OpenCart is a powerful ecommerce software package that can manage more than just one storefront. Additionally, you can link multiple stores that have different product lines and make them accessible to your customers, or specifically for your administrators for administration purposes. The STORE module allows you to provide a menu that makes multiple stores accessible. The following article explains how to setup and configure the store module in OpenCart 1.5.
Installing the Store Module for Multiple Store Access in Opencart 1.5
- Login to the Administrator Dashboard
- Hover over the menu bar where it reads EXTENSIONS. When the drop-down menu appears click on MODULES. You will see the following screen or something similar. Look for the Store module highlighted below.
The STORE module is loaded with a default OpenCart installation, but it is not installed or configured. Click on INSTALL in order to proceed with setup.
- When the installation completes, you will notice that the action column has two items that you can select: EDIT and UNINSTALL. Click on EDIT in order to configure this module
You can specify ADMIN USERS ONLY with the yes or no selection at the top of the configuration screen for the module. The definitions of the fields are listed below:
||Page where the menu will appear
||Location on the page where the menu will appear
||Enabled or disabled
||Order in with the menu will appear if there are multiple entries
- When the options for the STORE module have been set, click on SAVE in the top right hand corner in order to save your entries.
The STORE module is used to access multiple storefronts. The links created appear depending upon the configured location of the module. Here's a screenshot with the store module active: