Planning on upgrading your OpenCart v.1.4.x / 1.5.x ?
Or just looking for the most complete free OnlineShop Solution ?
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 still has a valid Alternative, based on the latest and most perfect OC 220.127.116.11 Release-Candidate Version from the official OpenCart Github Developer Site, some time ago:
This Version OpenCart 18.104.22.168_rc was not released as 'Final v.22.214.171.124' anymore. In plain fear of Competition, I assume, because unfamous OC v.2.0 existed for some Months already, when 126.96.36.199_rc was made public by an Official on the OC Github Developer Site. But most everything on Add-On's for 1.5.6.x. Versions existed already. So, re-announcing a new 'final' older Version would sure have harmed the new OC v.2 Market, since OC v.188.8.131.52 would have been favoured by parts of the OC Crowd for some time to come ...
Still, OC v.184.108.40.206 was 'codewise' Nothing New, it was just a 'fixed+finished' Upgrade from OpenCart v.220.127.116.11!
It's Changelog can be found here:
Since it's Debut, Opencart v.18.104.22.168_rc is known, to be top-solid, top-secure, and fast, and not a single Topic yet exists, on Problems, from someone, using this Version, as I recall, during my 5+ Years of OC Forum Activity. And all this makes OC LIGHT 22.214.171.124 the Number One Choice, if one looks for the best yet, and still most simple and familiar to handle final OC Version Release so far!
Ernie's Opencart LIGHT is fully based on (partly slightly php7-secured+upgraded) 'default' OC v.126.96.36.199_rc 'System' Code. But in Place of the outdated non-responsive 1.5.6.x default Theme, OpenCart LIGHT is now equipped with famous Merkent's GPL Bootstrap-3 styled Theme Extension, known as one of the 'speediest' responsive OC Themes around.
Ernie's OpenCart LIGHT - Merkent bright styled default Theme
Ernie's OpenCart LIGHT has been tested up to PHP v.7.2x. It contains Parts of famous MaxD's legendary OpenShop Admin Extensions and his genious automatic VqMod Pro v.2.6.4 Override Engine. About 150 free VqMod Extensions and Modules are Part of it. The Download also includes a bright and a dark colored stylesheet.css File, selectable by just changing it's VqMod Status.
All this, and much more, to make this Online Shop Software to be the best equipped enhanced free OpenCart Release ever offered.
But no free Support is part of this free Offer, and/or can be expected. And if no free assistance to Users is available at the OC Forum, professional Support might be required, if one likes to change existing things, or add additional Extensions. And the Merkent Bootstrap Theme is not OC default Theme Style Code, meaning, that 'global' OC Forum Knowledge might not always work out, if Custom Coding is part of an OpenCart Installation, regardless of the Version used. This needs to be known, accepted, and clearly understud!
The whole OC Concept is not a free Gift from heaven, and not used, to create fun, but income, for everybody involved! Ernie's Opencart LIGHT v.188.8.131.52 Package comes for free, for Developers and End-Users, and/but that's all, you can expect, for nothing in return!
All open-source OC Code included comes as tested and matched, and/but without further Warranty, Obligation and/or Responsibility, from either Side. And NEVER overwrite and possibly kill a working Installation, but install and test a new OC Software Version in a separate Subdirectory first, or you might end up in Tears!
And lots of free Wisdom about Opencart v.1.5.6.x already exists on many Sites, by example like here:
to enable OpenCart LIGHT Users, to likely succeed without much foreign Assistance anyway !
More Information and Literature for OC v.1.5.x Admins and Users will be linked.
At least, if one does not plan, to waste costly time, and eventually a lot of Cash, to keep an older working OC v.1.x Platform alive + well. OpenCart LIGHT v.184.108.40.206 is the perfect v.1.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 (+ latest OC Versions) to come !
But please be aware, that older 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. It's offered by different Dev's, like those:
And for 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 LIGHT is the perfect Startup-Solution, to keep you from sleepless Nights. It just works, as it comes, and about 150 most needed + useful free + tested Enhancements are already part of of the free Package!
And the OC-Forum and Extension Sections contain Bulkloads of free Wisdom about OC 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!
Ernie's OC LIGHT Software is tested up to PHP 7.2x, and contains no hidden or encrypted Code or Links.
Ernie's OpenCart LIGHT Front Side comes with the default English Language. Some free and paid Language Translations are available in the official OC Extension Section:
or then here:
Language Files can easy be edited/updated by one of two built-in OpenShop Admin Translation Editors.
Ernie's OpenShop 1.75 Administration includes 21 basic Languages - arabic chinese czech dutch english estonian finnish french german greek hungarian russian slovenian spanish swedisch turkish ukrainian viernamese - also easy to edit and partly complete, by use of the nice OpenShop Translation Tools.
Note: The enhanced OpenCart LIGHT default OpenShop Admin Theme is not responsive below ~900px.Width. And additional work might be required, to 'implement' Modification Extension Links into a 'responsive' Admin Theme Environment. A variety of responsive free and paid Opencart 1.5.x Admin Theme Extensions can be found here:
Ernie's OpenShop 1.75 Administration - VqMod TWEAKS