OpenCart - Blog A free shopping cart system. OpenCart is an open source PHP-based online e-commerce solution. Yotpo <p> <strong>Increase your traffic, sales and brand awareness with product reviews </strong></p> <p> Anyone that has experience in retail, be it online or offline, understands the power of word of mouth. Businesses that have succeeded in building a product or service that generates a lot of word of mouth is on easy street. Thankfully there is a service out there that can help even the small mom-and-pop shop turbo boost their word of mouth marketing and leverage user-generated content for massive returns. The service can be added to your OpenCart store within minutes. The service I’m referring to is Yotpo, the first truly social reviews solution. Yotpo is a <a href=";utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=opencart_guest_post&amp;redirect=" target="_blank"> free plug-and-play social reviews solution</a> for OpenCart and many other e-commerce platforms. Yotpo helps online merchants generate tons of product reviews via an automatic mail after purchase email that is sent to customers a certain number of days after they have made a purchase. In this email is a form that customers can fill out in 1 minute which makes the process quick and easy and this results in tons of reviews being generated.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=" review.png" style="width: 213px; height: 419px;" /></p> <p> Example of Yotpo’s mail after purchase email</p> <h2> Yotpo turns your customers into marketers</h2> <p> In addition to helping online store owners generate a lot of reviews, Yotpo provides a number of ways that users can leverage their reviews to drive more traffic to their sites and make more sales. Yotpo helps stores gain more social traffic and therefore more sales by prompting customers who write reviews to share their reviews on their social networks. Traffic which comes from these shares converts at a higher rate because there is already context between the new visitor and the product. Yotpo’s social sharing feature allows you to connect your Facebook page and/or Twitter account to your Yotpo account. Once your social accounts are connected, Yotpo allows you to send reviews to your social networks automatically or manually. Depending on the size of your social communities you could <a href="">increase your total traffic by over 8%</a>.</p> <h2> Provide your visitors with validated reviews from past customers</h2> <p> Reviews generated with Yotpo are shown in a highly customizable widget that can be made to fit the look and feel of any website. Reviews which are generated through the mail after purchase email are displayed in the widget with a unique “verified buyer” badge. Reviews from verified buyers have the strongest effect on your visitors and will help <a href=";utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=opencart_guest_post">increase your conversion rates</a>, brand loyalty, and overall revenues.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=" widget carbonfibergear.png" style="width: 491px; height: 333px;" /></p> <p> Everything from the stars of reviews to the color of the post button in the Yotpo widget can be customized to match the look and feel of any OpenCart store.</p> <h2> How to add Yotpo to your OpenCart store</h2> <ul> <li> In order for Yotpo to run, you will need to have vQmod installed. If you already have vQmod installed, you can skip this step. To download vQmode, click&nbsp;<a href="">here</a>.&nbsp;Download the latest version. Follow the install steps on the site and then return here.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li> Download the <a href="">Yotpo add-on</a>.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li> Unzip the file you just downloaded. Then copy the files from the unzipped folder, and paste them in the same folder path in your store.&nbsp; For example: copy the file from /admin/controller/module/yotpo.php and paste it to /admin/controller/module/yotpo.php in your store root folder. Now copy the rest of the files to their respective folders.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li> In your store's admin site, go to Extensions -&gt; Modules. Here, find "Yotpo" in the list of extensions. Click "Install". Once the addon is installed, click on "Edit".<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li> Create a new Yotpo account.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li> Enter your app key and secret in the fields on the Yotpo page in your OpenCart admin.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li> Disable the default reviews in your OpenCart admin. Yotpo has hundreds of OpenCart customers using the service. <strong><a href=";utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=opencart_guest_post&amp;redirect=" target="_blank">Register a free account with Yotpo</a></strong> and start making more money today.</li> </ul> <h3> About the Author:</h3> <p> <a href="" rel="author" target="_blank">Justin Butlion</a> is the Content and Social Marketing Manager of <a href="">Yotpo</a>. Justin loves to blog about e-commerce, online marketing, web development and entrepreneurship. Check out his <a href="">latest posts</a> or contact him directly at</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 3:45:15 CST Jobs @OpenCart - Technical support <p> Are you are a technical person who knows the in's and out's of OpenCart and could provide help to others? If so then get in touch with us and send your resume. We're creating a support team for UK &amp; EU and want some great people to join.<br /> <br /> Working along side some of our UK partners you will be representing OpenCart UK and helping all kinds of OpenCart users via telephone, email and the support desk.<br /> <br /> To view more information about the job role please view the link below:<br /> <br /> <a href=""></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> To apply, use the email address provided in the document - please do not use the contact form or message boxes below</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:58:33 CDT London eCommerce Expo 2013 <p> OpenCart will be attending the London eCommerce expo on October 2nd and 3rd.</p> <p> If you want to meet up and discusss business we will be there and happy to talk to you.&nbsp;</p> <p> More details can be found here:</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> <p> Address:</p> <div> The Olympia Exhibition Centre - Olympia Two (Central)</div> <div> Hammersmith Road</div> <div> London W14 8UX</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <p> <iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src=";source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=%3BCQoKhuipAMtPFdDFEQMdKMr8_yndssDJjQ92SDGZL_BAEwn6Jg&amp;q=Olympia+Exhibition,+Event+and+Conference+Venue,+Hammersmith+Road,+London&amp;aq=1&amp;oq=olympia+&amp;sll=51.528642,-0.101599&amp;sspn=0.704844,1.783905&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=Olympia+Exhibition,+Event+and+Conference+Venue,+Hammersmith+Road,&amp;hnear=London,+United+Kingdom&amp;t=m&amp;daddr=Olympia,+Hammersmith+Road,+London,+Greater+London+W14+8UX&amp;ll=51.4964,-0.210392&amp;spn=0.006295,0.010112&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /> <small><a href=";source=embed&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=%3BCQoKhuipAMtPFdDFEQMdKMr8_yndssDJjQ92SDGZL_BAEwn6Jg&amp;q=Olympia+Exhibition,+Event+and+Conference+Venue,+Hammersmith+Road,+London&amp;aq=1&amp;oq=olympia+&amp;sll=51.528642,-0.101599&amp;sspn=0.704844,1.783905&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=Olympia+Exhibition,+Event+and+Conference+Venue,+Hammersmith+Road,&amp;hnear=London,+United+Kingdom&amp;t=m&amp;daddr=Olympia,+Hammersmith+Road,+London,+Greater+London+W14+8UX&amp;ll=51.4964,-0.210392&amp;spn=0.006295,0.010112" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small></p> Sat, 07 Sep 2013 2:12:00 CDT Friendly Gathering in Amsterdam <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Our founder and a group of OpenCart enthusiasts together for a friendly gathering&nbsp;</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" style="width: 1032px; height: 581px;" /></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 4:56:43 CDT OpenCart 1.5.6 Released! <p> The anticipation is now over, as its finally here. OpenCart 1.5.6. Here at OpenCart we have been striving to provide a more user friendly and versatile system. We have looked long and hard about the integrations and feel that we have made huge steps in developing a solution which has superior functionality compared to its rivals.