When getting ready to start an e-commerce business, we can all agree that the products are the most important aspect to get right. That being said, the look and feel of the e-commerce site can also make a substantial difference in how long potential customers will remain on the site, and thus also how likely they are to choose to buy something from you.
Here, we describe how to install a new theme in OpenCart. Themes enable you to customize the look and feel of your e-commerce site. This guide covers how to install themes in OpenCart, both in 2.x versions and in version 1.5.
If you are still looking for themes, one of the biggest marketplaces for templates can be found here.
To install a new theme on OpenCart 2.0 and newer versions, first you must make sure you have OpenCart installed in your website. This can be done via Softaculous, but if you prefer to install it manually, you can do so as follows:
If OpenCart itself is already installed, you can then proceed to install a theme:
The process for installing a theme for older OpenCart versions is similar to the later versions, except that you need to upload the theme files first.
There may be several directories2) in the theme's .zip archive. Make sure to upload all of these to the OpenCart site's directory.
For more information about OpenCart, please visit their official website.