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OpenCart Theme and Module Development by Rupak Nepali

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Chapter 1. Getting Started with OpenCart 2.0

OpenCart is an e-commerce cart application built with its own in-house framework, which uses the Model-View-Controller-Language (MVCL) pattern. Thus, each theme is in the OpenCart view folder, and every module follows the MVCL pattern. In this chapter, we will describe some basic settings in OpenCart version 2.0, and help you set up the required environment for template designing, or theme designing, and module making.

The features of OpenCart

The latest version of OpenCart at the time of writing this book is 2.0.1.1, which boasts of a multitude of great features:

  • Modern and fully responsive design, OCMod (virtual file modification)
  • A redesigned admin area and frontend
  • More payment gateways included in ...

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