Category Archives: Open Cart

Additional Alert Email Does Not Work in OpenCart 2.3.0.2

Even though we are still finding bug in Open Cart 2.3.0.2, it is still a far cry better than what we’ve seen from 3.x by far.

You may have noticed the “Additional Alert Email” field simply will not save in your OpenCart “Store Settings” editor. This is a result of the OC devs renaming the input field in 2.3.0.2 without changing the references everywhere else. Continue reading Additional Alert Email Does Not Work in OpenCart 2.3.0.2

SEO URLs for OpenCart Using a “web.config” File on Windows IIS Server

I always suggest Linux hosting for any OpenCart installations. The main OC developers either don’t know much about Windows IIS or neglect to include the necessary SEO URL configuration file for it to work.

This omission results in “not found” 404 (dead link) errors when you visit a page with an SEO URL assigned after enabling SEO URLs in your OpenCart store settings.
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Add Hints to Custom Fields in Open Cart 2.x

We have published a new extension that allows you to add a “hint” for your custom field at Account and Address locations.

More details: https://www.opencart.com/index.php?route=marketplace/extension/info&extension_id=32138

The name of a custom field is often not enough to inform a customer what the entry is for or the required format. This extension gives you an extra field to better describe the purpose and validation requirements for all of your custom fields. The field hint is displayed in all relevant guest and customer forms. See the images included on this page for examples.

OpenCart Option Value Limits (imposed by server)

If you’re like me you have an OpenCart site with thousands of possible option values for individual product options. Mine resulted from a large import of data. After which, I was no longer able to remove or add more option values (eg: too many fields in the form).

Many people think this is a limitation of OpenCart, which is not the case… the issue resides in your server’s PHP configuration. Specifically with PHP’s max_input_vars and post_max_size directives. Continue reading OpenCart Option Value Limits (imposed by server)

New Open Cart 2.0 Module: Allowed by Country, State / Region or Geo Zone

This new access-restriction module is intended to allow only visitors from desired regions access to your storefront.

Now, if you want to block a specific country or zone, try our zone blocking module instead.

Both modules are limited to 1,000 unique IP requests per day or less. We have taken measures to ensure unnecessary geo-location requests do not occur for the same IP/browser-session. Once geo data has been obtained, it will not be checked again for the same browser/device for 30 days.