The 15 Most Popular Articles from the iSenseLabs Blog in 2016

2017 has already begun and it’s time to look back on the most viewed articles in our blog during the past year.

In 2016, we started experimenting with different types of content and a variety of ideas for blog posts, such as tutorials, E-Commerce research, success stories, top lists, news from different sectors of the digital world, as well as OpenCart-related articles.

We want to say a big thank you to you, our reader and assure you that we will be putting even more effort into the content published in our blog.

1 How to Improve Email Marketing Using Principles of UX Design

Both email marketing and UX design are topics of significant importance in the digital world. You cannot have a successful marketing strategy without email, and you cannot have a successful email strategy without good design. In this article, we showed how merging the two disciplines works for multiple brands and how you can do it as well.

2 Ecommerce Blogging - Why and How To Start Right Now

Having your own store is probably enough load already and surely you’re not looking for any additional activities that will take up even more of your time. On the other hand, if you’re a good entrepreneur, you know the value of a good investment. Blogging is an indisputable champion when it comes to good investments. See this article to learn why and how you can start right now.

3 [Infographic] 30 Proven Ideas that Increase E-Commerce Conversion Rates

Wondering what’s bringing your E-Commerce conversion rates down? This infographic by Shane Barker shows many of the possible reasons your online store might suffer from lack of sales.

4 How To Upgrade OpenCart From 1.5.6.x To 2.2.0.0 In 3 Easy Steps

A large part of OpenCart stores are still using the older OpenCart 1.x versions. This is not necessarily bad, however the support for extensions is decreasing for older versions of the platform and the increasing improvements of OpenCart 2.x make it quite viable for an update. Check this tutorial to see how it’s done in 3 easy steps.

5 OpenCart Communities - A Source of Know-How, Inspiration and Support

One of the things that sets OpenCart apart from many other E-Commerce platforms is the community. What’s special about the OpenCart community is not just its sheer size, but the way store owners help each other out, suggest solutions and help make the platform better with each update with useful and actionable feedback.

6 Top 3 Most Popular Marketplaces for OpenCart Themes

Your store theme does not only change the way your website looks. Most of the OpenCart themes offered in the marketplaces come with additional modules, custom functionality and many perks that help you manage your store easier and make the customizations you need. In this article, we talk about the leading marketplaces for OpenCart themes and their differences.

7 Increase Traffic in OpenCart with These 5 Proven Ideas

Web traffic does not always come easy, especially for new stores or ones from competitive industries. We took 5 of the most popular ideas on generating more traffic for your website and twisted them through the OpenCart perspective. There are a lot of tips and additional resources that contain additional information for those who want to dig deep into promoting their website without paid advertising.

8 iSenseLabs Announces FacebookStore for OpenCart

This year, we launched our FacebookStore extension for adding a Shop section in your Facebook page containing the products from your OpenCart store. Check this article for more information on the easy setup process and learn how to start selling directly on the world’s largest social media platform.

9 We Updated 100 OpenCart Modules From 2.1.0.2 to 2.2. Here is What We Learned

After updating our OpenCart extensions to the 2.2.x version, we found a lot worth sharing. There were a few differences in the platform that required us to do a lot of changes in the code of our modules. While we were doing that, we kept a list of all the changes and possible fixes, so we decided to share them with the community.

10 Events (Script Notifications) in OpenCart 2.2.x. What Has Changed?

OpenCart 2.2 brought a lot of changes to the event system as well. In this article, we have explained what’s new with the script notifications and how you can work with them. You will see the exact differences with the older event system.

11 The Definitive Guide to Attributes and Options in OpenCart 2.x

Product options and attributes are hugely important for any OpenCart store and in this post we explain how to set them up and what’s the difference between the two. Don’t forget that their primary purpose is to make it easier for the customers to learn product info and order exactly what they want, so follow the instructions here and make them easy to understand.

12 System Settings of OpenCart 2.2.x - The Definitive Guide

Seeing the system settings in OpenCart for the first time can be a bit too much, especially for users who encounter the platform for the first time. That’s why we made an elaborate tutorial where we explain what each setting is used for and how to configure all of the fields.

13 OpenCart 2.3 is Officially Released. What's New?

2016 was the year when the latest version of the OpenCart platform was launched - 2.3. It was a huge update that introduced a lot of changes and improvements to the system and definitely shows that OpenCart is on the right path.

14 10 Reasons Why We Love OpenCart and You Should Too

There are a lot of things that make the OpenCart platform an excellent choice for businesses of all sizes. It’s free and open-source, which means you save a lot when starting from scratch. You can chose your own hosting, unlike other E-Commerce platforms and you have complete freedom to customize your website however you like. And this is just the surface.

15 15 E-Commerce Websites Showing The Beauty of OpenCart

Good design is something we always appreciate and we couldn’t resist to share what we found when we started researching OpenCart stores. We made a list of 15 E-Commerce websites that are based on the platform and are attractive enough to be part of our selection depicting the qualities that OpenCart has when it comes to custom design.

2016 Wrap Up

Those were the articles that attracted the most readers to our blog in 2016. We’re thrilled that our work is of interest to so many people and that’s what inspires us to push forward and bring more and better content for you to enjoy. Thank you for a wonderful year! Stay tuned for new and even more interesting articles in 2017.

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