iSenseLabs Weekly 109: What's New in Your OpenCart Extensions

Another awesome and productive week at iSenseLabs has come to an end.

The team did their best to deliver as much as possible and made another step forward in improving your OpenCart extensions so your store can run better and give you more features!

Among the highlights of the week are a few new features in GDPR Compliance.

  • Double Opt-In: You now have a double subscription feature for newsletters that sends your customers a confirmation message after they opt in.
  • Journal 3 Compatibility: The new Journal 3 theme is coming out soon and we've made sure that our GDPR Compliance module is compatible with it.

Learn more about the new features below and don't forget - always update your OpenCart extensions!

OpenCart Extension Updates


GDPR Compliance 1.8, 2.8 & 3.8 | All OpenCart Versions

 New Feature 

  • Added newsletter double opt-in. When the customer decides to subscribe to your newsletter, they will receive a message which will contain a link for confirmation of the subscription. This will be displayed as a 'double opt-in' event in the "Opt-In/Opt-Out" section. Works on regular registration, registration when checking out (tested with the default checkout) and by manually editing the newsletter settings from "Your Account". The template is also multi-lingual.
  • Now you can select which page to be linked as a policy in the cookie consent bar. You can do that from the 'Cookie Consent Bar' tab in the admin panel of GDPR Compliance.
  • Compatibility with Journal 3 theme and checkout (OpenCart 3.0.x)
  • Compatibility with Journal 3 theme and checkout (OpenCart 2.x)
  • Added a new filter option in the "Opt-In/Opt-Out" tab in the admin panel - "Double Opt-In"

 Improvement 

  • Refactored cookie consent bar code

 Bug Fix 

  • Fixed minor issue on the mail template for the deletion of customer data in OpenCart 3.0.x
  • Fixed minor SSL issue in OpenCart 1.5.x
  • Minor fixes & improvements 
     

PreOrder 3.9.5 | OpenCart 3.x

 Improvement 

  • Add option to assign a specific status to a preordered order

 Bug Fix 

  • Properly casting parameter in DB query
  • Mail engine in mail library instance
  • Not showing pre-orders in other than the default languages
  • Pre-Order Quantity not subtracted when an order is placed
     

PreOrder 2.9.5 | OpenCart 2.x

 Improvement 

  • Add option to assign a specific status to a preorder order
  • Improved compatibility with modification target product options

 Bug Fix 

  • Properly casting parameter in DB query
  • Not showing pre-orders other than default languages
  • Pre Order button does not change when option have stock
  • Empty preorder text in cart
  • Cart library path in OC 2.1
  • Language path in OC 2.0 - 2.2
  • Store switcher in OC 2.3
     

PreOrder 1.2.2 | OpenCart 1.5.x

 Bug Fix 

  • Stock multiple decrements in multi-language store
  • Re-ordering products error
     

LastViewed 2.2.0, 3.2.0 | OpenCart 2.x & OpenCart 3.x

 New Feature 

  • Track products via a cookie.
     

ScheduledPriceChange 2.3.2 | OpenCart 2.x

 Bug Fix 

  • Undefined store_id
  • Cannot remove scheduled prices
  • Cannot edit Valid From input date
     

AutomatedNewsletter 3.5.5 | OpenCart 3.x

 Improvement 

  • Discount by customer group
  • Show the excluded tax price per site configuration

 Bug Fix 

  • Special product SQL query
     

AutomatedNewsletter 2.5.4 | OpenCart 2.x

 Improvement 

  • Discount by customer group
  • Show the excluded tax price per site configuration

 Bug Fix 

  • Special product SQL query
     

CustomerPhotos 4.3.7 | OpenCart 3.x

 Bug Fix 

  • Mark required field input
  • Removed hardcoded string to language variables
  • PHP tag leftover
     

CustomerPhotos 3.3.7 | OpenCart 2.x

 Bug Fix 

  • Instagram photos feed
  • Check if Custom Tag is empty
  • Mark required field input
  • Removed hardcoded string to language variables
     

CodeManager Pro 3.2.6 | OpenCart 3.x

 New Feature 

  • OpenCart 3.0.x compatibility.
     

CodeManager 3.2.6 | OpenCart 3.x

 New Feature 

  • OpenCart 3.0.x compatibility.
     

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