[iSenseLabs Weekly 64] New OpenCart Features & Fixes, Video Tutorials and Latest E-Commerce News

Happy Friday, everyone!

We’re happy to bring another week to an end with some great updates to some of our most popular OpenCart extensions. There are a lot of suggestions for new features coming from you, which is absolutely precious for us!

We appreciate it, and we hope you like the new improvements we are making to our modules.

Here’s the new stuff. Enjoy!

OpenCart Software Development

SEO Backpack 2.3.1 (OC 2.0.1.x to 2.3.x)

OpenCart SEO

New feature: You can now start/stop the Search Engine Analytics data gathering. Until now, the analytics data was automatically collected whether you want it or not. However, since some customers reported that they do not wish to get this data and have other ways to track the bots coming to their stores, now this feature can be enabled/disabled from the admin panel.

Improvement: When editing SEO URLs from the "Advanced Editor", the system automatically checks if the edited/new URL already exists in the database.

Bug-fix: Minor design fixed in the admin panel

AbandonedCarts 5.5.1 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

OpenCart Abandoned Carts

Improvement - Better support for multilingual reminder emails.

Bug-fix - Restore cart functionality now works for options as well.

Converted custom checkout compatibility vQmod files into OCMod for better OpenCart 2.x custom checkout support.

ProductBundles 4.2 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

OpenCart Product Bundles

New feature: New button - "Show all bundles" added in the bottom right page of the module's widget. Can be enabled/disabled from the admin panel. Multi-lingual support    

Improvement: Added the product's Q&A post in the installation installations

Bug-fix: Bundle name in the admin listing is now clickable

Bug-fix: Minor design fixes in the admin part of the module

FreeShippingTeaser 2.5 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

OpenCart Free Shipping Teaser

New Feature: The module can be working without enabling the shipping method

Improvement: Regardless of the conditions for free shipping (Total and Weight / Total or Weight), only these that are filled in will be taken into account

Improvement: Improved multi-store functionality

Improvement: Code refacturing

Improvement: Admin layout improvements

Bug-fix: Fixed Journal and Ajax Quick Checkout compatibility

Bug-fix: The prices are now calculated according to the currently chosen currency

Bug-fix: Geo zone is regarded when displaying the free shipping message

RelatedProductsPro 2.2 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)


New feature: Option to exclude Out of stock products

New feature: Option to hide product description

New feature: Added Journal compatibility

Bug-fix: Fixed description length limit

Bug-fix: Fixed sort() error in checkout/cart

LoginToSeePrice 2.2.5 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

OpenCart Login to See Price

New feature: Redirect to last used page after login

Improvement: Removed obsolete code

Bug-fix: Removed token from the controller

Bug-fix: Fixed multilingual issues with the LoginToSeePrice button

PopupUpsell 2.3.7 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

OpenCart Popup Upsell

Bug-fix: Product id definition in catalog/view/theme/default/template/module/popupupsell.tpl

Improvement: Better Journal 2 compatibility for popups.

​SMSBump 2.6.3 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

OpenCart SMS Marketing

Improvement: Automatic selection of strict country prefix based on the number the user registered with.

Bonus Section: Our Favorite Articles of The Week

Ecommerce Blogs

8 Powerful Google Analytics Tips to Increase Your Conversion Rate

By Cognitive SEO

What are the metrics in Google Analytics that help you draw conclusions about your conversion rate optimization? Bounce rates, user behavior, traffic sources, and poorly performing pages show you some of the most important data related to the actions you need to take. Check what this post has to say and what are the other metrics you should be following.

E-Commerce Writing: 7 Killer Steps to Ranking Content Like a Boss

By The Storyteller Marketer

We’ve shared a good amount of articles with SEO tips, conversion tips and design advice. However, good writing and content is what drives user behavior and purchasing decisions. And that’s what Google is looking for. Here’s an article with 7 steps for producing quality E-Commerce content that both customers and Google will find relevant and useful.

What is the Value of Usability to Conversions?

By TheGood

Come on, this is the Internet and it’s 2017. Just asking this question is ridiculous. Of course usability adds value to any site and helps drive more conversions. Users are so used to the most easy path and the minimum effort to complete actions that they are turned off by even the slightest trace of complexity. However, that’s not all. Check this article to see what’s the difference between good and bad usability and how to apply that to your conversion optimization.

How to Fix the Dashboard Extensions Displaying Issue in OpenCart 2.3.x

By iSenseLabs

Some of the OpenCart store owners who are running the latest 2.3.x version might have noticed some issues with the displaying and installation of dashboard extensions in the admin panel. This post shows a fix that you need to apply to your OpenCart code. Don’t worry, it’s easy enough to be done by users without any technical knowledge.

iSenseLabs Videos

How to Remove OpenCart Sample Data After a Fresh Installation

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