[iSenseLabs Weekly 49] New OpenCart Features & Fixes, Video Tutorials and Latest E-Commerce News

Another cold week has come to an end and after a lot of hot tea and coffee, our team is ready with the latest OpenCart extension updates.

We made significant updates to NotifyWhenAvailable and BuyNow adding easier customization features and compatibility improvements.

NotifyWhenAvailable 2.7 (OC 2.0.3.x - 2.3.x)

New feature: Most Wanted products in the statistics section

New feature: Added product model field as a shortcode to the email content

Improvement: Save the original AddToCart function and set our own. This fixes all issues with custom AddToCart functions.

Bug fix: Fixed 'Send notification to Admin'

Bug fix: Changed all template variables from $data to $nwa_data

Bug fix: Removed all blank spaces after the closing ?> tags

BuyNow 2.4.2 (OC 2.0.3.x - 2.3.x)

New Feature: Added option to change the colors of the button

New Feature: Added custom css input field

Improvement: Added Journal 2 Compatibility

AskForQuote 2.4.5 (OC 2.0.3.x - 2.3.x)

Improvement: Change the value of Add to Cart button to Ask for Quote.

Bug fix: Fixed the admin comments showing on the pending requests and archive tabs    

Added missing Installation Instructions, Licensing and Release Log files.

TieredGifts 2.2.3 (OC 2.0.3.x - 2.3.x)

Bug fix: Added admin language files to the correct folder

TwitterPics 2.1.2 (OC 2.0.3.x - 2.3.x)

Bug fix: module not loading in OpenCart 2.3.x+

Bonus Section: Our Favorite Articles of the Week

How To Gauge Keyword Difficulty And Find The Easiest Keywords To Rank For

By Ahrefs

Thinking of a lot of keywords that match your type of business and relate to your industry and products is actually not that hard. The challenging part is to rank high for the keywords you choose, and this is where it gets interesting. Keyword difficulty and competition is measured by tools such as the ones offered by Ahrefs and they share a bit about how to determine these variables.

How to Embrace Constant Change in Growth

By CoElevate

Growth is what we all want and strive for. It’s what we need to survive and thrive in the digital ecosystem. But to some, growth may cause fatigue, especially if they are not prepared for it and it happens too fast. There are a few stages of growth - evolving products, change in audience, and shifting channels. All of them can cause confusion in developing your tactics.

Why Email Automation Is Critically Important For Your Business

By InboxArmy

Apart from the obvious benefits such as saved time, saved money and a more consistent building of relationships between you and your customers, it also solves problems, provides information and much more. Most importantly, email automation is significant to affecting the purchasing decisions of customers who receive messages in their inbox from you.

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