Post by deepusurana » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:55 pm

Hi,
I saw this website today and i must appreciate the design,layout. Its really nice and simple.
Since i havent downloaded the package but i wanted to know something like is there any provision for not to display any price/shipping information/ disable user registration/ no cart.
I am just looking out for a simply company product catalog website.

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Post by kernel-stack » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:46 pm

I've recently started working with OpenCart but could offer some advice.

OpenCart works with templates (.tpl) and modules and is generally very well structured. You could do pretty much just by editing the templates and the stylesheets, I've personally managed to personalize quite a few things. I'm not in need of a cart myself so I'm currently working on disabling all purchasing options. You're definitely going to need some PHP and HTML knowledge to do this, since it requires editing source code in order to achieve your desired result.

For simply showcasing products dynamically (or not) I'm not sure OpenCart is your optimal solution since you'll actually be using a small fragment of it's potential, but if you're not sure (like me) if a fully working shopping system will be needed in the future, then I'd say definitely go with OpenCart.

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Post by deepusurana » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:13 pm

kernel-stack wrote:I've recently started working with OpenCart but could offer some advice.

OpenCart works with templates (.tpl) and modules and is generally very well structured. You could do pretty much just by editing the templates and the stylesheets, I've personally managed to personalize quite a few things. I'm not in need of a cart myself so I'm currently working on disabling all purchasing options. You're definitely going to need some PHP and HTML knowledge to do this, since it requires editing source code in order to achieve your desired result.

For simply showcasing products dynamically (or not) I'm not sure OpenCart is your optimal solution since you'll actually be using a small fragment of it's potential, but if you're not sure (like me) if a fully working shopping system will be needed in the future, then I'd say definitely go with OpenCart.
Hi,
Thanks for your reply.
I have a bit of knowledge on HTML.
Will it be ok if I remove links to the cart and checkout page from the header.tpl and disable the cart module.
Then disable the add to cart button by removing it from the product.tpl file?
Will there be anythign else to do?
How can i remove the user registration?

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Post by kernel-stack » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:43 pm

I'd suggest you comment out those lines instead of deleting them as you never know if you'll need them. It should look like this:

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<!-- code you want to exclude -->
Cleaner and safer. :)

All tabs are located in <div class="div4"> in the header.tpl. Comment out the links there just don't comment out the whole div as it will mess up the layout. To be sure, you should also comment out the corresponding lines in the sitemap.tpl file located in template/information. They're located inside <div class="middle"> in a table.

If you want to get rid of the small "+" button search all your templates .tpl files for the line:

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<a class="button_add_small" href="<?php echo $product['add']; ?>" title="<?php echo $button_add_to_cart; ?>" >&nbsp;</a>
and comment it out.

NOTE: Someone could manage to navigate to those pages anyway although they might be broken. So this is not really a complete solution.

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Post by deepusurana » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:03 pm

Ya, its not a complete solutions. I was also looking out for joomla with virtue mart which gives all these features which i require but its really hart to maintain it. Can you suggest any other good solutions?

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