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Offline Tommy

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Extentions & Templates
« on: March 20, 2012, 02:52:05 PM »
Hello,
I have been using opencart for a while but found this shop which I like and am testing out.

What I would like to know is this cart is based on opencart I have heard and read, would the extentions and templates work with this cart from opencart or do they need a lot of modifications?

Thanks

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Re: Extentions & Templates
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 05:11:46 AM »
Hello,
I have been using opencart for a while but found this shop which I like and am testing out.

What I would like to know is this cart is based on opencart I have heard and read, would the extentions and templates work with this cart from opencart or do they need a lot of modifications?

Thanks

Hello, Tommy.
AbanteCart is NOT based on opencart (some AbanteCart controllers are similar to OpenCart)
Extensions and templates from opencart will not work with AbanteCart.
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Re: Extentions & Templates
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 08:52:11 AM »
We have designed AbanteCart to be  similar to Opencart only on MVC side, to help developer to migrate extensions relatively fast.

You can notice that MVC is structured pretty similar, but it does not function same way in the engine itself.
It easy to transfer actual controller code base, template and model. You will need to modify them to use AbanteCart framework, table names and functions, but that should not be difficult.

Important to put extensions into AbanteCart extensions framework that is totally different from OpenCart
See 2 documents.
http://www.abantecart.com/document_wiki/index.php/Developing_Extensions_and_Extension_API
http://www.abantecart.com/document_wiki/index.php/AbanteCart_Extension%E2%80%99s_Developer_Guide

As for template: In AbanteCart template needs to be an extension. You can try our free template in extension section to see how it is build and structured.

Manual is available:
http://www.abantecart.com/document_wiki/index.php/Developing_Templates_as_Extensions



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