An Interview With OpenCart Founder Daniel Kerr

Written by in Articles, Interviews on February 22, 2013  |  53 Comments


Daniel Kerr a well know person in open source community as OpenCart founder and developer.

I recently had a chance to interview Daniel Kerr. He talked about what he’s up to today, the release of OpenCart 1.5.5, what we can see in next release, and what are his plans for the future.

Q#1 – Hello Daniel, how are you doing? Thanks for giving us your first interview. Tell us, how are things going with your life and work lately?

Hello, I’m fine everything is going great.

Q#2 – Lot of questions in my mind to ask, but i will start with basic question. Please tell us when and what made you thought to develop OpenCart?

Got sick of waiting for OsCommerce to release their next version. Those guys really dropped the ball. Instead of updating the system to use a proper OOP framework they just piled junk code on top of junk code.

Q#3 – OpenCart name sounds very simple and catchy, was it your idea or from any other?

I thought because I want the project to be open source so it should have the word open in it, like Open Office.

I went through quite a few names first such Live Cart, Oscart. Someone already owned the domain name and i thought if I’m going to start the project I might as well spend the extra money to get the name I wanted so I kept emailing the owner offering to buy the domain name.

I managed to buy it for 1000 USD’s. It was quite a lot for me as i was living at my mum’s house at the time and didn’t have a job.

Q#4 – How do you see OpenCart with present open source e-commerce software?

I see OpenCart currently as the best on the market. The other solutions out there are overly complex in the code.

Q#5 – OpenCart 1.5.5 has been just released, lot of developers were unhappy with the release, they think it was half-hearted release. What do you say?

Not really. You cannot make everybody happy. I wanted to get something out there as it had been nearly 6 months since my last release. The reason it took so long was because I did a lot of updates to

I redesigned the main site, updated the extension section and wrote a documentation system from scratch.

Q#6 – Lot of OpenCart designers & developers are earning thousands of dollars by selling OpenCart themes. Shoppica is about to touch 5,000 sales. How do you feel when you hear all this?

OpenCart just keeps growing. I thought we would have peaked by now but we are still making around 500 more sales every month than the last month. Last October to November sales jumped over 1000 more in one month.

Q#7 – Lot of buzz going around “Attn Theme Developers… We need an intervention” forum post, we want to hear your opinion on this debate?

Qphoria put that up because of problems with his extensions and theme developers replacing parts of the code. I‘m planning on adding my own type of vqmod system to the next release so hopefully template designers will use this instead of modifying core files.

Q#8 – Can you please share your present and future plans on OpenCart?

My future plans with OpenCart are about adding new features until we cover every feature our competitors have or don’t have. I’m currently adding custom fields which allow users to add their own fields to customer registration and addresses. Currently only CsCart has this feature built in.

There are still quite a few features OpenCart has that competitors do not such as affiliate system. I also think the new vqmod system will put us ahead of the other carts as it will make adding modifications to users web sites very easy.

Q#9 – Your brief thoughts about HTML5 and CSS3? Any plans on making OpenCart responsive in future?

Yes this is something I want to add as soon as I can. I’m actually thinking of paying a company to come up with a template or maybe use the template competition system we have setup to choose a template to use.

Q#10 – What are the biggest challenges that you face in OpenCart development currently?

There are a few. It’s hard to find good developers that are at your level of coding. I have 3 developers working for me at the moment and I’m constantly trying to push them to learn as much as they can about coding.

When I first started writing web sites I was working on them full-time at work then go home should keep working until after 12. Not that this is what I’m expecting but if you’re good at something you will try to learn everything you can about it.

Q#11 – Recently there was design contests, so tell us how it went and can we expect some more in near future?

The template competition will be held monthly. I wrote a template competition system from scratch particular for this. Winners will be decided in the future by who can get the most Facebook likes.

Q#12 – Do you have any secret or dream projects you would like to reveal us?

I’m hoping to get in to hosted solutions. Should be from what I can gather from my many sources in the ecommerce industry this is where the big money is.

