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Vanilla osCommerce this fork osCommerce v2.3.5

https://github.com/ruden/vanilla-oscommerce

Demo: https://demo.osclab.com/vanilla-oscommerce/
Changelog: https://github.com/ruden/vanilla-oscommerce/blob/dev/CHANGELOG.md

Minimal core changes.
No changes in code architecture and structure, just modularized and hook.
Full compatibility of add-ons with Marketplace.
Never worry about speed again.

Code

Added Composer
Default used character set utf8mb4
SMTP send email with Swift Mailer (tep_mail wrap swiftmailer)
Removed wrapper tep_not_null, tep_session_is_register, tep_session_unregister

Security

Support SSL used default
Username and password recheck bypassed #658
Allows to execute several file types #631

SEO Optimization

Correct HTTP status code 404
New Header Tags module Open Graph, Rich Snippets, Twitter Product Card
Modularized the XML sitemap (products, categories, manufacturers, product images)
Removed native search engine friendly urls

Design

Front-end based on Bootstrap 5 and use mobile-friendly template.
Changed the structure of folders with images and added control over images.
Removed all right and left boxing.
Removed jQuery in front-end.

Back-end without changes.


Add add-ons

PHP log errors
Cookie notice and compliance for GDPR/CCPA
Menu Sorting Products (modularized)
Information Pages
Recently Viewed Products
New Reviews system
Wishlist system
Box Product Filter (modularized)
Added Spanish language
New layout modules Footer, Header (modularized)
New content modules Index, Product Info (modularized)

Removed

Whos Online
Banner system

Edited by ruden

Vanilla osCommerce this fork osCommerce v2.3.5

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Hi Ruden,

I have only come across your post about OSC 2.3.5 Vanilla. I have been using 2.3.4  since its introduction but due to inactivity and any core updates to keep it going, I have had to quit the platform and have crossed over to WordPress/WOO Commerce.

Waiting on V4 to arrive had cemented the decision to jump ship. However, looking at 2.3.5 and how much better it is, including speed has me thinking again.

My biggest concern is all the apps that make WP/WOO good, in particular pay modules, shipping etc. I know that some are not available in OSC, even from 2.3.4.

Can you advise what modules are pre-populated in the build and what can be done to others that are not.

Kind regards,

Ren.

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On 8/30/2021 at 4:39 AM, milkman45 said:

Hi Ruden,

I have only come across your post about OSC 2.3.5 Vanilla. I have been using 2.3.4  since its introduction but due to inactivity and any core updates to keep it going, I have had to quit the platform and have crossed over to WordPress/WOO Commerce.

Waiting on V4 to arrive had cemented the decision to jump ship. However, looking at 2.3.5 and how much better it is, including speed has me thinking again.

My biggest concern is all the apps that make WP/WOO good, in particular pay modules, shipping etc. I know that some are not available in OSC, even from 2.3.4.

Can you advise what modules are pre-populated in the build and what can be done to others that are not.

Kind regards,

Ren.

I installed WooCommerce once and hated it, for its slowness, among other things. osCommerce has never had a problem with speed, even the outdated official versions. Speed usually goes out the window when webmasters start loading their big pics and poorly performing addons onto the core package. This will be the same with Vanilla osCommerce.

If you take the time to install the package you will see that there are no pre-populated modules. The same modules that come with osCommerce are there, apart from the one or two changes like recently viewed etc.

I would say this is a decent option for people to start from, or to migrate their out of date stores to. My first question was will SEO URLs work with this Vanilla osCommerce. I did manage to install FWR's USU5 onto it, albeit with some errors. Not sure how critical these errors are, but the test installation i have does run with it. 

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Why the added complication of Composer? That's enough to put me off right away! It is absolutely horrendous working with the behometh Magento where Composer just creates adds to the bloat and code complexity/maintenance.

As @Hotclutch has said poorly sized images are the biggest contributor to slow sites, though as the number of products/customers/orders increases to the thousands level, then the lack of correct database indexing comes into play.

 

 

Edited by ejsolutions

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