[iSenseLabs Weekly 45] New OpenCart Features & Fixes, Video Tutorials and Latest E-Commerce News

It was a busy week at the labs and we are ready to present our newest OpenCart extension upgrades. We’ve added some new module features and did a lot of improvements.

Is your store ready and up-to-date with all the necessary functionality for the holidays?

Promotions 2.1 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

MultiStore Compatibility

New Feature: Promotion listing page

New Feature: Displaying promotions in product tab

Improvement: More conditions

Improvement: More actions

Improvement: Promotions can be applied multiple times

Bug fix: Promotion calculations

AnyPort 1.4.1 (OC 1.5.0.x to 1.5.6.x)

Improvement: Additional check during database backup

AnyPort 2.0.1 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Improvement: Additional check during database backup

TieredGifts 2.2.1 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Improvement: Journal theme compatibility

GuestOrderView 1.4 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Compatible with OpenCart 2.3.x

CallForPrice 1.2.1 (OC 1.5.4.x to 1.5.6.x)

Improvement: Email field short tag added

StorePickup 2.1.3 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Improvement: Updated installation instructions

Bug fix: Removed token variable from the catalog controller

PopupWindow 2.3.3 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Bug fix: Fixed the name of the catalog controller class for the version compatible with OC 2.3.x

TwitterPics 2.1.1 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Compatible with OpenCart 2.3.x

TwitterLogin 2.3.2 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Bug fix: Twitter callback URL issue

TwitterFeed 2.1 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Compatible with OpenCart 2.3.x

InstagramLogin 2.2.5 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Improvement: Updated installation instructions

Bug fix: Fixed the SSL check on admin controller

Bug fix: Related to OpenCart 2.3.x version

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