</p> <h2> New Features</h2> <p> <strong>OpenBay Pro</strong></p> <p> OpenBay Pro by Ecommerce HQ is arguably the most powerful marketplace integration tool for OpenCart. Helping you list your products on Amazon EU &amp; US, eBay and It is so quick and easy and has been proven to increase your sales.</p> <p> We have added it directly into OpenCart version 1.5.6, meaning that you don’t need to download and install it anymore. We hope the partnership with Ecommerce HQ will increase your sales and see you exploring new marketplaces for your products!</p> <p> OpenBay Pro is constantly in development, improving, adding new features and markets all of the time. You can update the core code for OpenBay Pro at any time to get these changes - no need to update your version of OpenCart.</p> <p> If you're new to OpenBay Pro you can save 50% for 3 months using the promo code OPENCART</p> <p> More information about OpenBay Pro<br /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> <strong>Amazon Payments</strong></p> <p> Amazon Payments makes shopping on your website even easier. Complimenting your existing payment options, Amazon customers can use the delivery and payment information in their Amazon accounts to complete purchases on your site in just a few clicks.</p> <p> With OpenCart you can implement Amazon Payments quickly, easily and at no additional cost, giving your customers a convenient and trusted way to pay, while helping to protect your business with Amazon’s fraud technology. Offer the Amazon payment experience on your website.</p> <ul> <li> Increase new customer acquisition, conversion &amp; revenue</li> <li> Protect your business with Amazon Payments’ sophisticated fraud detection technology</li> <li> Improve customer satisfaction with a convenient &amp; trusted payment option</li> </ul> <p> You will be pleased to know that the integration process requires very little effort on your part as the backend integration to Amazon Payments is already in place.</p> <p> More information about Amazon Payments<br /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> OpenCart now offers a deeper integration with PayPal, providing merchants with features seldom offered by other shopping carts, such as subscription billing and management, transaction search and refunds from with the OpenCart admin area.</p> <p> <strong>New PayPal modules and updates to the older ones</strong></p> <p> In addition, there have been a number of improvements made to the existing core PayPal plugins.</p> <p> All of the integration's have been officially certified by PayPal and OpenCart is now an official PayPal partner: [link to PayPal partner directory].</p> <p> <strong>Paypal Pro Iframe / Payflow Pro iFrame</strong></p> <p> Previously PayPal Pro iFrame was only available to download in the extensions store. PayPal commissioned the development of this module to include new features and to also allow merchants to install for free by including it in the core of OpenCart payment extensions.</p> <p> Running PayPal Pro in an iFrame allows merchants to hide the identity of the PayPal payment gateway for their card payments. It also reduces the requirements of a merchant’s PCI compliance, so there is no need for a dedicated server or VPS and penetration testing to become compliant - all payment pages are hosted at PayPal and not on your store.</p> <p> In addition, it is much more user friendly with your customers not being redirected to PayPal during the payment process.</p> <p> US users who use PayPal Payflow Pro can also benefit from the iFrame module.</p> <p> <strong>PayPal Express Checkout</strong></p> <p> PayPal Express Checkout is one of the newer features of PayPal, allowing customers to checkout in just a few clicks. Customers can login to their existing PayPal account and use their existing account details so there is no need to enter information again.</p> <p> We have also added subscription payments to OpenCart and PayPal Express Checkout is the first payment module that supports the feature. You can create recurring profiles for products so users get billed based on the profile settings.</p> <p> There is also a new PayPal account search feature! You can now search for PayPal data directly from your OpenCart admin area. View transactions, issue refunds and other tools are now available to help minimize your admin duties.</p> <p> As you can see we have made some radical improvements to OpenCart and we hope you enjoy and profit as much from these improvements as we know is possible.</p> <p> You can download the latest version of OpenCart here: <a href=""></a></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:47:36 CDT OpenCart Meetup in Amsterdam <p> There's going to be a OpenCart meeting in Amsterdam on the 1st August at 14:00.</p> <p> The address is:</p> <div> ART HOTEL AMSTERDAM</div> <div> Spaarndammerdijk 302 | Amsterdam</div> <div></div> <div> Tel: +31 20 4109670</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> If you can make it please come. We are going to have many discussions about OpenCart, new features, emerging ecommerce trends and new ideas for marketing OpenCart &nbsp;and the community.</div> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 9:17:29 CDT OpenCart Template Winners & Their Prizes <div> Dear All,</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Thank you for participating in our Template competition! Here we have our talented winners and wearing their new prizes!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Winner: iSenseLabs</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <img alt="" src="!cid_ii_13fc8f3fb9aa50c2.png" style="width: 265px; height: 400px;" /></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> 2nd ThemeGlobal: No photo submitted</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> 3rd ThePath</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <img alt="" src="" style="width: 300px; height: 400px;" /></div> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 2:01:29 CDT OpenCart – Simplify Commerce extension <div> <a href=""><img alt="" src="" style="width: 345px; height: 157px;" /></a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> We’ve just added a Simplify CommerceTM module. It’s free to download and available on the extensions directory <a href=";extension_id=12386&amp;path=3&amp;filter_search=simplify%20Commerce">here</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>What is Simplify Commerce?</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Simplify Commerce makes it easy for US merchants to accept e-commerce and mobile commerce payments, regardless of payment brand, in a matter of minutes.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Simplify Commerce supplies both a merchant account and a payment gateway in a single, secure PCI-compliant package. &nbsp;It keeps all sensitive payment information away from merchant servers to ease the PCI-compliance burden. &nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Simplify Commerce was created by developers at MasterCard, a global payments and technology leader with more than 45 years of industry experience. We know payments. We understand development. We want to make payments simple for everyone.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Benefits</strong></div> <ul> <li> Competitively priced at 2.85% + 30¢ per transaction</li> <li> Deposits are made into your account in two business days in most cases, based on credit rating, years in business, type of business and other factors.</li> <li> Easy to implement</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> It’s easy to use Simplify Commerce.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Download the <a href=";extension_id=12386&amp;path=3&amp;filter_search=simplify%20Commerce">extension</a> for free!