Before we start with PSD to Opencart Conversion, we assume that you already possess a great website layout in PSD format (based on the Opencart base theme). In today’s tech-savvy era, the websites must be user-friendly designed or update the design of the website in about every 6 months.
During the PSD to Opencart Conversion, your web layout goes through different steps to make it a complete functional eCommerce store.
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2. PSD to Opencart Conversion: You already have a responsive website and need to move ahead to get this implemented in Opencart eCommerce platform. You are copped with all responsive files that include index.html, js files, images folder and style.css implemented in a responsive framework. In order to complete PSD to Opencart Conversion, please follow below steps:
i. Download Opencart: Browse through official Opencart website and download the latest Opencart. Extract all files on your local and run the automatic installer. The automatic installer will create the database and everything you just need to name the database to go ahead.In order to create the new database you just need to browse through localhost/phpMyAdminOnce you have created the database, now go back to your Opencart setup and input the database name and your admin’s username & password along with your eMail address.
Before you go ahead to check the site on your front end, don’t forget to rename the config-dist.php to config.php.
Now, you have a running Opencart setup on your local with a basic Opencart theme.
ii. Modify Your Design & Style: Since you have your custom design based on the basic Opencart theme. Thus, you need to explore the Opencart files on your local to modify the style.css.
After updating Stylesheet you would require updating the header and footer of your website and those files can be found in the common files folder.
In the same manner, you can change the banners and other blocks of your newly designed eCommerce website.
iii. Create Dynamic Category & Product Detail Page from Admin: Having said Opencart is a very user-friendly and a complete dynamic eCommerce platform. Thus, you can create the category and product detail page based on basic Opencart web layout. As this structure will acquire the same header & footer from the same design and content part can also be updated from the admin & from FTP or in Opencart to upload your project from admin.
iv. Payment Gateway Implementation: Since Opencart is a widely used eCommerce store and being supported by many online top international payment gateways such as PayPal, Google Checkout, Authorize.net, and Amazon Payments. You just need to choose one of them from the admin and input the access details to enable the end user to pay online.
You read above steps for your PSD to Opencart Conversion for Opencart’s basic theme. By following these steps you will be able to manage and run your eCommerce store successfully.