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Information MySQL Storage Engines
Posted by: Tango - 03-05-2018, 11:01 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Recently I've done a little research regarding improving the performance of OpenCart and I've stumbled upon some discussions about the database storage engines InnoDB and MyISAM.

Reading through all the posts, I've noticed that InnoDB is preferred as the default DB engine as it's faster and way more reliable (transactions support).

And taking into consideration that InnoDB is the default storage engine in MySQL 5.7, this says a lot about it's importance.

I know that OpenCart-Overclocked supports InnoDB, but only if you use the database conversion tool.
So in my opinion, InnoDB should be the default option for obvious reasons (also, adding indexes to all foreign keys).

Here are the discussions:
https://forum.opencart.com/viewtopic.php...40#p126198 (InnoDB supports full text indexing since MySQL 5.6)
https://github.com/opencart/opencart/pull/986 (people report good performance improvements)
https://github.com/lilalaunesau/opencart-turbo (it may have bugs and needs some more optimizations)

What do you think?

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  Contents of abandoned carts
Posted by: Xav - 03-03-2018, 05:55 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to find what was in abandoned carts from the site logs or do I need other software?  I have Piwik/Matomo installed - could this be set up to do this and if so, how please?

I did have software that would do this on Opencart 1.5.x but it does not work  with OCE (unfortunately as I really liked it).

Many thanks.


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  Banner Statistics
Posted by: Tango - 02-25-2018, 06:39 PM - Forum: New Feature Requests - Replies (2)

OpenCart Overclocked gives us the ability to have multiple banners which is great, but in order to better track banner campaigns, we need some banner statistics like here (demo/demo).
This would be an amazing option for larger stores that constantly have offers and campaigns/partnerships.

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Question OpenBay Pro Poll
Posted by: villagedefrance - 02-19-2018, 12:45 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (5)

Hi all,

I seriously need some feedback on this:

Should OpenBay Pro remain part of Overclocked Edition?

For those of you that don't already know, here is a couple of facts about OpenBay Pro:

- It is not Free;
- It is not PHP 7.1+ compatible *;
- It is big in size and has a lot of language files **;
- It has not been updated for v1.5.6.4 for a while;
- It doesn't seem to be commonly used. Any of you use it?;
- Support for Overclocked Edition is unlikely to be available.

*: I should be able to change that if it is to stay.
**: A lot of extra work for translations into other languages!

I personally would like to remove it from Overclocked Edition, for all the reasons mentioned above, but also because I would like to slowly move away from OC, focus more on essential cart features and make the code even leaner and faster.

So there it is, please tell us what you think.

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  Thoughts about GDPR
Posted by: Tango - 02-18-2018, 08:28 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (9)

Recently we got ourselves another "fun" EU regulation called General Data Protection Regulation.

The more I read about it, the more I wonder how does it affect our stores...

What are your thoughts about this?


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  Admin Notification and Shortcut
Posted by: Tango - 02-11-2018, 11:14 PM - Forum: New Feature Requests - Replies (4)

Found another nice mod, that makes life easier for the admin by showing the most important notifications, right in the top menu.
It streamlines the admin workflow, by keeping important tasks at a distance of a click. Smile

In my opinion, it needs to get included in the core.


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  Admin Log Extension
Posted by: Tango - 02-11-2018, 10:42 PM - Forum: New Feature Requests - Replies (2)

With OpenCart's ability to have multiple users, it would be nice for us to have an Admin Log to record all user actions.

So I've found this nice free extension https://www.opencart.com/index.php?route...n_id=20605

Would it be possible to adapt it and install it by default into OpenCart Overclocked?


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  OpenCart Security
Posted by: Tango - 02-11-2018, 06:59 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)


Recently I've been researching stuff about the level of security offered by OpenCart and found the following issues that worried me:
https://forum.opencart.com/viewtopic.php?t=147282 and https://blog.sucuri.net/2016/12/unrestri...login.html

My question is, were these 2 issues fixed in OpenCart Overclocked?


Edit: Here's another related post https://forum.opencart.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=144753

Edit2: Found some more (different):

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  The Menu Manager
Posted by: villagedefrance - 01-22-2018, 12:33 PM - Forum: F.A.Q and Tutorials - Replies (1)

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to say a few things about the Menu Manager in OCE, how great an flexible it is.

The Menu Manager in OCE allows you to custom build an unlimited number of menus for your shop.
Not only you can have one or more different menus on every page but you can also use a different Menu Module for each one! We will come to the Menu Modules in a second, but first I need to explain a bit more about the manager itself.

The Menu Manager:
It is a stand-alone feature in OCE. It allows you to construct multiple lists of entries with or without links, internal or external, with an unlimited number of sub-categories (children).
As opposed to OpenCart, the menu does not automatically display all the Categories, which is a limitation in my view. In OCE you have to build it by choosing what you want to show in it. Total freedom but a bit more work. That means that if you add more categories to your store, they will not show automatically. You will have to go in the Menu Manager and add a new entry in your custom menu in order to display it.

The Menu Modules:
There are 2 Menu Modules by default in OCE, the Menu Horizontal and the Menu Vertical. They are stand-alone modules that feed from the menu lists created in the Menu Manager and display them using their own style (CSS 3) and optionally jQuery/Javascript. I made these two menus as default examples. They are LTR and RTL ready and have two themes, light or dark (matching the Custom Footer) and can also use 30+ basic colours too.

The choice of Menu Modules is not limited in anyway!

You can make your own Menu Module with your own colours, styles and scripts. It can be anything, horizontal, vertical, ticker, dots, carousel ... anything! Which ever module you choose it simply needs to get the data from the Menu Manager. Et voila!

I believe that these custom features makes OCE better than the rest and gives developers and website owners the tools to make their shop standout.

If you have any questions about the Menu System in OCE, feel free to post below.

Thank you for reading.

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  Yahoo Finance gone?
Posted by: villagedefrance - 01-15-2018, 04:45 PM - Forum: General Support - Replies (6)

Hi guys,

It looks like we have a problem Sad 
Yahoo Finance is no more it seems and the store currency rates are not being updated like before.

This is the thread on the OC Forum: Currencies not updating
The ECB and Google are now the only options left, but both are far from being as reliable as Yahoo Finance.
The ECB is only European and Google only accept 1 currency at the time.

I am going to try to come-up with a way to fix this, but I would appreciate some help.
If you encounter a PHP script for updating currencies in your browsing travels, please share it.
... or if you happen to have a custom script of your own that you are happy to see implemented in OCE, let me know.

This is an essential part of any shopping cart using multi-currencies so we MUST find an answer.

Thank you.

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