This article details the Reviews.io installation procedure for Opencart <=1.5 and Opencart >=2.0.

Both have differing installation methods. Choose which platform you are using and you'll be directed to the correct part of the article.

  • Opencart <=1.5 Installation Guide
  • Opencart >=2.0 Installation Guide

Note:

To use the Opencart Reviews plugin, you'll need to sign up to an account at Reviews.io

Installation of Opencart Reviews Plugin

Important:

Our OpenCart extension requires VQMod. If you don't already have VQMod please follow the instructions at: https://code.google.com/p/vqmod/wiki/Install_OpenCart

If you're using custom templates in OpenCart then custom modifications to the plugin will be required.

Opencart <= 1.5 Reviews Integration

Note:

Tested on OpenCart 1.5.6.3

Opencart >= 2.0 Reviews Integration

Note:

Tested on OpenCart 2.0.3.1

Post-Installation Procedure

  • In OpenCart, navigate to Options
  • Set Allow Reviews to No
  • Set Allow Guest Reviews to No

This step is important as it will disable OpenCart's default review system.

OpenCart Automated Review Collection

After you have installed Reviews.io into your OpenCart eCommerce site, you'll need to check that the Automated Review Invitation Emails are being sent.

  • In OpenCart, navigate to System >> Settings >> Orders >> Order History
  • Filter Order Status to Complete
  • In Reviews.io, navigate to Invitation >> Review Invitations History
  • Compare orders between systems to ensure the orders in Reviews.io's Review Invitation History correspond to OpenCart Complete orders.
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