OpenCart 2, What’s New?
OpenCart community is in the middle of excitement since OpenCart 2 released a week ago. Users excited to explore and developers preparing their new extensions. Even thought there is no official documentation yet, it’s not hold them to play with the new toy.
Here, we want to highlight some new key features of OpenCart 2.
New Design, Now Responsive
OpenCart 2 looks more professional and it’s responsive by default; as you can see at image below.
Customer Custom Field
OpenCart 2 come with Custom Field which is useful to add extra input for customer account or address. You can add new field, but not disabled the default field.
This is great feature to help you track how effective specific campaign lead to sales.
Layout & Modules
When we create layout we also decide what module will show at the layout. It’s make positioning module is much easier because we can visualize the result.
Extensions Installer & OcMod
This is the game changer! Both the Installer and OcMod is new features intended to make OpenCart 2 easier for user and developer.
Despite the fact that OpenCart Blog and Newsletter filled with lot of promotion and marketing campaign, it’s not ready for production use. Bugs spotted after the release and the upgrade script is not fully working. Most possibly this is happen due the short time between each beta released and beta to stable release.
Regardless of all the issue, it’s indeed good improvement for OpenCart. What you think?