SO Maxshop update version 2.2

This guide will help you install SO Maxshop Theme step by step.

Note: This theme has two versions for Opencart 2.2.x and Opencart 2.1.x. Please follow SO Maxshop Guide for Opencart 2.1.x if you want the version

 

1SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS – Back to top

SO Maxshop is compatible with Opencart 2.2.x. Please make sure your system meets the following requirements:

1.1 System Requirements

Software

  • Software: PHP 5.2.4+ (5.4+ recommended)
  • MySQL: 5.0.4+

Web Sever

  • Apache: 2.x+
  • Microsoft: IIS 7
  • Nginx: 1.0 (1.1 recommended)

1.3 Browser Requirements

The requirements are the same with Opencart 2.2.x

  • Firefox 4+
  • IE (Internet Explorer) 9+
  • Google Chrome 10+
  • Opera 10+
  • Safari 5+

1.4 Development Environment

The requirements are the same with Opencart 2.2.x

During the development process, Localhost is preferred. You can use the following servers on your PC to develop your site.

Windows

  • WAMPSEVER
  • XAMPP for Windows

Linux

  • LAMP Bubdle
  • XAMPP for Linux

Mac OS

  • MAMP & MAMP Pro
  • XAMPP for Mac OS

1.5 Note: You can read more document below

  • Opencart Installation:
  • OPencart Help
    • User Guide: here.
    • Popular topics
      • Managing Images
      • Adding Product Category
      • Managing Customers
      • Managing Orders
      • Managing Modules
      • Managing Theme
      • Localization: adding language, currency…
      • vQmod
    • Opencart forum: here.

2INSTALLATION – Back to top

There are two ways to install a SO Template:

  • Install Quickstart: By using this package, you will set the template exactly as our Demo with sample data.
  • Install Template : If you exist a opencart website you can install only template.

2.1 Install with Quickstart Package:

2.1.1 Create new database

 
Step 1: Open your Browser and type : localhost/phpmyadmin or yourdomain/phpmyadmin
 
Step 2: Then create database
 

2.1.2 Extract and Upload the whole quickstart package (admin, catalog, image … in tt_cygnus_quickstart folder ) to your server

 

2.1.3 Open browser and navigate to your site (where the quickstart uploaded) to load default Opencart installer with the database you just created.

 
As an example, name of opencart is SO-Maxshop: Https://Opencart/SO-Maxshop/upload/install/index.php then click “install” button

2.1.4 Enter the username and password for the administration


 

2.1.5 Installation Complete


You need to delete install folder

 

Note:

After installing quickstart package and choosing Layout you want. To retrieve sample data for theme default, please go to Extension >> Modules >> Theme Control Panel(Click “edit” button) >> Choose Sample Data >> Click “Install data” button

2.1.6 Login your opencart admin
  • Go to System -> Settings
  • At tab Store Name , choose your default store, click Edit button
  • Choose tab Store

2.2 Install Theme

2.2.1 Install default Opencart

You can download Opencart here.

You can install default Opencart the same as part 2.1 Install with Quickstart Package

2.2.2 Install Theme

There are two ways to install Theme

Option1: you to use the new Extension Installer featured in OpenCart 2.0

  • Step 1 : Click FTP Accounts from your cPanel
  • Step 2: Create username and password
  • Step 3: Enable FTP. please go to System >> Settings >> Click Edit next to your store >> Click FTP tab and enter the FTP username & password, which you just created from the cPanel
  • Step 4: Go to Extensions > Extension Installer > Click Upload and select the “so_maxshop_template.ocmod.zip” file to upload. Then You should see the message Success: You have installed your extension!
  • Then You should see the message Success: You have installed your extension!

  • Step 5: You run the vqmod on your Frontend. Please type the following link: http://www.yoursite.com/vqmod/install. Then you should see the message Success: You have installes your Vqmod !. Refresh your site
  • Step 6: Go to Extensions > Themes > Edit (your store)
  • Click on the “Theme Directory” tab. From the drop down listing of available themes select SO Maxshop

  • Step 7: Go to Extension > Modules > SO Theme Control Panel and click on the ‘install’ link
  • Then click on the ‘edit’ button to cofigure this module.

  • Step 8: To retrieve sample data for theme default, please go to Theme Control Panel >> Choose Sample Data >> Click “Install data” button

Option2: Just copy your files to your webserver

  • Extract the so_maxshop_template.ocmod.zip from the archive you downloaded from Themeforest.
  • Open the folder that corresponds to your OpenCart version and upload all the files from “FILES_TO_UPLOAD” to the root directory you have installed OpenCart in. Drag the 5 folders (admin, catalog, image, system, vqmod) over to your OpenCart installation
  • Login your opencart admin
  • Go to System > Settings > Edit (your store)
  • Click on the Store tab. From the drop down listing of available themes select SO Maxshop
  • Go to Extension > Modules > SO Theme Control Panel and click on the ‘install’ link

    Then click on the ‘edit’ button to cofigure this module.

