[iSenseLabs Weekly 97] New OpenCart Features & Fixes, Video Tutorials and Latest E-Commerce News

It’s time for another update on all the OpenCart extensions we worked on during the past 5 days.

SEO Backpack and NotifyWhenAvailable are this week’s highlights. If you’re running any of the modules you see, make sure to download their latest versions and update them in your OpenCart store.

Also, if you’re curious about coupon codes and discounts in OpenCart, don’t miss the video tutorial that’s waiting for you after the most interesting E-Commerce knowledge resources we managed to pick for you this week.

Happy Friday!

OpenCart Extension Updates

SEO Backpack 2.8.1 (OpenCart 2.x)

Bug fix: Fixed issue `subquery returns more than 1 row` in the admin panel.

Bug fix: Fixed incorrect variable usage in the 404 detection tool.

NotifyWhenAvailable 3.8.7 (OC 3.x)

Bug fix: Fixed the update procedures in the installation script.

Bug fix: The form popup is now positioned correctly on desktop browsers and large screen devices.

Improvement: The scheduled CRON job now accepts an additional parameter to help compatibility with 3rd party modules that force HTTPS redirects when the site is accessed through HTTP.

NotifyWhenAvailable 2.8.10 (OC 2.0.x - 2.3.x)

Bug fix: Fixed the update procedures in the installation script.

Bug fix: The form popup is now positioned correctly on desktop browsers and large screen devices.

Bug fix: The store switcher widget in the module settings is now position correctly for OpenCart 2.0.x - 2.2.x.

Improvement: The scheduled CRON job now accepts an additional parameter to help. compatibility with 3rd party modules that force HTTPS redirects when the site is accessed through HTTP.

Feefo 2.4.1 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

New feature: Added manual order upload via FTP.

SkypeButton 2.3 (OC 2.0.x to 2.3.x)

Improvement: Workaround for Microsoft's bug that prevents Skype from starting a chat or call when using the dropdown version of the button.

Improvement: Support for in-browser chatting when the user does not have Skype installed on their computer.

Best E-Commerce Knowledge Resources of the Week

Conversion Rate Optimization Trends For 2018: 97-Point Guide To Sweeter Conversions

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The more popular it gets to undertake conversion rate optimization tactics, the more tough the competition will get. No way around it, you just have to keep getting better at it. So here’s some compiled knowledge, facts and advice about how to undergo conversion rate optimization in 2018.

Why Messaging Should be Part of Your B2B or B2C Marketing Strategy

By Justin Lee

In a competitive E-Commerce world where brands are embracing new technologies more and more, keeping in personal touch with customers is becoming a necessity if you want to keep them around for longer. Messaging can be used for many different tactics in a marketing strategy, so check this post out to see why you should start using it right now.

20 Inspirational Brands That Are Killing The Email GIF Game

By HTML Email

The leading digital marketing teams really know how to pull off massive and massively successful email campaigns. The GIF game is getting harder and the big players have definitely leveled up, so check some of their strategies and examples, and see what you can steal for your own email marketing campaigns.

Landing Pages Made Simple: 9 Elements You MUST Feature On Your Landing Page In 2018

By Sleeknote & iSenseLabs

Want to be sure that you’re crafting a page that converts? A page that can educate users and give them all the benefits they need to know to become paying customers? Ain’t that easy. Not without knowing what you’re doing, which is exactly what we want to change with this post. Our friends from Sleeknote wanted to teach you about the 9 elements you MUST include on your landing page if you want to be competitive in 2018.

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