Opencart Tutorial : How to Install Themes in OpenCart

Yoocarter will show you in this tutorial how to install a new template design for your OpenCart e-commerce website.

1 – Download a new template. (Ex : download the yoodefault template)

2 – Extract it on your local computer. (Ex : Extract the yoodefault –> 2 folders –> folders : catalog, image)

3 – Upload “catalog, image” from your computer to your root folder.

4 – Go to –…. When the back-end is completely rendered navigate to System Settings tab:

5 – When the Settings page is fully loaded click on the “Store” tab, then select template and save.

74 thoughts on “Opencart Tutorial : How to Install Themes in OpenCart”

  1. I can’t seem to get any assistance on the opencart forum, I am trying to customize home.tpl and call the category page from the links in the header.tpl, but I am not sure of the php variable. Any help would be appreciated.

    1. I need to create a custom home page and I have managed to do that in home.tpl, but I need to add a link in the header to call a page that lists the categories. Is there a way to create a link to call the list of categories?

      I am also working on a customized home page (again modified the home.tpl file) for a store that will just have products in one category. How do I create a link in the header to call the list of products?

      The header links are set up as follows:

      <a href="”>
      <a href="” id=”wishlist_total”>
      <a href="”>
      <a href="”>
      <a href="”>

  2. hi..
    I copy the new theme and paste it in the category/theme folder. after that i see my shop front. but the new template is coming un aligned. and ugly . what can i do for that

  3. I installed as directed. I receive the following errors:

    Notice: Undefined variable: google_analytics in /home/eclips8/public_html/store/catalog/view/theme/yoodefault_2/template/common/header.tpl on line 44

  4. I followed the directions and I get the above error. Should I just delete everything and start over? What happened?

  5. Hello, I need to make some changes to the template yooseren, can you help me? It is as follows. I need to delete two links that are on the shopping cart page, they will not be used: 1) Cumpom discount, 2) Gift Certificates. How do I do this?

  6. Hello, I installed yoobento I wanted it with the left and right columns as homepage, instead comes out as the default template. What can I do to change it?

    1. Ex : you want add “category” to homepage
      1 – Go to Admin > Extensions > Modules
      2 – Edit “Category Module”
      3 – Modify :
      ———-> Layout : Home
      ———-> Position : Column Left
      ———-> Status : Enable
      ———-> Sort Order : 1
      4 – Click “Save”
      5 – Good luck !!

  7. hi there, i have installed the yoodream template, extract it, and place the catalog and image folder on my admin folder (htdocs>name). Then i open localhost/name/admin , then system, edit, store, and apply yoodream as my theme and then save it. But when i try to refresh my localhost/name, it appears that only the colour of the yoodream template that applied, not the widgets and all other things. how can i deal with this issues? cheers.

  8. hello, I copied the file yoocart into /catalog/view/theme/ as exactly what you said, and set the store template to yoocart, but when I click store front, it is still the default website, nothing changed. what’s the problem?

  9. Hi,

    I already installed default open cart theme , but i dont know how to install my modified open cart theme that i bought from others .
    my FTP = filezilla comes out with this error :
    -Disconnected from server: ECONNABORTED – Connection aborted

    may I know what is the problem ?
    and where i should upload my latest open cart theme ? public html ? or other directory ? i already drag and drop the admin and catologue to the remote site . thanks for your help

    1. Hi
      You should check connect to your host via Filezilla.
      Upload themes to : public html > (opencart) > catalog > view > theme (you also can find default theme at here)

  10. I installed it and copied everything with filezilla but the top header isn’t displaying? Can you email me and tell me why thanks!

  11. hello its fancybox or colorbox how i know it?
    coz i have a problem i cant ending shop
    when i get shipping step there is no activity on browser
    i do colorbox>fancybox
    its still not worked

  12. hi there! i’ve been trying to install the yoocart005 on my site but I always get these errors
    Notice: Undefined variable: keyword in C:\xampp\htdocs\xampp\ocart\upload\catalog\view\theme\yoocart005\template\common\header.tpl on line 178
    Notice: Undefined variable: text_login in C:\xampp\htdocs\xampp\ocart\upload\catalog\view\theme\yoocart005\template\common\header.tpl on line 203
    My Account
    Notice: Undefined variable: text_special in C:\xampp\htdocs\xampp\ocart\upload\catalog\view\theme\yoocart005\template\common\header.tpl on line 209
    Notice: Undefined variable: text_contact in C:\xampp\htdocs\xampp\ocart\upload\catalog\view\theme\yoocart005\template\common\header.tpl on line 211
    Notice: Undefined variable: text_sitemap in C:\xampp\htdocs\xampp\ocart\upload\catalog\view\theme\yoocart005\template\common\header.tpl on line 212
    Notice: Undefined variable: welcome in C:\xampp\htdocs\xampp\ocart\upload\catalog\view\theme\yoocart005\template\common\home.tpl on line 15 Notice: Undefined variable: modules in C:\xampp\htdocs\xampp\ocart\upload\catalog\view\theme\yoocart005\template\common\home.tpl on line 37Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in C:\xampp\htdocs\xampp\ocart\upload\catalog\view\theme\yoocart005\template\common\home.tpl on line 37

    is yoocart005 compatible with openCart v1.

  13. I have installed your template on my cinnamon sticks page but it doesn’t show the header? What should i do now.

  14. Hi sir, i am follow your instructions:

    all i have done in wamp localhost
    Download the zip file of opencart theme (download from operacart free template), extract it
    copy it and paste into ” upload\catalog\view\theme” my opencart folder in wamp

    this is the default theme path.

    There is “default folder” there, i paste the extract folder there.

    this is newtheme path

    My newthemefolder contain three sub-folder one image, stylesheet and template

    but from admin panel . it only show the default folder not show the new theme there….

    feed up Sir ji, i help me??????????????????

  15. i have upload a free-opencart-1551-black themes,but it doesn’t any chane on my frontent,it treat as default themes.what is reason.please help me ASAP.

  16. Excellent website. A lot of useful info here. I’m sending it to some pals ans also sharing in delicious. And naturally, thanks for your effort!

  17. i want to make editable orderd productlist from admin(i.e-model,quantity,and Unit Price),how can i do this,please sugges me.

  18. Thanks for ‘YooResponsive – Free Responsive Opencart Theme’. It’s really great.
    I would like to add an extra product tab (Description, Specification, Review and a New Tab).
    Where/How do I get an extra RESPONSIVE tab?

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