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:01:12 CDT Amazon Payments module for UK merchants <p> We are pleased to announce the launch of the Amazon Payments module for UK merchants. This module is free to download and is available on the extensions directory <a href=";extension_id=11383" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p> You can also get free entry to win a Kindle Fire HD if you sign up before 1st July 2013.</p> <p> <b>Why use Amazon Payments?</b></p> <p> Amazon Payments is one of the safest and easiest options for customers and merchants.</p> <p> Customers can checkout in just a few clicks by selecting the payment and delivery details they already have stored on the Amazon marketplace.</p> <p> There is no monthly or setup fees, just a cost per transaction that is comparable to all other major payment gateways. It's a great additional gateway for existing merchants to improve their conversion and reach new customers.</p> <p> <b>How does Amazon Payments work?</b></p> <ol> <li> Customers can click the Pay by Amazon icon on the basket page</li> <li> They login to the pop-up window for their Amazon account</li> <li> Select delivery details, payment options then confirm the order</li> <li> Amazon sends the order information directly to the merchant and the order is complete</li> </ol> <p> <b>Benefits to you</b></p> <ol> <li> More customers &amp; orders</li> <li> Reduced charge backs and fraud</li> <li> Simple installation &amp; great merchant support</li> <li> Trusted payment solution from a world known brand</li> </ol> <p> <b>How does it help your customers?</b></p> <ol> <li> Pay in just a few clicks</li> <li> No redirects from your site</li> <li> Very little information to enter</li> <li> Details stored with a secure, reliable and trusted provider</li> </ol> <p> You can register for Amazon Payments <a href="" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p> <a href=";extension_id=11383" target="_blank">Download the module for free</a>, available for both 1.4 and 1.5 versions of OpenCart!</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 8:58:16 CDT OpenCart one of the Best Ranked Ecommerce Solutions in the World! <p> After looking over some stats on <a href="" target="_blank"></a> I thought I would post some stats about OpenCart and some of our competitors.</p> <p> <strong>Traffic Rank</strong><br /> Traffic rank represents the estamated ranking of sites in the world.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=" Traffic Report.png" style="width: 400px; height: 220px;" /></p> <p> <strong>Daily Page Views</strong><br /> Estimated percentage of global page views on a site.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=" Page Views.png" style="width: 400px; height: 220px;" /></p> <p> <strong>Daily Page Views Per User</strong><br /> Estimated daily unique pageviews per user</p> <p> <img alt="" src=" Page View Per User.png" style="width: 400px; height: 220px;" /></p> <p> <strong>Bounce Rate</strong><br /> Estimated percentage of visits to a site that consist of a single pageview.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=" Rate.png" style="width: 400px; height: 220px;" /></p> <p> As you can see with daily page views OpenCart has grown a lot in the last 2 years catching up to 2 of our biggest competitors even though we have never spent a penny on marketing.</p> <p> The high number of page views and lowest bounce rate on also mean people who visit OpenCart stay on the site the longest.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:31:00 CDT Start Voting for your Favourite Theme!! <p> Our Facebook like voting has started for the Easter Theme competition!</p> <p> Go vote now for the theme you think looks the best at:</p> <p> <a href=";type=1">;type=1</a></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 2:35:00 CDT OpenCart at the eCommerce Asia Expo Tomorrow! <p> We're going to the eCommerce expo tomorrow!&nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> Our team will be there to give you advice and answer any queries you may have about OpenCart, come and visit us!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:39:08 CDT OpenCart – Mobile commerce extension <div> Since launching at the world-renowned DEMO conference in Silicon Valley,</div> <div> California, MobiCart has become one of the world’s largest developers of</div> <div> applications that allow companies to sell goods and services to smartphone</div> <div> and tablet users.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Now, thanks to an exciting partnership, OpenCart customers can convert their</div> <div> e-commerce store into an m-commerce app for iPhone, iPad, Android and</div> <div> HTML5. Simple to use and easy to navigate, MobiCart, is the perfect solution</div> <div> to those wanting to break into the mobile market at an affordable price.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> And with mobile shopping on the rise and m-commerce predicted to</div> <div> quadruple to $31bn in the next five years, now is the time to cash in on this</div> <div> ever-increasing market.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> You can watch a short video of MobiCart in action.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src=" embed/Lde_lzjZe2M?list=PL1EB6EFD1902FB453" width="560"></iframe></p> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Features coming soon</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The MobiCart team is currently busy working on developing MobiCart V2,</div> <div> which promises to be even bigger and better than before.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> There will be a slight increase in pricing for MobiCart v2 to reflect the premium</div> <div> features. However, if you sign up before August 1st, you will remain on the</div> <div> current pricing structure for the lifetime of your plan.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> To see the full list of features, visit:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href=""></a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Sign up now</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> So why not help boost your business and reach a wider audience by taking</div> <div> advantage of this great partnership and go mobile today, visit:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href=""></a></div> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:13:28 CDT March Template Competition <p>The Easter Template Competition is now under way!</p> <p>Hope you all enter and try and win our special prize!</p> <p>Enter Here:<br /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Forum post with guidelines and rules:<br /> <a href=";t=96944" target="_blank">;t=96944</a></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 0:05:02 CST An Interview With OpenCart Founder Daniel Kerr <p> An interview about me:</p> <p> <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 6:47:27 CST Klarna invoice and partial payment methods fully integrated in Opencart <p> We are pleased to announce, that Klarna’s invoice and partial payment service for e-</p> <div> commerce – now are fully integrated into Opencart Klarna is Europe’s leading</div> <div> provider of invoice-based payment solutions. For all Opencart merchants, this means you</div> <div> can integrate Klarna and start selling to over 100 Million customers overseas at the flip of</div> <div> a switch!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Why Klarna?</strong></div> <div> Klarna’s safer and simpler buying process increases your sales by letting your customers</div> <div> shop using only top-of-mind information and pay after they’ve received the goods. Klarna also</div> <div> assumes all potential risks, guaranteeing that you always get paid. Klarna currently is available</div> <div> to over 100 million consumers in 7 European countries.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>How does Klarna work?</strong></div> <div> 1. Customers choose to pay by invoice or partial payments and enter their information</div> <div> 2. Klarna guarantees full payment so you can ship immediately</div> <div> 3. Customers pay Klarna after receiving their order – all at once or in flexible</div> <div> installments.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>How do you benefit?</strong></div> <div> <strong>Increase your sales</strong> – Klarna maximizes your conversion rate by making it safer and</div> <div> simpler for your customers to shop.