Welcome to Ernie's OpenCart
Upgrading an existing OpenCart can be quite an adventure, with uncertain Results, if one is not a Coder, able to always get rid of still existing Misses + Faults in latest OC Releases first. But one now has a valid Alternative, based on the latest and most perfect OC 184.108.40.206_rc (Release-Candidate) Version Code from the official OpenCart Github Developer Site, some time ago:
Github.com OpenCart 220.127.116.11_rc Download
History in Short, from my distant + neutral Swiss Point of View:
The Version OpenCart 18.104.22.168_rc was never given 'Final v.22.214.171.124' Status officially. In plain fear of Competition, I assume, because the not yet so great OpenCart v.2.0 existed for some Months already, when 126.96.36.199_rc was made public on the Github.com OpenCart Developer Site. But most everything on Add-On's for OC v.1.5.6.x. Versions existed already. So, just re-announcing a new 'final' OpenCart v.188.8.131.52 Version would have harmed the new OC v.2.x Extension Market as well, because OpenCart v.184.108.40.206 would have been favoured by large Parts of the OpenCart Crowd for still some time to come ...
Still, OpenCart v.220.127.116.11 was 'codewise' nothing New, it was just a 'fixed + finished' Upgrade from OpenCart v.18.104.22.168! It's Changelog can be found here:
Github.com OpenCart v.22.214.171.124_rc Changelog
Additional Upgrades have now been applied, to make the OpenCart v.126.96.36.199 Code work up to PHP v.7.4.16, as tested and shown here so far.
Since it's Debut, OpenCart v.188.8.131.52_rc is known, to be top-solid, top-secure, and fast, and not a single Topic yet exists on OpenCart v.184.108.40.206 Problems, from someone using this Version, as I recall, during my 7 Years of rather intense OpenCart Forum Activity (~12'500 Postings). And for me, all this makes OpenCart V-PRO 220.127.116.11 still the Number One Choice , if one not only looks for Version Numbers, but simply for a proven solid and also simple to handle final OpenCart Version Onlineshop Class Release!
Johnathan, a competent OpenCart Global Forum Moderator, just recently confirmed my Statements regarding 'overall' OpenCart v.1.5.6.x Version Security here:
How to upgrade without destroying my Site?
The OpenCart V-PRO Package is built on (Peku's) OC-2 Theme-adopted, secured, and PHP v.7.4.16 updated OC v.18.104.22.168_rc 'System' Code. It also replaced the outdated non-responsive (22.214.171.124-) 126.96.36.199_rc default Theme in full.
Just for Freaks and Testers: Peku's original default OC2-to-188.8.131.52-Theme Extension is freely available on request. It also contains the complete OcMod-Engine Installation, if someone likes to add (custom-made v.184.108.40.206) OcMod Extensions, instead of simply using popular VqMod for such! But better never use both, or you will end up with the same Problems, as they are widely familiar to later OpenCart 2+ Version Users already.
You're in front of a slightly modified Default OC-v.2.0.3.x styled OpenCart V-PRO Theme now. About 50 freely available OpenCart v.2.0.3.x Themes exist, able to quite easy be matched, to work well with OpenCart V-PRO! More OC v.2.x Theme based OpenCart V-PRO Designs can be seen on this Site!
OpenCart v.220.127.116.11 type Default Bootstrap Theme for OpenCart V-PRO
Ernie's OpenCart V-PRO 18.104.22.168 contains Parts of famous MaxD's legendary OpenShop Admin Extensions. An impressive range of most useful free VqMod (v.2.6.x) Extensions as well as additional Modules are Part of the free Download.
OC-Newcomers: If you just want to get a well-done working Top Brand OnlineShop Software, and you don't want to have a hard time, just to find out, how to get it to work, OpenCart V-PRO is the perfect Startup-Solution, to keep you from sleepless Nights. It just works, as it comes, and about 150 useful free + tested Enhancements and Updates are already part of of the free OpenCart V-PRO Tester Package! And the OpenCart User Forum and Extension Sections contain Bulkloads of free Wisdom about OpenCart v.1.5.6.x, if one plans, to change existing things, or add something new, for what reason ever. Free Literature and Youtube Information exists in Masses, if one wants to get familiar fast!
