[iSenseLabs Weekly 77] New OpenCart Features & Fixes, Video Tutorials and Latest E-Commerce News

OpenCart 3 compatibility updates for extensions keep coming in from all sides, so we’re happy to announce another batch of iSenseLabs modules that are now ready for the newest version.

Among them, you will find a big update of NitroPack, which is being released for all three main versions of OpenCart.

If you’ve been waiting for these modules for OpenCart 3, they’re waiting for you now.

And if you’re already running them, make sure to update them to their newest versions!


NitroPack 1.8.9 (OC 1.x) | 2.5.9 (OC 2.x) | 3.5.9 (OC 3.x)

New Feature: Add automatic image dimension detection, to help set the proper dimension overrides

Improvement: Handle invalid HTTP responses in the HTTP client, when the server sends something invalid before the headers

Improvement: Support OpenCart configs that do not have the DIR_APPLICATION defined as an absolute path

Improvement: Better CRON command which should work on more servers out of the box

Improvement: Add imagemagick to the image optimization tools for faster image optimization with results closer to the ones reported by Google's PageSpeed

Improvement: Handle multibyte filenames when optimizing images

Improvement: Proper handling of the <noscript> tags in the DOM parser

Improvement: Escape the session ID when checking for items in the cart to prevent SQL injection

Improvement: Add 'MobileSafari' as a recognized UserAgent for mobile devices

Improvement: Handle HTML, comments and CDATA after the closing HTML tag in the DOM parser, like Google Chrome does - append the extra HTML to the body

Improvement: Make the NOSCRIPT tags searchable with find() in the DOM parser

Improvement: Make the base CSS extraction multistore aware

Improvement: Disregard the protocol part from the page excludes for more natural way to configure these

Bug Fix: Include the http_response_code polyfill in the static resource handling functions

Bug Fix: Fix an issue in the StringIterator of the DOM parser when using peek near the end of the string

SmartNotifications 3.2.6 (OC 3.0.x)

Improvement: OpenCart 3.0.x compatibility

New feature: Added color picker for the custom style option.

Bug fix: Fixed the preview button for a multi-language store.

CallForPrice 3.4.2 (OC 3.0.x)

Improvement: OpenCart 3.0.x compatibility

AutoDetect 3.6.9 (OC 3.0.x)

Improvement: OpenCart 3.0.x compatibility

SmartBar 3.0.4 (OC 3.0.x)

Improvement: OpenCart 3.0.x compatibility

PopupUpsell 3.3.7 (OC 3.0.x)

Improvement: OpenCart 3.0.x compatibility

Bug fix: Fixed the Add New Popup button

TemplatePaths 2.2 (OC 3.0.x)

Improvement: OpenCart 3.0.x compatibility.

Improvement: Journal2 compatibility.

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