The only problem I have not worked out yet is how to set something like this up, make it secure and deal with extension being installed. Magento and Prestashop are doing hosted solutions. Interspire shopping cart has closed down and is now solely a hosted solution under the name Big Commerce.

Q#13 – How do you see the e-commerce in next 5 years?

I have no idea. the web is changing so fast at the moment. New technology is coming out every month. It’s like responsive templates 5 months ago they were nowhere now they are becoming standard in designing a website.

Q#14 – Thanks again for providing this opportunity to interview you. Want to share anything for OpenCart lovers?

Thank you for the great support!

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I’m Front-End Developer from Hyderabad, India. I work as independent web designer and also build Opencart Themes, Web Templates, Graphics and Plugins for Envato Marketplaces.

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53 Comments on "An Interview With OpenCart Founder Daniel Kerr"

  1. Cartbinder July 25, 2015 at 7:19 am ·

    The problem is not with Daniel.
    He has made a good free eCommerce software Opencart.

    Person installing opencart needs to select good extensions from opencart before purchasing.
    S/he needs to make sure the support will be provided with extension.
    S/he can contact the developer before purchasing the extension for support.

    If support is not provided then you get a refund. Opencart does that. And that is logically correct as well.

    If you think that all extensions and opencart system are going to work together, it is an illusion.

    if you are installing opencart then you should select extensions with complete research.
    You cannot get all things good before you do a research. And later on complaint that opencart has destroyed your store. And your money is lost.

    Default opencart system works well and bugs are corrected with versions.

    Now if you yourself install the extensions then obviously its your responsibilty and not opencart. Opencart will give you refund if support is not provided.

    Opencart is making progress day by day. And should continue to make.

    Besides this you should not contact multiple developers working on same site. As one developer does not know what other has done. Each developer will blame one another.
    Why not keep one professional developer and keep him. Pay him for installing the extension and pay him for taking care of store.

    – CartBinder Team

  2. atir February 27, 2015 at 7:00 am ·

    Opencart owner Daniel is a crap! This is not at all a professional company, it makes feel that he is sitting with a team of 2 people like a house company and does whatever his shit mind make him do.
    He is not associated with developer company, Developers work on opencart and suddenly finds account banned after 3 years. He eats their money. Even regular buyer account gets banned of no reason. My AMC client since 4 years, having sales of 90 orders daily on his opencart store got banned because he raised a paypal dispute. he too lost 400$ worth software’s he bought.

    People should go with other professional companies like magento, oscommerce etc. infact this is where Daniel finds update and put in his cms. He copies it all from there still opencart has lot of bugs which we developers now and end user might not!

    We had 1500$ sold amount and 500$ paid downloads in account. Lost total 2000$. Daniel ate it all. I am filing a legal case against daniel since he is not transferring our money against our copyright sold softwares. Begger!

    You get this abusing language here because you used terms like f*ck, as*-h*ole etc on a warm professional communication . this shows how much professional you are. you really deserve it

    • John May 28, 2015 at 5:18 am ·

      I have to agree with your statement. I made the mistake of going to opencart for one of my main sites and have regretted ever since. I had an issue with an extension I purchased through the opencart site and sent a friendly e-mail saying I needed a return and I wanted to purchase a different extension. In response I got one of the nastiest e-mails I’ve ever received from a company / person. I was actually in shock.

      I let that go and moved on, but had a major issue with an extension developer where their extension was modifying main parts of the code and sent a nice e-mail to opencart to look into it because it would break other modules they sold from their store. Instead I basically got a Fk you in response.

      All you need to do is going into their support forum. Any support forum that needs mods to approve a question before posting should tell you all you need to know. These guys are azzholes and don’t deserve the support of professionals in any field. Be warned.

