OXID Commons on May 16th and 17th in Freiburg

OXID Commons 2013As with every year in May, what has become in the meanwhile the legendary event, “OXID Commons” will take place. To this conference and accompanying trade fair we invite online merchants, partner agencies, strategic partners and interested parties enthused in e-commerce within its broadest sense.

The call for papers is already closed – we’d like to thank you for the numerous submissions of top-notch talks. Presently, the schedule is prepared and will be published soon. During the program experts will highlight the e-commerce business of tomorrow in two parallel tracks. An interesting mix of talks, case studies, best practices and discussion panels will be offered. The highlights this year will be: multichannel, TV commercials, internationalization and B2B as well as quality assurance and mobile shopping. Of course, all sessions can be streamed live on the event’s page.

Already for the 8th time we will award the “GOLDEN CART” in five categories to outstanding shopping cart solutions, judging especially the holistic solution of the whole presence, the innovation, as well as the complexity of the challenges during the implementation.

Our special thanks of course goes to the many exhibitors and sponsors of this event.

As usual we would like to celebrate with you the work done during the last year, networking in a cozy atmosphere in the evening.

On the next day, May 17th, we’d like to invite all developers and technically oriented people to OXID Unconference to the SIC (Solar Info Center) in Freiburg. As usual for an unconference, the schedule will be done only on the day of the event, but of course advance proposals are always welcome. This event is entirely free, but requires a pre-registration so we can do some planning. Please submit your proposal during the registration.

For tweets, please use the hash tag #oxcom13.

To the success of the event! Looking forward to it!

Translate OXID eShop Into the Language of Your Choosing

For some time now we have been working with OXID eShop translation center, that helps to interpret language keys used in OXID eShop and stored in language files. The software behind this is oTranCe, and it especially supports translators that have no clue about coding: there will be no longer any hassle with breaking pages because of a comma set wrong or character encoding.

Please feel free to download the language packages from the translation center with the credentials guest | guest. All translations made there will be published under the open source license GPLv3 and can be used freely by any OXID eShop edition.

Probably, if you need a special language, you have to support this in your daily business and for this have somebody to know the language. It would be communially beneficial if you please give something back: let your team members register and interpret some language keys by themselves. Here is a video tutorial about it:


If you want to know more about language file handling and get some language installation tips in OXID eShop please visit this page:

Here you will also find the well earned backlinks to the translators helping with this project. Just in case you need somebody to support foreign requests in your daily business or building up your product range in a foreign language 😉

Additionally, we started publishing the ready-to-use language packs on OXID eXchange and will extend these downloads step by step as soon as translations reach 100% for front end files or the entire package: front end, admin plus setup. We also provide the needed map.php, transliteration lists and language flags in the right shape and size for the theme Azure.

Chip in if you feel like you fancy a go!