If You want to find modules, which will be as compatible with the version of the online store, and also pay attention to the quality of the code, then we offer to view: change mysqli connection charset, this solution was specifically designed for stores, working on the platform OpenCart, with the support of our company from every store that works on CMS Brocart.
When you download a free extension, we do not give 100% guarantee that it will work in your store, please be careful about the installation instructions!
Please note that this is only for the connection between OpenCart and the Database. You have to manually change the character set (collation) of the desired tables to utf8mb4
Important!!!! Before you attempt to upload the xml file please make sure that your MySQL supports utf8mb4 character set!! Test the modification first on a Stage/TEST environment!!!!
Tested for OpenCart 2.3.x and for OpenCart 3.0.2
TAKE A DATABASE BACK UP BEFORE UPLOADING THE VQMOD!!