Dear nopCommerce community!
The new version of nopCommerce is about to be released. But before we announce it officially, we want you to BETA test the upcoming nopCommerce 4.00 and share your feedback with us.
In this version, our development efforts were focused on moving nopCommerce to ASP.NET Core 2.0, performance and architecture improvements, further enhancements, and bug fixing. The highlights for this version:
• Migration to ASP.NET Core 2.0. Please note that we target .NET Framework 4.6.1 and not .NET Core. We plan to use .NET Core only when EF Core team starts supporting all ORM functionality from the classic Entity Framework 6. Such as lazy loading, etc (they plan to do it in Q1-Q2 2018).
• Significant performance enhancements. It’s not just about migration to ASP.NET Core. We’ve made many other changes to increase performance
The release notes don’t include all changes caused by migration to ASP.NET Core. Here is a separate upgrade guide for developers on how to migrate existing projects and plugins to this version because the number of changes is really HUGE! You can find the full release notes here.
In order to download nopCommerce 4.00 BETA please use the following links:
BETA 4.00 - Source code (download if you are a web developer interested in the nopCommerce application source code)
BETA 4.00 - No source code (download this package if you want to deploy a live site to a web server with the minimum required files)
Upgrade script from 3.90 (download this package to upgrade an existing installation to a newer version)
We'd love if developers could get involved with testing to find any issues which will need fixing before the final release. Please share your thought after testing in this forum topic. Please also learn more about our BETA testing program here (earn $10 for each reported bug). Thank you!