This Month in Solidus: Summer 2020

Hello everyone, and welcome to This Month in Solidus — Summer 2020!

You may have noticed we've paused this series for a couple of months: with the summer, the conference and a lot of people being on vacation in the last few weeks, we've been working steadily but a bit more slowly than usual, and we thought it would best to wait until we had more exciting news to share.

Introducing the Solidus data tracking architecture

Up until very recently, if you wanted to integrate your Solidus store with a marketing or analytics service, you only had two options: you could either roll your own implementation, or leverage an enterprise-y, expensive tool such as Segment to streamline the integration.

For a long time, we've wanted to solve this problem by creating a data tracking toolset that would act as an on-premise, simplified version of Segment. Today, we're excited to present Solidus's very own data tracking architecture!

Think of it as an on-premise, simplified version of Segment, providing everything you need to forward your Solidus store's data to the right platforms.

There's actually much more to it, and we'll be diving into the extension and how to integrate it in the next few days. Stay tuned on our blog!

PayPal Commerce Platform is now available

Our PayPal Commerce Platform, integration is here! This is the new default payment method for Solidus, and adds some handy features like instant checkout and easier onboarding.

PayPal Commerce Platform allows your customers to pay via credit card or with any of PayPals various payment options - such as PayPal Credit, Venmo, or just their PayPal balance. It also enables your customers to check out directly from the cart page, using PayPal's streamlined checkout process in concert with the powerful Solidus checkout API, to get your customers to the finish line as quickly and easily as possible.

For more information about the extension, check out the blog post we wrote to announce it.

Core updates this summer

Here are some of the new features and enhancements introduced to the core this summer:

Solidus 2.11 around the corner

Solidus 2.11 is on the way! Be on the lookout over the next couple of weeks. As a reminder, this is the last release of Solidus before 3.0.

Solidus 3.0 will be release shortly after, and will only remove deprecated functionality. In other words, if you're on Solidus 2.11 and see no deprecation warnings, you can safely update to Solidus 3.0!

SolidusConf is LIVE!

SolidusConf 2020 is happening RIGHT NOW! We had a great lineup of speakers and presenters for you, and today we're holding our hack day. The hack day is open to everyone, so click here for entry!

At 10AM central today, we'll also be holding an open stakeholders meeting. If you're curious how the meetings are run, come in and say hello!