</div> <div> <strong>Absolutely no risk</strong> – Klarna assumes all potential risks, and guarantees you always get</div> <div> paid.</div> <div> <strong>Easy to integrate and use</strong> – Klarna comes fully integrated in Opencart, getting</div> <div> started is a matter of flipping the switch. And Klarna’s automated invoices and customer</div> <div> service mean less administration.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Interested?</strong></div> <div> Contact: / <a href=";partner_id=d5c87110cebc383a826364769047042e777da5e8&amp;utm_campaign=Platform&amp;utm_medium=Partners&amp;utm_source=Opencart" target="_blank">Sign up here</a>!</div> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 5:23:47 CST January Theme Competition! <p> Our first ever Theme template competition has now drawn to a close, we hope everyone enjoyed this little event and stay tuned for more to come!</p> <p> Our awards go to:</p> <p> 1st (500USD) : iSenseLabs (<a href="" target="_blank">Link</a>)</p> <p> 2nd(250USD): Themeweaverz (<a href="" target="_blank">Link</a>)</p> <p> 3rd(150USD - Donated back to OpenCart, Thank you very much!): Diablos (<a href="" target="_blank">Link</a>)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 0:52:45 CST OpenCart 1.5.5 Released! <p> 1.5.5 has been released!</p> <p> You can download it here:</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> <p> <strong>ADDED</strong></p> <p> Klarna Payment Gateway</p> <div> Product Filters</div> <div> Categories, Downloads now use auto-complete to select</div> <div> Updated the upgrade system</div> <div> Tried to add a system to allow the cart to be passed across multiple domains</div> <div> Added a system to allow users to decide what mime type files can be uploaded</div> <div> Altered the system to no longer use binary utf-8 and use general instead.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>FIXED</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href=";state=closed">;state=closed</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Bugs can be reported here:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href=";t=93332&amp;p=374996#p374996">;t=93332&amp;p=374996#p374996</a></div> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 9:11:43 CST January Theme Competition! <p> We have just launched our first theme competition !</p> <p> Find all the relavant details in our forum here:</p> <p> <a href=";t=92052">;t=92052</a></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 2:00:22 CST OpenCart Facebook! <p> OpenCart has started their official Facebook Page! We'd love to have your support by liking our page and sharing our hard work with all your friends and family!</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 1:58:08 CST OpenCart 1.5.4 Released! <p> Finaly after 2 months opencart 1.5.4 is released with some important new features.</p> <p> You can download it here:</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> <div> <strong>ADDED</strong></div> <div> Fedex</div> <div> Auspost</div> <div> PayMate</div> <div> View Customers Online</div> <div> Searchable fields like isbn, upc, eam, etc..</div> <div> Updated the doctype to html5</div> <div> Update (AIM) for Shipping information</div> <div> Added salt columns for better security</div> <div> Using mCrypt for better encryption security (now requires PHP mcrypt extension).</div> <div> better image re-sizing. if an images is the correct size it won;t be re-sized.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>FIXED</strong></div> <div> Show stock warning only if enabled for individuals products.</div> <div> Sending mail to customers fails when SSL enabled</div> <div> Delete address from address book fix</div> <div> customer_blacklist IPv6 fix</div> <div> Use default PNG compression level of 6</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> A full list fo fixes you can be found here:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href=";state=closed">;state=closed</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> A full list of changes can be found here:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href=""></a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Bug Reports can be made here:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href=";t=81219">;t=81219</a></div> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 9:14:49 CDT OpenCart Project Hosting moved to GitHub <p> I have final moved the project hosting to github.</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> <p> What does this mean?</p> <p> it means i can start taking advantage of gits ability to push, pull and clone projects.</p> <p> it means the community can start getting more involved by cloning the opencart repository make changes then push the changes opencarts master branch.</p> <p> should be interesting either way.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 2:55:10 CDT OpenCart 1.5.3 Released! <p> Finaly after 2 months opencart 1.5.3 is released with some important new features.</p> <p> You can download it here:</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> <p> See the official release thread for more info:<br /> <a href=";t=65250">;t=65250</a></p> <p> If there are any bugs you can post them in this thread:<br /> <a href=";t=65248">;t=65248</a></p> <p> NEW:<br /> Company ID and TAX ID fields.<br /> VAT number checking.<br /> CKeditor updated to the latest&nbsp;.<br /> Jquery updated to the latest.&nbsp;<br /> Voucher min/max limits in settings.</p> <p> FIXED:<br /> SQL error in install<br /> Bulgarian zones list is incomplete<br /> more...</p> <p> Please refer to &nbsp;the bug tracker list for all the fixes done:</p> <p> <a href=";q=status=Fixed&amp;sort=-id&amp;colspec=ID%20Type%20Status%20Priority%20Milestone%20Owner%20Summary%20Reporter">;q=status=Fixed&amp;sort=-id&amp;colspec=ID%20Type%20Status%20Priority%20Milestone%20Owner%20Summary%20Reporter</a></p> <p> Enjoy!</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 12:06:01 CDT OpenCart 1.5.2 Released! <p> After many months the OpenCart Team have finally completed v1.5.2.</p> <p> You can download it here:</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> <p> If there are any bugs you can post them in this thread:<br /> <a href=";t=54922&amp;p=257999#p257999">;t=54922&amp;p=257999#p257999</a></p> <p> ADDED:</p> <ul> <li> Order editing system (This took me 4 months to complete)</li> <li> Integration with maxmind anti fraud system</li> <li> Changed the cart page making it look a lot nicer integrating with reward points and coupons etc...</li> <li> Added the ability to ban customers by IP.</li> <li> Google base availability tag</li> </ul> <p> CHANGED:</p> <ul> <li> Altered the buttons so they are either real buttons or links depending on their function. before i just used css links and js. this was not the best way because it stopped people being able to hit return to submit forms.</li> <li> Mass mail system has been changed so it can send out an unlimited numbers of mails. no need for mail chimp anymore.</li> </ul> <p> FIXED:</p> <ul> <li> Just about everything that was wrong with</li> <li> Fixed a bug that stopped emails being sent on some systems.</li> <li> Problem with product options displaying price when prices where only supposed to be displayed for logged in customers.</li> <li> Reward point fix to stop points a customer pays with being removed when you</li> <li> Remove points added to an order.</li> <li> International shipping options are still displayed when a Uk shipping addres fix</li> </ul> <p> Please refer to the bug tracker list for all the fixes done:</p> <p> <a href=";q=&amp;colspec=ID+Type+Status+Priority+Milestone+Owner+Summary+Reporter&amp;cells=tiles">;q=&amp;colspec=ID+Type+Status+Priority+Milestone+Owner+Summary+Reporter&amp;cells=tiles</a></p> Sat, 03 Mar 2012 1:50:47 CST OpenCart Released! <p> Here it is guys!</p> <p> OPENCART</p> <p> You can download it here:</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> <p> If there are any bugs you can post them in this thread:<br /> <a href=";t=42226">;t=42226</a></p> <p br=""> Updated the tax system added new functionality to cope with new laws bought about by the US and EU.<br /> Taxes can also be assigned to different customer groups<br /> Added auto complete in the admin for search for products, orders, customers, etc..