[iSenseLabs Weekly 69] New OpenCart Features & Fixes, Video Tutorials and Latest E-Commerce News

Have you updated to OpenCart 3.0? How are you finding the latest version of the open-source platform?

Do you think it’s an improvement over the previous versions? Have you experienced an increase in your workflow and an opportunity to provide your customers with a better shopping experience?

We are steadily updating our extensions for compatibility and optimal performance with the new OpenCart 3.0 and will be happy to learn how are you liking the platform so far.

NitroPack 3.5.7 (OC 3.0.x)

Improvement: OpenCart 3.0.x compatibility

Improvement: Responsive admin panel

Bug fix: Fix the pre-minify functionality for CSS and JavaScript resources

NitroPack 1.8.8 (OC 1.5.x)

Improvement: Better PNG optimization
Bug fix: Fix an issue with clearing the DB cache when the storage engine is Redis
Bug fix: Fix an error in the HTTP client when the same object is used for multiple requests to gzipped resources
Bug fix: Resolve an issue in the pre-minify functionality

NitroPack 2.5.8 (OC 2.x)

Improvement: Better PNG optimization
Bug fix: Fix an issue with clearing the DB cache when the storage engine is Redis
Bug fix: Fix an error in the HTTP client when the same object is used for multiple requests to gzipped resources
Bug fix: Resolve an issue in the pre-minify functionality
Bug fix: Resolve an issue where NitroPack will crash if it's PageCache modification is not applied

NitroPack 3.5.8 (OC 3.0.x)

Improvement: Better PNG optimization
Bug fix: Fix an issue with clearing the DB cache when the storage engine is Redis
Bug fix: Fix an error in the HTTP client when the same object is used for multiple requests to gzipped resources
Bug fix: Check whether the getHeader function exists in the response class before using it to prevent errors if NitroPack's modification is not yet applied

SocialDiscounts 2.4.10 (2.0.3.x to 3.0.x)

New Feature: Calculate discounts before or after taxes.

Improvement: Added compatibility with Pavilion theme.

Bug fix: Fixed admin panel outdated jQuery issue.

Bug fix: Fixed customerGroups undefined index when no customer group is selected.

NotifyWhenAvailable 2.8.2 (OC 2.0.1.x to 3.0.x)

Bug fix: Additional check for empty options array when exporting to CSV fixes

New Feature: Added the option to replace the Add to cart button with a Notify Me button or add a new Notify Me button

New Feature: Add NotifyWhenAvailable waiting list counter in the OpenCart admin notifications area.

LoginLockdown (OC 3.0.x)

Improvement: Compatibility with OC 3.0.2.0

Improvement: Removed the modification entirely

FacebookMessage 2.4.1 (OC 2.0.1.x to 2.3.x)

Improvement: Added an option to enable/disable the module for mobile devices.

LabelMaker 2.5.3 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Improvement: Removed the Save and clear cache button and made the save button always clear the cache.

AskForQuote 2.4.8 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Bug fix: Fixed the `AskForQuote` button in Product Comparison Page.

WhatsAppShare 1.4 (OC 1.5.x)

Bug fix: Added check if the function ismobile exists.

ProductEnquiryForm 2.1.3 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Improvement: Compatibility with Journal theme.

PreviousNextProduct 2.3.1 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Improvement: Retain the current breadcrumb path when navigating through products

OrderReviews 1.8.8 (OC 1.5.4.x to 1.5.6.x)

Bug fix: Fixed the undefined `text` index when you submit a review with empty comment.

Bug fix: Fixed the undefined language variables in the admin panel.

OrderReviews 2.8.6 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Bug fix: Fixed the missing review star in the email preview template.

Bug fix: Fixed the option for inserting the product image in the email.

Bug fix: Fixed the language path in the configuration file.

Bonus Section: Our Favorite Articles of the Week

10 Often Overlooked Website Mistakes that May Harm Your Business

By Copyblogger

Going through so many OpenCart websites every day, we cannot help but admit we’ve seen a lot of these mistakes committed by store owners. From simple things like the complexity of your domain name, to the bigger priorities such as web performance and outdated design, there is a lot of work that needs to be done.

How Content Influences Rankings – What We Found Out After Analyzing 3,7 Million Pages

By CognitiveSEO

Cognitive SEO have been busy researching millions of pages and shared some knowledge behind the ranking factors of content quality, brand keywords and page performance. They dig deep into the top performing content on Google and analyze the topics, keywords and semantics used in the articles. A very interesting read for people who want to rank their sites higher using content.

How to Turn Your Industry Expertise Into More Sales on Reddit and Quora

By BigCommerce

We’ve talked a lot about Quora and how to increase your traffic and sales using Q&A sites. Take a look at the article presented by BigCommerce that includes both Quora and Reddit as perfect examples of inbound traffic and sale sources. There are plenty of examples showing how to get started and what are the most important things to remember - use your own content and careful with the advertising!

15 Inspiring E-Commerce Sites Built on OpenCart

by iSenseLabs

When working with so many OpenCart stores, we cannot resist but collect the ones that make the greatest impression on us and share them with you. This is a collection of 15 beautiful E-Commerce websites that we have noticed over the past few weeks that are running on OpenCart. Enjoy!

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