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    Opencart Cache System

    Opencart Cache System module uses phpFastcache caching system to store cache. Using this cache system you can increase the performance of your e-commerce website. Also, this module stores the cache for different pages and layouts of the Opencart store. After saving the cache on the system the page will open lightning fast. Also, admin can define the time frame for each module individually after which the cache is automatically deleted from the system.

    Features of Opencart Cache System

    • Increases the performance of the store.
    • Creates cache files for the product page of Opencart.
    • Creates cache files for various modules (Category, Latest Product, Featured Product, store location, Information, Category Filter).
    • Admin can combine and minimize the size of the files(CSS and Javascript).
    • Can enable the load from CDN which will provide a faster upload of the file(CSS & JS).
    • The admin can compress various file like CSS, Javascript, Html.
    • The image compression quality can be set as desired by admin(from 0-100).
    • Creates cache files for the various list(Manufacturer, Category Menu List).
    • Creates cache files for Banner Module (SlideShow + Banner + Carousel).
    • Admin can set the cache to expire time for each module.
    • Admin can enable or disable the cache of each module separately.
    • Admin can show cache panel on the website with a countdown which will show the cache deletion time.

    Installation Of Opencart Cache System

    After purchasing the module you will receive a zip file. After unzipping the files you will receive the following folders- admin, catalog, ocmod, system, and composer.json. First of all, you need to upload admin, catalog, system, and composer.json folders to the root directory of the website.

    Run Commands

    After uploading the files, run the following commands in the terminal for installing the composer.json file.

    curl -s http://getcomposer.org/installer | php

    php composer.phar install

    Note: 

    1. You have to increase post_max_size to 200M.

    2. Please note that if you have not installed the composer then only follow these steps. If you have already installed the composer then you just need to run a single command i.e ” php composer.phar install “

    Once you have uploaded the folders then login to admin and navigate to Extensions> Extension installer and upload the XML file. The XML file can be found on the ocmod folder.

    After uploading the XML file go to the Extensions > Modification and click on refresh field.

    After that in Admin panel go to System -> Users -> Usergroup and edit ‘Administrator’ and select all for both Access and Modify Permission then save it.

    After that you also need to go under Extension>Extenstions > Modules install the Opencart Cache System Module like this way.

    Module Translation

    As this Opencart Cache System module supports multiple languages so this section will describe how to make the module work in different languages. Please check this link for language translation

    Configuration Of Opencart Cache System

    After installation of the module, admin can click on edit to configure the module. From here admin can enable/ disable the module and set the default time zone for the module under the setting tab.

    Under the setting tab, admin can also set the cache to expire time for each layout and set their status individually. Admin can also particularly clear the cache of each layout.

    Combine+Minify Section

    Under the Combine+Minify section,

    If the admin enables the Combine CSS( Combine all CSS files to a single CSS file) and if the Minify CSS is also enabled then the CSS files which is combined into a single file will minimize in term of size thus reducing the time in opening it.

    Disable combine CSS will separate the files as shown below

    After enabling the Combine and Minify CSS files, the file will get combine and minimized as shown below

    The admin can select the Load CSS from CDN, which will load all the CSS files from the CDN. Thus enabling a much faster way to load the file.

    As content delivery network (CDN) is a system of distributed servers (network) which will load the file and delivers pages to a user, based on the geographic locations of the user, the origin of the webpage and the content delivery server. The admin can select the loading for Bootstrap and Font Awesome.

    The admin can enable and disable the Combine Javascript & Minify Javascript. If both are ‘enabled’ then it will combine the Javascript files into a single file. Also, it will minimize the files size to load it in a faster way.

    When Combine Javascript & Minify Javascript is ‘enabled’ the Javascript files are ‘combined’ and the file size is minimized as shown below

    If the Load Javascript from CDN is enabled then the Javascript files will be loaded from the CDN which will faster the loading rate of the pages.

    Compression Section

    The admin can enable/disable the Compression of the pages.

    CSS Compression – The admin can enable/disable the CSS file compression which will reduce the file size.

    JS Compression – Enable/disable the Javascript compression of the files

    HTML Compression – The admin can compress the Html files by enabling the compression.

    Image Compression – The enable/disable compression of the images for faster upload.

    Image Compression Quality – The admin can provide the compression quality by setting the number to the image quality. The number is set between 0-100 where 0 is the lowest and 100 is the highest quality.

    For Example:- If the image compression quality is set to 40 and for others, the image compression is set to 60. Then the image quality set to 60 will have higher quality than the one which is set at 40. In other words, the higher the number higher will be image quality.

    Full Page Cache

    The admin can clear the full page cache by clicking on the Clear Cache button.

    Page Cache Status – The admin can enable/disable the full Page cache status.

    Expiry Time –The admin can set the expiry time(in seconds). Once the time is complete, it will clear the cache and reload the page.

    On Customer Login – The admin can set the cache to save whenever the customer login by enabling the Customer Login

    Ignored Route – The admin can add the routes of the pages. This route will not save the cache.

    For example:- If the admin does not want to save cache for the order page, then the admin can set the route for the Order list(account/customerpartner/orderlist).

    Cache Panel

    Under the cache panel tab,  admin can enable the cache panel on the front end and configure its property. Here, admin can provide the option to the customers to clear the cache. Admin can set the panel position. Admin can set the color of the panel and font.

    The cache panel is visible to the customers like this.

    After that admin can check cache system information and cache file information under the information tab. Here admin can click on ‘Cache System info’ to check Cache Driver Type, Total cache file size, Total number of cache files, Global Expire Second, and Expire DateTime.

    Admin can click on the ‘cache file info’ to see the file path of the layout cache files.

    Under clear cache tab, admin can clear the cache of the Opencart store for various options(Ocmod, Long File, Image, All Store).

    Working Of Opencart Cache System

    In our Live Demo home page, you can check the featured and latest product layout. The latest product layout contains 500 products and once it saves on the home page with more than 500 products, it will open lightning fast.

    On the category page, you can check the category menu list, Category page, product, and banner layout. If you will visit the category Fashion->Dresses you will see that there are 3989 products in this category and the page shows 100 product in one pagination. Once it saves the cache the page loads lightning fast.

    In the same way, the product page opens lightning fast once it saves the cache.

    The information module and the pages of the information module uploads through caching. For e.g. you can open the contact us page.

    That’s all for the Opencart Cache System module still, have any issue feel free to add a ticket and let us know your views to make the module better https://webkul.uvdesk.com/.

    Current Product Version - 3.1.0.1

    Supported Framework Version - 2.x.x.x, 3.x.x.x

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