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How to display module on all layouts in OpenCart 2

March 14, 2015 - By 

OpenCart 2 has new layout system. It allows you to display modules in layout easier. But it has a weakness.

If you want to display module, the Category module for example, in all pages, you have to edit each layout and add module to them.

It is time-consuming. To solve it, viethemes has just create a extension All Layouts. It allows to add module in one layout to show in all pages.

You can see the extension in details on OpenCat.com: All Layout by viethemes.

If you have any question about the extension, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email: viethemes@gmail.com.


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How to change the wish list icon in the default theme of OpenCart 2

February 12, 2015 - By 
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The default theme is very beautiful theme. But in some cases, you want to customize it for your need, for example changing the wish list icon.

We have heard many questions about this. So in this post, I will show how to change the wish list icon of the default theme.

It is very simple. You can follow this guides below:

Step 1: Install our extensions Wishlist Icon Changer

Step 2: Go to admin > System > Settings > Edit store > Go to tab Icons Changer > Follow the guide in that section.

Step 3: Go to front-store to check it.

Here is the example result

Hope this post is useful for you. If you want to get more OpenCart tutorials, please follow our Twitter: http://twitter.com/viethemes


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Turn off responsive feature of the default theme in OpenCart 2

February 9, 2015 - By 

As we know that OpenCart 2 came with the default theme which displays responsively in all devices. It is very good news for us because many people are using mobile to view your stores.

But in some cases, you don’t need responsive feature for your store, just display it the same in all devices. To do that, viethemes has just created a extension Turn off Responsive Feature.

You can see it in action here:

If you like the extension, you can buy it on opencart.com: Turn off Responsive Feature.


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Custom CSS & Custom JavaScript in the default theme of OpenCart 2

February 4, 2015 - By 

Sometimes you want to make some changes for the default theme of OpenCart 2. For example you wan to change the blue color of the top menu to red. You have to edit the stylesheet.css file and add code below at the end of the file:

The change is done easily. But note that when you upgrade OpenCart. The change will be lost because the stylesheet file is overridden with new file of new version of OpenCart.

You have to change the new stylesheet.css file again. This task is very timeconsuming.

To solve it, viethemes has just create two extension Custom CSS and Custom JavaScript to add your custom CSS & custom JavaScript easier. You don’t have to edit files directly, so your code changes will not be lost when you upgrade OpenCart 2.

You can download two extension on opencart.com: Custom CSS and Custom JavaScript.

Hope they are useful for your store.


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Extra Positions for the default theme of OpenCart 2

February 4, 2015 - By 
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The default theme of OpenCart 2 has 4 built-in positions: Content Top, Content Bottom, Column Left, Column Right. It is hard for us to display products and another things like banner, slideshow, … complexly. For example if you want to display a fullwidth slideshow after the top menu, this task can not be done with the 4 positions.

To improve it, viethemes has just created a free extension Extra Positions which add more positions to the default theme:

– Header Top
– Menu
– Promotion
– Footer Top
– Footer Content Top
– Footer Content Bottom
– Footer Bottom

See it in action here: http://demo.viethemes.com/opencart2/index.php?route=product/special

If you like it, you can download Extra Positions on opencart.com.

If the above positions does not meet your need, please note that viethemes also created a premium extension Extra Positions PRO to add more positions than Extra Position.

Hope with this extension, you can set up your site layout complexly.


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Improve the top menu of the OpenCart default theme

February 2, 2015 - By 
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The top menu of the OpenCart 2 default theme is very nice. It displays responsively in all devices.

But there are some problems which make confusing for us:

– If menu item has a sub-categories dropdown, you can not click to the menu item and go to the category page. You must click on the View All item on the dropdown.

– There is no icon to indicate that the menu item has a sub-categories dropdown

To solve these problems, viethemes has just created a new free extension Advanced Menu to improve the top menu.

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