How to Install a Pre-Built Theme in OpenCart (Pre-OpenCart 2.2)

How to Install a Pre-Built Theme in OpenCart (Pre-OpenCart 2.2)
When setting up a new ecommerce store, many merchants decide to change their store’s theme to something different to the default OpenCart theme. This can give your new store a design and feel that suites your industry and products perfectly, and can give you a more unique look. Although many st..
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eCommerce 101: 25 Key Terms You Should Know Before Opening Your eCommerce Store

eCommerce 101: 25 Key Terms You Should Know Before Opening Your eCommerce Store
Ask any online store owner and they’ll tell you that running an ecommerce store definitely isn’t the easiest job. Not only do you have to look after the day-to-day running and sales on your store, but (unless you have a dedicated team) you also have to understand how your hosting and website ..
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OpenCart Multi-Store - Is it right for your ecommerce store?

OpenCart Multi-Store - Is it right for your ecommerce store?
As your online business grows, you may decide to expand your online presence and open additional ecommerce stores. Having multiple online stores allows you to dominate a larger share of the market and target your stores at certain countries and language.    Setting up multiple s..
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How to Add a New Currency to your OpenCart Store

How to Add a New Currency to your OpenCart Store
A question we always get asked is how can you add a new currency to your OpenCart store - trust me, it's really easy! Today, we'll show you in 3 simple steps how to add a new currency to your OpenCart store. The out-of-the-box version of OpenCart comes with Euro (EUR), Pound Sterling (GBP..
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7 Live Examples of OpenCart eCommerce Websites

7 Live Examples of OpenCart eCommerce Websites
Over the last decade, OpenCart has been used by businesses around the world to create their own ecommerce store. We thought we’d share 7 of our favourite stores with you to show how you can tweak, alter and redesign OpenCart to make the perfect ecommerce store for your company.  &n..
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OpenCart 2.2.0.0 Available Now

OpenCart 2.2.0.0 Available Now
Great news!   After months of testing and help from the OpenCart community, we're very proud to announce that the newest version of OpenCart has just been released.   Along with a selection of improvements and bug fixes, OpenCart 2.2.0.0 now features: Support for..
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How to Choose the Perfect Domain Name for your New eCommerce Website

How to Choose the Perfect Domain Name for your New eCommerce Website
So, you’re ready to take the plunge into online sales? Congrats!   If this is a brand new store, you’ll need to think carefully about what your new domain name will be. Finding the perfect domain name (that hasn’t already been taken!) can seem daunting but it’s easier tha..
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4 simple ways to improve your OpenCart store

4 simple ways to improve your OpenCart store
Your new ecommerce store’s built, sales are coming in steadily, your marketing campaigns are going well - now what? No matter how established your store is, you should always be on the look-out for new ways to improve your website.   Investing time into enhancing your e..
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NEW Forum Planned Downtime - 07/01/2016 6pm GMT

NEW Forum Planned Downtime - 07/01/2016 6pm GMT
Due to the delayed update on the 5th we will be doing the forum maintenance on 7th January at 6pm GMT The forum will be down for approximately 1 hour.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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Happy Holidays from the OpenCart Team

Happy Holidays from the OpenCart Team
Happy Holidays from the OpenCart Team   It's that time of year again!      This year we had the chance to run our first OpenCart developer training session and our first business bootcamp for merchants. We visited a group of OpenCart developers in Bulgaria ..
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