This Month in Solidus: October 2020

Hello everyone, and welcome to This Month in Solidus — October 2020! Let's dive in to what's new with the platform.

Extension updates for October

  • Solidus Dev Support has seen quite a few updates for this month - there's now a boilerplate for extension configuration files, we've added configuration for github_changelog_generator (ensuring consistent changelogs across extensions), and made a few more minor changes and bugfixes.

  • Solidus Content now supports DatoCMS!

  • Solidus Subscriptions now integrates with Churn Buster, event emissions and tracking has been improved, and a tab has been added to the admin user view that displays existing subscriptions for any given user. Handy!

  • Solidus PayPal Commerce Platform has had a few minor bugfixes, but more importantly you're now able to display PayPal's credit messaging to your users before checkout, which is shown to increase conversion rates and average order value. Version 0.2.1 is now live!

  • Solidus PayPal Braintree has also had PayPal's credit messaging added (when PayPal is being used and the checkout flow is set to checkout), in addition to a whole lot of minor improvements and an update to PayPal's new SDK (which allows the new PayPal credit options like Pay in 4 to be available). Version 1.0.0 is now live!

Core updates this October

Here's what happened in October:

Solidus 2.11 IS OUT!

This was in our last update, but we felt we should stress again: Solidus 2.11 is now out and ready to be used! This update will be the last until Solidus 3.0. It's important to note that the only change we'll be making in 3.0 is to remove all deprecated functionality - so be on the lookout for deprecation warnings in this release, as you'll need to fix those before updating to 3.0!

Stay tuned for more information about Solidus 3.0 - we're excited to be approaching our next major version release!

Solidus Roadmap Survey

We're working hard on next year's roadmap, and part of that process is the yearly Solidus Roadmap Survey. The survey is your chance to let us know what direction you want Solidus to go in. Please feel free to share it with your colleagues and clients so they can also chime in with their thoughts. More responses means a more robust roadmap, so we want to get as many responses as possible!