[iSenseLabs Weekly 48] New OpenCart Features & Fixes, Video Tutorials and Latest E-Commerce News

Happy New Year! We hope your holidays were awesome and glad to be up and running again!

2016 was a year that can hardly be described with a few words. Even a few sentences wouldn’t be enough. Surely, it was an awesome year for us at iSenseLabs and hopefully it was for you as well.

We are ready to show you our latest updates and all the OpenCart extensions we’ve improved during the holidays.

May 2017 be even more exciting and successful!

AbandonedCarts 5.3.4 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

This update is mandatory for all store owners running OpenCart 2.3.x and using coupons in their email reminders.

Improvement: Added a new file in the ZIP called "Scheduled Tasks (CRON Jobs)" which includes information on what the "Scheduled Tasks" feature is, how it can be used and troubleshooting steps

Improvement: Added a new file in the ZIP called "Emails & SPAM" which includes information on how to make sure that the emails coming from the module do not end up in the SPAM sections of the mail servers

Bug fix: Fixed issue with the checks for created/used coupons created from the module

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

New Feature: Discount after or before taxes option

Bug fix: Displaying promotions in product page fixed

AutomatedNewsletter 2.5.1 (OC 2.0.3.x - 2.3.x)

Improvement: Added error message when subject is missing

Improvement: Improved queries for selecting newsletter receivers and newsletter products

Improvement: Code refacturing

Bug fix: Fixed Custom Sender Name and Email

Bug fix: Fixed select recipients based on customer group

Bug fix: Fixed pagination in Newsletter templates listing

AutomatedNewsletter 1.7.1 (OC 1.5.x)

Improvement: Improved queries for selecting newsletter receivers and newsletter products

Improvement: Code refacturing

Bug fix: Multistore settings

HowDidYouHearAboutUs 2.3.8 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Bug fix: Journal 2 compatibility

OrderReviews (OC 1.5.4.x to 1.5.6.x)

Improvement: Order and customer data security.

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

Bug fix: Fixed cancel link in the admin panel.

Bug fix: Support for SSL URLs

AutoDetect 2.6.7 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Updated IP database

AutomatedNewsletter 2.5.2 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Bug fix: Fixed missing language string

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