  3. Lucas November 28, 2014 at 3:44 am ·

    I don’t care about the owners personality AT ALL. What I do care is that the platform he offers for FREE, is the best one I’ve ever worked with.
    I’m new to coding and found a big learning curve trying to make pro looking templates with woocommerce, magento, joomla etc. But the first time I downloaded opencart and started to go through the documentation, I could understand almost every line of code on it. The files are also really well organised.
    About the extensions, all the ones I bought are 3rd part ones, and I had no problem at all with it, because I looked at the comments and reviews before purchasing it, so I was aware of what to expect.
    I love it, and will keep using it for a long time.

  4. atanas October 31, 2014 at 5:21 am ·

    Opencart sucks! They refuse to refund!

  5. Tony Webb October 8, 2014 at 6:16 pm ·

    Is this the same daniel Kerr that writes insulting emails to opencart users that have a justified complaint?
    Here is an example:
    Daniel Kerr – blu*** and not

    if you had actually used your brain you would reliase that also offers free support including free installtions by my staff so you dont need the extension developer!

    as for the eu law! well if it works for 196 other people and just you have an issue it means you are to stupied to follow instructions!

    As for me the plugin I bought didn’t work. The first point of contact was a threat from opencart which was posted on PayPal disputes page.

    • John May 28, 2015 at 5:20 am ·

      Hehe… that sounds pretty close to one of the e-mails I got in response to a support ticket.

      Great group of people over there.

      Unreal that anyone supports “people” like that.

  6. Rakesh Kumar June 27, 2014 at 8:10 am ·

    After developing dozens of websites using opencart I found that this opencart community is well coded and based os MVC model where many other are using OPC , I found in this interview that Daniel only focused on publicity of the opencart but he never relied that need more and more help from the community to improve the code to shut the mouth of the people fingering in the success of the opencart. my best idea for Daniel is to hire some people to extend the features and enhance the vulnerability opencart. Best wished to success .

  7. swed May 25, 2014 at 5:18 am ·

    Good work Santosh. Unfortunately DK is not in any way suited to interact with people or leading an enterprise. I for one have lost all the confidence I once had in that man & his prog. And saying that OC is free is really qualified BS. I started some years ago with v.1.4 and the only live shops I’ve ever seen with the featured layout have been demos! You need to be quite skilled to make OC work out of the box with your preferred layout and theme or will have to buy one.
    I won’t mention his somewhat disturbed personality coz I think it has been covered enough here already but the dude is not properly organized. He’s not really focused and his priorities…? Gees, OC in contrast to its maker have a tremendous potential, period.
    Many people have been waiting eager to start using the responsive OC 2.0 build on Bootstrap 3.0 and with build in auto-plug in system called ocMod. As I understand it the new OC was to be released in the autumn of 2013 then late 2013 then 10th of March and the 10th of April Kerr made this comment “vQmod has unnecessary features” and apparently scrapped ocMod. I’ve seen the new OC 2.0 layout and I’m not the least impressed. It’s all very confusing… What’s crystal clear, on the other hand, is that DK never will build a successful brand this way and we users will make a huge mistake believing that DK ever will provide us with a useful cart. Can you imagine the growing panic among developers standing prepared with new extensions not knowing if they will be forced to remake them all or not? How many times can DK pull such a stunt? This resembles a tragicomic farce more than serious business.

  8. Gordon May 21, 2014 at 9:39 pm ·

    I’m a business analyst and management consultant. Second, I’m a poor developer. I can read code, and with the help of Google I can modify some code to my needs but that’s about it. I’ve done my share of e-commerce developments for lots of SME-clients and have hands-on experience with Virtuemart, Magento, Opencart and some others. Here are my two cents:

    I read a lot about how badly designed and coded Opencart is. It seems to have a lot of duplicate coding. To all the tech guys out there: have you ever discussed this with your SME-clients? Business owners? Most likely not because they really don’t care! Opencart has many many live references and it’s free. Tell any business owner with a descent company that the guy that gives away his e-commerce platform for free is an ***hole and you will get the same answer every time: I don’t care! Free? For real? Love this guy! All developers out there can debate with each other how bad this platform is written but while you ‘re wasting your time showing off you knowledge of modern coding, another Opencart site will go live. Duplicate code? Does it effect my online sales? I do not sell code, I sell actual products in boxes.