All this, and much more, combined with my Intention, to make this great + free OpenCart v.22.214.171.124 OnlineShop Software to be the most solid, simple, and wisely equipped free OpenCart Release so far, as my Donation to the worldwide Community, for what I received on new to me Knowledge and Code.
PLEASE NOTE, that NO free Support is included and/or part of this free Offer, and/or can be expected. If no free assistance to Users is available at the OpenCart User Forum and/or Facebook OpenCart Sites, paid Support might be required, if one likes to change existing things, or to add some Extensions. Please note: OpenCart User Forum Knowledge might not always work out, if Custom Coding is part of an OpenCart Installation, regardless of the OpenCart Version and/or Theme used. This needs to clearly be understud, fully accepted, and agreed upon!
The whole OpenCart Concept is not a free Gift from heaven, and not used, to create Fun, but Income, for most everybody involved! Ernie's OpenCart V-PRO v.126.96.36.199 Package comes for free, for Developers and End-Users, and/but that's all, you can expect, for nothing in return!
All open-source OpenCart Code included comes as tested and matched, and/but without further Warranty, Obligation and/or Responsibility, from either Side. Please NEVER overwrite and possibly kill a working Installation, but install and test a new OpenCart Software Version in a separate Subdirectory first, or you might end up in Tears!
At least, if one does not plan, to waste costly time, and eventually a lot of Cash, to keep an older working OpenCart v.1.x Platform alive + well. OpenCart V-PRO v.188.8.131.52 is the perfect and ultimate OpenCart v.1.5.x Upgrade-Solution, to satisfy all Shop Visitors visual and technical Requirements, regardless of their Device's Screen Resolutions, and this, for still some Years (+ more 'latest' OC Releases) to come!
But please be aware, that early OpenCart v.1.5.x and v.1.4.x Versions may require a (usually paid) Database-Upgrade, to further function with OC v.1.5.6.x based Code.
OpenCart Upgrade and partly Extension Support is available from famous OpenCart Developers, like those:
Alexander Vaz - opencartspecialist.com
Condor2 (xxvirusxx) - freetime-info.com
Jay Gilford - jaygilford.com
JNeuhoff - mhccorp.com
OSWorX Oesterreich - osworx.net
Peku - pm-netti.com
Qphoria - opencartguru.com
or search my Github OpenCart Upgrade Repositories
Ernie's OpenCart V-PRO Software has so far been tested up to PHP v.7.4.16. It contains no hidden/encrypted Code/Links to any 'outside' Sources. 20+ 'basic' 1.5.6.x Admin + Front Language Translations are available for free on request, in - arabic chinese czech dutch english estonian finnish french german greek hungarian russian slovenian spanish swedish turkish ukrainian vietnamese e.t.c.- Languages.
But only the default ENGLISH Admin + Front Language matches this OpenCart V-PRO Version in Full. Still, other Languages are easy to edit and complete by One of the Two built-in free OpenShop Language Translation Editors. Lower OpenCart 2.0.x Version Language Packs can also be made usable without much work!
Be Aware of the Fact, that every additional active language will enlarge the Database considerably, one should therefore avoid to even 'test-install' not to be used Languages in the first Place.
Additional free Language Translations are available outside of OpenCart Extension Section:
OpenShop Admin Standard Language Editor
Ernie's OpenShop 1.75 Tweaks VqMod Administration
That's it, Folks. It's now up to you, to make your Choice! Either, keep on upgrading every few months, to, at best, end up with the same Face as before, or rely on an already widely established Solution, until a 'proven better' Successor will be ready, to take over ....
