1. Start
  2. Manual Installation
  3. Setup The Template
  4. Upgrade

The Kitchen – Incredibly Powerful Responsive OpenCart Theme


Manual Installation


Before installing the The Kitchen theme, it is assumed that you have a working OpenCart installation.

We recommend to use this theme on a clean installation or existing shops without custom modifications.

IMPORTANT! Although The Kitchen doesn't overwrite any core files is a good practice to backup your files and sql database before making any upgrades or changes.


1Install Vqmod

This template requires Vqmod.

If you already have Vqmod skip this step. Otherwise, get the latest release here http://code.google.com/p/vqmod/downloads/list. Download the lastest vqmod-x.x.x-opencart.zip file.

Follow the instructions to install on your server http://code.google.com/p/vqmod/wiki/Install_OpenCart.

2Upload theme files

Unzip the "themeglobal_thekitchen_x.x.x_version_x.x.zip " you have downloaded from ThemeGlobal.com to a local folder on your computer. Enter the themeglobal_thekitchen_x.x.x_version_x.x folder.

Select the folder that matches to your OpenCart version and upload all the files from "OpenCart x.x.x" to the directory you have installed OpenCart in.

Setup The Template


The instruction how to configures the template to look like the DEMO SITE

We recommend to use this theme on a clean installation or existing shops without custom modifications.

IMPORTANT! Although The Kitchen doesn't overwrite any core files is a good practice to backup your files and sql database before making any upgrades or changes.


1Enable ThemeGlobal The Kitchen Settings and install Sample Data

Go to Admin > Extensions > Modules

Find a module name ThemeGlobal The Kitchen Settings click on Install. After installing the module go to the editing of the module ThemeGlobal The Kitchen Settings. You should see the image presented below:

Image Setting

From the list choose the skin thekitchen_default and press the button Active skin.

After activating the skin you should see the image presented below:

Image Setting

Go to Install Data tab and Press all Install buttons. After that click Save Button.

This module allows you to set unlimited color combinations, full control over the colors of the site elements, custom background colors, textures and images, custom font options(200+ Google Font supported) and much much more.

 

Congratulations! Installation is complete. Go back to your main store front to view the template installed on your site.

Upgrade


IT IS RECOMMEND TO ALWAYS BACKUP YOUR SYSTEM BEFORE MAKING ANY UPGRADES OR CHANGES!

Upgrade OpenCart

Firstly, make sure The Kitchen supports the OpenCart version you want to upgrade to. If you want to upgrade to higher OpenCart version, you must download the new OpenCart update from the official OpenCart site and then apply it (don't forget to run /install/upgrade.php, after you put the new OpenCart files). It is recommended to disable the The Kitchen theme (select the default theme) while upgrating to newer OpenCart version.

Upgrade The Kitchen

Download the latest version of The Kitchen from your themeglobal.com or opencart.com account. Make sure it supports the OpenCart version you are currently using.

To upgrade The Kitchen simply delete the old catalog/view/theme/thekitchen and re-upload the files from OpenCart x.x.x directory from the latest The Kitchen package. Refer to section 1) to determine the appropriate folder contantaing OpenCart x.x.x.