LiteCommerce:Changing Skin

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LiteCommerce software distribution includes four stylish design and layout skins. When installing your LiteCommerce software you were requested to choose one skin for your store (see LiteCommerce:Running Web Installation wizard page and Figure 1-18). Should you decide to apply a different skin, you can always do so in the Administrator Zone or by using the 'install.php' script.

Note: all the modifications that you have made to your store design will be lost after you change the skin.

To change the skin in the Administrator Zone:

1. Proceed to the 'Change current skin' section of the 'Look&Feel' menu.

2. Select a different layout skin from the drop-down list of predefined skins (Figure 3-72). Four predefined layouts are available: two 2-column layouts and two 3-column layouts.

Figure 3-72: Changing design skin of your store

Figure 3-72: Changing design skin of your store

3. Click on the 'Install selected skin' button to apply your changes.

4. The skin installation progress screen will appear (Figure 3-73). Once the installation is complete, click on the 'Return to admin zone' link.

Figure 3-73: Design and layout customization progress screen

Figure 3-73: Design and layout customization progress screen

To change the skin using the 'install.php' script:

1. In your LiteCommerce installation directory locate a PHP file, which has a filename comprised of 32 hexadecimal figures (1-9 and a-f) followed by '.php', and rename it into 'install.php'.

2. Launch your web browser and type the URL of LiteCommerce Installation Wizard in the 'Location' field of the browser: http://www.example.com/litecommerce_directory/install.php

3. In the software license agreement screen (Figure 3-74):

  • select the 'Re-install skin files' option,
  • specify the authentication code in the corresponding field,
  • place a checkmark in a box next to 'I accept the license agreement' to acknowledge acceptance of its terms and conditions, and then
  • click on the 'Next >' button to proceed to the next screen.
Figure 3-74: Software License Agreement screen

Figure 3-74: Software License Agreement screen

4. At the next step you are requested to choose the design layout for your store (Figure 3-75). Click on the 'Next >' button to proceed with the installation.

Figure 3-75: Specifying the store layout

Figure 3-75: Specifying the store layout

5. After you have specified the desired layout, the corresponding template files are copied to the destination location. Review the details (Figure 3-76) and click on the 'Next >' button.

Figure 3-76: Design and layout customization progress screen

Figure 3-76: Design and layout customization progress screen

6. Once the installation of the skin is complete, the Installation Wizard displays the 'Installation complete' screen (Figure 3-77). For security purposes, the 'install.php' script is then renamed into a PHP file which has a filename comprised of 32 hexadecimal figures (1-9 and a-f) followed by '.php'.

Figure 3-77:

Figure 3-77: 'Installation complete' screen