    Opencart doesn’t seem to handle a million products that good. Well, show me a SME-business that sells a mio products online? Don’t you think they spend quite some money on e-commerce development? If it cannot handle a huge amount of products then don’t use it and spend some money on commercial software. Once again: it’s open source, it’s free and it works. There are too many live examples out there to deny that.

    Opencart seems to give poor support. Well, that’s goes for many things in life that comes for free. And what good developer needs support anyway? There is a very large community out there with lots of people contributing and helping each other. Also: for free. Feel more comfortable with 24/7-support? Buy a commercial product. It’s that simple.

    VQMod is stupid? I’ve done fifteen years ERP-implementations with software from market leaders, with million euros license fees. Next to that I’ve done many open source web projects sing plugins, modules extensions and whatever they are called. Whether you hook you’re software with ‘user exits’ or replace strings, updating extensions will always be a hassle when upgrading your core files, regardless of any software you use. If you want to avoid that: buy some software that does it all. Good luck finding it.

    The developer of Opencart seems to have an attitude. I guess I would have one if youngsters with no track record whatsoever are consistently bashing my way of coding or responding quite childish on public boards. Notice the alternatives they come up with when they scream out loud not to use Opencart.

    So dear whizz kids: I do respect you for all the good things you build online. Hope to see your work being successful. But remember: there is still a real world out there with hard working business people trying to make a buck. They don’t have stock piles of cash to pay you and they haven’t ever heard of PHP or MySQL. They just want an easy to understand selling platform to keeping up with the competition.

  9. R G March 26, 2014 at 4:25 pm ·

    It’s nice to hear the developer of open-cart speaks to general public.. There are lot of criticisms about his attitude.. But considering the product he had developed, it is a minor issue as no body is perfect.. ! Main thing what I see is that, the product is so flexible that it had manage to take up a large portion of the market. Wishing success for OC !!!

  10. haroon k March 4, 2014 at 9:56 am ·

    excellent job thank you Daniel, all the best.

  11. Daniel Parsons February 25, 2014 at 2:25 am ·

    Notice the number of personal attacks against Daniel Kerr. Building my project using OpenCart because of this guy Daniel Kerr. We should be embarrassed with his website, And personally is an unprofessional hack. I don’t know enough about him other than he actually ripped me off for numerous extensions that he still refuses to give me after collecting payment. It is absolutely amazing the balls on this guy!

  12. Elizabeth February 24, 2014 at 11:41 pm ·

    I have had some email exchanges with Daniel and unfortunately they have all been incredibly unpleasant. From a layman’s perspective he comes across as unstable.
    As an online business owner, it is important to work with professionals who can provide customer service, not just technical solutions. I feel that Daniel has abused me via electronic communication but I wont go into these potentially illegal allegations he has made against me.
    I will not be associated with OpenCart in the future, due to fear of this person.

  13. Olly January 31, 2014 at 4:48 pm ·

    Haha some of these comments are hilarious.


    Haha you morons – they are ALL made by 3rd parties!

    Opencart is the best eCommerce platform on the market – anyone that thinks otherwise OBVIOUSLY hasn’t actually used all the others!

    • Bob Anderson April 9, 2014 at 7:21 pm ·

      I can’t speak to the usability of the other e-commerce platforms, but I know the website very well, unfortunately. After 10 years or so the website has made no improvements and is one of the most difficult sites I have ever used. If you have to search for extensions, I’m talking about serious detailed searches, then the website will make you want to blow your brains out. Or, better yet, the one who built that site.

      Huge amount of money was invested in this OpenCart multi website project and many, many hours have been wasted searching for the proper extensions. I personally would be in barest to present such a website, especially to programmers.