<br /> Added new payment gateway called Web Payment Software</p> <p> FIXED:<br /> Added utf-8 helper functions so there is no need for mb extension to be installed.<br /> Page speed rendering issue IE<br /> Multi-Store Layout Change not working for second store</p> <p> Please refer to &nbsp;the bug tracker list for all the fixes done:</p> <p> <a href=";q=&amp;colspec=ID%20Type%20Status%20Priority%20Milestone%20Owner%20Summary">;q=&amp;colspec=ID%20Type%20Status%20Priority%20Milestone%20Owner%20Summary</a></p> <p> Enjoy!</p> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 12:30:26 CDT Vote OpenCart as your favorite Open Source Business Application <p> OpenCart has been nomiated for your favourite open source e-commerce application. We need as many votes as possible for OpenCart to win. Please vote now!</p> <p> You can vote here:</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 2:11:21 CDT Possible Security Hole Patched! <p> Applies to both 1.4.x and 1.5.x versions of OpenCart</p> <p> <a href=";t=40275">;t=40275</a></p> <p> Download the patched "cache.php" file there and drop it into your system/library folder, overwriting the existing.</p> <p> v1.5.1.2 is just with this patch included. No other files have changed between the two versions</p> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 22:17:04 CDT Nominate OpenCart for Favorite Open Source Business Application <p> Packt Publishing has launched their sixth annual Open Source Awards. i would like to call on the community to Nominate OpenCart for the favourite Open Source Business Application.</p> <p> You can make the nomination here:</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> Sat, 06 Aug 2011 0:08:13 CDT OpenCart v1.4.9.6 has been released! <p> Full and Patch Only:</p> <p> <a href=";t=36790">;t=36790</a></p> Sat, 23 Jul 2011 15:17:08 CDT OpenCart v1.5.1 Released <p> Here it is guys!</p> <p> Not a lot of new features but there are some changes that require a higher version number.</p> <p> OPENCART 1.5.1</p> <p> you can download it here:<br /> <a href=""></a></p> <p> If there are any bugs you can post them in this thread:<br /> <a href=";t=36894">;t=36894</a></p> <p> An upgrade script will be released soon.</p> <p> NEW:</p> <ul> <li> Added New reports</li> <li> Updated how the modules works. Made it easy to code new modules.</li> <li> Updated product caching to improve performance for stores with a large number of products.</li> <li> Select returns from order info page</li> <li> Weight conversions are now done from weight_class_id and not unit.</li> </ul> <p> FIXED:</p> <ul> <li> Weight class problem with multiple languages.</li> <li> quote in banner names and modules not working.</li> <li> fix for Can't search UTF-8 words inside product description</li> <li> fix for backup backing up all tables</li> <li> removed manufacturers module and replaced it with one called carousel.</li> <li> should stop problems with site with large numbers of manufacturers.</li> <li> tabs fix for people who can not wait for there admin pages to load.</li> <li> invoice email not being sent when coupon is applied</li> <li> removed redundant data from the zone to geo zone table</li> <li> paypal fix for totals with a minus value.</li> <li> removes the download link when a download has no more remaining downloads.</li> <li> fixed voucher store url missing when vouchers are created in the admin.</li> <li> Poor Data Type Choice in Database fix</li> <li> Invoice data incorrect fix</li> <li> compare price fix.</li> <li> layout not working correctly on information pages.</li> <li> minor shipping calculator fix</li> <li> Messages: sometimes warning, sometimes error</li> </ul> <p> Enjoy!</p> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 0:23:21 CDT OpenCart 1.5.0 Released! <p> I have just released opencart 1.5.0.</p> <p> You can download it here:</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> <p> Bugs can be reported here:</p> <p> <a href=";t=33915">;t=33915</a></p> <p> There is currently no upgrade script but one will be released soon.</p> <p> New Features:</p> <ul> <li> Reward Points System</li> <li> RMA System</li> <li> Grid, List Product listings</li> <li> Gift Voucher System</li> <li> Credit System</li> <li> Reorder System</li> <li> Wish List System</li> <li> Affliate System</li> <li> Option Text Fields</li> <li> Banner Manager</li> <li> One-Page Checkout</li> <li> etc..</li> </ul> Mon, 30 May 2011 11:25:08 CDT OpenCart v1.5.0 RC2 released! <p> I have just released opencart 1.5.0 RC2.</p> <p> Mainly just bug fixes since 1.5.0 RC1 but there are a few new features like admin forgotten password.</p> <p> You can download it here:</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> <p> Remember this is a RC build &nbsp;so don't use it on a live site. We need to find all the bugs first.</p> <p> <strong>DO NOT USE THIS ON A LIVE SHOP!</strong></p> <p> <strong>DO NOT TRY TO UPGRADE YOUR CURRENT SHOP!</strong></p> <p> Bugs can be reported here:</p> <p> <a href=";t=32488">;t=32488</a></p> <p> <strong>New Features:</strong></p> <ul> <li> Reward Points System</li> <li> RMA System</li> <li> Grid, List Product listings</li> <li> Gift Voucher System</li> <li> Credit System</li> <li> Reorder System</li> <li> Wish List System</li> <li> Affliate System</li> <li> Option Text Fields</li> <li> Banner Manager</li> <li> One-Page Checkout</li> <li> etc..</li> </ul> Tue, 24 May 2011 8:24:21 CDT OpenCart v1.4.9.5 has been released! <p> Full and Patch Only:</p> <p> <a href=";t=31804">;t=31804</a></p> Tue, 10 May 2011 23:03:12 CDT OpenCart v1.5.0 RC1 released! <p> <a href=";t=31052">;t=31052</a></p> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 13:11:48 CDT OpenCart wins the OSC Awards <p> It seems OpenCart has won the best OSC Award for best program and best e-commerce forum.</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> <p> Winner List</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> <p> Its a bit of a shock because I did not even realise we had been nominated.</p> <p> We came 2nd place in PacktPub Open Source Awards last year for best e-commerce software:</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> <p> OpenCart is getting stronger all the time.</p> <p> Many thanks to the OpenCart community for helping me get OpenCart where it is today!</p> Fri, 01 Apr 2011 13:31:58 CDT OpenCart 1.4 Template Design Cookbook <p> Another new book has been published about OpenCart:</p> <p> <img alt="OpenCart 1.4 Template Design Cookbook" src="" title="OpenCart 1.4 Template Design Cookbook" /></p> <p> Here is the description:</p> <ul> <li> <p> Customize dynamic menus, logos, headers, footers, and every other section using tricks you won't find in the official documentation</p> </li> <li> <p> A great mix of recipes for beginners, intermediate, and advanced OpenCart template designers</p> </li> <li> <p> Develop and customize dynamic, powerful OpenCart templates to make your website stand out from the crowd</p> </li> <li> <p> Fully customizable administration theme for OpenCart</p> </li> </ul> <p> You can purchase the book here:</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> <p> This book goes quite indepth on customising opencart, of couse you need some basic PHP and HTML skills.</p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:30:44 CDT OpenCart v1.4.9.4 has been released! <p> <a href=";t=28936">;t=28936</a></p> <p> Full and Patch Only</p> Sat, 19 Mar 2011 21:13:42 CDT OpenCart v1.4.9.3 has been released! <p> <a href=";t=24367">;t=24367?</a></p> <p> Full and Patch only</p> Sun, 19 Dec 2010 14:34:13 CST OpenCart v1.4.9.2 has been released! <p> <a href=";t=21932">;t=21932</a></p> <p> Full and Patch only</p> <p> Not really new, just forgot to announce it.</p> <p> coming just around the corner</p> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 16:34:48 CST OpenCart comes 1st Runner up in 2010 Open Source Awards <p> OpenCart is 1st Runner up in 2010 Open Source E-Commerce Applications Open Source Awards.</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> <p> I'm very happy we are 2nd place. I'm sure if I had managed to get&nbsp;OpenCart v1.5.0 released last month&nbsp;we would have come 1st place.</p> <p> Anyway I'm positive we will come 1st place next year. I have&nbsp;lots of&nbsp;new features planned for future release.