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Install OpenCart on Linux VPS Hosting
Written by on May 21, 2016, No Comments
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OpenCart is a widely-used e-commerce software by leading brands and businesses worldwide. An e-shop is expected to have a lot of visitors and it needs to be secure – so Linux VPS hosting for your OpenCart website is a perfect choice. Before we begin the tutorial, you need to know […]

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How to Change OpenCart Timezone
Written by on March 20, 2016, 2 Comments
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OpenCart used globally and operated from different timezone based on site owner place. In most case, OpenCart site run in UTC timezone. This affecting all aspect depend on the time configuration, from product comment, special price to order history. This is not issue if you can accept the time difference; […]

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How to use Shortcodes in OpenCart
Written by on May 11, 2015, No Comments
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Shortcodes, popularized by WordPress, is a technique which makes it easy to insert dynamic content into your page. It help you generate product url alias, add video or even load a modules in your content with a pieces of code. It’s an easy task for us to add products link […]

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Step-by-step OpenCart Migration to a New Server
Written by on April 16, 2014, No Comments
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OpenCart is one of the simplest and loveliest e-commerce platforms. In this blogpost we want to showcase a detailed step-by-step guide of the necessary steps you need to take in order to migrate your OpenCart store to a new server. Setting up our station Before we begin with our guide, […]

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Getting Started with OpenCart Part 1: System Settings
Written by on December 30, 2013, 4 Comments
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Welcome to the first installment of Getting Started with OpenCart! This series assumes that the reader has completed installing a fresh OpenCart store. We will provide a thorough guide for successfully setting up your first OpenCart store so that it is fully operational. If you are new to OpenCart, we […]

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Custom 404 Not Found Page
Written by on September 24, 2013, 6 Comments
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OpenCart use the same template for 404 Not Found and the “empty” notification, it’s not_found.tpl. For OpenCart 1.5.6, this “not found” template is called from 10 controllers. The real not found with 404 return header is only from error/not_found controller. Other controller use it to show “no products in category”, […]

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Fix OpenCart CKEditor Missing Button
Written by on September 7, 2013, 7 Comments
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If you use OpenCart v1.5.5 or v1.5.6 you might have noticed that in the admin editor (for product description, category description, information pages content and so on) there are missing some essential buttons. It’s because start from v1.5.5 OpenCart has updated the html editor it uses (CKEditor) to its latest […]

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How to Hide All Shipping Methods When “Free Shipping” is Active
Written by on June 19, 2013, 18 Comments
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Have you always wanted to hide all other shipping methods when “Free Shipping” is active, so it’s the only shipping choice that appears? You can do so with two simple code edits, as detailed below. In OpenCart versions 1.5.2 – 1.5.5, perform these core file modifications: IN BOTH: BEFORE: ADD: […]

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How to Use Weight Based Shipping For Multiple Flat Rates
Written by on May 13, 2013, 27 Comments
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Do you want a second (or third, or fourth) flat rate for your site’s shipping? OpenCart doesn’t include a shipping method that allows for multiple flat rates by default, but you can easily set up multiple flat shipping options using the built-in Weight Based Shipping extension. 1. In System > […]

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Page Cache – Benefits and How to
Written by on May 2, 2013, 22 Comments
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What is page caching? How can I improve my website’s loading speed? That would usually be the question that brought you here. In this quick tutorial, we will explain what is page caching and how we can achieve it using PHP. However, for this tutorial, we will not be providing […]

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