Post by megalca » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:15 am

Hi guys and gals!
I am a complete newbie. I was using woocommerce and giving opencart a chance for a new site.
So far the experience has been good but to be honest I am very confused with the ocmod and/or vqmod situation.
I have read many different things and seems to be a lot of confusion.
- Would be great if you can clarify my understanding.
1. Both systems are used to create a cache of changes rather than changing OC core files yes?
2. Some extensions are coded to work with ocmod and others with vqmod yes?
3. Can ocmod and vqmod be installed in the same OC store without creating conflicts when cache is cleared?
Any other info would be very helpful
thanks

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Post by OSWorX » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:41 pm

Congratulation to continue with a real Ecommerce solution.

Regarding the OCMod <> VQMod question:

1. OCMod is the built-in solution (idea was VQMod and is built from, has a few less options)
2. VQMod is an extension which has to be installed additionally

Using both should work normally, but could lead to problems (search the forum here).
In general, if an extension is offered as OCMod solution, use that.
The more if you use OpenCart 3.x

If an extension is offered only as VQMod, that can have several reasons:
A. developer does not know how to build a OCMod based extension
B. developer is lazy and offer his extensions which was originally built for older OpenCart version now also for 2.x or 3.x
C. (very, very rare !): the extension is really complex and cannot be build as OCMod

Basically try to keep your system as clean as possible, which mean: do not use VQMod if you are using OpenCart 3.x

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Post by megalca » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:07 pm

thanks a lot for taking the time to explain in detail
Really appreciate it!

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Post by JNeuhoff » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:31 pm

You could use the Integrated VQmod extension. This is basically a modified OCmod, to also allow for the VQmod XML syntax. They both use the same cache.

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