</p> Tue, 16 Nov 2010 10:38:24 CST Vote OpenCart as your favourite E-Commerce Application <p> OpenCart has been nomiated for your favourite open source e-commerce application. We need as many votes as possible for OpenCart to win. Please vote now!</p> <p> You can vote here:</p> <p> <a href=""><img alt="Vote for your favourite E-Commerce Application now!" src="" /></a></p> Mon, 27 Sep 2010 4:21:34 CDT New eWay Payment Modules <p> I recently got contacted by eWay who have had OpenCart modules developed for eWAY Australia, eWAY UK and eWAY New Zealand.</p> <p> eWAY is a UK market leading secure, PCI compliant payment gateway.</p> <p> You can download them here:</p> <p> UK: <a href="" target="" title=""></a><br /> <br /> NZ: <a href="" target="" title=""></a></p> Mon, 20 Sep 2010 11:26:30 CDT OpenCart v1.4.9.1 has been released! <p>;t=19762</p> <p> Full version and Patch Only both available</p> Wed, 08 Sep 2010 11:16:05 CDT OpenCart v1.4.9 Final has been released! <p> <a href=";t=19156">;t=19156</a></p> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 15:38:41 CDT Development Week (08/15/2010) <p> <a href=";t=18634">RELEASE CANDIDATE AVAILABLE FOR OPENCART v1.4.9!!!</a></p> <p> FIXES:</p> <ul> <li> Fixed additional email for loop issue causing "Please Wait" and "Error Send To Required"</li> <li> Improved featured products query to make all status checks and return all pertinent data to match latest and bestseller queries.</li> <li> If no shipping, tax zone set to buyer's payment zone instead of default store zone</li> <li> Session uses full path for session to prevent session sharing</li> <li> Removed unneeded products variable from admin order.php</li> <li> Removed error on empty language file</li> <li> admin/controller/catalog/review.php double text validation cleaned up</li> <li> Admin Order Edit was completely redesigned. Now supports product options &amp; updated totals</li> </ul> <p> ADDED:</p> <ul> <li> Feature Module uses category-style selector for products</li> <li> Extension install/uninstall hook. Now when you install/uninstall extensions, if they have their own install/uninstall functions, they will be triggered.</li> <li> Logout destroys session completely.</li> <li> sort by model</li> <li> Cache for featured products</li> <li> Image class supports proper extension name on resize and transparency for png and gif.</li> <li> Extensions will "self-clean" if the files are deleted without uninstalling the extension first.</li> <li> Restored "Show Out Of Stock warning" option in setting</li> <li> Parent Category pages show image next to description</li> <li> CheckAll to all checkbox lists</li> <li> Postcode required by default now on all account, address, and guest address pages</li> <li> Coupon code can be entered on Payment AND Confirm page, for those payments that skip the payment page</li> <li> New Paypal Improved. Itemized products, PDT support, debug messaging and more.</li> </ul> <p> NOTES:</p> <ul> <li> Admin Order "Entry" is NOT included and will not be for 1.4.x. There are mods available to help admins enter orders.</li> <li> Admin Order "Edit" is completely redesigned to focus on the products. Ajax is used to update the product list instantly. However, to see updated totals, you will need to refresh the page. I will see if I can get that added before final release, but it is not a priority. No other fields are editable at this time. If it really a desired option I will see about quickly adding editing addresses to the next RC release.</li> <li> Admin Order "Edit" converts all prices to the currency of the original order for convenience.</li> <li> Admin Order "Edit" offers a free form Tax field. It adds to the actual product total but not to the the actual tax total. This means the tax line won't update but the main total will still be correct. This is due to the way that totals are stored in opencart order_total table. There is no discernible way to track which of the totals is the tax.</li> </ul> <p> Let me know if there are any issue in either this thread or the "<a href=";t=18635">[RC1 ONLY] Post any OpenCart 1.4.9 RC1 Bugs here!</a>" thread.</p> <p> <a href="" target="_blank">DOWNLOAD HERE</a></p> Tue, 17 Aug 2010 15:24:45 CDT OpenCart 1.4 Beginner's Guide Book <p> An OpenCart&nbsp;beginner's guide book is availble for pre-order £36.93 ($63.18 USD).</p> <p> Here is the description:</p> <ul> <li> Develop a professional, easy-to-use, attractive online store and shopping cart solution using OpenCart that meets today's modern e-commerce standards.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li> Easily integrate your online store with one of the more popular payment gateways like PayPal and shipping methods such as UPS and USPS.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li> Provide coupon codes, discounts, and wholesale options for your customers to increase demand on your online store.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li> With hands-on examples, step-by-step explanations, and illustrations</li> </ul> <p> You can purchase the book here:</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> <p> There is also another book on its way about developing templates for openCart.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 15 Aug 2010 14:02:50 CDT Nominate OpenCart for Favorite Open Source E-Commerce Application <p> Packt has launched their&nbsp;fifth annual Open Source Awards. i would like to call on the community to Nominate OpenCart for the favourite Open Source E-Commerce Application.</p> <p> You can make the nomination here:</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> Sat, 14 Aug 2010 9:29:45 CDT First Commercial Template <p> Today the first commercial template was uploaded to the extension section. I have been told that more will be uploaded later today. The template costs $29 USD which I think is a bargin for such&nbsp;nice design.</p> <p> <strong>Created By:</strong><br /> jfn99</p> <p> <strong>Link:</strong><br /> <a href=";extension_id=154&amp;filter_license=1&amp;sort=e.date_added&amp;order=DESC">;extension_id=154</a></p> <p> <strong>Screenshot:</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" /></p> Tue, 27 Jul 2010 10:10:19 CDT OpenCart v1.4.8 has been released <p> <a href=";t=15699">;t=15699</a></p> Wed, 09 Jun 2010 21:09:32 CDT Development Week (05/23/2010) <p> Well I'm a little late and hoped to have v1.4.8 done by now, but I needed another week. A lot more little things kept getting added than was originally planned but I think it was worth it.</p> <p> I am just finishing up the new Paypal rewrite and module positioning. I will likely leave the upgrade script the way it was for 1.4.7 as I didn't have time to properly integrate it into the framework. But I think it works for the most part.</p> <p> I should be finished by Thursday with all the coding and then the dev team will test it internally and by Sunday I'd like to release it.</p> <p> Here is a list of ALL the fixes and new features. It is a huge list and I don't want to delay 1.4.8 any further so if it is not on this list, then save your requests for v1.4.9:</p> <p> FIXES:</p> <ul> <li> Coupon discount check only for flat value coupons</li> <li> Pagination in search &amp; specials</li> <li> Worldpay not updating order</li> <li> Admin Country, Zone, &amp; Download pagination</li> <li> Thickbox agree to terms fix on checkout payment page</li> <li> Continue button with ajax add to cart off goes to not found</li> <li> Division by zero if catalog/admin item limit set to 0 (tho it should not be possible)</li> <li> UPS error scenarios weren't showing properly</li> <li> UPS weight display at the title instead of redundantly per-rate</li> <li> UPS Test mode confusion cleared up</li> <li> USPS weight display at the title instead of redundantly per-rate</li> <li> removed "source" for ckeditor to cut down filesize</li> <li> Add $config-&gt;set('config_language', $languages[$code]['code']); to index.php</li> <li> Changed new tables for product_tags and stuff to utf8_bin</li> <li> Order Comments not included in email</li> <li> Added default invoice id &amp; prefix to install/upgrade.sql</li> <li> Added conditional check for the admin header base path: (HTTPS_SERVER) ? HTTPS_SERVER : HTTP_SERVER;</li> <li> restore all languages in backend even if disabled</li> <li> replaced add to cart javascript: $('#add_to_cart').removeAttr('onclick'); to allow handling by other scripts.