Add-on - Motivation block

Adds a new block to the product detailed page, with configurable blocks of content, the purpose of which is to motivate the user to make a purchase.

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The addon is designed to increase the conversion rates of the iproduct detailed page by placing a special block with content, that will create motives for the user to make a purchase (tested at more than 1000 stores, the effect of increasing the conversion is guaranteed).

The content of this block is displayed with the accordion effect, which opens by clicking on the header the contents of each motivational message, which consists of the following elements:

  • the header -  reflects the essence of the motivational message (for example, Free Shipping, Original Products Only, Worldwide Shipping);
  • icon - visualizes and shares among themselves motivational messages in the block;
  • block content (with Smarty support) - expands the essence of the motivational message with information (displayed by clicking on the message header).

Store administrator can flexibly manage the contents of each block (create new ones, change the order of display in the list). 

Each block element can be dependent on the main product category and user location (when changing the user’s location, the contents of the block will be overloaded using Ajax). In this way:

  • for products from different categories, you can show different motivating messages;
  • for users from different tariff zones (delivery zones in CS-Cart), different contents of block elements can be shown.

The correct use of motivational messages in the store will significantly increase the conversion rates of the product card (the percentage of users who make a purchase will increase).

When installing the module, a demo block will be added, with recommended content, which can be edited for the user's needs.

For CS-Cart Multivendor editions, the administrator can create a blank (block plan) with default filling and allow vendors to manage the contents of specific blocks (for which the option allowing editing is set).

The module is compatible only with UniTheme2 (included in the scope of delivery).

CS-Cart type:
  • CS-Cart Store Builder Free
  • CS-Cart Store Builder Plus
  • CS-Cart Store Builder Ultimate
  • CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Standard
  • CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Plus
  • CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Ultimate
Functionality purpose:
  • Usability
  • Product page
  • Customer motivation
СS-Cart version compatibility:
  • 4.10.1
  • 4.10.2
  • 4.10.3
  • 4.11.1
  • 4.11.2
  • 4.11.3
  • 4.11.4
  • 4.11.5
  • 4.12.1
  • 4.12.2
  • 4.13.1
  • 4.13.2
  • 4.13.3
  • 4.14.1
  • 4.14.2
  • 4.14.3
  • 4.15.1
  • 4.15.2
  • 4.16.1
  • 4.16.2
  • 4.17.1
  • 4.17.2
  • 4.18.1
Enabled update period:
  • 6 months (a paid renewal is available upon expiration)
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AB dev team guarantees limited technical support to customers through its own technical support system. In order to use the technical support, authorize on the site and click the "Support" button.

Support includes:
  • Author's answers to the technical questions of the work of the solution
  • Help in solving bugs and problems
  • Release of versions, that support new versions of CS-Cart as well as fixing bugs and issues
Support does not include:
  • Customization services
  • Installation services
  • Adaptation services for working with third-party solutions and modules
  • Update services



A complete list of technical support conditions look here

Release #27
v2.13.0 from 14-Sep-2023
Functionality changes:
[*] UniTheme2. Adapted rounding for elements of motivation block according to the theme setting.
[*] UniTheme2. Changed style of block elements.
[*] The setting “Data management → Set the disclosure element by default” has been changed. Added ability to manage the setting individually for different devices.

Bug fixes:
[!] UniTheme2. On the product page tabs of the block collapsed when expand and close pop-up window of the block “Share”.
Release #26
v2.12.2 from 22-Sep-2022
Functionality changes:
[*] For Multi-Vendor edition added prohibition for vendor to use Smarty construction at the panel of vendor management on the editing company page.
Release #25
v2.12.1 from 06-Jul-2022
Bug fixes:
[!] Added compatibility with CS-Cart 4.15.1.
Release #24
v2.12.0 from 13-Jun-2022
New features and improvements:
[+] UniTheme2. Improved adaptivity, compatibility with the theme version 4.14.3.c.
Release #23
v2.11.1 from 01-Dec-2021
Bug fixes:
[!] Fixed security issue.
Release #22
v2.11.0 from 21-Oct-2021
New features and improvements:
[+] Added setting “User groups” on the page “AB: Motivation block → Data management → [motivation element name] → “General” tab.
[+] Multi-Vendor edition. On the page “Vendors-> [vendor's name] → Motivation block” added view of information for which motivation element belongs to.
Release #21
v2.10.1 from 01-Sep-2021
Bug fixes:
[!] CS-Cart Ultimate. An error occurred while editing the storefront. Fixed.
Release #20
v2.10.0 from 01-Sep-2021
New features and improvements:
[+] Added compatibility with Multi-Vendor Ultimate.

