OpenCart 2 Tutorial for Beginners
Have you ever wanted to know how to build on ecommerce with OpenCart without watching endless YouTube videos that are not structured? Why waste your precious time when you can quickly and easily have your shop up and running fast with this course? Videos are kept short and to the point without too much jargon.
This course includes the necessary assets, such as product images and logos to follow along. You won't feel left alone while watching the videos.
This OpenCart 2.0 Video QuickStart is great introduction for beginners who wants to know how to install OpenCart using the cPanel and build a functional ecommerce shop that is responsive across multiple devices using the default template.
What this course does really well is to strip down all the unnecessary information for beginners and get to the features that matter most for newbies. Fantastic starting point to build your knowledge to become an intermediate and advanced user later on.
Overview videos are included for each section, so you know what topics will be covered for that particular section.
New videos will be added when major updates are released.
From this OpenCart 2.0 Video QuickStart course, you'll learn how to create online store that is responsive across multiples devices (such as mobile phone) using the default OpenCart 2.0 theme.
Tools you need for this course. Such as web hosting company with cPanel, SSL certificate, latest version of OpenCart 2.0. You'll also learn how to use Pixlr, an online photo editor to create graphics, resize logos and product optimization.
Section 2 - Installation Overview Video
In this section, I'll show you how to install OpenCart using the cPanel. Some hosting companies have quick install for OpenCart, but I highly recommend you learn how to do it manually. Why? Because sometimes those quick installation provided by the hosting companies are modified and can cause problems later on.
You can think of cPanel as an operating system, like Windows, OS X for mac, Android etc. This lecture gives good foundation on what is cPanel and the primary function.
Prior to OpenCart installation, you need to use MySQL program to create a user & database. You'll learn about the primary role of MySQL and why you need them when operating your OpenCart store.
How to download and install latest version of OpenCart 2.0 using the File Manager.
Section 3 - Setting Up Your Shop Overview Video
In this section you'll learn how to remove the sample data that came with the OpenCart 2.0 installation and start setting up your shop. You'll learn how to name your store, setup the store logo, favicon, create category, shipping options, and footer.
When you perform fresh installation of the OpenCart, it contains sample data to show you the capabilities of the shopping cart. Learn how to remove sample data preloaded with OpenCart 2.0 installation.
How to enter the name of your online store and other necessary information from the backend admin.
Learn how to upload your store logo and favicon from the backend admin.
How to create your very first category.
Learn how to setup shipping using the Free Shipping extension.
Section 4 - Uploading Your First Product Overview Video
In this section you will learn how to create your first product. All the lectures discussed will take place in the Catalog > Products in the backend.
Learn how to add your first product for sale.
Know the core difference between discount and special.
In addition to the main product image, you'll learn how to upload additional product images.
Section 5 - SEO Keywords Overview Video
In this section, you'll learn how to enable SEO and create SEO keywords for your categories and products. These are keywords you see when you visit any website.
Setup Category SEO
Setup Product SEO
Now that you have Category and Product SEO, you must enable the SEO in order for changes to take effect.
Section 6 - Graphics Overview Video
In this section you'll learn how to resize and optimize your product images. In addition you'll be creating the main slideshow image and favicon. We will be using the free photo editor called Pixlr to accomplish everything.
Use Pixlr to resize and optimize your images.
Learn how to setup your favicon, which is a small image icon next/above your web address
Learn how to create slideshow image with graphics using Pixlr.
Know the necessary steps to upload slideshow image
Section 7 - Setup PayPal & SSL Overview Video
In this section, you'll learn how to setup Paypal standard and SSL certificate for your store. In order to follow along, you must already have Paypal account & purchased the SSL certificate. Paypal standard let's you accept payments from customers online, it's free to use but they charge you a fee for each transaction.
How to enable Paypal Standard from the backend admin
Learn the easiest way to install SSL certificate through your hosting provider.
We have finally come to an end of this OpenCart version 2 Video QuickStart Course. This is not THE end and as more features are added to OpenCart 2.0, I'll be updating the course accordingly.
Lawrence is a retired freelance motion graphic artist living in NYC with his wife and dog. Currently teaches others how to start an online store with minimal cost. No reason for anyone to pay expensive developers to start their online store with so many free and low cost options available. I currently cover OpenCart, but plan to introduce other courses in Prestashop, Woocommerce and others. My videos are step-by-step and easy to follow for beginners.