Practical Ecommerce

18 Useful Extensions for OpenCart

OpenCart is a leading open-source ecommerce platform. With nearly 3,000 free and premium extensions available, OpenCart is also feature-rich and highly customizable.

Here is a list of extensions to tailor your OpenCart site. There are extensions to enhance your cart’s functionality, promote your social networking, streamline customer purchasing, and more. All of these extensions are free.

OpenCart Extensions

  1. Facebook Connect. This extension allows your customers to register and log in using their Facebook accounts.

    Facebook Connect.

    Facebook Connect.

  2. Latest Products RSS. This extension allows your users to subscribe to an RSS feed of your latest products.
  3. Google Checkout. This module provides Google Checkout cart payment for express checkout.
  4. Wholesale Price List.
    This enables your customers to easily view and print all products as a list.
  5. Visitor Counter. Use this module to count visitors on your site and display it on your pages.

    Visitor Counter.

    Visitor Counter.

  6. Yahoo! Messenger. Add a Yahoo! Messenger live chat dialogue to your store.
  7. Zopim Live Chat. This is a simple live chat widget that lets you sell directly to your online customers.
  8. Product Filter By Category.* Enable your customers to filter products by category.
  9. PayPal Express Checkout This module allows your customers to complete transactions quickly with their PayPal shipping and billing information so they don’t have to re-enter it on your site.

    PayPal Express Checkout.

    PayPal Express Checkout.

  10. Special Price Period Countdown.
    With this extension your buyers will see a countdown timer on product details pages where you have set a special price.
  11. Facebook Ecommerce Browser.
    This extension allows you to quickly start advertising your existing shop via your Facebook page. It automatically updates with your product catalogue, without maintaining a separate product list.
  12. Bitcoin
    This extension enables your store to accept Bitcoin payments.
  13. Customer Testimonials. This extension allows you to do add/edit testimonials given by customers and display them on your storefront.
  14. Follow Me. This module enables your customers to follow you on Facebook and Twitter.

    Follow Me.

    Follow Me.

  15. Related Products Module. This module displays any related products in a side column.
  16. One Left. This is a module that displays products with only one left.
  17. Category Product Home. This module displays products of a specified category on the home page. Select a category in the admin and display its products.
  18. PDF Watermark.
    Use this module to create a unique watermark on PDFs that are downloaded from your OpenCart. Ideal for ebook sellers looking for a way to discourage piracy.

    PDF Watermark.

    PDF Watermark.

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  1. Naveed Ahmed October 9, 2012 Reply
    • ankita March 13, 2015 Reply

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      Create branded native storefront opencart apps on iPhone, iPad and Android !

      seamlessly integration of your online store with the opencart-mobile app !

      No core file overwritten. It takes your existing opencart configuration and database and yet is fully customizable as independent APP.

      See Features and pricing on

    • kumar June 22, 2015 Reply

      User friendly multi-vendor shopping cart platfrorm to try .

  2. Takara Shelor December 25, 2012 Reply


    Thanks so much for offering this list. I’m completely new at Opencart and am really loving it so far. In my search for recommended extensions, I found your list to be the best so far.

    Thanks again,

  3. EmmaHarper January 16, 2013 Reply

    Hey Sig, great list, thanks for sharing!
    I can also add to this list the Opencart Facebook store extension which I use.

  4. Prashant Telang January 24, 2013 Reply

    Here is a free Rich snippet extension.
    GR Rich Snippet uses GoodRelations vocabulary to add meta-data in your OpenCart store
    Will help in SEO and click conversion
    Its simple and easy to install

  5. FrankBring February 13, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for an article! Some of extensions were a real discovery for me. Zopim Live Chat is just perfect =)
    I would like to add one more extension that I used to migrate from osCommerce to Opencart –
    It helped to move my products from frankly speaking outdated OSC to Opencart which is in my opinion the best solution in terms of price/quality. Since it’s free and offers so much great features.

  6. Justine Smithies March 23, 2013 Reply

    I have just released a new forum extension for OpenCart that can downloaded here and there is a demo link too.

    • David December 27, 2014 Reply

      I can’t find the download opencart forum module in your site! please notify me for new download or buying link. Thank You

  7. neilb April 19, 2013 Reply

    Great list of good extensions. Can I add one more which is great if you want to manage your stock incomings and outgoings a bit more? Its called Stock Control Module with Purchase Order tracking.

