OpenCart 3 Documentation

Introduction

Congratulations on your purchase of an OpenCart template! This documentation consists of several parts and describes the installation, creation and setting up an OpenCart website process.
We did our best to make this manual information to be presented in a simple, straightforward manner. For ease of reference, the text the manual provides has been restructured in different chapters, you can see in the left-side menu. You are able to navigate to any part of the documentation using the active content headers' links.
We recommend that you start reading the documentation at the first section.

What is OpenCart?

OpenCart — is an Open Source e-commerce application. OpenCart provides easy customization of your online store. OpenCart community includes a number of users starting from the experienced web developers looking for the user-friendly interface, ending with shopkeepers that start their online business for the first time. OpenCart provides a great amount of features that allow you to control your store. Using OpenCart tools you can easily uncover the store potential. Go here for More details.

Usually there is vast of different settings that available with a new Template, and because this is an open source software, it isn't always the same for each developer. Make sure to read through this documentation available for the Template that you are installing so that you know what features are available for you.

Template structure

The theme package you have downloaded consists of several folders. Let's see what each folder contains:
  • Documentation
    includes detailed guidance on the engine and template installation;
    • documentation.html
      this is the main documentation file you are reading at the moment;
  • Screenshots
    contains template screenshots;
  • ThemeXXX
    contains the following folders/files:
    • themeXXX(full).zip
      includes an OpenCart engine archive, a template file and the sample data files (all files required for the complete installation);
    • themeXXX(update).zip
      template archive without sample data files (for the installation over existing store);
    • themeXXX(extensions).zip
      archive with the xml-files;
  • info.txt
    contains instructions on how to extract source files;
  • sources_XXXXXXXX.zip
    archive with the source files. It includes the following folders/files:
    • psd
      Adobe Photoshop source files (.psd);
    • SCSS
      source files with the template CSS styles created with the help of SCSS.