New Features, Module Fixes and Latest News. iSenseLabs Weekly #24

We’re definitely on a roll with the new OpenCart extensions lately. We just released an initial version of TieredGifts for the older platform versions 1.5.4.x to 1.5.6.x. The biggest release this week however is the new OCWP version. The release log is huge, so be sure to check it out.

OpenCart Development

OCWP 1.2 (OC 2.0.1.x to 2.2.x)

OpenCart WordPress Integration

New feature: Names of sub-modules can be now edited from the sub-module admin panel.

New feature: Add support for a custom local config file called ocwp_local.php.

New feature: Introduced custom config variable "ocwp_config.search_wp_path" which is an absolute path to a wp-config.php file. Used to manually specify existing WordPress installations.

New feature: Added Global Custom CSS box.

New feature: Added "Go back" button for all OCWP sub-modules. The button leads to the OCWP dashboard.

Improvement: In case of an error, the OCWP engine now fails silently and logs an error.

Improvement: Before loading, OCWP tries a preliminary hook to adapt to WordPress updates.

Improvement: Custom error handlers now regard value of error_reporting(). They also throw more error message details.

Improvement: Added help text for the OCWP sub-module field 'Module title'.

Improvement: Sub-module dashboard now displays more information and looks good on mobile devices.

Improvement: Language entries revised for consistency.

Improvement: Link to insert license autofocuses input box.

Bug fix: OCWP module debugger was not fetching submodule settings for older versions of OpenCart 2.x.

Bug fix: Search for existing WordPress installation was not returning results in some cases.

TieredGifts 1.0 (OC 1.5.4.x to 1.5.6.x)

Free Gift Marketing

Initial version for OpenCart 1.5.4.x to 1.5.6.x

​SMSBump 2.5.9 (OC 2.0.x to 2.2.x)

Bulk SMS

Bug fix: Undefined variable: old_oc.

Improvement: Added additional short codes for Shipping Address, Shipping Method, Payment Address, Payment Method for order confirmation messages.

PopupWindow 2.2.7 (OC 2.0.x to 2.2.x)

Ecommerce Popup

Bug fix: Exit intent bug fix.

DiscountOnNextPurchase 1.4 (OC 1.5.4.x to 1.5.6.x)

Discount for next purchases

New feature: Choose whether the customer to be logged in or not to use the coupon.

CustomerPhotos 2.2.1 (OC 1.5.2.x to 1.5.6.x)


Customer Photos

New feature: Customers can now upload their own photos.

Removed: Due to Instagram API changes the Instagram service is no longer available.

RelatedProductsPro 2.1.4 (OC 2.0.x to 2.2.x)

Related Products

New feature: Option to show random related products.

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