nopCommerce Tips: Review of Nop-Templates Jewelry Template

The lovely people over at Nop-Templates have been kind enough to let me have access to their new Jewelry Template for nopCommerce; today I’ll put it through its paces, and see if it lives up to the quality of the other templates they’ve released for nopCommerce.

I’ll be reviewing the Jewelry template by Nop-Templates using the latest version of nopCommerce at this time, 2.81.  Upon opening the .zip file I’ve downloaded, I see that theme versions are also available for 2.65 and 2.7 – brilliant!

I’m leveraging Visual Studio 2012 and MSSQL 2012, downloaded from the Microsoft site as a part of my Website Spark membership. I’ve followed the usual steps to set up a new instance of nopCommerce on my local server, and copied the Jewelry theme files into the Presentation/Nop.Web folder. Learn More

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mojoPortal Tips: How to Configure SSL in mojoPortal

The fact that mojoPortal is a great CMS (content management system) doesn’t mean that it doesn’t also provide great e-commerce solutions, or the ability to store sensitive content. One of the best ways to ensure the security of your content or e-commerce transactions is to have an SSL (secure socket layer) certificate installed on your website. Let’s cover how to do that, and how to configure mojoPortal to utilize it.

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How to Comment your Code in OpenCart

It is inevitable that if you spend enough time within the OpenCart framework you will end up writing some of your own customizations, especially if you plan on extending the default installation. There is nothing worse than making a ton of customizations and not remembering where they are later on. In PHP there are a couple of ways to comment your code so it will be easily seen and “marked” if you will, allowing you to find it later. This is especially helpful with files that have a thousand + lines of code. Sometimes, if you aren’t used to looking at PHP it can all start the look the same. For this article we will comment some custom code within the following file: catalog/controller/product/product.php which is a control file.

Today we will simulate adding a couple variables to be echoed on to the product.tpl page. The product.tpl is a VIEW file and is better known as Opencart’s Product Details Page. In Learn More

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