Bug fixes:
[!] "Product reviews" add-on. On the product page sorting of products didn't work. Fixed.
Release #19
v2.9.0 from 08-Jun-2021
New features and improvements:
[+] Added compatibility with CS-Cart 4.13.1.
[+] Multi-Vendor. Added compatibility with the add-on "Vendor's privilages".
Release #18
v2.8.0 from 23-Mar-2021
New features and improvements:
[+] On the editing page of motivational element added tab "Products" that allows to add or exclude product list for displaying motivational element.

Bug fixes:
[!] CS-Cart Multi-Vendor. "Vendor-to-admin payments" add-on. On the product page "Debts payment" elements of the add-on "AB: Motivation block" were displayed. Fixed.
Release #17
v2.7.1 from 18-Dec-2020
New features and improvements:
[+] Added compatibility with CS-Cart 4.12.1.
Release #16
v2.7.0 from 11-Sep-2020
Bug fixes:
[!] Template of the motivational element “Payment methods information” was not styled according to the rest motivational elements. Fixed.
[!] On the page of motivational elements management PHP Notice occurred when any category or rate area was not selected for motivational element. Fixed.
[!] On the storefront PHP Notice occurred for elements with no template selected. Fixed.
[!] On the page of motivational elements management the template “Custom content (HTML/Smarty)” was duplicated in the search block. Fixed.
Release #15
v2.6.0 from 23-Jun-2020
Functionality changes:
[*] Improved add-on performance.

Bug fixes:
[!] Add-on "Maps and geolocation". On the storefront when displaying a motivational element with the "Shipping information" template, the delivery information of the "Maps and Geolocation" add-on was not blocked.
[!] It was impossible to create a new motivational element with the template "Shipping information". Fixed.
Release #14
v2.5.0 from 29-May-2020
New features and improvements:
[+] Added Ukrainian language support.

Bug fixes:
[!] On the storefront in the template of the motivational element "Payment methods information" all payment methods were displayed regardless of the setting "User groups". Fixed.
[!] On the storefront motivational element was not displayed if tag `img` was used only in the content. Fixed.
Release #13
v2.4.0 from 18-Mar-2020
New features and improvements:
[+] Added a new template "Product tags list" that display the list of product tags. The template is available for any motivational element when using the "Tags" add-on on the page AB: Add-ons -> AB: Motivation block -> Data management -> [motivational element] -> "Template" field -> "List of product tags" option;
[+] Responsive and YoupiTheme: Added icons for demo data of motivational elements;
[+] Added output of icons on the page "AB: Addons -> AB: Motivation block -> Available icons" YoupiTheme. (available from version YoupiTheme 4.11.3.e);
[+] Added the ability to edit not only the name of the motivational element but its content as well on the storefront when the mode "Edit texts" is chosen and set the template "Custom content".

Functionality changes:
[*] Field ""Brand" feature id" is a mandatory one when the template "Product categories list" is chosen;
[*] Demo data element "Find similar items here" was renamed on "Find similar" and its status by default was changed on "Disabled".

Bug fixes:
[!] For servers of version PHP to 7.0.0 was displayed the PHP Notice that scalar and null values are available only for constants. Fixed;
[!] Motivational elements with no content were displayed on the storefront. Fixed.
Release #12
v2.3.0 from 10-Feb-2020
New features and improvements:
[+] Added sidebar for manage page with hints of motivation element (could be seen when the setting "Type of elements description: HTML-content with Smarty support" is switched on);
[+] Added the ability to switch on/off motivation elements for categories or rate areas;
[+] Added template to output categories where the product participates;
[+] Added setting "Display a list of motivational elements attached for this category" (it works for the categories in administrative panel).

Functionality changes:
[*] Add-ons color picker changed to the standard CS-Cart picker;
[*] Updated demo data of the add-on (new element "Find similar items here" is added).

