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Essential reading for anyone involved with upgrading xTuple ERP from one version to the next. Make sure to bookmark this article; it contains mission critical information about the compatibility of all moving parts of the ERP — including core software, add-on packages, operating systems and the PostgreSQL database.


The xTuple Payment Gateways package is an xTuple extension that is needed to support the processing of credit card transactions on xTupleCommerce web portals. If you are running xTupleCommerce and you want to allow your customers to make purchases with credit cards, then you must have the xTuple Payment Gateways package installed and configured in the ERP.


Product photos are an essential part of your eCommerce site. They are so important, that I’ve written an article about how to properly take product photos, what equipment to use and strategies for taking as many shots as possible in a day.


The xTupleCommerce system is built to allow the ERP manager to control a customer experience based on inventory levels of products. Products could be in one of the following states:


With xTupleCommerce you are able to create webforms, which are forms that your users can fill out to engage with you. A simple example is a Contact Us form. The user fills out a few fields and clicks Submit. The information is saved to the web portal's database and you (and anyone else you require) are sent an email with a customized summary of the form. Additionally, the user filling out the form can receive a notification. You can configure the system to redirect the user to a specific page or a confirmation page after they submit the form. 


Out of the box, the xTupleCommerce homepage offers the ability to build a very flexible and unique customer experience. I typically use a metaphor when explaining a website's (or web portal's) homepage. The homepage is like the parking lot at a National Park. The people that land there know what they want to accomplish in this “Park.” The homepage serves as a series of “trailheads” that will help them navigate to where they want to go. It’s your job to make those "trailheads" obvious and attractive.


Four years ago our xTuple Web Services team began building an application framework on top of Drupal 7, to assist with our effort to integrate xTuple ERP with Drupal. We are now open-sourcing the code we developed called xDruple. This article describes the exact problems we were attempting to solve, what we've accomplished, and who can benefit from this code.


This article is designed to illustrate the relationship between xTuple ERP transactions and the general ledger (G/L) accounts they impact. Think of this section as being a reference tool you can use to help you track G/L transactions.


Quick tutorial showing readers how to use the export to FTP capabilities of xTuple Connect.


When importing XML data from an online source the best practice is to load the file contents as text to a temporary table. Then SQL statements and functions can be used to move the data to the desired xTuple tables. This article describes how to create the temporary table for the XML document and setup the xTuple Import Data utility.