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OpenCart 3 vs OpenCart 2 in 2018: Should You Update?

OpenCart 3 was released in 2017 almost a year ago – back then, we gave it a try concluded it doesn't offer much in terms of tangible benefits to store owners compared to OpenCart 2.

Today, we're giving OpenCart 3 another try to see if something has changed and if it makes sense to switch to OpenCart 3 – or stick with the proven and stable OpenCart 2.

This is an April, 2018 update to the original blog post published in June, 2017.

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The Deadly Sins of OpenCart: poor core feature set

This is the second part of our series on problems with OpenCart.

In the first part, I mostly covered the complex upgrade process and the fact that OpenCart store owners never know if their stores will make it through the next upgrade without falling apart.

Today, I would like to talk a bit more about the core feature set of OpenCart – and why I think it's lacking.

Again – not writing this to throw mud at OpenCart. Consider this a piece of constructive criticism from someone who's been with OpenCart for the past 5+ years. Improving OpenCart is in the best interest of us all OpenCart people.

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