  8. Gabby Abergel April 21, 2013 Reply

    The is a nice module you have to include it call
    Admin Edit In Place Admin have no need to go to administrator page he can modify all directly from front page

  9. Daniel May 3, 2013 Reply

    You can also check this website to buy extensions for opencart.
    Some extensions are really useful. One extension which i found to be really helpful is

  10. Gary Power May 24, 2013 Reply

    hi , great article with some great functional extensions , running and trying to get it overhauled and much more functional , any body got any tips

  11. Thanushka Chandradasa July 2, 2013 Reply

    Another very useful OpenCart extension is the ‘Advanced product search for OpenCart’. It’s a must for anyone running a eCommerce store with multiple products (from a few to tens of thousands).

    It solves the critical issue that OpenCart does not have a built in product search with filters. (search a product by a certain Manufacturer , Model, price range etc) to search your online store.

    Link to the extension:

    Demo: admin

  12. Ashok Hein July 28, 2013 Reply

    Hi folks,

    Another Useful and Customer attractive Modules

  13. Denis Semenov August 28, 2013 Reply

    Opencart Image Manager Extension

    Very useful and comfortable extension that saves a tons of time when handling with product images. Usage is very easy.

  14. Rose August 29, 2013 Reply

    Good tutorial.

    I’ve discovered an excellent module with regard to opencart known as “Opencart Custom T-Shirt Design”.

    “Custom T-Shirt” Module is an open cart module which is used to design or customize T-shirts. By this module customers can design the t-shirt as per their need such as add Text , Number or Logo by different Color, Font Size, Alignment and many more.

  15. Deepa September 6, 2013 Reply

    Pinterest Rich-pin is a good feature to increased sales. Here is a good OpenCart Pinterest Rich Pin Extension to make your site Rich Pin enabled

  16. David January 2, 2014 Reply
    An alternative to Google Analytics….. I find this a bold attempt by one of the OpenCart Extension Developers. Something like this says a lot about vibrant support to OpenCart by developer community
    BTW: I have not tried this Opencart Analytics Extension

  17. David Sanchez Plaza January 26, 2014 Reply

    Hello! Very interesting, i already downloaded some of the extensions here explained. I developed two modules, one free and other payed. The free one has already 100+ downloads, is for asking users to put their birthday on registration, and can be interesting to be added to this list, i will appreciate.

    The other extension is an automatic email sender for users
    birthday tottally customizable!

    Thanks for the blog

  18. Vikas February 11, 2014 Reply

    Try for amazing free and premium opencart plugins.

  19. Li su March 20, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for the sharing.

    The default filter of OpenCart module just combine the products linked to the filters. It’s not really useful for customers to filter the products.

    I use a advanced products filters module for my store. Even though you need to pay $15 for this module, it may be useful to boost your online sales too because it’s easy for your customers to find the needed products in your store.

  20. Lampsirer April 16, 2014 Reply

    Good extensions. I will try them for my live store. Thanks for it.

    I recommend store owner to use an extension – Flying PopupCart & Dropped-Down Cart Dialog. With this module, When the user click the add to cart button, a loading mask will be shown over the button to represent the action is performed by the system. Then, the product image will fly into the top popup-cart. Finally, the product is added into the shopping cart automatically.

    You could test it in my live store > The developer do some customization for my store.

    It maybe useful for your store too. You could find this module at

  21. LuvMe April 22, 2014 Reply

    Good article.

    I would like to share a useful opencart module in here.

    I use an advanced products filters module for my store > .

    It really help my customers focus in on what they are looking for which will create more sales.

    The mod worked out of the box with the default theme and only needed some minor tweaks to work with my custom theme which the developer did for me immediately. i like that it builds upon the framework of oc.

    Several features i like:

    1. With a price range filter.

    2. Filters in each group is linked.

    3. No need to select the filters for categories. With this module, you just select Filters for your Products only and the Filters will automatically show in all the Categories those Products are in.

