[iSenseLabs Weekly 92] New OpenCart Features & Fixes, Video Tutorials and Latest E-Commerce News

Great to end another week with new OpenCart 3.x module updates and development.

This week, we nearly finished converting all of our modules to TWIG. This means that adding OpenCart 3.x support for them will get easier.

Expect more releases soon for modules like GiftTeaser, BirthdayReminder, AnyPort, and many more.

Also, our Video Academy is gradually advancing. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel if you haven’t already to receive more OpenCart 3.x tutorials and start learning and improving your store the lazy way.

OpenCart 3.x Development

ExcelPort 3.0.3 (OC 3.x)

Bug fix: Fixed missing default_charset config rule.

MaintenanceMode+ 2.2.4 (OC 2.0.x - 2.3.x)

Improvement: Multi-store support.

Bug fix: Fixed the array to string conversion errors on the settings tab.

ScheduledPriceChange 3.3 (OC 3.x)

Initial release for OpenCart 3.x.

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

Best E-Commerce Knowledge Resources of the Week

Your Google Rank Doesn’t Matter Anymore

By HubSpot

High keyword rankings don’t always lead to higher organic traffic or significant improvements in revenue. It’s not like you shouldn’t go for higher ranking, but it’s now much harder to determine which keywords are worth going for, since the new Google update makes the AdWords Keyword Planner to show search data volumes in a more inaccurate way. For example, instead of 1,600 monthly searches for a keyword, we now see 1k-10k monthly searches. Not quite accurate.

Really Bad UX Mistakes That Even Great Teams Make

By Appcues

Building good user experiences consistently is a huge challenge, since there are many things that go wrong. The safest approach is always simplicity, but creating the most simple-to-use stuff often takes the most effort. The examples by Appcues are very descriptive and show very popular UX mistakes that we’ve all seen in our everyday scrolling and browsing. Knowing them will prevent you from repeating them.

5 Critical Factors for Optimizing Luxury Ecommerce Sites

By ConversionXL

What are the most powerful advantages that luxury stores use to attract the right customers and appear more exclusive? First, stunning and beautiful visuals. Powerful and emotional images are one of the most important features of a luxury E-Commerce site. Another important stop - pricing tactics. Forget about them. High end customers aren’t as price sensitive as ones of regular stores.

Top 7 Best New OpenCart 3.x Themes For Your Online Store in 2018

By iSenseLabs

We did some digging and took out 7 amazing OpenCart 3.x themes we found from the biggest template marketplaces and showcased them here. We’re seeing more and more beautiful E-Commerce sites running on OpenCart, so we wanted to show you some of the newest templates to use in 2018 and keep the ball rolling.

New OpenCart Video Tutorial

How to Manage Countries and Zones in OpenCart 3.x

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