OpenCart
OpenCart
Original author(s) OpenCart Ltd.
Stable release
2.3.0.2[1] / August 1, 2016 (2016-08-01)
Repository github.com/opencart/opencart
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Shopping cart software
License GNU General Public License
Website www.opencart.com

OpenCart is an online store management system. It is PHP-based, using a MySQL database and HTML components. Support is provided for numerous languages and currencies, and it is freely available under the GNU General Public License.

History

OpenCart was originally developed in 1998 by Christopher G. Mann for Walnut Creek CDROM and later The FreeBSD Mall.[2][3] The first public release was on the May 11, 1999. Developed in Perl, the project saw little activity, and progress stalled in 2000, with Mann posting a message on April 11 stating "other commitments are keeping me from OpenCart development".

The domain expired in February 2005 before being revived by Daniel Kerr, a UK-based developer, who used it as the basis for his own e-commerce software, written in PHP. The first stable release was version 1.1.1, released onto Google Code on 10 February 2009.

In September 2014, Kerr claimed that OpenCart was the number one e-commerce software supplier in China [4] while in August 2015 it was recorded as responsible for 6.42% of the global e-commerce volumes recorded by builtwith.com, behind WooCommerce and Magento and ahead of OSCommerce, ZenCart and Shopify.[5]

Version 2.0 of the software was released in October 2014, featuring an extensive revamp of the interface.[6][7]

Version 2.2.0.0 of the software was released in March 2016, after months of testing and help from the OpenCart community.[8][9]

Criticism

OpenCart was criticised in 2013 for its use of MyISAM tables, dated coding practices and a perceived lack of code quality, and Kerr himself faced criticism after an angry response to the article.[10]

OpenCart has also faced criticism for its poor security practices, and Kerr's combative responses to security disclosures.[11]

Publications

A number of OpenCart-related books have been released.

See also

References

  1. ^ "OpenCart - Download". opencart.com. Retrieved 2016. 
  2. ^ "OpenCart". Christopher G. Mann. Archived from the original on 22 October 1999. Retrieved 2015. 
  3. ^ Mann, Christopher G. (19 March 1999). "Suggestion, Linux ldconfig /etc/defaults/rc.conf". MavEtJu.org. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ Wong Yat Hei (30 September 2014). "A Business Mind: Daniel Kerr, founder of OpenCart". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ "Global eCommerce Technology Distribution". builtwith.com. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  6. ^ Kaya Ismail (3 October 2014). "OpenCart 2.0 Released". cmscritic.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ Paul Feakins (31 October 2014). "A Quick Look at OpenCart 2.0". antropy.co.uk. Retrieved 2015. 
  8. ^ Vedi Badiyan (2 March 2016). "OpenCart 2.2.0.0 Released". foodcod.com. 
  9. ^ Vedi (2 March 2016). "A Quick Look at OpenCart 2.2.0.0". foodcod. 
  10. ^ "Why you should never use opencart". Techchattr. 29 March 2013. Retrieved 2015. 
  11. ^ "Openwall - bringing security into open environments". openwall.com. Retrieved 2016. 

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