Outreach Begins to Facilitate IndieCommerce Transition to Drupal 7

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As noted in last Friday’s IndieCommunication, preparations for the IndieCommerce upgrade to Drupal 7, which are now underway, might affect the functions of some store sites. Last week’s newsletter detailed the changes that will be made to some stores’ authorize.net accounts and to some stores’ themes in order to prepare for the upgrade.

All IndieCommerce stores are now required to transition to the updated shopping cart using the Customer Information Manager (CIM) feature. This service, which was released in 2011, allows customers to securely store their credit card information to make repeat purchases with ease. All stores must be moved to the new module before March 1.

Additionally, while some themes have a clear upgrade path to Drupal 7, there are some instances wherein a store may need to switch to a new theme. Though not as urgent, it’s important that stores prepare for these changes.

The IndieCommerce team has started reaching out directly to individual stores that are affected by theme or authorize.net changes, and all first notices will be delivered by the end of the week.

For more information, booksellers should refer to last week’s archived IndieCommunication.

As the upgrade progresses, it is increasingly important that members are informed of new action items and changes to the interface. Stores that haven’t already should sign up to receive the upgrade-specific communication. Any upgrade-related questions can be directed to icupgrade@bookweb.org.

Beginning next week, IndieCommerce staff will be attending Winter Institute in Seattle, so while they will continue to answer questions, there may be a slight lag time in their e-mail responses.