[iSenseLabs Weekly 46] New OpenCart Features & Fixes, Video Tutorials and Latest E-Commerce News

Friday is upon us again and the weekend begins in just a few hours. We’re excited to bring you our newest OpenCart extension updates and the latest news from the E-Commerce world.

This week, the major releases include ProductManager, iBlog and AbandonedCarts. There’s a lot of new stuff going on, so make sure you download the latest versions and keep your store’s modules up to date.

ProductManager 3.1.0 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

New feature: Added different types of bulk edit for attributes and specials (replacing and on-top adding).

New feature: Added discounts as a column with options to both single and bulk edit.

Improvement: Better handling of iframes in the javascript code. Bubbling events are now fixed and the module will make no unnecessary ajax requests.

Improvement: Removed php short tags as they are not supported by all servers.

Bug fix: 'Apply to all' customer groups feature of specials and discounts is now working correctly.

iBlog 2.7.6 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Improvement: Improved compatibility with SEO Pack

Improvement: Improved iBlog SEO URLs functionality

Bug fix: Fixed link to iBlog listing

Bug fix: Multi-store categories autocomplete

AbandonedCarts 5.3.3 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Bug-fix: Fixed wrong product URLs in the carts view on a multi-store setup in the admin panel

Bug-fix: Fixed wrong last visited URL in the carts view on a multi-store setup in the admin panel

Bug-fix: Fixed issues with showing undefined index errors when the admin sends emails manually

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

Improvement: OpenCart 2.3.x compatibility.

FacebookMessage 1.2 (OC 1.5.x)

Improvement: Widget positioning

New feature: Option to choose from predefined color schemes.

iAnalytics 3.3.1 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Bug-fix: Minor multi-store issue

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

Bug-fix: The customer notes are shown correctly on the waiting list

DisqusComments 2.3.1 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Bug-fix: Template path fix

SimilarProducts 2.1.2 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Improvement: Journal theme compatibility.

OrderSuccessPage 2.3.4 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Bug fix: OCmod issue with layout variables

PopupWindow 2.3.4 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Improvement: Altered the image uploader in the Rich Text Editor to prevent the default base64 image encoding used by Summernote

LastViewed 2.1.6 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

New Feature: option to track last viewed products by IP

Bonus Section: Our Favorite Articles of the Week

We Tried All the Best Pinterest Marketing Tips. Here’s What Worked.

By Buffer

Pinterest is one of the most popular social media platforms based on visual content and high engagement rates. It can make a huge difference for your business if you grasp the key principles of the network. Buffer have made a compilation of the most popular marketing tips and showed which ones worked the best.

A Cheat Sheet to Designing a Pricing Page that Converts

By KissMetrics

Essentially, there are 5 factors that should shape your pricing page - a psychologically-backed layout, easy to understand, standard and recommended plan, content and risk reversals, as well as conversion-boosting features such as free stuff. How to combine them is what you should care about, and you can find out by checking this post by KissMetrics.

Stop Making Your Product So Accessible: 4 Ways to Fuel Product Growth with Scarcity

By Appcues

Using the scarcity principle is delicate matter and is not for every type of business. Your store may benefit from it, but you need to be smart in your approach. Scarcity goes along with exclusive products or one with high demand. You cannot simulate high demand using scarcity on a product that is just not that desired. Check the article and see what you can take from it.

20 Examples of Why Your OpenCart Store Needs a Blog

By iSenseLabs

Blogging is something we always promote for E-Commerce businesses. We encourage store owners to explore the countless benefits of opening a blog section in their websites, and thought that this would work best when we show them how other stores do it. This is a selection of the finest blogs we found in OpenCart-based online shops. Enjoy!

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