Author Archives: Craig

Before you buy an eCommerce template check out the Product pages

I’ve been designing a few eCommerce templates based on OpenCart recently and have been thinking a lot about what to get right. A lot of sites that offer templates for eCommerce sites have lovely Home pages with wonderful graphics and … Continue reading

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How to exclude some categories when listing categories in the header in OpenCart

In trying to introduce a bit more flexibility into OpenCart I’ve realised that category pages are great for special promotions or themed pages in OpenCart. However, you may not want these promotional pages or themed pages to show up in … Continue reading

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How to put the Category module in the footer in OpenCart without editing the source code

I’ve been busy setting up a shop recently, but I’ve now started developing themes for OpenCart again. I’ve sorted out the problems with my post on how to add the Information module in the footer in OpenCart and have applied … Continue reading

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How to put the Information module in the footer in OpenCart without editing the source code

Not being a programmer, it’s taken me a while, but I’ve started to work out how OpenCart works. So when I decided I wanted to try and put the Information details in the footer without editing any source code it … Continue reading

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How to highlight the current category in the header in OpenCart

If you use categories in the header in OpenCart as navigation, it helps with usability to highlight the parent, or top-level category of the page your user is on. Here’s how to list categories and highlight the parent category without … Continue reading

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How to list all categories and sub-categories in the header in OpenCart

In an earlier post I detailed how to list categories in the header in OpenCart without changing any of the source files. I’ve now extended the script to list sub-categories.

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Better search in OpenCart – search product descriptions by default

By default, the search function in OpenCart is pretty limited and only searches product names. In Advanced Search there is an option to Search in product descriptions. Here’s how to make OpenCart search in product descriptions, and in all categories, … Continue reading

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How to list categories in the header in OpenCart

I’m working on a one column layout theme for OpenCart. This of course means that there are no sidebars at the left or right hand side so, as well as putting the cart in the header area, I needed to … Continue reading

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How to add an AJAX cart in the header in OpenCart

I’ve started working on some templates for OpenCart.  Some of these require having a cart in the header area rather than in the left or right column. In this post I’ll tell you, step-by-step, how to do it in, what … Continue reading

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