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Re: SEO URLs in OpenCart

A one page checkout system would certainly be nice, but once again that's an enhancement that people can live without in the short term. In terms of version, I don't think I've ever seen any product make significant DB changes in a point release, and I have let Daniel know about it. He certainly had...

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  • Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:40 am
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Re: SEO URLs in OpenCart

Boy oh boy, I just had a look at v1.4.1 and implementing SEO URL rewriting in the way I intended would be pretty much impossible because all URLs are no longer being constructed through a central class, so it seems if that's the way it goes I will just have to take v1.4.0 and roll with that. Also ha...

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  • Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:56 am
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Re: SEO URLs in OpenCart

Guys, all forking will achieve is lots of little carts here and there. It's better to come together as a community and all work on the one project. Obviously the project and community has now outgrown a one man band and we as a community need to work out a way to tackle this in a way that's best for...

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  • Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:02 am
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Re: SEO URLs in OpenCart

Correct, there's no difference to search if you do or don't have an extension. You should however have proper rewriting and 301 redirection in place if you don't want to have duplicate content issues with google. I've had these before and they're not all that nice. And just redirecting to to the hom...

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  • Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:29 am
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Re: SEO URLs in OpenCart

I'm not a big believer in the when in doubt fork it out strategy. I think it's best for EVERYONE that a single stream of development in maintained and one strong open-source project is better than 5 weak ones. I'd just rather we find a way to make these enhancements.

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  • Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:42 pm
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Re: SEO URLs in OpenCart

there's no reason an OpenSource off-the-shelf solution should be inferior to a custom built solution or a purchased one. In fact, I've evaluated many carts in my time both OpenSource and commercial and can tell you that commercial carts are by no means better than open-source ones in terms of their ...

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  • Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:35 pm
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Re: SEO URLs in OpenCart

Yes, you clearly don't get it if you can't understand how important SEO is and how important indexes are. These are basic things that should be built into a shopping cart from the ground up and should be considered basic necessities not potential enhancements for some future unknown version. Yes you...

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  • Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:18 pm
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Re: Development Environment for developing OpenCart

Eclipse PDT is actually extremely intuitive and unlike Komodo doesn't cost $300. The important thing with Eclipse PDT is that it supports debugging, code completion, and even finds bugs in your HTML like for example in the header template of the admin interface where the li tag isn't closed for the ...

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  • Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:50 am
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Re: SEO URLs in OpenCart

I'm not flip-flopping, the fact is that OpenCart doesn't have very good SEO URLs, and particularly the way that these URLs re implemented, which requires multiple additional round-trips to the database to look up how rewriting should occur. By being weak I'm not talking in terms of performance but i...

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  • Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:45 am
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Re: Development Environment for developing OpenCart

On a Linux based system I'd still recommend that you use Eclipse PDT and everything I've suggested with exception of WAMP as it beats any other editor which isn't designed as a full-blown PHP IDE hands down. Being able to press F3 to go to the function definition somewhere in another file will in it...

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  • Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:33 am
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Database Table Indexes in OpenCart

I've just reviewed the database structure of OpenCart, and although I think the database is very well designed in terms of good database design principles and consistent naming, I was shocked to find that there were practically NO INDEXES defined on the database with the exception of primary keys. W...

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  • Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:29 am
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Re: SEO URLs in OpenCart

Yes, everything is loosely SEO URL capable, but not designed for a store with a large number of products. If you look at the url_alias table the query column by which the search is performed isn't even indexed. Do you have any idea how poorely this will perform when you have 50,000 products and henc...

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  • Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:15 am
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Development Environment for developing OpenCart

I've been playing around for a while with OpenCart as well as using PHP commercially for other stuff, so I thought I'd quickly cover what I consider the best development environment setup if you want to serious work on developing OpenCart, make enhancements for your own needs or just write PHP for s...

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  • Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:08 am
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Re: Thoughts on bringing all variables to the view?

Yeah, what's been suggested is a pretty good idea and wouldn't take much in terms of changes. To be honest you can quite easily do it now if you need it by assigning original data pulled from the model into a subarray.

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  • Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:43 am
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Re: SEO URLs in OpenCart

No, the problem is not just with url_alias backend per se, but how seo is setup on the site alltogether, as there is currently no handling of some things I've described such as pages, which currently are still handled as querystring parameters. Also the question isn't so much about the default insta...

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  • Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:34 am
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Re: OpenCart vs Other Carts

That last point is precisely the reason why you should do every little ounce of SEO possible... You are competing with the likes of Amazon and other biggies, who are so big that they don't need any SEO because their offsite SEO value is so high that their on-site SEO matters very little. That's quit...

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  • Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:15 pm
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Re: SEO URLs in OpenCart

I'm sorry but NO IT DOESN'T. The way OpenCart handles it is by using the tool/seo_url model and relying on data in the url_alias table. If you look at how it does this you'll see that it's pretty much the most inefficient way possible, i.e. by executing an extra query for each qualifying URL... On a...

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  • Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:45 pm
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Re: OpenCart vs Other Carts

Yes, sure one could certainly do all the mods without great trouble (except for doing SEO mods properly as it requires a pretty major pull-apart of a category, manufacturer and product pages. Despite people saying oh SEO works just fine where it's needed, NO it doesn't. It's a very competitive marke...

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  • Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:10 pm
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SEO URLs in OpenCart

I'm considering moving from our customized osC based solution to OpenCart, but the lack of features and in particular SEO URLs has really put me off. I've seen some discussion on these forums about how it's not all that important to have proper SEO URLs and all that kind of rubbish, but from experie...

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  • Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:44 am
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Re: RMA/Returns System ideas?

Any progress on this? Is this a module that's available?

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  • Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:12 am
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