Ramblings About Web Development & Design

How to Completely Block Off OpenCart with Maintenance Mode

One morning, I received an email from my boss instructing me to completely block off the company’s online store which was in its development stage. Apparently, switching it to Maintenance Mode was not enough. My boss didn’t want people to … Continue reading

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10 WordPress 3 Plugins Beginners Ought to Know

WordPress is known for its versatility thanks to its rich line of plugins; so rich that it is considered both an advantage and disadvantage. Knowing what plugins to use out of thousands is a real pain, which I myself had … Continue reading

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Set Shipping to Selected Countries Only in OpenCart

By default, OpenCart has every country enabled in your Localisation settings. What if your online store only caters to a few countries. Disabling them all in the admin panel one by one would be a pain. You would have to: … Continue reading

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301 Redirect When Transferring a Website from Subdomain to Parent Domain

So here’s the scenario: You created a website, or let’s say a blog, and decided to use a subdomain instead of your top-level domain for various reasons you do not understand. After a couple of weeks and Google crawls, you … Continue reading

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How To Hide Tax in OpenCart 1.5 Without Affecting Price

Do you want to hide the subtle Ex Tax value under your product prices in OpenCart but still want it calculated with the price? You might already know that you can hide the tax in the administration panel: Go to … Continue reading

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Fantastic Facebook Layout Concepts

The Facebook layout unlike many other social networks in the past cannot be personalized by its users. Perhaps Facebook keeps its layout as simple (with less images as possible) and intuitive to allow for faster page loads and browser compatibility. … Continue reading

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Migrating OpenCart from Local to Hosting Server

Today I will show you a simple tutorial on how to migrate your OpenCart installation from your local (development) server to your hosting server. Let’s get started: Step 1: Backup database from local server. Step 2: Backup OpenCart shop folder … Continue reading

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High Quality Social Media Icons from Deviantart

Are you looking for a high quality set of social media icons? I have listed some of the best icons in Deviantart, often used as social media buttons for those sharing buttons in blogs, websites, and such. Just click the … Continue reading

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Adding Custom Fields in OpenCart 1.5 Using vQmod: Administration Panel

In a previous post, I shared a vQmod XML file that enables the customer in OpenCart (version 1.5) to add an additional field when creating a new account with the Salutation field. However, what if you want to view and … Continue reading

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13 Amazing jQuery 3D Effects Plugins

Here is a list of amazing jQuery 3D effects plugins that you can use in your own websites. Some of these are a great alternative to flash effects as it is lighter than the latter. Please click the images to … Continue reading

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