You may notice that my jewelry & giftware website, EarthDaughter Arts, has been down for two weeks. That is because some asshat credit card scammers in Russia hacked it. My ISP shut the website down and I had to clean out the files and start over again.
I really want to nail those bastards in Russia.
But, will you hear me complain about having to clean out those files and reboot a website that has been up since 1992? No, not really. You see, I have been wanting to take down the website and clean it up and out, completely and utterly for a couple of months anyways. Yes it was a pain in the butt to have to drop everything and deal with this mess, but it was worth it and I was wanting to do it anyway.
Everything happens for a reason.
So…what does this have to do with Open Cart? Well, I had Zen Cart as my shopping cart for a few years now and it was difficult to manage for a number of reasons…the back-end being too complex, for one. So, in a pondry as to which shopping cart to go to next (heck, I wasn’t even looking!), I ran across a local programmer in my networking circles that uses Open Cart. My God, what a LIFESAVER. The thing is so simple to use, even a retard could install and use it. *jumping up and down with glee!*
After my new programmer took me on a working tour of the Open beast, I jumped on installing one on my system ASAP. Then, to my horror, after I had deleted all the sample categories for products, the damn thing wouldn’t let me create new ones! WTF?!?!?!!!! I went to Open Cart’s forum and looked up the problem. They knew what it was.
Would you believe it was the Germans???
Yes, the problem (for those of you tearing your hair out), is the stupid German language module in the admin area. Find the language and delete it, dude. Then your Open Cart will work like a charm. God, I love forums. Go to them early and often and you won’t have to rely on the lack of customer service and 24/7/365 tech support #s.