iSenseLabs Weekly 106: What's New in Your OpenCart Extensions

Announcing another massive batch of OpenCart extension updates!

The team just brewed up tons of new module versions. You will see a lot of OpenCart 3.x compatibility updates and new features adding more and more value to our premium extensions.

Highlights of the week:

  • Amazon Pay services
  • SEO improvements
  • Instant Checkout GDPR Compliance
  • Product Bundles
  • Product Image Videos
     

OpenCart Extensions

OpenCart Extension Updates


Amazon Pay and Login with Amazon 1.0.1 | OpenCart 1.5.x

Amazon Pay and Login with Amazon for OpenCart

 Improvement 

  • Change the Login with Amazon extension name in German. 'Melden Sie sich bei Amazon an' is now 'Login mit Amazon'.
  • Missing database tables are now automatically created as soon as you visit Extensions > Payment > Amazon Pay and Login with Amazon.
  • The JavaScript debug messages in testing mode are now outputted in the JavaScript console only if there is an active admin user session.
  • Include front-end language translations for French, Italian, German and Spanish.
  • In case the Amazon user has provided only one name, it is now used as the OpenCart customer first name, not the last name.
  • The required integration keys are now trimmed after clicking Save. This is to ensure no white spaces before/after the keys will break the extension.

Amazon Pay and Login with Amazon 2.0.1 | OpenCart 2.x

Amazon Pay and Login with Amazon for OpenCart

 Improvement 

  • Change the Login with Amazon extension name in German. 'Melden Sie sich bei Amazon an' is now 'Login mit Amazon'.
  • The name of the whole extension has been unified to 'Amazon Pay and Login with Amazon'.
  • In OC 2.3.x version, we have introduced admin panel language packs for: German, Spanish, French and Italian.
  • Missing database tables are now automatically created as soon as you visit Extensions > Payment > Amazon Pay and Login with Amazon.
  • The JavaScript debug messages in testing mode are now outputted in the JavaScript console only if there is an active admin user session.
  • Include front-end language translations for French, Italian, German and Spanish.
  • In case the Amazon user has provided only one name, it is now used as the OpenCart customer first name, not the last name.
  • The events are properly getting hooked upon Save in the admin panel.
  • The required integration keys are now trimmed after clicking Save. This is to ensure no white spaces before/after the keys will break the extension.

 Bug Fixes 

  • The payment extension logo has been fixed to say "Amazon Pay".
  • Automatic Capture upon order status change is working now.

 Removed 

In OC 2.3.x version, we have removed unnecessary language files.

Amazon Pay and Login with Amazon 3.0.1 | OpenCart 3.x

Amazon Pay and Login with Amazon for OpenCart

 Improvement 

  • Add install/upgrade instructions notifying the OpenCart administrator to clear their Theme cache after uploading the extension files.
  • The name of the whole extension has been unified to 'Amazon Pay and Login with Amazon'.
  • We have introduced admin panel language packs for: German, Spanish, French and Italian.
  • Missing database tables are now automatically created as soon as you visit Extensions > Payment > Amazon Pay and Login with Amazon.
  • The JavaScript debug messages in testing mode are now outputted in the JavaScript console only if there is an active admin user session.
  • Include front-end language translations for French, Italian, German and Spanish.
  • In case the Amazon user has provided only one name, it is now used as the OpenCart customer first name, not the last name.
  • The events are properly getting hooked upon Save in the admin panel.
  • The required integration keys are now trimmed after clicking Save. This is to ensure no white spaces before/after the keys will break the extension.

 Bug Fixes 

  • The payment extension logo has been fixed to say "Amazon Pay".
  • Automatic Capture upon order status change is working now.
  • The integration with the affiliate system is working correctly now.

 Removed 

  • We have removed unnecessary language files.

SEO Backpack 2.8.3 & 3.8.3 | OpenCart 2.x & 3.x

SEO Solution for OpenCart

 Improvement 

  • The random string suffix to a slug, when the currently created URL already exists, is now refactored. Instead of 5-6 random numbers with no meaning, the suffix now includes the product/category/information/manufacturer ID and the language ID
  • The Page Crawler now works even on stores where there is an SSL certificate but it is not set up correctly
  • Better explanation for the detected URLs and their possible redirects

 Bug Fixes 

  • Price field not being detected correctly if it has commas (For example: 9,999.25)
  • Detected pages filter - the date filter now works
  • Improved trimming of the HTML tags in the automatic Meta Description generation
  • The headings counter not being displayed correctly in the Page Crawler (OpenCart 3.x)
  • The product image not being displayed correctly in the structured data code (OpenCart 3.x)
  • Fix language switching bug, when the experimental option "language folder string in the URL" is enabled (OpenCart 2.0.x-2.3.x)
  • Small hooking issue for the H1 and H2 tag editing feature (OpenCart 2.0 - 2.2.x)
  • Minor improvements to the SQL queries

SuperQuickCheckout 3.0.1 | OpenCart 3.x

Instant Checkout for OpenCart

 Improvement 

  • GDPR Compliance compatibility
  • Include product options and quantity

SuperQuickCheckout 2.2.6 | OpenCart 2.x

Instant Checkout for OpenCart

 Improvement 

  • GDPR Compliance compatibility.
  • Automatically add product when place order.

