After working on many improvements we are finally ready to release Open eShop 1.6 with some brand new features that you will love!

Open eShop is now up to date with all of the latest SEO best practices so you can get a better position with search engines and product reviews are ready for search engines to detect and add to your snippet.

You can now re-arrange FAQs just like categories and with the new quick category creator you can add as many categories as you want in no time with a brand new look for your admin panel that makes it easier to manage your online digital goods store!

Many more improvements, fixes and changes have been done which you can check here.

How to update?

Really important that you do not execute the automatic update from your OE admin panel since it won’t work! read this instructions carefully.

If you can’t update your site we offer the update service for $50.

1 file update

By following this way you will only have to upload one file to your website through your file manager and that file will process the update for you.

Here are the simple steps you need to follow:

  • Make a backup of all your files and DB (recommended)
  • Enable maintenance mode
  • Download the update file (right click and save as)
  • Open your file manager or FTP software
  • Navigate to public_html (the main directory)
  • Upload the update file there
  • Execute the update file by running in your browser:

Make sure you wait until the file is done executing everything as it could take a couple of minutes. Do not close the window.

Manual update for advanced users only

Please follow the instructions carefully to prevent from getting into any errors.

  1. Make a backup of all your files and DB (recommended)
  2. Log in at your OE admin panel
  3. Activate the default theme if you had a premium theme
  4. Download latest 1.6.0 and extract the files in its folder
  5. Enable maintenance mode
  6. Open your FTP or your website file manager
  7. Delete all files in your website folder except for the following:
    1. robots.txt
    2. /oc/config/auth.php
    3. /oc/config/database.php
    4. .htaccess
    5. /images/
    6. /data/
    7. and /themes/ if you had a custom theme.
  8. Now upload to your folder all files we extracted earlier except for the files we mentioned in the previous step and the “/install” folder
  9. Run in your browser
  10. Ready!



If you are running a version of OE older than 1.4 you will get this message after updating:

Fatal error: Class ‘Database_Mysql’ not found , to fix it follow this short guide.

Then execute at your browser again:


If you accidentally have clicked on update, please follow the manual update instructions.



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