iSenseLabs Weekly 105: What's New in Your OpenCart Extensions

OpenCart merchants with large stores, your slow product search nightmares have come to an end. iSearch Corporate for OpenCart 3.x is released!

First things first, after a lot of requests and a lot of enhancements to the database cache performance and enhancements to the user interface, we're happy to announce that iSearch Corporate is finally ready for OpenCart 3.x stores.

Another important highlight is that we've grown the list of languages available for GDPR Compliance and added a few new features for the "Right To Be Forgotten" requirement.

Furthermore, a lot of our extensions are used to send emails, so we're steadily updating them for GDPR Compliance as well.

This way you can use tools like CallForPrice, NotifyWhenAvailable, AskForQuote, etc without worrying that they will expose your store to GDPR-related risks.

View all the changes in the release logs below!

OpenCart Extension Updates


iSearch Corporate 4.0 | OpenCart 3.x

 Upcoming  

  • CRON jobs for automated cache refresh
  • Category search
  • Attribute Key = Value search

 Removed  

  • Analytics tab. It is not required because OpenCart has a built-in search reporting in Admin > Reports.

GDPR Compliance 1.5,1, 2.5.1, 3.5.1 | All OpenCart Versions

 New Features  

  • Added manual customer deletion/anonymization.
  • The "Right to be Forgotten" feature now is completely rewritten. As a store owner, you have bigger control over what will be deleted/anonymized. When the data will be removed from your store can also be specified.
  • Additionally, you can add custom messages and also deny deletion requests. The customers will be notified (via email) when you decide whether you will honor or deny the request, and they will also be notified when the actual removal process takes place.
  • Added an option which can be used to switch between manual and automatic processing of deletion requests.
  • Admin notification (via email) when a customer requests his/her data to be deleted/anonymized (active when the manual mode is selected).

 Improvements 

  • Using `mb_substr()` in the Policy Acceptance listing in the admin panel. If the function is not enabled, the module will use `substr()` as a backup solution.
  • Fix for devices with lower resolutions, where the cookie preferences window is not fully displayed.
  • An improved module upgrading process. Now the browser cache clearing is not absolutely required when new features are introduced.
  • The newsletter information in the "Personal Data Report" can now also be translated. The module is now 100% translatable.
  • Added a link in the ZIP file to a video, which explains in details every feature in the extension.
  • Added a link in the ZIP file, which leads to the frequently asked questions article about the module.
  • Added a link in the ZIP file, which leads to an article with information on how your privacy policy should look like.

 Bug Fixes  

  • Fixed "Awaiting Deletions" counter label in the "Deletion Requests" tab.
  • Many minor fixes & stability improvements.

Available languages: Download here

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Hungarian
  • Dutch
  • Czech
  • Croatian
  • Bulgarian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Greek
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

FacebookStore 2.5.9 | OpenCart 2.x

 Bug Fixes  

  • The module now correctly detects its settings when FacebookMessage is also installed.

FacebookStore 3.0.9 | OpenCart 3.x

 Bug Fixes  

  • The module now correctly detects its settings when FacebookMessage is also installed.
  • Customers who have previously visited the site through an affiliate link can now correctly checkout through the Facebook page.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing totals modules to not be regarded by the module.

CallForPrice 1.2.2 | OpenCart 1.5.x, 3.4.3 | OpenCart 3.x

 Improvements  

  • GDPR Compliance compatibility

CallForPrice 2.4.3 | OpenCart 2.x

 Improvements  

  • GDPR Compliance compatibility

 Bug Fixes  

  • Uninstall issue

Feefo 3.0 | OpenCart 3.x

 Improvements  

  • Compatibility with OpenCart 3.x
  • Compatibility with Journal 2
  • UI enhancements

AskForQuote 2.5.1 | OpenCart 2.x, 3.5.1 | OpenCart 3.x

 Improvements  

  • GDPR Compliance compatibility

MailOnReturn 2.1.2 | OpenCart 2.x

 Bug Fixes  

  • Use the correct mail function for OpenCart 2.0.x to 2.3.x

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