One last Info, to present Facts, when it comes to all those never ending and foolish 'blah blah blah blah' downtalking attempts, like about suddenly existing lacking Security and/or shrinking Support for 'older' OpenCart Versions. It's most likely only from those Developers, always looking for another chance, to frequently sell 'newest' and 'latest' Wisdom for the latest of 'never-final' OC Releases again.
But OpenCart is a steady ongoing Project, and it's the only way to survive as well, as most all Coders are aware of. Just the larger part of OC Users never yet seemed to realize that. But they all learn, and some the hard way, just like in real Life too. And even later OpenCart Versions are already listed on Hacker-related Websites, and latest Versions even have Problems with latest PHP 7.4.x Versions. But OpenCart v.184.108.40.206_rc was published in November 2014, and during all that Time, it never got listed in Hacking Reports anywhere, besides of beeing capable already, to use PHP v.7.4.16! So, who's the real Fool, talking crab ?!
Packet Storm Bulletin OpenCart
cvedetails.com vulnerability-list OpenCart
getastra.com OpenCart vulnerabilities 2018
And it required just ONE new System file, the same as OpenCart v.2.x Versions too, to make it work with up to latest PHP v.7.4.16, as tested so far and shown here!
So, where is the Problem, to better still use something, already proven to work, during such a long time, as long as nothing 'latest' seems to be able to at least equal it's Quality, Stability, Security, Simplicity, and it's Performance ... ?!
Global OpenCart.com Statistics: OpenCart Trends
Global OpenCart.com Statistics: OpenCart Marketplace
Ready to go Test-Database with up to 5'000 active Test Products and 1'000 Images included, free on request.
Restrictions / Limitations:
For added Security, the AuthorizeNet Online Payments Function has been removed in full. Not all Modules and/or Options, like Shipping, Payments, Coupon, Returns, e.t.c., have been tested in this OpenCart V-PRO 220.127.116.11 Developer Edition. I expect to be informed at the OpenCart V-PRO 18.104.22.168 Github Repository Section, if someone runs into Problems, to get such Matters solved.
Looking for free OpenCart Extensions, OpenCart v.1.5.5.x up to OpenCart v.3.x ? Just visit my free Github OpenCart Repository Collection, on the World's largest Github OpenCart Extension Archive Site, containing 4'100 + free OpenCart Extensions!
Paid Custom Installation Option:
Ernie's OpenCart V-PRO 22.214.171.124, installed and tested on your Server for US-$ 50.00 paid as non-refundable Donation by PayPal!
Paid Custom Jobs:
Look for Developers with proven Expertise for v.1.5.6.x OpenCart Code. Don't pay them to learn, but to solve your Matters!
Or then, contact me directly, and I will arrange, to get you served ok, if I would not be able to.
But note, that I do NOT communicate with Unknowns, using anonymous (Gmail-Hotmail-etc.) eMail Accounts !
In my Country, we like to know the Party we're dealing with, like it or not ..., I owe you nothing, for nothing in return!
OpenCart V-PRO Installation Software can be downloaded for free.
The OpenCart V-PRO v.126.96.36.199 free Version is now downloadable on my Github Account.
The Download Package contains a wide range of most useful Modules and VqMod Extensions, and Developers are free to create their own Extensions on OpenCart v.188.8.131.52 V-PRO (OC.v.184.108.40.206) Theme Parameters.
If you plan to use another Custom Bootstrap Theme, available for OC v.220.127.116.11 Version Code, the OC V-PRO System Code should work as planned. But it might influence overall Site Performance, compared with the unique highspeed OC v.2.x default Theme Design.
I strongly advise you, NOT to replace an existing online OpenCart Software with OC v.18.104.22.168 V-PRO Code, but install OpenCart V-PRO 22.214.171.124 as separate Shop, and test it first, before possibly ruining an existing Installation!
Good Luck ! Ernie
PS: I am no longer active at the Opencart.com User Forum, please contact me directly, if you need personal Assistance!
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