[iSenseLabs Weekly 74] New OpenCart Features & Fixes, Video Tutorials and Latest E-Commerce News

A lot of OpenCart 3 users are asking for compatible extensions, so the team at the labs is purposefully updating our tools for the latest version of the E-Commerce platform.

View the new additions to our list of OpenCart 3 compatible modules below and make sure to update all of your iSenseLabs extensions as soon as a new version is released!

A few new functionalities you can now install in your OpenCart 3 setup are product bundles, cart abandonment email automation, and in-stock notifications for interested customers.

Enjoy!

ProductBundles 5.3 (OC 3.x) & 4.3 (OC 2.x)

Initial release of the product for OpenCart 3.0.x.

From this version on, all 4.x. and 5.x. versions of ProductBundles will be compatible with OpenCart 2.x and OpenCart 3.x. respectively

Bug fix: Fixed product name and the plus button being not correctly positioned

Bug fix: Reworked language strings in the admin panel

AbandonedCarts 6.5.2 (OC 3.x)

Improvement: OpenCart 3.0.x compatibility

Improvement: Support '+' sign and unicode characters when validating an email address

New feature: Add option to skip the out-of-stock products when sending reminder emails

Bug fix: Resolve an issue where the ordered abandoned cart entries were getting modified for logged in customers

Bug fix: Fix an issue with displaying the charts

Bug fix: Fix the duplicate coupon_history entries, which were causing issue in the ADV reports extension

AbandonedCarts 5.5.2 (OC 2.x)

New feature: Add option to skip the out-of-stock products when sending reminder emails

Improvement: Support '+' sign and unicode characters when validating an email address

Bug fix: Resolve an issue where the ordered abandoned cart entries were getting modified for logged in customers

Bug fix: Fix an issue with displaying the charts

Bug fix: Fix the duplicate coupon_history entries, which were causing issue in the ADV reports extension

FacebookStore 3.0.2 (OC 3.0.x)

Bug fix: Searching products from the Facebook page now works correctly

NotifyWhenAvailable 3.8 (OC 3.0.x)

Improvement: Updated OpenCart 3.0.x compatibility

WishlistDiscounts 2.2.2 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Improvement: Better management of customer's wishlists in admin panel

Improvement: Better multilingual support

Improvement: UI and UX changes

Improvement: Reworked logic for email sending

SocialDiscounts 3.4.10 (OC 3.x)

Improvement: Compatible with OpenCart 3.x

Improvement: Deprecated the Facebook custom caption, description and image in the feed dialog since they are no longer supported by the Graph API

PopupWindow 3.3 (for OpenCart 3.0.x)

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Improvement: Updated OpenCart 3.0.x compatibility

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