Post by konsash » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:45 am

Good day. I want to start an Opencart store.

The goal is - as fewer extensions as possible such that I could upgrade OC to newer versions in the future.

Here is a list of what I would like to add to default Opencart setup:

1. Theme - I want to keep original theme. BUT I need to change the colour from default blue to green. How can I do that? Which part of code is responsible for that?
2. One page check out plugin. I found AJAX. are there any alternatives? I also heard there is a plugin called Simple but was unable to find it
3. remove php.index from main page. It is only possible by using plugins?
4. Payment gateway - (I have it ready to use made by my bank)
5. Language - how can I make translate opencart and make a plugin?
6. Are there any other plugins I should look into? I mean only essential and really important ones. Can you suggest?

Can someone help with questions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 ?

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Post by paulfeakins » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:56 pm

konsash wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:45 am
The goal is - as fewer extensions as possible such that I could upgrade OC to newer versions in the future.
Good goal.

konsash wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:45 am
1. Theme - I want to keep original theme. BUT I need to change the colour from default blue to green. How can I do that? Which part of code is responsible for that?
http://screenshots.antropy.co.uk/86b143 ... c56295.jpg

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Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:45 am
2. One page check out plugin. I found AJAX. are there any alternatives? I also heard there is a plugin called Simple but was unable to find it
AJAX is a technology not an extension so if you want to ask about a specific extension you'll have to link to it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajax_(programming).

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Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:45 am
3. remove php.index from main page. It is only possible by using plugins?
https://www.antropy.co.uk/blog/one-quic ... home-page/

konsash wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:45 am
4. Payment gateway - (I have it ready to use made by my bank)
What's the question?

konsash wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:45 am
5. Language - how can I make translate opencart and make a plugin?
https://www.opencart.com/index.php?rout ... log_id=227

konsash wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:45 am
6. Are there any other plugins I should look into? I mean only essential and really important ones. Can you suggest?
If your store is big and busy you'll need this https://isenselabs.com/products/view/ni ... -framework

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Post by konsash » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:18 am

Thank you paulfeakins for very short and helpful replies.

still have some questions. would really appreciate if someone could devote a little of time to answer them. thank you very much

1. Theme

Yes, I found that part of code.

- what css:194 is responsible for?
- #229ac8 - is that blue colour under categories?
- how to change grey background (under currency switch) to white ?
- how to change Your Store text to image? I was only able to change text
- 123456789 My Account Wish List (0) Shopping Cart Checkout - How to remove or change sequence of these buttons?
- is that possible to remove or disable Brands, Returns, Add to Wish List, Site Map, Newsletter, Affiliate Program features from Opencart?
- how to change fonts?
- Featured items are set manually?
- categories (Desktops, Laptops & Notebooks ... MP3 Players <blank space>) use only part of space available on that blue background line. how to change sequence of these categories and make them fill all the width available?
- Will all these changes remain once I update to new OC version?

2. Any page single page check out plugins for OC 3.x? And will such plugins for 2.x work for 3.x?

3. Remove - index.php. (https://www.antropy.co.uk/blog/one-quic ... home-page/)
- Why editing the controller is better? It doesnt mention
- Will that affect updating OC to new versions in the future?
- If I change it via theme modification, what will be affected?
- And why dont OC developers remove this index.php from default OC ?

5. Translations - when new OC version is rolled out, should I make entirely new translation? How to edit existing one?

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Post by paulfeakins » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:56 pm

konsash wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:18 am
- what css:194 is responsible for?
I cannot tell you line by line what CSS does, you must learn CSS or pay a developer.


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Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:18 am
2. Any page single page check out plugins for OC 3.x? And will such plugins for 2.x work for 3.x?
They will only work for 2.x and 3.x if it says so in the extension description. You should find one that has a lot of sales and a lot of 5 star ratings.


konsash wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:18 am
- Why editing the controller is better? It doesnt mention
Because in programming it's best to change things in one place only. In the controller, variables are set once and then potentially used multiple times in views.


konsash wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:18 am
- Will that affect updating OC to new versions in the future?
You'll probably have to do it again unless you use a vQmod.


konsash wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:18 am
- And why dont OC developers remove this index.php from default OC ?
I think they should really but they are very busy.


konsash wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:18 am
5. Translations - when new OC version is rolled out, should I make entirely new translation?
I cannot tell you what future versions will do, I do not have a crystal ball ;)

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