Step by Step guide to installing Opencart Extensions on custom opencart themes

Installing OpenCart extensions developed on vQmod

OpenCart is one of the popular ecommerce frameworks. It has numerous extensions available, ranging from payment gateway, order management, language, shipping methods, reports , product feeds and so on. Installing these will quickly ramp up the functionality of your Opencart shop.

However unlike Magento and WordPress, the extensions need to be manually installed. (A slightly boring part).

vQmod a preferred framework for developing Extensions

vQmod stands for Virtual Quick Mod.

"vQmod" is an override system designed to avoid having to change core files.

More than 70% The concept is quite simple. Instead of making changes to the core files directly, the changes are created as xml search/replace script files. The advantage of using vQmod is keeping the “core functionalities” of OpenCart untouched of  OpenCart extensions are built on vQmod. Here is a practical guide to install vQmod based extensions.  Read More...