      From what I’ve seen of this is Daniel Kerr he’s arrogant, cocky and I must question why he relocated to Hong Kong. How many enemies does this person need to make? Very unprofessional and appears to be willing to rip off anyone on a whim

      I have really made comments to articles but I was compelled after reading this about Mr. Kerr. After a quick Internet search I am amazed how many enemies this guy has made. I absolutely regret ever using This is the bottom line. Daniel Kerr is happy to collect the fee from selling these extensions and he’s more than happy to screw you the first chance he gets.

      I regret using OpenCart as my platform. I cannot give the details to what Mr. Kerr has done specifically. You can see other comments and articles regarding this person and he is vindictive. Use any other platform. You do not want to use unless someone with some professional integrity could take over the company, then perhaps it would be worth it. But certainly not until then

  14. Imran Ahmed December 22, 2013 at 4:24 pm ·

    Hi all,
    I’m new to Opencart. I use this software and feel comfortable more or less. I am learning the inner part of the software in order to develop it in a way so that people from my country could use it in our own language, Bengali. My country is Bangladesh and I hope some of you have at least little heard of it.
    Wish you all fit and good luck.

  15. aman December 17, 2013 at 6:50 am ·

    Hello sir,

    Please help me in opencart.I am new in opencart please help me for adding the extension in opencart.I am creatig a site in opencart but not start the extesion please help me.

  16. Daniel Kerr blows the cock! December 6, 2013 at 9:04 am ·

    Software is worthless just like the asshole that designed it!

  17. Jon December 6, 2013 at 9:00 am ·

    This guy is a worthless scumbag! His product is garbage and they don’t provide any support for plugins you purchase. Save yourself all the problems and use a real cart program!

  18. daniel n November 13, 2013 at 8:53 am ·

    We are a development studio and we are currently working with Opencart and did so over the past 2 years.

    First of all Opencart is not top-notch written code. Daniel is very hard to work with. If you find a bug he usually does not consider it a bug and he considers that is just how it should work ( his favorite answer is “this is how you think something should work.”).
    There are quite a few extensions but most of them are not free and the quality of the one that you pay for is not that great compared with other open source systems.

    There are some big design flows in the database structure and in the extensibility of the core code. We have a shop with over 3 million products and the scalability of the Opencart store was very poor.

    Yes Vqmode is nice but from programming point of view is not exactly stable and if far from a good design choice, a hook system or a HMVC structure will be more appropriate.

    There is no clear release planing and features planing, this is a one man project that works without taking in consideration to much the community needs and problems.

    I appreciate the time Daniel spends on this project but he must understand that there are also other people working and promoting this product and if the community around it gets ignored they can turn to better projects.

    The only reason we are still working with Opencart is because we spend many hours in developing modules for our clients and because we don’t have a better alternative.

    I will not recommend Opencart to any agency that wants to make a long term strategy and develop on this platform. For small projects and people that just want to buy a template install it and run the shop is ok but no way for big projects and in general very custom projects.

  19. Daniel Sucks KERR November 4, 2013 at 10:23 pm ·

    The product is good but the owner is a stupid person!

  20. Sanjay Poudel July 5, 2013 at 8:21 am ·

    Its great interview with Daniel. I just found Open cart is rich features free eCommerce software and i thanks lots to Daniel and best of luck for your further development on your project.

  21. Lilah June 20, 2013 at 11:47 pm ·

    This is awesome! Always fun to hear from the developer of a brilliant program and I absolutely love OpenCart which I use with my provider at

  22. Inka Sheen May 22, 2013 at 5:09 am ·

    Man…I dint has become so big…I mean look at that 5000 Shoppica templete sales…but sadly nobody actully updates about their website on the official Showcase to let people know the existence of opencart websites…

  23. mandrake April 9, 2013 at 8:12 pm ·

    I really appreaciate the efforts of Daniel to provide OC. However, as I gathered a lot of experience with OC now, I came accross some problems (also pointed out by John Stumps).

