[iSenseLabs Weekly 41] New OpenCart Features & Fixes, Video Tutorials and Latest E-Commerce News

Welcome to the latest edition of our weekly OpenCart updates. It’s time to tell you about our new module improvements, one of which is another major upgrade of NitroPack.

Another recent development is the release of our brand new Testimonials page. It’s where you can see all the awesome feedback we’ve received over time.

NitroPack 2.5.2 (OC 2.x) and 1.8.2 (OC 1.x)

Improvement: Browser class improvement for better SSL support

Improvement: Improve the way we hook to OpenCart and serve pagecache

Improvement: Improve the way we show the cache widget

Improvement: Non-blocking cache creation for PHP-FPM

Improvement: Non-blocking cache creation for mod_php

Improvement: Make the number for the 'times faster' text in the cache widget work when serving browser cache as well

Improvement: Simplify CDN

Improvement: Reduce the number of files in the package

Improvement: Bug fix for the image CDN on newer versions of OpenCart

Improvement: Add option to set custom PHP binary path for the CRON

Improvement: Improved cron command which now passes the server name, so SMTP mail can work

Bug fix: Mail class now properly detected for OpenCart

Bug fix: Resolve an issue with duplicate product cache database entries

Bug fix: Fix the raw Google PageSpeed result view

CodeManager 2.2.4 OC 2.x - 2.3.x

Bug fix: Changed the way user id is get from the session

FreeShippingTeaser 2.4.1 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Improvement: If a customer has more than one address, the one added in the checkout will be considered, not the default one.

Bug fix: Geo Zone enable/disable fix in the admin.

SocialDiscounts 2.4.6 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Improvement: A warning message is shown on the module administration if the Order Totals module is not installed and activated.

Improvement: Updated the configuration instructions.

Bug fix: Module version is shown on the module name.

SmartBar 2.0.3 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Bug fix: Added the language variables for time interval start and end fields.

Bonus Section: Our Favorite Articles of the Week

Facebook Ads vs. Google AdWords: Which Should You Be Using?

By WordStream

Online advertising has come a long way due to the great competition between Google Ads and Facebook Ads. Both platforms strive to get more businesses to use their services and in attempt to beat one another, they make it very confusing for people to make the choice. Check this article to see which platform is more suitable for your exact needs and type of business.

How to Write Copy That’s Optimized for Conversion

By Ladder

It’s very tough to write content that converts. Sometimes you do it, but it doesn’t always work. Usually, that kind of copy is for your product pages, landing pages, home page, blog, all the places you want people to see and get convinced to become your customers. Here’s an article that will show you what you need to focus on to optimize your copy for maximum conversion.

Email Marketing Best Practices In Fashion E-commerce

By Prowly

Fashion is one of the most popular industries in E-Commerce, and the email campaigns run by most stores are often very beautiful and inspiring. View this post for the most used practices that marketers prefer to incorporate in their email marketing campaigns. After all, design is at the heart of the fashion industry, so there’s a lot to learn from the examples.

iSenseLabs Videos

How to Add Options in OpenCart 2.3.x and Assign them to Products

Pick of the Week

The Noun Project offer a really huge collection of free glyph icons created by various artists. Check them out, you will surely find something you can use for your E-Commerce store.

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