Watch the release video to see what the new features look like in the Shopware administration. Shopware employee Patrick informs you about the changes in this release.
This release contains a small yet delightful improvement for App developers: It is now possible to add an additional field to the customer profile in the storefront to fetch extra data from the customer. For example, think of “Favourite food” in an App for recommendations.
There are even more changes that could be of your interest. Check out the changelog for more details.
In this section, you will find news exclusively related to the commercial Shopware editions.
Recognize purchases via social media easily
You can connect your online store with social media and use them as sales channels. From now on, customers who have bought via such channels will also be marked as such. This gives you a quick overview of how many and which sales you have generated via social shopping – which is an enormous help for your analytics and business strategy.
Referral codes can be used to identify all visitors and purchases that come from social media sales channels.
You can now filter the order overview by social media channels like Instagram, Facebook, or Google Shopping.
In the module of each sales channel, you can find statistics about orders, customers, and sales.
- Missed out on any release updates? Find out more about recent releases!
- As always, you can see the concrete changes also in the upgrade.md or in our technical changelog.
- No matter which issue you’re dealing with, it’s often worth checking out our documentation first.
Go download the latest Shopware version here
Many thanks to all GitHub contributors for their pull requests we could merge into this version!