</li> <li> sort arrow images were reversed</li> <li> Perpetual Payments Test mode confusion cleared up</li> <li> Featured limit default - add (int) to limit in model to prevent error</li> <li> Specials fix for limit in sidebox</li> <li> Going to wrong page while using SEO now shows error page</li> <li> Fixed Combined Tax rate issue</li> <li> Fixed Low Order Fee order total typo for tax setting</li> <li> Fixed Sales tax issue for non-shipped products to use payment address</li> <li> Install admin email not populating the user table</li> <li> Update royal mail rates or make them editable from admin</li> <li> Fix pp standard to use the update statuses and so that curl and fsock both use the proper "else" options.</li> <li> Changed default success message "2-5 working days" to be more vague</li> <li> Reordered the children for "common/header" to appear last so that document class methods can be called from within modules.</li> <li> Fix default weight/length to default to what the setting has.</li> <li> Bestsellers wasn't updating immediately after purchase because the cache wasn't cleared on purchase</li> </ul> <p> ADDED:</p> <ul> <li> Category Description Name to be longer than 32 (255)</li> <li> SEO proper "not found" redirect</li> <li> mail parameters field to mail tab (useful for adding authentication "-f" options and more)</li> <li> Full Customer Details in admin</li> <li> Manual Order Entry/Edit</li> <li> Additional checkbox for order update (Notify = send email, Update = add history)</li> <li> confirm delete added to admin delete/uninstall actions</li> <li> Longer email fields (96)</li> <li> Added product tags to bottom of product page for easy cross-referencing.</li> <li> Auto-select first radio button for shipping or payment</li> <li> increased contact form character count from 1000 to 3000</li> <li> Fixed bug in thickbox js to allow use of rel tag for prev/next additional images with main image in popup</li> <li> Show category description info even where there are no products</li> <li> add customer email to invoice under the payment address</li> <li> added order comments on invoice</li> <li> moved some inline javascript to external files (ajax add to cart now in ajax_add.js)</li> <li> moved coupon box to the payment page to allow coupons to change the possible payment options (i.e. freecheckout for 100% discount coupons)</li> <li> Comments to order invoice</li> <li> Counts for all tabs on product page</li> <li> Optional checkbox to push updated downloads to all previous customers upon new version save</li> <li> Added current download filename under the input box on admin download form</li> <li> Options -Indexes and tpl file disallow to default .htaccess file to prevent showing directory listings</li> <li> CSRF Fix for new admin user insert (captcha on user edit form)</li> <li> Additional Images &amp; Related products count added to tab on product page by default</li> <li> Fixed LIQPAY confirm button</li> <li> Disable Reviews option</li> <li> Enhanced Order Email (HTML Admin emails)</li> <li> Guest Checkout separate addresses</li> <li> Enter key for Product filter in admin</li> <li> Telephone number on invoice</li> <li> Validation check to Product Copy (Daniels request)</li> <li> Add model to the related products in product edit</li> <li> Automatic Copyright in admin footer</li> <li> Added MetaKeywords to products and categories</li> <li> Added return on language load to allow simple array merge for language files</li> <li> Added Send Newsletter By Products Purchased</li> <li> Lots of improvements to cart sidebox (ajax delete item, all totals, view/checkout links)</li> <li> GET method for add to cart</li> <li> Add to cart button in all modules? small + button?</li> <li> Stock decrease option moved to product level</li> <li> Minimum Order Qty (per-product)</li> <li> Product "cost" field</li> <li> Add back default sort order</li> <li> Individual zone/country/postcode for products</li> <li> Cross-linked related products (relationship goes both ways now). Relating product A to B also relates B to A</li> <li> Maintenance Mode</li> <li> Multiple Email address for store email</li> <li> remove/combine the Show Out of stock. Just show it when Stock checkout is no and product is out of stock</li> <li> Add IP Address to order view</li> <li> Paypal Standard rewrite</li> <li> Freecheckout integrated into core.</li> </ul> Wed, 26 May 2010 19:00:05 CDT Development Week (05/10/2010) <p> Additional progress on v1.4.8</p> <ul> <li> Free Checkout added to the core. Planning to leave it as an automatic, always-on fallback if the total = 0.00</li> <li> Coupon moved to Payment page as this makes the most sense. Now if you enter a coupon for 100% off and free shipping, free checkout will appear.</li> <li> Added option to Download edit page for pushing the updated version to previous customers. Useful for those selling software that gets free updates.</li> <li> Added email and comments to order invoice</li> <li> Thickbox gallery for main image and additional images is standard now</li> <li> Various other fixes</li> <li> Lots more to do...</li> </ul> <p> Still aiming for the 3rd week of May</p> Wed, 12 May 2010 20:33:12 CDT New OpenCart Template <p> A new opencart template has been produced by <a href="" target="_blank">Algozone</a>.</p> <p> <strong>Template Details</strong><br /> This is an elegant template for electronics and related products. Clean color and balanced location of elements make this template perfect for wide range of other products</p> <p> You can view the template <a href=";affiliate_id=1278">here</a>.</p> <p> <strong>Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) files</strong></p> <p> <strong>What You get</strong></p> <ul> <li> Template PHP files in proper directories</li> <li> JavaScript files (if applicable)</li> <li> Optimized design image files for the template</li> <li> Step by Step installation guide</li> <li> Photoshop 8.0+ source file(s) with original graphics design</li> <li> Free Clip Art Library</li> </ul> <p> <a href=";affiliate_id=1278" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="" /></a></p> Tue, 11 May 2010 11:47:11 CDT Development Week (05/05/2010) <p> Things are progressing steadily for v1.4.8. So far I've got</p> <ul> <li> Full Customer Details working and finished</li> <li> Admin Order Edit Done</li> <li> Admin Order Entry - 90% done</li> <li> All the major bugs from the 1.4.7 bug thread fixed</li> <li> Ajax Remove buttons for the cart sidebox</li> <li> Full Total details for cart sidebox</li> <li> and more little things.</li> </ul> <p> Too soon to announce an actual target date but I'm aiming for the 3rd week of May</p> Wed, 05 May 2010 5:15:04 CDT eWay Integration <p> eWAY is&nbsp;a UK market leading secure, PCI compliant payment gateway.</p> <p> eWay has recently developed a payment extension so their customer can use OpenCart and receive payments via eWay.</p> <p> Link to the eWay payment gateway extension:</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 0:24:18 CDT OpenCart v1.4.7 <p> 1.4.7 is available to download!</p> <p> FIXED:</p> <ul> <li> Coupon discount taking more than the product total. Now matches max product total</li> <li> "Total" order total module allowed negative totals if discounts exceeded total. Now stops at 0</li> <li> Several language duplicates removed</li> <li> Some city names updated in sql</li> <li> Fixed potential filemanager while loop error with readdir (Based on's recommendation)</li> <li> Fixed sagepay array for FailureURL</li> <li> Fixed weight based shipping not supporting 0 cost</li> <li> Fixed document $styles and $scripts on header.tpl to properly support the correct options</li> <li> Shifted the shipping POST check to avoid reloading rate request when going to the payment page and not using quote session check</li> <li> Cleaned up field size inconsistencies with email length between the validation checks and the db</li> <li> Fixed login link to correct "&amp;" vs "&amp;amp;";</li> <li> Account approve not allowing logins for existing customers</li> <li> Fixed Google Sitemap xml error to correct "&amp;" vs "&amp;amp";</li> <li> Sort by price converting to string issue</li> <li> store_url duplication in customer approval email</li> <li> Fixed typo in customers "awating" approval function names</li> <li> Fixed typo in order model for "notifiy" in the update function</li> <li> Fixed incorrect Customers Awaiting Approval count on admin dashboard</li> <li> Removed unsafe dompdf.php class file from the dompdf library (support files still intact and safe)</li> </ul> <p> ADDED:</p> <ul> <li> Universal Upgrade Script (supports upgrades as far back as v1.3.0)</li> <li> Added setting language from url ...route=common/home&amp;language=de</li> <li> Added setting currency from url ...route=common/home&amp;currency=USD</li> <li> Added Product Tag table and added search support in tags.