Well, the first and most important feature of the Shopunity is installing new modules with a click of a button. Installation was always an issue for OpenCart users. Let's face it - no one likes FTPs and Zip files. Even developers enjoy "npm" and "composer". But before we can do an install, lets learn the ground rules.
What is the ground rules of Shopunity installation process?
The main principles of Shopunity installation:
No files should be overwritten unless they are updated by a new version.
No core files should every be altered directly.
Modifications to core files should be made via Events, if not possible - via Ocmod, if not possible - via Vqmod (less likely)
All uploaded files should be specified in the extension.json
These are the ground rules of Shopunity installation process. The whole Shopunity system is built on top of them and it is simply impossible to avoid them. The module will not pass the system validation.
How to install the Shopunity Module?
To install any extension via Shopunity you need to have a Shopunity extension installed on your OpenCart shop. Shopunity is only available for Opencart 2 and above. This is the only part where you will need FTP and a Zip file.