2.3 Install Vqmod

SO Maxshop makes use of plugins to add custom features. These plugins need Vqmod installed on your site.

Download the lastest vqmod-x.x.x-opencart.zip file: here.

Please type the following link: http://www.yoursite.com/vqmod/install. Then you should see the message Success: You have installes your Vqmod !. Refresh your site.

2.33 Error maximum POST variable of SO Maxshop

Bugs: Notice: Undefined index : buttonForm

Fix: I solved my $_POST max inputs -problem by adding the following to php.ini:

max_input_vars = 5000

2.4 Select Layout

To select the Layout as you want, you can follow these steps
Step1: Please go to System >> Settings >> Find “SO Maxshop (default)” >> Click “Edit” button

Step2: Open “General” tab >> Find “Template” parameter >> Choose the Layout as you want >> Click “Save” button

Step3:

Go to Extension >> Modules >> SO Theme Control Panel >> Sample Data >> Click “Install data” button (Data of the Layout that you have selected)

3CONFIGURATION – Back to top

3.1 Layout Position

3.1.1 Layout1

3.1.2 Layout2

3.1.2 Layout3

3.1.2 Layout4

3.1.2 Layout5

3.1.2 Layout6

3.1.2 Layout7

3.2 Theme Configuration

3.2.1. Template Configuration

Go to Extensions > Modules > Theme Control Panel >> Click “Edit” Button. All of parameters of this theme are divided into the following groups, in which they are explained themselves:

General

  • General: backend settings
  • Header: backend settings
  • Footer: backend settings
  • Some Language variables: backend settings
  • Note: To enable Sticky menu, please

    Go to Extension >> Modules >> SO Theme Control Panel >> Open ” Header” tab >> Find “Top Panel” >> Click “On” button in “Status” parameter

    Layout

    Pages

  • Product Listings: backend settings
  • Product Labels: backend settings
  • Product Page: backend settings
  • Custom Code

  • CSS Input: backend settings
  • CSS File: backend settings
  • JS Input: backend settings
  • JS File: backend settings
  • 3.3.1 Mega Menu Configuration

    Frontend Appearance

    3.3.1.1 Create New Megamenu

    Go to Extensions >> Modules >> Find module “SO Mega Menu” >> Click “Edit” button >> Enter a menu’s name: “SO Mega Menu” >> Then Click “Save” button >> Create New Megamenu Here

    3.3.1.2 Layout Menu Configuration

    Frontend Appearance

    To create this menu, please go to Extensions >> Modules >> ” SO Megamenu > SO Megamenu” >> Click “Edit” button >> Click “Creat new Item” >> Creat new item Here

    Check the menu item in the boxes in the left column, click “Creat new Item” to add Submenus to the menu and drag/drop to arrange them.

    To configure Layout Menu, click on “pencil” symbol to configure its backend settings

  • Backend settings
  • To configure Item – Submenu, click on “pencil” symbol to configure its backend settings

  • Backend settings
  • Copy and paste the Code into editor:

    <div class="row">
    <div class="col-md-3 col-sm-12" style="text-align: center; margin-bottom: 20px;">
    <a href="/ytc_templates/opencart/so_maxshop2/" title="" style="font-size: 12px;text-transform: uppercase;font-weight: bold;text-align: center;">
    <img src="image/catalog/menu/layout1.png" alt="layout" style="margin: 0 0 10px;">
    Home page - Layout 1
    </a>
    </div>
    <div class="col-md-3 col-sm-12" style="text-align: center; margin-bottom: 20px;">
    <a href="/ytc_templates/opencart/so_maxshop2/layout2/" title="" style="font-size: 12px;text-transform: uppercase;font-weight: bold;text-align: center;">
    <img src="image/catalog/menu/layout2.png" alt="layout" style="margin: 0 0 10px;">
    Home page - Layout 2
    </a>
    </div>
    <div class="col-md-3 col-sm-12" style="text-align: center; margin-bottom: 20px;">
    <a href="/ytc_templates/opencart/so_maxshop2/layout3/" title="" style="font-size: 12px;text-transform: uppercase;font-weight: bold;text-align: center;">
    <img src="image/catalog/menu/layout3.png" alt="layout" style="margin: 0 0 10px;">
    Home page - Layout 3
    </a>
    </div>
    <div class="col-md-3 col-sm-12" style="text-align: center; margin-bottom: 20px;">
    <a href="/ytc_templates/opencart/so_maxshop2/layout4/" title="" style="font-size: 12px;text-transform: uppercase;font-weight: bold;text-align: center;">
    <img src="image/catalog/menu/layout4.png" alt="layout" style="margin: 0 0 10px;">
    Home page - Layout 4
    </a>
    </div>
    <div class="col-md-3 col-sm-12" style="text-align: center; margin-bottom: 20px;">
    <a href="/ytc_templates/opencart/so_maxshop2/layout5/" title="" style="font-size: 12px;text-transform: uppercase;font-weight: bold;text-align: center;">
    <img src="image/catalog/menu/layout5.png" alt="layout" style="margin%