Using OpenCart Effectively

  1. Do not rename admin folder
  2. Do not install 1.5.x.x or any lower opencart version. Use or the latest stable version
  3. Do not install vqmod
  4. Do not install too many SEO extensions. Always use SEO extension from one particular developer
  5. Avoid using Nitro Cache if your website is frequently updated with products or price or have plans to install many other extensions. Nitro cache module has been a nightmare for many opencart users
  6. Never edit or make any changes to core files or template files. Always use OCMOD modification for any changes.
  7. Take frequent backup of database and files and save it locally and also on server out of the public_html folder