Post by Brettster » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:26 am

Hi,

As a web-developer, online store-owner and database engineer for years. I'm recently in the process of moving my SunShop store over to OpenCart. I'm impressed so far with what I see, very impressed. I originally came from my own custom coded cart, to Miva Merchant cart, then SunShop, and now OpenCart.

I would like to start writing some of my own modules, that I require, and possibly offer them for sale, but I don't have a clue on where to start? Where do I get a basic framework from? Do I have to develop MVC framework code, and what kind of development tool(s) would I use to write the extensions?

Anyway, I see a lot of really impressive developers posting up here - so I thought I could get some guidance on a quick/easy way to start developing my own extensions for OpenCart?

Thanks in advance,
-Brett

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Post by butte » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:51 am

There is a generator: see http://forum.opencart.com/viewtopic.php?f=131&t=47800. If you open a few and look at the arrangements and syntax you'll see how find and substitute works. The generator is a good way to cannonball into the deep end of the pool.

See also http://forum.opencart.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=111369.

Take heart, see http://forum.opencart.com/viewtopic.php ... 38#p455590.

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Post by Brettster » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:46 pm

Hi Butte,

Thank you for the references! I did see some of those, including the generator (but it seemed it ended with some bugs), still looks promising, and I'll start with that, and the OpenCart Local (however that installation only goes to 1.5.1.3, my guess is I just use that, and then copy over the latest version of OpenCart I am using for the store version I am working on, correct?)

Looking forward to getting deeper into it, thank you,
-Brett

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