Opencart user manual

This Opencart user manual is for getting started with Opencart online eCommerce website for 2020 for beginners, we are listing best videos, blog post, examples guides, tips, and tricks to run your Opencart shop successfully. We are showing both the frontend and backend management of Opencart.

Introduction

In this opencart 3 user manual, we are showing how we can setup up an online eCommerce store with Opencart 3 for 2020. This is lists of topics covering for Opencart user manual

Get a domain name and hosting – We use onlydomains.com as we can get a domain name at $8 which is the cheapest that we found and for hosting you can use the google cloud which gives $300 for free or use another hosting as per your choice.

Install Opencart

In the above tutorial, we will show how to install Opencart and set up the custom URL with the virtual host.

Login into Opencart Administration

Go to http://YOURURL/admin, enter your username and password and you will be in the Administration section.

Opencart Administration

Admin user profile change in Opencart

In default Opencart installation the default user First Name and Last Name is John Doe so to change it just click in the John Doe on the top right corner and click the “Your Profile” then you can change the User details, we will show you how to change by going on System Users later.

user profile change in Opencart

Change as per your username. first name, last name, email, image, and password.

System

In the System section, we manage and enable global or system settings of the Opencart eCommerce store like users, localization, languages, statuses, length, and weight classes and many more.

Settings

All settings details of the Opencart is in the link below, which shows local settings, options, mail settings, and server settings.

https://webocreation.com/blog/settings-configuration-in-opencart-3-local-option-image-mail-and-server/

Users

To manage the users, user groups, access permission, modify permission, and API users in the Opencart check the following blog post:

User menu

https://webocreation.com/blog/opencart-user-permissions-group-management-and-api-users/

Localization

In localization, we manage the local values of the stores like store locations, languages, currencies, stock statuses, order statuses, returns, countries, zones, geo sones, taxes, length classes, and weight classes.

Store location:

We can show multiple locations for each store so this is the section where we enter the store locations. Visit the blog below which show how to add multiple stores and show it in contact us page.

https://webocreation.com/blog/how-to-show-multiple-store-locations-in-contact-us-page-of-opencart/

Languages

Opencart supports multi-language, so the languages section is to manage the languages for the store, by default it has the English language. We can upload a new language, add a new language, set a different default language than English and create a new custom language pack for Opencart. Check the following two links for languages:

https://webocreation.com/blog/add-a-new-language-in-opencart-3-and-ways-to-set-a-default-language/

https://webocreation.com/blog/how-to-make-the-custom-language-pack-in-opencart-3/

Currencies

Go to admin >> System >> Localization >> Currencies where you will see the currencies available for use in the storefront. In the store by default is the US dollar. There are Euro, Pound, and US dollars. Go to the following post to learn all about the currencies in Opencart.

https://webocreation.com/blog/currencies-management-in-the-opencart-3/

Stock Statuses

In Opencart 3 we can manage the stock statuses. For that go to admin >> System >> Localization >> Stock Statuses then you can enter the Stock Status Name. For detail go to the following post for stock statuses:

https://webocreation.com/blog/stock-statuses-management-in-opencart-3/

Order Statuses

In Opencart 3 we can manage the order statuses. For that go to admin >> System >> Localization >> Order Statuses then click “Add New” and you can enter the Order Status Name. For detail go to the blog post:

https://webocreation.com/blog/order-statuses-management-in-opencart-3/

Returns (Return Statuses, Return Actions, and Return Reasons)

Opencart 3 has return functionalities by default. In this Opencart user manual, we are showing you how returns are managed and handled in Opencart 3 by site administrator and customer. Read the following post for detail:

https://webocreation.com/blog/how-product-returns-are-handled-in-opencart-3-opencart-user-manual/

Countries and Zones:

You can manage countries and zones in Opencart.
Go to the blog post and learn more:

https://webocreation.com/blog/countries-and-zones-states-regions-management-opencart-user-manual/

Geo Zones set up in Opencart

Zone Shipping is simply shipping that is based on the different destinations, or geo zones, based on the weight of the total order.

https://webocreation.com/blog/what-is-zone-shipping-and-how-do-i-set-it-up/

Taxes management in Opencart

We can manage and set up taxes with geocodes in OpenCart for each product.

https://webocreation.com/blog/opencart-setup-taxes-geocodes-us-taxes-california-residents-8-75/

Length Classes and Weight Classes management in Opencart

Opencart user manual where we are showing how we can manage length classes and weight classes. These lengths and weights are used by Shipping extensions like FedEx, UPS, etc and will be used by Shipping API to calculate the shipping cost.

https://webocreation.com/blog/length-classes-and-weight-classes-management-opencart-user-manual/

Maintenance (Backup/Restore, Uploads and Error Logs)

In this Opencart user manual, we are giving you details of the Maintenance links: Backup/Restore, Uploads and Error logs.

https://webocreation.com/blog/maintenance-backup-restore-uploads-and-error-logs-opencart-user-manual/

