[iSenseLabs Weekly 89] New OpenCart Features & Fixes, Video Tutorials and Latest E-Commerce News

Happy Friday again! Hope your week was as productive as ours.

We kept going with the OpenCart extension updates and 3.x support improvements and we now have three more modules compatible with the latest platform version.

Don’t miss the latest video tutorial we have prepared about customizing the Order Statuses in OpenCart 3.x.

If you don’t already know - we started our Video Academy which is available in YouTube. If you’re into OpenCart, you’re missing out if you’re not subscribed to our channel.

OpenCart Extension Updates

RelatedProductsPro 3.2 (OC 3.0.x)

Initial release for OpenCart 3.x.

Improvement: The extension is 100% event-based. It does not rely on any modifications.

DisqusComments 2.3.2 (OC 2.x)

New feature: Option to display a comment counter in the Disqus comments tab on the product page

PersitentCart 2.4.4 (OC 2.1.x - 2.3.x)

Bug fix: Products no longer disappear when an order is edited in the admin area via the cart API

CustomPageBackground 2.3.1 (OC 2.x)

Bug fix: The module's layout settings now work correctly on OpenCart 2.3.x.

Improvement: Compatibility with Journal themes that also change the background.

CustomPageBackground 3.3.1 (OC 3.x)

Compatibility with OpenCart 3.0.x

EasyNewsletterSubscription 1.2.3 (OC 1.5.4.x - 1.5.6.x)

Bug fix: Better sanitization of input data for better security.

EasyNewsletterSubscription 2.2.7 (OC 2.0.x - 2.3.x)

Bug fix: Better sanitization of input data for better security.

EasyNewsletterSubscription 3.0 (OC 3.x)

Initial release for OpenCart 3.x.

New feature: Add option for notifying the OpenCart admin whenever a customer subscribes.

Improvement: Admin panel has been reworked.

Improvement: Unsubscribe links are now generated with a unique token for better security.

Bug fix: Better sanitization of input data for better security.

Best E-Commerce Knowledge Resources of the Week

Growth Strategy Checklist: Plan Your Business Goals With These 5 Templates

By Venngage

Starting a growth plan without your high-level goals can be a very ineffective beginning. This is the rock hard foundation upon which you need to set small achievable goals to reach the big ones. It’s also important to understand which inputs and outputs have the biggest effect on those goals and how to properly experiment with them and validate those experiments.

The Facebook Feed-pocalypse is a HUGE opportunity for story-driven content marketing strategy - here’s why

By Alaura Weaver

The major changes in the Facebook feed may scare some, but content marketers do have a lot of reasons to get excited about what’s about to come if Zuckerberg does what he’s planning. If you are marketing your brand over Facebook and want to learn about the impending shift in social media marketing, this article is a good place to start.

How to Never Run Out of Ideas For B2B Blog Posts

By Marijana Kostelac

It’s always a bummer to be left without any ideas for your new blog post. However, let’s not forget what a little smart Googling can provide. This article synthesizes quite well what type of research and data gathering you can go through to generate tons of new topic ideas and just start banging them out one after the other.

How Manage an Affiliate Program in OpenCart 3.x

By iSenseLabs

Setting up affiliates in OpenCart 3.x is quite easy. There are a few steps for configuration of the affiliate account, after which you can control each of the account’s tracking code, commission percentage, etc. we strongly recommend starting an affiliate program in your OpenCart 3.0 store and take advantage of all the potential sales and traffic it can bring to your site.

iSenseLabs Videos

How to Manage Order Statuses in OpenCart 3.x

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