I want to start with OpenCart 3 but after reading a few topics I see that there is a problem with the installing or the stability. I am no programmer so I probably can’t fix this. What is the status op OpenCart 3 now? Is it recommended to start with 2 or 3?
How long can you work with version 2.2 / 2.3? if there will be a 3.1 soon?
What was the reason why they made a 3.0 after 2.3?
As long as you want. Not much reason to upgrade to 3.1 right now.
OC 3 is actually OC 2.4. Started as upgrade to 2.3, then version number was changed, some other changes made, stupid TWIG added, maybe a few other things. But comparing to other frameworks like Joomla or WordPress, for example, in this case major version doesn't mean major changes.
https://github.com/opencart/opencart/is ... s%3Aclosed
You can filter by "labels" in github to target the 3.0.x.x maintenance versions. It takes some browsing, but most of them are in there.
I've also tried to compile them into an extension (188.8.131.52 Bug Fixes) if you don't want to make all the fixes yourself.
In general however it works well and I am impressed by opencart! Looks and feels modern. However, the complexity makes it sometimes difficult to tick all the settings. This is not a complain, I want a complex program and a learning curve has to be expected. But the start was easy and quick, now come the refinements.
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Advanced Multi Level Affiliate System
Customer and Affiliate Accounts Combined into one Account
Affiliate Tracking with Coupons
Discount for Referred Customers - Order Total
Type Tracking Code
Affiliate Transactions for openCart 3
Affiliate Pack X - all modules with 40% discount