How to manage product reviews and ratings in OpenCart

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How to manage product reviews and ratings in OpenCart

Product reviews and ratings can help give your customers an idea of what people think of the product before buying.

1) To view all product reviews, go to Catalog.

2) Click Reviews.

This list of reviews shows the product name, author, rating, and the date added.

3) To add your own review, click Insert.

4) Enter your name in the Author field.

5) Begin typing the product name.

6) When the product shows up, select it from the list.

7) Type your review text.

8) Select a rating between 1 and 5.

9) Enable this review to make it show up.

10) Click Save.

That’s it! Now you know how to manage product ratings and reviews in OpenCart.

How to backup and restore your database in OpenCart

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How to backup and restore your database in OpenCart

It’s important to make regular backups of your site, so let’s learn how to do that now.

1) Go to System.

2) Click Backup / Restore.

3) Select the boxes next to each item you want to save and click Backup.

4) Choose to save the file and click OK.

Now let’s see how to restore a backup file.

5) Click Browse.

6) Select your backup file and click Open.

7) Click Restore.

That’s it! Now you know how to backup and restore OpenCart.

How to add products to your store in OpenCart

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How to add products to your store in OpenCart

This tutorial will show you how to add a product in OpenCart.

1) Go to Catalog.

2) Click Products.

3) Click Insert to add a new product.

4) Enter the Product Name.

5) Type a description here.

6) Click Data.

7) Type the Model of the product.

8) Enter the Price.

9) Choose the Tax Class.

10) Type the Quantity you have in stock.

11) Select an image.

12) Upload your own image or browse for one to use.

13) Enter the product dimensions in length, width, and height.

14) Choose the Length Class.

15) Enter the product’s Weight.

16) Go to Links.

17) Choose the Manufacturer.

18) Select the boxes next to all the catgories where this product belongs.

19) Add any downloads or related products here.

20) Click Attribute.

21) Click Add Attribute.

22) Type the Attribute Name and enter the values under Text.

23) Go to Option.

Here you can add additional options for this product.

24) Go to the Discount tab.

This is where you can setup special discounts that will apply to only this product.

25) Click Add Discount.

26) Choose the Customer Group to which this discount will apply.

27) Enter the price for this group and the start and end dates when this discount will be active.

28) Go to Special.

This is where you can add special pricing.

29) Go to Image.

Add additional images for the product here.

30) Click Reward Points.

If you choose to have a rewards system, you can setup each product to be able to be redeemed with points.

31) Go to Design.

Here you can choose a different page theme which will override the default.

32) Click Save.

That’s it! Now you know how to add a product in OpenCart.

How to add product categories to your store in OpenCart

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How to add product categories to your store in OpenCart

Categories can be used to group similar products together making it easier for customers to find them.

1) To create a category, go to Catalog.

2) Click Categories.

3) Click Insert.

4) Enter a name for the category.

5) Type the Description here.

6) Go to the Data tab.

7) Optionally select a Parent Category.

Here is where you can set an image and keywords for this category.

8) Go to Design.

If you want products in this category to have a different page design, select that design here.

9) Click Save.

That’s it! Now you know how to add product categories in OpenCart.

How to setup product attributes in OpenCart

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How to setup product attributes in OpenCart

Attributes are used to describe the features of a product and help your customers easily find what they want.

1) First, add an attribute group by going to Catalog.

2) Hover over Attributes.

3) Then click Attribute Groups.

4) Click Insert.

5) Type an Attribute Group Name.

6) Enter the Sort Order.

7) Click Save.

Now let’s create a new attribute for the group.

8) Go to Catalog.

9) Then Attributes.

10) And click Attributes.

11) Click Insert.

12) Type the Attribute Name.

13) For the Attribute Group, select the new group we created.

14) Click Save.

That’s it! Now you know how to add attributes and attribute groups in OpenCart.