OpenCart Framework

OpenCart is an online store management system built using PHP programming language and MySql database. It is a framework and system with many basic shopping store functionalities already integrated

OpenCart is free open source e-commerce platform for online merchants. OpenCart provides a professional and reliable foundation from which to build a successful online store. This foundation appeals to a wide variety of users; ranging from seasoned web developers looking for a user-friendly interface to use, to shop owners just launching their business online for the first time. OpenCart has an extensive amount of features that gives you a strong hold over the customization of your store. With OpenCart’s tools, you can help your online shop live up to its fullest potential.

Documentation

This guide serves as a resource to users needing direction in navigating the OpenCart interface. We detail the aspects involved with setting up your store: complete with keeping it up to date to the latest version, meeting the technical requirements, accessing the admin panel, and uninstallation. The User Guide covers the essentials tools used for managing your store front through the administration side. We will walk you through the important sections of the administration interface: Catalog, Extensions, Sales, Systems, and Reports. In this area we will cover which part of your store front each section is responsible for, and how you can modify them in the administration side to meet your store’s needs. Important store procedures, such as adding products to your store, keeping track of sales, managing customers, changing layouts, adding extensions, and more is explained in this guide.

Updating OpenCart

OpenCart is periodically updated with new versions of itself. It is a good idea to update your store with each new version released to take advantage of bug fixes and new features. It may seem like a hassle to update the shop every time a new version comes out, but it is worth the effort in the long run. There are ways to avoid the pain of upgrades, such as using quality themes and modules that do not modify your OpenCart core, or using vQmod.

When you are finished reading this guide, you will be comfortable with using the OpenCart interface to set up your online shop and maintain it over time

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