Post by chips » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:53 pm

Hi Folks,

Just finished this new store with OC 1.5.0.5. Great piece of software. Really easy to get it set up and customised, although I do need to spend some time optimising the markup and css.

Comments good or bad appreciated ::)

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Post by OrBeX » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:17 am

Very nice site and compliments on the gfx :)
But is there any particular reason not to use the SEO-links ?
This would greatly improve scoring in searchengines, in my opinion...

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Post by chips » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:24 am

It's all ready to go, I just haven't got around to entering the SEO keywords yet :)

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Post by chips » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:25 am

And now I've broken it ???

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Post by OrBeX » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:41 am

Did you remember to setup your .htaccess file ?

Here's the 1 I'm using:
(Please note lines 7,9 and 10)

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# 1.To use URL Alias you need to be running apache with mod_rewrite enabled. 

# 2. In your opencart directory rename htaccess.txt to .htaccess.

# For any support issues please visit: http://www.opencart.com

# Options +FollowSymlinks

# Prevent Directoy listing 
# Options -Indexes

# Prevent Direct Access to files
<FilesMatch "\.(tpl|ini|log)">
 Order deny,allow
 Deny from all
</FilesMatch>

# SEO URL Settings
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)\?*$ index.php?_route_=$1 [L,QSA]

### Additional Settings that may need to be enabled for some servers 
### Uncomment the commands by removing the # sign in front of it.
### If you get an "Internal Server Error 500" after enabling any of the following settings, restore the # as this means your host doesn't allow that.

# 1. If your cart only allows you to add one item at a time, it is possible register_globals is on. This may work to disable it:
# php_flag register_globals off

# 2. If your cart has magic quotes enabled, This may work to disable it:
# php_flag magic_quotes_gpc Off

# 3. Set max upload file size. Most hosts will limit this and not allow it to be overridden but you can try
# php_value upload_max_filesize 999M

# 4. set max post size. uncomment this line if you have a lot of product options or are getting errors where forms are not saving all fields
# php_value post_max_size 999M

# 5. set max time script can take. uncomment this line if you have a lot of product options or are getting errors where forms are not saving all fields
# php_value max_execution_time 200

# 6. set max time for input to be recieved. Uncomment this line if you have a lot of product options or are getting errors where forms are not saving all fields
# php_value max_input_time 200

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Post by chips » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:47 am

Yes, but I was updating it and the config files, but now whenever I try to upload anything the file size ends up as 0. Any ideas?

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Post by chips » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:56 am

Fixed, phew. I generated a full site backup earlier which took it over the disc space quota ::)

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Post by maperdel » Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:02 am

Very nice store.I think the theme is great, did you made it?

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Post by chips » Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:04 am

Yes, all my own work except you can still see some elements of the original opencart theme. It has some nice features which were worth keeping.

And I'll definitely be using opencart again. It's brilliant!

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Post by funrider » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:32 am

Very professional and unique theme. Well done!

But have you thought about adding e.g. Contact and Brands (roll-out maybe) option in the header menu?

OpenCart is the best Webshop tool! Congratulations with releasing version 1.5


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Post by chips » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:45 pm

I should probably put a contact link up there. I'll have something for brands when I get more brands :)

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Post by maperdel » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:54 am

You should think about selling your theme, it rocks! I was looking for something like this, but I couldn't find it in the themes stores.

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Post by SamNabz » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:07 am

Great theme/site chips, very well done mate.

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Post by chips » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:16 pm

Thanks very much!

I might think about selling a similar theme but it needs a bit of tidying up first.

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Post by SamNabz » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:27 am

Hi chips,

Sounds like a good idea; did you just customize the default theme?

Also, little hint...

To avoid people seeing the padding of images etc, in your catalog/stylesheet find:

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a, a:visited {
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outline: none;
Doing this will remove the outline that you see when ever you click on a link/the logo etc.

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Post by chips » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:40 pm

SamNabz wrote:Hi chips,

Sounds like a good idea; did you just customize the default theme?

Also, little hint...

To avoid people seeing the padding of images etc, in your catalog/stylesheet find:

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a, a:visited {
and add

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outline: none;
Doing this will remove the outline that you see when ever you click on a link/the logo etc.
Yeah it is a heavily modded version of the default theme as there are some really nice features in it, like the whole checkout process and account management. That will probably stop me from selling it I would have thought.

Nice tip, I'd never heard of that one before, thanks very much!

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Post by TotalWeb » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:07 pm

Cannot get to the tinyurl link as my proxy is blocking it as 'spyware' !!

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Post by SamNabz » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:01 am

EDIT.
Last edited by SamNabz on Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:19 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by TotalWeb » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:23 pm

Thanks Sam, Chips PM's me with the url as well.

Great looking site I must say :) I love the wood affect on the header.

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Post by tophat » Sat May 05, 2012 7:01 am

One of the best designed opencart sites I've come accross so far. Well done.

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