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Dan Cole

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02 March 2017 - 14:06

This crossed my desk and I found it rather interesting and thought it might be worth passing along. 


To Grow Search Traffic, Add JSON-LD


I know this is similar to the schema markup we're using but I'm wondering if it would be easier to implement being that the information is in a block rather than being spread throughout the code.   Is anyone using it....if so what is your experience with it?



RIP ecommunlimited

17 February 2017 - 19:15

I have been working with William (Bill) Sibert aka ecommunlimited on the iBar modules over the last month or so.  He has been helping with the testing and packaging of the modules and in doing so we have exchanged many emails.   Sadly in response to my last email I received a message from this wife Kim that he passed away on Feb 5th.  I have no further details.


I didn't know Bill as well as I would have liked but he was quite active here on the forums trying to be helpful and sharing any information that he could, whenever he could.  I'm sure he will be missed by many.


On behalf of the osC community, RIP my friend.



[Addon] iBar Dashboard Modules

23 January 2017 - 16:48

This addon is designed to add small information modules to your 2.3+ administration dashboard.

Four modules are included in the initial release.

iBar New Customers Module - Compares the number of new customers for a specified period with the prior period.

iBar New Orders Module - Compares the number of new orders for a specified period with the prior period.

iBar Reviews Module - Alerts you to pending reviews.

iBar Order Status Module - Allows you to monitor a particular order status.

More modules and upgrades are planned for future releases.

The development thread can be found here.

A number of community members helped move the development along and in that regard I would like to express my appreciation and thanks to:

Bill aka ecommunlimited
Scott aka greasemonkey
Omar aka Omar_one
Juanma aka piernas
Carine aka Bruyndoncx

The iBar Dashboard Modules package will be posted in the addons area and the link to it will be posted here shortly.



29 December 2016 - 16:05

I really like using Dashboards to gauge and monitor various goals and activities on my site.  For me, what gets measured seems to get done so I've started to add a few dashboards and was just wondering if anyone else has done the same?   If so, what types of dashboards have you added that you found useful? 


If you haven't added any yet, what types of dashboards would you like to see added? 



Customer Survey

12 October 2016 - 15:39

I want to set up a customer survey system to create a feedback loop so I got looking around for an add-on and found this old one.


Based on the description it seems to be pretty close to what I had in mind. 



This is a simple contribution, that adds a survey page for customers to fill out. It has 19 questions and 4 comment fields in 5 question categories. It is designed as a post sale survey requested by email. I have included some basic questions but it can be easily edited and any one with basic php knowledge could add more questions or change its format to allow different surveying.

In admin under the orders page you can send out a survey request, and it will note if you have. The survey results page will show you averages, and specific surveys.
Surveys are tracked by email address and order number, it will only allow one survey taken per order, and prevents tampering by checking email and order number.


Before I get into this, I'm wondering what others are using, if anything?  If you don't use a survey system do you think something like this would be useful to you?