Getting Started: Other Features
Arastta ships with a lot of new features but we were not able to write a separate blog post for each of them. Here you can find a couple of the features not mentioned in other posts.
Arastta comes with an improved front-end template by default. We did our best to make it flat design without breaking the compatibility with OpenCart extensions.
The admin interface has been revamped in order to fit with modern standards. The toolbar includes an amazing Ajax Search that search between products, categories, manufacturers, customers, orders etc. and allows you to go to the respective edit page instantly.
We've paid extra close attention to the dashboard and redesigned it completely by adding real-time analytics. As an online merchant, you can get daily, monthly, yearly data and filter by custom periods.
Forget your FTP details. Thanks to its File Manager, Arastta allows you to manage every file/folder about your store withing one-click away.
Export / Import
Arastta ships with an easy to use Excel file export / import tool so you could easily export or import your products, categories or manufacturers.
Thanks to this feature, you can customize as you wish the content of the mails sent. It's fully multi-language and there are predefined tags to replace dynamic variables such as customer name, order id etc.
The most problematic part of OpenCart was delivering emails. Thanks to its ancient email script, OpenCart failed in sending emails from time to time. Arastta comes with a modern and trusted email software, Swift Mailer, a software used by hundreds of standalone products out there. Now you can sleep soundly, your emails will be delivered.
Arastta is built with well-tested and reliable Open Source frameworks like Symfony components, Joomla Framework, Swift Mailer and many more and manages dependencies with Composer.
The event system in Arastta offers a flexible method for extensions/themes to communicate with others by following the Observer pattern. This is a very important step as it means the end of hacking files via vQmod/ocMod, just like with Joomla and WordPress. It's very easy to register events as all the dispatching is handled by Arastta, check out the details.
Feel free to try now, it's FREE..