Bug fixes:
[!] Rate areas picker did not work at Ultimate CS-Cart versions on the page "Administration panel -> AB: Addons -> AB: Motivational block -> Manage data". Fixed.
Release #11
v2.2.0 from 27-Dec-2019
New features and improvements:
[+] Added setting "Use style presets", which controls whether predefined styles for motivational elements will be used;
[+] Sorting by name and status has been added to the page for managing motivational elements;

Bug fixes:
[!] Themes Responsive and Youpitheme. Popups displayed by the "Delivery Information" template were cut off according to the framework of the motivation block. Fixed;
Release #10
v2.1.0 from 25-Dec-2019
New features and improvements:
[+] On the page for managing motivational elements, a search was added for the "Template" field;
[+] Added Smarty hooks for the possibility of expanding the search form;
[+] Added a template "Information about payment methods" as an option for the "Template" field of a motivation element;

Functionality changes:
[*] Removed the option "Use AJAX for the block loading"

Bug fixes:
[!] Motivation elements created on the basis of demo data from the previous version of the module were not displayed for mobile devices. Fixed
Release #9
v2.0.0 from 10-Dec-2019
New features and improvements:
[+] Added several design styles for the motivation block, optionally "With background color" and "With frame";
[+] Added setting "Template option" optionally defining a template for displaying the motivation block "Horizontal tabs" and "Vertical tabs";
[+] Added setting "Save state of disclosure of elements";
[+] Added the ability to output a motivational element of a template to the content. Added version of the template "Information about the cost of delivery";

Functionality changes:
[*] Changed the color picker (from the standard Cs-Cart picker to jquery.minicolors) in the settings of the motivational element;

Bug fixes:
[!] When the "Warehouses" module was active, the picker for destinations did not work. Fixed;
[!] When the "Edit Texts" mode was turned on, the showcases of the tooltips displayed in the motivation block caused an error. Fixed
Release #8
v1.3.0 from 25-Sep-2019
New features and improvements:
[+] Added the possibility to select motivational elements not only by the product main category but also for additional;
[+] Added ability for the vendor to set item display on its product page.

Bug fixes:
[!] On the product card page PHP-notice occurred when error mapping was active. Fixed;
[!] The allowed input value in the "Icon class" field has increased. Fixed;
[!] The added icons had no padding, the icon stuck to the name. Fixed;
[!] On the product card page at displaying by the "Big picture" template, in the Unitheme2 template there were too large paddings inside the block. Fixed;
[!] In the YoupiTheme, if you set an icon to a motivational element, its had no paddings. Fixed;
[!] In motivational elements names, on the storefront long spans were not cut. Fixed.
Release #7
v1.2.0 from 15-Aug-2019
Feature additions:
[+] Addon option "Use AJAX for the block loading" is added.

Functionality changes:
[*] Styles for YoupiTheme are renewed.

Bug fixes:
[!] Motivational block displaying on the product card page depended from AlexBranding server status. Fixed;
[!] At addon settings saving from the administrator on the multistore site PHP-warning is appeared. Fixed.
Release #6
v1.1.1 from 08-Aug-2019
Feature additions:
[+] Added compatibility with YoupiTheme template.

Bug fixes:
[!] At the motivational element editing on the multistore website — rate areas picker button was not displayed. Fixed;
[!] At the motivational block output — sellers changes were not considered. Fixed;
[!] In the administration panel at the motivational element creation tabs don't displayed. Fixed.
Release #5
v1.1.0 from 02-Aug-2019
Feature additions:
[+] On the storefront, block loading is taken out in AJAX. Now the block is not indexed by search engines;
[+] During the motivational element creation, the ability to set category and rate area for which this element will be displayed is added;
[+] On the motivational elements list page, the elements mass switching on/off ability is added;
[+] On the motivational block data management page, the search panel is added.

Bug fixes:
[!] In the product card template "Big picture", when using the motivation block background color, the external space was incorrectly displayed. Fixed.
Release #4
v1.0.3 from 03-Jul-2019
Bug fixes:
[!] On the addon "Data management" page, the 403rd mistake on the multistore website was appearing;
[!] In Unitheme2 it was impossible to set the colors of the motivational unit. Fixed.
Release #3
v1.0.2 from 25-Jun-2019
Bug fixes:
[!] Fixed bug when displaying the block with a hook on multivendor;
Release #2
v1.0.1 from 19-Jun-2019
Feature additions:
[+] Added support for multiple "Motivational Blocks" on the page;
[+] Added mass cloning of elements;
Release #1
v1.0.0 from 23-May-2019