ccNewsletter 1.0.6 Security Release

About 4 hours ago we received a report that there was a security issue in ccNewsletter 1.0.5 and previous versions. We immeditaly investigated the claims and could see these where true.

We can now offer you a new version, 1.0.6 which addresses this medium risk security issue. ccNewsletter 1.0.6 is a security release, I urge everyone using a previous version to upgrade as soon as possible. You can download ccNewsletter 1.0.6 from our downloads section here.

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The beta we were working on (known as 1.0.6 beta 2) will be renamed 1.0.7 beta 2. We expect to release that version, containing many (non-security related) bugs within 2 weeks.

iDEAL logoJust a screenshot to give you an idea of what we are working on for cciDEAL 2.3.0. This is why we call cciDEAL the advanced iDEAL integration for Virtuemart. Its not just another "iDEAL integration", its a complete set of tools to improve your clients payments via iDEAL. 

 

 

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ccNewsletter Joomla! newxletter componentccNewsletter users, I believe we owe you an apology. In Twitter terms: "2009 was ccNewsletter #FAIL". Lets look back (not too long), and then forward to our plans for the future of ccNewsletter. Because, yes, we want to make it up to you. 

 

Last week I modified this website's homepage to show the below qoute:

Smart extensions, well documented and supported, that's Chill Creations.

Well, that is only partly true. For cciDEAL this is true (our first commercial extension), but not for ccNewsletter. In 2009 we handled the support, documentation and development of ccNewsletter with a lower priority, quality and enthusiasm because "ccNewsletter is a free and unsupported extension". But, I have come to realize, among others, that this will set all the wrong expectations for our other, commercial, extensions, and is not fair to you, our beloved users. 

So, in 2010 we will treat ccNewsletter and other non-commercial extensions, just like we treat our commercial extensions.

I have visualized that goal in the below image, and I hope you will be just as enthusiastic about it as we are!
More detailed information about our plans will follow soon. 

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iDEAL logocciDEAL 2.2 Stable was released last November, and I notice that the cciDEAL 2.1 users would like a more detailed explanation as to why they should upgrade (or not). Well, first of all, you dont need to, but it would be a good idea if you like improving your sales. 

 

Example of Payment Method Page with cciDEAL in Virtuemart

cciDEAL 2.2 Stable was released last November, and I notice that the cciDEAL 2.1 users would like a more detailed explanation as to why they should upgrade (or not). Well, first of all, you dont need to! 

The new version has a few interesting, conversion improving features, but, upgrading is not mandatory. I would actually advice you to only upgrade cciDEAL when you upgrade Virtuemart or are doing maintainence to the website anyway. Off course upgrading is easy, and we offer an upgrade manual and process which you can request via e-mail. 

But, if you do upgrade, these are the reasons why you wont be sorry:

  • Added icons and images for new banks that started offering iDEAL in 2009
  • Improved "select payment method" page with explanation for your clients
  • Automatic payment retry when a first payment failed
  • Set the Virtuemart payment method options in cciDEAL