OpenCart Site: More Than A New Design

Written by in News on July 12, 2012  |  2 Comments


After registering OpenCart as limited company in Hong Kong, looks like some of the action plan has been executed. Some rumor are answered, Daniel already rent an office spaces and hire developer to help him manage OpenCart. And the newest info is OpenCart site redesign.

It’s been a while since OpenCart team change the site design. And on 12 July 2012, the site have a fresh look. Most features on the site is still the same like previous design, but the landing page is better. And of course, the Marketplace is improved. And it’s not the final improvement, within days they will add new features. Most possibly is improving the search system and adding new payment options.

What Next?

Even the site have new fresh look and the marketplace is improved, but most OpenCart community will agree that the most important to improve is the project management and documentation section. OpenCart is well-known as robust and easy e-commerce app, but dealing with code break on minor update is not just upsetting the user but also developers.

We analyzes that the redesign is part of new path to make OpenCart as a serious open source project. It’s a good news for OpenCart community, we will get better OpenCart release and documentation. But of course it’s need time for a while until Daniel find the appropriate management to handle this project.

And the rumor says we will get the final 1.5.x version soon, may be on this or next month. If that’s true, does it mean upcoming OpenCart v.1.6 will be released under new project management approach? or we need to wait until v.2.0? What you think?

Update July 15, 2012:
OpenCart Marketplace now add 2checkout as a payment options.

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2 Comments on "OpenCart Site: More Than A New Design"

  1. Ernie - IP_CAM February 22, 2017 at 6:26 pm · Reply

    Well, some Years have passed, as well as some OC Versions, and as it looks, OC seems to be on it’s way, to transform it’s Business Model, moving away from it’s former tactic, to depend on ‘external’ Developers to generate their own income, by now offering it’s own Service and Support. But it’s a logical step, and when comparing the OC Project with Magento, the probably only way, to survive, as Brand and Firm, in the longer terms, no longer hindered by rather insecure Dependencies.

    In addition, it’s probably a locigal reaction to the new Technlogies, enabling OC, to eventually ‘shrink’ it’s OC Software to the ENGINE only, so enabling others, to implement their own Designs, Themes, or whatever, able to be ‘handled’ by the V-2+ API and/or similar Interface|s. I guess, this will also generate a new Breed of DEV’s, but it probably leaves most of the old One’s back behind in the rain for good.

    It’s just plain guessing, but at least, it would explain the ongoing ‘changes’ and presently existing problems, related with the OC and it’s Site, for such a long time already. After beeing part of the Scene for the past 3 Years, it has been a rather frustrating experience, realizing, that for months already, the once smoothly working Forum and Extension Section have been mistreated so badly, by some very Newbie-type Upgrade-Attempts, and to the point, where less and less Dev’s and free Supporters are eager to even visit the place, frustrated by the fact, that OC is seemengly either not willing, or then able, to present a usable, working OC Site. And so capable of still supporting those Dev’s and Sellers in a decent manner, using their knowledge and wisdom, to make OC to what it grew up into, after all.

    I decided to stay with the latest OC v. Version, for a good reason, as I have to admit today, it’s still by far the best and most stable OC Software ever built, and the masses of free and paid Extensions, available for 1.5.6.x, makes it easy to build a top modern high performance Shop Site. And, if combined with a modern responsive Theme, there is nothing, hindering it from doing it’s Job for Years to come.

    And, despite of other comments, it works fine on PHP7 as well. Even OcMod can be installed, instead of, or in addition to, VqMod, if one cares, to make use of the OcMod DB Technology.

    I just hope, I will be wrong…
    but if not, it makes no difference, the OC Engine does not need Support, it just works ! :)
    But I know, that I am not the only one, a little worried about, how it’s going on …
    And I have nothing to loose, in the first place.

    Can be seen here, momentarely:

  2. Strateji oyunu June 24, 2014 at 1:16 pm · Reply

    I follow your site, but the first time I saw this article. I share now. thanks

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