Post by SEE » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:37 am

Hello and great to be on board!
I have handed over a OC website, and It is my first contact with this Platform. I tried to modify, and already got stuck. Can you please give me a hint! Thanks!

- To modify a banner, or text on the "Home" - front Page etc... is this be done somehow in the back end? or do we modify .php files of the template?

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Post by IP_CAM » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:27 am

Welcome on Board.
But now, since you're here :choke: , better read about first, to find out, very basically, how this
OpenCart Software works, before asking any Questions about modifying existing Code.

OpenCart is an MVC(l) based Framework Construction, creating Web Pages, by use of
several Files, based in MODEL , VIEW, CONTROLLER, and LANGUAGE Sections, plus Data,
stored in a MySqli Database. Therefore, you will find NO ready built HTML/PHP Pages,
and you cannot just change anything somewhere, to make it look different on some page.
Just to give you a very basic impression. More can be found here:
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https://github.com/opencart/opencart/wi ... ion-System
https://www.imakeitwork.net/what-is-ocm ... xtensions/
https://github.com/vqmod/vqmod/wiki/About-vQmod
https://www.imakeitwork.net/what-is-vqm ... rt-system/
https://www.bennadel.com/blog/2379-a-be ... eiland.htm
https://medium.freecodecamp.org/model-v ... 8b7ddbf20b
http://isenselabs.com/books/allbooks/
http://docs.opencart.com/en-gb/introduction/
---
And be aware, to usually only get Help here, if you talk Figures and Facts,
OC-Version - Theme, and Extensions used, it's a tech place here, but sure
no OC Beginners School. 8) Don't forget, it's all about Cash, not only for you ::)
But Google is always your best Friend, when it comes to OC related matters too! :D
Good Luck ! ;)
Ernie

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A wide range of matching Designs can be seen here: http://www.opencart.li
For Information on URL's offered, please contact me at: jti@jacob.ch
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Post by ostechnologies » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:22 pm

You no need to change any .php template file, if you want to change the banner image or any text on the front page, you can directly do it from admin section.
But if you want to customize banner then you need to make changes to home page .twig file(3x) or .tpl file(2x,1x), if it is a core home screen view and not a view via any extension.

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Post by paulfeakins » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:45 pm

SEE wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:37 am
I have handed over a OC website, and It is my first contact with this Platform. I tried to modify, and already got stuck. Can you please give me a hint! Thanks!
Are you a developer?

If not it might be better to find yourself a reliable freelancer who can work on things like this for you.

The Commercial Support forum is the best place to ask.

For quick, professional OpenCart support please email info@antropy.co.uk


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Post by SEE » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:33 am

Thank you all for your replies!
Yes I am a self made developer, I am a graphic designer who had to migrate to the web because print died pretty much....
I know basics of html and CSS, make pages mostly using CMS as joomla, WP, os-class... Im new to OpenCart, but your answers helped me, and at least now I have a clue...
THANKS!

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