osCommerce by default only has one theme available. Before you can Change the theme in osCommerce you will need the Theme Switcher module. To switch themes, there is quite a few steps. You will need the Theme Switcher module so the themes can be changed within the osCommerce Administrative Dashboard. First the Theme switcher module needs to be installed, then the jQuery needs to be fixed, and lastly a theme can be uploaded. This article will explain how to install the Theme Switcher module.

Before you can install the module, you will need to Download the plugin at the following link:

Theme Switcher

Once you have the theme switcher files, you can install the module. Follow the steps below to install the Theme Switcher module in osCommerce.

Steps to install the Theme Switcher module

  1. Login into your cPanel.
  2. Go to the File Manager Select the directory for your osCommerce installation and click Go.
  3. Extract the .zip file with the Theme Switcher files in it and upload the following files to each specified location.

    ht_theme_switcher.php

    Find the following file in the \catalog\includes\languages\english\modules folder of the .zip file:

    ht_theme_switcher.php

    Upload the ht_theme_switcher.php file to the following directory on your server:

    /includes/languages/english/modules

    template_top.php

    Find the following file in the \catalog\includes directory of the .zip file:

    /template_top.php

    Upload the file to the following directory on your server:

    /includes

    ht_theme_switcher.php

    Find the following file in the \catalog\includes\modules\header_tags directory of the .zip file:

    ht_theme_switcher.php

    Upload the file to the following directory on your server:

    /includes/modules/header_tags

  4. Select teh Header Tags osCommerce 2.3.3Log into your osCommerce administrative Dashboard.

    Navigate to Modules > Header Tags on the left navigation menu.

  5. Install teh theme switcher module osCommerce 2.3.3Click the Install Module button at the top right.
  6. Click the module osCommerce 2.3.3Click the Theme Switcher title in the Modules list.


    Click Install Module.

  7. Installed switcher osCommerce 2.3.3The Module will install with red errors like the snapshot to the right.

    Don't worry about this now. The next tutorial will explain how to update your jQuery files to the newest version.

    View of interface osCommerce 2.3.3Click the Edit button towards the top. You will see the theme switcher interface. Now we need to fix the version of jQuery and upload a new theme.


Continued Education in Course 201: Changing your osCommerce appearance
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Section 2: Fixing the jQuery version in osCommerce
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n/a Points
2014-04-26 8:52 am

Right - so I've done all of the above - fix the Jquery - how exactly?

Mike

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2014-04-28 8:46 am
Hello Mike,

Thank you for your comment. I have updated the article and fixed the missing link, here is a link to the guide on fixing the jquery version in osCommerce.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
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2014-12-11 8:01 am

Well, I've followed the instructions, but the header tag theme switcher won't show up?

Gentiana

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2014-12-11 11:01 am
Hello Gentiana,

Thank you for your question. We are happy to help, but will need some additional information.

Have you tried clearing your browser cache yet?

What version of OsCommerce are you running?

Can you provide a link to the website?

Thank you,
John-Paul

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