    Firstly, it goes without saying that none of the codebase has any kind of automatic testing. (Software without testing === malware). Maybe the tests are not commited to the repository, I don’t know…

    Secondly, there is lots of code copy & pasting in the controllers. Loading languages, setting variables for templates, creating the breadcrumps, checking if a user is logged, …

    Thirdly, the database layer is based on a quick and dirty PHP3 style. There would be lot’s of free PHP sql plugins out there for ORM or also QueryDSL style of coding…

    Next, vQMod is some kind of emulation of aspect oriented programming, which is highly fragile and soley based on string matching…

    Said all that, OC still has a very simple approach at it’s core, which makes it (1) easy to learn (2) fast. Removing the spaghetti style code inside the controllers (with some OOP abstractions) and introducing a proper testing suite would turn OC into a world class product for sure!!!

    Therefore I stick with OC, and hope I can contribute to Git if I am not rejected… Carry on with the great work!

  24. toko serbahalal April 8, 2013 at 9:30 am ·

    nice interview ….

  25. JohnC March 21, 2013 at 4:37 pm ·

    Great read. I’m new to OpenCart and am NOT a coder. My familiarity is with WordPress. That said, here are my quick thoughts on some of Daniels comments from the vantage of an admin/user.

    Theme contest are a good thing but I worry about rating based on Facebook likes. Hopefully to vote you need to actually install the theme and give it a run. (if you are only interested in look, this of course isn’t necessary.) I purchased, installed and with some trouble uninstalled three themes when we began setting up our new store. All three were highly rated themes. In one case, default theme wouldn’t work until I wiped the install. A pretty but you have to test drive a theme to see if it warrants a great rating.

    Hosted solutions. Like the idea in theory. With hosted solutions you don’t have to fret over lots of things that small store owners can’t manage but need to find the time and resources to address (security, updates, extension incompatibilities etc.) With hosting, that should mostly go away. HOWEVER, when reviewing this world for our online store (we were on an old version of osCommerce) we rejected many of the big hosted solutions because of their pricing model. Magento etc. seem to price based on SKU. That’s a mistake in my mind. Our store has lots of complicated items (think craft store). To keep our sku count down, we could have implemented complex dependent options but the staff would have had a hard time managing them going forward. Instead we “flattened things out”. That is to say, every size bead, every color is its own item. We link them with a series extension. This made our sku count go through the roof. Works fine internally as this is how we order products from vendors anyway, but it would have put us in the pricing ether with a hosted solution. Perhaps a different pricing model to win all those store owners who say no to the competitors based solely on price?

    WordPress. I won’t enter the debate about WordPress and OpenCart from a technical point of view as I’m not qualified but as a tool, I love WordPress. WordPress eCommerce solutions are (in my opinion) not as feature rich as OpenCart, csCart etc. but we wanted to front end our site with WordPress for the blog, image galleries, content pages etc. and have OpenCart as the Store link. Bit of a permalink struggle but got it working. It would be grand if these two PHP based gems played well as integrated systems. In our case, they co-exist. Problem seems that to chase this issue form the OpenCart side is to have a store front with a blog tacked on and inventory items showing up on WordPress pages. I want to go the other way. Maybe Daniel can chat with the WordPress folks and collaborate?

    Anyway, nice to put a face to OpenCart and hear of the struggles and wins. I think the product has a very bright future.

    • Alastair McDermott May 23, 2013 at 11:04 pm ·

      Hi John,

      Two questions for you: what theme did you choose in the end for the OpenCart install, and how did you structure the WordPress:OpenCart site? I’m in a similar situation now, coming from a WordPress background, I’d love to have a quick chat with someone who’s been there.

      @WebsiteDoctor on twitter

  26. rohit March 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm ·

    Hi all of you,

    My Q For all you those one use the opencart solution is that possible to sell opencart e commerce portal behalf for own e commerce developement compnay by editing by comapny name…after change the theme and interface of opencart…..

