The 24th of May, 2022 is a very imminent time for Opencart!
Since the launch of Opencart Version 220.127.116.11 there were speculation for Opencart 4 was going to be next generation of Opencart eCommerce. We have seen many ups and downs in between and after many years of hard work 2022 witnesses a new era of the Opencart eCommerce framework. Everyone is excited about what is new in the platform and what has changed.
Since the 27th of July 2017, there was a beta version launch and there were hints about a total structure revamp like Pure Events to modifications, GDPR, Product Variants, Memberships, and many more.
You can download Latest Opencart version below:
Now let’s dive into the Opencart 18.104.22.168
Isn’t this the familiar old fashioned Opencart default theme? Well, it is. Do not worry we will see a new default theme as well in the near future.
Now let’s dive deep into the Backend of the New Opencart 4x
It is very similar to Opencart 22.214.171.124 , isn’t it? Yes, you are right admin panel design also seems to be familiar. Then what change and how can I identify what’s new and what has been removed modified?
Look carefully and you will notice that the icons are more smooth now and a new bell icon is at the top right corner, meaning that now you've got a notification system on the store admin.
Rename “admin” directory
For a security concern we need to rename the admin directory, just give the new admin name a new name and click the “Rename” button.
Return of the beloved CKeditor
The old CKeditor is back, it’s a relief for those who don't like the Summer note text editor introduced in Opencart 2x and maintained its legacy up to Opencart 3x.
Checkboxes, Radio buttons are now toggle
Say good bye to the old fashioned Radio buttons, Checkboxes that are hard to see in between flashing UI. The store settings are now more organized compared to the previous versions, with a collapsible view, one will not only be overwhelmed with other settings, so yes now you are more focused when configuring store settings.
All 3rd party extensions are now in separate “extension” folder
3rd party modules are now out of the Opencart core folder. There is a separate folder called “extension” that will contain all 3rd party modules. This is the main attraction of Opencart 4.0 when comparing it with previous versions. Comparison is not a motto currently, we can talk about it later on.
As mandate by European Union website that operate under EU territory and/or having business with EU customers must take GDPR consent from it’s users, no only GDPR but there are otherlaws exists as well, for example: CCPA, CalOPPA and many more .
Now you do not need to add multiple Cron Jobs commands into Cron Job manager, simply put one global command that execute at every one minute. All other 3rd party extensions cron job put under Extensions > Cron Jobs page . It is useful when hosting a provider does not allow adding more than one Cron Job command.