    4. List the linked filters in the products grid of administrator panel.

    5. Ability to hide the product count and the disabled product in the module admin panel.

    It should be useful to boost your online sales too. I recommend you to try it. You could find it at:

  22. Deepak May 5, 2014 Reply

    Also, another important feature which Opencart lacks is integrated emailing/Messaging system. Found one of the finest extensions to compensate this at

    It allows send emails to customers fr om admin and vice-a-versa.

  23. Yarik May 11, 2014 Reply

    Something that OpenCart really lacks is a good filter by attributes. I don’t know why they haven’t made it, so I’d add this lovely extension to your list of must have stuff: It’s a really nice filter.

  24. Michael Carrick May 19, 2014 Reply


    This is a great article. I am a developer myself and I would recommend LessEngine Compiler by iSenseLabs. Its free and makes it super easy to develop using LESS. You can get it on although I saw they have it on their website as well:

  25. ocaddons May 27, 2014 Reply

    An elegant cross sell products module for opencart users.

    Cross-selling is the art of getting a customer to buy something else along with the product they’ve already chosen. This cross sell module will be useful to boost your online sales.

  26. Jeniffer maben June 2, 2014 Reply

    Nice list of Opencart extension, I also like to introduce eAssistance Pro live chat module for Opencart. It is a well designed and user friendly live chat software. To get more software information visit

  27. Deepak June 2, 2014 Reply

    One of the module worth mentioning would be messaging system ( for opencart stores. This is an email inbox with conversation style emails. Something every important Opecart was lacking. I have used this module and found very very useful. You can find it at

  28. isenselabs June 30, 2014 Reply

    Another mighty good module that is an absolute must and helps you recover sales- AbandonedCarts

    AbandonedCart allows you to review your customer’s abandoned checkouts, send an automatic or manual email with a link to their cart and/or provide a discount hook:

  29. paulsimmons October 21, 2014 Reply

    Thank you for sharing well thought list. I would like to share few more extensions developed by me and my team,

  30. Prashant Telang October 25, 2014 Reply

    Enabled Opencart shop visitors to instantly share the product info through whatsapp chat client

  31. Bhavik December 6, 2014 Reply

    Hi Sig, Great list of good extensions, thanks for sharing!

    I would like to add few more to it for Low Stock Alert for admin.

    Custom Coupons for getting repeat business

  32. Radi Penchev January 31, 2015 Reply

    Complete solution for companies dealing with car rental. Rent a car system for OpenCart:

    Demo: demo/demo

  33. Prashant Telang March 13, 2015 Reply

    Allowing a user to save basket for later purchase is an extremely useful feature for both user and store owner.

  34. kevin peter March 24, 2015 Reply

    I Purchased a VPS with Opencart Installed from gkwebhosting company
    They also customize Header and footer of opencart along with installation for just $3 Monthly

  35. Kim April 23, 2015 Reply

    If you have fraud issues, you can install this free extension.

  36. Guy October 13, 2015 Reply

    nice list. Any updates for opencart 2.x compatible extensions?

    I would recommend my own extension to the list
    A useful crm tool, integrated to opencart

  37. Ashish October 30, 2015 Reply

    Lots of useful OpenCart extensions worth looking at are listed here

    Ensure that no core files are overwritten so there won’t be any issue when you upgrade the OpenCart version.

  38. Andy December 7, 2015 Reply

    The list of useful extensions cannot be full without a good product filter which is not available in OpenCart ourt of box. This one called Brainy Filter is definitely the best. BTW, it includes filter by category mentioned in the article

  39. johnalfie82 July 13, 2016 Reply

    this is good article for opencart extensions.
    i have a opencart t-shirt designing tool which designs the t-shirt and its a responsive tool. for more info check

  40. Naila October 15, 2016 Reply
  41. Sally Charles November 19, 2016 Reply

    I am new to Open Cart and had no idea of it’s potential. Starting to understand a little more thanks to you.

  42. Johny peter January 3, 2017 Reply

    Thats awesome ! Thanks a lot for useful extensions.

  43. Ume Kalsoom February 19, 2017 Reply

    You can find there lots of free opencart module/extensions.

  44. venkat March 18, 2017 Reply

    Mobile apps are very much needed for better sales conversion. That is missed from the list.

    Opencart native apps can be found at here

  45. Anil Gautam March 31, 2017 Reply

    Hey, I am an opencart developer, want to build a product , Can you please tell me what should is the most important plugin I should build?