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CS-Cart Installation Manual

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  • Cs-Cart ( already installed ). If you have not yet installed Cs-Cart on your server, it is available at
  • Apache or any interchangeable alternative server
  • PHP version 5.1 or greater
  • MySQL version 4.1 or greater
  • FTP access to your webserver
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Follow the instructions for this section of the installation documentation if you have not made any changes to your Cs-Cart store.

STEP #1 - Download the template file
You can download the product from your order confirmation email. Look for the download link in this email, click on the link and save the template archive file to your local computer.

If you purchased your template thru, you can also download the template thru your order information page. To get to the order information page, please login to and select your order from the 'previous orders' section . Click on the view button to view the order information page. In the bottom of the page, you will find the download link. Click on the download link and save the file to your local computer.

NOTE: please remember the location where you dowloaded the template file on your local PC.

STEP #2 - Extract the template files from the archive
The download file comes in a standard linux archive format - .tar.gz . To open this file in windows, you can use the winzip.exe or winrar.exe programs. Both applications are available on the web for free.

Please remember the name of the directory where you have extracted the template files. After extracting the template, please go to the directory where you extracted the template files.

STEP #3 - Back up your existing files Prior to installing the template, make a back up of your current Cs-Cart files and keep them somewhere safe.

STEP #4 - Install template files

Copy the files/directories in the template_source directory to the webserver directory where your Cs-Cart files are located. If your Cs-Cart store is hosted on a remote server, you need to use FTP software to upload ( copy ) files to that location.

Please do the following:

(1) Go to the template_source directory of the open archive ( see step 2 ).

(2) Select all files/directories in the template_source directory and upload ( copy ) them to the main directory where your Cs-Cart files are located in your remote server. Hint: If you see files/directories like index.php, core, var ...etc, you are located in the main directory of your store.

IMPORTANT: Verify that ALL files and directories from the template_source directory are copied to your server succesfully

STEP #5 - Enable the template in admin

1. Login to your Cs-Cart admin. Please find a menu item called Design on the top menu. Select the Design menu then, click on "Skin selector".

2. In the "Skin for the customer area:" dropdown menu select template.

3.  In order to see the same settings with the demo make sure that "Load template specific settings" is checked. Otherwise, you will keep the current settings not the same with demo. After that click "Save" button.

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

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