Hera template version 3.4.0 released

Version 3.4.0 of Hera template has been released and is updated for the latest VirtueMart 3.0.12. To find details about the changes and bug fixes in the change log, please visit the template page.

This release also includes some new cool features that are explained below.

Custom product image sizes

With VirtueMart 3.0.12 we can now set the size of the main image and thumbs directly in the template views and override the general settings. This is a very important feature that allows us to create exactly the size of images we need for each page (category,product,details etc) so as to serve smaller files and reduce the page load time.

In version 3.4.0 of Hera template you will find two new settings in the template configuration under "VirtueMart settings" tab to set the width of the main product image and the additional images in the product details page.

Manufacturer description in product list

VirtueMart is using the same view to display the products of a category and also the products of a manufacturer. If the category has a description this will display on the page, but this is not the case with manufacturers.
With the new version of Hera this is now possible, if you have entered a description for the manufacturer this will display when viewing their products.

Display MPN & GTIN on product page

It is possible now to display also the MPN & GTIN codes on your product page without the need to modify the template files. The options has been added in template configuration page, all you have to do is check the appropriate checkbox and save.

Settings for displaying MPN & GTIN codes

Product with MPN & GTIN codes

Hide tax & discount amounts in category and product page

VirtueMart has general settings for the display of prices, you can select what prices and price label to display, but this is done globally for all pages. If you would like to show tax and discount amounts in the cart then it will also display in category and product page.

To hide these on category and product page you either have to modify the prices sublayout or use css if you have the knowledge required. Now with this version of Hera virtuemart template you can do it in the configuration page with just a click.

Set default user form on checkout

When you allow user registration and guest checkout for the shopper on checkout, Hera will display by default the guest checkout form. Some shop owners like to have the register and checkout form display by default so an option has been added in the template configuration to easily achieve this.