[iSenseLabs Weekly 72] New OpenCart Features & Fixes, Video Tutorials and Latest E-Commerce News

Another week is coming to an end and it’s time to share what we’ve been up to in the past days.

We made a few very needed changes and improvements to some of our modules, and also released some new OpenCart 3.0 video tutorials in our YouTube channel.

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Time to view the new updates to our OpenCart modules.

OCWP 1.3.2 (OC 2.0.1.x to 2.3.x)

Improvement: OCWP front-end modules wrapped in a div to make styling easier.

Improvement: Error handlers now regard E_STRICT

Bug fix: HTML entities in Global Custom CSS are now decoded.

Bug fix: WP post permalink is now properly fetched.

Bug fix: Compatible with WP_CLI --path argument.

Bug fix: WordPress admin panel URL now also works with SSL.

Bug fix: Custom WordPress config location now working properly.

Facebook Message 3.0.0 (OC 3.0.x)

Improvement: OpenCart 3.0.x compatibility

Improvement: Added validation for the required fields on adding a new module, redirect to the modules tab of the extensions screen instead of the default Analytics one.

GiftTeaser 2.5.4 (OC 2.x)

Improvement: Added validation when adding gift with options

Improvement: Code refacturing

Improvement: The note for added gift is displayed only the first time the gift is added to the cart

Improvement: The gift note in the product page is added with AJAX, which improves the compatibility with various themes

Improvement: If a gift is removed manually from the cart, it is no longer added automatically again

Bug fix: Fixed additional product adding when customer logs in

Bug fix: License activation for OC 2.3.x

SmartNotifications 1.4.1 (OC 1.5.4.x to 1.5.6.x)

Bug fix: Fixed the URI for non latin language.

Bug fix: Fixed the issue for a notification with 'On Homepage' method when the path is

SmartNotifications 2.2.6 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

New Feature: Added a notification builder.

Bug fix: Fixed the URI for non latin language.

Bug fix: Fixed the issue with the notification for `Product In Categories` method.

Bug fix: Fixed the errors during installation.

Bug fix: Fixed the undefined `customerGroups` index in the catalog.

iBlog 1.5.4 (OC 1.5.4.x to 1.5.6.x)

Improvement: Category now displayed in the post page

Improvement: The meta title tag in the post listing takes that page title name from the admin

Bug fix: Fixed post and category deleting in the admin

Bug fix: Fixed category pagination

Bonus Section: Our Favorite Articles of The Week

36 Excellent Sites to Download Free Photos for Blogs and Social Media Posts

By Thomas Lau

Making your blog and social media posts visually appealing is an essential step for bringing in more eyes to what you have to say. If you are not able to provide your own images, there are sites around the web that have a “whatever you want to do with it” licenses for all sorts of high quality images. Check this collection of sites for your blog and social media posts.

15 Conversion-Centered Email Marketing Best Practices

By The Good

Designing email marketing campaigns and newsletters is always tough when you’re doing it for large email lists. Especially when you’re not very familiar with the people you’re sending them to. This is a list of 15 conversion centered tactics and practices that marketers use to not only make their campaigns appealing, but to make them work for the exact audience they’re sent to.

How to Evaluate the SEO Value of a Piece of Content

By Search Engine Journal

Keywords, headline, body text, links, URL, all of these are vital parameters of the SEO equation that makes up the value of any digital content piece. If you are serious about your online business and want to know and control how powerful your SEO is, take a look at the article that explains how to evaluate the power of every piece of content in your site.

How to Setup Multilingual SEO URLs in OpenCart 3.0

By iSenseLabs

Let us show you how to work with the new SEO URLs in OpenCart 3.0 and how you can use them to create SEO friendly links in multiple languages. The new functionality lets you edit all of the SEO URLs in your store from a single place, instead of having to go through the settings of every page.

iSenseLabs Videos

How to Setup SEO URLs in OpenCart 3.x

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