How to install OpenCart

  • 1

    Download OpenCart

    The latest version of OpenCart can be downloaded from the OpenCart website (recommended)

  • 2

    Upload files to your server

    Upload to your web server established and the OpenCart archive extracted. We will now use File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client to upload these uncompressed files to a web server.

  • 3

    Run automatic installer

    Goto the OpenCart location and it will install automatically.

Previous & Release Notes

Version Release Date Action July 20, 2020 July 18, 2020 May 1, 2020 April 9, 2019 January 7, 2019 January 2, 2019
4.x.x.x July 27, 2017 July 18, 2017 July 7, 2017 July 4, 2017
Version Release Notes removed openbay pro. I recommend looking on the opencart marketplace for a replacement. updated to latest sass compiler. the project had moved composer tags. fixed sass compiler not working. Added Old PayPal extensions that where removed. Updated twig to latest version Minimum PHP version is now 7.3 Fixed issue with paypal commerce not working Maintenance Release Added PayPal Commerce Platform. Updated the maintenance branch installer. Removed all old paypal extensions. This release is the same as, but only includes fixes for Google Shopping. Updated version number from to This version is a combination of fixes for This is a bug fix release and one new feature "google shopping". This is not the next major release, that will be coming soon. Added Google Shopping PayPal Express Checkout to new smart payments button Fixed eWay Full list of commits and changes can be found here:
4.x.x.x OpenCart master branch Non production Beta Do not use on a live web site. Version Contains all the latest fixes This is the latest OpenCart release, our new version 3! ADDED Square payment extension Twig Templates now using caching by default Added a control panel in the admin to disable caching and clear cache files Added a move storage directory message and solution in the admin Latest version including fix for installer and new Mastercard gateway CHANGED Sessions now use DB by default FIXES there is no model marketing/affiliate on the backend Session errors Eval function unavailable Cookie issue on checkout Upgrade issue A full list of fixes can be found here:

Other download options

Clone the latest OpenCart version from GitHub. Visit repository.

Install OpenCart on your server via Softaculous. Learn more.

Download OpenCart in Amazon Web Services. Learn more.


These are minimum requirements needed so that OpenCart can be installed and work properly.
  • Web Server (Apache suggested)
  • PHP (at least 5.3)
  • Curl enabled
  • Database (MySQLi suggested)

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