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Old 08-23-2012, 02:57 PM
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Xcart 5 Video Tutorial Series
Hi everyone, it's Mike White from http://babymonkeystudios.com, and I am so proud to announce my Xcart Next Tutorial Series! I will be bringing regular tutorials to you on Xcart Next, covering installation, module creation, skinning and customization of all kinds. These tutorials are aimed at web designers and developers, but could prove insightful for all webmasters and merchants interested in using Xcart Next in their projects. The tutorial are all uploaded in 720p hd, and are best viewed with this setting and in full screen.

1. Installing Xcart Next. Duration 12:50. http://youtu.be/53c_yg6XPAY
This tutorial from http://babymonkeystudios.com covers everything you need to know to get started with XcartNext. We cover downloading the software package, uploading it to the server, extracting it, moving to the root, creating the database, running the installation script.

Steps taken:
1. Download the current release package from http://next.x-cart.com/download/trial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53c_yg6XPAY&t=0m45s
2. Upload the package to your server. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53c_yg6XPAY&t=2m0s
a. PHP 5.3.0 with Phar Mysql 5.1.31
3. Access the server via Putty and unzip the archive. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53c_yg6XPAY&t=4m13s
4. Create the Database and User. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53c_yg6XPAY&t=7m55s
5. Run the Installation Script. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53c_yg6XPAY&t=9m18s
6. Copy the auth code and setup your store.
7. Set folder permissions.
a. Folders 755
b. Files 644

Applications Used:
7zip - http://www.7-zip.org/
Filezilla - http://filezilla-project.org/
Putty- http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

Putty Commands:
dir -show directory contents
cd public_html -change directory to public_html
unzip xcn-1.1.0-beta.zip -extract compressed archive
cd .. -go up one directory
cp * -r ../ -copy all files and folders up one directory
mv xcart xcartnext -move and rename xcart directory to xcartnext
rm xcartnext -delete xcartnext directory

2. Creating a module for X-cart 5 Duration 8:13. http://youtu.be/jGmeHJKP_c8
This simple and easy to follow tutorial from http://babymonkeystudios.com will show you how to form the basic building blocks of an X-cart 5 module using the next-SDK.

Tools Used:
X-cart 5.1.3 get the latest version here: http://x-cart.com
7zip download from here: http://www.7-zip.org/
next-sdk get it here: https://github.com/xcart/next-sdk

Commands Used:
..\..\php\php.exe ../next-sdk/devkit/macros/create-module.php --module=Baby\RFQ --version=5.1

Example Paths:
Path to PHP is C:\\xampp\php\php.exe
Path to next-sdk is C:\\xampp\htdocs\next-sdk\
Path to XC5 C:\\xampp\htdocs\xcart513\

3. Removing/Editing the Primary Menu. Duration 17:27. http://youtu.be/byLG9q13pxk
In this X-cart 5 tutorial by http://babymonkeystudios.com we remove the main menu in X-cart 5. Template and classes lists are discussed.

4. Adding Market Price to Products List. Duration 12:53. http://youtu.be/LxpUCoYU_nU
In this tutorial from http://babymonkeystudios.com we will investigate editing the products list that displays in feature products and category pages. This should show you how to both make such a change, and how to divine where the change is needed. You can apply the lessons learned to most any type of change you want to make in the templates.

Tools Used:
Xampp http://apachefriends.org
Sublime Text 2: http://www.sublimetext.com/2
Webmaster kit module: http://www.x-cart.com/extensions/addons/webmaster-kit.html
Custom skin module: http://www.x-cart.com/extensions/addons/custom-skin.html

Xcart 5 Quick Tips

1. Tweaking CSS Styles. Duration 3:34. http://youtu.be/3FwWfadCvuw
In this X-cart 5 tip from http://babymonkeystudios.com we look at tweaking CSS styles in your X-cart 5 store. Response to a question in the X-cart forum: http://forum.x-cart.com/showthread.php?p=372570#post372570

2. Import and Export of Categories. Duration 3:23. http://youtu.be/QdW5mCELn4A
Just a simple run through of the ease of importing and exporting categories in X-cart 5. Kudos to the devs!
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Hi totaltec,
we have x-cart 4.4.2 on www.cartucce.com and it seems to us quite fast, we want to upgrade to x-cart 5 and we mounted negoziohifi.it, the server is the same but the speed of version 4 is double, any suggestions?
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Hi totaltec,
we have x-cart 4.4.2 on www.cartucce.com and it seems to us quite fast, we want to upgrade to x-cart 5 and we mounted negoziohifi.it, the server is the same but the speed of version 4 is double, any suggestions?
Can you elaborate on this question? Are you saying that X-cart 5 is performing slower than your X-cart 4 installation?
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The install video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53c_yg6XPAY&t=0m45s ) in the OP looks like it is for X-cart 4x. This thread was created in 2012. Is this relevent for X-cart 5?
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The install video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53c_yg6XPAY&t=0m45s ) in the OP looks like it is for X-cart 4x. This thread was created in 2012. Is this relevent for X-cart 5?
This video is old but still pretty relevant. It is for X-cart 5 not X-cart 4. X-cart 5's first name was X-cart Next.
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The install video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53c_yg6XPAY&t=0m45s ) in the OP looks like it is for X-cart 4x. This thread was created in 2012. Is this relevent for X-cart 5?

Hi Andrew,

Mike's video tutorials are excellent. Very informative and clear. So most probably you won't need any additional video about X-Cart 5 installation.

But in case you do, please check the video Alex Mulin created recently:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR5ex8ngJXU
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New tutorial is up. Creating a module for X-cart 5: http://youtu.be/jGmeHJKP_c8

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New tutorial is up. Adding Market Price to Products List: http://youtu.be/LxpUCoYU_nU

Created in response to this thread: http://forum.x-cart.com/showthread.php?t=69864
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Thanks for the tutorial Mike, I've always managed using wiseftp up to now but because I've had problems with upgrading xc5 I went for new install of 5.1.5 but couldn't manage in wiseftp for some reason so used your tutorial. I'm going to remove it and try 5.0.14 again but using putty then see if I gan upgrade through the recommended way.

Btw the default installed home page is looking really good
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