Add categories and sub-categories in Opencart

The video shows steps to add categories and sub-categories in OpenCart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHbq5jxmol0

Add products its options and attributes in Opencart 3

This video shows how to add products, its options, and attributes in Opencart, it shows physical products addition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw8cFNrRJRA

Add Manufacturers or Brands

We can add manufacturers and brands in Opencart and assign them to products and brands to have their own pages. The video shows to create the brands or manufacturers in Opencart:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_ob7GK09Zk

Reviews management

Visitors or customers can give reviews to the product, the video below shows how we can manage the reviews in Opencart.

https://youtu.be/9MI8YRdbnOQ

Add and change Information page, edit About us page and Add new Information page

We can add information page, change it and edit the about us page, the video shows how we can do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQb6qQ9HL8Q

Edit Contact us page and add a Google map in the contact us page

All the contact us page contents are handled from the settings, so if you have read above settings posts then you can see how to change the contact addresses, phone number and other stores. In the video below we show show we can add the google maps in the contact us page.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlUs0TobctA
https://webocreation.com/blog/how-to-add-google-map-contact-page-opencart/

Add and manage Recurring profiles

If you are selling products where you can distribute the prices on installments then the recurring profiles are ways to setup, likewise we products with a subscription. See the video below, where it is described how to setup the recurring profiles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4l7ONFqMtU

Add filters

If your eCommerce site need filters then watch the video how to setup in OpenCart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A17pVsMh6U

Manage extensions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXhRSXw_ycE
https://webocreation.com/blog/uploading-installing-configuring-uninstalling-deleting-removing-opencart-module/

Setup Marketplace

https://webocreation.com/blog/signature-hash-not-match-opencart-solution/

https://webocreation.com/blog/how-to-install-extensions-in-opencart-3-0-2-0/

Manage Advertising

https://youtu.be/AvkBLWAUojI

Manage Analytics

In this Opencart tutorial, you will learn how to add HTML in Opencart, similarly how to add google analytics, google tag manager, Adroll, Facebook pixels, MailChimp conversion code, google ads conversion in success page only, and other third-party JavaScript code in the Opencart, likewise our best way to manage the JavaScript code through google tag manager and test and preview in the google tag manager.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnJjzUYfXbU

Manage Captchas in Opencart

https://webocreation.com/blog/set-google-recaptcha-basic-captcha-opencart-2-3-0-1/

Manage Dashboard

https://webocreation.com/blog/manage-admin-dashboard-in-opencart-3-add-and-remove-widgets/

Manage Feeds

https://youtu.be/tHz2VSv6n5E

Manage Anti-Fraud

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baSR5_gjKUk

Manage Modules

https://youtu.be/mXhRSXw_ycE

Manage Payments

http://docs.opencart.com/en-gb/extension/payment/
https://youtu.be/4sSSKwA3KrM

Manage Shippings

http://docs.opencart.com/en-gb/extension/shipping/

Manage themes

https://youtu.be/v580dOJ94Oo

Manage Order Totals

https://isenselabs.com/posts/opencart-order-totals

Manage Modifications

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCtiqTyEoUA

Manage Events

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aH2hiUK-jo

Manage Layouts and Positions

https://webocreation.com/blog/customize-layouts-positions-show-different-modules-opencart/

https://webocreation.com/blog/how-to-customize-the-opencart-homepage-version-3/

Theme Editor

https://webocreation.com/blog/administrator-theme-editor-in-opencart-3-0-2-0-default-theme/

Language Editor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5TuFBOpzP8

Manage Banners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O2Ih2GSnvM

Manage SEO URL

https://webocreation.com/blog/25-seo-best-practices-for-opencart-3-seo-module/

https://webocreation.com/blog/remove-route-in-opencart-for-contact-home-and-other/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y7DFjAKf-I

Sales and Manage Orders

https://youtu.be/1YtsodkHp74

Manage Returns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck1t8eubmwM

Manage Gift Vouchers

https://webocreation.com/blog/manage-send-apply-and-design-custom-gift-vouchers-in-opencart-3/

Customers, manage customers, customer groups and customer approvals

It is same for Opencart 3 and Opencart 2.3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCH2YIgfeho

Affiliates management in Opencart

https://webocreation.com/blog/how-does-affiliate-work-in-opencart-3/

Manage Custom Fields

https://webocreation.com/blog/managing-custom-fields-in-opencart-3-account-address-and-affiliate/

Marketing and Manage Marketing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKpcATEANXM

Manage Coupons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkklaSm9LaQ

Manage Mail

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNuauBwLSOE

Reports, Who’s Online, and Statistics

https://webocreation.com/blog/reports-whos-online-and-statistics-reports-in-opencart-3/

We hope these lists of videos and blog posts will help you to start the Opencart shop and go dipper in it. Please don’t forget to post your questions or comments or errors so that we can help you. You can follow us at our twitter account @rupaknpl. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for Opencart tutorials, and click to see all Opencart user manual.

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