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API Updates for June 13, 2024

API

  • We added the origin_channel_id to the list of read-only fields in the Customers V3 API. This field is set upon customer creation and cannot be updated afterward.

  • The newly released Tax Settings API’s document_submission_strategy field lets you choose when to submit tax documents to third-party tax providers.

  • We’re happy to announce the new store/modifier/updated webhook and the store/option/updated webhook, which fires when you update a modifier or variant option globally or for a channel.

  • The new store/product/updated webhook fires when you update the product for a channel.

Announcements

  • The bigcommerce/docs repo now contains the OpenAPI Specification files for promotions, inventory, locations, and other newer API features!

  • The narrative documents’ source file structure in the bigcommerce/docs repo now matches the Dev Center URLs. Finding the document you want to modify is now easier than ever.

  • The API reference source file restructure in the bigcommerce/reference repo is in progress. After completion, we will give all API client maintainers enough notice to reset your references.

Bug Fix

  • Corrected the request body for the Create Cart redirect URL endpoint. Now, the request body will no longer throw errors.

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API Updates for June 6, 2024

Bug Fixes

Bug Fix

API Updates and Announcements for May 30, 2024

API

  • The Create an order shipment endpoint no longer supports UPSOnline as a shipper.

  • The newly-released product review mutation is now available. Now, you can create product reviews through the built-in comment system using the GraphQL Storefront API.

  • We are excited to announce Japanese language support. Now, BigCommerce’s Cornerstone Stencil theme supports uneditable strings in Japanese.

  • We’ve added a new query parameter, transaction_id, in GET Refunds API endpoints.

  • The GraphQL Storefront API now supports creating cart/checkout redirect URLs.

Announcements

  • BigCommerce will deprecate support for Stencil CLI version 6 and older starting June 3, 2024. This decision is part of our ongoing efforts to ensure optimal performance and security for all platform users.

    Action required: To facilitate a smooth transition, we encourage you to upgrade to the latest version of Stencil CLI before the deprecation date. Upgrading ensures you and your team access the latest enhancements and features.

    How to upgrade: Run the following command in your terminal window to install the latest version.

    npm i -g @bigcommerce/stencil-cli

    If you have any questions or need assistance with the upgrade process, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team. We’re here to help ensure a seamless transition for your storefront.

  • We’ve updated our list of dev support options to include the Resource Hub.

Bug Fixes

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Cornerstone 6.14.0 for May 20, 2024

Cornerstone 6.14.0

  • account.php is inside of a list item. #2457

  • Screen reader only text must be provided. #2454

  • Remove “cookie notification” JS and CSS. #2447

  • Storefront navigation for switching between country-specific websites (step 1). #2453

  • ADA Compliance - Accordion buttons are not read by screen reader correctly. #2441

  • ADA Compliance - Region requires additional ARAI markup to assist screen reader users. #2435

  • ADA Compliance - Add translations to accessibility attributes for Coupon Code and Gift Certificates. #2440

  • ADA Compliance - The Add to Cart modal dialog container is not labeled. #2427

  • ADA Compliance - Decorative SVG elements should be hidden from screen reader users. #2432

  • ADA Compliance - Content that functions as a list should be indicated as such to screen reader users. #2429

  • ADA Compliance - All form fields must be properly labeled. #2433

  • ADA Compliance - Errors are not identified to screen reader users within the Refine By accordions. #2424

  • ADA Compliance - Expandable items should be read by screen reader. #2422

  • Page Suggested Items are still listed on Cornerstone. #2438

  • Remove shop_by_price: true from category.html. #2431

  • Added SEPA and ECP stored bank account types to the Payment methods page. #2434

  • Added min-height for vaulted payment methods. #2455

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API Updates for May 9, 2024

API

  • The REST Management API’s Update a checkout endpoint allows you to add a custom shipping method to the consignment ID. This feature allows you to create a manual order using this shipping method.

Bug Fixes

  • We corrected our authentication documentation because the Customer login API had the wrong information for token creation. Users need store-level access to create a token. You must install the app on the store before creating a JWT.

  • Added missing order_level_refund_amount field to the Create a refund quote response.

  • Clarified the relation between the amounts needed to complete the refund in the Create refund quote endpoint.

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Developer Blog

API Updates for May 2, 2024

API

Payments

  • We're pleased to inform you that PayPal (Commerce Platform) now supports the storage of PayPal accounts with Braintree. This update brings added convenience and ease to your payment processes.

Bug Fixes

  • Replaced the incorrect currency code in the Create a cart endpoint so merchants can use the sample code for Carts with 'custom item' without encountering an error.

  • Fixed a broken category assignments link on the Channel webhooks page.

  • Removed an incorrect statement in the Create cart redirect URL usage notes. You can create redirects for any cart, including one created with the GraphQL Storefront API.

  • Fixed an incorrect example on the Update instruments endpoint.

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API Updates and Announcement for April 25, 2024

API

  • We’re happy to announce Promotions API is Generally Available (GA).

  • The GraphQL Storefront API now supports cart metafields.

  • Added a Localization document that describes how to localize a Catalyst storefront.

Webhooks

Announcement

BigCommerce will deprecate support for Stencil CLI version 6 and older starting June 3, 2024. This decision is part of our ongoing efforts to ensure optimal performance and security for all platform users.

  • Action required: To facilitate a smooth transition, we encourage you to upgrade to the latest version of Stencil CLI before the deprecation date. Upgrading ensures you and your team access the latest enhancements and features.

  • How to upgrade: Run the following command in your terminal window to install the latest version.

    npm i -g @bigcommerce/stencil-cli

    If you have any questions or need assistance with the upgrade process, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team. We’re here to help ensure a seamless transition for your storefront.

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Webhooks

API Updates for April 18, 2024

API

  • The newly updated store/order/transaction/created webhook allows you to receive data for transaction_statustransaction_type, and result attributes.

API

API Updates for April 11, 2024

Bug Fixes

  • Updated the Webhooks Tutorial to change ngrok installation instructions.

  • We’ve updated the cost_price field description to include how this field displays in the UI. See this field in the Create a Product Variant endpoint. Thank you, Pranay-Kumar-16, for bringing this issue to our attention.

Bug Fix

API Updates for April 4, 2024

API

  • Merchants can now select which regions they want to use an automatic tax provider. To learn more about the new merchant flow, see configuring tax providers in the Tax Provider API doc.

Stencil

Bug Fix

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