I am quite sure, that we can bring the Wikipedia article back. It seems that current wiki moderator blocks the attempts of bringing back the old article, so I wrote the new one, using info from NopDevDays.
This article is far from perfect, somewhat sketchy and may miss many facts crucial to community or nopCommerce as product. But still, let’s use my effort as a base for the new article.
So, there is an article below. It is free for crowdediting. Add there any fact you deem crucial or worthy of wiki article. Please, remember about neutrality POV (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view) in wiki: I know that all of us love and use nopCommerce, but let’s express our love in facts and numbers.
Developer(s) Nop Solutions Ltd
Stable release 3.70 / 8 December 2015;
Written in ASP.NET
License nopCommerce public license (GPL v3 + "powered by nopCommerce" requirement)
nopCommerce is an open-source e-commerce software, developed by Russian private company Nop Solutions Ltd.
Made with the ASP.NET programming language NopCommerce employs the MS SQL Server relational database management system.
Nopcommerce development started in 2008 by Andrei Mazulnitsyn in Yaroslavl, Russia.
In 2009, the Nop Solutions were founded and expanded to a company of two. Later that year, Microsoft recognized nopCommerce as significant and included it to Microsoft Web platform Installer.
In 2015, the company opened the office in Yaroslavl, Russia.
The first versions, ranging from 1.10 to 1.60 introduced basic functionality and main features such as order processing, attributes, plugins, discounts, tier pricing, news, blogs, private messages, forums, tax and shipping support.
Later (June 2010), a new data access layer was introduced in version 1.70.
Version 2.00 (August 2011) launched nopCommerce as an ASP.NET MVC based solution.
Later in 2011 nopCommere moved to ASP.NET MVC 4.
Versions 3.00 and 3.10 saw the product logic completely rewritten, simplifying the process.
The current version is 3.70 (8th of December, 2015).
The version release cycle is 5-6 months.
As for December 2015, Builtwith.com reports 15,746 sites running nopCommerce all over the Web.
The market share for nopCommerce among all open source eCommerce software is 2.5%
The installation package was downloaded more than 1.5 million times.
nopCommerce can be downloaded, installed and used free of charge.
However, some services are made paid to support the project. nopCommerce sells premium support services on a monthly basis, although the community forum provides free support. Also, the optional fee can be charged for white-labeling. Until 2014, the documentation was downloaded on a paid basis.
nopCommerce has an active community of users and developers, specializing in the product. It has 107 solution partners in 37 countries providing custom development, graphic theme creation, and other services. The community forum counts 149.399 posts. The stackoverflow.com has more than 780 questions tagged “nopCommerce”. Current marketplace counts more than 850 plug-ins and themes.
As for December 2015, the program is translated into 30 languages.
On the 30th of October 2015 the first conference of the nopCommerce community (NopDevDays) took place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, attracting more than 65 delegates from 14 countries.
Awards and recognitions
In 2010 and 2011 nopCommerce had reached the final in Packt Open Source E-Commerce Award.
nopCommerce is in the top 5 most downloaded applications provided by Microsoft Web Platform Installer.
In 2013, nopCommerce was chosen as the best finance app by Russian WebReady awards.