Create a nopCommerce 2.0 theme

A quick run down of what we are going to do… copy an existing theme from one of the default nopCommerce themes. Register the new copied theme with the nopCommerce Framework. Point you to the CSS files so you are free to make any changes to the CSS and images you wish. Making a completely custom nopCommerce theme. This tutorial …

How to install nopCommerce 2.2

I ran into a bunch of problems installing nopCommerce 2.2. With the install changed, I found myself sitting there staring at files and IIS errors when I had thought I would have a demo store up and running in no time at all. Boy was I was wrong. So the deal is that with the upgrade of nopCommerce to ASP.Net …

nopCommerce Robots.txt Fix

The nopCommerce engine is a bit out dated in some aspects in regards to SEO Optimization. This will be the first of a couple articles on how to correct and address these issues. The Robots.txt will create some red flags if you run your nopCommerce site through SEOMOZ to rate your site as it fits in with the google search …

Creating a Unique Home Page Design

This article describes how to create a unique looking home page (or landing page). The goal here is to have a home page that is a different looking design than the rest of the store, that way we keep the current nopCommerce Theme but show the home page in a different way. Many designers choose to do this to advertise …

Affiliate Program in nopCommerce

I wanted to take a minute to give some additional information about the Affiliate feature in nopCommerce. In my opinion it lacked some detail on how it works, what it does (and does not do), how to have your Affiliates link into different parts of the site. First of all, if you are not familiar with an Affiliate program, it …

Finer Points of Theme Design in nopCommerce

So I was going to skin a store for a client and ran into a couple of issues that I had not noticed before that I could not correct using just CSS. Here is a break down of the issues White Background on Star Rating for Products So I guess it finally happened, and I changed the background color to …

Customizing Emails in NopCommerce

One the more forgotten features… until you run that final test of a real order through you system, is formatting the email messages generated by nopCommerce. You want to make sure that the emails have some relation to your actual site theme and logo if you have one. You can see all the email messages that nopCommerce uses by going …

Free nopCommerce Themes

Here are some great links to free nopCommerce themes. When you combine these themes with the post about creating your own theme you can create your own custom look in no time at all. All these themes will easily plug into our Theme Creation Package so you can work on the themes locally on your computer. http://www.nopcommerce.com/extensions/4/templates-and-themes.aspx http://nopcommercetemplate.com/

Embedding Flash in nopCommerce

There have been a lot of requests for Leader Boards, Slide Shows, and other flash elements to be displayed on the home page content of nopCommerce. I’m going to explain how to do this in just a couple of easy steps.