</li> <li> Category Status in admin (per-category)</li> <li> Information Status in admin (per-item)</li> <li> Country Status in admin</li> <li> Zone status in admin</li> <li> Shipping Quote Session option in admin</li> <li> Added version constant at the top of the startup.php file to allow programmatic usage</li> <li> Added page warning on pages with multi-tabs to show error at top instead of just the field errors so it is clear</li> <li> Items per page for admin rows configurable via admin</li> <li> Items per page for catalog items configurable via admin (per store)</li> <li> Show Weight on Cart page option in admin (per store)</li> <li> Latest Module</li> <li> Specials Module</li> <li> Featured Module</li> <li> Disable coupon order total will also disable coupon entry box on front end</li> <li> Persist original route if login required</li> <li> Disabling language removes requirement from need for entry in admin</li> <li> Thickbox agree terms on checkout and create</li> <li> Added Model Search checkbox on Advanced Search</li> <li> Added Popular Products model function (Order by Viewed) for future use.</li> <li> Added $product_info array to the product to make echoing additional fields easier</li> <li> Improved order data return without double processing/subset</li> <li> Added support for common base product discount pricing</li> <li> Added Improved language support. Fallback to English for missing entries to avoid fatal errors over missing language file</li> </ul> <p> Notes:</p> <ul> <li> All 1.4.6 compatible mods should work with this version</li> <li> No class changes or removals were made.</li> <li> Be sure to read the new upgrade.txt file before trying the new auto-upgrade script.</li> </ul> <p> Changes:<br /> <a href=""></a></p> <p> Download:<br /> <a href=""> ...</a></p> Wed, 28 Apr 2010 0:59:38 CDT Algozone is a New Sponsor <p> Algozone (<a href=""></a>) has become a sponsor for the the OpenCart project. We are very excited that Algozone is going to be offering OpenCart templates.</p> Tue, 27 Apr 2010 22:51:06 CDT New OpenCart Main Web site Design <p> I have just changed the main opencart site. It has many new features including sections where you can upload your site to the live sites section, extension management, a bug tracker etc..</p> <p> More will be coming soon!</p> <p> enjoy!</p> Tue, 27 Apr 2010 17:37:58 CDT GeoZones [for Dummies] <p> Error: Shipping method required!</p> <p> This seems to plague a lot of people so I will try to make some GeoZones for Dummies notes here:</p> <p> Glossary</p> <ul> <li> Country - A country entry in in OpenCart'</li> <li> Zone - a piece of land parented by a country. States, Territories, Provinces that belong to a country</li> <li> GeoZone - short for "Geographical Zone"&gt;</li> </ul> <ul> <li> GeoZones are created to help define a geographical "zone" of the earth to be used for either shipping or taxation.</li> <li> Separate GeoZones can be created for tax &amp; shipping or sometimes combined</li> <li> GeoZones can be comprised from a single country or zone, or multiple countries and zones</li> <li> Think of a GeoZone as your own personal "Label" for existing countries and zones. If you were to redesign the world, you could label your own country called "Happy Hippo" and it would include whatever countries/zones you wanted.</li> </ul> <p> Creating a "Shipping" GeoZone</p> <ul> <li> A shipping geozone is an area of land that you want to have specific rate(s) setup for.</li> <li> Name your zone something intuitive so you remember what it is for (e.g. "USA Shipping")</li> <li> When customers create an account, he chooses what zone and country he is from. If that zone &amp; country match up with the same zones and countries within a specific GeoZone, it will show up during checkout.</li> <li> You can have multiple geozones with overlapping countries and zones. In these cases, both options will display during checkout and the customer can choose the cheaper option.</li> </ul> <p> Example. Create &amp; Test a USA Shipping GeoZone:</p> <ul> <li> In the admin menu, Goto Admin-&gt;Configuration-&gt;Localisation-&gt;Geo Zone</li> <li> Click "Insert" to add a new GeoZone<br /> Geo Zone Name: USA Shipping Zone<br /> Geo Zone Description: USA Shipping Zone</li> <li> Click the "Add Geo Zone" button<br /> Country: United States<br /> Zone: All Zones</li> <li> Save</li> <li> In the admin menu, Goto Extension-&gt;Shipping</li> <li> Edit one of the zone modules (like weight-based or <a class="postlink" href="">zone plus</a>)</li> <li> There should be an entry for your new "USA Shipping Zone". Enter the rates as instructed.<br /> (ex. 5:10.00, 7:12.00, 10:14.00, 50:63.50, 999:200.00)<br /> <br /> Be sure that you set the ceiling high enough. For example, if you are configuring the weight-based shipping, and only go up to 20lbs, then if a customers cart totals 21lbs or more, he won't see the zone option available because the range is too small. So be sure to go high enough to cover large orders. This is typically when you start seeing this error: Error: Shipping method required!. It means that there are no available shipping options because the only one you have enabled doesn't cover all ranges. Also be sure you've added the geozones you need. If you add a geozone for USA only, then people with addresses outside of USA will not have any options.</li> <li> Save and goto the front end.</li> <li> Create a customer account and be sure to set the Country to "United States" and the zone to any state.</li> <li> Buy a product and checkout. You should see the USA Shipping Zone option at the price level that matches the weight range of the products in your cart.</li> </ul> <p> Creating a "Tax" GeoZone</p> <ul> <li> A tax geozone is an area of land that you want to have specific tax rate(s) setup for.</li> <li> Name your zone something intuitive so you remember what it is for (e.g. "California Tax Zone")</li> <li> The product gets set with the new Tax Class that associates with this geozone.</li> <li> When customers create an account, he chooses what zone and country he is from. If that zone &amp; country match up with the same zones and countries within a specific GeoZone, it will apply the tax to the product during checkout. (Or immediately if Display Prices with Tax = True).</li> </ul> <p> Example. Create &amp; Test a USA Tax GeoZone</p> <ol> <li> In the admin menu, Goto Admin-&gt;Configuration-&gt;Localisation-&gt;Geo Zone</li> <li> Click "Insert" to add a new GeoZone</li> <li> Geo Zone Name: California Tax Zone</li> <li> Geo Zone Description: California Tax Zone</li> <li> Click the "Add Geo Zone" button<br /> Country: United States<br /> Zone: California</li> <li> Save</li> <li> In the admin menu, Goto Admin-&gt;Configuration-&gt;Localisation-&gt;Tax Class</li> <li> Click "Insert" to add a new Tax Class</li> <li> Tax Class Title: California Tax 9%</li> <li> Tax Class Description: California Tax 9%</li> <li> Click "Add Tax Rate"</li> <li> GeoZone: California Tax Zone</li> <li> Description: CA Tax 9%</li> <li> Tax Rate: 9.0</li> <li> Priority: 1</li> <li> Save</li> <li> In the admin menu, Goto Catalog-&gt;Product</li> <li> Insert/Edit products and find the Tax Class entry under the Data tab. Change this to the new Tax class.</li> <li> Create a customer account and be sure to set the Country to "United States" and the zone to "California".</li> <li> Buy a product that has the assigned tax class and checkout. On the confirmation page, the "CA Tax 9%" tax should be added to your Totals.<br /> <br /> If you need to make a "Rest of the World" zone and don't want to have to manually add each country, I created this mod: <!-- l --><a class="postlink-local" href=";t=7512">viewtopic.php?f=23&amp;t=7512</a></li> </ol> Tue, 27 Apr 2010 14:46:50 CDT