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OsCommerce vs CRE Loaded

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In this article we will list the most important pros and cons of osCommerce and CRE Loaded Standard. Hopefully, this will help you in your choice of a free shopping cart application.

 

pros:

- very easy to use;

- the standard installation includes a lot of extra modules;

- well-organized admin area;

- better templates and template management;

- easy to upgrade;

cons:

- some of the default modules are rarely used;

- on the other hand, some useful modules are part of the paid CRE Loaded package;

 

pros:

- easy installation;

- a lot of additional contributions which greatly expand the application's functionality;

- sufficient documentation and forum support;

 cons:

- the installation of most contributions requires changes in the application's code and this may lead to problems;

- new versions and upgrades are released very rarely;

- older versions do not work properly with MySQL 5;

- the installation of a new template is actually a complete new osCommerce installation;

- upgrading osCommerce is not an easy task;

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