Getting started with Opencart

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Getting started with Opencart

The following is a brief overview of some of the most common tasks that you will encounter when working with your Opencart store.

Admin Log-In

1. Logging into admin area.

Your first step is to log in to the admin area of your Opencart store.

The web address will usually be something like:

Enter your Username & Password

From here you will see everything that makes up the back-end of your online store. (Adding products, managing your orders etc).

Creating Categories

2. Categories

Categories are essentially how you sort out and categorize your products.For example if you sell T-Shirts and Shorts, you could set up categories such as T-Shirts, Plain T-Shirts, Surf Shorts, Swim Shorts, Cargo Shorts.

Anything that will help your website visitors to find your products more easily.

To edit categories:

Catalog > Categories >

Insert: Fill in the appropriate fields under General / Data / Design tabs.


Editing Category Information

You can also browse and add images to represent your categories.
Save changes (top right button).

You now have a new category to which you can assign your products.





Adding Products

3. Adding Products

Catalog >Products

Insert:Complete the appropriate fields under each tab (General, Data, etc). Save changes.

Under the tab ‘Links’, you can assign categories for your product.

A product can appear in many different categories.

Related Products will allow you to cross promote various products with each other.


Managing Orders

4. Managing OrdersSales > OrdersView or Edit a specific order to view the order details such as customer information, shipping and payment information etc.



Shipping Options

5. Setting up Shipping Options

Extensions > Shipping >(Edit or Install)

By | 2012-10-01T18:23:12+00:00 October 1st, 2012|Articles, Ecommerce, OpenCart|0 Comments

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