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Possible to use Opencart behind an existing homepage?

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Hi, I'm new here so hello to anyone who reads this.

I have an online store that needs completely revitalising. I've found OpenCart today and it seems really good. I've been tinkering with the default template to match my colours etc. I would like to have the OpenCart store sit behind a homepage that I can design elsewhere to get the images etc. in the right places. I'm assuming this will be easier than amending the template too much because I don't really know what I'm doing.

I'm sure I've read today that this is possible but I've not been able to find out how to do it in the forums. I am using version v1.4.9.1 and learning to use it on a Wamp server. Ideally any visitor to my site would also be able to get back and forth to the home page and not realise they were moving from there to a store and vice versa.

Thanks in advance
:)
user_10020Sat, 20 Nov 2010

Tac, I do this all the time with my Carts

here is an example of one of my sites: http://personalizeddrumsticks.net

It works great and is great for SEO

user_8005Sat, 20 Nov 2010

user_8005Sat, 20 Nov 2010

Hi and thanks for your reply.

I thought maybe it was something to do with changes I've made so I figured it best to start afresh. This is what I've done so if it is me messing up perhaps you'll be able to spot where I've gone off the rails: :choke:

I deleted the 'Store' folder I made yesterday from my webspace.
I downloaded OpenCart 1.4.9.1 again & added the 1.4.9.2 patch and the CRDF fix.
I deleted a load of images of iPods & Sony products etc & a load of flag images I won't use.
I uploaded all the 'Upload' folder files to my webspace into a new folder called 'store'.
I signed into my ISP and in my settings created a MySQL database with username & password but there is nothing in it.
I went to mydomain/store/ but got a 404 error
I looked in the config.php and admin/config.php files and both have nothing at all in them so not sure what to change/add?
In admin I changed the store URl to http://www.mydomain.co.uk/store/ but still got a 404 page.
My admin might still be on the WAMP as I turned that off and admin could not be found.
So I tried mydomain.co.uk/admin but got a 404
I've followed the OpenCart install instructions and have changed the file/folder permission to read/write for the following:
image/
image/cache/
cache/
download/
config.php
admin/config.php

I've double checked my spellings on the url too.

I must be doing something wrong :-

user_39580Fri, 19 Nov 2010

user_8005Fri, 19 Nov 2010

Hi KCooper,

Thank you again for your help.

I made a folder called 'Store' and copied all the OpenCart files from my WAMP into it. Then I uploaded the folder & its contents via Cuteftp so that on the server is the folder 'htdocs' and 'Store'.

Then I went to http://www.mydomain.co.uk/store and got a 404 page.
Then I tried http://www.mydomain.co.uk/Store but still got the error page.

Have I done something wrong or missed out something obvious?

Thank you again for your help.

I made a folder called 'Store' and copied all the OpenCart files from my WAMP into it. Then I uploaded the folder & its contents via Cuteftp so that on the server is the folder 'htdocs' and 'Store'.

Then I went to http://www.mydomain.co.uk/store and got a 404 page.
Then I tried http://www.mydomain.co.uk/Store but still got the error page.

Have I done something wrong or missed out something obvious?

user_42320Thu, 18 Nov 2010

user_8005Thu, 18 Nov 2010

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user_8005Wed, 17 Nov 2010

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