One of the most common complaints about osCommerce, is the appearance of the shop.
Anyone familiar with the package can quickly identify a site as being osCommerce.
There are a number of things that can be easily changed to improve the look of the
shop. But to truly make it one of your own, a template will need to be installed.
A template is a set of files and images that totally change the appearance of a
site. There are three ways to install a template into an osCommerce shop:
The first two options are contributions that can be installed into an osCommerce shop.
They each have their own advantages. However, they cause other problems in the shop
and should not be used, in our opinion. The best way to improve the look of your
shop is by making the changes to the actual files (known as hard coding). This is a
more difficult procedure but provides the best results.
- Simple Template System (STS)
- Basic Template System (BTS)
- Hard coded
Not all templates will easily work with osCommerce. They can all be adapted but
more work is required for some. We can install any of them, of course. Just provide
us with the template package and it will be installed in short order. An excellent source of
templates can be found
If you are unsure as to which approach is best for you, please