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Code Completion for NetBeans

Anyone who wants autocompletion in NetBeans (and most likely will work in Eclipse PDT too) just add the following above abstract class Controller in system/engine/controller.php /** * @property string $id * @property string $template * @property array $children * @property array $data * @property st...

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  • Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:42 pm
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Re: Why use OpenCart?

I think from a design perspective OpenCart is definitely better than PrestaShop, but PrestaShop does have better modules, support and so on, mainly because it's backed by a company, in a similar way to Magento, while OpenCart is pretty much on the back of Daniel's efforts (who should very much be co...

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  • Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:51 pm
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Feature Ideas - CSCart

I've been having a look around a few places for good features and seems like CSCart is one that is quite feature rich and worth borrowing a few features from. It has pretty much everything one might ever want in a store and it's build much lighter than Magento. Would be good if OpenCart could get so...

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  • Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:42 pm
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Re: [1.4.2] Removed the url class? Anymore unnecessary changes?

As been pointed out the problem with removal of the Url class is only specific to people who are making extensions and more specifically those that are modifying URLs, such as for SEO and SERP reasons. For example would you prefer to see http://www.yourstore.com/index.php?route=information/contact (...

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  • Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:05 am
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Re: [1.4.2] Removed the url class? Anymore unnecessary changes?

There isn't much point getting into a discussion on Git vs SVN here. SVN is more widely used and has much better tools. Even hardcore Git lovers have said that if you want something with good tools go for SVN, because of the likes of TortoiseSVN and good SVN plug-ins for just about every IDE. In thi...

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  • Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:22 am
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Re: SEO URLs in OpenCart

With the new version it's not possible to do the rewriting easily in one place because the Url class has been removed (that's for pages other than Categories, Products, Info). For those pages you'd need to make modifications to the core regardless as it makes no sense making individual calls to the ...

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  • Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:12 am
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Re: [1.4.2] Removed the url class? Anymore unnecessary changes?

It doesn't make much sense to use Git, because there aren't many good plugins for Git. It's far better to use SVN as it's far more mature from the tools and integration perspective and I dare say most people use Windows.

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  • Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:09 am
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Re: [1.4.2] Removed the url class? Anymore unnecessary changes?

There is nothing wrong with people wanting to work on the core code and it should be encouraged, but you just need to make sure quality is controlled. The way to achieve that is by not allowing anyone but yourself and perhaps other 1-3 main developers to actually check into the repository, everyone ...

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  • Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:00 am
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Re: [1.4.2] Removed the url class? Anymore unnecessary changes?

This is not a pissing contest, it's people saying hey, here are some core things that are pretty much a must if you want to be a serious shopping cart, e.g. Indexes on tables, SEO URLs, Advanced Search, Centrally defined layouts, etc... of which multi-store isn't one. Most importantly you need to ha...

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  • Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:26 am
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Re: [1.4.2] Removed the url class? Anymore unnecessary changes?

The stuff that I'm talking about is all core changes, they're not very useful as contributions as such as they wouldn't easy for your average user to install and ever for experienced users would require quite a few changes. Either way I can't exactly do the SEO URL stuff I was going to do because th...

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  • Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:13 am
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Re: [1.4.2] Removed the url class? Anymore unnecessary changes?

How can I contribute anything when the core keeps getting major changes between minor releases and there isn't a way to actually contribute anyway other than build and hope it gets included. For example, I've suggested a change to how layouts are handled (similar to 1.3.2, but without the problem th...

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  • Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:51 pm
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Re: [1.4.2] Removed the url class? Anymore unnecessary changes?

Yeah, well we'll see if even one of my multiple suggestions gets taken onboard and implemented. You'd think you'd listen to someone who's website with 50,000+ products the DB ranks #1 on google in their country for quite a few very competitive terms, does over $1m in sales via their website and has ...

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  • Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:24 am
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Layout Enhancement

Guys, I've implemented and attached a layout enhancement for 1.4.4 that allows to have all templates have opening and closing tags in the same file rather than split between a header and footer file. This is pretty similar to how it worked in 1.3.2, but with the key difference that it's the actual p...

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  • Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:14 am
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Re: [1.4.2] Removed the url class? Anymore unnecessary changes?

The Url class or a central point through which all URLs are generated is actually extremely useful if you want to do SEO URLs they I wanted to do it by hooking into the Url class, but now that it's gone there's no way to do it and I need to change ALL the links back to using the Url class in order t...

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  • Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:03 am
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Re: Development Environment for developing OpenCart

I played around with NetBeans a bit more to find out better how it handles HTML markup errors and SVN and I gotta say I didn't like it. In Eclipse PDT + Aptana you can see directly in the project tree which files have markup issues and also which files are checked out and so on. In NetBeans whether ...

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  • Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:38 pm
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Re: Development Environment for developing OpenCart

Debugging is dead easy to setup in both Eclipse and NetBeans. All you have to do is install either ZendDebugger or XDebug on the server, which basically involves dropping the dll into the extensions directory and adding a small section into your phi.ini file. There are plenty of tutorials on the net...

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  • Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:32 am
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Re: Development Environment for developing OpenCart

There's certainly a few editors out there, but from the reviews I've seen and experience (and being free) I've found Eclipse PDT + some addons and NetBeans to be the best. Sure, you could use some text editor like Notepad++, but then it's still just a text editor, without good code completion, debug...

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  • Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:17 am
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Re: Development Environment for developing OpenCart

Posting this just got me to wonder if there was any other IDE out there better than Eclipse PDT as there is some stuff in Eclipse PDT that's not very user friendly or intuitive and it requires other plug-ins like Aptana and Subclipse to do everything you want. So I had a dig around google and found ...

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  • Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:00 am
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Re: SEO URLs in OpenCart

Yes, certainly 1 page checkouts are not one page per se, but to the user they effectively never leave the 1 page even though it might be doing AJAX calls or posting back onto itself is javascript is disabled. It still creates the impression of a shorter checkout cycle. With the multi-shop capability...

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  • Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:06 am
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Re: SEO URLs in OpenCart

Both Magento and Ubercart are really heavy and if you actually want to change something it's somewhere between difficult to downright impossible for the large majority of people. If anything, you'd be better of looking at prestashop, although there's just some things about that just don't feel right...

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  • Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:06 am
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