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Upgrade from V1.5.6 to V>?.?.?

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:01 am
by varnco
I have been on 1.5.6 with a custom theme with modules designed for this version. I am among that last to have a responsive site and want to make it responsive.

I figure it's probably a good time to upgrade Opencart to a newer version.... but which one? I'm thinking 2.0 or 2.2, or should I just stay where i am and install a new theme that is responsive that was made for 1.5.6?

What are the benefits of version 2 over 1.5.6?

Thank you.

Re: Upgrade from V1.5.6 to V>?.?.?

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:15 am
Well, there is nothing from keeping you, trying it out, it still comes for free. :D
And for certain OC v.2.x Versions, free Upgrade Tools for your DB also exist, so,
you so don't even have to pay, to get a Database Content work again with some OC v.2 Versions.
You just would have to make sure, to disable/remove existing 1.5.x Modules and VqMods, in
a copied 1.5 Shop DB first, since their Content would no longer be valid, if some of their work
changes anything in a DB, or wherever else.
Just a wild idea... ;)
Good Luck!

Re: Upgrade from V1.5.6 to V>?.?.?

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:11 pm
by varnco
Thanks for the link/info.

So, I am having second thoughts... what's the benefit to upgrading opencart to 2.2?

My site is working fine/great... no issues.

Re: Upgrade from V1.5.6 to V>?.?.?

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:13 pm
by varnco
I successfully migrated up using Oscommerce and then migrated from OScommerce to Opencart... I know how much of a pain it is...

Re: Upgrade from V1.5.6 to V>?.?.?

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:25 am
Well, the Main benefit of OC 2.2 would be, to have a fully responsive Layout,
in the Front Side and Admin Sections. In addition, OC 2.2 will have OcMod already
built-in, an equivalent of VqMod, meaning, that one does not need VqMod anymore,
since OcMod does more less the same, just in a slightly different way of 'handling' things.

But if you are familiar with OC v.1.5.6, you might only update your Code to latest
Version OC v., to so have the most secure and stable 1.5.x Version on hand.
And then, you could add a 'Responsive' or 'Bootstrap' type Front Side Theme, to enable
mobile Users, to see your pages in all Resolutions. And if you need a responsive Admin
layout, such also exists for free. Or then use PEKU's free OpenCart EDGE, it's a v.
with an aready built-in OC v.2.x Bootstrap Theme ( and OcMod! :laugh: , but VqMod as well).
The only disadvantage could be the need, to partly rewrite some Extensions a little, to make
their THEME-related Linkings match the new Theme Designs.
It still has a very few minor misses, but otherways, it works well.
Take a little time, and read my multiple Posting on this, to find out, what exists, and
what has proved to work well. ... 40b6baa556
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=170343&p=646220#p646220 ... 306fb75707
or look at some TestSites, based on such:
Good Luck! ;)