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by qahar » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:01 am
Hopefully this can help anyone who wants to learn the OC and need "documentation cheatsheet". I have made a similar thread in Indonesian forum, and I think it would be useful to make it here as well. All links are collected should be able to function for Oc 1.4.8.x and 1.4.9.x (or at least it may inspire you).

First : Make sure you read Official Documentation, it best tutorial to understand OC basic.
Second : Forum Etiquette and Common Sense

# Commercial
# Free
# it means already added on 1.4.9.x
(No changes should be needed for most third party Extensions. Most extensions that worked for 1.4.8/1.4.8b should work for 1.4.9 without change.)

CSRF Exploit fix for 1.4.8, 1.4.9, and

A. Basic Tutorial
1. OpenCart v1.x Framework Explanation
2. How is the OpenCart framework structured?
3. "How To" Videos for OpenCart
4. Videos: Filecopy For Dummies
5. Upgrading Templates from 1.4.7 -> 1.4.8
6. GeoZones for Dummies
7. MultiStore on Localhost
8. How To Speed Up Page Content
9. 404 "Page Not Found"
10. Understanding Product Tags
11. Remove All Demo Data
12. Install Opencart: 4-step guide (Cpanel users)
13. Backup Database Using phpMyAdmin
14. How to create/duplicate a module?
15. After Install - What steps to Secure

- Administrator Password Reset tool
- Basic SEO to kick-start your Online Store

B. Related to Registration and Customer
1. Send Alert Email to Admin when a new user has registered
2. Add birthdate on registration form
3. Add postcode mandatory when registering #
4. Remove address & phone from contact form
5. Login sidebox module #
6. On Screen / Virtual Keyboard at Login
7. Welcome message / customer name in header
8. Customer revisits report (admin) #
9. Use {NAME}, {EMAIL} in Sales => Mail

C. Related to Product, Category and Cart
1. Displaying something other than $0 if no price is given
2. Product discount based on buy quantity
3. Hide add to cart if price is 0 or negative
4. Searching on product description by default
5. Limit items shown in CART module
6. Each Product Different Template
7. Sort products in category by latest
8. Hide add to cart button for items not in stock
9. Short Product description on latest_home (frontpage)
10. Add product weight on product detail (note: google translated, i can't find better than this for now. see cevarief post.)
11. Change curency text into Icon
12. Latest Prod use date_available / date_modified instead of date_added
13. All Products with Products per Page Filter #
14. Display cart total (items & price) in header
15. Showcase product #
16. Image Zoom on product detail #
17. Layered navigation #
18. Product extra fields #
19.Related Video for Products - OC 1.4.8b #
20. A way to exclude one or more categories from the columns
21. Show Random products on the Home Page
22. Add Product Options to Categories
23. One left quantity module #
24. Delivery Date #
25. Add timestamp to order history 1.4.8b
26. How to show category images on home page
27. Set certain category as homepage

- May be can help you build Price Range module

D. Related to Payment and Shipping
1. Add payment comments in email
2. Automatically choose guest checkout option
3. Use DHL tracing in OC 1.4.8
4. Minimum product order #
5. Enter HTML codes in the bank names

E. Related to Theme Customisation (Frontend Design)
1. Fade Effect for Product Tab
2. Scrollable Image Product (demo)
3. Use Fancybox instead of Thickbox
4. Add 3 additional module after latest home: Here and Here
5. Build any html based module: Yahoo PingBox - (download) #
6. Check if current is a product or category page
7. Sitename, category, product etc in Title
8. Custom selected state colour on main menu
9. jQuery vertical tab slider
10. Pagepeel effect css & jQuery
11. Accordion category: Here and Here
12. Cart module hider #
13. Sidebar slideshow #
14. Homepage Slideshow # #
15. Transparent product image background #
16. Sleek Slide Show for OpenCart Stores
17. CSS Dropdown Category at Header Menu
18. Add Information links in footer
19. Color Single Category Text
20. Change store home to be a category page
21. RTL language auto change stylesheet
22. Changing stylesheet depending on URL address
23. How to place information module into header
24. Change header image when language changes
25. jQuery scroll go to top
26. How to make different empty info and error page not found

F. Related to Feed, SEO and Social Network
1. how to SEO the index.php?route=common/home
2. Facebook Product share
3. Facebook Like Button
4. Work with Google Base product feed and RSS
5. Handling 404 page with .htaccess
6. Google base Improved #
7. Tell a friend module #
8. MailChimp OpenCart Module #