 Bug Fixes 

  • Fulfilled orders show double entries.

iProductVideo 4.1.6 & 5.3.1 | OpenCart 2.x & 3.x

Product Video for OpenCart

 Improvement 

  • Chrome autoplay policy
  • New Option to use youtube-nocookie.com
  • Auto assign a product when adding new video based on a filtered product
  • Local video auto preload
  • Update lightbox video plugin
  • Add info '%' as autocomplete wildcard

 Bug Fixes 

  • Folder permission issue on installation

ProductBundles 5.4 | OpenCart 3.x

Product Bundles for OpenCart

 New Feature 

  • Added option to choose for which customer groups the bundle discount to be applied. If you don't select any group, the bundle discount will operate as before. However, if you make a selection, the discount will be applied only to the selected group(s). This is an optional feature and can be configured separately for each bundle.

 Improvement 

  • Compatibility with Journal2 theme and adaptive design.
  • CSS Styling fixes for the bundle widget and for the popup with product options 
  • CSS Styling fixes for the admin panel
  • Added Installation Instructions & Upgrade Instructions & Uninstallation Instructions 
  • Added a link to the frequently asked questions article for the extension  

 Bug Fixes 

  • Minor design fixes in the admin part of the module.
  • The bundle is not shown when one product is duplicated.

ProductBundles 4.4 | OpenCart 2.x

Product Bundles for OpenCart

 New Feature 

  • Added option to choose for which customer groups the bundle discount to be applied. If you don't select any group, the bundle discount will operate as before. However, if you make a selection, the discount will be applied only to the selected group(s). This is an optional feature and can be configured separately for each bundle.

 Improvement 

  • Compatibility with Journal2 theme and adaptive design.
  • CSS Styling fixes for the bundle widget and for the popup with product options 
  • CSS Styling fixes for the admin panel
  • Added Installation Instructions & Upgrade Instructions & Uninstallation Instructions 
  • Added a link to the frequently asked questions article for the extension  

 Bug Fixes 

  • Minor design fixes in the admin part of the module.
  • The bundle is not shown when one product is duplicated.

GDPR Compliance 1.5.1, 2.5.1, 3.5.1 - REPACKED

GDPR Compliance for OpenCart

 Improvement 

  • Small language fix for the mini cookie bar revealing button
  • Charset fix for the privacy policy viewer in the admin panel
  • Users should easily understand the correct ZIP file for the correct OpenCart version.

EasyNewsletterSubscription 3.0.1 | OpenCart 3.x

Newsletter Subscription for OpenCart

 Improvement 

  • GDPR Compliance compatibility.

EasyNewsletterSubscription 2.3.1 | OpenCart 2.0.x - 2.3.x

Newsletter Subscription for OpenCart

 Improvement 

  • GDPR Compliance compatibility.

PreviousNextProduct 2.3.2 | OpenCart 2.x

Previous Next Product for OpenCart

 Bug Fixes 

  • Undefined index in admin
  • Wrong stylesheet path in admin

ProductsGenerator 3.0 | OpenCart 3.x

Product Generator for OpenCart

 Improvement 

  • OpenCart 3.x compatibility.

MaintenanceMode+ 3.0 | OpenCart 3.x

Maintenance Mode for OpenCart

 Improvement 

  • OpenCart 3.x compatibility.

HowDidYouHearAboutUs 3.3.12 | OpenCart 3.x

How Did You Hear About Us for OpenCart

 Improvement 

  • OpenCart 3.x compatibility.

GooglePlusComments 3.1.2 | OpenCart 3.x

Google+ Comments for OpenCart

 Improvement 

  • OpenCart 3.x compatibility.

Best E-Commerce Knowledge Sources of the Week


The 8 Core Principles of Good Customer Service

By Userlike

Speed and the right support channels are the first instances to ensure your customer service team has. Followed by accuracy and clarity to actually make that speed count for something. Training your team is key here and they must be familiar with the concepts of simplicity, structure and familiarity. Most of all, friendliness and efficiency are what tops off the perfect customer support.

Why Your eCommerce Conversion Rate Is Probably Better Than You Think

By Inflow

First of all, stop looking at your conversion rates all the time. It’s like watching hair grow and completely disrupts your perspective of growth. Increasing conversion rates is a long-term strategy and process and you need to know how exactly to track it so you don’t misinterpret the numbers.

How to Grow Email Signups by 377% with Content Upgrades (Step-by-Step Guide)

By Get Highlights

Content upgrades can be all types of digital content like blog posts consisting of how-to guides, checklists, infographics, or slideshows and videos. You can find opportunities for content upgrades by looking at your analytics and finding the highest performing posts. Start with a couple of posts to test as this article suggests and follow the rest of their tips to grow your subscribers.

5 New Responsive Themes: The Best of OpenCart Design 2018

By iSenseLabs

OpenCart themes give merchants a fast way to customize their online stores and turn the default look into a beautiful and personalized design that improves shopping experience for customers. We took out 5 of the best new themes we could find and showed why we like them. We will be updating this post regularly when we find new themes we think OpenCart merchants should check out.

Basic OpenCart Management One Video at a Time


How to Create and Customize Banners in OpenCart 3.x


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Editor’s Choice: Freebie Pick of the Week


We can't get enough of color pickers apparently. Bootflat is a project by GitHub giving you amazing colors for flat designs of any kind. We're definitely adding that to our bookmarks.

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