Ernie's Opencart LIGHT

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Back to the Future, with Ernie's OpenCart LIGHT, the speediest Freeware OpenCart Software ever designed !

Sample Theme Colors, selectable in the Admin System Section

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 Release-Candidate Version from the official OpenCart Github Developer Site, some time ago:

This Version OpenCart was not released as 'Final v.' anymore. In plain fear of Competition, I assume, because unfamous OC v.2.0 existed for some Months already, when was published by some 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. would have been favoured by parts of the OC Crowd for some time to come ...angry

Still, OC v. was 'codewise' Nothing New, it was a 'fixed + finished' OpenCart v. Upgrade Edition. It's Changelog can be found here:
Since it's Debut, Opencart v. 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 far as I recall. And all this is making OC LIGHT for me the Number One Choice, if one looks for the best yet and still most simple to handle final OC Series Release so far! wink
Ernie's Opencart LIGHT is fully based on (partly slightly php7-secured+upgraded) 'default' OC v. 'System' Code. Instead of the non-responsive OC-1.5.6.x default Theme, OpenCart LIGHT uses the fantastic latest Version of famous Merkent's GPL Bootstrap Theme, the probably 'speediest' responsive OC Bootstrap Theme Extension available.

The enhanced OC LIGHT default Admin Theme is not responsive below ~900px.Width, but a Range of free and paid Bootstrap Admin Themes exist.
Note: Additional work might be required, to 'implement' Mod Extension Links into a 'responsive' Admin Theme Environment.


Opencart Merkent Theme Details

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, to make this Online Shop Software beeing the best equipped and enhanced free OpenCart Version 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 Code, meaning, that 'global' OC Forum Knowledge might not always work, if Custom Coding is part of an OpenCart Installation. This needs to be accepted and clearly understud! indecision

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. Package comes for free, for Developers and End-Users, and/but that's all, you can expect, for nothing in return! All open-source Code included comes as tested and matched, and/but without further Warranty, Obligation and/or Responsibility, from either Side.
And lots of free Wisdom on Opencart v.1.5.6.x already exists, in and outside of
by example in Places like like here:

to enable OpenCart LIGHT Users, to likely succeed without much foreign Assistance anyway ! cheeky
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 a working OC v.1.4.x/1.5.x Platform alive+well, OpenCart LIGHT is the perfect Solution, to satisfy all Shop Visitors visual and technical Requirements, regardless of Device's Screen Resolutions, as it comes. And either by use of the dark or the bright Theme Stylesheet, to all be set and ready to go, for still some Years (+OC Versions) to come ! angel

But please be aware, that older OpenCart v.1.5.x and v.1.4.x Versions require a usually paid Database-Upgrade, to further function with OC v.1.5.6.x based Code, offered by different Dev's like this one:

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 comes with the default English Language.
Some free and paid Language Translations are available in the official OC Extension Section:

or then here:

All Language Files can easy be edited/updated by one of two built-in Admin Translation Editors. wink
Even latest OpenCart Versions have already been listed on Security-related Websites.

Opencart v. never was: cheeky
Paid Custom Installation Option:
Ernie's OpenCart LIGHT, installed and tested on your Server for US-$ 50.00 paid as non-refundable Donation by PayPal!
Ready to download: Juli 21th.

Sample Theme Colors, selectable in the Admin System Section
Now available for free - Ernie's OpenCart LIGHT - the best OpenCart v.1.5.x Upgrade ever!
Engineered, to be the most powerful Freeware OpenCart, in the North, South, East & West


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