  27. John Stumps March 17, 2013 at 8:48 am ·

    OpenCart is very popular, but it is badly coded. It is a great example of code duplication – same pieces of code are used in many different classes just by copy-pasting. Speaking of classes, you might think OpenCart is OOP. But it is not. It is functions, wrapped around with class names. You can’t find any OOP concepts there – encapsulation, reusability etc. (not to speak of design patterns) Just bunch of classes which call each other in a messy way.

    There is a loose idea for “plugins”, but you can’t develop something advanced (and thus useful) without touching the “core” files. And here we come to the so called vQmod. I wouldn’t call it monkey patching, because monkey patching is actually a good concept when used carefully in languages that support it. vQmod lets you replace actual pieces of code by string matching. And don’t think of any elegance here. It is just raw text file parsing and replacing. Of course, when a “core” file is changed in a future opencart version, your string matches and replacements go to hell, but that’s another story. It is like an insult for every educated developer. The sad fact is that this actually is the most convenient way of modifying the spaghetti opencart structure, without touching the core files. You wouldn’t need such suspicious and shady tools to do modifications in a good designed project.

    I can speak more, but it is meaningless, because OpenCart is an endless abyss of bad practices.

    • garuda March 26, 2013 at 5:26 pm ·

      Dude, you are full of sh.., uh, “lies”. I question your intentions for this agro and grossly exaggerated post. First, to call OpenCart “spaghetti” is total bs and it elevates a whole LOT of junk open-source software out there into another stratosphere of quality! It is well structured and, most importantly, unbloated. Second, OpenCart uses both encapsulation AND reusability! As well inheritance, another OOP concept. While much of the Catalog and Admin classes and methods behave functionally, it’s core System classes are OO. But what’s the problem with mixing OO and functional? Third, vQmod is an EXTREMELY powerful tool for extension developers. Yes, it is fragile to future file changes, especially if you’re overly verbose with your string-matching. But that’s a trade-off for its power and can be managed. Besides, G*d forbid you MIGHT have to make a few updates to your extension with every major release. Finally, OpenCart is the BEST open-source shopping cart platform, period. (Heck, it could even be easily adjusted and used as robust web application development framework!). It’s not perfect. Nothing is. (In particular, it’s front-end template files (HTML) could be improved). But nothing in this software can be accused of written poorly or carelessly. THANK YOU Daniel and the strong and growning OpenCart community. LONG LIVE OpenCart!

  28. Utomo March 4, 2013 at 4:06 am ·

    I think opencart need more developer.
    I know it is not easy to find good developer now.
    many people just complain and not giving good suggestion/ solutions.
    If many are helping and contributing I believe opencart will be much better.
    I just suggest daniel to have paid support options. not always free. but still reasonable price.
    and also maybe to consider contest for developer to contribute the code. who can contribute best code get the prize. or something like that

    Good luck

  29. sari yono March 2, 2013 at 5:29 am ·

    i just want to thank Dan for the great work hes providing i really am appreciative to what he has done and i wish i was at the level of programming that he is at would be more than happy to help you in any way i can if you need any help in graphics or so just name it my email is there i have a great graphic designer that will dedicate any time for you, i also sent a couple of suggestion through your contact us form on the main page would love to hear back from you.

    again thank you very much for this product god bless you to succeed and wish you the best of luck

  30. Rishi Ram Gautam (Nepal) March 1, 2013 at 1:34 pm ·

    Very happy to read this Interview. There is very good future of OpenCart.

    Best of luck.

  31. george February 27, 2013 at 6:09 pm ·

    I’m sorry but Daniel is a Stuck Up Moron that believes his software is top notch… OpenCart breaks every single good practice on the market… he fights over each security hole someone finds,and yet he think he’s the only inteligent human being in the world.

