Essential Opencart tools to learn before posting
Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:27 pm
Followed is a link where essential Opencart tools needs to be learned before posting a new topic: viewtopic.php?f=183&t=156866&p=611059#p611059
New forum and Opencart users, most of the time, may not be familiar with the most important and well-known tools to either troubleshoot or to tweak their subjects they're posting about. This topic will help them with their abilities to learn the most important tools that are being used world-wide.
For more information, please visit the Opencart documentation at: http://docs.opencart.com or visit the docs folder of the original ZIP file located in the downloads page of Opencart website.
How to use SEO Product Fields
Followed are detailed instructions on how to use the product fields: http://forum.opencart.com/viewtopic.php ... 03#p632769
How to become an Opencart Guru
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1347 ... ncart-guru
A very useful tool to consider when troubleshoot any encountered error messages either from the browser or on the system/logs/error.txt or system/storage/logs/error.txt file (Opencart v22.214.171.124 and above) is by using the: admin - > systems - > tools - > error logs page and to see if there are any recent error messages, based on the date and time period related with the route name (e.g: catalog/product) or by the PHP filename at the end of the path.
In order to activate those logs, simply go to the admin - > systems - > settings - > edit store - > server tab. If the store is running live, it would not be suggested to enable the "Display Errors" option but the one below; to store the errors on file.
Error Logs - Alternative Ways of Access
If, for any reasons, the admin access can no longer be accessed, on the FTP or cPanel / File Manager's console, go to the system/logs/error.txt or system/storage/logs/error.txt file and see the recent error messages. If no detailed information relates to the problem that needs to be reported on the forum, one last step would be to look into the host console: Errors or Error Logs icon.
Note: It might be possible a trace error might be revealed on the server logs compared to the Opencart error logs. It is possible that error events may not be captured in Opencart on certain occasion since it is based on the type of error event Opencart may not be able to track in. It would then be suggested to view the server logs from your host console to ensure that either Opencart and the server logs either did or did not track the reported issue.
Followed are the step-by-step guide multiple ways on how to track error logs with Plesk: http://auto.support.vamtam.com/support/ ... find-them- .
Followed is the Error Logs icon location to notice in the cPanel console:
Creating A Topic For Different Reasons Than The Above Steps
Before creating a new topic, it would be suggested to be self-aware regarding these procedures: viewforum.php?f=176 . In addition, always provide the Opencart version on the first post of each topics and a [Solved] at the beginning of your post subject title once the reported case has been solved. This will result faster response on the issue that needs to be reported on the forum. The easiest location to find the Opencart version would be at the footer page of the administrative-end of Opencart:
or into your root index.php file:
which the 2.x.x.x would be replaced by the actual installed version in real case.
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GitHub / Opencart documentation (on-going)
Additional and more advanced documented Opencart subjects can be found here: https://github.com/opencart/opencart/wi ... s)-2.2.x.x
Opencart v126.96.36.199 and above
A new infrastructure has been released for Opencart regarding the ways to build new modules and to maintain them. Followed is a documentation that will provide full details on how to proceed nowadays: http://forum.opencart.com/viewtopic.php?f=183&t=165958