G. Related to Anything that Uncategorized Above
1. Adding Informations Links to footer
2. Information Pages - subpages, hide & sort #
3. Homepage additional module (like welcome message) # Commercial version #
4. Polling Module #
5. Calender Module #
6. Frequently Asked Questions Page #
7. News Page #
8. Image Gallery #
9. Google Analytic Report Pro #
10. Batch Upload Image from Zip File #
11. Visitor module, TinyMCE for admin, Module to embedd Piwik, Livezilla module: here #
12. Advanced Search in 1.4.8b #
13. Google Analystics Ecommerce Tracking
14. Hide Admin Menu Items #
15. Description field not showing up in admin panel

H. Only for 1.4.9
1. How to hide some information list

Trick how to spesific search on forum:
1. Go to Board index or any Forum you felt it will related.
2. Click the search link
3. Use: "what you search" "version" "month" "year"
4. Example:
- 404 1.4.8 Jun 2010
- "jquery effect" 2010
- release jul 2010
- "product price" jul 2010
5. Keep smile, keep search and if you don't found it, then ask it. ;)

I would be very happy if you are willing to give suggest and advice, which tutorial should I put or remove here. Or help me to categorize the link. Thank You.


Note: I have not been practicing all the tutorial above. If you have any questions, please ask to the related thread.
by JAY6390 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:05 am
Very nice list! :) Bookmarked

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Better Product SEO URL's - Perfectly structured product links
SEO URL's Route Editor PRO - Make ANY url on your site have clean keywords - even third party extensions (remove index.php)

by qahar » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:22 am
JAY6390 wrote: Very nice list! :) Bookmarked

Thank you.. ;D
You must be post this when i write the Search Trick
by qahar » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:21 am
new link added and reorganized link..
by i2Paq » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:29 pm
Made sticky!

Now it is up to you to keep it updated ;D
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by qahar » Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:29 pm
i2Paq wrote: Made sticky!

Thank you..
i2Paq wrote: Now it is up to you to keep it updated ;D

lol :P
by bebaspromo » Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:42 pm
nice works, bro ... keep spend your time to updated these link ;)
by loring » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:56 pm
It's very useful...thank you for sharing... O0
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by Moggin » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:22 am
This is a great idea, and a brave undertaking, qahar. :)
Can I add one for newbies ..
Install Opencart: 4-step guide (Cpanel users) ... not much, proud of it anyway, lol

Another useful one for newbies:
Backup and Restore using phpMyAdmin

PS your search tip is very neat - I never thought to add the date to the search terms.
by qahar » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:11 am
Moggin wrote: This is a great idea, and a brave undertaking, qahar. :)
PS your search tip is very neat - I never thought to add the date to the search terms.

Thank, i've been added your suggest.
I use month and year on search term to assuming the 1.4.8/b related extensions on forum. ;)
by dramony » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:10 pm
How about adding this also:

Support Transparent Image Backgrounds
by Chrissy Poo » Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:45 am
I think these are missing:

Random products on Homepage:

Sleek Slideshow for Homepage:
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by qahar » Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:36 am
@dramony @chrissy Poo

Thanks, i've been added your suggest
by flairtek » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:54 pm
Thanks A LOT Qahar
by katapult » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:08 am
Great work! Thanks ! I have one more question - How to make - Region / State: - optional , when customer is registering? I think I have to change something in /catalog/view/theme/default/template/account/create.tpl but what and how ? Thanks in advance for your answer.
by qahar » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:11 am
katapult wrote: Great work! Thanks ! I have one more question - How to make - Region / State: - optional , when customer is registering? I think I have to change something in /catalog/view/theme/default/template/account/create.tpl but what and how ? Thanks in advance for your answer.

Thank to apreciate it, and may be you can ask your question by make new thread.
I've been search to find the similiar thread but not found it.
My suggest is you reverse the how to make post code mandatory tutorial ;D
by kedgetech » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:17 am
Nice Job. This is definetly made to my frequent oc visit list :)
by David_Fraiser » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:32 pm
Thank you for this, you rock!
by mastinpe » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:12 pm

Many thanks. Just what I needed to get started with OpenCart versus other MVC-whatever-little functions-you-add-to-make-it-different php frameworks. Excellent work that compliments an excellent shopping cart!


by Markal » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:31 am
Thank you so much for this! Nice work! :joker:
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