    Daniel should be a product manager not a developer , as the ideas he has are generally good, not ingenious or overly innovative, but he’s good at getting his ideas working… just not very gracefully…

    • Joe March 7, 2013 at 2:05 am ·

      Exactly what is your point in making your statements? “Every single good practice” as if there is some authoritative list out there – you make the comment but offer no specifics. I’m sure there are certain aspects of the system that he would do differently if he had the time (and would also have to think about all existing versions), but as software developers that’s a nature of the business – development is evolutionary.
      A moron? Really? Are you serious? Perhaps a disgruntled ex-employee?

  32. February 27, 2013 at 12:20 pm ·

    Hi there it’s me, I am also visiting this website regularly, this site is truly fastidious and the viewers are really sharing nice thoughts.

  33. John February 26, 2013 at 12:08 am ·

    Opencart is not bad, the support however is just not there, it’s not supportive and sometimes rude. Daniel is the most rude person I ever met . I hope Opencart will make it to the top, but I don’t see how it could be possible with this man driving it.

    • Rishi Ram Gautam (Nepal) March 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm ·

      This is the wrong way to comment for the guy who is giving away his hard work for free.

    • Daniel March 1, 2013 at 4:35 pm ·

      There is support! and its free. I pay 3 people to answer emails, login to peoples site and fix their issues.

      I take issue when people come to my site demanding we fix problems, reporting missing features as bugs and start disputes when they have gotten software for free that would take them years to build from scratch.

    • Joe March 7, 2013 at 2:07 am ·

      Therefore, go pick another cart and good luck. I choose not to.

  34. OC extensions February 25, 2013 at 1:11 pm ·

    Great interview, thank you for that!
    OpenCart is definitely the best coded cart out there. Daniel can be compared with a huge team for that.
    It will be nice to have a hosted solution too. Look at shopify how nice is growing and it has only 5% features of what OpenCart has right now.

    Cheers and keep out the good work!

    • george July 8, 2013 at 4:27 pm ·

      Best coded! Hahahahahahaha hahahahahaha! Hahahahahahaha hahahahahaha! Hahahahahahaha hahahahahaha! Hahahahahahaha hahahahahaha! Hahahahahahaha hahahahahaha! Hahahahahahaha hahahahahaha! go play with vb kids

    • saibot December 13, 2013 at 6:07 am ·

      Bet you couldn’t even use VB, lol
      Silly little troll

  35. syed February 24, 2013 at 1:40 am ·

    Hi santosh and was intresting to read the interview… I hope next time it will be little more detailed._like wordpresss.. Hosted solution is great idea

  36. Leo February 23, 2013 at 5:47 pm ·

    Nice interview guys!

    Keep it up Daniel.

  37. chinabuydropship February 23, 2013 at 2:07 pm ·

    I like opencart and thanks for the founder

  38. OpenCart China February 23, 2013 at 9:11 am ·

    Congratulation! Daniel. Thanks for your great job! We’ll do a good job on marketing opencart in China.

  39. Mohamad Fahmi February 22, 2013 at 4:23 pm ·

    sorry ,, i mean .. would be great if designers and developers have profile pages on the menu OpenCart extension. it would be a benefit for the developer.
    ps : sorry for my bad english :)

  40. Mohamad Fahmi February 22, 2013 at 4:14 pm ·

    wow,, nice interview,, and i love opencart so much.. and i love open sources too
    but I have a little input,, designers and developers must have profile pages on the menu OpenCart extension. it would be a benefit for the developer. suggested like drupal
    thank you

  41. OpenCart Templates February 22, 2013 at 1:13 pm ·

    Great Insight Mr. Setty, nice to hear from the man himself.
    I like the monthly template competition. Great idea, not sure if the winner shall be selected just on the mere basis of facebook likes, there shall be a bit more to it (its like i have 10000 facebook page fans- more than any one else and my template is always a winner every month)

    And the plans for hosted solutions sounds great, let see when.

    Great interview though.

    Shopping Cart Hub- Maretplace for Ecommerce developers

  42. Sainath Chillapuram February 22, 2013 at 11:29 am ·

    Very nice interview Santosh Setty :).
    And thanks to Daniel for Making Opencart Success.

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