[iSenseLabs Weekly 61] New OpenCart Features & Fixes, Video Tutorials and Latest E-Commerce News

Our weekly updates are back! We’re happy to introduce a brand new OpenCart extension!

Visual Theme Editor by Viethemes! It’s a flexible theme editing tool that lets you adjust the storefront of your OpenCart site without even going into the admin panel.

This is the newest addition to our OpenCart products. As far as our updates go, we have done a lot of progress with our Promotions module and a few other important features and improvements.

Visual Theme Editor (OC 2.1.x - 2.3.x)

Full Theme Customization: Visual Theme Editor allows to customize text style, background, font, animation, size, shadow, or any element on your site.

Animation Editor: Animation is becoming a vital part of contemporary design. Use this feature to give your store some motion and a more modern feel.

Compatible with All Themes: Visual Theme Editor is compatible with all themes. Don't expect any conflict.

Custom CSS Editor: You can edit styles via a CSS Editor. A powerful feature giving you more control over the styles of your store.

Customize Styles on Desktop, Tablet, Mobile: Customize style across all screen sizes: desktop, tablet, mobile.

Promotions 2.2.3 (OC 2.0.x - 2.3.x)

Bug fix: Missing autocomplete code in the admin controller of the module.

Bug fix: Condition check for product name condition.

Bug fix: Promotion page redirects to error/not_found when there are no promotions.

Bug fix: Undefined variable.

Bug fix: Missing Journal 2 button styles on the promotion page.

Bug fix: Unable to click on image on Journal 2 promotion page.

Bug fix: Not working Journal 2 promotion tabs and promotion button under cart button.

Bug fix: Always showing promotion image even if it’s not set.

Bug fix: On order totals on different OC versions.

Bug fix: Nested WYSIWYG editors.

Bug fix: Autocomplete links in admin panel.

Bug fix: issue with "Can be applied more than once" option.

OrderReviews 2.8.4 (OC 2.0.x - 2.3.x)

Improvement: BCC support for SMTP.

Bug fix: Fixed model call in module OCMod for OpenCart 2.3.x.

Updated Installation Instructions.txt file.

SmartNotifications 1.4 (OC 1.5.x)

New feature: Add Notification name.

New feature: Add rich text editor for the description field.

GoogleLogin 2.3.6 (OC 2.0.3.x - 3.0.x)

Improvement: Compatible with OpenCart

Bug fix: Fix the problem with extra fields in the login.

Bonus Section: Our Favorite Articles of the Week

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Tools Don’t Solve Problems. Strategy Does.

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It’s true that tools can be a life saver for webmasters, marketers, developers, designers, everyone. But it doesn’t matter how many tools you use if you don’t have a direction and strategy. Here’s an article about the real progress you can achieve when you regard tools as nothing more than simple instruments for optimizing the road to your end game, and not as problem solvers.

Insanely Effective Sales Techniques to Sell More to Existing Customers

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You have a much better chance of selling more to customers who have already made a purchase from your store. How to capitalize on that opportunity? This is the main topic in this article about better customer segmentation, customer service, cross-selling, upselling and how applying those techniques and targeting them at existing customers can skyrocket your bottom line.

How to Get More Customers to Comment on Your OpenCart Products

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Product reviews are often hard to come by. In this article, we talk about how to increase your chances of getting comments on your products in OpenCart so that customers can make smarter and easier choices when browsing your store.

How to Increase Checkout Conversion in OpenCart

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The checkout process in your store is what will separate customers from visitors. There are countless ways to optimize your checkout. In this post, we’ve given 5 extensions that can help you modify and improve your OpenCart shopping experience.

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