[iSenseLabs Weekly 86] New OpenCart Features & Fixes, Video Tutorials and Latest E-Commerce News

The holidays are just around the corner and it’s time to celebrate with some presents!

If you swing by iSenseLabs this Christmas, you will notice a 15% discount code waiting for you! You can use it for all OpenCart modules in our site.

So, whether you want to boost the Google rankings of your store, improve its speed and performance, or expand your marketing arsenal, treat your OpenCart with all our discounted extensions.

And here are the latest module updates that the team was working on during the last week before Christmas.

OpenCart Development

NitroPack 2.5.14 (OC 2.0.x - 2.3.x) & 3.5.14 (OC 3.0.x)

Bug fix: Fix an issue with the gzdecode/gzinflate functions

Bug fix: The NitroPack assets directory was getting rewritten to NITRO_ASSETS_FOLDER

NitroPack 1.8.14 (OC 1.5.2.x - OC 1.5.6.x)

Bug fix: Fix an issue with the gzdecode/gzinflate functions

Bug fix: The NitroPack assets directory was getting rewritten to NITRO_ASSETS_FOLDER

Bug fix: Fix an issue where Journal was reported as not being installed

ExcelPort 1.11.4 (OC 1.5.1.3 - OC 1.5.6.4)

New feature: Add compatibility with JCart.

Bug fix: return_bytes method working properly and no longer throws error.

Bug fix: Product option import in bulk mode properly detects option values called '0'.

Bug fix: Fixed issue with language and currency array keys in order export.

Bug fix: Export of product option value name = 0 is now working.

Bug fix: Attribute import now compares trimmed names before importing.

ExcelPort 2.5.4 (OC 2.0.0.0 - OC 2.3.0.2)

New feature: Add compatibility with JCart.

Bug fix: Customer model fix for products with recurring profiles.

Bug fix: return_bytes method working properly and no longer throws error.

Bug fix: Product option import in bulk mode properly detects option values called '0'.

Bug fix: Fixed issue with language and currency array keys in order export.

Bug fix: Export of product option value name = 0 is now working.

Bug fix: Attribute import now compares trimmed names before importing.

ExcelPort 3.0.1 (OC 3.x)

New feature: Add compatibility with JCart.

Bug fix: Export of product option value name = 0 is now working.

Bug fix: Attribute import now compares trimmed names before importing.

Bug fix: The very first import of a product was populating the wrong SEO URL language if this first import is done for the non-default store language.

ProductEnquiryForm 3.1.3 (OC 3.0.x)

Improvement: Compatibility with OC 3.0.x

iColorPicker 4.1.2 (OC 3.0.x)

Improvement: Compatibility with OC 3.0.x

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