Post by designbuyers » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:02 am

Can I install Themes and switch between them from Admin ?

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Post by Xsecrets » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:07 am

yes

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Post by designbuyers » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:11 am

I think not all templates possible for it, as it replace the core

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Post by SapporoGuy » Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:52 am

Yes, but not as in easy switching since some templates change many things.

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Post by Johnathan » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:17 am

If the templates are properly designed, they should NOT be replacing parts of the core, and they should be styled so that they can be switched between without any problems. If they do replace parts of the core, it's more of a template + extra modifications than strictly a template.

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Post by Xsecrets » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:20 am

well only if the templates were designed improperly. A template should never touch the core files. Just means the person that wrote the template did a crappy job. Algozone is the worst for that they change all kinds of stuff for no reason whatsoever. As a matter of fact I've seen in at least two instances where their templates changed the SEO files and broke them so that they didn't work and if you put the default ones back it fixed everything, so they just decided to change a file they had no business touching and instead of adding functionality or fixing something that was broke they simply broke it so that you have to put the original back to restore functionality.

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Post by designbuyers » Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:24 am

Yes, I agree with you, also Extensions should not touch core files, as you know we do update the core files so it will be removed with the update..

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Post by Xsecrets » Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:10 am

designbuyers wrote:Yes, I agree with you, also Extensions should not touch core files, as you know we do update the core files so it will be removed with the update..
well unfortunately at this point in time extensions wouldn't be able to do very much if they didn't touch core files, so I don't see that changing in the near future.

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Post by designbuyers » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:30 pm

Ok, what about Opencart Update ?

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Post by SapporoGuy » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:33 pm

As in 1.5?
Go check out the progress towards 1.5 thread ... :)

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Post by Xsecrets » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:05 pm

well 1.5 update is going to break pretty much everything anyways. Even a properly designed theme is going to break for 1.5.

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