A free shopping cart system. OpenCart is an open source PHP-based online e-commerce solution. (by opencart)

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OpenCart reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of OpenCart. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-16.
  • Trying out a medusa webshop
    3 projects | | 16 Sep 2022
  • onlineshop for internal use.
    2 projects | | 19 Jul 2022
    I like - Requires bit of configuration initially but has good customisation. Wordpress plugin -
  • Ask HN: Who wants to be hired? (July 2022)
    12 projects | | 1 Jul 2022
    Change to just a summary bullet point like:

       * heavy contributed to upstream OpenCart ( project
  • Asking for a friend: how to start an Instagram business and how much it costs?
    2 projects | | 16 Mar 2022
    Some quick finds:
  • Solving Open Source Supply Chain Security for the PHP Ecosystem
    3 projects | | 24 Jan 2022
    > I don't get it, who is going to pay for the time and energy required to audit everything?

    Not everything has to be audited. That's why there's different levels of attestations.

    In terms of economic incentives: If you're a company bit by one of the recent supply chain issues (colors.js, etc.), you might be able to justify hiring a security vendor to audit the code that your company depends on. This would provide a net-positive benefit to the entire ecosystem, even if it's only a small set of audited code.

    Maybe one day, we can even make this an expectation of large players. But that's a discussion for down the road.

    On the opposite end of things, you have independent security consultants that want to establish their reputation so they can get paid engagements with software companies.

    One avenue available to everyone is review open source software, report vulnerabilities to their maintainers. This can be thankless or even traumatic; i.e.

    Gossamer would open an alternative approach: Hang your shingle out by publishing negative (vote-against) attestations of vulnerable versions of open source software and positive attestations (e.g. code-review) of the versions that mitigated the issues they disclosed. Anti-malware vendors (e.g. WordFence) could even issue weaker positive assertions (spot-check) for WordPress plugin/theme updates after vetting the known-good releases. Security companies depend heavily on their ability to earn trust to thrive, and that's a hard market to break into; this offers another way in.

    In short, the economic challenges you're imagining aren't the ones that this project will face. (Although, there will assuredly be challenges.)

    Companies acting in their own self-interest can be leveraged to cover the hot paths of the universal dependency graph, and security up-starts can be leveraged to cover their blind spots. Given enough time, the ecosystem will eventually reach some sort of equilibrium, and many new opportunities will be made in the process.

    > I presume the big package maintainers already have eyes on their stuff - symfony etc.

    Read the discussion on the Symfony Encryption component:

    Just because they have eyes on their stuff doesn't mean that those eyes have the necessary domain-specific expertise to identify problems. If it weren't for Paragon (paragonie-security on Github) and their associates in the security industry, the issues identified in the earlier versions of the module would likely have persisted and been shipped.

  • What else is there other than WooCommerce?
    6 projects | | 4 Oct 2021
    I ran a small webstore for a minor league sports team using OpenCart.
  • How To Migrate From WooCommerce To OpenCart?
    2 projects | | 2 Sep 2021
    OpenCart — In 2008, OpenCart was introduced as an eCommerce platform open source. For over a decade, the company has strived to simplify store management for all types of online merchants-beginners, small businesses, medium-sized businesses, and large enterprises.
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Basic OpenCart repo stats
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opencart/opencart is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

OpenCart is marked as "self-hosted". This means that it can be used as a standalone application on its own.

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