[iSenseLabs Weekly 73] New OpenCart Features & Fixes, Video Tutorials and Latest E-Commerce News

Time to wrap up what we did during the past week. There are a lot of modules with OpenCart 3.0 compatibility, but we’re still working on increasing their number.

One of the week’s highlights is the latest collaboration we did with TemplateMonster. They created a comprehensive Theme Development tutorial in case you want to try creating a custom template for your own OpenCart site.

Don’t forget to update your modules if you see the ones your store is running with!

SEO Backpack 3.5 (OC 3.0.x) & SEO Backpack 2.5 (OC 2.x)

New feature: Added support for Arabic characters

Improvement: Added support for special characters, like ấ, ở, ễ and ậ

Bug fix: Fix warning that the slug already exists when using the Advanced Editor

Bug fix: Fixed error about missing language model file when installing the module for the first time

Bug fix: Minor improvements on the SEO URL generation tool

ProductBundles 4.3 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Improvement: The bundle listing in the admin panel now shows the actual bundle ID instead of a random generated list number

Bug fix: Fixed issue with bundle currency not being updated when the store has more than one installed currencies and a client switches between them

Bug fix: Fixed not working SEO URLs for OpenCart 2.0-2.2.x

Bug fix: Removed the incorrectly used 'required' word from the option string when a bundle has a product with options

Bug fix: Fixed current() error displayed when there is a corrupted bundle (not recreated properly when a store owner upgraded from ProductBundles 3.x to 4.x)

Bug fix: Fixed issue with long product names

FacebookStore 3.0 (OC 3.0.x)

Improvement: OpenCart 3.0.x compatibility.

Improvement: The admin panel now shows the last updated page tab name instead of the name used when the tab was created.

Bug fix: Module now shows the correct checkout success page.

FacebookLogin 2.4.2 (OC 2.x) & 3.0.1 (OC 3.0.x)

Improvement: Journal 2 themes compatibility

Bug fix: Removed unneeded redirect on first installation of the module

Square 2.0.2 (OC 2.x)

Bug fix: Capturing an authorized transaction no longer changes the order status to Partially Refunded.

Bug fix: Undefined variable has_selected_card resolved for Journal Checkout.

Bug fix: Template files now revert to the default theme if they do not exist.

Improvement: Introduce Journal2 template files.

Square 1.0.2 (OC 1.5.6.x)

Bug fix: Capturing an authorized transaction no longer changes the order status to Partially Refunded.

Bug fix: Undefined variable has_selected_card resolved for Journal Checkout.

Bug fix: Template files now revert to the default theme if they do not exist.

Bug fix: Credit card postcode is now properly fetched in Journal Checkout.

Improvement: Improved credit card input styles.

Improvement: Introduce Journal2 template files.

Promotions 3.0.0 (OC 3.0.x)

Improvement: OpenCart 3.0.x compatibility

Promotions 2.3.1 (OC 2.x)

New Feature: New action "Discount on all products in manufacturer"

Bug fix: Promotion SEO-slug issue

PreOrder 3.9.3 (OC 3.0.x)

Improvement: OpenCart 3.0.x compatibility

New feature: Automatically delete preorder entries when the order status is set to one of the statuses configured as "Complete Order Status" in the store settings

EmailVerification 2.0.3 (OC 2.x)

Improvement: Journal 2 compatibility

BirthdayReminder 1.1.9 (OC 1.5.4.x to 1.5.6.x)

Improvement: Added check for SSL

Improvement: Admin layout improvements

Bonus Section: Our Favorite Articles of the Week

How To Increase Click-Through Rates Of My Newsletter Campaigns

By Sales Wings

This is a comprehensive list of guidelines to follow when you’re creating an email marketing campaign. Tips that are good to know, practices that are a must and bonus advice that will furthermore enhance the conversion and click-through rates of your emails. Make sure to follow them if you’re not yet experienced with creating email marketing templates. They will make a difference.

CRO & UX: How to Design for Both Experience and Revenue

By Get Uplift

Designing for the best possible user experience cannot go without user testing. And if users do not find what they expect, they will not convert to the desired action however pleasant the experience is. This article shows the right balance between designing both for experience and for revenue. User testing remains one of pinnacles of successful design.

Pricing Psychology: 7 Clever Tweaks To Make Customers Buy Again

By Post Funnel

Pricing plays a huge role in E-Commerce. No matter how many different tactics and tricks you’re using, clever pricing psychology will always beat everything. Of course, the idea is to keep customers coming back to buy more from you. The tweaks in this post will do exactly that if you manage to implement them correctly. This is one you shouldn’t miss.

How to Customize Your Store Design with the OpenCart 3.0 Theme Editor

By iSenseLabs

One of the most awesome new features in OpenCart 3.0 is the Theme Editor. This is a tutorial where we introduce how the new section looks like and how to use it to make changes to your storefront design without going into your code. You can now do everything straight from your admin panel using the Twig template engine.

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