[iSenseLabs Weekly 59] New OpenCart Features & Fixes, Video Tutorials and Latest E-Commerce News

Time for another weekly update! We’re glad to announce that we made some more progress with SEO Backpack, our newest OpenCart extension.

We implemented a lot of new features and worked on improving the usability of the control panel even more. Check out the SEO Backpack demo to get familiar with the changes.

Another big thing is the latest blog post we wrote on the topic of OpenCart and Magento and which one would be more suitable for an E-Commerce store depending on your business. You will find it in the articles section below our extension updates.

SEO Backpack 2.2 (OC 2.0.1.x - OpenCart 3.x)

New feature: Implemented new "Migrate" function, which will migrate your current SEO URLs (if you have such) to the new logic, introduced in SEO Backpack

New feature: Added .htaccess file check in the SEO Score calculation

New feature: Added robots.txt file check in the SEO Score calculation

New feature: Added Chinese support (experimental)

New feature: Added limit option for the filter in the 'Advanced Editor' page

New feature: Added option to remove more than one auto-links at a time

New feature: Added option to remove more than one custom URLs at a time

Improvement: Removed image renamer check from the SEO Score calculation, since some of the clients already have their images renamed.

Improvement: The product prices for the structured data are now formatted to show no more than 2 decimal digits

Bug fix: SEO Chart display issue is now fixed

Promotions 2.2.1 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Improvement: Promotion page is compatible with Journal2

Bug fix: Promotion reapplying

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

Bug fix: Fixed the store switcher widget links issue for OpenCart 2.3.x.

FacebookLogin 2.4 (OC 2.0.3.x to 3.0.x)

New feature: Implemented new button layout - Bootstrap Style

LastViewed 2.1.8 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Bug fix: loading of the admin language file

Bug fix: fixes on the OCMod file regarding the OC 2.0.x-2.2.x version

SocialDiscounts 2.4.8 (OC 2.0.3.x to 3.0.x)

Bug fix: Check if the $request_token have tokens before using them

Bug fix: CSS fixes for the Twitter buttons

Bug fix: Summernote fixes in the admin panel

TwitterLogin 2.3.5 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

New feature: Implemented new button layout - Bootstrap UI

GoogleLogin 2.3.5 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

New feature: Implemented new button layout - Bootstrap Style

InstagramLogin 2.2.7 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

New feature: Implemented new button layout - Bootstrap Style

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

New feature: Implemented new button layout - Bootstrap Style

Feefo 2.4 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x) & Feefo 1.4 (OC 1.5.4.x to 1.5.6.x)

Improvement: Compatibility with the new Feefo API.

AskForQuote 2.4.6 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

New Feature: Added global switch: Apply ask for quote for all products.

Bug fix: Fix store switcher button.

Bonus Section: Our Favorite Articles of the Week

How E-Commerce Companies Can Cross-Sell and Upsell to Increase Customer Lifetime Value

By Conversio

A big chunk of online shoppers who are first time buyers rarely come back for a second purchase. E-Commerce stores who search for a way to increase the lifetime value of such customers find that cross-selling and upselling can do the trick. Check this post for some detailed guidelines on smart cross-selling and how to get the most out of upselling.

How to Turn from a Beginning Blogger into the Instagram Star?

By Kuku

Instagram is one of the most powerful tools for bloggers to promote their content. It’s also a great opportunity for E-Commerce stores running a blog and aim to become an authority in their field. Find out how to turn from a beginner into an Instagram star with thousands of followers who can propel your traffic, reputation and sales.

Startuppers – Repeat After Me: Yes, I Do Need a Business Plan

By Domain

Make a plan to make God laugh, right? Well, when your business investment is at stake, it’s worth it to put a little effort at mapping out your next steps and making a plan for your growth. For a lot of new E-Commerce businesses this might be difficult, so here is an article that can guide you through that process and make it possible for you to create not just a plan, but a winning strategy.

OpenCart vs Magento - Create an Online Store that Fits Your Business

By iSenseLabs

OpenCart and Magento are two E-Commerce platforms that have a lot of things in common, but also a lot of key differences. They are both solutions for certain types of businesses, so we wanted to make an observation of some of the main differences and similarities, so entrepreneurs can have a better overview of what would be better for their new E-Commerce stores.

iSenseLabs Videos

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