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January 12, 2023

Added empty alt tag to tracking pixels

Transactional

What

We added an empty alt tag to the pixel that is included in your emails when you’ve enabled open tracking.

Why

Many spam filters like to see alt tags included for all images, but we’re leaving the one associated with the open tracking pixel empty so that screen readers won’t see it. This helps keep your email from being marked as spam while not creating a poor user experience for your customers who use screen readers.

  • September 1, 2022

    IP validation now enforced on Add or Update List Member

    Marketing

    What

    We’re now checking the fields ip_signup and ip_opt for valid IPv4 and IPv6 addresses when you’re using the Add or Update List Member endpoint.

    Why

    We added IP validation to the contact importer and we are updating the API to maintain feature parity.

  • December 20, 2022

    Added docs around contributing to Open Commerce

    Open Commerce

    What

    We’ve added two docs that describe how you can contribute to Open Commerce:

    Why

    We’re committed to the open source community and these documents explain the processes and standards we use so you can more easily contribute to the project. 

  • November 8, 2022

    Added a field to various Transactional responses when messages are queued

    Transactional

    What

    We’ve add a queued-reason field to API responses when we return a status of queued. 

    This change affects the following endpoints:

    • messages/send

    • messages/send-template

    • messages/send-raw

    Why

    This new queued-reason field gives you more information and context why messages have been queued rather than sent.

  • October 17, 2022

    Added new command line interface

    Open Commerce

    What

    We’ve written a new CLI so you can start developing your Open Commerce projects more easily. Now, you only need a simple command to create your project, create a custom plugin, or add the Open Commerce admin and storefront to the project. Check out all the commands at the  CLI ReadMe or by running reaction help in your terminal. Or, see our guides and documentation for more details.

    Why

    Getting started or completing routine workflows with Open Commerce had become slow and cumbersome due to excessive memory use and device slowdowns. With the new CLI, you can run the API, storefront and admin applications independently, which frees up memory and improves performance.

  • October 6, 2022

    Added time limit to message scheduling

    Transactional

    What

    We’ve added a limit to how far in the future you can schedule messages. Currently, we’re allowing you to schedule messages within a year from the date of scheduling.

    This validation change affects the following APIs:

    • messages/send

    • messages/sendRaw

    • messages/sentTemplate

    • messages/reschedule

    Why

    We’re adding this validation limit to increase database efficiency and performance.

  • August 2, 2022

    Added transactional as an accepted status for Batch Subscribe

    Marketing

    What

    The Batch Subscribe endpoint now accepts ‘transactional’ as a possible status value.

    Why

    Previously, the Batch Subscribe endpoint did not accept ‘transactional’ in the status field, which did not match the behavior of adding an individual list member. This change allows you to add transactional list members using the Batch Subscribe endpoint moving forward.

  • August 3, 2022

    Additional fields added to Batch Subscribe error response

    Marketing

    What

    We’ve added “field” and “field_message” to the Batch Subscribe error response. You’ll see data in these fields when a merge field error is encountered.

    Why

    Previously, when you encountered a merge field error during a Batch Subscribe operation, you didn’t see any details about the field in the error. This can cause headaches when you’re troubleshooting a remedy.

    These additional fields, when present, should provide more insight into how to resolve an issue.