[iSenseLabs Weekly 80] New OpenCart Features & Fixes, Video Tutorials and Latest E-Commerce News

Another week comes to an end and it’s time for iSenseLabs Weekly number 80!

A lot of module updates happened in those weeks. New extensions were born, new features were added, improvements were made and bugs were fixed relentlessly.

Thanks to your requests, feedback and guidance, we are constantly able to build better software and a better experience for OpenCart shop owners.

Thank you for helping us understand what you need so we can deliver it.

Here are the newest updates we prepared for you.

If you own these modules, be sure to upload their new versions to your store!

OpenCart Development

SEO Backpack 2.6 (OC 2.x)

OpenCart SEO Backpack

New feature: Unify URLs - If you enable this option, the links for your products and categories will be unified across all pages, regardless if you are on the home page, the category page or any other page. This will eliminate the duplicate content caused by the small changes in the URLs, which are generated by OpenCart.

New feature: Full breadcrumbs in the product pages - If you enable this option, the breadcrumbs in the product pages will include the full path to the product (home page, main category, subcategory, current product).

New feature: If you enable this option, the breadcrumbs in the category pages will include the full path to the product (home page, main category, subcategory, current category).

New feature: Clear the list - This feature will truncate the list with detected "404" pages.

Improvement: Better PHP 7.x support.

Improvement: The Crawler now has better support for stores with SSL certificates.

Improvement: Unicode support for the autolinks.

Improvement: Added URL transliteration support for over 70 characters, such as "ɓ, ć, ď, è, ġ, ĥ, ij, ì, ķ, ĺ, ʼn, ſ, ù, ŷ, ẃ, ź" and much more.

Bug fix: Fixes for the Add/Edit methods in the Manufacturers.

FacebookStore 2.5.5 (OC 2.0.3.x - 2.3.x) | 3.0.3 (OC 3.0.x)

OpenCart Facebook Store

Improvement: PHP 7.1 Compatibility

AdminMonitor 3.1.1 (OC 3.0.x)

OpenCart Admin Monitor

Improvement: Added OpenCart 3.x Compatibility

BuyNow 3.4.2 (OC 3.0.x)

OpenCart Buy Now

Improvement: Added OpenCart 3.x Compatibility

Bonus Section: Our Favorite Articles of the Week

E-Commerce Personalization: Moving Beyond Demographic

By CoreDNA

You will notice that different demographic based personas share a lot of similar motivations. That is why, moving past demographics and into the common buyer motivations can let you cover a larger segment of your audience and begin taking actions that will align better with your customer needs.

High-End & Luxury Ecommerce Stores Need Their Own Approach: Introducing the High-End Conversion Engine

By Splitbase

With big game, comes great responsibility. The responsibility of creating a world-class user experience should go without saying. The responsibility of examining your audience to the last detail. The responsibility of presenting each product to the fullest and leave no questions unanswered. All wrapped in stunning visuals to spark the emotion that will push customers into taking the purchasing decision. With pleasure.

7 Tactical Ways Every Business Can Use Local Marketing to Sell More

By Bigcommerce

If you want to focus your E-Commerce business on customers from a specific location, there are several marketing approaches you can take to target them. The first and obvious solution is to localise your ads and engage with local customers on social media. Next stop is optimizing for a few keywords that appear in the local search as well as sponsoring an event in the area to get some buzz going.

Introducing SMSBump 2.0! SMS Marketing Automation for Shopify

By iSenseLabs

We just launched the brand new SMSBump 2.0 for Shopify stores. You can use the app to start sending bulk SMS marketing campaigns, automate text notifications and create personalized messages for your customers whenever they abandon an order, purchase a product or create their account in your store. SMSBump is a very powerful marketing tool for E-Commerce sites.

iSenseLabs Videos

OpenCart 3.x Event System Overview

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