OpenCart is one of the best eCommerce platforms that was born for online merchants to build their online stores. It provides all of the ever needed features and has been highly recommended for small and medium-size eCommerce businesses. In 2019, there are 500,000 live websites using OpenCart platform all over the world.

After a long wait, OpenCart version 3 is finally available for the community. Many developers have already started upgrading their stores. However, some are still looking for a step-by-step guide to upgrade OpenCart from version 2 (or older) to 3. In this article, we will show you detailed instructions on how to upgrade OpenCart 2 to 3.

Let’s get started!

Download and Install OpenCart latest version.

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OpenCart Website

You can download OpenCart latest version from the official OpenCart Website.

Use LitExtension to upgrade OpenCart store.

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Upgrade OpenCart 2 to 3 with LitExtension

The easiest way to upgrade OpenCart 2 to 3 is using LitExtension. It allows you to migrate your products, customers, orders and other related entities from OpenCart 2 (or older), while preserving relations among them to OpenCart latest version.

Create A LitExtension Account

Register an account or Sign In on LitExtension site. You can also login easily with your existing Google or Facebook account.

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Register an account or Login to LitExtension site

Create A New Migration

1. Enter OpenCart Source Store Information

On the Migration Page, click Create New Migration at the top right button on the screen. Select Source Cart Type and provide source store’s URL into the blank bar.

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Setup Source Cart

Then, click LitExtension Connector to download the connector, extract the zip file and upload connector to Source Store’s root folder.

Right here, the Connector Installation will be automatically checked and informed on the screen without manual checking.

2. Enter OpenCart Target Store Information

Select Target Cart Type and provide your target store’s URL into the blank bar.

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Set up Target Cart

Then, click LitExtension Connector to download the connector, extract the zip file and upload connector to Target Store’s root folder.

Right here, the Connector Installation will be automatically checked and informed on the screen without manual checking.

Select Entities You Want To Migrate

Choose entities you want to migrate. You can select either all of them together or certain data. For example, only Products, Customers and Orders.

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Entities to migrate and additional options

LitExtension also provides Additional Options here to extend your migration possibilities. Languages, Order Status and Customer Group will be matched together to be displayed correspondingly in the new store.

Perform Upgrade OpenCart 2 to 3

You can try demo first or run full migration immediately.

  • To Try Demo: Start your demo migration with limited number of entities. You will see the same actions as the actual migration. However you can skip this step by clicking “Skip Demo Migration” button to immediately move forward to Full Migration.
  • To Perform Full Migration: Please click on “Skip Demo Migration” button to perform full migration immediately. Once the migration is started, it will run seamlessly on the server. Therefore, there’s no need to keep your PC on while the data is being transferred. It is completely safe to turn it off! Take a break, have a cup of coffee and you’ll be notified via email when the process is completed.
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Full migration

Video Tutorial

Don’t Have Time To Migrate By Your Own?

In case you are busy and want someone to completely take care of your store migration for you or Your store has some third party modules or some custom fields need to migrated. We would like to offer the All-In-One Migration service, this service provides high quality migration service with low cost. Our data experts will perform data migration and provide all the necessary customizations for you. The main goal is to save time and minimize efforts of e-merchants.

Technical Support

LitExtension has a dedicated support team who are 24/7 available to handle any of your concerns via ticket, phone, live chat, or email. At LitExtension, customers’ satisfaction is of greatest importance to us.

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Author

Since 2011, I founded LitExtension Solutions offering shopping cart migration service including Magento, WooCommerce, Shopify,... LitExtension has been the leading provider of automated Shopping Cart Migration Service in the world with more than 20,000 global customers and we have delivered 30,000+ successful migrations to our customers over the past 5 years.