The Current Version of OpenCart is:
0.93 (download here)
Welcome to OpenCart.Org. We have created an open
source shopping cart that is easy to install and use, while having the
ability to provide a very high level of functionality. The software is
production quality code, but we expect to have several powerful
enhancements for this code in the weeks to come.
We have this shopping cart running in a few sites right now, including
US Fireworks. Here are just a few of the features in the current
We are currently at release 0.93 of this code. If you would like to
download the current version,
here to download opencart-0.93.tgz.
- Provides a complete "drop in" replacement for the PayPal shopping
cart, including parameters. All you need to do is change
www.paypal.com to your own URL and your code will continue to
work using Authorize.Net (a real merchant gateway).
- Provides a credit card interface to Authorize.Net. No more
PayPal to deal with!
- Written entirely in Perl -- can run on any platform with DBI,
MySQL, and a few common Perl modules.
- Provides full encryption of session cookies.
- Built in code to prevent cross-site scripting attacks and other
- Uses the MySQL database.
- Provides an elegent interface that can be completely customized
for any type of application. To run the test application on this
site click here. Note this demo is in test mode only.
Any 16 digit number can be usedas a credit card in demo mode to
test the checkout features.
- The code is well-writen and easy to modify. To view the source
code in cgi-bin/, the database schema in db/, or other files
If you do not have a merchant account, or you do have a merchant
account but do not have an Authorize.Net gateway account, you can
this form to apply for a merchant account and or an Authorize.Net
The next release will include tools to update products using the MySQL
database, and some tools to generate static web pages using HTML
templates and the contents of the database. OpenCart will support
both static (fixed HTML files) and dynamic *CGI produced) web page
If you would like to know more, or would simply like to be informed of
updates as they are posted to the site, send email to
and I will
add you to the OpenCart announcement list.
Dave Stoddard -- 12/05/2005