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Old 02-10-2003, 11:37 AM
 
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I am a brand new user of x-cart and it seems a bit more complicated than i bargained for. I've never used php scripting before, and even though the cart system has a front end, Im still confused on how to customize the layout(color and placement) of the framework. I know Smarty is the answer, but how do I get started. I feel like I'm in friggin kindergarden.

Ive read some posts that say I can customize my (tlpfile?) in dreamweaver mx.

how does smarty work in relation to x-cart? i get from it that it creates the php code to enter into xcart. please help or point me to some help.
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Old 02-10-2003, 12:10 PM
 
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To do some basic customisation just requires a little HTML knowledge as the .tpl files are mainly html but with some extra logic that html cannot do.

If you work with dreamweaver mx - i would suggest that simple look and feel stuff can be done in that but most of the really technical stuff will require being able to edit html/smarty directly.

Smarty can be read about at http://smarty.php.net

I am sure that it will not take you long to learn a little about how it works and make your own mods.
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Old 02-19-2003, 11:57 AM
 
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how do i get the smarty? i know its installed in x-carts installation.

and i see smarty-2.3.0 directory -

but how do i edit the templates? where do i go? what do i do? do i do it locally? or access it remotely?

help anyone!
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Basically Smarty is template language class for php that allows you to wrap code like functions into html files persay, so its just regular HTML wrapped with {smarty} tags. This keeps look and feel away from the functionality (the php files).

If you just wanting to edit the templates, I'd suggest checking out the webmaster mode in the admin if your using a later version of x-cart.
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Hi david,

the only files you want to look at to start with are the tpl files.

All the layout is stored in those and you can edit them localy or via your admin area.

Plenty of help in the template editing forum
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